Life in Christ
This book traces the trajectory of the Christian’s experience of God’s grace in Christ Jesus, considering the privilege and blessing of being a true disciple of the Lord. Confusion or error in these matters can dishonour God, undermine a Christian’s health, unsettle the church, and hold back the progress of the truth. Eternal life begins in Christ Jesus, and Christians need to consider the many-sided jewel of redemption to be both enlightened and enlivened with regard to our identity as new creatures in Christ Jesus. When we better understand and appreciate our life in Christ it will draw out our hearts toward God in Christ in thankfulness and love for his many mercies toward us.
The Brokenhearted Evangelist
Many Christians today affirm biblical truth regarding evangelism and mission, but we cannot pretend that we know and believe the truth about men, souls, heaven, hell, and salvation unless it is making a difference in the way we think, feel, pray, speak, and act. How do Christians develop this sense of urgency? What motivates our evangelism? We need the character of the brokenhearted evangelist, recognizing the greatness of our own sin, looking to God for forgiveness, and recognizing our obligation to teach transgressors God’s ways. This book urges Christians to exercise that privilege, providing spiritual truth and practical guidance for carrying out this necessary gospel duty.
Gods Care For Widows
This book is written for widows – old and young – to comfort them in their various troubles. Throughout the Bible God makes himself known as the one who defends, comforts and provides for the widow. From the days of Moses and the prophets to the time of the Lord Jesus Christ and the early church, widows have been a particular object of his fatherly care. Written out of the conviction that the church of Christ is responsible for relieving the distress of widows, this book seeks to draw out God’s wisdom for the widow. Naomi, Ruth, the widows of Zarephath and Nain, the Jerusalem widows, and Mary, the mother of the Lord Jesus Christ are among those considered.
The New Calvinism Considered
The new Calvinism – another label for those often called ‘young, restless and Reformed’ – is a relatively new, somewhat nebulous, but widespread phenomenon, primarily in Western evangelicalism but spreading in influence across the globe. What are we to make of it? What healthy contributions does it make? What potentially dangerous elements might it contain? Here is an even-handed, pastoral assessment of the new Calvinism, evaluating the movement as a whole and offering encouragements and warnings as appropriate. This fair and careful appraisal gives insight and direction for those seeking to understand, appreciate, and respond to the new Calvinism in its many shapes and colours.
A Portrait of Paul
What does a true pastor look like, and what constitutes a faithful ministry? How can we identify the life and labors of one called by God to serve in the church of Jesus Christ? What can we expect of such a man? To address these questions, Rob Ventura and Jeremy Walker examine how the apostle Paul describes his pastoral relation to the people of God in Colossians 1:24–2:5. By discussing these essential attitudes, qualities, and characteristics of a faithful minister of Christ, A Portrait of Paul provides gospel ministers an example of what they should be, and demonstrates for churches the kind of pastors they will seek if they desire men after God’s own heart.
The Excellent Benjamin Keach
This book is a study of the life and thought of Benjamin Keach (1640-1704), one of the most important Baptist thinkers of his day. Keach’s fame is usually based on two things: his sufferings as a twenty-four year old preacher when he was pilloried in his native Buckinghamshire in 1664; and when he introduced hymn singing into congregational worship in the latter part of the seventeenth century. This biography shows that Keach’s significance far exceeds these two items. Drawing on almost all of Keach’s available writings and exploring the ministry and character of this man of God, it is evident why the term “excellent” may be justly applied to his name.