Jesus as Judge – audio, video, and notes

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.

Jesus as Judge Part 1
Jesus as Judge Part 2
Jesus as Judge Part 3

Jesus as Judge – notes

All of the messages from this year’s conference are available on the Sovereign Grace Bible Conference Website.


July 2015 Conference Messages and Notes

July was a busy month.  It started in Mesquite and wound up in Chattanooga.  I promised to post my notes here on the blog.  So, below you’ll find both the audio and notes from each conference.

At the Sovereign Grace Bible Conference in Mesquite, TX. I spoke for three nights.  I called the series “Selections from the Gospel of John.”

Part 1 —

Part 2 —

Part 3 —

And here are my notes in PDF format — Mesquite 2015 Notes

At the Sovereign Grace Bible Conference in Chattanooga, TN. I preached a message called “Christ, Our Propitiation.”

And here are my notes for that message. Chattanooga 2015 Notes


Pneumatology at the 2015 Embracing the Truth Conference

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).

Lecture 1: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lecture 2: Thursday, March 12, 2015

Lecture 3: Friday, March 13, 2015

Notes for Pneumatology at ETT 2015 


Embracing the Truth Conference 2015

ETT Banner

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.

 ETT 2015 Schedule of Speakers

ETT 2015 Itinerary 


The Doctrines of Grace from SGBC Mesquite

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:

But, in the meantime, here’s audio from the five nights of teaching on The Doctrines of Grace, following the TULIP acrostic.

Lesson 1 (Introduction and Total Depravity)

Lesson 2 (Total Depravity to Unconditional Election)

Lesson 3 (Unconditional Election to Limited Atonement)

Lesson 4 (Limited Atonement to Irresistible Grace)

Lesson 5 (Irresistible Grace to Perseverance of the Saints)

These audio files are hosted on the GCA Archive site. Here is a direct link to the Doctrines of Grace folder on the site.  Just scroll down to the bottom of the page:



The 5th Annual Sovereign Grace Bible Conference in Mesquite, TX.

It’s conference time again.  I always enjoy the opportunities to travel and speak at these gatherings.  The fellowship is always sweet and the preaching and teaching is consistently solid and biblical.  In a matter of mere weeks I’ll be making my way down to Texas again.  If you’re in the area, come say hello.  The folk at Saint’s Chapel will great you warmly.

Here’s the flyer and itinerary for the week.

Conference flyer.pdf

Conference Schedule.pdf


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.”


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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