A new, old video from West Virginia

Back in April of 2012, I had the very great pleasure of preaching and visiting with the saints of Sovereign Grace Chapel in Beckley, West Virginia.  Although I came back with audio of all three messages (Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday morning), I only had one video.  But I just discovered this evening that SGChapel posted another video just a couple days ago.  So, I thought I’d share it.

And here’s the previous video I was able to post after returning from WV.

If you’re interested in hearing the audio from these three messages, you’ll find them here:

Crow, West Virginia audio messages

Just scroll down to the messages entitled: “Sovereign Grace Chapel – Crow, West Virginia – 4/27/2012 – Friday Evening” then “Saturday Evening” and “Sunday Morning.”


More Elder Ward is on the way …

It was a fine, fine day at GCA today.  We sang, we worshiped, we prayed, we studied together and then we ate sandwiches and had a church-wide meeting to talk about our plans for the future as we reflected on how He has brought us this far.  I love the saints of GCA and I cannot tell you how happy they make this old preacher’s heart.

So, on another subject — after getting the first 12 Elder Ward mp3’s finished and uploaded to the Sovereign Grace Bible Conference website, I encountered an ill-timed hard drive crash.  I could tell it was coming, so I began making sure everything was backed up.  But, before I could get all of Elder’s WAV files transfered, the drive shut down completely.  The cost of recovering the files was exorbitant, so I called Virgil in Lexington, he sent me the original files again, and I began the time-consuming process of renaming and refiling everything in chronological order.  And now I’ve begun where I left off, cleaning up files, and listening to recordings from the early late 1980’s to early 1990’s, when Elder was at full strength and Main Street Baptist Church was the hub of the Sovereign Grace Bible Conference.

It’ll be a couple weeks until the next ten messages get posted, but here’s something to whet your appetite.  As close as I can tell, this message was preached in preparation of ordaining some men and there were local pastors in the congregation.  And that was enough to get Elder to spell out the gospel of grace plainly, simply, forcefully, and quite enjoyably.  So, click away and listen to a message from November 19, 1989.


I Can Be Persuaded — Here Are The Notes!

I appreciate the feedback (both here and via email) from folk who requested that we keep posting the weekly notes from our Systematic Theology series.  I’m glad to know that they’re helpful.  So, it’s time to play catch-up.  Here are the notes from the last several weeks.

Christology Week 6

Christology Week 7

Christology Week 8

Christology Week 9

Christology Week 10

Christology Week 11


Systematic Theology, Christology Weeks 6-10

Yes, yes … I know.  I’m way behind in updating the blog with links to our Systematic Theology series videos and notes.  So, I have a question for you, dear reader.  Do you actually ever download or take advantage of the notes I have been posting from this series?  It takes a bit of effort to compile those notes, makes the pdf files, and post them here.  But, if folk are not availing themselves of these notes, there’s no point in continuing to post them here.

So, if you like having access to the notes, drop me a note on this post.  I’m happy to keep doing it, but I want to know that this is the best use of my time.  And, thanks for the feedback!

Meanwhile, you’ll find all of our YouTube videos here:

SalvationByGraceOrg on YouTube


Conference Season is Around the Corner

It’s starting early this year.  The first Bible conference of this season — the Embracing the Truth Conference — will be occurring the second week of  March, from the 11th to the 14th.  It’s being held at Hamilton Chapel Church in Gladeville, TN.  This conference is only about four years old, but it’s one of my favorites.  The fellowship is sweet.  The preaching is excellent.  And the food is … well, let’s just say I always gain weight.  And this year, one of my favorite teacher/lecturers, Roger Skepple, will be speaking each evening.  So, come join us!  Details, lodging info, and registration forms can be found at the Sovereign Grace Bible Conference website, which you can access simply clicking here: Conference Website.

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