The Tongue, the Bridle and the Blessing – Sinclair Ferguson

I’ve been captivated by James 3 of late.

I’ve had the opportunity to write on it a couple of times for Things Above Us and it’s a passage I am actively working to memorize.

In that vein, I was blessed to hear this message by Rev. Dr. Sinclair Ferguson from that text and wanted to share it with you.

Resources, Sermons

“New Power: The Gift of the Holy Spirit”

Of late, I’ve been thinking a lot about the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

I’m a committed cessationist and for both theological and practical reasons, that is not going to change.

But beyond the continual back-and-forth between cessationists and non-cessationists, what does a Christian life look like when it is grounded in a vibrant, living, transforming relationship not just with God the Father and the Lord Jesus but with the Spirit of God?

In exploring this, my friend Jonathan Christman, pastor at Heritage Baptist Church in Owensboro, KY, preached a message a couple of Christmases ago on this very subject and it was so helpful, I could help but share…so grab a Bible and some paper and enjoy:


Scorned…For Us!

Isaiah 53:1-3 Who has believed what he has heard from us?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
For he grew up before him like a young plant,
and like a root out of dry ground;
he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
and no beauty that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by men;
a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;
and as one from whom men hide their faces
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

This Good Friday, let’s take a few minutes to remember that the Son of God was scorned so we could be accepted.