Saturday, February 28, 2009

Today's Marriage

Friday, February 27, 2009

New Wine - 2/25/09

Wed. night's announcements and sermon

6 Marks of a Dangerous Church

Eric "Gunny" Hartman, Pastor Of Providence Church in Garland Texas Shares about Six Marks of a Dangerous Church in a Special Joint Sevice with Northside Baptist and Providence Church in Garland, TX

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Driscoll on D.L.

Free Study Notes From Doc Constable

These Bible study Notes, written by Dr. Thomas L. Constable (click here to read Dr. Constable's Introduction to the Notes) over a 25-year period, provide commentary on all 66 books of the Bible, and hold about 7,000 pages of material. Dr. Constable's Notes, also known as expository notes to Dr. Constable's seminary students at Dallas Theolgical Seminary, are intended to help you to better understand the Bible.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Reading Lists for both the Pastor and the Laymen from 9Marks

9 Marks reading lits > Reading List

Reading List: Pastors
Pastors are shaped by what they read (2Tim 2:15). To develop in a healthy way, that reading needs to be selected with discernment. Not all books at the Christian bookstore deserve to be read, and some are neglected that should be required. A pastor's reading needs to be diversified across disciplines. Interdisciplinary reading develops intellectual and pastoral agility. The following reading list is not intended to be exhaustive but we believe these books will serve well as useful entry points into The Great Conversation, and as welcome companions on the long road of ministry.

Reading List: Laymen
Careful reading is not just the pastor's task. In fact, the members of Christian churches are charged with the responsibility of discerning error in their pastors' teaching, and of choosing teachers who will not simply tickle their ears (Gal 1:6-9; 2Tim 4:3). Reading solid books is a great way to develop your appetite for theology and your ability to discern truth and error. These are not lofty books - but they are deep. Again, this is not an exhaustive list. But it will serve you well as a launching point for future growth and usefulness in the local church.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Evangelism Explosion Outline

Explosion International

Gospel Outline


  • Their
    Secular Life

  • Their
    Church Background

  • Our

  • Testimony
    (Church and Personal)

  • Transition:
    May I ask you a question?

Two Diagnostic Questions

  • #1
    - Have you come to the place in your spiritual life where you know
    for certain that if you were to die today you would go to heaven, or
    is that something you would say you’re still working on?

    • John

  • May
    I share with you how I came to know for certain that I have eternal
    life and how you can know also?

  • Before
    I share with you, let me ask you another question

  • #2
    - Suppose you were to die today and stand before God and He were to
    say to you, “Why should I let you into My heaven?” What
    mould you say?

  • Repeat
    and confirm answer

  • Transition:
    When you answered that first question thought I had some really good
    news for you. But after hearing your answer to this second question,
    I know that I have the greatest news you have ever heard.



  • Heaven
    is a free gift

    • Romans

  • It
    is not earned or deserved

    • Ephesians

    • Friend’s

  • Transition:
    This can be seen more clearly when we understand what the Bible says
    about man.


  • Man
    is a sinner

    • Romans

    • Sin

    • Three
      Sins a Day

  • Cannot
    save himself

    • Matthew

    • Omelet
      with Bad Egg

  • Do
    you see why it is impossible for anyone to get into heaven by their
    good works?

  • Transition:
    This comes into sharper focus when we look at what the Bible says
    about God.

  • GOD

  • God
    is merciful
    - therefore does not want to punish us.

    • John4:8b

  • God
    is just
    - therefore must punish sin

    • Exodus 34:7b

  • Transition:
    God solved this problem in the Person of Jesus


  • Who
    He is
    - the infinite God-Man

    • Johnl:1,14

  • What
    He did
    - He died on the cross and rose from the deed to pay the
    penalty for our sins and to purchase a place in heaven for us

    • Record
      Book of Sin

    • Isaiah

  • Transition:
    This gift is received by faith.


  • Key
    to Heaven

  • What
    it is not

    • Mere
      Head Knowledge

    • James

    • Mere
      Temporal Faith

  • What
    it is
    - Trusting in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life

    • Acts

    • The

    • Beggars
      Hand and Gratitude



  • Does
    this make sense to you?


  • Would
    you like to receive the gift of eternal life?


  • Let
    me clarify what this involves:

  • Transfer

  • Receive
    the resurrected and living Christ as Savior

    • Revelation

  • Receive
    Christ as Lord

  • Repent


  • If
    this is what you really want, I can lead us in prayer and we can
    tell God what you just now told me.

  • Pray
    for them - that God would give them faith and repentance

  • Pray
    with them - in short phrases of the GOSPEL OUTLINE allowing them to
    repeat after you

  • Pray
    for them - that the Holy Spirit will grant them assurance

  • I
    would like you to read something Jesus says about what you have just

    • John

  • Two
    diagnostic questions

  • El
    Welcome to the family of God


  • Partners
    in Growing

    • Read
      and sign “My Spiritual Birth Certificate”

  • Five
    Means of Growth

    • Bible
      (7-day callback)

    • Prayer

    • Worship

    • Fellowship

    • Witness

  • Appointment
    for church

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Friday, February 13, 2009

how to use twitter as a productivity tool

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Jas Knight "Psalm 91" feat. Da' T.R.U.T.H. and Estee - Free Mp3 Download

They have leaked a song from Jas Knight's album The Psalter which will be releasing later this year. The Psalter has been in the works for almost 3 years now and is finally nearing completion! If you want to download the song, you can do so here. Other songs from the album are on Jas' myspace.

Free Audio of the 2009 Nashville Conference on the Church and Theology

From Charles at

"Free Audio is available here for the 2009 Nashville Conference on the Church and Theology. The featured speakers of this year's conference were John MacArthur, Bruce Ware, and Byron Yawn. You can also access 2008's conference featuring D. A. Carson, Steve Lawson, and Tim Challies as well at the same link."


Had a very cool day yesterday. First our Worship and Admin Pastor, Eric, and I meet up with Charles Savelle of He is a PhD student at Dallas Theological Seminary and gets to teach there too! We got the full experience as we at in the cafe there which had good food and drooled over the books store in our tour of the campus. The book store is off the chain and has an instant 20% discount of the cover price! Many books were 40% and 60 % off in even the critical commentaries. I will be going back soon as I can get some money together.

Next we were off to Criswell College where Charles also happens to teach to hear Mark Dever, pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. and President of IX Marks. Mark was great! I don;t think oyu can find a pastor who is more real and who will answer the hard questions. He made no bones about what Scripture said and gave great counsel to all who came. I actually got the feeling that many that where there came to seek his counsel and benefit from his wisdom and study. It was a true blessing to get to be there and I thankful to whoever hadn the insight to drag Mark to Texas for this wonderful occassion. I must say that I did catch him off guard when I brought up the Whiteboard Sessions and how I was thankful that he was not only a represntative of the "genration that tucks in their shirts," but that he brought a crowd that was a polar opposite of his postion the truth from God's Word.

Thanks Charles for helping to make Wednesday a great day!

Free Bibliotheca Sacra article from DTS

January 2009

For over 165 years Bibliotheca Sacra’s studies in theology, Bible exposition, ministry, and current issues have provided an invaluable resource for serious Bible students. Its articles by respected theologians and reviews of the latest publications will enhance your ministry and deepen your theological insights

Servanthood: Jesus’ Countercultural Call to Christian Leaders by John C. Hutchison