Archive for October, 2010


Spot on…

October 29, 2010

Kevin DeYoung on what is indispensible to ministry:

“All this means I need to be with God more than I need to be with it. I need to be godly more than I need to be gifted. No matter how much I may stumble—and we all stumble—I, as the pastor (and anyone engaged in ministry really), must strive to “set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity” (1 Tim. 4:12). I must keep a close watch on myself on my teaching (1 Tim. 4:16). When it comes to ministry effectiveness, piety is praxis.”

Read the whole thing.


Piper and Mbewe Q & A

October 29, 2010

Have a listen.


Holy Relevant

October 26, 2010

I’m looking forward to hearing Bryan Chapell and Vaughan Roberts speaking at this pastor’s conference in a few weeks time.

Here are the audio sessions from NIMA (Northern Ireland Ministry Assembly) 2008, when Peter Adam, Mervyn Tinker and John Woodhouse were the speakers:

Session 1: Job (1), Melvin Tinker (Job 1-3) [00:50:46, 17.4 MB]

Session 2: The Big Idea: Finding the central ministry purpose of a book of the Bible (1), Peter Adam. This session dealt with Jude and 1 Peter as examples. [00:50:18, 17.3 MB] — notes

Session 3: The Big Idea: Finding the central ministry purpose of a book of the Bible (2), Peter Adam. This session dealt mainly with 2 Corinthians and Habakkuk. [00:47:12, 16.2 MB] — notes

Session 4: Job (2), Melvin Tinker (Job 25-26; 4-31) [00:37:52, 13.0 MB]

Session 5: Job (3), Melvin Tinker (Job 9, 41) [00:50:12, 17.2 MB]

Session 6: Job (4), Melvin Tinker (Job 39, 40, 42) [00:57:26, 19.7 MB]

Session 7: Satan’s Attack: Your enemy the devil, Peter Adam [00:48:11, 16.5 MB] — notes

Session 8: Moore Casement interviews John Woodside about his ministry [00:34:27, 11.8 MB]


Celtic Preaching

October 21, 2010

Liam Goligher on Celtic Preaching. Amazed by this line: “In general they possessed no other literature but the Bible and they delighted to read it, preach it, and even transcribe it for others.”

How would our preaching fare if we had no book but the Bible to study?


Sinclair Ferguson – Preaching Lectures

October 19, 2010

“Audio for the 2010 Preaching Lectures at Covenant Theological Seminary, given this past week by Sinclair Ferguson:

Thoughts for a Young Preacher: 2 Timothy 3:1-4:8
Lecture 1: Thoughts on the Preacher and Christ
Lecture 2: Thoughts on Preaching Christ
Lecture 3: Thoughts on Preaching Christ from the Old Testament

(HT: Dane Ortlund via Michael Luehrmann)


Bruce Ware

October 19, 2010


Third Mill Video Lectures

October 13, 2010

I’ve watched some of these lectures and they are of a high standard. Third Millennium Ministries’ mission is to equip church leaders in their own lands by creating a multimedia seminary curriculum in five major languages.

There are video lectures on the following subjects:

  • The Apostles Creed
  • Building Biblical Theology
  • Building Systematic Theology
  • Building Your Theology
  • Father Abraham
  • He Gave Us Prophets
  • The Book of Acts
  • Kingdom, Covenants, and Canon of the Old Testament
  • Making Biblical Decisions
  • Paul’s Prison Epistles
  • The Primeval History
  • The Heart of Paul’s Theology


Planning a Preaching Program

October 11, 2010

The video quality isn’t fantastic, but this is a session I did recently on planning a preaching programme. I discuss the importance of preaching the whole counsel of God and describe my own principles and practice when it comes to deciding on a sermon series.


Reformission Scotland

October 4, 2010

This looks like a good initiative for Scotland: Reformission Scotland.

Pray for Athole Rennie as he seeks to church plant in Leith.