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Trustworthy Resources - Volume 1

Zach Putthoff Written by 
Thursday, 05 February 2015 20:13

Today’s post is for the purpose of pointing you to some of the best online resources available to Christians seeking to grow in their knowledge and love for God and His Word. With the internet ever-expanding, it can be difficult for Christians to discern which of these resources are the most trustworthy.

Below is a list of some of the websites I make use of most consistently and would most enthusiastically recommend. Referring to these websites is not intended to convey agreement with everything in them; but where our church would disagree with the materials on these sites, those disagreements would be around secondary issues. In other words, though there may be points of disagreements, those points would not be regarding matters of first importance, namely the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Here they are, in no particular order.

Grace to You: The preaching and teaching ministry of John MacArthur.

John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA, where he has been preaching the Word of God faithfully for over 45 years. Over six years ago, Grace to You graciously decided to release over four decades worth of MacArthur’s sermons and offer them free to the public, opening up a vast library of expository sermons, devotionals, and articles for the benefit of any student and lover of the Scriptures.

Together for the Gospel: A biennial conference begun in 2006 to serve one main purpose: to encourage other pastors (particularly) to stand together for the same gospel.

This conference began as a simple friendship between four pastors and theologians; Mark Dever, Ligon Duncan, Albert Mohler, and C.J. Mahaney. Longing to see pastors and Christians united in the Gospel, despite their differences over secondary doctrines, Dever and company decided to start up a conference where pastors and other church leaders could be encouraged to stand firm in the faith and in Gospel-centered ministries. Their website hosts edifying messages over the last 9 years (5 conferences in all), preached by each of these men and a number of their friends, including John MacArthur, R.C. Sproul, John Piper, and Matt Chandler, among others.

Monergism.com: Excellent library of resources from an historic Reformed perspective.

This very helpful website exists, as the website states, “to aid in the growth and maturation of the worldwide Church by making available a wide array of free resources that support the historic, Reformed Christian faith, combat doctrinal error, and stir the flame of devotion which a right knowledge of the Savior must produce.” At monergism.com, you’ll find a whole host of resources from saints all throughout church history, including sermons on every book of the Bible, online commentaries, free electronic books, and a number of historic theological articles.

The MLJ Trust: A collection of 1600 sermons from the late Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones.

David Martyn Lloyd-Jones was a greatly influential 20th century Welsh Protestant minister, who for nearly 30 years ministered the Word of God faithfully at the Westminster Chapel in London. Lloyd –Jones was a prolific expository preacher and a great collection of his sermons can be downloaded for free at this fantastic website.

The Gospel Coalition: A broadly Reformed network of churches encouraging and equipping churches to carry out faithful Gospel-centered ministry.

In a relatively short period of time, The Gospel Coalition website has become one of the largest online resources with trustworthy biblical content. At the site, you’ll find a number of helpful blogs, access to the online theological journal Themelios, a large library of sermons, and conference messages from the past several years. You won’t exhaust this resource any time soon, so the sooner to begin, the better.

Challies.com: The online home of blogger, author, and pastor Tim Challies.

For several years now, Tim Challies has been faithfully offering solid and inevitably helpful daily content for Christians to read and enjoy. Challies has proven himself to be a trustworthy source for original content as well as for pointing Christians to other trustworthy resources. This blog is worth taking a look at on a daily basis.

The Pyromaniacs: The excellent blog of Phil Johnson (Executive Director of Grace to You – see above), Dan Phillips (Pastor of Copperfield Bible Church of Houston, TX), and Frank Turk (a regular guy with a secular job, and a fantastic Christian writer).

If you’re looking for dainty, soft, sensitive, chicken soup for the soul kind of stuff, you probably won’t like this blog. However, if you’re looking for years of straight, biblical, faithful instruction on a variety of issues, from guys who are more interested in telling you the truth than they are in making you feel good, then this is a blog you should definitely spend some time reading.

At some point I will try to follow this post up with another one, sharing another list of trustworthy resources for you to enjoy. But, this should keep you busy for now.

Happy reading, friends!

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