Book Recommendations

 

Pastor Scott will offer book recommendations periodically. A limited number may be available on Sunday morning for those who attend, this will be noted. To purchase on your own, a link is provided.

Five English Reformers-JC Ryle-”Why were such men burned at the stake? What were the great convictions in which they lived and for which they were prepared to sacrifice life itself? What made their lives and testimony to Christ’s gospel so powerful? Do Christians today share either their convictions or their faithfulness? (a few available for free on our resource table)

NAS MacArthur Study Bible-”This all-in-one spiritual library contains John MacArthur’s personal study notes below the full-length Bible text. Virtually every Scripture has a matching study note with detailed information, explanation, and helpful insight. These notes are based on John’s verse-by-verse approach to the Bible and fifty years of careful study. John’s goal is to let the Bible speak for itself—nothing more, nothing less.”

Biblical Doctrine-A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth “Doctrine isn’t just for theologians—it’s important for every Christian because it shows us who God is and how we should live. Systematizing the robust theology that has undergirded Dr. John MacArthur’s well-known preaching ministry for decades, this overview of basic Christian doctrine covers topics such as God the Father, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, salvation, and more. Comprehensive in scope yet written to be accessible to the average reader—with non-technical vocabulary, minimal footnotes, and a helpful bibliography—this volume offers Christians a solid foundation for what they believe and why. “

Hymns of Grace-”Let's revive some of the great hymns that have fallen into disuse, and along with the best hymns written today, delve deeply into this rich Christian hymnology." —John MacArthur (available for purchase at our resource table, $20)

Expository Listening - This book is “designed to equip you not only to understand what true, biblical preaching sounds like, but also how to receive it, and ultimately, what to do about it. You need to know how to look for the Word of God, to love the Word of God, and to live the Word of God. In this way, God and His Word will be honored and glorified through your life.”

Sunday School Resources

St. Patrick’s Bad Analogies - The problem with using analogies to explain the Holy Trinity is that you always end up confessing some ancient heresy.

Bruce WareEqual in Essence, Distinct in Roles: Eternal Functional Authority and Submission among the Essentially Equal Divine Persons of the Godhead (page 44-58)

Daniel timetable-Pastor John MacArthur- detailed look at the timetable of prophecy leading to Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem. “How marvelous, how accurate, how exacting that it all should come to the very day, the very day that Jesus when He entered the eastern gate on the colt, the foal of an ass, with the palm branches strewn at His feet, hearing the hosannas, must have had a heart that was exhilarated beyond anything we can believe. It must have had ringing in His ears, the prophecies of Daniel. How heaven must have rejoiced that this great monumental prophecy, which if wrong by one day would defy the veracity of the Word of God, had indeed come to pass.”

Blogs/Ministries

Grace To You - “the purpose of Grace to You, which is to teach biblical truth with clarity”

Cripplegate - “This blog is a small attempt to continue the tradition that these men started by giving a place for like-minded Christians and pastors to share their thoughts about ministry, theology, and issues that affect the church today, in a way that will bring encouragement and clarity to those who read it.”

Tim Challies - Informing the Reforming, blogger, author and book reviewer.

Wretched - Mission: Preach the Gospel, Equip the Saints, Strengthen the Church through television, radio and social media

WWUTT - “When We Understand the Text is an online video ministry that desires to promote sound Bible teaching while also exposing many of the myths and false ideas that have arisen from bad teaching.”

Answers in Genesis - “dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. We focus on providing answers to questions about the Bible—particularly the book of Genesis—regarding key issues such as creation, evolution, science, and the age of the earth.”

Delivered by Grace - “a theology blog that focuses on theology, SBC, preaching, the church, and many issues within the Christian life. “

G3 Conference - “The mission of the G3 Conference is to educate, encourage, and equip for the work of ministry and for the glory of God. Our mission is built upon the foundation of the holy Scriptures and upheld by three pillars - gospel, grace, and glory.”

One Passion Ministries - The teaching ministry of Dr. Steven Lawson, “exists to ignite a supreme passion for God and His glory in all people throughout the world. As our name indicates, the strategic goal of this ministry is to enflame hearts with an all-consuming desire for Jesus Christ and His gospel. Our primary aim for believers from every walk of life is that they be revived and emboldened to live exclusively for the greatness of God.”

For Women

Michelle Lesley - Discipleship for Christian Women - Helpful Discernment between Good and False Teachers

Equipping Eve - “Equipping Eve exists to equip women with "fruits of truth" from God's Word so that they will be prepared to stand strong in an age that is ripe with deception.”

For Men

Men’s Bible Study Live: Romans with Dr. Steven Lawson Thursday mornings 8am EST (7am CST) (also recordings of previous studies)

Biblical Counseling Resources

Association of Certified Biblical Counselors - “For 40 years, the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) has been certifying biblical counselors to ensure doctrinal integrity and to promote excellence in biblical counseling.”

Truth in Love Podcast - “We are producing this podcast because we want to help the church think biblically and practically about the difficulties that we all face.”

Dr.John Street - “John is a professor of biblical counseling at The Master’s University and Seminary, and he serves as the chairman of the Masters of Arts in Biblical Counseling program.”


Recommended Church Searches


Are you looking for a church closer to you? We are recommended by the following church search sites and you may find churches with similar Statements of Faith here:

The Master’s Seminary

Grace Advance

9 Marks

Michelle Lesley