What Do You Mean Good Preaching– Keller


November 22 2014

Today is Saturday and I am ready to study and do some work on downloading some of the messages/lessons on to YouTube. 

Preaching and Teaching the art

Yesterday I listen to Tim Keller give a lesson on “What Is Good Preaching”.  The lesson was over an hour but I listen and took notes on the first 30 minutes.  And this took me 6 hours to accomplish.

I love to research the material that he was giving.  I enjoyed searching the web for the material.

Some of the websites I discovered in this project

  1. http://www.theopedia.com/John_Calvin
  2. http://inversiononline.org/incarnant/2011/03/19/020-bad-preaching-tolkiens-good-advice/
  3. http://nbckz.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/A-HANDBOOK-OF-HOMILETICS-by-Dr-G-Coon.pdf
  4. http://www.biography.com/people/jrr-tolkien-9508428#synopsis
  5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._R._Tolkien


'Good preaching is the altar Great preaching is the fire that God sent down on the altar. It is not your job is not to light the alter. You build the altar with good preaching. To try to preach a great sermon to hit a home run i not good. To try to light the alter of the heart is not good and you just can't do it.  Don't try to me the Holy Spirit.  You are working to hard, just lay it out there. If God want's to make it a home run then he will do it.

Did you hear about the minister who got up  to preached  and prayed  "Lord give me the words as I preach today . help me to know what your people need  to hear today. Show me the things I should say." And suddenly a voice came out of the sky and said "Oh you mean you are not prepared" 

I am going to transcribe  the notes and research work soon

Charles e Whisnant Pastor/Teacher


Romans 12  November 16 2014




November 2014  First Peter 2


An Explanation of the Sovereign Gospel (Romans 9-11) John MacArthur - Tr...

There Are Biblical Paradox

The following verses are offered without further commentary, in the hope that you will study them in contexts. A sincere effort has been made to use only those passages that can be properly applied to the discussion of Biblical paradox. However,


Deuteronomy 29:29
Job 9:10
Job 36:26
Job 37:5
Job 42:1-5
Psalm 131:1
Psalm 139:1-6
Psalm 145:3
Proverbs 20:24
Proverbs 25:2
Ecclesiastes 8:16-17
Isaiah 40:28
Isaiah 55:8-11
Jeremiah 17:9-10
Matthew 13:10-17
Mark 8:17
Mark 10:23-27
Romans 11:33-36
I Corinthians 2:1-16
II Corinthians 9:15
Ephesians 3:8

Biblical Paradox,

Salut Salon "We'll Meet Again"

Salut Salon "Wettstreit zu viert" | "Competitive Foursome"

Used Bibles by Charles e Whisnant

I started out with this bible when I lived in Roanoke, Virginia. Somewhere around the early 1960;s. The good old Scofield KJV Bible. Used and taught what Scofield said in church and in Seminary.

While in seminary I bought and sold the Dickson Study Bible, which is one of the very best study Bible at the time. I used it in Wooster, Ohio and as pastor at Minford, Ohio and then at FBC in Altoona, KS. And still refer back to the notes today

Some time later I bought the Hebrew Greek Key Study Bible. all the words key to the Strong’s #  Then the notes by Spiros Zodhiates. I have used since 1980 and is my main reading Bible today in 2014.


Promises or Prophecy Understood Correctly


Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament Jeremiah 29:9-14

Sometimes we apply verses of promises to us today when they were meant for the day it was given.

At Jeremiah 29:4 the contents of the letter begin. Jeremiah warns the people to prepare for a lengthened sojourn in Babylonia, and exhorts them to settle down there. Jeremiah 29:5. "Build houses and dwell (therein), and plant gardens and eat the fruit of them. Jeremiah 29:6. Take wives and beget sons and daughters, and take for your sons wives and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; and increase there and not diminish. Jeremiah 29:7.

And seek the safety of the city whither I have carried you captive, and pray for it to Jahveh, and in its safety shall be safety to you." The imperatives "increase and not diminish" give the consequence of what has been said just before. "The city whither I have carried you captive" is not precisely Babylon, but every place whither separate companies of the exiles have been transported. And pray for the city whither you are come, because in this you further your own welfare, instead of looking for advantage to yourselves from the fall of the Chaldean empire, from the calamity of your heathen fellow-citizens. - With this is suitably joined immediately the warning against putting trust in the delusive hopes held out by the false prophets.

"For thus saith Jahve of hosts, the God of Israel: Let not your prophets, that are in the midst of you, and your soothsayers, deceive you, and hearken not to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed; for falsely they prophesy to you in my name; I have not sent them, saith Jahveh." מחלמים is somewhat singular, since we have no other example of the Hiph. of חלם in its sig. dream (in Isaiah 38:16 the Hiph. of the same root means to preserve in good health); but the Hiph. may here express the people's spontaneity in the matter of dreams: which ye cause to be dreamed for you (Hitz.).

Thus there would be no need to alter the reading into חלמים; a precedent for the defective spelling being found in מעזרים, 2 Chronicles 28:23. What the false prophets gave out is not expressly intimated, but may be gathered from the context Jeremiah 29:10, namely, that the yoke of Babylon would soon be broken and captivity come to an end. - This warning is justified in Jeremiah 29:10-14, where God's decree is set forth. The deliverance will not come about till after seventy years; but then the Lord will fulfil to His people His promise of grace.

Jeremiah 29:10. "For thus saith Jahveh: When as seventy years are fulfilled for Babylon, I will visit you, and perform to you my good word, to bring you back to this place. Jeremiah 29:11. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith Jahveh, thoughts of peace and not for evil, to give you (a) destiny and hope. Jeremiah 29:12. And ye will call upon me, and go and pray unto me, and I will hear you.

Jeremiah 29:13. And ye will seek me, and find me, if ye search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:14. And I will let myself be found of you, saith Jahve, and will turn your captivity, and gather you out of all the peoples and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith Jahveh, and will bring you again to the place whence I have carried you away." - לפי מלאת, according to the measure of the fulfilment of seventy years for Babel.

These words point back to Jeremiah 25:11., and we must reckon from the date of that prediction. פּקד c. accus. sig. to visit in a good sense, to look favourably on one and take his part. "My good word" is expounded by the following infinitive clause. Jeremiah 29:11. "I know my thoughts" is not to be taken, as by Jerome, J. D. Mich., etc., as in contrast with the false prophets: I know, but they do not. This antithesis is not in keeping with what follows.

The meaning is rather: Although I appoint so long a term for the fulfilment of the plan of redemption, yet fear not that I have utterly rejected you; I know well what my design is in your regard. My thoughts toward you are thoughts of God, not of evil. Although now I inflict lengthened sufferings on you, yet this chastisement but serves to bring about your welfare in the future (Chr. B. Mich., Graf, etc.). - To give you אחרית, lit., last, i.e., issue or future, and hope.

For this sig. cf. Job 8:7; Proverbs 5:4, etc. This future destiny and hope can, however, only be realized if by the sorrows of exile you permit yourselves to be brought to a knowledge of your sins, and return penitent to me. Then ye will call on me and pray, and I will hear you. "And ye will go," Jeremiah 29:12, is not the apodosis to "ye will call," since there is no further explanation of it, and since the simple הלך can neither mean to go away satisfied nor to have success. "Go" must be taken with what follows: go to the place of prayer (Ew., Umbr., Gr. Ng.). In Jeremiah 29:13 אתי is to be repeated after "find." Jeremiah 29:12 and Jeremiah 29:13 are a renewal of the promise, Deuteronomy 4:29-30; and Jeremiah 29:14 is a brief summary of the promise, Deuteronomy 30:3-5, whence is taken the graphic expression שׁוּב את־שׁבוּת; see on that passage. - Thereafter in

Cynthia Clawson It Won't Rain Always

It Won't Rain Always [Live]

Ain't No Grave - Janet Paschal

Absolute Truth Is Absolutely True: The Atheist and the Agnostic and Christian


There is absolute truth and that truth transcends the relativity of human knowing.  There is more knowledge than we know to be known.

What God has said is absolutely true. 

If we wish to know that truth, truly, our only way is to know the One who knows absolutely and this mean we must adopt an attitude that we are going to submit to God and believe what reason cannot do.

We can know truth, of course not absolutely, but we can know its true truly, even if we only know it partially and imperfectly.

God / Well, This is What I Think

Of course the atheist and the agnostic can say that is your “presupposition” (if they know what that word means) at us, and they do, but we can point out as well that they are presupposing that God has not spoken.

And if they say “all truth is relative” really can say nothing, for if all truth is relative, then the statement that all truth is relative must be relative, which means that no such absolute statement can be made.

So what do you think about that agnostic?

Here is the difference between the Bible and the agnostic approach regards knowledge as the the place of origin or the earliest know history of something only begins who are finite and relative, and therefore then “truth” can only be a relative term. i.e. you can only compare to something else, not absolute)

But whereas the bible recognizes One who transcends relative knowledge and knows absolute truth and He speaks to His people so they may know it (The Bible)

God’s Common Grace

Jeremiah 31:2-3 Thus says the LORD:”The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness; when Israel sought for rest, the LORD appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

2 Corinthians 12:8-9 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

“The cross is the lightning rod of grace that short-circuits God’s wrath to Christ so that only the light of His love remains for believers.” ~ A. W. Tozer