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Preach the Gospel to Yourself (and 13 questions to diagnose your idolatries)

At our church this past Sunday, our pastor, Smedly Yates, preached on the importance of preaching the gospel to ourselves. He summarized the Gospel, briefly, as “the good news that God saves sinners.” And we who are believers in Jesus Christ must understand and delve deeply into how God feels about our sin (in general) and sins (in specific), what God has done about our sin (Jesus on the cross), and what the results are of what God has done for about sin (our justification, sanctification, and glorification). I highly recommend you check out this sermon—I have benefited greatly from Smedly’s Biblical breakdown of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how I am to preach it to myself in order to live in light of it’s amazing work and benefits in my life.

In light of the first part, how God feels about our sin, it’s important that we see our sin rightly—how God sees our sin. And the first step is to identify the sin our lives.

As a supplement to the above sermon I highly recommend these questions from Kenny Stokes’s sermon at Bethlehem Baptist Church as a very practical help in identifying the sin in our lives so that we can address our sin with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Check out the link below for the list of questions:

Click here to view the questions.

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Lecture of the Week; Smedly Yates on How to Fight Sin

This week’s lecturer is Smedly Yates and his lecture is entitled,”How to Fight Sin. (part 2)” Click here to download.

Lecture of the Week; Smedly Yates on How to Fight Sin (part 1)

This week’s lecturer is Smedly Yates and his lecture is entitled,”How to Fight Sin.” Click here to download.

Lecture of the Week; Smedly Yates on Enlisting Faith in Our Battle with Sin

This weeks lecturer is Smedly Yates and his lecture is entiled,”Enlisting Faith in Our Battle with Sin.” Click here to download.

Lecture of the Week: Smedly Yates on the Hope of the Free

This week’s lecture is by Smedly Yates. His topic is “hope for the free.” Click here to download.

Lecture of the Week; Smedly Yates on The Death of a Slave

This week’s lecture is by Smedly Yates. His topic is “the death of a slave.” Click here to download.

Matt’s Favorite Reads of 2009

Several weeks ago Russ, as the faithful administrator of this blog, sent us an email asking for our favorite extra-Biblical reads of 2009.  I thought about it but never sent him a response.  Then I noticed the rest of the guys posting stuff and figured that I should at the very least send him something even if it’s not at all what he requested.  I spent 2009 avoiding extra-Biblical reading, so this question doesn’t apply.  I typically read a book a week, but this year I aimed for reading through the Bible a couple times (1.5 to be honest) and listening to a lot of sermons.  Here is what ministered to me the most.
Reading through the Bible quickly.  My aim was to read through the Bible in 90 days…I ended up doing it in about 115.  I HIGHLY recommend this.  See my post about it here. I also have a link to a 90 day plan.  Here is a different plan that I didn’t use, but my wife just started it.
D.A. Carson’s Sermons on Evangelism in the 21st century.  These sermons changed the way I interact with non-believers.  They change the way I look at culture and the Gospel.  They changed everything for me.  I recommended these to my brother-in-law who is a youth pastor and he changed his teaching schedule for the next year as a response.  I cannot recommend these three sermons enough.
CJ Mahaney on Gospel Centered Parenting.  Once again, these sermons opened my eyes to a completely new interactive experience with others.  I was just looking for some parent helping from Mr. Mahaney, instead I learned how to bring the Gospel into my everyday life.  If you have no children, go listen to these sermons and think of them as evangelism sermons with anyone that you interact with regularly.  If you have children, stop reading this post and go listen…
Matt Chandler Preached a Series on the Church this year that I really enjoyed.  He didn’t tell me anything new, but he explained many things more clearly and there are a few illustrations in this series that I will plagiarize for the rest of my life.
Finally, the sermon of the year, goes to Smedly Yates (one of the teaching elders at my church Grace Bible Church, Tempe).  He preached a series on missions and when he talked about how missions should be ecclesiological…well listen.
Praise God for faithful men who dedicate their lives to preaching and teaching.  Our job is to use their hard work to grow in our love for and dedication to the Father.  Let’s go be great servants and show those we interact with, the Father.
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