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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Seminary Studies: Where Duty Meets Devotion

Today’s post is adapted from B. B. Warfield’s address “The Religious Life of Seminary Students.” The full essay can be read here. As students of theology your vocation is to study theology; and to study it diligently, in accordance with the apostolic injunction: “Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord.” It is … read more »

Doing the Work of an Evangelist

“Oh my brothers and sisters in Christ, if sinners will be damned at least let them leap to hell over our bodies; and if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay and not madly to destroy themselves” (Spurgeon, The Wailing of Risca). Not only are we … read more »

TMS Distinctives: A High View of the Holy Spirit

Over the past few weeks, the seminary has been posting faculty videos related to its core doctrinal commitments. The six videos in this series center on Pneumatology, and the commitment at TMS to a high view of the Person and work of the Holy Spirit. In this opening video, Dr. Bryan Murphy explains the Holy Spirit’s … read more »

We Will Not Bow

Last Sunday night (July 19), Dr. MacArthur addressed the church’s response to an American society that is growing increasingly hostile to biblical morality and the truth of the gospel. Today’s post is adapted from part of that message. (The full message, in audio, video, and print form, can be found here.) This country talks a … read more »

Ask John MacArthur

Do you have a doctrinal or ministry-related question you would like John MacArthur to answer? If so, please ask it in the comments section below. We will be collecting questions throughout the weekend. Next week, via video interview, Dr. MacArthur will be responding to selected questions from those asked here. The video will be posted on the … read more »

When Dying Is Gain

Fox’s Book of Martyrs is a must read for every Christian. Written by John Fox over 350 years ago, it catalogs the lives of hundreds of believers who, throughout church history, were willing to give their lives for the cause of Christ. When it comes to contagious courage, I can think of no greater testimony … read more »

The Mindset that Motivates Integrity

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the gifted nineteenth-century London preacher, said this in one of his later sermons, “I feel that, if I could live a thousand lives, I would like to live them all for Christ, and I should even then feel that they were all too little a return for His great love to me” … read more »

Online Theological Resources

When it comes to Bible software, I use Logos more than anything else (though I know BibleWorks and Accordance are excellent too). But what about free online resources? Thankfully, the web has made it possible for almost anyone with a computer to access hundreds of valuable study tools. For people who don’t have immediate access … read more »

A Foretaste of Heaven

Today’s post completes our series on “Why I Love the Church.” In yesterday’s article, we focused on the church as it relates to God’s eternal plan. In today’s post, we will look at two additional reasons why I love the church: 3. The Church Is the Most Precious Reality on Earth There’s a third biblical reason … read more »

The Church in God’s Eternal Plan

Today’s post is a continuation from yesterday’s article. Yesterday, we looked at the fact that the church is a divinely-ordained institution. Today, I’d like to consider a second reason why I love the church: 2. The Church Is the Outworking of an Eternal Plan In Titus 1:2, the apostle Paul writes of the “eternal life which … read more »