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True Romance: The Message of Song of Solomon

Well, by God’s grace, at FBC Grand Cayman we’ve completed our sermon series through the book Song of Solomon. As I admitted here, I approached the book with no small amount of trepidation. But the Lord was good and kindly blessed His word. We had a great time considering the themes of the book and applying its lesson to our lives. I’m not sure there’s been a series with more excitement despite my trepidation. And it’s probably the series where the congregation laughed at me the most, trying in futility to sing 80’s love songs that illustrated various themes in the book. If you need a good laugh, you’ll enjoying the terrible singing bits!

Thus far in my life as a preacher, I’ve found Song of Solomon to be both the most difficult book to preach and the most rewarding and encouraging. I expected the difficulty, but I’m not sure I expected the reward. Oh me of little faith. All in all, God built us up by His word and in our fellowship together.

For anyone that’s interested, here are links to the sermons:

Anticipation (Songs 1:1-2:7)

Love Found, Lost and Found (Songs 2:8-3:5)

Consummation (Song 3:6-5:1)

How Women Should Talk about Their Husbands (Songs 5:2-6:3)

How Men Should Talk about Their Wives (Songs 6:4-7:9)

Getting Away Together (Songs 7:9-8:4)

The Strength of Love (Songs 8:5-14)

To my preacher friends, what book of the Bible has been most difficult for you to preach and why? What was the outcome?

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Hear C.S. Lewis Reading a Portion of “Mere Christianity”

I really enjoyed listening to this recording of C.S. Lewis addressing British audiences during the War years. The series of addresses became “Mere Christianity.” Apparently only one recording survived. Enjoy!

Part 1

Part 2

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TGC Women’s Conference Audio and Video Available

I’ve been waiting to access the audio and video from this past June’s TGC Women’s Conference.  I’ve heard wonderful things from my wife and about 20 ladies from the church who were able to attend.  Well, the wait is over.  If interested, you can grab the video of the plenary sessions and the audio of the workshops here.

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New Life Conference Audio

A couple weeks ago, I had the privilege of speaking at the 10th New Life Fellowship Bible Conference in Vernon Hills, IL.  This is easily my favorite conference of all.  To know why, see here.  I mean, you can’t get much better than hanging out with and sitting under the word with Tony Carter, Reddit Andrews, Ken Jones, and Louis Love and all the saints and pilgrims who make the journey there.  Word.  Spirit.  Laughter.  Joy.  Love.  It’s an awesome time!

This year’s theme was “A God Like No Other: Expositions of the Book of Micah.”  The site and audio work best with Explorer or Firefox.  Here’s the line-up:

The Glory Comes Down: Micah 1 (Tony Carter)

The Present Darkness: Micah 2-3 (Ken Jones)

The Coming Glory: Micah 4 (Reddit Andrews)

The Shepherd Who Leads: Micah 5 (Thabiti Anyabwile)

The Holiness God Demands: Micah 6 (Ken Jones)

The God Like No Other: Micah 7 (Reddit Andrews)

What a great blessing to preach one of the best known passages (or at least verses) in the Christian world.  Check the audio.  Next year, check the conference itself.  You won’t be disappointed.  Next year’s theme: “Give ‘em Heaven: Expositions of Revelation 19-22.”

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T4G Debrief: The Ministry Wives Panel

Well, that’s not really a T4G event proper, but it was organized in coordination with T4G.  Mrs. Mary Mohler led a panel of pastors’ wives in a discussion with wives at Southern Seminary.  My darling wife had opportunity to contribute to the conversation along with Jani Ortlund, Lauren Chandler, and two “p.k’s,” Katie Mohler and Ashley Smith.  Obviously, I wasn’t invited to attend.  I’m not bitter, really.  But I did hear it was a great discussion.  You can listen in to both part 1 and part 2.  I pray it blesses.

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9Marks Audio: A Crash Course on Biblical Theology w/ Greg Beale

You can listen here.  From the 9Marks website:

Greg Beale gives a crash course on the discipline of biblical theology, assesses recent works on it, and explains what he’s written and why.

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DeYoung and Gilbert on the Mission of the Church

A two part 9Marks interview:

Part 1: In view of their new book, Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert discuss the mission of the church, social justice, and the gospel.

Part 2: Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert, authors of the new book What is the Mission of the Church?, examine key biblical passages on mission, the poor, and the kingdom of God.

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Talking about the Trellis & the Vine

The elders of FBC are currently leading about 40 members of the church through a discussion of The Trellis and the Vine.  As elders, we found the book so helpful and clear that we wanted to share its insights with our people.

I just learned that Tony and Col, authors of the book, are posting a series of podcasts discussing issues related to the book.  Thus far there are two discussions posted:

Trellis & Vine Talk 1–Not About Small Groups

In this first episode of Trellis & Vine Talk Tony and Col discuss—amongst other things— why the ideas in The Trellis and the Vine are not about small groups and one-to-one. Listen to it here, or download the file to catch up on it later.

Trellis & Vine Talk 2–Who Is Your Sheep?

This is the second episode of Trellis & Vine Talk, in which Tony and Col discuss discipleship gurus, what (or who) exactly is a lay pastor, a shepherds heart, and ministry of the word. Listen to it here, or download the file to catch up on it later.

Thanks to The Briefing for posting these!  Enjoy!

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Worship God ’11 Audio

The good folks at Sovereign Grace Ministries have posted some of the audio from last week’s Worship God ’11 Conference.

Ray Ortlund, Jr, “Gathering to Behold” (2 Cor. 3:18)

Bryan Chappell, “Gathering to Rehearse the Gospel” (Isaiah 6:1-8)

Thabiti Anyabwile, “Gathering Around the Word” (1 Tim. 4:11-16)

I thoroughly enjoyed Ray’s and Bryan’s meditation on the greater glory of God in Christ and in grace.  Each arrived at that theme from their different texts and left us beholding the greatness of the Lord Jesus.  Well worth the listen.

I assume the audio from Bob Kauflin’s and Craig Cabaniss’ talks will be posted soon.

Update:

They’ve now added the final two plenary sessions.  Both were outstanding and practically helpful.

Bob Kauflin, “Gathering to Edify” (1 Cor. 14)

Craig Cabaniss, “Gathering to Commission” (1 Peter 2:9-10)

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Building Word-Centered, Confessional Churches

That’s the theme of the talks given at the Heidelberg Conference on Reformed theology. The audio is available for:

Sebastian Heck, “Convocation Address”

Dr. Derek Thomas, “The Church, Reformed According to the Word of God”

Dr. Carl Trueman, “The Confessing and Confessional Church”

Jon Payne, “The Church and the Means of Grace”

Dr. Carl Trueman, “The Heidelberg Catechism”

Jon Payne, “The Reformed Pastor”

Dr. Derek Thomas, “The Worship of the Reformed Church”

Sebastian Heck, “Planting Confessional Reformed Churches”

Looks like they’re in the process of putting up videos as well.  (HT: Feeding on Christ)

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