Luther’s Eight Sermons at Wittenberg, March 1522 (Part 7)

We return to Luther’s sixth sermon following his sojourn in the Wartburg Castle. In this sermon he addresses the reception of the sacrament. How should we receive the sacrament (Lord’s Supper)? ‘It is very necessary here that your hearts and consciences be well instructed and that you make a big distinction between outward reception and … Continue reading Luther’s Eight Sermons at Wittenberg, March 1522 (Part 7)

Luther’s Eight Sermons at Wittenberg, March 1522 (Part 6)

In Luther's 5th sermon he begins to pick apart the incredible hypocrisy and contradictions of the papal man-made laws. For instance, he writes, 'You have heard how I preached against the foolish law of the pope and opposed his precept, that no woman shall wash the altar linen on which the body of Christ has … Continue reading Luther’s Eight Sermons at Wittenberg, March 1522 (Part 6)

David F. Wells on Preaching…

'Preaching is not a conversation, a chat about some interesting ideas. It is not the moment in which postmoderns hear their own private message in the biblical words, one unique to each one who hears, and then go their own way. No! This is God speaking! He speaks through the stammering lips of the preacher where that person’s mind is on the text of Scripture and the heart is in the presence of God. God, as Luther put it, lives in the preacher's mouth. This is the kind of preaching that issues a summons, that nourishes the soul, that draws the congregation into the very presence of God so that no matter what aspect of his character, his truth, or his working in this world is in focus, we leave with awe, gratitude, encouragement, and sometimes a rebuke. We have been in the very presence of God! That is what great preaching always accomplishes.' From The Courage to be … Continue reading David F. Wells on Preaching…

On Christian Unity

The foundation and structure of unity. What is the basis of Christian unity? There are multiple protestant denominations that exist - even multiple types of the same denominations. There are a plethora of Christian cults constantly seeking our affirmation and their legitimacy. The Roman Catholic Church has become just another denomination rather than what the … Continue reading On Christian Unity

What’s Wrong with Our Church Praise Music? | Abounding Grace Radio

What’s Wrong with Our Church Praise Music? | Abounding Grace Radio — Read on agradio.org/whats-wrong-with-our-church-praise-music 'It might be shocking to the reader to hear that much of what is so called praise today in worship is not received by the Lord. God certainly turns his ear away from not just vain repetitions, but also empty … Continue reading What’s Wrong with Our Church Praise Music? | Abounding Grace Radio

Why antiracism zealots are trying to silence black voices like mine – Dr Voddie Baucham (New York Post)

'As a Christian minister, I’m used to being stifled when I talk about my religion outside of church. If I bring up faith in Jesus Christ, the guardians of the secular public square are quick to inform me that my religion is strictly a private matter. But these days I’m stifled not because of the … Continue reading Why antiracism zealots are trying to silence black voices like mine – Dr Voddie Baucham (New York Post)