The following material goes deeper into the subject matter of issues that pertain to the church and christian living. They are a collection of my personal study notes and articles that I have come across that have been extremely helpful. They range from theological papers to very practical outlines. (just click on headings)
Topics recently referenced in Sermons
Evangelism/Sharing your faith
The importance of the Bible ( 19 pages of articles and teaching outlines presented at conference)
Election and Theological Unity
The doctrine of election is a deep and wonderful subject to consider, but it can also be a topic of great disagreement. Do not let the theological camps determine what you believe nor scare you away from studying the Word of God yourself. Study the Word and allow God to encourage you and to teach you about all the great truths in regards to His sovereignty and man’s responsibility as you consider with humility the greatness of your salvation. Years ago I decided that I will never know all the secret things of God. I know that I came to Christ, but I also know that I did not save myself. These two aspects are great truths that I have learned to embrace with joy and wonder. It is not about Calvinism nor Arminianism, but rather it is about letting God be God and trusting in His Word.
- Dr. Danny Akin works through his understanding of the wonderful doctrine of election. Dr. Akin is president of Southeastern Seminary and it one of my closet “Theological Friends.” His teaching and ministry has shaped me in many ways over the years and I owe much to him for the influence he had over me while he taught at Southern Seminary.
- This is a portion from J. I. Packer’s book “Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God.”
- Dr. Albert Mohler shares a good word on how to determine which doctrines and theological issues are worth fighting for and defending within our society and church context. (Too often within the church we major on the minor)
- The official report given to the Southern Baptist Convention in 2013 that is discussing the convention’s stance regarding the differing views of Calvinism within the Southern Baptist Convention.
Women and Ministry
What does the Bible say about divorce and remarriage – Southern Seminary, Dr. Tom Schreiner (Youtube video – 8 min)
Topical Theological Studies
Articles for living out the Christian Life – Our Sanctification
Questions to consider before entering a relationship with someone. ( a must read before you enter into a serious dating relationship)
What the Bible teaches about death and eternal life. (a great help for someone that has recently lost a loved one)