Sorry for the production delay, but we are finally here with episode 8! Thanks to all our amazing fans for following us on Facebook and Twitter, and the sermon you helped us pick was number 266, The Blind Beggar. This one made me consider my own testimony as I recorded it, and it was a stark reminder of God’s grace in my salvation. It is also a reflection on our own society and the need for those to go forth and preach: this man, as the preacher says, was not someone who had watched Jesus perform miracles, or followed him around as a disciple. He probably sat in the same area day in and day out, begging, maybe hearing stories about Jesus, yet when he was told that Jesus was walking by, he knew to do nothing less than run straight to the only one who opens eyes and transforms hearts. I pray this episode blesses you, and I hope you’ll watch for the next one–possibly a new discussion episode!
Short sermon this time, but on one of the crucial truths of Christianity: sola gratia is not just a Reformation slogan, but the life-transforming truth that brings so many to their knees in repentance–myself most of all! No matter who you are, no matter your struggle or fear or sin weighing on you, God’s grace is the path to freedom, and we can hold it firmly by faith in the work and person of Jesus Christ. Friends, brothers, I pray that in listening to this you will be edified.
We’re trying something a little different! Two episodes, and this one rather than being a sermon is a discussion episode where I am joined by Spurgeon Audio producer Jon Ladner and Reformed Pubster and videographer Michael Kraus. We were all present for the debate and we discuss our impressions of the excellent interaction from that evening. Plus: thanks to #prosapologian channel rat Nick Vahalik and the kind permission of Red Grace Media, we have a brief clip from the debate that we are able to use to give just a bit of context. First discussion episode, hopefully first of many!
If you are like this humble podcaster you are quite possibly a theology nerd, and as a card-carrying one I attended the debate between Dr. James White and Leighton Flowers on the soteriology represented by Romans 9. In honor of that we present a sermon based on one of the most controversial texts in that passage; sermon text can be read here. But wait: there’s more! Stay tuned…
Sorry for the delay in creating episodes, both Jon and I have had a busy couple of weeks! But it’s here now, and it’s a request from a listener, our first! If you have a Spurgeon writing or sermon you would like to hear as part of this podcast, please let us know and we’ll be happy to post it up as we can.
I loved reading today’s episode as an exercise in worship for myself, as the Trinity in Unity of God is glorified. Go check out the full text here (and in fact, take a look at all of the Spurgeon Archive), and please don’t forget to subscribe to us on iTunes! We appreciate all our listeners and hope this blesses you greatly.
I thought for Easter Sunday, this one seemed very fitting. It comes from the text of Isaiah 53:5: “By His stripes, we are healed,” and truly we are. I recently ran across a blog post from a man who I would venture to say identifies as a Christian but seems to hold a great deal of contempt for Christians and Christianity as an entity. He said that he believes the Gospel, yet he rejected the first tenet of the Gospel: man’s sinfulness. I wrestled with how to respond, and in the end I decided to let Mr. Spurgeon make my response for me in this sermon. This, along with the subject of episode 2, make the case clear: man cannot begin to know God, or grow close to God, without first coming to Him as a sinner in need of grace, which is lovingly and freely given.
Please listen and enjoy, and pass it along! I hope it has an effect on listeners of turning eyes to Christ, just as much as it did to me in reading it.
Here we go! Please excuse my stumbling, as I find my way to the best presentation. A thousand thanks to my brother in Christ Jon Ladner for encouraging me to do this and enabling me through his expertise.
For the first episode I couldn’t think of a better sermon to pick than Spurgeon’s first sermon in the Metropolitan Tabernacle Church. As Jon observed after recording, “it has everything,” and most importantly, it sets the tone for what I wish to accomplish with it: namely, that Christ be glorified through this. You can download it here. If you encounter any technical problems, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The text of the sermon is here.