He died for Me – Part 1 (Atonement)

Transcript of a sermon about atonement preached by Dr. Martin Holdt
Based on: Isaiah 53; and 1 Peter chapter 3, verse 8 – 22.

Well beloved, on this glorious theme of the cross of Christ, may God give me the grace to share with you something that will elevate your soul and move you to worship Him who died for our sins.

You all know what Paul said in that crisp, wonderful, glorious statement in
1 Corinthians 15 verse 3.  ‘I delivered to you as the first importance what I also received (now notice, of first importance, it is paramount, it is crucial, its vital He says) that Christ died for our sins, in accordance with the Scriptures. And that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day, in accordance with the Scriptures.’

Substitutionary Atonement

This morning we are going to pause and think about this statement, that Christ died for our sins.  I think you know this doctrine of substitutionary penal atonement is under attack today, but it has been under attack before. We have, amongst others, professors in the theological faculty of the University of Pretoria, who say that to teach that or to preach that is to suggest and imply that God is guilty of child abuse.  For a mother wouldn’t do that to her child.  Why should God do that to His beloved Son?  For of course it is things we know, we don’t expect better from that faculty. Continue reading “He died for Me – Part 1 (Atonement)”

Moderne Sadduseërs en Fariseërs Deel2

In die vorige artikel het ons begin kyk na hierdie eeue oue verskynsel in die kerk van Jesus Christus na aanleiding van ‘n hoofstuk in die boek van JC Ryle “Churches Beware!” In hierdie artikel fokus ons op sekere voorsorg maatreels en teenmiddels  teen die suurdeeg van die Fariseërs en die Sadduseërs wat elkeen van ons tot vandag toe bedreig. (Baie van hierdie gedagtes is my vry vertaling uit JC Ryle se boek met my eie toevoegings t.o.v. huidige omstandighede en toepassing.) Continue reading “Moderne Sadduseërs en Fariseërs Deel2”

Parting Sermons of Dr Albert N Martin

For over forty years, Pastor Albert N. Martin faithfully served the Lord and His people as an elder of Trinity Baptist Church of Montville, New Jersey. Due to increasing and persistent health problems, he stepped down as one of their pastors, and in June, 2008, Pastor Martin and his wife, Dorothy, relocated to Michigan, where they are continuing their ministry through writing and recording.

In preparation for his transition out of his New Jersey pulpit, Pastor Martin preached a series of nine sermons to his congregation, Parting Words of Counsel to the Members and Friends of Trinity Baptist Church. In them, Martin admonishes his congregation to hold fast to several particular doctrines or practices that have been important to Martin over the last several decades.

This series is excellent council to any christian or pastor and I assure you you will be blessed by listening to it.

Here is the links to these sermons:

Parting Words of Counsel Part 1

Parting Words of Counsel Part 2

Parting Words of Counsel Part 3

Parting Words of Counsel Part 4

Parting Words of Counsel Part 5

Parting Words of Counsel Part 6

Parting Words of Counsel Part 7

Parting Words of Counsel Part 8

Parting Words of Counsel Part 9 – A Farewell Sermon



Foundations of faith No. 1 – Historical Christian Faith

Historic Christian Faith

Nico van der Walt

Jude 1v3

It’s a very telling and interesting verse this. One has the impression that Judas was planning to write to them about, as the King James Version put it, “our common salvation”, i.e. about the wonders of their salvation, but then he went ahead and said: “I feel now compelled” and he’s basically on a sidetrack and he started talking about the need to contend for the faith, which he said, “once delivered to us.”

It is very interesting if you look at this verse, where he says: “I felt the need …”;  by saying this he means: “What I want to share with you is of the utmost importance”.Secondly, he says: “you will earnestly contend.” The Greek indicates intense effort, e.g. in a wrestling match. It also indicates an ongoing effort, or an ongoing action. What should they content for? For the faith he says. What faith? “The faith once delivered to the saints or transferred to those that God has set apart for Himself. So it’s not just any religion, he defines faith. This is the faith that was delivered. Continue reading “Foundations of faith No. 1 – Historical Christian Faith”

The Pelagian Captivity of the Church

R. C. Sproul

borrowed from: http://www.modernreformation.org/default.php?page=printfriendly&var2=383

Shortly after the Reformation began, in the first few years after Martin Luther posted the Ninety-Five Theses on the church door at Wittenberg, he issued some short booklets on a variety of subjects. One of the most provocative was titled The Babylonian Captivity of the Church. In this book Luther was looking back to that period of Old Testament history when Jerusalem was destroyed by the invading armies of Babylon and the elite of the people were carried off into captivity. Continue reading “The Pelagian Captivity of the Church”

Not corrupting the word

by JC Ryle

borrowed from: http://teampyro.blogspot.com/2006/03/word-from-late-bishop-of-liverpool.html

J. C. Ryle’s book Warnings to the Churches contains a sermon preached in August of 1858, titled “Not Corrupting the Word.” The following excerpt from that sermon was published exactly ninety-nine years later, in the August 1957 issue of The Banner of Truth. That issue of the magazine is included in a wonderful compilation recently re-released by the Banner of Truth Trust: The Banner of Truth: Magazine Issues 1-16, Sept. 1955—Aug. 1959. (The following excerpt may be found on page 265). I highly recommend the whole book – Phil Johnson.

Ryle’s words here offer some much-needed advice to pastors ministering in the morass of modern and post-modern churches would do well to heed. Continue reading “Not corrupting the word”