Archives for May 30, 2013

Prepared by Grace, for Grace

Prepared by Grace, for GraceLast week, Reformation Heritage Books came out with Prepared by Grace, for Grace: The Puritans on God’s Ordinary Way of Leading Sinners to Christ, co-authored by Paul Smalley and me, with a foreword by Sinclair Ferguson. In this book we are showing the Puritan emphasis on how God ordinarily uses conviction of sin to lead sinners to Christ.

Implicitly, the Puritans help us challenge the status quo of contemporary evangelicalism, which for the most part, tragically embraces a shallow form of easy-believism that does not result in genuine conversion.

I am convinced that many who have written on this subject did not understand the Puritans here. We aim to set the record straight. Pray with us that God will use this book mightily in our day when preaching often confuses the relationship between law and gospel.

Prayer Request for Preaching in Tennessee

Biblical Worldview Student ConferenceThe Lord willing, I am to preach two times for Dr. Reggie Weems in the Heritage Baptist Church, Johnson City, Tennessee on Sunday, and then address a group of ministers on Sunday evening. From Monday through Thursday I will be speaking eight times to about 150 young people from United States and Canada at the annual Biblical Worldview Student Conference at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Kingsport, Tennessee, pastored by Brent Bradley and Steven Warhurst. Pray for God’s indispensable blessing.