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…

Spurgeon: "Why Christ Offends People"

...Christ lays the axe at the root of the tree; he tells them that these things must be given up... “As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.” (Romans 9:33) …Among the present assembly there are some who…

Announcing: Ultimate Questions - Now Available to Read Online

This booklet helped me as a young Christian, and I've used it as an evangelistic tool through the years. I highly recommend Ultimate Questions to anyone. We are thankful to the author, John Blanchard, for granting us permission to publish Ultimate Questions online. “While it is impossible to ‘prove’ God in a mathematical sense, the…

10 Attributes of God that can be Understood by Fallen Man in the Light of Nature - Charnock

Stephen Charnock describes ten specific attributes of God that can be understood by the light of nature: The power of God in creating a world out of nothing (ex nihilo).The wisdom of God, in the order, variety and beauty of creation.The goodness of God, in the provision God makes for His creatures.The…

351 Prophecies Fulfilled in Jesus Christ (Searchable Chart With Scripture References)

Special thanks to Noel Chartier for this chart containing 351 Old Testament prophecies that are fulfilled in Jesus Christ in the New Testament. I encourage you, believer, to use it as an evangelistic tool and conversation starter. You can also download the PDF. Prophecy Fulfillment 1. Gen. 3:15 Seed of a woman (virgin birth)…

False Teachers Are Men-Pleasers

False teachers handle the holy things rather with wit and entertainment than with godly fear and reverence. Satan labors with all his strength by false teachers, which are his messengers and ambassadors, to deceive, delude and forever destroy the precious souls of men. “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as…

A List of New Testament Martyrs

The following is a list of New Testament martyrs outlined in the book, Martyrs Mirror. The more they were persecuted, the more their numbers grew. Imagine seeing these as newspaper headlines… John the Baptist Beheaded John the Baptist, Son of Zacharias and Elizabeth, beheaded in the castle of Machaerus, at the command of Herod Antipas,…

Christ Crucified Quenched God's Wrath That Burned Against Us

The following is from A Discourse of the Knowledge of Christ Crucified, a sermon from Stephen Charnock. As a merciful God, he pitied us. But as a holy God, he could not but hate our transgression. As a God of truth, he could not but fulfill his own threatening. As a God of justice, he…

The White-Haired Man On George Street - A Story of True Faithfulness

In a Baptist church in Crystal Palace, London, a stranger stood up in the back, raised his hand, and said, “Excuse me pastor, can I share a little testimony?” The Pastor looked at his watch and said, “You’ve got three minutes.” And this man proceeded, “I came from Sydney, Australia. Just a few months…

"My Mother's Love" - A Choctaw Story

A story of a Christian mother's love for her lost son was recorded long ago. This story took place during the time when the chief of the Choctaw tribe served somewhat as the governor of a state or as a judge. In addition they had their own senates and lawyers who helped in legislation concerning…

Tsali - An Illustration of the Gospel

A historical marker on the court house lawn at Bryson City, NC reads: "Tsali, Cherokee brave, surrendered to General Scott to be shot near here, 1838, that remnant of tribe might remain in N.C." The thrilling story of Tsali highlights "Unto These Hills," America's most popular outdoor drama. In 1838, 17,000 Cherokee Indians…

Kin Cheoss - A Medicine Man Who Found True Peace

Kin Cheoss was a Waco Indian born in 1800. He grew up along the Brazos, where present day Waco, Texas now exists. Cheoss would grow to become a leading medicine man for his tribe. Since boyhood Kin Cheoss had been searching for a better way to know the Great Spirit. He remembered as a child…

Conversion of Geronimo

Geronimo was born in 1820 near Gila River, close to present-day Clifton, Arizona. His father was Taklishim and his mother was Juana. Geronimo would grow to become one of the most feared Chiricahua warriors and the last Apache Chief. He was a master warfare strategist and was held in awe by his own people for…

Jesus' Name, "I Am", Proves His Deity (Introduction)

What do men say about Jesus? Men have many different opinions about Jesus Christ. If you ask 1,000 men about Jesus, you may get 1,000 different opinions. Some say Jesus was a man, and nothing more. Some say Jesus was a god, but not God. Believers know that Jesus is God, and that…

Chief of Sinners Saved

"This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief." "This is a faithful saying…" "This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation…"1 One man said that this was such an amazing and such an unbelievable statement…

The Names of Jesus are the Names of God

In both [Old and New] Testaments, He is called Immanuel, which means God with us… One apostle says of Him, "This is the true God, and eternal life" (1 John 5:20). Speaking of the Israelites, another apostle says, "Of whom, as concerning the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever"…

The Divinity of Christ - Jesus is God

The design of this chapter is to state and prove the doctrine of the true, proper, and supreme divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ. His Godhead is true, not fictitious; it is proper, not figurative; it is supreme, not merely superangelic. None is divine in a higher sense than the Saviour of lost men is.…