DBG Spotlight (10-20-17)

DBG Spotlight (10-20-17)

Take time to watch this short video that explains the theme of the upcoming 2018 G3 Conference.  Remember, this is a general conference designed for the local church as a whole.  Make your plans to attend—bring your spouse or your entire family.  We hope to see you in Atlanta in January.  Make your reservations online at G3Conference.com.

G3 Conference “Deal of the Day” — The G3 is providing a FREE resource to all who register for the G3 on each weekday leading up to Reformation Day.  If you share the information with hashtag #G3DOD you could be chosen to receive a free pair of tickets to the 2018 G3.  Today’s #G3DOD is “Dear Timothy” by Tom Ascol.  Another excellent opportunity will be presented on Monday, October 23rd.

Moms, Homes, Pinterest, and the Daily Struggle To Love God’s Word — “I read about King David’s desperation for the living words of God. A once smelly shepherd boy, David gets catapulted in the seat of being one of the most powerful men on earth, living the Israelite version of our American dream. He can have everything his heart desires, everyone his eyes lust after. And yet, all his gold, fame, and prestige couldn’t save this powerful man from a deep soul starvation. He possessed a soul that no gold coin, crown jewel, or beautiful woman could put life into.”

The Art of Godliness, Episode 6: Disability in the Church — A good conversation worthy of your time and extremely relevant for the life of the local church.

5 Reformation Bundles for at Least 60% Off — Some good resources for your Logos Bible Software library.

Vlog: The 5 Tests of False Doctrine — Another good one from Tim Challies.

Sermons about the Wrath of God — Some excellent resources from the ministry of Alistair Begg on the wrath of God.

Why Christians Should Sing with Their Spouse — “So love Christ by singing hymns together that spite the devil and forge your souls together with serious joy.”

Forgiveness does not restore credibility, and character must be seen as something that can be lost far easier than gained, much less restored.  —Albert Mohler

DBG Spotlight (10-18-17)

DBG Spotlight (10-18-17)

The G3 Conference is not until January, but the rates will increase on 10.31.17.  Make your plans now and register soon to save money.  Take time to listen to Dr. Steven Lawson explain why you should plan to be at the conference on discipleship.

10 classic Christian books for your Kindle or Smart Phone that are free on Monergism — Some good books at a really good price…$0.00.

The Swiss Giant: Ulrich Zwingli (1484–1531) — The story of the Reformation involves more than Luther and you should get to know the other players in this whole gospel movement from the sixteenth century.

5 Reasons Jesus Doesn’t Want us to be Like the Good Samaritan — An interesting take on a well known story from the Scriptures.

Pastors’ Housing Allowance Tax Break Overturned — Local churches need to keep a close eye on this legal battle.

Spurgeon on the “reproach” of believer’s baptism — Spurgeon never liked being unclear about anything and here is a case where he was crystal clear about where he stood on the doctrine of baptism.

What Are the Best Reformation Biographies? — Some good picks here.

Washington Conference, JefftheGK and IFD, the Lollards — Some good stuff on the DL with James White.

DBG Spotlight (10-13-17)

DBG Spotlight (10-13-17)

At the 2017 G3 Conference, Todd Friel sat down with Nathan Busenitz to talk about the Roman Catholic Church and the exaltation of Mary.

The Christian’s Duty to Hold Firm — “In our day, where pluralism reigns in the culture, there is as much satirical hostility to the idea of one God as there was in Nietzsche’s satire. But today, that repugnance to monotheism is not a laughing matter.”

You Were Created for More Than Motherhood — A helpful article for mothers.

John Calvin in 200 words — This is a good summary of Calvin and his work in the Swiss Reformation.

Why Churches Should Have Meaningful Membership — Far too many churches and church members have a low view of church membership.

Local Man Not Ashamed Of The Gospel As Long As It Agrees With Modern Culture — If you’re not following the Babylon Bee, now would be a good time to start.  It’s a satirical site that always makes you think and laugh, but in all of the laughter there is a nugget of truth.

Soli Deo Gloria: Heart and Soul of the Reformation — “God works every dot on the timeline of history for his glory. Nothing stands outside the scope of his plan to bring fame to his name, for the joy of his people.”

Prosperity Theology Tells Us to Live Now as Kings, Not Servants — Randy Alcorn says, “This philosophy teaches that the more money you give away, the wealthier you will become. Following God through giving and other forms of obedience becomes a formula for abundant provision and the celebration of prosperous living. This is, in essence, a Christianized materialism.”

It is only an infinite God, and an infinite good, that can fill and satisfy the precious and immortal soul of man. —Thomas Brooks

DBG Spotlight (10-11-17)

DBG Spotlight (10-11-17)

In less than 3 weeks, the rates for the 2018 G3 Conference will increase. Take this opportunity to secure your seats, form your groups, and make your reservations. Also remember as seats are reserved, people are also reserving their hotel rooms. If you are interested in staying on campus, you need to get your hotel rooms reserved sooner rather than later before the room blocks fill up.

The Underground Translator: William Tyndale (c. 1494–1536) — Consider how God used a man named William Tyndale to bring us our English Bible.

Sneak Peek Interview with Christina Fox — “Today I’m interviewing my friend Christina Fox about her newest book, Closer Than a Sister: How Union with Christ Helps Friendship to Flourish. Her book is a welcome invitation to seek meaningful and life-giving relationships in the church.”

Jesus Did Not Die So You Could Be Cool — A helpful article by Owen Strachan.

The Reformation Today, and Then — James White — “Talked about two relevant issues relating to Rome and the Reformation today, and used that as a springboard to start into a series I am going to do on the history of the Reformation. ”

The Death of Ulrich Zwingli — An overview of how this powerful force of the Reformation died.

The Art of Godliness, Episode 5: Music in the Church — A good discussion on a very important topic regarding the worship of the local church.

Imperfect Elders — A reminder and challenge to imperfect elders.

DBG Weekend Spotlight (10-6-17)

DBG Weekend Spotlight (10-6-17)

October 31st will prove to be an important day for at least two reasons—the historic 500th anniversary of the Reformation and secondly, the rates for the 2018 G3 Conference will increase at midnight.  Go ahead and form your groups, save the date, and make your reservations to join us by registering at G3Conference.com.

What’s the Purpose of … Pastors? — Please take time to read this helpful article that gets to the point of what a pastor is called to do in the life of the local church.

Princeton Student Ministry Drops Evangelical Name After 80 Years — This isn’t really breaking news, but it’s a reminder of where these institutions started compared to where they are today.

$5 Friday: Scripture, Reformation, & the Holy Spirit — Check out these good deals and take advantage of the $5 Friday option.

Video: “Walk in Light, Part One” by Alistair Begg — A good sermon by Alistair Begg, one worthy of your time.

How to Find Gold in God’s Word: Reading the Bible with Supernatural Help — We do indeed need the help of God in reading and understanding the Bible.

Scripture: Our Inerrant and Infallible Authority — “Sola Scriptura may be considered a Reformation plank, but it is also, more accurately, a biblical one.”

Serious Preaching in a Comedy Culture — If you think that preaching is an easy task or that it’s the job of the preacher to “be the funny guy” on Sunday—please take a few minutes to read this helpful article.

DBG Spotlight (10-4-17)

DBG Spotlight (10-4-17)

Todd Friel covers “Ten point test to know you are a Christian…or not.” Not only is this important, but so is the announcement just below this video.

Wretched Radio and TV — The Wretched team with Todd Friel announced this Monday that all of their radio and TV shows are now accessible for FREE.  Enjoy it on their website, YouTube channel, and more.

Calvinist — The new film by Les Lanphere that charts the resurgence of Calvinism among the evangelical church is now available to purchase or rent—in both hard copy and digital formats.

What Does It Mean to Be a Shepherd Over the Flock? — “This is one of the reasons why so many pastors have compromised the preaching of the gospel. They have been so fearful that they would lose their jobs by being bold in their preaching and passionate in their concern for the sheep that they keep one eye on the sheep and the other eye on those who hire and fire them.”

The Art of Godliness, Episode 4: Scandal in the Church — How should we respond to the news of public failure of a public figure within evangelical circles?  Tim Challies and Paul Martin discuss the details.

Horrible Arguments for the Roman Priesthood, Did Jesus Say the I Am Statements? — James White discusses some important points related to the Roman Catholic Church and the deity of Christ.

The Gentle Lutheran — A good overview of one of Martin Luther’s closest friends and partners in ministry—Philip Melanchthon.

Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, October 2017 — This month’s edition of Tabletalk is dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.