Deuteronomy – Intensely Practical

A helpful summary, giving expression to why I am thankful for the opportunity to preach through Deuteronomy at this time. It is an immensely practical book, speaking loudly into our age.   “The ‘framework’ of this book [Deuteronomy] (chapters 1-11 and 27-34) makes it plain that there is an important dynamic element in living as the people of God. Walking… Read more →

FRBCNZ – Roving Classroom – Ethics – Rolleston – 18 June 2016

The Fellowship of Reformed Baptist Churches holds a “Roving Classroom” three to four times per year hosted in various locations across New Zealand on a Saturday covering a variety of topics. You can download an A5 brochure which can be distributed either electronically and/or in print to those who may be interested in the course to be hosted by Rolleston Baptist… Read more →

Deuteronomy Sermon Series – Introduction

(Image Credit: Katrina Sinclair) This Sunday we will begin a new series through the book of Deuteronomy. Perhaps it has been awhile since you have read Deuteronomy or thought much about the details of the Old Testament. Even if that is not the case, everyone would find these three short videos helpful and, I think, fun. Firstly, a helpful overview… Read more →

Has ‘Grace Alone’ made you gracious?

This is the continuation of a series on the ‘solas’ of the Reformation. We have already looked at ‘Semper Reformanda’ (always reforming), ‘Sola Scriptura’(Scripture alone), and ‘Solus Christus’ (in Christ alone). We are now going to consider ‘Sola Gratia’ (by grace alone). Essentially, Sola Gratia simply means we are saved by grace alone. We are saved by grace and grace alone. In other words, our salvation is not the… Read more →

In Christ Alone?

This is the continuation of a series on the ‘solas’ of the Reformation. We have already looked at ‘Semper Reformanda’ (always reforming) and ‘Sola Scriptura’ (Scripture alone). We are now going to think a bit about ‘Solus Christus’, or Christ alone.   The Cambridge Declaration has summarised Solus Christus quite well: “Christ’s all-sufficiency means, by implication, that we are insufficient… Read more →