From the Rev. Marc Wilson of St. Patrick’s Church in Las Cruces, New Mexico, here is an audio message titled The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath. It is based on Revelation 15-16 and Rev. Wilson, among other things, deals with the question of just what kind of person goes to hell. The message can either be heard at the link or you can use the player below.
If you have wondered how America can find a moral solution to the constitutional and cultural crisis we find ourselves in, you may find this interview by Eric Metaxas with attorney and professor Jenna Ellis to be helpful. She is the author of “The Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution.”
Here is a video from the Anglican Mission in England, a mission society that was established by GAFCON, that talks about their plan to re-evangelize England. They seek to have 25 gospel-focused churches established by 2025 and then 250 by 2050; this seems to be a very well thought-out plan. If you want to know more, the link to the announcement of the plan is here. (Hat tip: Anglican Church League)
Writing on the Church Society blog, Liam Beadle has posted a thoughtful essay titled A Plea for Hymn Books. He notes that “Screens have replaced hymn books in very many of our churches. But in gaining flexibility and storage space, what have we lost?” and I have to agree with this. He lists three advantages hymn books have over screens:
It has become fashionable to dispense with hymn books, but they have a number of advantages over screens. Here are three:
1. Words which appear on screens appear ephemeral. They literally appear and then disappear! Words in hymn books have an obvious longevity about them: they are words for the Christian life.
2. Good hymns take the singer on a journey, and so properly to understand verse five, sometimes you need to be able to see verse two. It helps if it hasn’t disappeared!
3. Many Christians like to read (or even sing!) hymns in their quiet time, and they will find a well chosen hymn book, used in church and at home, a great help.
Quite a thoughtful essay – please read the whole piece!
Here is the tenth in a series of audio sermons on the First Epistle of John by Phillip Jensen; the name of the series is “1 John: Living Confidently in a Dangerous World”. This message is titled The Perfection of God’s Love and is based on 1 John 4:12-21. It can be heard at this link, or you can use the player below.
Previously I mentioned a sermon series on the Thirty-Nine Articles, done by St. Andrew’s Church of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, in 2012. They set out to preach an entire series covering the Articles, and here is another one in the series, titled “The Incarnation: God Manifests His Love.” This one is by the Rev. Rob Sturdy.
This particular video cannot be embedded, but you can find it here.
Here is the next in a good series of audio sermons on the Book of Genesis from the Rev. Coty Pinckney of Desiring God Community Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Its title is Judgment and Mercy and it is based on Genesis 18:16-19:38.