Resources

Heritage Baptist Church Materials

Heritage Baptist Church Confession of Faith (or PDF available for download)

Favorite Articles

The Plea of God by Steve Ward

A Great Message For Everyone From the Bible and the Church by Don Whitney

For Whom Did Christ Die? by Jim Elliff

Recommended Books

The following is a list of books from which we have greatly benefited and/or used in our studies at Heritage.  We offer this list as suggested resources to help you in your life, but not as a full-fledged approval of all doctrine contained therein!  We will continue updating this list over time, so check back for updates.

Bible Study Resources

Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament by G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson (An absolute treasure of information!)

Dictionary of New Testament Background (The IVP Bible Dictionary Series) by Craig A. Evans and Stanley E. Porter

The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament by Craig S. Keener (Good background info, though it is not always related to the context of the passage.)

The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament by John H. Walton, Victor H. Matthews, and Mark W. Chavalas

Christian Life

The Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel The Main Thing by C.J. Mahaney (A short and simple reminder that we must treasure the Gospel.  Highly recommended!)

Call to Spiritual Reformation, A: Priorities from Paul and His Prayers by D. A. Carson (Addresses one of the most important issues of our day…failure to pray as the Scriptures teach us to pray.)

Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate by Jerry Bridges (This book could easily be turned into a multi-volume set.)

The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges

The Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges

Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God’s Unfailing Love by Jerry Bridges

Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges

Joy of Fearing God, The by Jerry Bridges

The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

Studies in the Sermon on the Mount by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The Gospel / Evangelism

How Can I Be Sure I’m a Christian?: What the Bible Says About Assurance of Salvation by Donald S. Whitney

Wasted Faith by Jim Elliff (Great evangelistic tool!)

Going Under: Discussions on Baptism by Jim Elliff

Pursuing God: A Seeker’s Guide by Jim Elliff (Great evangelistic tool!)

Doctrinal / Theological

Existence and Attributes of God, The by Stephen, Charnock (If you think you’ve pondered long enough on theology, think again.)

Dominion and Dynasty: A Biblical Theology of the Hebrew Bible (New Studies in Biblical Theology, 15) by Stephen G. Dempster (One of the best works of seeing the Old Testament in the overall redemptive context.)

Abraham’s Four Seeds by John G. Reisinger (Unlocking the grasp of the two major theological systems.)

A Journey in Grace by Richard Belcher (The story of a young pastor’s struggle with the Doctrines of Grace)

Sovereignty of God, The by Arthur W. Pink

The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination by Loraine Boettner

Knowing God by J. I. Packer (A classic primer on theology.)

Issues

Cross and Christian Ministry, The: Leadership Lessons from 1 Corinthians by D. A. Carson (A great challenge to those serving the Gospel)

Gagging of God, The by D. A. Carson

The Temple and the Church’s Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God by G. K. Beale (I may disagree with some of his conclusions in the end, but this is still an excellent resource and a challenge for us to increase in our knowledge of the significance of the Temple.)

From Every People and Nation: A Biblical Theology of Race (New Studies in Biblical Theology) by J. Daniel Hays and Donald A. Carson (I am very grateful for this book and I  highly recommend it.)

Devotional

Valley of Vision: A collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions by Arthur G. Bennett (Beautiful expressions of faith and devotion.)

The Cross: God’s Way of Salvation by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Morning and Evening by C. H. Spurgeon (Available in many places online for free, but if you don’t sleep with your smartphone by the bed, go ahead and invest a few bucks for the hardcopy.)

The Christian Family and Mens/Womens Studies

Legacy of Faith: From Women of the Bible to Women of Today by Lydia Brownback (One of our Ladies’ studies)

Family Worship: In the Bible, In History, and In Your Home by Don Whitney

Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

The Excellent Wife: A Biblical Perspective by Martha Peace

Greek

A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature by Walter Bauer and Frederick William Danker (Okay, it’s not cheap and it’s not transliterated, but it is the best resource for understanding meanings of the Greek words.  If you know someone who has it and knows how to use, take advantage of it!)

Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics by Daniel B. Wallace (A great accessible work that shows a little bit of Greek basics can be a dangerous thing.  Getting beyond the basics of Greek is a wonderful thing!)