Sam Storms' Kingdom Come has been around now 18 months or so. Not everyone is going to be persuaded by his arguments and conclusions (for amillennialism), but I have found the book truly useful. It's useful for those wishing to understand this particular viewpoint, especially as it is written from the point of view of someone who grew up in a situation where such a view is truly cutting against the grain. That sharpens Sam's thinking. But this week I had cause to turn to it again for his excellent chapter on Romans 9-11. I have read a lot on this chapter, from all different point of views, but I think Sam's chapter is a super analysis, clear and well argued, not dismissive of other views (he correctly shows that it's possible to make too much of the achris hou in Greek). I know it's a cliche, but the price of the book is worth it for this chapter alone.
We always need to make a case for consecutive expository preaching. We're not so naive as to say that all preaching must take this form, but that we believe that the normal diet of a flock of God's people is best served by this approach. Tim Trumper, a good friend of PT and a pastor in the US has recently written a short book about just this subject. It's - in part at least - in response to some well publicised comments about how this kind of weekly diet is not what the church needs. It is therefore timely and focused. You can buy the volume here, but here is a taster: The completed canon allows for [consecutive expository preaching], the profitability of all Scripture encourages it, and the history of Reformation preaching supports it. Consecutive exposition is the true heir of Reformation preaching.
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Monday 22nd June 2015 –
Wednesday 24th June 2015
EMA 2015: Identity Crisis - Preaching to a confused world. Speakers will include Christopher Ash, Tim Keller, Mike Raiter, Andrew Reid, Vaughan Roberts, Bruce Ware and John Wyatt. We're confused about identity. We're confused about gender and sexuality. We're confused about race. We're confused about the beginning and end of life. The 2015 EMA will focus on a biblical theology of humanity: if we can be clear about the Bible's teaching on humanity, then we can be joyfully confident in our own identity in Christ and equipped to preach to a confused world. For those who are really looking ahead, the dates for EMA 2016 are 21st to 23rd June.
Cornhill Teaching Day Dublin 2014
Saturday 8th November 2014
Christopher Ash, Director of the PT Cornhill Training Course, will host a one day session on the book of Psalms for occasional bible preachers and teachers. The cost includes light refreshments but please bring your own lunch.
Started in 1991, PT Cornhill exists primarily to train preachers, as well as equipping men and women to teach the Bible in other contexts, such as youth/children's work and women's ministry. Click here for more details
Our "collections" are specially selected talks which have been grouped together to help you make the most of our resources. We are currently featuring a collection of pen portraits of major Christian figures from history by Vaughan Roberts given at EMA over a number of years. Or click here and use the collections filter to see other collections.