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Understand the truth Articles by Massimo Lorenzini
Images of God: A Biblical Theology of Leadership. What is the essence of what we were created to be and do?
Why the Cross Changes Everything. Find out the real difference between the wisdom of man and the wisdom of God and the power that God's wisdom in the cross can have in your life.
A Baptist Catechism. A significant revision of the "The Baptist Catechism" first published by Baptists in 1693 in London, England. It is patterned after the well-known reformed Westminster Shorter Catechism.
A Biblical Confession of Faith. A very comprehensive and long-overdue rewrite of Massimo's statement of faith.
The Indispensable Link Between Meditation and Sanctification.
Future Grace as the Basis for Personal Holiness. Nothing original here, but the profound thinking on holiness by the likes of John Piper, Thomas Chalmers, and Sinclair Ferguson.
The Church as God’s Chosen Means of Fulfilling His Eternal Purpose, Ephesians 4:7-16.
Why Does God Allow Death & Suffering? The most common intellectual objection to the Christian faith.
The Tsunami and The Problem of Evil.
God's Purpose in Permitting Evil.
Sizing Up The Enemy, What the Bible Teaches about Satan.
Our Need for Revival. Learn about the greatest need we face as individual Christians and the Church in general.
Witnessing Without Fear: A Guide to God-Centered Evangelism. Comprehensive training curriculum in evangelism. Complete notes and audio files online or to order.
Walking in the Spirit, Gal 5:1-26. Learn how to grow in practical sanctification.
Practical Ramifications of the Resurrection of Christ.
Christian Hedonism: The Pathway to True Happiness. This brief overview of John Piper's teaching will help you discover what your life should be focused on
according to the Word of God.
Intentional Discipleship: A "Tag-Team" Teaching by Jason Lancaster and Massimo Lorenzini. Learn just what the Great Commission is and how to make it practical.
A New Testament Philosphy of Ministry.
Law and Gospel, an Important Distinction in Evangelism.
Jesus' Use of the Law in Evangelism.
Postmodern Truth Versus Biblical Truth.
The Doctrine of the Bible in the New Testament. What the New Testament says about the Old Testament and What the New Testament Says about the New Testament.
The Great Doctrines of the Bible:
What is a Church? A Short explanation of what defining characteristics make up a church.
Alone With God. A book review of Alone With God by John MacArthur highlighting five principles for prayer from the Lord's Prayer.
A Statement on the Christian Philosophy of History.
Be Influenced By Godly People.
Italy Before the Romans.
Article by Jay Wegter & Massimo Lorenzini
Thoughts on Church Renewal.
Articles by Jay Wegter
Why Does Theology Matter?.
The Glory of God in the Face of Christ (2 Cor 4:3-6).
Why We Need to Teach Biblical Worldview to Our Kids. ‘World-proof’ your kids for college NOW so they won’t become casualties of our culture by graduation.
The Centrality of Christ and Evangelism.
The Centrality of Christ and Spiritual Warfare.
Triangulating Church, School, and Home: Pursuing a Philosophy of Ministry which unites the three.
Hope for the Dying Church: The Glory of Christ and the Deadness of Institutionalism. Analysis about the dangers of institutionalism/formalism in the church.
Grace-Driven Sanctification: An Introduction to the Centrality of the Gospel. Jay's specialty, how the gospel helps us in our growth in practical holiness.
Getting Galatians 2:20 “into the Bloodstream,” Part 1.
Getting Galatians 2:20 “into the Bloodstream,” Part 2.
Getting Galatians 2:20 “into the Bloodstream,” Part 3.
The Pastor as Prophet. The Role of Spiritual Discernment in Preaching Repentance.
Preaching to Unsaved Church Members.
Preaching to Unsaved Church Members, Part 2.
Delighting in God.
The Church's Greatest Need from the Book of Revelation.
Orthodox Formalism: The Error of the Ephesian Church.
Why Do We Need God in the Here and Now?
A Meditation on the Worship of God.
The Violence Needed to Enter the Kingdom of God.
Questions and Considerations for a Skeptic: A Gospel Plea to be Saved.
A Cross-Centered Ministry for Cross-Centered Living.
God’s Wisdom in the Cross, 1 Cor 1:18-25.
Christ Our Life: Colossians 3:1-4.
Israel's Past, Present, and Future in the Plan of God.
Trained by Saving Grace: Titus 2:11-14.
The Doctrine of Justification by Faith: Understanding So Great a Salvation.
Guilt, the Unwanted Pollutant.
The book of Esther: A display of God's providence.
The Most Common Objections to the Doctrine of God’s Decree.
Perseverance of the Saints, Part 1: Why Security is Joined to Diligence (2 Peter 1).
The Perseverance of the Saints, Part 2: Our Response to the Spirit’s Sanctifying Work, (2 Thess. 2:13-15).
What is the Actual Purpose of the Cross. An exposition of the relevant NT passages demonstrating that the purpose of the cross is the design of the cross resulting in a definite atonement for the elect.
Found Guilty in Order to Find Mercy. An exposition of the use of the law in gospel preaching from Galatians 2:19.
The Cross-Centered Life. Discover how as Christians we need to "preach the Gospel to ourselves" in order to grow in Christlikeness.
A Critique of the Higher Life Movement. This in-depth study of the "higher life" movement, also known as the Keswick teaching, gives some important biblical analysis of this popular teaching that says Chrisitans can permanently
conquer their sin nature in this life. Jay also gives the proper view of the doctrine of sanctification.
The Cross, The Conscience, and Family Dynamics. A masterful application of the doctrine of justification to dealing with strained relationships.
True Repentance. There is probably no doctrine that needs to be clearly communicated to our generation more than the doctrine of repentance.
Knowing the God of Reconciliation (2 Cor 5:18-21).
An Examination of the Rationale Behind Paedobaptism by. An in-depth study of the practice of infant baptism among Reformed churches and an inquiry into the rationale for this unbiblical practice.
Christ Our Champion, Warrior-King, and Husband: He has Conquered the Enemies of His Bride.
Learn about how Christ has defeated the seven enemies of the soul: the world, the flesh, the devil, sin, death, hell, and the condemnation of God's law.
The Marks of True Salvation. This outline provides biblical teaching on identifying genuine salvation in an individual.
A Three-Fold Witness to Assurance of Salvation (Rom 8:1-17).
Preaching to the Inner Man and Preaching for Conversion.
Why Did Jesus Come to Die? This short tract was written to offer a Gospel-centered answer to this important question that many are asking lately.
Bible Study on True Repentance. This inductive study is good for discpling someone as it can be done as homework individually or together.
Coming Short of Repentance. This lesson uses the rich, young ruler as an example of how one may come short of experiencing true repentance.
Why God's Grace is Sovereign and Free. Jay demonstrates why God's grace must be sovereign and free by examining the sinner's condition and need for conviction. He concludes with a picture of life under grace. This short article is
followed by some of the major highlights from John Piper's book, The Justification of God.
Lessons on the Facets of Salvation by Jay Wegter
Jay has written a very insightful and practical series of lessons on the most important aspects of salvation.
Facets of Salvation: Propitiation. Learn the five pillars of propitiation that are foundational to understanding the gospel.
Facets of Salvation: Redemption. What does our redemption in Christ teach us about who God is? Find out here.
Facets of Salvation: Reconciliation. Learn the meaning, ministry, mediator, message, and means of reconciliation with God.
Facets of Salvation: Union with Christ, Part 1.
Facets of Salvation: Union with Christ, Part 2.
Facets of Salvation: Union with Christ, Part 3.
Facets of Salvation: Assurance of Salvation.
The Convicting Work of the Spirit: The convicting and revealing ministry of the Spirit, Part One.
The Convicting Work of the Spirit: The convicting and revealing ministry of the Spirit, Part Two.
Lessons on the Doctrines of Grace and the Dynamics of Grace by Jay Wegter
Frontline Ministries staff writer, Jay Wegter,
has written 16 lessons on the great truths of sovereign grace. The last 6 lessons provide very practical application of the
Doctrines of Grace in Jay's accompanying series on the Dynamics of Grace.
The Doctrines of Grace
The Doctrines of Grace, Introduction. God can only be known through Jesus Christ.
The Doctrines of Grace, Part 1. How far did Adam's race fall? A study in total depravity.
The Doctrines of Grace, Part 2. Effectual Grace - Regeneration.
The Doctrines of Grace, Part 3. Unconditional Election.
The Doctrines of Grace, Part 4. Particular Redemption - Part 1 – Propitiation.
The Doctrines of Grace, Part 5. Particular Redemption - Part 2 – The Actual Purpose of the Cross.
The Doctrines of Grace, Part 6. Particular Redemption - Part 3 - The Session of Christ.
The Doctrines of Grace, Part 7. Particular Redemption - Part 4 – An Efficacious Redemption.
The Doctrines of Grace, Part 8. Perseverance of the Saints - Part 1 - Why security is joined to diligence.
The Doctrines of Grace, Part 9. Perseverance of the Saints - Part 2 - Our Response to the Spirit’s Sanctifying Work.
The Dynamics of Grace
The Dynamics of Grace, Part 1. The Doctrine of Justification by Faith - Understanding So Great a Salvation.
The Dynamics of Grace, Part 2. The Fear of Judgment and the Power of the Atonement.
The Dynamics of Grace, Part 3. Grace Makes Heroes of Us All - Justification lifts us from cowardice to heroism in dealing with sin.
The Dynamics of Grace, Part 4. The Justification – Sanctification Connection - Why Justification is the Foundation of Sanctification.
The Dynamics of Grace, Part 5. Justification by Faith Equips us for Honesty in Prayer - Transparency with God after the pattern of Psalms.
The Dynamics of Grace, Part 6. Justification and the Garments of Grace - Eph. 4 & Col. 3.
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