Monthly Archives: April 2015


“The Lust of the Flesh, The Lust of the Eyes, and the Pride of Life” – 1 John 2:16

NOTE: This is a portion of my sermon on 1 John 2:15-17 entitled “Don’t Decorate Your Cell” in 1 – 3 John: Fellowship in the Family (Crossway, 2013), 95-108. Verse 16 defines what the world system consists in with three parallel phrases: our fleshly desires, our desire for things we see, and the boastful pride   …Continue Reading


“THE EXPOSITOR IN THE PULPIT” – Part 4

NOTE: This article is an excerpt from an excellent little book on preaching, The Expositor in the Pulpit, by the Greek scholar Marvin R. Vincent. The book is the content of his lectures given to students at Union Theological Seminary in 1884. The book is a must read for expository preachers and teachers. After you   …Continue Reading


“GAY MARRIAGE?”

In a recent article based on a phone survey of 2000 people about gay marriage, apparently fewer than half of Americans say homosexuality is sinful. Americans who say they have gay or lesbian friends are twice as likely to say gay marriage should be legal. http://www.lifewayresearch.com/2015/04/16/american-views-of-gay-marriage/ How should Christians respond? Many see a cultural inevitability when   …Continue Reading


LECTURE AT LIBERTY UNIVERSITY ON THE EXTENT OF THE ATONEMENT

In October of 2013 I delivered a lecture on the extent of the atonement at Liberty University. I addressed two key biblical passages: Isaiah 53 and 1 Corinthians 15:1-11. The lecture seeks to demonstrate that the Bible affirms Christ died for the sins of all people. I explain why these texts cannot be interpreted to   …Continue Reading


“THE EXPOSITOR IN THE PULPIT” – PART 3

NOTE: This article is an excerpt from an excellent little book on preaching, The Expositor in the Pulpit, by the Greek scholar Marvin R. Vincent. The book is the content of his lectures given to students at Union Theological Seminary in 1884. The book is a must read for expository preachers and teachers. Exposition is not   …Continue Reading


“THE EXPOSITOR IN THE PULPIT – PART 2”

NOTE: This article is an excerpt from an excellent little book on preaching, The Expositor in the Pulpit, by the Greek scholar Marvin R. Vincent. The book is the content of his lectures given to students at Union Theological Seminary in 1884. The book is a must read for expository preachers and teachers. There is, in   …Continue Reading


“DOES REGENERATION PRECEDE FAITH?”

My article, “Does Regeneration Precede Faith?” has just been released in New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry. The journal is online and the article can be accessed here: Does Regeneration Precede Faith? Here are a few excerpts: Why do most Calvinists believe regeneration precedes faith? There are two reasons. First,   …Continue Reading