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Phillip Jensen: “Love and the Family of God” (1 John 3:11-24)

August 17, 2016

Here is the seventh 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 Love and the Family of God and is based on 1 John 3:11-24.

The Rev. Simon Manchester: “Signs of Life” (Colossians 1:1-14)

August 16, 2016

I had mentioned the Rev. Simon Manchester of St. Thomas Church in North Sydney a few days ago, and today I came across this sermon, “Signs of Life”, by him.  It is based on Colossians 1:1-14 and is the first in a series on Paul’s Epistle to the Colossians being preached by St. Thomas’ clergy.

From The Eric Metaxas Show: an interview with the Rev. John Rankin

August 14, 2016

Here is an interesting interview by Eric Metaxas with John Rankin, whose expertise is in Christian apologetics.  He has a site, Theological Education Institute, that is worth checking out.

 

Dr. Richard Trucks: “Praying With Power” (James 5:13-18)

August 13, 2016

From Dr. Richard Trucks of Third Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, here is a message based on James 5:13-18, titled “Praying With Power”.  If you are seeking guidance on how to pray without simply presenting a shopping list to God, this is a good sermon to hear.

From Preaching Matters: Simon Manchester on “Preparing to Preach”

August 12, 2016

This month’s episode of Preaching Matters from St. Helen’s Bishopsgate in London features the Rev. Simon Manchester of St. Thomas Church in North Sydney, on “Preparing to Preach”.  Their notes say:

What are the priorities we need to have in good preaching? Preaching Matters welcomes Simon Manchester this month, asks him what his sermon preparation looks like, and he gives us some examples of why handling the text rightly is so crucial for good preaching. Simon talks to us about being sailors and divers, and preaching Jesus not just the Bible. Click to hear him on these points now, along with his reflections on many years in Bible-teaching ministry.

I was not familiar with Simon Manchester but this is very much worth watching for his thoughts on preaching, and I’ll be checking out his sermons!

The Rev. Coty Pinckney: “Failure and Faith” (Genesis 12:4-14:24)

August 11, 2016

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 Failure and Faith and it is based on Genesis 12:4-14:24.

From The Gospel Coalition: an interview with the Rev. Dick Lucas on what makes an excellent Bible teacher

August 10, 2016

Here is an interview by Nancy Guthrie where she talks with Dick Lucas in London’s Proclamation Trust offices about what makes an excellent Bible teacher. They talk about how a teacher studies and prepares to teach, dealing with discouragement as a teacher, as well as the temptation to pride.  Rev. Lucas has much wisdom to share with us, and I think you will find this most helpful.

Phillip Jensen: “Sin in God’s Family” (1 John 2:28 – 3:10)

August 9, 2016

Here is the sixth 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 Sin in God’s Family and is based on 1 John 2:28-3:10.

The Rev. Vaughan Roberts: “Grace will bring me home”

August 8, 2016

This message by Vaughan Roberts was given at the Proclamation Trust’s EMA 2016 conference and is titled “Grace will bring me home.”

Another free Kindle book: “Learning to Pray” by K.P. Yohannan

August 7, 2016

K.P. Yohannan of the Gospel for Asia ministry is someone whom I am convinced is an example for all of us in life and ministry.  Thus it is a pleasure to be able to mention that one of his books is available in Kindle format for free: Learning to Pray.  The Amazon notes say:

Consider Elijah, whose prayers halted rain for more than three years. Or the believers of the early Church, whose prayers released the chains that bound Peter in prison. No special formulas were used to yield these results. These were just simple men and women like you and me, praying to an awesome God.

God still hears and does the impossible through the prayers of His people! In this book, K.P. Yohannan will show you how significant of a role your prayers play on this earth, and you will learn the first steps of praying consistently and effectively.

There have been some good books made available on the topic of prayer, and Learning to Pray is one that can be of great help in understanding and implementing a prayer life for the believer.

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