Obedience to those over us in daily life need not be a grievous task; it is one way that we serve Christ.
This is the concluding post on this unpopular topic. While preparing for the seminar I read several older sermons on the topic of hell – all available online – just to see what they were like. There are links to these below, all of which are downloadable PDFs. Finally, the whole idea for the Saturday Seminar at Calvary Chapel Bible College Indianapolis (CCBCi) grew out of an assignment for a theolodgy class with Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS). That paper is also accessible below. Thanks for your interest!
Last and Least: The Unpopular Doctrine of Hell-Kosobucki.pdf
With 2008 just a few days away, I put our Cover-to-Cover Bible reading plan on its own page off to the right. I may leave it there to stay. And now, some counsel from John Wesley to another minister:
“What has exceedingly hurt you in time past, nay, and I fear, to this day, is want of reading. I scarce ever knew a preacher who read so little. And perhaps, by neglecting it, you have lost the taste for it. Hence your talent in preaching does not increase. It is just the same as it was seven years ago. It is lively, but not deep; there is little variety; there is no compass of thought. Reading only can supply this, with meditation and daily prayer. You wrong yourself greatly by omitting this. You can never be a deep preacher without it, any more than a thorough Christian. Oh begin! Fix some part of every day for private exercises. You may acquire the taste which you have not; what is tedious at first will afterwards be pleasant. Whether you like it or no, read and pray daily. It is for your life; there is no other way; else you will be a trifler all your days, and a pretty, superficial preacher. Do justice to your own soul; give it time and means to grow. Do not starve yourself any longer.”
John Wesley, quoted in D. A. Carson and John D. Woodbridge, Letters Along The Way, page 169.
Discovered on the blog Pure Church, written by a pastor in the Cayman Islands.