Tag Archives: D.A. Carson

“Domesticated Gospel”

This past Sunday, as we focused on the Grow of Gather Grow Go, I sought to make the argument that we never outgrow the Gospel. In Christ, the Gospel contains “unsearchable riches” (Eph. 3:8). However, one problem that often plagues … Continue reading

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A Subtle Temptation

As we study the Sermon on the Mount together, we must beware of the sneaky temptation to be known for being godly, the hunger for the fame of holiness. D.A. Carson wrote: We human beings are a strange lot. We … Continue reading

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The Wonder of the Cross

With tomorrow being Good Friday, I have posted several thought-provoking, and I hope affection stirring, statements from various authors below. Commenting on Matthew 27:41-42, D.A. Carson wrote: “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself.” The deeper irony … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading on Suffering

In 2010, I preached a topical sermon series on suffering. The feedback I received from the congregation helped me realize how much biblical teaching on this subject is truly needed. Every year since, I have committed to preach at least … Continue reading

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Mystery

During the sermon this past Sunday I referenced a section of Job (38-42:6). The point I was attempting to make was that often we will come to a point of mystery in our efforts to understand God’s revelation of Himself … Continue reading

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Not Too Much

I will never forget the opening lines of D.A. Carson’s book, Basics for Believers, as he rebuked superficial thinking about the gospel. I would like to buy about three dollars worth of gospel, please. Not too much—just enough to make me … Continue reading

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My Favorite Reads From 2013

Serving as Pastor of Redeemer I have the privilege to do a fair amount of reading. Each year I offer as recommendations some of my top picks from a year of reading. The books I recommend are not necessarily books … Continue reading

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Biblical Substance

I enjoy summary statements of Biblical doctrine. Of course, detailed study of all scripture is important, but I find meaty summary statements to be both helpful and edifying. I am currently reading through D.A. Carson’s The Intolerance of Tolerance. Carson … Continue reading

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The Reign of Christ

The past two sermons at Redeemer have been on the Resurrection and Ascension of Christ. The Resurrection and Ascension were the final act in the inauguration of the “Redemptive” Kingdom. (I would submit the inauguration of the Kingdom began when … Continue reading

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Easter Reading

Each year during the Easter Season as we approach Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, I try to read some books that direct my heart and mind to the significance of these events. This year I am reading: Passion by Mike … Continue reading

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