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Christ Alone: The Legacy of Reformation Truth in Puritan Preaching | General Session 6 | Iain Murray | 2017 Shepherds' Conference

Christ Alone: The Legacy of Reformation Truth in Puritan Preaching
General Session 6 by Iain Murray
2017 Shepherds' Conference


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Nullifying Scripture | Mark 7:9–13

And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition! 10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ 11 But you say, ‘If a man tells his father or his mother, “Whatever you would have gained from me is Corban” ’ (that is, given to God)— 12 then you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother, 13 thus making void the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And many such things you do.”
Sometimes one group of Christians will charge a second group of following “the traditions of men” if that second group believes a theological point that the first rejects.  It may be that the charge is valid.  Too often, however, that first group misapplies what Jesus actually addressed.
Until this point in the chapter, we’ve seen that Jesus and the disciples didn’t follow the Pharisaic custom of ritualistic handwashing, and Jesus highlights t…

Appointed to Suffer, Resolved to Obey: Christ's Submission to His Father | General Session 5 | Mark Jones | 2017 Shepherds' Conference

Appointed to Suffer, Resolved to Obey: Christ's Submission to His Father
General Session 5 by Mark Jones
2017 Shepherds' Conference

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The Importance of the Resurrection | Various Texts

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The Importance of the Resurrection | Various Texts
Shaun Marksbury | Morning Service | 16 April, 2017

Only the resurrection gives us gospel hope, so much so that denying the resurrection means apostasy from the Christian faith.  With that in mind, we’re going to look at the implications the resurrection has for our lives in an attempt to see why it is so important.  I’m not presenting an exhaustive list, but hopefully it proves helpful.

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The Importance of the Resurrection | Various Texts
Shaun Marksbury | Morning Service | 16 April, 2017 I.Introduction Let’s open to and read 1 Cor 15:14–19, “And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. 15 We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise …

The Bread of Life | General Session 4 | Ligon Duncan | 2017 Shepherds' Conference

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Crooked Christianity | Mark 7:6–8

6 And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written,                         “ ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; 7           in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ 8 You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.” All sinners ultimately reject the Word of God.  Romans 1:18 says that, we “suppress the truth” in our unrighteousness.  That chapter continues with exchanges taking place—trading the glory of the Creator for images of the creation, the truth of God for a lie, and those given over to all forms of debauchery.  Even so, here, religious leaders do exactly this but in the name of God! Their religion is hypocritical.  The term Jesus uses in v. 6 is from the Greek theater, referring to playacting.  In other words, the Pharisees put on the mask of religiosity, but are themselves devoid of true religion.  Jesus’s words become picturesque in Matthew 23:27; …

Wrongly Elevating Tradition | Mark 7:1–5

Now when the Pharisees gathered to him, with some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem, 2 they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. 3 (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly, holding to the tradition of the elders, 4 and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other traditions that they observe, such as the washing of cups and pots and copper vessels and dining couches.) 5 And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?”
Mark makes a point here that official representatives from Jerusalem have now come.  Perhaps Galilean scribes and Pharisees had requested them, or perhaps already investigating.  It seems unlikely that some of them were not part of the plot to murder Jesus (cf. Mark 3:6).  Whatever the case, this chapter marks a visible ratc…