All I can say is, thank you C.J. Mahaney or whoever’s idea it was to have all audio from Soverign Grace Ministries for free, that means Together for the Gospel for free, that means guest speakers like R.C. Sproul for free, Ligon Duncan for free, John Macarthur for free, and of course C.J. Mahaney for free, and many many other messages and sermons, AND you know what that means, Together for the Gospel 2008 audio will be FREE!!

Interesting read on the importance of reading by Tim Challies, also linking to the original article by Bob Kauflin, What – Me Read?

Remember the baptism discussion by Piper and Grudem, Mark Dever joins in on the Baptism and Church membership, AND Sam Storms, AND Ligon Duncan, BUT over at Between Two Worlds, Justin Taylor has organized it into a “Baptizoblogdebate Roundup

Over at, Tim gives us a little bit of Whitefield action on “How to Listen to a Sermon,” it is a quick and good read

This is interesting to say the least, it maps out all the locations mentioned in the bible on google maps, check it out


1 John 3:19-24
By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.

“It would ill become me to speak in a slighting way of ‘hopes’ and ‘trusts’. But I fear many of us sit down content with them, and go no further. I should like to see fewer ‘peradventurers’ in the Lord’s famil, and more who could say, ‘I know and am persuaded.’ Oh, that all believers would covet the best gifts, and not be content with less! Many miss the full tide of blessedness the gospel was meant to convey. Many keep themselves in a low and starved condition of soul, while their Lord is saying, ‘Eat and drink abundantly, O beloved.’ ‘Ask and receive, that your joy may be full’ (S. of S. 5:1; John 16:24).”

-J.C. Ryle

James 4:1-10
What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.


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