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New Books—March 2020

                                                              Complete New Book List                                                                            March 2020  The Story Retold: A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament, by G.K. Beale and Benjamin L. Gladd. The New Testament was not written within a vacuum. Rather, it stands in continuity with the Old Testament. Israel’s story is the church’s story. In The Story Retold, Beale and Gladd explore each New Testament book in light of the broad history of redemption, emphasizing the biblical-theological themes of each. Their distinctive approach encourages readers…

New Books—February 2020

                                                            Complete New Book List                                                                     February 2020  Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans, edited by Robert Elmer. A collection of carefully selected prayers by leading Puritans. For the Puritans, prayer was neither casual nor dull, but rather their prayers were passionate affairs, from earnestly pleading for mercy to joyful praise. Includes some selections by other devotional writers who were not technically Puritans but were Puritan-like in their writings and prayers. The Gospel According to Satan: Eight Lies About God…

New Books—January 2020

                                                       Complete New Book List                                                                  January 2020 ‘He Descended to the Dead’: An Evangelical Theology of Holy Saturday, by Matthew Y. Emerson. Where was Jesus in between his death on Friday and his resurrection on Sunday? The descent of Jesus to the dead has been a fundamental tenet of the Christian faith, as seen by its inclusion in the Apostles’ and Athanasian Creeds. But it has also been a subject of suspicion and scrutiny, especially from evangelicals. Led by…

New Books–December 2019

                                                           Complete New Book List                                                                    December 2019 Redemptive Reversals and the Ironic Overturning of Human Wisdom, by G.K. Beale (Short Studies in Biblical Theology). The Bible is full of ironic situations in which God overturns the world’s wisdom by doing the opposite of what is expected. In this book biblical scholar G.K. Beale explores God’s pattern of divine irony in both judgment and salvation, finding its greatest expression in Jesus’s triumph over death through death on the cross. Unpacking…

Walk in the Light

1 John 1:5-7 This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.  If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth;  but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses…

Behold, the days are coming

Jeremiah 23:5, 6 “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “When I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; And He will reign as king and act wisely And do justice and righteousness in the land. In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell securely; And this is His name by which He will be called, ‘The Lord our righteousness’” Please join us this Sunday morning at 9:45 for our Worship Service, followed by our Fellowship Break, and then Teaching at 11:15. Today’s 11:15 Speaker:  Tom Wright—In-Your-Face GRACE! –…

Remember Me

“And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom” (Luke 23:41-42, ESV). Please join us this Sunday morning at 9:45 for our Worship Service, followed by our Fellowship Break, and then Teaching at 11:15. Today’s 11:15 Speaker: Tom Wright—In-Your-Face GRACE! – Paul’s Letter to the GALATIANS, Message 7—What God Has Separated, Let No Man Join Together…

A New Relationship

“I no longer call you slaves, because the slave does not understand what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, because I have revealed to you everything I heard from my Father” (John 15:15, NET). Please join us this Sunday morning at 9:45 for our Worship Service, followed by our Fellowship Break, and then Teaching at 11:15. Today’s 11:15 Speaker:  Tom Wright—In-Your-Face GRACE! – Paul’s Letter to the GALATIANS, Message 5— That the Truth of the Gospel Might Remain with…

Setting Things Right

“Heaven must receive Him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as He promised long ago through His holy prophets”  (Acts 3:21). “The old order of things has passed away.”  He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”  (Rev 21:4-5, NIV) Please join us this Sunday morning at 9:45 for our Worship Service, followed by our Fellowship Break, and then Teaching at 11:15. Today’s 11:15 Speaker:  Colin McDougall – “Greater Works–Passing the Baton…

God has spoken to us in His Son

God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, In these last days has spoken to us in His Son, Whom He appointed heir of all things, Through whom also He made the world. And He is the radiance of His glory The exact representation of His nature, And upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the…

God and Love

You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD (Leviticus 19:18). “You have heard that it was said, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise…

And the rock was Christ

Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, At the presence of the God of Jacob, Who turned the rock into a pool of water, The flint into a fountain of waters (Psalm 114: 7, 8). And the rock was Christ (1 Corinthians 10:4, ASV). Please join us this Sunday morning at 9:45 for our Worship Service, followed by our Fellowship Break, and then Teaching at 11:15. Today’s 11:15 Speaker: Tom Wright—In-Your-Face GRACE! – Paul’s Letter to the GALATIANS,…

What is Your Thirst?

John 4:1-42 Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.”  She said to Him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)  Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”  The woman said to Him, “Sir,…

Jesus Came to Destroy the Works of the Devil

When people talk about Jesus, whether they are non-Christians or professing believers, they rarely if ever describe His coming to earth in the way John spoke of it in 1 John 3:8. You hear them say things like: “The reason Jesus appeared was to bring justice to the world,” or “The reason that Jesus appeared was to model for us love and kindness,” or “The reason that Jesus appeared was to reconcile us to God.” Of course, the latter statement…

Paradise Lost, No More!

There will come a day when all that God intended at creation will come to pass, all that was lost in the garden will be restored, and all that entered the world through sin will be undone, for Christ has died and risen from the grave. So the LORD God drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to…

New Books–July 2015

Complete New Book List July 2015   Baptists in America: A History, by Thomas S. Kidd and Barry Hankins. The Puritans hounded the Baptists out of Massachusetts Bay Colony due to their rejection of infant baptism and state control of the church. Yet 400 years later, they have grown from a persecuted minority into America’s largest denomination and a culture-shaper on the American stage. HISTORICAL NON-FICTION: Princes at War: The Bitter Battle Inside Britain’s Royal Family in the Darkest Days…

Salvation to the Gentiles

Cornelius’ Prayers Answered Acts 10:1-5 God Gets Peter’s Attention! Acts 10:9-16 And a voice came to him, “Arise, Peter, kill and eat!” But Peter said, “By no means, Lord, for I have never eaten anything unholy and unclean.” And again a voice came to him a second time, “What God has cleansed, no longer consider unholy.” And this happened three times; and immediately the object was taken up into the sky (Acts 10:13-16). Peter Sent to Caesarea Acts 10:19-20 Peter…

Christ Jesus Our Glory

Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble to me, and it is a safeguard for you. Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision; for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh (Philippians 3:1-3, NASB). Please join us this Sunday morning at 9:45 for our Worship Service, followed…