Living in God’s Future – Now! by N.T. Wright

A sermon at the Easter Vigil in Durham Cathedral, Easter Morning 2009 by the former Bishop of Durham, Dr N. T. Wright. ‘If we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him . . . so you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ…

The Kind of Revival We Need by C.H.Spurgeon

It is good for us to draw nigh unto God in prayer. Our minds are grieved to see so little attention given to united prayer by many churches. How can we expect a blessing if we are too idle to ask for it? How can we look for a Pentecost if we never meet with…

A Call to Prayer, by J.C.Ryle

This is an extract from a sermon by J.C.Ryle (1816 – 1900), a nineteenth-century preacher and Anglican bishop of the city of Liverpool. I ask again whether you pray, because a habit of prayer is one of the surest marks of a true Christian. All the children of God on earth are alike in this…

Traits of a Masculine Ministry

This is part of a message delivered by John Piper at the Desiring God 2012 Conference for Pastors. It is a look at the marks of a courageous and faithful Christian ministry (what Piper calls a ‘masculine ministry’) as modeled in the ministry of John Charles Ryle (1816-1900), first Anglican Bishop of Liverpool. The entire…

The Active Obedience of Christ

What did Christ accomplish for the elect? The Bible teaches that through Him all who believe obtain pardon and righteousness (Acts 10:43; Rom. 5:9-11). Our sins were imputed to him as he lay on the cross and so we have pardon. Through his blood our guilt is washed away. But what about righteousness, how did…

Precious Promises

*The promises are notes of God’s hand; is it not good to have security? The promises are the milk of the gospel; and is not the milk for the good of the infant? They are called “precious promises” (2 Pet. i. 4). They are as cordials to a soul that is ready to faint. The…

Book Review: A Body of Divinity by Thomas Watson

This is a collection of sermons on the Westminster Shorter Catechism. For those not familiar with the catechism, it is a manual for teaching christian beliefs in question and answer format. The document was produced back in the 1640s during the English Civil War and has enjoyed wide usage in the Church, especially among Christians…

Providence and our Work

The works of God are broadly divided into 2 categories: Creation and Providence. The second category refers to how God preserves, directs, and governs all he has created. And the Scriptures clearly testify to this important truth – Ps. 103:19, Eph. 1:11, Job 37: 5,10, Matt.6:26, Acts 17: 26, Phil. 4:19, Ps. 75: 6,7. They…

A Call for Courage

These are challenging times. The advocates of unbelief and immorality keep waxing louder and louder. Popular songs and movies venerate sex, violence, and materialism. Intellectuals seek a social reconstruction that would destroy the institutions of marriage and the family. In spite of the onward march of democracy, the human lust for power keeps springing up…