Mark Dever - Overview Sermons of Bible Books

In the late 90s and early 2000s, Mark Dever preached sermons at Capitol Hill Baptist Church giving an overview of each book of the Bible. Those sermons have been compiled into two books by Crossway: The Message of the Old Testament: Promises Made and The Message of the New Testament: Promises Kept. Below are links to the overview sermons, serving as virtual free audiobooks of each book. [See a huge list of books Mark Dever recommends.] Click on each sermon to download it.

Sermon: What Does God Want of Us? The Message of the Bible

Mark Dever - The Message of the New Testament AudiobookNew Testament Overview Sermons


It is God’s Will that You Grow

In Christ, we are new creations, made perfect in God’s sight by the blood of Jesus, but that doesn’t mean we are without sin. We are perfectly positioned before the Father, but practically we still have plenty of room to grow in grace.

In The Keys to Spiritual Growth: Unlocking the Riches of God, John MacArthur says:

Be sure of this: God intends every Christian to grow into spiritual maturity. His Word commands us, ‘Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’ (2 Peter 3:18). That’s our obligation—and our privilege. Each day we can progress in our spiritual life toward a fuller, higher, personal, experiential knowledge of God and Christ. We can go past His Word to the God who wrote it and know Him more personally.

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Be Obedient (Genesis 12-25): Learning the Secret of Living by Faith (The BE Series Commentary) Kindle Edition
by Warren W. Wiersbe (Author)

We are called to live a life obedient to God. But what does this look like? And how can we live in a way that’s pleasing to Him? The answer is found in faith. Long considered the father of faith, Abraham sets the standard for what it means to be obedient. The book of Genesis holds the remarkable story of Abraham, a man who would give birth to a nation, and make the way for our Savior.

Part of Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe’s best-selling “BE” commentary series, Be Obedient has now been updated with study questions and a new introduction by Ken Baugh. A respected pastor and Bible teacher, Dr. Wiersbe shares insights and wisdom on pursuing an obedient life. You’ll learn how to believe beyond your feelings, trust in spite of your circumstances, and place your complete confidence in Him.

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Resisting Numbness to the Gospel

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We may know the gospel. We may believe it—even proclaim it. But we also may assume the gospel and become lethargic. In his book, Gospel Wakefulness, Jared Wilson seeks to answer the central question, how do we experience and present the gospel in a fresh, nonroutine way in order to prevent ourselves and others from becoming numb? By presenting the unchangeable gospel again and again. He says:

What I have discovered in my ministry, which draws directly from God’s ministry to me in my own life, is that those who possess saving faith in Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins and the hope of heaven when they die can and do grow numb to any number of religious and spiritual experiences, no matter how well orchestrated and sincerely produced. But those—saved and unsaved—who find themselves utterly captivated by the gospel can hardly be entertained by anything else.

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Be Rich (Ephesians): Gaining the Things That Money Can’t Buy (The BE Series Commentary) Kindle Edition
by Warren W. Wiersbe (Author)

In a society where wealth is often the measurement of success, popular author and Bible teacher Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe unravels Ephesians to reveal the countercultural nature of the gospel. Through helpful illustrations and analysis, he opens our eyes to the riches that we already have in Christ—though we rarely take advantage of them.

Not only has God given us the promise of an eternity in heaven, He has given us the reality of a relationship with Him right here on earth. Be encouraged in this good news and stop seeking the things of this world, for we already have the priceless gift of eternal life in Christ!

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ESV® Standard Lesson Commentary®Free for a limited time: ESV® Standard Lesson Commentary® 2016-2017 Kindle Edition

As the nation’s most popular annual Bible commentary for more than two decades, the Standard Lesson Commentary provides 52 weeks of study in a single volume and combines thorough Bible study with relevant examples and questions.

The ESV SLC Paperback Edition is perfect as the primary resource for an adult Sunday school class and personal study or as a supplemental resource for any curriculum that follows the ISSL/Uniform Series.

Nearly two dozen ministers, teachers, and Christian education specialists provide the Bible commentary, lesson plans, discussion questions, and other features that make the Standard Lesson Commentary the most popular annual Bible commentary available.

The Standard Lesson Commentary is based on the popular Uniform Series, also called the International Sunday School Lessons. This series, developed by scholars from several church fellowships, provides an orderly study of the Bible in a 6-year period.

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Charles Spurgeon Bobblehead with the Apostle PaulAnnouncing a new title from Cross-Points Books: Lessons from the Apostle Paul’s Prayers by Charles Spurgeon.

Why study and pray the prayers of the Apostle Paul? One word: transformation. Of the many benefits we have in learning from Paul, a few stand out:

We see how the Holy Spirit wants us to pray.

Scripture provides a wealth of prayers inspired by the Holy Spirit, each of them giving a glimpse into the unsearchable wisdom of Almighty God. These prayers should shape our priorities and our entire outlook on life.

So often, we pray such small, self-centered prayers instead of asking how God would have us pray. As we read and pray Paul’s prayers, God will work His purposes in us as we contemplate what Paul prayed for and why. Paul prayed for the eyes of Ephesian hearts enlightened (Ephesians 1:18) and rejoiced in the rich fellowship he had with the Thessalonian church (1 Thessalonians 3:9–13). When was the last time you prayed for either of those things?

Spurgeon illustrates why we want to pray according to God’s priorities: “A man might try to fill us and fail, but God, who made us, knows every corner and cranny of our nature, and can pour in joy and peace till every portion of our being is flooded, saturated, and overflowed with delight.”

We can pray along with Paul confident of God’s answers.

Praying God’s prayers according to God’s priorities means we can be sure of God’s answers. This doesn’t mean He will answer as we expect, but it does mean God will answer prayers according to His will as He promises (1 John 5:14). Since Scripture is His revealed will, praying Paul’s prayers guarantee God’s answers.

Spurgeon Paul Prayers 2Let this sink into your soul. As you earnestly pray for God to strengthen your faith to grasp the depths and riches of Christ’s love (Ephesians 3:14–19), God will answer you—He wants you to experience the profundity of Christ’s love.

“Expect great things, expect things beyond all expectation,” Spurgeon writes. “Your largest hopes shall all be exceeded. Hope, and hope, and yet hope again, and each time hope more and more, but the Lord will give you more than you have hoped for.”

Our minds will be enlightened and affections stirred.

As we contemplate the prayers and petitions of the great apostle, God’s Spirit will illuminate the prayers and shape the desires of our heart. Instead of merely praying for circumstances and our to-dos, our hearts will pray for things like the filling of our minds with “the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God…” (Colossians 1:9–10). As we pray prayers like this and see God answer us, our hearts will be drawn into deeper delight and communion with our Father.

As you pick up Lessons from the Apostle Paul’s Prayers, let the Holy Spirit mentor you in prayer as you enter into Paul’s prayer closet. This isn’t a comprehensive study on Paul’s prayers, but rather eight sermons working through rich nuggets from Paul’s prayers. Don’t read this book to finish; read to change. Note helpful verses and quotes and incorporate them into your daily prayer routine. Put down the book and get on your knees. Cry out to God in worship, dependence, and intercession. He will hear you and He will answer.

The prayer of Paul in Philippians 1:9–11 is our prayer for this volume:

“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”

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Be Wise (1 Corinthians): Discern the Difference Between Man’s Knowledge and God’s Wisdom

Free Warren Wiersbe Commentary - 1 CorinthiansThe early church in Corinth was falling apart. Sin was rampant, divisions were growing, and the congregation was living no differently than the world around them. What had corrupted this once vibrant church? The apostle Paul immediately understood the symptoms: The people had traded God’s perfect wisdom for faulty human knowledge.

Part of Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe’s best-selling “BE” commentary series, Be Wise has now been updated with study questions and a new introduction by Ken Baugh. A respected pastor and Bible teacher, Dr. Wiersbe shares a wealth of insights on living wisely.

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