Well, Autumn is nearly upon us. And this week I’ll be headed north for the last of the Summer preaching trips. It’s been a busy season. I decided this year not to say no to any offers to come preach. And that decision has taken me from Dallas to Long Island, and points in between. Thank you to the pastors and churches that have allowed me to stand in their pulpits and proclaim God’s word.
Breakfast at 8:30. The first session is from 9:30 to 10:30. The second session is from 11:00 to 12:00. Then lunch and the final session from 12:45 to whenever. It’s a lot of talking. I plan on teaching the evidence for why we believe the Bible and the proof of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
If you’re in the region and have a Saturday morning to spare, come say hello! You’ll be mighty glad you did. The folk at Riverside are most welcoming and accommodating.
I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the good folk at Shiloh Baptist Church on Long Island (the long drive notwithstanding). While there, I promised them that I would post my notes along with the audio from our three nights of teaching. (A bit of the audio is missing when they changed CD’s, but a bit of digital editing makes it flow fine.)
The following week I was in Chattanooga at the 2017 gathering of the Sovereign Grace Bible Conference. That audio is posted here, as well.
Last week I had the distinct pleasure of being at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Terrell, TX. with some of my favorite preachers and friends, for the 2017 gathering of the Texas chapter of the Sovereign Grace Bible Conference. Roger Skepple and I taught on the “Solas” that lay at the heart of the Protestant Reformation. I always enjoy teaching with Roger. He’s a good exegete and we compliment each other quite well. I came home with the audio of those messages and want to share it with you all.
Here are the audio files and notes from this year’s Embracing the Truth Conference lecture series on the topic: Jesus as Judge.
Just a note about the audio: We were using a wireless microphone, which is normally not a problem. But this year, for some reason, we got intermittent RF interference that made its way into the recordings. I can sometimes remove unwanted noise from digital recordings, but this RF noise was in the same frequency spectrum as my voice, so removing it rather severely altered the voice quality. So, I tried to bring it down a bit, but you’ll definitely hear it when it pops up. The noise comes and goes but I don’t think it hampers the audibility too terribly.
Each Spring I look forward to the annual Embracing the Truth Conference that convenes at Hamilton Chapel Church in Gladeville, TN. I have attended a good many conferences through the years, but this one consistently distinguishes itself by acts of kindness, generosity of spirit, and the sort of grace you always hope to encounter when entering a room full of Christians. Plus, I count every speaker, pastor, lecturer, and preacher who attended a friend. Good camaraderie, good food, good fellowship, lots of joy and laughter … you can’t ask for more than that.
I “lectured on steroids” for three mornings on the topic of Pneumatology – The Holy Spirit. Here are the recordings of those messages and a link to a PDF of my notes (for those who want to follow along, see I often I wandered off, or would like to use them for their own studies and teaching).
It’s hard to believe, but conference season is almost upon us again. In early March I’ll be attending the Embracing the Truth Conference here in Middle Tennessee. I like conferences where I get to sleep in my own bed. Here’s the info and details. This is one of my favorite conferences and I hope everyone in the vicinity (and out of the vicinity) will make plans to join us.
The Mesquite meeting of the Sovereign Grace Bible Conference occurred in late June, 2014. Audio from that meeting is hitting the Internet, bit by bit, and the whole conference will be posted on the main conference site: sovereigngracebibleconference.org
But, in the meantime, here’s audio from the five nights of teaching on The Doctrines of Grace, following the TULIP acrostic.