A little of this and a little of that

 The 2012 Super Bowl, by the Numbers… Put aside points scored and yards run — when it comes to the Super Bowl numbers, it’s all about the money. From Time Read Here

Silencing the Devil A Teaching Series by Various Teachers… In Silencing the Devil, Dr. Sproul delivers the most common and forceful arguments against truth, God, and the Bible. But even Dr. Sproul as the Devil’s advocate is no match for Dr. Gerstner’s ability to turn false reasoning to dust.Silencing the Devil, while entertaining, is an effective and practical tool for defending the faith in this faithless world. Watch the teaching series Here

Leadership involves taking bold steps forward, not simply reacting. It involves courage and the ability to take occasional spiritual lumps. It involves faith in a sovereign God and a trust that His Word works. It involves a sacrificial love for the flock, a love that will move us to lay down our lives for God’s people. (Curtis C. Thomas Practical Wisdom for Pastors, p. 960

Suing the Spirit? by Nathan Busenitz… The Holy Spirit gets blamed for a lot of bizarre human behavior within the broader Pentecostal and Charismatic movements — barking, jumping, dipping, rolling, laughing, and of course, falling over during church services. Read the rest Here

The Gospel as Performance Art by Phil Johnson…That reflects precisely how multitudes of American evangelicals still think. They are more enthralled with their clever methodologies and ingenious “contextualizations” than they are with the gospel itself. Honestly, they seem at times to love their own flamboyance far more than they care about lost souls. Read the rest Here

Fruit-bearing is not a matter of being strong or weak, good or bad, brave or cowardly, clever or foolish, experienced or inexperienced. Whatever your gifts, accomplishments, or virtues, they cannot produce fruit if you are detached from Jesus Christ. Christians who think they are bearing fruit apart from the Vine are only tying on artificial fruit. They run around grunting and groaning to produce fruit but accomplish nothing. Fruit is borne not by trying, but by abiding`(John MacArthur Abiding in Christ)

The Word of God calls it “Repentance” We talked about bearing fruit of repentance in a previous post… I posted again on fruit of repentance this past Thursday… John the Baptist says “Therefore bear fruits in keeping with repentance” Luke 3:8. John the Baptist message was one of repentance, as was Peter’s, Paul’s and our Lord Jesus Christ message. I found this sermon from J. C. Ryle called “Repentance” Here’s an excerpt of it…. “I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” Luke 13:3 Read the rest Here

Herding the Elephants by Mike Riccardi… With all the digital ink that’s been spilled surrounding The Elephant Room 2, it’s been difficult (and a bit wearisome!) trying to keep up with everything. I thought that I would give it my best shot to corral some of the most helpful, and some of the most telling, commentary on the whole situation into a single spot. Because of the scope of the event, this post will be quite lengthy. Nevertheless, I hope it will be a benefit to those interested in the issues. read the rest Here

Corky from Calvinistic Cartoons visited me last week at our offices, was a great visit:

Soli Deo Gloria



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