Category: Church History

The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones (A Long Line of Godly Men Profile)

Martyn Lloyd-Jones ministry has had a massive impact on the confessional evangelicalism of the 20th century and now the 21st century. His ministry was marked by a love for God’s Word, His people, and the Church. Starting out as a medical doctor, the man known as “The Doctor” had a prominent medical career and was on the rise in that field before the Lord called him to serve His people vocationally as a pastor. In his new book, The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones Dr. Steve Lawson writes to help people understand the life, ministry, and times of this...

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God’s Glory Alone: The Majestic Heart of Christian Faith And Life

To the Christian, seeking God’s glory is not optional but mandatory. Few groups of Christians articulated a vision of God’s glory alone better than the Reformers and following them the Puritans. Today we live in a world where people are seeking their own glory through a variety of mediums such as sports and entertainment to name just a few. Christians today need to have a biblical understanding of God’s glory so they will know and serve Him in all of life. This is why I’m thankful for the new book God’s Glory Alone: The Majestic Heart Of Christian Faith...

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Faith Alone The Doctrine of Justification: What the Reformers Taught… and Why It Still Matters

Few issues are as important to a right understanding of the gospel as justification. The recovery of this doctrine as we’ll learn in this review is critical to biblical ministry. This is why I’m thankful for Faith Alone The Doctrine of Justification: What the Reformers Taught… and Why It Still Matters by Dr. Thomas Schreiner. This book has three parts. In part one, the author gives a tour de force throughout church history on the doctrine of sola fide. Chapter one looks at sola fide in the earthly church. Chapters two and three look at Martin Luther and John...

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The Daring Mission of William Tyndale

William Tyndale is a figure many Christians likely have never heard of. His influence is felt the world over today through his translation work on the Bible. The sixteenth century English Reformer William Tyndale was an author, theologian, and linguistic genius who longed to give his English countrymen the Scriptures in their own language. Part of the excellent Long Line of Godly Men Profile series, Dr. Lawson has written another excellent biography called The Daring Mission of William Tyndale. England during the 16th century was in spiritual darkness. The Reformation caught fire on the European Continent, while the people...

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To The Ends Of The Earth: Calvin’s Missional Vision And Legacy

Throughout the years the idea has been advanced that Calvinism is against evangelism and missionary efforts. This statement is not only not true it has no bearing throughout the history of Reformed thought and practice. Calvinist missionaries and evangelists have gone all over the world to advance the cause of the gospel. Consider Charles Spurgeon who is one of the most well-known preachers in church history. He was a Reformed Baptist and proclaimed the gospel in season and out of season, including calling men and women to repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Or consider Jonathan Edwards...

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