Author: David Steele

The Future is Now

It was not the most promising day. Fifty-nine degrees, light rain, and gusty winds were not exactly ideal for my daily bike ride. Yet, I dutifully hopped on my road bike and made my way through the scenic roads of Whatcom County. I found myself praying that day for a trusted mentor who had faithfully served in ministry for nearly forty years, eleven of which we served together in the same foxhole. He recently planted the church of his dreams and was shepherding people, proclaiming the truth of God’s Word, and enjoying a harvest, all prompted and produced by...

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What Christians Ought to Believe: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine Creed Through the Apostles’ Creed by Michael Bird

What Christians Ought to Believe by Michael F. Bird examines the Apostles’ Creed and guides readers step-by-step through this important document. In chapters 1 and 2, the author highlights the importance of creeds. He notes: “The creeds constitute an attempt to guide our reading of Scripture by setting out in advance the contents and concerns of Scripture itself. The creeds provide a kind of ‘Idiot’s Guide to Christianity’ by briefly laying out the story, unity, coherence, and major themes of the Christian faith. In that sense, a creedal faith is crucial for a biblical faith and vice versa!” The...

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The Passionate Preaching of Martyn-Lloyd Jones by Steven J. Lawson

I will never forget reading the first installment of Steven Lawson’s series in the Long Line of Godly Men Profiles. The Expository Genius of John Calvin riveted my attention and engaged my mind. This book captivated my imagination and challenged my studying habits. The first volume reminded me of the importance and preciousness of our Christian heritage and the great men of God who lined the halls of church history. Since that first book, nine additional books have been added to the series, including the latest, The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Dr. Lawson includes an illuminating biographical summary...

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Gospel Eldership by Bob Thune

Everything rises or falls on good leadership. The fruitfulness and effectiveness of the local church are dependent upon men who exert strong, humble, and God-centered leadership. Weak men spawn weak churches. But men who live according to God’s mandate are a part of churches that thrive and produce spiritual fruit to the glory of God. 1 Timothy 3:1, “The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer; he desires a noble task.” So says the apostle Paul in his letter to Timothy. Raising up biblical elders was a challenge in the first-century church. It continues to...

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Rescuing the Gospel: The Story and Significance of the Reformation by Erwin Luther

The 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation will soon arrive. A handful of evangelicals awaits this special day of celebration, when on October 31, 2017, they will remember Luther’s courageous act as he nailed the Ninety-Five Theses to the Castle Church in Wittenberg. Tragically, most will allow the day to pass by – completely unaware of the significance of the day. Dr. Erwin Lutzer’s new book, Rescuing the Gospel: The Story and Significance of the Reformation tell the fascinating tale of the Protestant Reformation and walks readers along a God-glorifying path that shine the spotlight on the central figures...

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