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FOUNDATIONAL
theology, philosophy, apologetics, ethics, spirituality, and ministry

Systematic Theology
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An introduction to Christian theology as a coherent system of beliefs founded on the sovereignty of God and the infallibility of Scripture. Contents: 1. Theology, 2. Scripture, 3. God, 4. Man, 5. Christ, and 6. Salvation.

Ultimate Questions
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An introduction to the basic principles of a Christian worldview. Contents: 1. Christian Philosophy, 2. Christian Soteriology, and 3. Christian Apologetics.

Presuppositional Confrontations
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The heart of this book is an exposition of Paul's encounter with the Athenians in Acts 17. It shows how the apostle confronted non-Christian religions and philosophies, and how we may mirror his approach today. Contents: 1. Challenge, 2. Confrontation, and 3. Conquest.

Apologetics in Conversation
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This short guide introduces principles that enhance a Christian's performance and effectiveness in informal debates. Although they are easy to understand and implement, they are invincible weapons that ensure victory in our intellectual confrontations with the non-Christians.

The Sermon on the Mount
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An exposition on the Sermon on the Mount. Topics covered include: the kingdom of God, the Christian counter-culture, the relevance of God's law, the commandments on murder, adultery, divorce, oaths, retaliation, love, and Jesus' teachings on biblical inerrancy, hypocritical piety, hypocritical judgment, legalism, materialism, exclusivism, and antinomianism.

Prayer and Revelation
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Some theological reflections on prayer and its relation to the nature of God, the character of the believer, and the life of the mind. Contents: Prayer and the Triune God, Prayer and the Divine Nature, Prayer and the Moral Life, and Prayer and the Inner Life.

The Ministry of the Word
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This volume combines three previously published works into a general introduction on the ministry of the word. Contents: 1. Sufficient and Profitable, 2. Preach the Word, and 3. Teach the Nations.

 

EXPOSITIONAL
commentaries on biblical books

Commentary on Malachi
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Besides providing a basic exegesis of Malachi, this book applies the Old Testament text to Christian life and thought. In the process, it addresses topics such as election, history, marriage, tithing, ministry, reverence, and judgment.

Commentary on Galatians
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Paul writes to a church that has been infiltrated by false teachers, and provides a corrective on how a person is justified before God. Besides the fact that it is divine revelation, the letter's enduring relevance is ensured because it is a statement of the core of the gospel, because it defines the place of its teachings in relation to other biblical doctrines, and because it models the manner in which we are to defend the faith against objections and distortions.

Commentary on Ephesians
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Paul's Letter to the Ephesians amounts to a short course in theology. It has been hailed as "The Queen of the Epistles" because of its exalted and majestic teachings. Sound theology leads to spiritual stability, so that God's people would not be tossed here and there by every wind of doctrine.

Commentary on Philippians
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Much of what is called Christian teaching today emphasizes the way to emotional peace and physical comfort. In contrast, Paul commends the Philippians for being partners with him in the faith, and encourages them to remain united by the faith, so that they may live for the faith. Paul teaches his readers to seek first the kingdom of God, even if it leads to suffering and hardship. He says that he can be content under all circumstances by the strength that Christ gives. Instead of using the Christian life as an excuse or a platform to pursue the interests of men, the apostle teaches a Christianity that promotes and pursues the interests of Christ.

Commentary on Colossians
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Paul's letter to the Colossians weaves together high theology with holy living, and exhortations with warnings. Its main theme is the fullness of Christ, and the fullness that Christians have in him. Christ's person and work are complete, and Christians have benefited from this completeness. Any attempt to supplement or replace the person and work of Christ therefore undermines and devalues him, and compromises the Christian faith. This commentary confronts several controversial doctrines, including the incomprehensibility of God and the origin of sin and evil. Other features include a summary of systematic theology from the perspective of christology, discussions on true versus false philosophy, true versus false spirituality, what it means to see the Father by "looking at" Jesus, the priorities of Paul in life and prayer, and the true nature of the Great Commission.

Commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians
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The two Pauline letters provide opportunities to cover a wide range of topics. They include the following: the doctrine of Scripture, the doctrine of election, the doctrine of the second coming of Christ, the resurrection of the dead, the "catching up" of believers, the destruction of Jerusalem and the Jewish temple, and the slaughter and dispersion of the Jews in AD 70, persecution and providence, the Great Commission, "seeker-hostile" ministry, the relation of metaphysics and ethics in apologetics, justice, revenge, and atonement, the sin of slander, the minister's right to financial support, the sin of idleness, and the correct policy toward idlers, cessationism and prophecy, and some observations on hermeneutics. In addition, an outstanding feature of this book is an extended exposition and argument on the matter of whether the Jews murdered Jesus.

Commentary on First Peter
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This commentary offers a basic but thorough exposition on the text of First Peter. In the process, it touches on topics such as the doctrine of election, the meaning of divine foreknowledge, issues with Bible translations, the right perspective toward suffering and persecution, the gospel in the Old Testament, the atoning work of Christ, supralapsarianism vs. infralapsarianism, the priesthood of all believers, the intellectual and moral depravity of unbelievers, submission to authority (citizens to officials, slaves to masters, wives to husbands), divine command ethics, bearing witness to Christ by our words and deeds, love and humility within the church community, spiritual gifts, labor and racial issues, the authority and compensation of church elders, and resisting our enemy, the devil.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL
theology, apologetics, expositions, spirituality, and ministry

The Author of Sin
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This is a collection of articles on divine sovereignty, human freedom, and the doctrines of grace. It provides a corrective to popular Calvinism. Chapters include: "The Author of Sin," "Why God Created Evil," "Compatibilist Freedom," "The Doctrine of Hell," "The Problem of Evil," and "The Preservation of the Saints."

Captive to Reason
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This is a collection of articles on Christian philosophy and apologetics. It answers a number of objections raised by some professing Christians against biblical metaphysics, epistemology, and apologetics. It is a corrective to both evidentialism and counterfeit presuppositionalism. Chapters include: "Occasionalism and Empiricism," "The Fatal Maneuver," "Professional Morons," "Power Apologetics," and "The Preacher Speaks Philosophy."

Invincible Faith
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Chapters include: "The Bible, the Preacher, and the Spirit," "Students in the Real World," "Human Struggle and Divine Sovereignty," "Faith to Move Mountains," "The Passover Blood," and "The God of Disasters."

Doctrine and Obedience
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Chapters include: "Seminary and Elitism," "Occult Science," "What's Wrong with White Magic," "Territorial Spirits," "Human Cloning and the Soul," "The Biblical Approach to Evangelism," and "Reckless Recreation."

Born Again
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This is an exposition of John 3:1-21, on the encounter between Jesus and Nicodemus.

Blasphemy and Mystery
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Most of the articles in this collection are written in response to objections raised against various aspects of Christianity. Although some of these objections come from unbelievers, several are from professing Christians who have been critical of the consistently God-centered system of theology, philosophy, and apologetics in Scripture. The objections from professing believers against the Christian faith exhibit patterns of reasoning that are remarkably similar to those found in unbelievers, including some of the intellectual habits and assumptions that underlie atheism. In connection with this, several of the articles examine some of the most treasured and ingrained doctrines that professing believers have invented in order to subvert the teachings of Scripture. They show that these traditional doctrines are not only unbiblical, but often even blasphemous.

The View from Above
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By presenting select episodes and discourses from the life of Christ, the Gospel of John offers a heavenly philosophy that is superior to any earthly philosophy. This book is a collection of articles on the first four chapters of the Gospel. Drawing attention to the foundational principles of this heavenly philosophy, it enables readers to appreciate the wisdom and power that the Lord Jesus has brought to us "from above," so that we may no longer think and live as people "from below." Rather, because we have been born "from above" through Jesus Christ, although we remain in this world, we are no longer of the world. As Christians, we think, speak, and function on a higher plane, an altogether superior level of competence and intelligence.

Reflections on First Timothy
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A series of reflections on Paul's first letter to Timothy. Chapters include: "The Christian's Self-Definition," "The Non-Christian's True Nature," "Male Leadership in the Church," "Strange Uses of Scripture," "The Doctrines of Demons," and "The Secret of Contentment."

Reflections on Second Timothy
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A series of reflections on Paul's second letter to Timothy. Chapters include: "God the Author," "A Spirit of Power," "A Public Intellectual System," "Teaching the Devil's Captives," "Theocentrism vs. Anthropocentrism," and "Alone, But Never Alone."

The Light of Our Minds
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This little book stresses two themes – namely, the biblical emphasis on the mind and the monopoly of the Christian worldview over the intellectual realm. Together, these chapters serve as a reminder for the Christian to love God with all his soul and all his mind.

On Good and Evil
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God wants us to recognize good as good, evil as evil, and never confuse the two. As Christians, we must learn to discern and uphold God's standards regarding good and evil. The purpose of this book is to assist the reader in gaining the ability to discern good and evil, and in addition to this, to unashamedly love good and hate evil, as the Scripture commands us to do.

Pure Religion
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Contents: 1. God is not Mocked, 2. Pure Religion, 3. Policy on Charity, 4. The Noble Bereans, 5. The One Thing Needed, and 6. As a Man Thinks.

Godliness with Contentment
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Contents: 1. The Meaning of Discipleship, 2. Godliness with Contentment, 3. Biblical Guidance and Decision-Making, and 4. The Death of a Christian.

Renewing the Mind
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Contents: 1. Ungodly Counsel, 2. Renewing the Mind, 3. Only God is Good, 4. Unfading Beauty, and 5. Theology of War.

Biblical Healing
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A concise introduction to biblical healing. Contents: 1. Healing and Atonement, 2. Healing and Authority, 3. Healing and Ministry, and 4. Healing and Medicine.

The Parables of Jesus
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This book contains informal expositions on several biblical parables to derive from them some principles for Christian living. The first chapter focuses on several relevant preliminary issues, such as the nature, purpose, and interpretation of parables. It then discuss the parables themselves in the subsequent chapters.

Samson and His Faith
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In many people's thinking, Samson is inseparably connected to Delilah, and they seem to think that the entirety of his life as recorded in Scripture has to do with his moral weaknesses and sexual lusts. Thus they say that he is the classic case of one who has "charisma without character." However, that is an incomplete and inaccurate portrayal of his life. The Scripture's own commentary on Samson is that he was a man of faith, one of whom "the world was not worthy" (Hebrews 11:38).

 

SERMONETTES
short sermons, devotionals, and miscellaneous writings

Sermonettes, Volume 1
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Chapters include: "A Greater Threat than Moses," "The Prosperity of the Wicked," "Christ and Self-Conference," "A Gang of Pandas," "The Lord's Supper," "Civil Marriage," "Homosexuality and the Wrath of God," and "Cessationism and Speaking in Tongues."

Sermonettes, Volume 2
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Chapters include: "The Axiom of Gabriel," "The Anointed One," "The Elephant in the Room," "Cast Your Lot with Christ," "Why You are Not a Christian," "Evangelism at the Workplace," "The Legalist's Worst Nightmare," and "Is the Death Penalty Hypocritical?"

Sermonettes, Volume 3
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Chapters include: "The Stronger Man," "Jesus Christ, or Nothing At All," "Jesus, Remember Me," "The Mind of Christ," "Logic and Resurrection," "Triumphalism and Defeatism," "Touch No Unclean Thing," and "The Most Heartwarming Doctrine."

Sermonettes, Volume 4
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Chapters include: "The Lord of Temptations," "Wisdom from Heaven," "The Prayer of Faith," "The Power of Elijah," "Many Antichrists Have Come," "God is Love," "Tongues and Human Languages," "Not Forsaking Context," and "Head Covering and Hermeneutics."

Sermonettes, Volume 5
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Chapters include: "The Power of Salvation," "The Wrath of God Revealed," "In the Footsteps of Faith," "The Law of the Spirit," "The Witness of the Spirit," "All Things for Our Good," "Submission to Government," and "Homosexuality and the Mystery of Christ."

Sermonettes, Volume 6
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Chapters include: "Contend for the Faith," "God Wanted to Kill Them," "The Sign of Jonah," "Rebuke Them Sharply," "You Will Receive Power," "Healing for the Glory of God," and "Romans 9: Individual vs. Corporate Election."

Sermonettes, Volume 7
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Chapters include: "Progress in God," "The Devil Also Preaches," "Ananias and Sapphira," "The Promise of the Spirit," "Faith to be Healed," "Transported by the Spirit," "Sickness and the Devil," "The Angry Healer," and "Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit."