The Biblical Doctrine of Sanctification

  1. 1. Introduction / Discussion [4/7/2013]

  2. 2. The Sinner-Saint According to Romans 7.14-25, Part I / Discussion [4/14/2013]

  3. 2. The Sinner-Saint According to Romans 7.14-25, Part II / Discussion [4/21/2013]

  4. 2. The Sinner-Saint According to Romans 7.14-25, Part III / Discussion [4/28/2013]

  5. 3. Assurance for Sinner-Saints and a Sanctifying Obligation (Romans 8.1-14, Part I / Discussion [5/5/2013]

  6. 3. Assurance for Sinner-Saints and a Sanctifying Obligation (Romans 8.1-14, Part II / Discussion [5/12/2013]

  7. 4. Imperatives of Sanctification in Romans, Part I / Discussion [5/26/2013]

  8. 4. Imperatives of Sanctification in Romans, Part II / Discussion [6/2/2013]

  9. 4. Imperatives of Sanctification in Romans, Part III / Discussion [6/16/2013]

  10. 5. Open-Minded Humility Versus Quenching the Spirit / Discussion [6/30/2013]

  11. 5. Open-Minded Humility Versus Quenching the Spirit / Discussion [7/7/2013]

  12. 5. Open-Minded Humility Versus Quenching the Spirit / Discussion [7/14/2013]

  13. 5. Open-Minded Humility Versus Quenching the Spirit / Discussion [7/28/2013]

  14. 5. Open-Minded Humility Versus Quenching the Spirit / Discussion [8/11/2013]

  15. 5. Open-Minded Humility Versus Quenching the Spirit / Discussion [8/18/2013]

  16. 5. Open-Minded Humility Versus Quenching the Spirit / Discussion [8/25/2013]

  17. 6. Grieving the Holy Spirit / Discussion [9/15/2013]

  18. 6. Grieving the Holy Spirit / Discussion [9/29/2013]

  19. 6. Grieving the Holy Spirit / Discussion [10/6/2013]

  20. 6. Grieving the Holy Spirit / Discussion [10/13/2013]

  21. 6. Grieving the Holy Spirit / Discussion [10/20/2013]

  22. 6. Grieving the Holy Spirit / Discussion [10/27/2013]

  23. 6. Grieving the Holy Spirit / Discussion [11/10/2013]


Marriage and Homosexuality in a Christian Worldview

  1. 1. Introduction / Discussion [10/7/2012]

  2. 2. The Holiness Code of Leviticus / Discussion [10/14/2012]

  3. 3. Holiness Code and the Relevance of Lev 18 / Discussion [10/21/2012]

  4. 4. Holiness Code and Christian Family Love / Discussion [10/28/2012]

  5. 5. Romans 1.24-27 / Discussion [11/18/2012] / Discussion [12/2/2012]

  6. 6A. 1 Cor 6.9 & 1 Tim 1.9-10 / Discussion [12/9/2012]

  7. 6B. 1 Cor 6.9 & 1 Tim 1.9-10 (con’t) / Discussion [12/16/2012]

  8. 6C. 1 Cor 6.9 & 1 Tim 1.9-10 (Opening the Door to Application) [1/13/2013]

  9. 7.1 Deep-rooted Homosexuality and the Power of Grace [1/20/2013]

  10. 7.2 Subset of Total Depravity & Moral Responsibility / Discussion [1/27/2013]

  11. 7.3 The Break with Sin by Grace / Discussion [2/17/2013]

  12. 7.4 Freedom for Holiness / Discussion [2/24/2013]

  13. 7.5 Final Thoughts and Applications / Discussion [3/3/2013]

  14. ETS Paper: Deep-rooted Homosexuality and the Power of God’s Grace [Discussion]


The Book of Acts

  1. Acts 3.1-4.37: The Growth of the Church Despite Opposition from the Religious Leaders, Pt.1 [2/19/12]


The Case for Membership as One of the Requirements for Communion

  1. Bible study that shows the steps that led to this view

  2. Introduction Part I & Part 2

  3. I: Arguments rooted in communion as a local church ordinance [6/17/2012]

  4. II: An a fortiori preclusion argument [6/24/2012]

  5. III. The unity of the sacraments argument [7/1/2012]

  6. IV. Reflections, summary, and recommendation [7/8/2012]

  7. Summary Graph


  8. A united statement explaining the basis for the local church requirement

  9. Why Is Local Church Membership a Requirement for Taking Communion?


Old Testament Survey


New Testament Survey


The Conservative Reformed Subculture in the United States and Our Place within the Reformed Community


Ten Commandments


The Mission of the Church

  1. The Mission of the Church, Pt. 1 [text] [audio discussion 3/4/2012]

  2. The Mission of the Church, Pt. 2 [text] [audio discussion 3/11/2012]

  3. The Mission of the Church, Pt. 3 [text] [audio discussion 3/18/2012]

  4. The Mission of the Church, Pt. 4 [text] [audio discussion 3/25/2012]

  5. What is the Mission of the Church in the World? - Clarifying the Disjunction of Making Disciples versus Doing Good Works [text] [audio]


Communion

  1. Preaching Communion Remembrances

  2. Examples of Communion Sermons


Baptism

  1. WRC’s view of baptism

  2. Accepting Baptisms Different from Our Own: Baptist Theology that Grants Validity to Infant Baptism (Presented at ETS on March 28, 2008)


  3. Sermons on baptism

  4. John’s Preaching in Preparation for the Coming One (Lk 3.1-20) [audio]

  5. John’s Baptism for the New Israel (Lk 3.1-20.pt2) [audio]

  6. Series on baptism preached from May - July 2012

  7. BulletBaptism into the Lord’s Local Church (I Cor 12.12-13) [text] [audio]

  8. BulletBaptism in One Sprit into the Lord’s Local Church (I Cor 12.12-13, Part 2) [text] [audio]

  9. BulletThe Membership Commitment of Repentance Baptism (Acts 2.36-42) [text] [audio]

  10. BulletThe Discipleship Commitment of Baptism (Mt 28.19-20) [text] [audio]

  11. BulletSuffering for Doing Good: The Context of the Saving Pledge of Baptism (I Pet 3.13-22, Part 1) [text] [audio]

  12. BulletThe Saving Pledge of Baptism (I Pet 3.13-22, Part 2) [text] [audio]

  13. BulletBaptism Runs Counter to Autonomy (Col 2.8-15) [text] [audio]

  14. BulletBaptism into Death for Newness of Life (Rom 6.1-7) [text] [audio]


  15. Sermons preached as part of a baptism

  16. God’s Voice and Ours in Baptism (12/16/2001)

  17. God’s Voice and Ours in Baptism (12/26/2004)


ETS papers

  1. Honoring Jesus as Sabbath King: Historical-Redemptive Arguments for a Sunday-Sabbath

  2. Epistemic Circularity, Christian Virtue, and Truth

  3. Preaching Communion Remembrances

  4. Preaching Communion Remembrances: Going Back to the Biblical Worldview, Not Beyond It, In Covenant Remembering

  5. Matthew 10.23 - Taking the Gospel through the Cities of Israel until the Son of Man Comes: Prophetic Perspective and the Land of Israel as Metaphor

  6. Accepting Baptisms Different from Our Own: Baptist Theology that Grants Validity to Infant Baptism

  7. The Legitimacy of Paradox as a Theological Model: Case in Point, Fallen Man Does Not Have Free Will, but He Has Full Responsibility

  8. Mutual Submission in Marriage within the Structure of the Husband’s Headship

  9. Historical-Redemptive Perspectives on Being Reformed at the Roots with Diversity in the Fruits (ETS, Cincinnati, March 2011) [Audio - Presentation and Discussion at ETS]

  10. Deep-rooted Homosexuality and the Power of God’s Grace [Discussion]

  11. The True Humanity and Deity of Christ [text] [presentation/discussion audio]

  12. An Analysis of Brownson’s Theological Defense of a Holy Category of Same-Sex Sex [text] [presentation/discussion audio]

  13. Pastor as Theologian in the Context of the Mission of the Church [text] [presentation/discussion audio]

  14. An Analysis of Moser’s View of Salvation that Requires an Active, Severe Role for Humans [text] [presentation/discussion audio]


Other papers

  1. A Christian Philosophy of Logic

  2. Epistemic Circularity, Christian Virtue, and Truth [Journal of Biblical Apologetics]

  3. A Critical Analysis of Coyne’s Claim that Naturalistic Evolution Is True [Text]                    [Audio -  Discussion at WRC 1] [Audio -  Discussion at WRC 2]

  4. A Critical Evaluation of the Moral Logic in Brownson’s Defense of a Virtuous Category of Same-Sex Sex [text] [presentation/discussion audio]

  5. The Pastor as Theologian-Philosopher under Christ in His Church [text] [presentation/discussion audio]