Excellent piece today from Jared Moore. Take some time to read it.
We, being those of the SBC, are doing nothing about it. Replacing the proclamation of the word of God with dramatic thematic shows. But those who hold a dear view of expository preaching, and yes, I do mean preaching Christ crucified, and making the point the main point (thank you John Piper), would rather not ruffle the feathers of the those who clamor for more entertainment. Sunday morning worship begins and ends with our musical (um, choir) presentations.
I’m not at all advocating Sunday morning worship without music, or singing lustily (thank you Charles Wesley) unto the Lord. But I would much rather sing to the Lord than to be sung to.
So every time the Bible demands you to do something do not think, “I must do this to take away my guilt or to get forgiveness or to get a right standing with God.” (legalism) Rather think, “I will do this because my guilt is already removed, I am already forgiven, I already have the gift of God’s righteousness, and so I know that God is for me and will help me. So I will trust him and obey him and display by my radical, risk-taking obedience the glory of God’s grace. And I will draw nearer and nearer to him in the fellowship of his sufferings and the joy of his companionship. (Christian life) – John Piper from “How does the Gospel save sinners? – part 3” sermon given on Aug 23, 1998.
You need to be reminded of this every day. I need to be reminded every day. Not just when you are saved and are beginning your Christian life.
Sermon: How does the Gospel Save Sinners? – part 3
Sermon Text: Romans 1:16-17, Habakkuk 2:4
Pastor Andrew Shanks sermon from December 18th, 2011 at Fontaine Baptist Church in Martinsville, VA
Sermon Text: Luke 1:67-79
Updated 12/28/2011 This has to easily be one of the best sermons I have heard in some time. I am going to listen to it again for further edification.
I listened to The Treasure of Faith in the Life of the Church.
Romans 1:8-15, Sermon text