Salvation

Spoken-Word: “Jesus Saved My Life”

Jahill Richards came up on The Front Porch once and shared a sermon that entailed his testimony. He stopped by again to drop his testimony in a shorter, punchier fashion through … Continue reading

Are You Preaching Christ?

Tony Carter takes a look at true Christ-centered preaching and it compares it to what the world may call good preaching — that which elevates self, prosperity, and motivation. He exhorts us to simply preach Christ crucified as Philip did in Acts 8.

Reflections on a Small Conference with a Big Message

The Gospel of Genesis “The Gospel of Genesis.” So was the theme of the 12th annual New Life Bible Conference last week. Over 100 attendants heard 6 messages traversing the … Continue reading

Audio: “Gospel in Genesis” Sermons from New Life Bible Conference 2014

For twelve years now, the Lord has allowed New Life Fellowship Church in Vernon Hills, IL to host an annual Bible conference. The conferences focuses on exposition of the Scripture. … Continue reading

She Survived Boko Haram: “Be Quiet or Be Killed”

Deborah Peters, a 15-year-old Nigerian girl, shares a powerful testimony.

Grace to the Ghetto Suburbs

His mother was on one side yanking his arm. His father was on the other side yanking his arm. Both were yelling to him, “choose who you want to be … Continue reading

What Langston Hughes’ Lie Can Mean For Churches

They’re mighty reports, Of God’s interrupting the sinner’s run to hell, Turning him heav’nward, To life, by gifted faith, in Christ; These, are testimonies. These, our testimonies.[1] One reason I … Continue reading

Book Review: The Divided Mind of the Black Church: Theology, Piety and Public Witness

I love it when Amazon recommends something that actually interests me. It doesn’t happen often. But every once in a while the online merchandising giant flashes something before me that … Continue reading

The Death of Jesus Christ as God’s Provision for Racial Reconciliation

Introduction In my first post on racial reconciliation, I proposed a gospel-centered vision for racial reconciliation. I suggested that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the solution to the problem … Continue reading

Merry Christmas from The Front Porch

But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter … Continue reading

Giving Thanks for Emancipation

For years Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday. I’m like a lot of people who love the commercial-free nature of the celebration, the emphasis on family, the bounty and abundance … Continue reading

What is ‘Reformed Theology’?

Thabiti Anyabwile walks through what it means to be a Reformed Christian, explaining it as he would to one of his own church members.

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