Month: September 2010

What is the Gospel?

http://media.blubrry.com/servantsofgracemedia/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/servantsofgrace.org/mediafolder/WhatistheGospel.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSOn today’s radio show, Dave discusses What is the Gospel? We look at the character, and nature of God, the incarnation, the death, burial and...

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The Incarnation

The Incarnation This is the second chapter of my book that answers two very important questions facing Christianity. The first question is, “What is the Gospel?” and the second is “What is the effect of the Gospel on the Christian and his experience with Christ?” Under the heading of Incarnation, we will explore the doctrine of the incarnation historically, the reason for the incarnation, salvation through the God-Man, the Centrality of the Cross, Look at what the Bible says about the Incarnation and then conclude this chapter. The Incarnation The doctrine of the Incarnation is important to Christianity. The incarnation explains how Jesus is both God and man. It’s impossible to talk meaningfully about who Jesus is without talking about what He did and about the importance of that for us. James Denney, a professor at the United Free Church College in ….Glasgow.., ..Scotland…., around the turn of the centu1ry discussed this matter. He says: Christ is the only person who can do this work for us. This is the deepest and most decisive thing we can know about him, and in answering the questions which it prompts we are starting from a basis in experience. There is a sense in which Christ confronts us as the reconciler. He is doing the will of God on our behalf, and we can only look on. We see him in judgment...

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Review of The masculine mandate

The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men is written by Pastor Richard Phillips. His work is broken into two parts: Part one is about understand our mandate as men. In this section he discusses man in the Garden, man’s calling to work, man in the image of God and man as Shepherd-Lord. In part two, Pastor Phillips discusses living our mandate as men. In this section he teaches the about the role men have in marriage, raising and discipline children, having friendships with other men, the masculine mandate in the Church and being servants of the Lord. It has been some time since I’ve read a book specifically designed for men. This book is a first rate work and one I will recommend for men to read. As with his other books, Pastor Phillips grounds his argument in the Word of God and then seeks to explain the practical outworking of the teaching of Scripture. I recommend that every man read this book to learn more about what it means to be a man of God.   Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Reformation Trust book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255...

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Review What’s So Great about the Doctrines of Grace

What’s So Great about the Doctrines of Grace is written by Richard D. Phillips. In this work Pastor Phillips discusses the sovereignty of God in salvation, and Tulip. His approach to the doctrines of grace is thoroughly biblical as he sets those doctrines upon the foundation of the Word of God. Unlike many books on the doctrines of grace, Pastor Phillips work is not only biblical, and theological but also practical. Pastor Phillips seeks to explain the practicality of the doctrines of grace for all of life, and in so doing stands in the tradition of the Puritans who sought to live out the doctrines of grace. This book is extremely helpful. I recommend this book for the Young, Restless and Reformed Movement as it will help them learn not only the biblical moorings of the doctrines of grace but also the practicality of the doctrines of grace. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Reformation Trust book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in...

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Review of a A Praying Life

A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World is written by Paul E. Miller. Mr. Miller is the director of seeJesus.net an organization that develops interactive Bible studies for small groups. He travels widely teaching on the person and work of Jesus, and prayer.  It is not often that I read a book on prayer but this is one I’ve kept my eye on for some time, and even read several reviews on it. Multiple times I’ve nearly bought this book at the bookstore but I already had so many books to read. This book is highly recommended by several authors that I have read before. One of the most surprising parts of this book was his teaching on becoming like a child when we pray. Mr. Miller blows the dust off our prayers lives and guides us biblically, theologically and practically through the discipline of prayer. As one who is engaged in prayer and intercession on a daily basis even I found this book to be refreshing. Often times our prayer lives can become routine, complicated and cluttered. Mr. Miller helps us get to the heart of what prayer is. If you haven’t picked up a book on prayer in awhile or even if you have, I recommend you get this book. It is biblical, and it is practical. This book is broken into five parts....

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