SGBC 2017 video

This video took a bit of doing.  It was originally posted to Facebook Live.  I have been hoping the higher quality video would be sent to me, but nothing so far.  So, I used a website to grab the video from Facebook, which let me download it as an mp4 video file.  Then I imported that file into Final Cut Pro X so that I could balance the color and luminance, as well as boost the audio and add opening and closing graphics.  I like living in the digital age.  🙂

Anyway, the content of this video is from the 2017 meeting of the Sovereign Grace Bible Conference in Chattanooga, TN.  It took place back in July.

The audio is a bit “roomy” because the video was shot on a stationary phone.  But, once your ear adapts to it, it’s quite listenable.

I always appreciate the invitations to attend these conferences.  I enjoy getting to hear other men (I hear enough of me) preach the gospel of God’s Sovereign Grace.  And thanks to Elder Greg Spotts for once again allowing me to stand behind his pulpit.


The Last of the Summer Preaching Trips

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.

This weekend I’ll be teaching at Riverside Bible Church in Columbus, Ohio for their fall retreat. This is the second year I’ll be with them.  Last year was completely enjoyable, so I’m certainly looking forward to being among the saints in Columbus once again.  Micah will be joining me (visiting his former home church).

The schedule looks like this:

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.


Long Island and Chattanooga audio and notes

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.

SGBC 2017 – The Message of Grace Alone

Shiloh Baptist, Long Island. July 18 2017 – Proving the Bible Pt. 1

Shiloh Baptist, Long Island. July 18 2017 – Proving the Bible Pt. 2

Shiloh Baptist, Long Island. July 19 2017 – The Word on the Word Pt. 1

Shiloh Baptist, Long Island. July 19 2017 – The Word on the Word Pt 2

Shiloh Baptist, Long Island. July 20 2017 – Proving the Resurrection Pt. 1

Shiloh Baptist, Long Island. July 20 2017 – Proving the Resurrection Pt. 2

Notes from three nights on Long Island


The “Solas” of the Reformation

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.

Roger Skepple – Sola Christus (Christ Alone)

Jim McClarty – Sola Gratia (Grace Alone)

Roger Skepple – Sola Fide (Faith Alone)

Jim McClarty – Soli Deo Gloria (God’s Glory Alone)


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