Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Proclaiming the Exclusivity of Jesus Will Result in Persecution

Alistair Begg speaks on the exclusivity of Jesus and how in church history, and today, proclaiming it results in persecution.

Find the transcript here. The full message was recorded at the Ligonier Ministries 2010 National Conference, here.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Biblical Alternative To The Sinner's Prayer

by Paul Washer

There's no doubt, the fabled "sinner's prayer" has been the catalyst for numerous false conversions. In this clip, Paul Washer recounts a story of how God worked through his ministry to save a dying man. This clip comes from the sermon "Regeneration vs. Decisionism". You can find it at

Monday, January 28, 2013

Who Do You Say Jesus Is?

Watch, listen or download the full message by Richard Caldwell here.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Assurance of Salvation

Watch, listen or download the full message by John Wagner here.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Is Your Faith Living or Dead?

Watch, listen or download the full message "Examples of Living and Dead Faith" by Peter Masters here.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Revival in 2013?

by Pastor Ron Bridge of Rehoboth Baptist Church

A few years ago, Paul Washer was speaking on the need for revival in the church and said this: We need an awakening, [in the church] but we cannot expect the Holy Spirit to come down and clean up the mess we have made. We have clear directions from the word of God...and how He expects us to live, and how He expects us to order His church. And it does little good for men to cry out for extra biblical manifestations when biblical principle is violated all around us...There is little need for the devil and evil men to oppose a man praying for revival unless he is also laboring for reformation. We have been given truth, and we cannot simply do what is right in our own eyes and then expect the Holy Spirit to come down and bless our labors.(1) In short, if the church is not obedient to the truth revealed in the Scripture, praying for revival is futile –God simply will not answer (James 4:3-5).

What are some of the things that the church is doing to block revival? Washer makes ten indictments against the modern church, the first of which is a denial of the sufficiency of Scripture. The modern church is awash with various methods and techniques. Worship has been reduced to long periods of singing. Counseling is based more on psychology and the social sciences than the word of God. Preaching is almost devoid of substance, pastors are reluctant to challenge their listeners and to speak with authority against worldliness and spiritual apathy in the church. Many Christians fail to honor God by their regular presence and service, others are robbing God in their giving. Parents, particularly fathers, are AWOL from the lives of their children and fail to teach them from the Bible, abdicating their responsibility to others. Few Christians have a regular, life-changing prayer life. Most Christians do not evangelize and when they do the message is often more man-centered “decisionism” than the need for thorough, God centered, heart cleansing repentance. Sin is treated superficially, holiness is in short supply. The Bible speaks to each of these issues, but Christians routinely ignore many of them, choosing rather, to do their own thing.

Washer lists nine other indictments which serve as a barrier to genuine revival. However, until Christians are serious about reading, understanding and applying the word of God to their lives none of the other nine really matter. Conclusion? Until Christians are willing to submit their lives to the Scriptures there will be no improvement in the spiritual state of the church and revival will not come to the church, or to the nation. We cannot expect God to bless us if we are unwilling to do what He says in order for Him to bless us (2 Chron. 7:14).

May we, as individual Christians, and as the church of God in our little corner of New England, be faithful in reading, understanding and applying the word of God to our lives. May we see it as fully sufficient for all of life, and may God be pleased to revive His church, not only here in Rehoboth, but and in every place where He is honored. May the Lord bless us in 2013 and cause His name to be glorified among us and in our community.

(1) -Ten Indictments Against the Modern "Church"

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Jesus and His Active Obedience

by R.C. Sproul

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Importance of Self-Examination

Watch, listen or download the full message by Bill Parker here.

Monday, January 14, 2013

God's Mercy is Astonishing

Watch, listen or download the full message "Soli Deo Gloria" by Richard Barcellos here.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Is It Worth It?

Watch, listen or download the full message by Paul Bankson here.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I Am God and God is Not

Watch, listen or download the full message: "Indwelt by the Spirit of God" by Sam Bleby here.
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Rise Up and Run Straight Back to Christ

by Tim Conway

As soon as you say "I messed up and I gotta do something to clean up my life before I can go back to Christ and be received by Him." Then you've fallen into a trap. You should rather rise up and run straight back to the Father, you won't make yourself any purer and cleaner by staying away from Him.


Saturday, January 5, 2013

To Believe is to Repent

Listen or download the full message: "The Curse of Using Carnal Methods for God's Work" by Alan Cairns here.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Refocusing The Church

Watch, listen or download the full message by Richard Caldwell here.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Our Priority in 2013

Watch, listen or download the full message by Colin Mercer here.