Quote of Note #77: Being a Distinctive People

"The glory of the gospel is that when the Church is absolutely different from the world, she invariably attracts it.  It is then that the world is make to listen to her message, though it may hate it at first.  That is how revival comes.  That must also be true of us as individuals.  It … Continue reading Quote of Note #77: Being a Distinctive People

Quote of Note #58–Vibrancy of Spiritual Life in the Church

"Look at the New Testament Christian, look at the New Testament church, and you see it vibrant with a spiritual life, and, of course, it is always life that tends to lead to excesses.  There is no problem of discipline in a graveyard; there is no problem very much in a formal church." Martyn Lloyd-Jones, … Continue reading Quote of Note #58–Vibrancy of Spiritual Life in the Church

Quote of Note #56–Receiving the Power

"John tells us at the beginning of his Gospel that the thing that is going to differentiate the new era from the old, even including John the Baptist, is this baptism with the Spirit.  Here is the first principle.  It is possible to be believers in the Lord Jesus Christ without having received the baptism … Continue reading Quote of Note #56–Receiving the Power

Quote of Note #49: A Contrast Community

"There is nothing, surely, which exhorts us more than the Sermon on the Mount to be what we are meant to be and to live as we are meant to live; to be like Christ by being a complete contrast to everyone who does not belong to Christ." Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Studies in the Sermon on … Continue reading Quote of Note #49: A Contrast Community

Quote of Note #48: Finding Happiness

"Happiness is the great question confronting mankind.  The whole world is longing for happiness and it is tragic to observe the ways in which people are seeking it.  The vast majority, alas, are doing so in a way that is bound to produce misery.  Anything which, by evading the difficulties, merely makes people happy for … Continue reading Quote of Note #48: Finding Happiness

Quotes of Note #5 — Baptism with the Holy Spirit

"I take it that that is abundantly clear -- you cannot be a Christian without having the Holy Spirit in you.  But -- and here is the point -- I am asserting at the same time that you can be a believer, that you can have the Holy Spirit dwelling in you, and still not … Continue reading Quotes of Note #5 — Baptism with the Holy Spirit

Sermon #38–Our God of Power: Jesus, Man of Power–Philippians 2:5-11; Acts 10:34-43

“Our Lord is eternally the Son of God, but though he was the Son of God, in order to do his work as the Messiah in the likeness of man, in the form of a servant, he needed this ‘baptism’ with the Spirit. . . . In the power of the Spirit he was enabled.  … Continue reading Sermon #38–Our God of Power: Jesus, Man of Power–Philippians 2:5-11; Acts 10:34-43

Sermon #30 — Baptism with the Holy Spirit — 1 John 2:26-28

Much of the power and reality of the Christian faith seems to have been lost to most modern, Western Christians.  For much of the American church, the Christian faith is understood as a set of doctrines, a creed, that people are supposed to agree to and a moral code that people are expected to live … Continue reading Sermon #30 — Baptism with the Holy Spirit — 1 John 2:26-28