October 17, 2017

Making Arguments in Public

Don Johnson David French of the National Review has a short piece under the headline, “Never Stop Making Moral and Religious Arguments.” In it, he advocates for making moral (even religious) arguments in the public square, despite the gainsaying of opponents. He notes that those on the political left make moral arguments all the time. […]

The Doctrine of Separation Part 1

This week we are again featuring Dr. David Innes, pastor of Hamilton Square Baptist Church in San Francisco.

New Testament Baptist Fellowship–Day Two

Yesterday I mentioned that the NTBF is not an organization, it is an event. What an eventful day it was today! A day full of God’s blessings, including two outstanding sermons by two of the godly pastors from our fellowship. Before I get to the messages, I’d like to say a word about the warm […]

The Impact of a Book

Wally Morris I collect different editions of John Broadus’ The Preparation and Delivery of Sermons. I have 20 different editions of this book. Broadus was a Southern Baptist instrumental in starting Southern Seminary. I grew up in Southern Baptist churches but ended my association with SBC churches in the late 1970s as liberalism and neo-orthodoxy […]

FBFI Pulpit: Coming to Grips with God Given Gender

Chuck Phelps Gen 5.1-2 Click here for Audio Synopsis Confusion with regard to one’s gender is becoming increasingly prevalent in America.  How’s should a Christian respond?  The book of Genesis has the answer.  This sermon travels through the early chapters of Genesis in order to hear the Creator speak to our culture on gender-identity. [See […]

Listening to the Sermon

George Stiekes Admonition Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have. Luke 8:18 How well you hear something will depend significantly on your interest level. How often do you find yourself stifling a […]

The Sermon and the “Sermonater”

George Stiekes Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. II Timothy 2:15 Have you ever wondered all that the pastor must do in order to prepare a good sermon?

Preaching Old Testament Narratives, a review

Walton, Benjamin H. Preaching Old Testament Narratives. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2016. Reviewed by Don Johnson The average person in the pew probably has little interest in books on preaching. The possible exception might be those who are responsible for teaching Sunday school classes, especially for junior high and older young people. Preachers should always […]

The Right Use of the Law

Don Johnson The apostle Paul, in the first chapter of 1 Timothy opens with an exhortation to teach “no other doctrine.” He elaborates on this by a discussion of “the commandment” and “the law” which seems to run contrary to the way many people view the law these days. 1 Tim 1.5-8 Now the end […]

Why We Make Christmas Last All Month

Pastor Don Johnson Christmas is a problem for some, both Christians and non-Christians. I don’t mean the problems of materialism and the lack of “Christ in Christmas,” I mean the fact that Christmas is celebrated at all. For non-Christians, the objection is a matter of pride as they look down on “The Church” and its […]