Reformation 500 - G3 Conference (2017)
In the year 1517, an Augustinian monk pierced the bowels of the Roman Catholic Church by nailing his Ninety-Five Theses to the castle door in Wittenberg. Martin Luther was still very far from where the Lord would eventually take him, but in those early moments of concern, a fire was brewing in his soul. He had no intentions of sparking what has become known as the Protestant Reformation.
This protest movement would eventually grow and expand throughout history. At the heart of this movement was a driving effort to recover the centrality of theWord of God in worship. The pulpit was dead, dry, and impotent. The Roman Catholic Church had a strangle hold upon the Bible. However, as Jesus promised in Matthew 16:18, the gates of hell will not prevail against His true church.
Bloodshed and death by fire were common means of execution for those who refused to submit to the earthly powers. However, men like John Rogers, William Tyndale, and others were willing to obey God and suffer death as opposed to denying God and submitting to man. With the modern invention of the printing press, the Bible continued to be published in the common mans language.
Over the years, many other advancements have allowed the Word of God to prosper. The true church of Jesus Christ has now separated from the false church of Rome. The protest has not ended and the Reformation continues in our present day. What does that mean for modern pastors? What role do we play in this historic movement thats now 500 years in the making?
Preaching Justification Expositionally – David Miller - Romans 3
In Miller’s own words…
1) Justification is a judicial act of God whereby He declares us to be free of guilt.
2) When God justifies the sinner, He declares us to be innocent.
3) By imputation, God gives to the sinner the perfect righteousness of Christ, not the intrinsic righteousness that belo...
God’s Church God’s Way – Paul Washer – 1 Timothy 3
Paul Washer preaches the supreme importance of the Local Church in God’s plan for His people on earth. To willfully neglect the local assembly is to willfully neglect God’s command and one of His chief means of sanctifying, enriching, and preserving His children. In an era of exalting celebrity p...
Brothers, We Are Not Worldlings – Phil Johnson – James 4:4
What is worldliness and how should Christians think about it? How is the Church to be separate from the world and yet reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Unfortunately, the popular trend in much of American Christianity is for churches to use worldly gimmicks to gather crowds. The Go...
Biblical Reformation Requires Courageous Preachers of God’s Word – Conrad Mbewe
The preaching of God’s Word is the primary and central hallmark of a Biblical Church. God’s Church must be always reforming because sin is always corrupting. This ongoing Reformation demands an unbroken line of faithful men to preach the truth without fear. Conrad Mbewe urges preachers to take co...
The Need of Reformation in our Ecclesiology – Voddie Baucham
Can we just “have church” by ourselves in our home? If we listen to sermons from sound preachers online, isn’t that enough? In this crucial message, Pastor Voddie Baucham describes the erosion of Evangelicalism’s doctrine of the Church and the urgent need to reexamine our understanding of the loc...
The Reformation Was a Recovery of the Gospel – Steven Lawson
The Roman Catholic Empire profited off a Biblically ignorant population, keeping the Word of God out of common hands and obscuring the Gospel with hundreds of extrabiblical teachings. In this sermon, Dr. Lawson boldly proclaims the Gospel message that broke free in the Reformation. Through men li...
Satan Has Asked to Sift You - Conrad Mbewe – Luke 22
The reality of the Devil must be understood by all who seek to serve Christ, yet the reality of the sovereignty of God stabilizes us in temptation and affliction. Conrad Mbewe encourages God’s people to face the attacks of the evil one with bold confidence in God and in God’s Word. Satan is real ...
Justification by Faith Alone – Steven Lawson – Galatians
Before his conversion, Martin Luther hated the concept of the “righteousness of God”. He wrestled for years to understand how wicked sinners are made acceptable to a Holy God. Dr. Lawson tells the beautiful story of God’s grace in bringing Luther to a right understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Ch...
The Ever-Present Danger of Apostasy – Paul Washer – 1 Timothy 4:1-5
We are living through a time of ever-increasing apostasy in Western Evangelicalism. In this message, Paul Washer preaches the incomprehensible glory of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and gives solemn warnings to not drift from the centrality of Christ Crucified.
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The Need for Reformation in Worship – Voddie Baucham – Revelation
Does it matter to God how we worship Him, or does He not care as long as our worship is sincere? In this much needed sermon, Voddie Baucham defines and explains the Regulative Principle of Worship. Most churches today operate on the Normative Principle, worshipping God however their feelings dict...
Let the Gospel Give You Your Song - Tim Challies – Colossians 3
Why do we sing together in our local Church gatherings? In this message, pastor and author Tim Challies examines Scripture to show the source of our singing, the audience of our singing, and the object of our singing. “We sing from the Gospel, for one another, and to the Lord.” In such times when...