Archive for February, 2011


9 Sermons From Lloyd Jones For Your I-Pod

February 15, 2011

These were preached in 1969, when the Dr visited Pensacola Theological Institute in the USA:

1. Prayer (Hebrews 10:10-25)

2. The Acid Test of Christian Profession (2 Corinthians 4:17)

3. The Deep Things of God (1 Corinthians 2)

4. The Doctrine of the Church (Acts 2:42)

5. A Picture of the Church (Luke 24:25-27)

6. How Shall We Escape? (Hebrews 2:1-4)

7. The Problem of Evangelism (1 Thessalonians 1:5a)

8. Revival of a Backslidden Church (Exodus 33)

9. The Narrow Way (Matthew 7:13-14)


Sinclair Ferguson’s Free Booklet On Preaching The OT

February 15, 2011

“Preaching Christ is the great purpose of the Christian expositor. But how do we preach Christ from the Old Testament without falsely allegorizing or spiritualising? Sinclair Ferguson shares some principles that will help us to stay true to the original purposes and historical reality of the text, while drawing out the riches of grace which are proclaimed in Jesus Christ

While the temptation is to look for a simple formula, a quick fix, which will allow us to do this without effort, Sinclair Ferguson wants to help us become preachers with an instinct for preaching Christ from the whole of scripture.” (HT: Proc Trust)


Preaching Christ From the Prophets

February 15, 2011

David Murray, professor of Old Testament at Puritan Theological Seminary, has some excellent guidance about preaching Christ from the prophets.

Audio and pdf here.


What Makes Good Preaching.

February 9, 2011

Veracity.Clarity. Authority. Authenticity.

Kevin De Young:  4 Indispensible Qualities of Good Preaching.



The Greatest Challenge…

February 9, 2011

Tim Challies is asking John MacArthur some good questions over at his blog. I was struck by this comment:

I think the greatest challenge any minister can face in ministry, especially in today’s world, is to maintain faithfulness to the Word of God over the long haul. There is always a temptation to tickle ears, follow trends, or grow lazy in weekly study. But since pastors are called to faithfully preach the Word, they must resist those temptations; and they must do so each and every week.


Forget Powerpoint?

February 8, 2011

Alan Kurschner tells us why Powerpoint is not prophetic:

In summary, I simply do not find sermons supplemented with Powerpoint conducive to the qualities of soul-grabbing, prophetic, anguishing preaching. So pastors, just focus on edifying the flock’s souls at that moment and allow your well-prepared sermons to speak for themselves.



Carson – New Sermons on the Church

February 8, 2011

Don Carson spoke in England last week at the Yorkshire Gospel Partnership. His theme was the church. Downloads are free.

Building the Church (YEMA 2011)
Feb 1 Leaders and Pastors which build a Church 1 Timothy 3:1-7 Don Carson Listen
Feb 1 What is the Church? Ephesians 5:21-31 Don Carson Listen
Feb 1 Q & A – News from the YGP Don Carson Listen
Feb 1 Building the Church 2 Timothy 3:1 – 4:8 Don Carson Listen
Feb 1 Believing and belonging – avoiding church dating – the glorious priviledge Don Carson Listen