• ‘Already…not yet’

    John Stott put it like this:- 'Already the kingdom of God has been inaugurated ...

  • “Wives, submit to your husbands”

    I summarise a sermon by John Stott on Ephesians 5:22-33.  It is available ...

  • A missionary religion

    John Stott remarks that mission is at the heart each of the five parts of the ...

  • Adiaphora: agreeing to disagree

    In my short piece on Faultlines in Evangelicalism, I mentioned post-modernism's ...

  • Authentic freedom

    The gospel may well be shared with modern men and women in terms of freedom.  ...

  • Homosexual relationships

    I hesitate to contribute anything on this subject, discussion of which tends ...

  • How does Christ rule his church?

    After his resurrection, Jesus declared that 'all authority is heaven and on ...

  • Humour: no laughing matter?

    Laughter has not always been prized as a wholly positive phenomenon.  In the ...

  • Jesus’ cry of dereliction

    At the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” ...

  • John Stott on 1 Corinthians 1:1-9

    A summary of a sermon preached by John Stott at All Souls, Langham Place, in ...

  • John Stott on sermon preparation

    'There is no one way to prepare sermons', writes John Stott in I believe in ...

  • Love – the greatest thing

    'The greatest of these,' writes Paul, 'is love.' (1 Corinthians 13:13) Briefly, ...

  • Pastors, not priests

    The Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches see their clergy as priests, especially ...

  • Proclaiming the gospel

    In Acts 2, Peter 'focused on Christ and told his story in six stages.' 'he ...

  • Protecting the unborn child

    John Stott is his usual measured self when he speaks and writes on the subject ...

  • Responsibility: withdrawal or involvement?

    This is one of the questions posed by John Stott in his book Christ the Controversialist. ...

  • Scripture and tradition

    John Stott (Christ the Controversialist) outlines the following points, arising ...

  • Singleness

    'If sex is for marriage, what does the Bible say about singleness? 1.  It ...

  • Six aspects of the gospel

    Six aspects of the gospel stand out in 1 Corinthians 15:3-8:- 1. It is Christological. ...

  • The call to Christlikeness

    A. God wants us to be like Christ This is his eternal purpose - we have been ...

  • The Christian mind

    It was Galileo who said, ‘I do not feel obliged to believe that that same ...

  • The Cross inspires justice, as well as love

    John Stott spells out one important aspect of 'living under the cross':- The ...

  • The Day of Pentecost

    There are at least four ways in which we may  think of the day of Pentecost. ...

  • The good shepherd

    'The good pastor...models his ministry on the good shepherd,' writes John Stott ...

  • The Great Commandment and the Great Commission

    Is it possible so to emphasise Jesus' Great Commission that we neglect his ...

  • The self-substitution of God

    How can we, who are so deeply unholy and unrighteous, be reconciled with God, ...

  • The triumph of the Cross

    The New Testament (writes John Stott) sounds a note of victory that is sadly ...

  • The unborn baby is a person

    John Stott: 'The author of Psalm 139 looks back to the antenatal stage of his ...

  • Unhappy birthday

    I am reminded by this post by Justin Taylor that it is 50 years ago today - ...