Fall 2019 Preaching Plan

August 11

Matthew 17:1-21

Changed by glory

D. Hoffstetter

August 11


John 13:21-30

The ultimate betrayal

M. Wigton

August 18

John 13:31-35

The New Commandment

M. Wigton

August 25

John 14:1-14

The Way

M. Wigton

September 01

Flex Date

Flex Date


September 08

John 14:15-31

The Helper

M. Wigton

September 15

John 15:1-17

The True Vine

M. Wigton

September 22


John 15:18-27


M. Wigton

September 29

John 16:16-24

Sorrow into joy

M. Wigton

October 06

John 17:1-14

The High Priestly Prayer part One

M. Wigton

October 13

John 17:15-26

The High Priestly Prayer Part Two

M. Wigton

October 20

John 18:1-15


Crime and Punishment

M. Wigton

October 27



John French


Reading List – Compiled by Matthew Wigton

Overall Must Reads
The Case for Civility: And Why Our Future Depends on It by OS Guinness
Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace by Miroslav Volf
The Gospel in a Pluralist Society by Lesslie Newbigin
The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind by Mark Noll
Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan
The Reason for God by Tim Keller
Confessions by Saint Augustine

Christian Discipleship
Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren

To the Golden Shore by Courtney Addison
Here I stand by Roland Banton
John Adams by David McCullough

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 Road to Character by David Brooks


Warranted Christian Belief by Alvin Plantinga
Love Your God with All Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul by James Porter Moreland
Life’s Ultimate Questions by Ronald H. Nash


When Sinners Say “I Do”: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage by Dave Harvey
The Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges
How People Change by Timothy S. Lane and Paul D. Tripp


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
Reformed Dogmatics by Herman Bavink

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


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 Language of God by Francis Collins


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