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Alistair Begg recently preached this sermon at the chapel of Southern Seminary. The topic of the sermon was on the ascension of Christ, how it is neglected and what place it has in the life of Christ. I found it really helpful to return to this doctrine and see it afresh.

You can download the audio here.

C. J. Mahaney delivers a sermon warning those in theological training and those in ministry about the danger of pride and the need for humility

My Pastor, Ryan Fullerton, received the honor of preaching at the chapel service of Southern Seminary. His message was on the power of example which stands behind one’s ministry. As ministers of the gospel the powerful force that stands behind our message is the example of our lives. If we forget this, our lives can bring our ministries to ruin.

Ryan is a very gifted and powerful preacher of God’s Word. I am blessed every Sunday to sit under his teaching at Immanuel. Ryan has a gift in communicating the Word in an engaging manner that grips the heart with deep and practical truth. And as such, I joyfully commend this sermon!

This sermon was preached by Kevin Smith in Southern Seminary’s chapel.

Kevin Smith gave a great and convicting word about pastoring to dying congregations. So many future ministers seem to close the possibility that God would want them to serve in churches where the congregation is old and there is not much to any life in the church. The temptation is to immediately move to plant churches. But our God is great and powerful enough to call forth life in any church situation. Every future minister of the gospel needs to be open to going to a church of 45 people over the age of 50 to love and teach them.

God’s Open Call

Audio Here.

Justin Taylor complied a massive list of really good sermons and papers. The first four are his top sermons to read. Then Justin asked several pastors to give their lists as well.

Justin Taylor

Bryan Chapell

Graham Cole

Mark Dever

Dever also mentioned three books:

Kevin DeYoung

Stephen J. Nichols

Ray Ortlund

John Piper

David Powlison

  • B. B. Warfield, “Imitating the Incarnation“  (“The last page and a half offers the most riveting description of the goal of Christian living that I’ve ever read.”)

Fred Sanders

R.C. Sproul

Carl R. Trueman

Bruce Ware

  • R.C. Sproul, Lecture on “The Locus of Astonishment” (A brief summary is available here. For a similar talk, listen to “When Towers Fall.”)

Donald Whitney

This sermon was preached by Dr. Russell Moore at the Chapel of Southern Seminary.

You Are Not Your Gift: Finding the Freedom to Fail in Ministry

Audio here.

This message was given at the 2009 Gospel Coalition Conference by Timothy Keller.

Understanding what it means to be faithful in our task of evangelism is vital. Tim Keller does a great job in showing that the fundamental aspect of witnessing in a culture is confronting the idols of that culture. We can proclaim truth to a culture with very little response because we are not confronting the things they truly worship. We must get at the things people actually trust in if we are going to be faithful proclaimers of truth.

The Grand Demythologizer: The Gospel and Idolatry.
Acts 19:23-41

Audio Here.


This sermon was preached by Ligon Duncan of First Presbyterian Church of Jackson Mississippi. It was preached at the chapel of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

This is a tremendous sermon on suffering taken from the life of Elijah. There are many times when faithfulness gives us loss. But we have a Lord who promises restoration in the end for every loss we incur amidst our sojourning on this world.

Every Dream Lost. Every Dream Fulfilled.

Audio here. Video here

I know that I have not kept up with these, sorry. But I needed to get back to it one day and today is as good as the next for doing it.

This sermon was preached by my pastor Ryan Fullerton of Immanuel Baptist. This is this intro to the message:

Sadly, it has been my experience that the world understands immodesty better than Christians understand immodesty. Non-Christian men know they like immodest women because they like to have appetizers even if they can’t have the main course. Non-Christian women like immodesty because they know that serving appetizers gets a guys attention, and there is a certain power that comes from serving appetizers but holding back on the main course. He gets a little peek, and a little pleasure. She gives a little peek, and gets a little power. That is nature of the game, and the world knows it very well.

Unfortunately Christians think that seeing how much flesh they can show isn’t about power and pleasure at all. Too often they believe immodesty is just an exercise in Christian liberty. “Some people like a sip of wine, some people like to show a little cleavage, we are all free in Christ.” We forget about wisdom, love, and scripture, and we exercise our ‘freedom in the Lord.’ We show the same flesh as the world, but with better motives. Obviously, we do not think clearly on this issue at all. In fact, if actions speak louder than words then I have to imagine many husbands think, “who cares that the Pastors office is full of men battling porn, I am gonna make sure all my buddies get a good peek at my wife.”

In a world infatuated with sex, addicted to pornography, and callous to shame, Christians exercise their liberty by serving one more round of appetizers to the world. Well beloved, I am not convinced that Jesus died so that his followers could serve the world another round of drinks to arouse their sexual intoxication. I believe he died so that Christian men could love and serve women as mothers, wives, and sisters in all purity (1 Tim. 5:1-2 ESV). And, I believe that Jesus died so that women could, “adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self control” (1 Tim. 2:9). Because I believe this, and because I love my brothers, my wife, my daughter, my sisters, and all of those sheep who need to escape the Shepherding of the fashion industry, because of all of this I offer this sermon for your prayerful consideration. It is my attempt to rid the world of both bikinis and berkas and to proclaim, ‘Modesty is Freedom’!

You can listen to the sermon here.

These lectures were given by Bryan Chapell at Southern Seminary.

I cannot recommend these messages enough. I know there is a problem of over labeling things, but I know I am not doing it here. Each sermon was absolutely great!

Dr. Chapell displayed what it means to preach the main thrust of the Bible, hope because of Christ. The first message was an Old Testament narrative where Dr. Chapel revealed the true hero of each and every Old Testament narratives, God. The second message would have to be one of the best messages on sanctification I have ever heard. He grounded the call to put sin to death in the indicative of the gospel so wonderfully. The final message was on the central theme of the bible, hope because of Christ.

1. Use for Useless Heroes.
audio, video

2. Holiness in Heaven’s Plan.
audio, video

3. Hope’s Journey.
audio, video

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