Posts Tagged ‘New Testament’

This is from John Piper. We should never have any shortage of things to pray for if we read the New Testament and pray what they prayed for:

They called on God to exalt his name in the world: Pray then like this: Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name (Matthew 6:9).

They called on God to extend his kingdom in the world: Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10 ).

They called on God that the gospel would run and triumph: Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed on and triumph, as it did among you (2 Thessalonians 3:1).

They called on God for the fullness of the Holy Spirit:  If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him! (Luke 11:13; cf. Ephesians 3:19).

They called on God to vindicate his people in their cause: And will not God vindicate his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? (Luke 18:7).

They called on God to save unbelievers: Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved (Romans 10:1).

They called on God to direct the use of the sword: Take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying through all prayer and supplication on every occasion .  (Ephesians 6:17-18)

They called on God for boldness in proclamation: Pray at all times in the Spirit . . . and also for me, that utterance may be given me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel (Ephesians 6:18-19)

And now, Lord, look upon their threats, and grant to thy servants to speak thy word with all boldness (Acts 4:29).

They called on God for signs and wonders: And now Lord . . . grant your servants to speak thy word with boldness . . . while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of thy holy servant Jesus (Acts 4:30).

Elijah was a man of like nature with ourselves and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. Then he prayed again and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth its fruit (James 5:17 -18).

And the list is much longer

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Preaching Christ in a Postmodern World (MP3s)

Dr. Edmund P. Clowney and Dr. Timothy J. Keller (need iTunes)

Shepherds Conference Audio Download

Much of the Shepherds’ Conference audio is already online. All of it will be posted soon. The MP3 downloads are free and can be accessed at the following link: https://www.shepherdsfellowship.org/MediaVault.aspx.

Note: You will need to login first as a Shepherds’ Fellowship member. If you are not a member, you can sign up for free (at which point you will have access to all of the audio).

After you access the media vault (at the link above, or by clicking on the “Resources” tab), click on “Shepherds’ Conference” and then on “2009” to access this year’s audio. Pick what you want and download it to your computer.


 How to approach people in non-adversarial ways with the Gospel (Ravi Zacharias)


Introduction to the New Testament, Louis Berkhof (PDF Download)

Tony Jones reposts a Response to Critics about Emergent Village, by Tony Jones, Doug Pagitt, Spencer Burke, Brian McLaren, Dan Kimball, Andrew Jones, Chris Seay.  Downloadable as a PDF.

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