Monthly Archives: September 2011

“Why Can’t I Own Canadians?” Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth – White Horse Inn Blog

“Why Can’t I Own Canadians?” Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth – White Horse Inn Blog.

The Gospel and the Rough Waters of Life

Join us every Sunday in October at Reformation Alive Baptist Church for our four-part series, “The Gospel and the Rough Waters of Life,” from Acts 27.  Hear what the Lord does to get his servants through the most difficult circumstances – no glib, oversimplified platitudes, but real, God-dependent, Spirit-wrought, Cross-power to get you through the unexpected, gut-wrenching, anger-filled, anxious, unjust, confusing, and/or broken times of life.  We can handle rough waters on our own, or we can handle rough waters through Christ.  I hope to see you there!

Announcing a New Missions Resource from John Piper

Announcing a New Missions Resource from John Piper:

We are excited to announce a new missions resource, A Holy Ambition: To Preach Where Christ Has Not Been Named.

This short paperback is a missions primer of collected sermons from John Piper to help you cultivate a holy ambition for the name of Christ to be proclaimed among the unreached and unengaged peoples of the world.

The book was inspired by Pastor John’s 2006sermon on Romans 15.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. A Holy Ambition: To Preach Where Christ Has Not Been Named
2. Missions: The Worship of Jesus and the Joy of All Peoples

Part One: A Biblical Theology of Gospel-Centered Mission
3. The Story of His Glory
4. Those Who Have Faith Are the Sons of Abraham
5. If You Are Christ’s, You Are Heirs of the Promise

Part Two: The Mandate of World Missions
6. Other Sheep That Are Not of This Fold
7. The Unfathomable Riches of Christ, for All Peoples, Above All Powers, Through the Church
8. The Aroma of Christ Among the Nations
9. Gospel to the Nations, Generosity to the Poor

Part Three: The Costs and Blessings of Mission
10. Doing Missions When Dying Is Gain
11. “I Am Sending You as Sheep in the Midst of Wolves”

Conclusion
12. Declaring His Glory Among the Nations

Appendices
1. Prosperity Preaching: Deceitful and Deadly
2. Driving Conviction Behind Cross-Cultural Missions: Fourteen Foundational Tenets for Fostering a Missions Movement

Next Sunday: The Fall of the Towers and the Freedom of God

Join us next Sunday, 9/11, at Reformation Alive Baptist Church for, “The Fall of the Towers and the Freedom of God.” We are going to address the question, “Where was God in the events of 9/11?” Reformation Alive Baptist Church, meeting @ 4915 St. Barnabas Rd., Temple Hills, MD, 20748, 11:30 AM. See you there!

(Image taken from Tabletalk: The Devotional Magazine, (c) Ligonier Ministries, 2011.)

Noll on the Christ for the Intellect

“[I]f redemption of humans for the glory of God is the great purpose of the Christian story, that overriding telos encompasses many other purposes. Because of a series of contingent events over the last two centuries, it has become conventional to think that belief in the Christian story opposes serious commitment to intellectual explorations of the world. There are no good reasons for this position. It rests on misreadings of the Christian story and misapprehensions of the intellectual life. The Jesus Christ who saves sinners is the same Christ who beckons his followers to serious use of their minds for serious explorations of the world. It is part of the deepest foundation of Christian reality – it is an important part of understanding who Jesus is and what he accomplishes – to study the world, the human structures found in the world, the human experiences of the world, and the humans who experience the world. Nothing intrinsic in that study should drive a person away from Jesus Christ. Much that is intrinsic in Jesus Christ should drive a person to that study.”

Mark A. Noll, Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind (2011), 41.