Ern Baxter MP3 Teaching Series
Mankind in Crisis: Part 1
Why is our world in crisis? How is the Christian to understand the tension between being in the world but not of the world? And what is the ‘world’? If God so loves the world that he gave his own Son for it, what does it mean for the Christian to not love the world? Ern unpacks this paradox, explaining:
The world we are talking about is not [the material creation], it is the world as an arrangement of life, it is what men do in the world—its society, its morals, its principles. It is mankind alien and hostile to God comprising a world system that we are not to love. The ‘world’ is human nature organising itself without God. This is the ‘world’ in its self-organisation apart from God, with all its technical knowledge, has polluted the streams … the air, and polluted its own society. A society that has organised itself without God to the brink of cosmic suicide. … The world has run out of options politically, economically and sociologically …
What is the answer for the current world crisis?
God & the Nations: Part 2
In Acts 17 Paul delivers and encapsulates one of the finest definitions of the divine relationship to time, mankind, history, the gospel and eternity that is found anywhere in the bible.
Ern explores this much neglected passage for expanding the Christian vision of God, the nations and the Christian’s role within it.
The Believer & the World: Part 3
Teaching from John 17, Ern concludes this series by exploring further what it means for the Christian to be in the world but not of it. Bringing correction to a truncated emphasis on the gospel as ‘saving souls’, he clarifies Christianity as a total way of life.
What is God’s purpose for the redeemed community in the world?