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God’s Word versus the Kingdom (1 Kings 21)

This sermon is part 3 in a 3-part series on 1 Kings 17-22.

Outline: The manic street preacher Who rules Israel? (vv. 1-16) God’s word versus the king (vv. 17-29) God’s word, God’s kingdom and us

God’s Word versus the Prophet (1 Kings 19)

This sermon is part 2 in a 3-part series on 1 Kings 17-22.

Outline: Looking for a revelation? Things fall apart (vv. 1-3a) Elijah: back to the Fathers (vv. 3b-7) Elijah: back to Moses (vv. 8-14) Elijah: back to work! (vv. 15-18) Looking for a revelation?

God’s Word versus Religion (1 Kings 17-18)

This sermon is part 1 in a 3-part series on 1 Kings 17-22.

Outline: What do you need? Scene 1: God’s word alone meets Elijah’s needs (17:1-7) Scene 2: God’s word alone meets the needs of his enemies (17:8-16) Scene 3: The man of God’s word brings life (17:17-24) …

Brian Rosner on Paul and the Law

If you’re anywhere in or around Sydney in August, don’t miss Brian Rosner’s lecture series. This is a very important topic. I’m guessing the lecture series will touch on issues like: What does the Old Testament law have to do with Jesus? Will God judge me based on whether I …

Happy 400th Birthday, King James Bible

Last year I lamented the fact that some educated Brits have squandered their heritage and effectively transferred the emotional and spiritual ownership of the King James Bible to the Americans. Thus I’m very pleased to hear that BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting extensive readings from the King James Bible to …

Innasense

What’s the point of having your own blog if you can’t occasionally share a good old rant? I’ve noticed recently that educated people speaking extemporaneously in public often randomly pepper their discourse with the term, “innasense”. I have had two theories as to how this term came about. The first …

Word and Action

On the Sola Panel: How do you react when you notice that you or your church has a dull, dry, inactive faith, even though you are committed to God’s word? Elvis, in his song, A Little Less Conversation, gives us a model for one way that we could try to …

Talks on the Authority and Sufficiency of the Bible

Here are two talks I recently gave on the doctrines of the authority and sufficiency of Scripture. Unfortunately the more detailed application is missing from the first talk because the laptop that was recording the talks ran out of battery partway through my talk! However, there’s still about 50 minutes …

Silence about the Spirit

From the Sola Panel: I’ve been enjoying Paul’s series on lousy arguments. At the risk of stealing Paul’s thunder, I’ve got another argument to add to the mix: the Argument from Silence. The Argument from Silence is rather simple, often wrong, but sometimes spot-on. The Argument from Silence happens when …