Today marks the 501st anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. As we consider the importance of our place in history and how this movement has shaped us personally and how we worship corporately—the G3 Conference has a great offer for you to consider as you make your plans for January. While you will receive a record number of books this year through your registration—you can add this wonderfully printed and nicely bound hardback of The Diary and Journal of David Brainerd if you register for the G3 before midnight (EST) tonight.
Make your reservation to be at this exciting and important conference and build your theological library at the same time.
Video: “God and Man” by Alistair Begg — “Unless we first understand God’s identity, we will never make sense of our own. So who is God? Psalm 8 proclaims that He is the Lord, the ruler of all things who created mankind in His image.”
Kevin DeYoung’s Ten Commandments — According to Tim Challies, “The Ten Commandments is a worthy book on an important topic. No matter your theological background and convictions, I’m convinced you’ll benefit from reading it (and any other of DeYoung’s books).”
Quiz on the Reformation — Did you miss the latest quiz on the DBG blog? See how much you really know about the Reformation.
G3 Conference — Seats are still available for the G3, so if you’re planning to go, make your reservations soon.
Suffering Taught Him to Look to Christ: Charles Spurgeon (1834–1892) — “Crowds lined the streets, hoping to catch a glimpse of the olivewood casket as it made its way through the streets of south London. On top was a large pulpit Bible opened at Isaiah 45:22: “Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth.” It was Thursday, February 11, 1892, and the body of Charles Haddon Spurgeon was being taken for burial.”
Are you becoming more or less of an encourager? “It is imperative that we adopt this mindset and that, even as times get more and more hostile towards true believers, we learn to grow in our encouragement for the sake of our own good and the good of others.”
After taking a season off through an extremely busy summer filled with travel, speaking engagements, and other responsibilities—the DBG Spotlight is back. It is my desire during these posts to highlight good articles in various different lanes (from ministry and pastoral related articles to the general article for the entire church). I hope you enjoy.
Take just a few minutes to listen to R.C. Sproul explain imputation and the righteousness of God that we receive by faith.
Susie — Tim Challies provides a helpful review of my friend Ray Rhode’s new book on the wife of Charles Spurgeon. You will want to read both the review and the book!
Is Christ Enough? Brief Thoughts on Corporate Representation — “To summarize: one danger of the corporate apology is that it puts a given individual in a position that he or she cannot occupy. I am not the representative of a holy nation-state. I am not the high priest of God’s people. Beyond this, I have no biblical summons to make atonement for sin. I do not apologize for the sins of all people from Maine (including, but not limited to, a love for Moxie).”
Puritan Documentary Video — Joel Beeke points to the full Puritan Documentary trailer. This is one documentary you will want to get your hands on.
Ghana And Kavanaugh — “Presumption of guilt against Black people is why 4,743 Black Americans were lynched between 1882 and 1968. Presumption of guilt is why 40, 000 women were executed during the witch trials in Europe between the 15th and 18th centuries.”
The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel — The website is nearing 10,000 signatures. Don’t miss the resources in form of articles and sermons that have been posted on the site along with a new batch coming over the next couple of days.
Missions Conference for the Church — The 2019 G3 Conference is centered on the theme of missions and will be a wonderful conference for the whole Church. It’s an event designed to encourage and equip the entire family – so make your plans to join us for this wonderful weekend of worship. Speakers will include John Piper, Steven Lawson, Voddie Baucham, Mark Dever, David Platt, Tim Challies, and more. We will have special sessions designed for ladies as well led by Martha Peace and Cindy Currin.