The entire storyline of Scripture, the history of redemption, is the story of God providing substitutes for his people to cover their shame and bear the judgment they deserved so that they might be accepted by him.
20 quotes from It Is Well, a book by Mark Dever & Michael Lawrence.
If you believe God is totally sovereign in conversion, then that should affect your philosophy of ministry—how you preach, how you evangelize, and even how you structure your membership process.
What do we do when someone takes exception to our church’s statement of faith?
Young people need to be given a worldview that answers the hard questions, not one that masks over questions with moralism and fun.
How do you grow your church? It’s a question every pastor or church leader asks, a question in which almost every Christian is interested.
Pastor Michael Lawrence explains why this ministry philosophy, though well-intentioned, is not a good idea.
Unless you’re one of those people that is into arcane prophecy and end-times speculation, then why should you preach the book of Ezekiel? Here are three reasons.
Explaining the text is not applying the text, and if you haven’t applied the text, you haven’t preached.
Here’s what happens when Scripture’s story of sonship tells us who we are.
How should Christians relate to family members who have been excommunicated from a church?
Three reasons why a pastor should choose a church’s songs.
When and how should lay elders push back on decisions of staff elders? Consider first what “hat” the staff elder is wearing.
What were the human means and instruments of your conversion?
When we begin to deliberately blur the line, we confuse Christians about what it means to be a follower of Jesus in the first place.