With this article, we are continuing our recurring series of reviews looking at notable commentaries on Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. Here we are looking at Magee and Arthurs contribution to Kregel’s Kerux Commentaries series and Richard D. Phillips’s entry in the Mentor Expository Commentary series.
On Sunday, August 9, 2020, we concluded our Genesis 1-11 sermon series at Perryville Second Baptist Church. This was a 57 sermon series that began May 19, 2019. For what I hope is both fun and helpful I thought I’d share a few stats as well as what I found to be the most useful […]
Click the link and use code straighttruth to save 40% off this book. A great gift for the preacher in your life or just for exploring the mind & heart of the Prince of Preachers! This 624 page beast of a reference book is a must for the desk of every man who prepares to […]
Anyone who faithfully preaches God’s Word always desires to grow in his ability to communicate Scripture’s timeless truths. Preaching the Bible is a high calling and tremendous privilege. It is a task reserved for qualified men, and it is means of grace for Christ’s church that must never be treated flippantly. I’ve only been preaching […]
George Alvarado is joined by guest, Peter Orr, author of Exalted Above The Heavens, to discuss his book. Why Christ’s bodily presence in heaven important? What does Scripture teach about his absence and his presence? How does the Holy Spirit, the Church, gospel preaching, and Christian suffering manifest the presence of Christ on earth? What […]
George Alvarado, Michael Coughlin, and Chuck Ivey discuss what it means to submit to the government or practice civil disobedience. Is there a balance? Does submission to the government mean you’re a statist? If you call out the injustices and practice civil disobedience, does that mean you are not practicing Romans 13? How do we […]
Holiness of life and true revival can not be separated. A so-called “revival” that does not produce holiness is not a work of the Holy Spirit. Here we may offer an important reminder that true revival cannot be manufactured by men. The sign that says “revival next week” doesn’t really communicate what true revival is for true revival is God-sent and according to His plans and purposes, not ours.
I am wholeheartedly committed to the priority of the preaching of God’s Word in our regular church gatherings. True, I am a pastor, so I guess by default I “have” to say that, but even apart from that role, there is a deep conviction running through me that the Word of God itself bears testimony […]
Last weekend, we had 6 men preaching God’s Word in our group. We split into two groups of 3 and separated physically. This allows us to always have 2 men preaching the mystery of the gospel. So we were able to achieve nearly 5 hours of street preaching in 2.5 hours, with each man carrying no more than about an hour of the load. But this week, I was the only preacher, and I was committed to filling the time. How God enabled that to happen is truly remarkable!
What would you do if you were asked to give the “message” at halftime of an Upward Sports match? This situation really comes up, and Christians with sound theology need to be ready at all times to present God’s Word to the world. A Twitter friend asked this question and I was disappointed to see […]
I’m sort of snickering as I write this because I know you probably clicked this link thinking I was going to write a post about why you should wear a suit and tie to preach in. As an aside, I don’t think you should look like you just rolled out of bed when you preach. […]
I made a new friend recently as the result of reading about his faithfulness through a trial. I found myself praising the Lord so much while reading his letter that I wanted to share it with you. My wife and I signed up to begin supporting this mission monthly, and I want to invite you […]
Thanks to Wretched Radio and a whole host of financial sponsors, I received 1000 copies of Tom Hammond’s book “What Time Is Purple?” for distribution on the campus of The Ohio State University. You can participate by being a distributor or by donating money so that others will distribute this wonderful gospel booklet. Click here […]
The following is an excerpt from Before the Throne: Reflections on God’s Holiness. You can go here for ordering information. Lewis Allen both encourages and challenges pastors when he writes, Preachers have a single calling, to express who and what God is. This is our mandate, to declare what God has revealed about himself. What […]
Hi Michael, I was just thinking about you, our conversation almost two years ago now. I wanted you to know that I’m saved, Michael! It feels so amazing, and I still struggle to make sense of the burden that has been lifted in my life. I have been personally thanking each person who has played […]
I’ve been regularly preaching now for about 12.5 years. Lord willing, I will continue to grow in both my preparation and delivery of sermons. One of the things I get asked about from time to time is on commentaries. While I hope to always be growing in this area, here are a few convictions I’ve […]
Yeah I know, I made up the word “preachertainment.” Currently, I am the only Southerner on the ThingsAbove.Us writing team. So, sometimes I offer things from my experience that might not be the shared experience of everyone else, or even from our readership. I share my geography so that you have a little context in […]
In Episode 11, the guys discuss the primacy of preaching and welcome special guest and preacher, Mike Stockwell, from CrossCountryEvangelism.com. Then we plug a few books we like.
If you haven’t read part 1 and part 2, read those first. God Comforts Those in Mourning 1 Thessalonians 4, verses 13 to 18, and here’s what we learn: God comforts those in mourning. Now we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who are asleep, so that you will […]