Resources

The leaders at Mercy Hill Church have compiled these resources because we've found them to helpful in our walk with Christ. We have included books, articles, videos, and anything else we thought might strengthen and guide you in following Jesus.

Our prayer is that these resources will empower you as you seek to follow Jesus and advance His mission in your own life, your marriage, family, work, and the world.

If you have additional resources you have found helpful, please let us know.

 

Suggested Resources:

The Bible

Being Missional

Career

The Christian Life

Culture

Doctrine & Theology

Finances

The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts

Marriage

Men's and Women's Roles

Other Churches, Networks, Ministries 

Raising Children

Sexuality

Singles

  

The Bible

Bible Reading Plans:  Godly men and women over the centuries have found great benefit in having a plan for Bible-reading.  Here's three that people at Mercy Hill have found beneficial (and "thanks," Discipleship Journal!):

Four-readings-a-day Bible Reading Plan

5x5x5 Bible-Reading Plan

Book-at-a-time Bible Reading Plan

Other Bible Resources

Bible Dictionaries on the Web

Jamison Fausset Brown's Bible Commentary Online

John Piper. The Morning I Heard the Voice of God. (web article)

The Online Study Bible

Tim Keller: Is the Bible Literally True? (streaming audio)

Tim Keller: Is the New Testament Canon Reliable and Accurate?

 

The Christian Life

A Promise For Every Problem Battle Guide

Discipleship Resources

"How I Became a Christian Hedonist"

Sovereign Grace and the Glorious Mystery of Election

Living by Faith in Future Grace (Audio 1Audio 2Audio 3)

Future Grace by John Piper

Advice for New Christians by J. I. Packer. 

Hope-Giving Promises for Triumph Over Sin

Sane Faith (Article 1Article 2Article 3Article 4)

Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist

Does Prayer Really Change Things?

Why Join a Church?

Dwelling with Non-Christians

 

Doctrine and Theology

C. J. Mahaney on “Sovereign Grace and the Glorious Mystery of Election

Desiring God’s Blog

Learning to Love God’s Sovereignty

Preaching and Doctrine

Justin Taylor’s Blog 

Polemic Theology: How to Deal with those who Differ from Us” by Roger Nicole

Does Prayer Really Change Things? by Tim Keller

The Importance of Doctrine” by Tim Keller

Bible Doctrine by Wayne Grudem, Zondervan (1999)

Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem, Zondervan (1995)

 

Culture

The Radical Reformission: Reaching Out Without Selling Out. Zondervan (2004).

Taking the Swagger out of Christian Cultural Influence

Ransom Fellowship’s web site

The Three Essential Books in One: The God Who is There; Escape from Reason; He is There and He is Not Silent.  Crossway Books (1990).

Being Salt and Light in Culture

A New Kind of Urban Christian

"Biblical Theology and the Culture War"

 

Men's and Women's Roles

Feminine Appeal.  Crossway Books (2004).

Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood website

Woman and Ministry: What the Bible Teaches.  Crossway Books (2003).

Doing Things Right in Matters of the Heart.  Crossway Books (2007).

Evangelical Feminism and Biblical Truth: An Analysis of More than 100 Disputed Questions.  Multnomah (2004).

Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

 

Singles

Single in Christ: A Name Better than Sons and Daughters.”

The Gift of Singleness

 

Marriage

God, Marriage, and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation.  Crossway Books (2004).

When Sinners Say “I Do,” Shepherd Press (2007)

 

Raising Children

"How Children Come to Faith in Christ"

Biblical Parenting

How to Raise a Pharisee

Teach Them Diligently: How to Use the Scriptures in Child-Training, Timeless Texts (2000).

Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens, P & R Publishing (2001).

Shepherding a Child’s Heart,  Shepherd Press (1995).  

Terry Johnson on the key to spiritual health for your family

Grace-Based Parenting, Thomas Nelson (2005)

Summary of Grace-Based Parenting

 

Sexuality

Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God: What Every Christian Husband Needs to Know, Crossway Books (2004).

God’s Word in Battle with Homosexual Temptation

ANTHEM

Is There a Biblical Commandment Against Premarital Sex?

Sex is not the Problem, Lust Is.  Multnomah Publishers (2003).

 

Career

Crown Financial Ministries Career Direct Guidance System

Three Parts to Discerning Your Call

How Should We Then Work

 

Finances

Crown Financial Ministries

Dave Ramsey

Giving and Spending Money

 

The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts

Showing the Spirit: A Theological Exposition of I Corinthians 12-14.  Baker Book House (1996).

A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections (paperback book or read it on-line here)

Convergence: Spiritual Journeys of a Charismatic Calvinist. Enjoying God Ministries (2005).

The Gift of Prophecy in the New Testament and Today. Crossway Books (2000).

 

Being Missional

How to Have Gospel Conversations.

How to Write and Share your Testimony.

How to Share the Gospel (the Seven Scriptures).

What happens to those who have never heard the Gospel?

Four Circles Gospel Presentation

The Story

 

Other Churches, Networks, Ministries

We are part of Acts 29, which is an Evangelical,  Bible-based, Complementarian, Reformed, Missional group.  Here’s an overview, a description of our vision, and our doctrine.

Desiring God is the website of John Piper’s writing and speaking ministry.  Lots of excellent articles as well as sermons in manuscript, audio, and video form.

Sovereign Grace is a Christ-centered, Bible-based, thoughtfully charismatic and joyfully Reformed movement which shares many of our passions.

Together for the Gospel is a network of gospel-centered churches.