‘Jesus Loves The Church & So Should You’ [3-part AUDIO] by Earl Blackburn

The Portico Church Annual Spring Theology Conference just took place on April 25, 2015. The featured speaker was Earl Blackburn. The subject was the biblical mandate for formal church membership from his book “Jesus Loves The Church And So Should You.”

Conference Audio [RSS]:

Part 1 – Ephesians 3:20-21 [mp3]:

Part 2 – 1 Timothy 3:14-15 [mp3]:

Part 3 – Acts 2:40-47 [mp3]:

Earl Blackburn opens the conference informing that he isn’t able to say all that should be said on Ecclesiology (Doctrine of the Church) but he has written on it in the following book and recommends it for those who want to dive deeper into this doctrine:

Book:

Jesus Loves the Church

Jesus Loves the Church and So Should You:
Studies in Biblical Churchmanship

by Earl M. Blackburn

[ AMZ: $14.27/£10 | SGCB: $7.75 eBook: $8.00 ]

Description:

Pastor Earl Blackburn
Pastor Earl Blackburn

Earl Blackburn has served the Lord in the Church since December 27th, 1976. He has served seven years in Utah, twenty-two years in California, and now nearly ten years in Louisiana. Over the past several years brother Earl has battled with cancer which has caused him to appreciate the church more than ever. This book is written by a man who has a burning passion for the Church of Christ, and who desires to stir up the hearts of people all over the world to love the Church Christ loved enough to lay down his life for her.

This book has been written to be read by the layperson who has many practical questions about the modern-day Church. This would be a great book for churches to have on their literature rack to give to visitors and to use with New Members Classes as well.

Details:

Paperback: 154 pages
Publisher: Solid Ground Christian Books (October 14, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches

Does God Change in the Incarnation? Spurgeon Answers [Quote & Sermon Audio]

Pastor Erik Raymond points out a quote from Spurgeon that is, “especially helpful in considering the immutability of God (the fact that he does not change) even in light of the incarnation of Christ“:

Charles Spurgeon
Charles Spurgeon

All creatures change. Man, especially as to his body, is always undergoing revolution. Very probably there is not a single particle in my body which was in it a few years ago. This frame has been worn away by activity, its atoms have been removed by friction, fresh particles of matter have in the mean time constantly accrued to my body, and so it has been replenished; but its substance is altered.

The fabric of which this world is made is ever passing away; like a stream of water, drops are running away and others are following after, keeping the river still full, but always changing in its elements.

But God is perpetually the same. He is not composed of any substance or material, but is spirit—pure, essential, and ethereal spirit—and therefore he is immutable. He remains everlastingly the same. There are no furrows on his eternal brow. No age hath palsied him; no years have marked him with the mementoes of their flight; he sees ages pass, but with him it is ever now. He is the great I AM—the Great Unchangeable.

Mark you, his essence did not undergo a change when it became united with the manhood. When Christ in past years did gird himself with mortal clay, the essence of his divinity was not changed; flesh did not become God, nor did God become flesh by a real actual change of nature; the two were united in hypostatical union, but the Godhead was still the same. It was the same when he was a babe in the manger, as it was when he stretched the curtains of heaven; it was the same God that hung upon the cross, and whose blood flowed down in a purple river, the self-same God that holds the world upon his everlasting shoulders, and bears in his hands the keys of death and hell.

He never has been changed in his essence, not even by his incarnation; he remains everlastingly, eternally, the one unchanging God, the Father of lights, with whom there is no variableness, neither the shadow of a change.

Here is the entire sermon (his first preached at New Park Street Chapel, Southwark).

Read out [mp3]:

Dr. Nick Needham interviewed on The Fall [Theology on the Go Podcast]

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Dr. Nick Needham

From the Alliance of Confessing Evangelical‘s Place for Truth’s podcast “Theology on the Go”:

Jonathan Master interviews Dr. Nick Needham about the important doctrine of the fall.

Today’s episode of “Theology on the Go” features Dr. Nick Needham, tutor of Church History at Highland Theological College in Scotland and pastor of Inverness Reformed Baptist Church. He is author of a series of books on Church history entitled 2,000 Years of Christ’s Power. Today, Jonathan discusses the Fall of mankind (Genesis 3) with Dr. Needham.

[19:23 min. mp3]

You can listen to Dr. Needham’s Historical Lectures at The Wicket Gate.

Dr. Needham’s SermonAudio page is here

Dr. Needham’sLigonier TableTalk articles can be found here..

Reformation Celebration 2014 ‘Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God’ [Audio] feat. Mike Gaydosh + more

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Here is the audio from the 2014 Sovereign Grace Family Church Reformation Celebration:

Thursday, November 6:

Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God | Jesse Pickett | MP3]:

Friday, November 7:

Jesus the Great Evangelist | Andrew Smith | MP3]:

Saturday, November 8:

Evangelism Conference Q&A | Various Speakers | MP3]:

Sharing and Defending the Faith | Dr. M. Keith Foskey | MP3]:

The Evangelistic Heart of Brother Bryan of Birmingham | Michael Gaydosh | MP3]:

World Missions and Evangelism | Steve Jennings | MP3]: