Soli Deo Gloria: a Memorial for Gloria Hope Bane

You can hear the full testimony on Sermon Audio here: (audio | transcript and a followup sermon, "God's Glory in Saint's Afflictions" here: (audio | transcript). Our gracious God and the glorious gospel of Christ turned the worst day into the most beautiful day. We cannot begin in this space to testify of all the grace the…

William Dyer on the goal and substance of Christ-centered preaching

As gospel ministers, may these words describe our life and labor… "Dear Christians, according to my talents received, I have endeavored to set forth the riches, the loveliness, the preciousness and excellencies that are in Christ—to draw your heart after him, and to make you desire and love him. Oh! Jesus Christ is a…

Richard Sibbes: “Nothing Will Melt the Hard Heart of Man but the Blood of Christ”

…tenderness of heart is wrought by an apprehension of tenderness and love in Christ. A soft heart is made soft by the blood of Christ. Many say that an adamant [stone] cannot be melted with fire, but by blood. I cannot tell whether this be true or no; but I am sure nothing will melt…

6 Vital Elements of the Gospel Message (Peter got it Right)

Peter’s gospel sermon on the day of Pentecost contained at least six vital elements that must mark our gospel preaching. When presenting the gospel, we do not consciously address each of these points, but rather our gospel message should be seasoned throughout with these truths. Otherwise our gospel message will be lacking, and will…

3 Elements of Early Church Evangelism

The early church did evangelism right, and God mightily blessed it. Here are three reasons why… Street preaching in a market in Manila. 1. The early church evangelized prayerfully The early church did not just rush headlong into the streets and begin preaching. They waited on God, agonizing in prayer (Acts 1:14) as Christ…