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Winter 2018 Sermon Series  – Ethics for the People of God 

       
4/1 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 Folly, Wisdom and the Cross of Christ M. Wigton
4/8 James 1:1 A Brother’s Testimony M. Wigton
4/15 Matthew 7:24-27 The Ark on the Rock C. Faux
4/22 James 1:2-4 Christ – Centered Grit M. Wigton
4/29 Acts 16:11-15 Born Again – Commemorating the Church’s 210 Anniversary M. Wigton
5/6 James 1:5-8 The Pursuit of Wisdom M. Wigton
5/13 James 1:9-11 Boasting in our Humiliation M. Wigton
5/20 James 1:12-15 Attaining the Crown M. Wigton
5/27 James 1:16-18 The Goodness of God M. Wigton

Reading List – Compiled by Matthew Ritchey, Matthew Wigton, and Christian Faux

Overall
The Case for Civility: And Why Our Future Depends on It by OS Guinness
Living at the Crossroads: An introduction to Christian Worldview by Muchael W. Goheen and Craig G. Bartholomew
Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing your Christian Convictions by Gregory Koukl
Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace by Miroslav Volf
The Gospel in a Pluralist Society by Lesslie Newbigin

Culture
The Twilight of Atheism: the Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World by Alister Mcgrath
Believing in the Future: Toward a Missiology of Western Culture by David J Bosch
The Courage to be Protestant: Truth-Lovers, Marketers, and Emergents in the Postmodern World by David Wells
The Gravedigger File by OS Guinness

Philosophy
Warranted Christian Belief by Alvin Plantinga
Philosophy and the Christian Faith: A Historical Sketch from the Middle Ages to the Present Day by Colin Brown
Love Your God with All Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul by James Porter Moreland
Revolutions in Worldview: Understanding the Flow of Western Thought by W. Andrew Hoffecker
Life’s Ultimate Questions by Ronald H. Nash

Sanctification
You Can Change: God’s Transforming Power for Our Sinful Behavior and Negative Emotions by Tim Chester
When Sinners Say “I Do”: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage by Dave Harvey
The Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges
Living the Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing by C.J. Mahaney
How People Change by Timothy S. Lane and Paul D. Tripp

Theology
Knowing God by J. I. Parker
What is Faith? by J. Gresham Machen
How Long, O Lord?: Reflections on Suffering and Evil by D. A. Carson
The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition and Reform by Roger E. Olson

Worldview
Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview by Albert M Wolters
Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity (Study Guide Edition) by Nancy R. Pearcey
Rethinking Worldview: Learning to Think, Live, and Speak in This World by J. Mark Bertrand

Science
The Science of God: An Introduction to Scientific Theology by Alistar E. McGrath
Redeeming Science: A God-Centered Approach by Vern Sheridan Poythress
The Soul of Science: Christian Faith and Natural Philosophy by Nancy Pearcey, Charles Thaxton, and Marvin Olasky
The Battle of Beginnings: Why Neither Side is Winning the Creation-Evolution Debate by Delvin Lee Ratzsch

Gosepl
What’s So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey
God is the Gospel: Meditations on God’s Love as the Gift of Himself by John Piper
Salvation Belongs to Our God: Celebrating the Bible’s Central Story by Christopher J. H. Wright
God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Story-Line of the Bible by Vaughan Roberts
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith by Timothy Keller

General Apologetics
Faith and Reason by Dr. Ronald H. Nash
Faith Has Its Reasons: An Integrative Approach to Defending Christianity by Kenneth D. Boa
Unshakable Foundations: Contemporary Answers to Crucial Questions about the Christian Faith by Norman L. Geisler
Without a Doubt: Answering the 20 Toughest Faith Questions by Kenneth R. Samples
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Historical Apologetics
Is the New Testament Reliable? by Paul Barnett
The Historical Reliability of the Gospels by Craig L. Blomberg
Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony by Richard Bauckham
Jesus Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents the Historical Jesus by Mr. Michael J. Wilkins and J.P. Moreland
On the Reliability of the Old Testament by K. A. Kitchen
The Parabolic Teaching of Christ by A.B. Bruce, D.D.

Marriage and Family
Soulmates by David Horn
The Faithful Parent by Martha Peace and Stuart W. Scott
Parenting: 14 Gospel Principples That Can Radically Change Your Family Paul David Tripp

General Literature
Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan

Date

Text

Title

Preacher

 12/24  Luke 2:8-21  A Savior Is Born  M. Wigton
 12/31  Psalm 86  Longing for God  M. Wigton