Seven Signs of Grace for Discouraged Souls

by Jon Sharp

It is certain that only those who have received grace from God can truly see or value the beauty of his grace. The Puritan William Bradford once wrote to a friend, “Your sins are undoubtedly pardoned, etc. For God has given you a penitent, believing heart; that is, a heart which desires to repent and – READ MORE >

My Friends In Hebrews

by Eric Barbee

“My books are my tools.  They also serve as my counsel, my consolation, and my comfort.  They are my friends and my delights.” ~ Charles Spurgeon Those words appear on a coffee mug that Jessica picked up for me at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary a few years ago.  As a result, those words are – READ MORE >

Resources for Sunday’s Sermon – February 19, 2017

by Eric Barbee

This past Sunday our sermon series in Hebrews brought us to Hebrews 2:1-4. The sermon is titled, “So Great A Salvation” and can be found HERE. The writer of Hebrews provides an exhortation found in verse 1 saying, “we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard”. This is the first warning that – READ MORE >

Resources for Sunday’s Sermon – February 12, 2017

by Eric Barbee

This week we concluded Hebrews chapter 1 with the second part of a message titled, “The Person and Word of Jesus Christ:  Superior to Angels”.  The text was Hebrews 1:4-14.  You can find the sermon HERE. To assist your study, below are some additional passages that were covered: Joshua 10:24 Psalm 19:1; 33:6; 51; 102; – READ MORE >

Resources for Sunday’s Sermon – February 5, 2017

by Eric Barbee

This past Sunday’s message was titled, “The Person and Work of Jesus Christ:  Superior to Angels”.  Our text was Hebrew 1:4-14 and is part one of a two-part message.  You can find the message HERE. From the text this week, we saw the person and work of Jesus Christ and observed that His work has – READ MORE >

Read Your Bible Every Day

by Eric Barbee

With the New Year comes many resolutions.  As the year meanders along so come many broken resolutions.  Within churches that resolution is frequently to make Bible reading a daily practice. A Christian parody site recently posted a piece that is unfortunately too often a reality among many in the church.  It is titled, “Local Man’s – READ MORE >

God Sent His Son

by Eric Barbee

Every Christmas the church rightly turns her attention to God being with us in the person of Jesus Christ. This staggering account is captured in the gospel narratives of Matthew and Luke. The events that unfold are cause for angels to break upon the scene in proclamation and worship, governments to react, and prophets to – READ MORE >

Reasons for Good Works

by Eric Barbee

On Sunday morning when we considered the word of Paul in Titus 3:14, “Our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful”, I mentioned a book that provided 5 reasons we would do good works.  The book I mentioned was What is the – READ MORE >

John Murray on Sanctification

by Eric Barbee

For a few years I have heard the name John Murray and seen his book, Redemption Accomplished and Applied.  John Murray was a Scottish professor of systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia who died in 1975.  It wasn’t until this year’s Together for the Gospel conference that I decided to pick up a – READ MORE >