Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther
Martin Luther is most well-known for his work during The Reformation. However, very few Protestants today know or even care about Luther’s stand that fueled The Reformation. This book takes a look at the man who started the revolution that brought back the gospel and the Bible to the church.
Charles Spurgeon’s Autobiography
Charles Spurgeon is considered to be the most famous of all English Preachers in history. His wit pervades his doctrinally-soaked sermons, providing a delightful combination of truth and enjoyment for his listeners (even today!). His autobiography, separated into two volumes, tells Spurgeon’s story from the source, the Prince of Preachers himself.
What Is A Healthy Church?
How can you tell if a church is healthy? What does it look like and do? Many of us aren’t sure how to answer these questions, even though we probably have a preconceived idea. In this book Mark Dever seeks to help believers recognize the key characteristics of a healthy church.
Spiritual Disciplines Within the Church
Donald Whitney is the Associate Professor of Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Whitney has several excellent books regarding the spiritual disciplines. This book provides a helpful application of the spiritual disciplines to the foundation and operation of the local church.
What Is A Healthy Church Member?
Thabiti Anyabwile delivers a helpful volume in the wake of Mark Dever’s What Is a Healthy Church? by asking the infrequently-asked What Is A Healthy Church Member? An extremely important book for those wondering what their involvement with the local church should look like. John MacArthur writes, “In an era when Christians seem confused about what kind of community the church ought to be, here’s a helpful book outlining the church’s true biblical priorities, especially as they apply to individual church members.”
The Cross of Christ
John Stott’s The Cross of Christ has had an impact on more than one generation of readers. Stott’s simple style combined with a deep desire to communicate the beauty and glory of the redemption which Christ accomplished on the cross make this volume not to be missed.
Why is the cross central to Christianity? The Bible uses different words and images to answer to this question–words like covenant, sacrifice, Passover, redemption, reconciliation, and justification. In plain English Leon Morris explains each of these words, thereby opening up the meaning and significance of the cross. Whether you desire an introduction to the death of Christ or a deeper understanding, this book is an excellent resource.
J. I. Packer’s Knowing God moves the reader toward a greater understanding of and joyful inclination to God. There are not many books that have changed more lives, other than the Bible itself, than this very book. If you or you know someone who might know of God, but not know him personally through the Lord Jesus Christ, this is an excellent volume with which to gift them. A true feast for the soul.
Baxter, Richard Advice on Reading
Baxter, Richard Avoiding Dissension at Home
Baxter, Richard Directions for Grief at the Death of Friends
Baxter, Richard How to Spend the Day With God
Baxter, Richard The Saint’s Everlasting Rest
Baxter, Richard The Duty of Parents for Their Children
Baxter, Richard Treason Against the Soul
Clarkson, David Soul Idolatry Excludes Men Out of Heaven
Sibbes, Richard The Bruised Reed
Bible Study Tools
Ancient Mesopotamia Mesopotamia. The setting of most of Scripture.
Bible Gateway Several translations available and searchable online for free.
Bible.org A helpful resource for general Bible study.
Biblical Training Biblical Training has a smorgasbord of evangelical teaching. Offering full-length online audio class lectures from basic Christianity to advanced seminary-level topics, this is an invaluable resource if you want to learn more about a particular or general area of the Christian faith. And it’s totally free! Perfect for the iPod.
e-Sword e-Sword is an excellent, free Bible software program.
ESV Bible Home of the English Standard Version Bible. Read and search (and even listen to!) any part of the ESV Bible.
Historical & Cultural Contexts Context is key in understanding the Scriptures.
Spurgeon on the Attributes of God The great English preacher marvels at the glorious attributes of God.
The Roman Empire Another helpful site that reveals the cultural context of the New Testament.
Life and Worship
Andrew Case Andrew Case is a seminary student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. His lyrics and music are mind-blowingly Christ-centered. All his music is available on his website for free download.
Discerning Reader This website provides reviews of hundreds of books to help Christians to become more discerning readers.
Red Mountain Music Red Mountain Music takes solid centuries-old hymns and combines them with contemporary music, breathing new life into songs lost on most of the church.
Sovereign Grace Music The church is in SGM’s debt for the hundreds of Christ-exalting hymns and choruses churned out in the last few decades.
9 Marks Ministries An outstanding resource for understanding what makes a healthy church and a healthy church member.
Christian Counseling & Education Foundation CCEF helps us to understand what biblical counseling looks like in a world where therapeutic counseling is the norm.
Compassion International Compassion International is a ministry that changes the lives of children with the power of the gospel and the provision of basic needs. Sponsoring a child is a wonderful way to personally extend the gospel’s reach across the world.
Desiring God The ministry of John Piper. He has influenced several generations to treasure Christ and be satisfied supremely in Him.
Eternal Perspective Ministries Randy Alcorn’s ministry is focused on beginning and end of life issues. It is no surprise that he writes much about heaven and the womb.
Grace to You John MacArthur’s ministry offers resources of all kinds available at the click of your mouse.
Heartcry Missionary Society Paul Washer’s fantastic missions ministry focuses on indigenous missions–equipping people of the culture to reach the culture.
International Mission Board The IMB exists to partner with Southern Baptist churches to help them spread the gospel to the ends of the earth.
Joshua Project Joshua Project gives information on all the known people groups that do not have a faithful evangelical witness for the gospel. Consider praying for an unreached people group each day.
North American Mission Board NAMB exists to equip American churches to reach Americans for the gospel. NAMB is also responsible for coordinating disaster relief in America.
Peacemaker Ministries Ken Sande leads this ministry whose focus is biblical conflict resolution to honor God in the midst of relational issues.
Samaritan’s Purse Our church annually participates in Operation Christmas Child, which is spearheaded by Samaritan’s Purse.
Setting Captives Free An online ministry providing Christ-centered hope and freedom for those in bondage to sin. Special courses devoted to pornography, homosexuality, alcohol, food, and many more.
Southern Wisconsin Baptist Association EMBC partners with the SWBA to accomplish the biblical mission in our immediate area.
Sovereign Grace Ministries The ministry of C.J. Mahaney.
The Center for Biblical Spirituality Donald Whitney’s ministry focuses particularly on the spiritual disciplines, such as prayer, fasting, and journaling. Helpful resources abound here, so be sure to check out his website!
The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood CBMW exists to articulate and defend the biblical roles of men and women as defined in Scripture.
The Southern Baptist Convention We are part of the SBC.