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Dr. Sean Cole explores the resurrection of Christ from Luke 24:1-12. He first explains three historical realities from the text. Then he calls us to experience three heart-felt responses to the empty tomb. How should the resurrection of our Lord Jesus give us security, assurance, and hope? Listen and find out.You can watch the Video of the sermon h…
 
Dr. Sean Cole continues the Wednesday night teaching on the Order of Salvation. In this session, he addresses conversion, which includes faith and Repentance. What is genuine saving faith? What is repentance? Which comes first both logically and theologically? What dangers can we face when evangelizing or preaching that may confuse the nature of sa…
 
Dr. Sean Cole preaches on the burial of Christ from Luke 23:50-56. What are the theological implications? What are the practical applications? What do we see in Joseph of Arimathea and these faithful women? What is the overall significance of the burial of the Son of God? Listen and find out.You can watch this sermon on:YouTube:https://www.youtube.…
 
Dr. Sean Cole interacts with Provisonism which denies total inability or any need for an internal, extra, supernatural grace of God on the soul to bring a sinner to faith. He provides some quotes from historical sources such as J.N.D. Kelly's Early Christian Doctrines on Pelagianism. He also quotes from Pseudo-Macarius. He references leading Easter…
 
Dr. Sean Cole challenged his church family with a "State of Emmanuel" sermon. Using Acts 2:41-47 as a template, he gives six marks of a healthy church. What should Emmanuel Baptist church BE and DO in obedience to Jesus as Lord? These biblical marks are applicable to all churches to evaluate their health and obedience. Listen and find out.You can w…
 
Happy New Year 2023!! Dr. Sean Cole was snowed-in due to a blizzard that hit Northeastern Colorado. So, he recorded this podcast from his home. As a result, the audio quality is not quite as good as usual. In this podcast, he interacts with quotes from Arminius, John Wesley, and Spurgeon to show that they all agree that sinners are spiritually dead…
 
In this New Year's sermon, Dr. Sean Cole preaches from Ecclesiastes 3:1-15. Since God is absolutely and meticulously sovereign over all things, we should stand in awe of Him. We grow in our worship of the LORD by understanding His divine providence. Pastor Sean uses the definition of Providence from the Heidelberg Catechism as application points in…
 
Dr. Sean Cole preaches from 1 Corinthians 1:30-31. He shows what it means to be "In Christ" and how our Lord has given us four wonderful gifts this Christmas 2022. The First Gift: Jesus gives us true wisdom. The Second Gift: Jesus has saved us from the PENALTY of sin.The Third Gift: Jesus has saved us from the POLLUTION of sin.The Fourth Gift: Jesu…
 
We see three miracles at the cross. The first is an ominous darkness for three hours where Jesus became a curse for us. Second, we see the temple veil torn from top to bottom signifying the end of the sacrificial system and direct access to God. Third, we see God save a pagan Gentile centurion by sovereign grace. Yet, more important that three mira…
 
In this sermon, Dr. Sean Cole focuses on the salvation of the penitent thief on the cross. We see three things about him: First of all, he understood his sin in light of the holiness of God. Second, he humbly repented and believed in Jesus as the only One who could save him. Third, his soul went immediately to be with Jesus in heaven. His salvation…
 
(This podcast was originally aired in June of 2022)Dr. Sean Cole interacts with a recent YouTube video from Leighton Flowers called "Provisionism Rightly Represented" where Flowers lays out a positive case. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG-pexncSz4&t=1950sHe interacts with friend Tyler Vela and leading Arminian scholar Roger Olsen. Sean addresses…
 
Dr. Sean Cole interacts with a youtube clip by Leighton Flowers called "Provisionism Rightly Represented." Flowers shows how Provisionism differs from both Calvinism and Arminianism because it views the gospel appeal or outward call as the supernatural gracious work of God that is sufficient to enable a positive response to the gospel. Where did Pr…
 
Dr. Sean Cole continues the order of salvation teaching for the Wednesday night study. How does regeneration relate to effectual calling? Does regeneration precede faith? What is regeneration?Regeneration is an instantaneous and supernatural change in our nature that affects the core of our being—the minds, will, and emotions. Regeneration is a sov…
 
In an act of supreme cowardice, Pilate releases the violent criminal Barabbas and sentences Jesus to be crucified. In this great "exchange" we see three wonderful truths. First, Jesus lived the perfect life we could never live. Second, Jesus died the substitutionary death we should have died. Third, Jesus credits us with His righteousness by faith …
 
Dr. Sean Cole continues the study in Systematic Theology. The focus is on the order of salvation. Aftrer predestination, God effectually calls the elect to Himself. In this teaching, he distinguishes between the external and internal call. He examines some key passages that teach effectual calling.You can watch the video here:https://www.facebook.c…
 
After Jesus' arrest, He undergoes three trials: (1) the Sanhedrin, (2) Pilate, and (3) Herod. From this account, Pastor Sean in this sermon asks the ultimate question: Who is Jesus?We see five titles: He is the Suffering Servant, the Son of Man, the Innocent Lamb of God, Christ the King, and the Sovereign Lord.You can also access the video of this …
 
Judas betrays Jesus in an hour of darkness when God gives Satan a temporary time of limited success. Peter also descends into an hour of darkness in three denials. Nevertheless, Jesus gives the tremendous hope of deliverance in forgiving Peter who repented with godly tears. Judas had worldly remorse and committed suicide. Jesus forgives us freely a…
 
Jesus prays so intensely in the Garden of Gethseemane that He sweats drops of blood. He knows what awaits Him on the cross. He will be numbered with the transgressors (Isaiah 53:12) and will drink the cup of God's wrath. Jesus is our perfect Savior who died in our place. He is also our perfect example of how to pray--not my will, but Your's be done…
 
Dr. Sean Cole continues the Wednesday night teaching series at Emmanuel on Systematic Theology. This is part two of Predestination in the Order of Salvation section. He examines some of the key passages that teach predestination: Romans 8:29-30, Acts 13:48, Ephesians 1:4-5, and 2Thessalonians 2:13-14. He follows this by addressing six common object…
 
Dr. Sean Cole examines three truths from this passage: (1) Satan attacks believers to deny their faith in Christ; (2) Jesus as our Advocate ensures we will stay faithful to the end; and (3) Don’t be lulled into self-confidence in your struggle with sin.Here’s the point of this passage: We are weak and frail and easily tempted and open prey for the …
 
Dr. Sean Cole explains from the book of Ephesians how to preach Christ and the gospel. One must always root the moral imperatives in the gospel indicatives. If you only preach the commands in Scripture and do not address God's grace and our identity in Christ, this will inevitably lead to either legalism or despair. In Ephesians Chapters 1-3, Paul …
 
What is the Reformed understanding of how to preach Christ from the Old Testament? This is called the redemptive-historical Christocentric hermeneutic. In this podcast. Dr. Sean Cole explains this topic by examining two different approaches from reputable scholars. He interacts with Sidney Gredainus's "Preaching Christ from the Old Testament" and W…
 
In Luke 22:7-20, Jesus observes the Passover meal with His disciples. This is sometimes referred to as the Last Supper, but in reality, it is the First Supper. Jesus instituted the Lord's Supper. Communion involves the bread of thanksgiving and the cup of the New Covenant in blood. Dr. Sean Cole explains the Reformed Baptist view that sees the Supp…
 
In a previous podcast on the Law-Gospel distinction, Dr. Sean Cole made some statements that could be confusing to listeners. He clarifies his views on John MacArthur and believes he is one of the most faithful Bible expositors of the last 50 years. Sean also clarifies some confusion on repentance as a fruit of faith. He in no way condones "easy-be…
 
Dr. Sean Cole continues the Wednesday night teaching on systematic theology. Tonight he focuses on the sinfulness of sin by addressing four key areas:(1) Inherited guilt from Adam (Romans 5:12-19(2) Universal Depravity (Romans 3:9-12)(3) Spiritual Deadness (Ephesians 2:1-3)(4) Total Inability (John 6:44; Romans 8:6-9)www.seancole.net…
 
Reformed Baptists understand the distinction between Law and Gospel. Are terms like "absolute surrender" "total yielding" or "supremely treasuring" actually part of saving faith (sola fide?) Or are they extra requirements added on faith alone that modern evangelicals have used to combat "easy believism"Dr. Sean Cole interacts with two prominent and…
 
In this passage, Judas agrees to betray Jesus. Dr. Sean Cole asks three questions in this sermon. (1) WHY did Judas betray Jesus? (2) Why did none of the other disciples suspect him? (3) What's the significance of this event happening during the Passover?Judas was the greatest hypocrite and faker of all time and serves as a sobering reminder that n…
 
In Genesis 3, we see the dire impact of Adam's transgression against God. Since Adam failed to keep the Covenant of Works, he plunged not only himself, but all his posterity into sin. Dr. Sean Cole discusses original sin and original guilt. He also explains Romans 5:12-19 as Paul teaches what it means to be "in Adam" and to be "In Christ."www.seanc…
 
Dr. Sean Cole provides Seven Distinguishing Marks of a Reformed Baptist:1) Confessional2) Covenantal3) Redemptive-Historical Christ-Centered Hermeneutic4) Law-Gospel Distinction5) The Regulative Principle6) Elder-Led Congregational Polity7) Regenerate Church MembershipHe explains how Emmanuel Baptist Church practices these. He also shows how one ca…
 
Jesus concludes His disource in the Temple concerning its destruction in A.D. 70 and His Second Coming. He drives home two final points that center on being ready for that final day. Truth ONE: Jesus’ Words can always be trusted.Truth TWO: Keep a close watch on yourself as you watch for the Return of Christ.Luke 21:36 "But be alert at all times, pr…
 
Dr. Sean Cole continues his Wednesday night teaching of systematic theology. In this session, he explains the Fall. He focuses on the Temptation itself, and how Satan deceived Eve. Second, he explores the Transgression and how Adam rebelled against God. Third, he discusses the Trial where the LORD God called Adam and Eve out of hiding to account fo…
 
Jesus continues His final public discourse before His death. He is in the temple teaching on the destruction of Jerusalem and His Second Coming. Dr. Sean Cole explains two primary truths from this text: (1) God gives people time to repent before He brings final judgment. The destruction of Jerusalem is a prototype of final judgment. (2) The return …
 
Jesus warns His disciples of the destruction of Jerusalem which would take place in A.D. 70. This catacylsmic event serves as a precursor or prototype of what will happen at the end of the age when Jesus comes back. From this passage, Jesus gives us two dangers threats that the church will always face: (1) We will always be attacked from INSIDE the…
 
Dr. Sean Cole has recently heard many non-Calvinists make these assertions:God ordains SOME things but not ALL things that come to pass.Just because God ordained the death of Christ, does not mean He ordains ALL things that come to pass.There is not one verse in the Bible that teaches God ordains all things that come to pass.God has omniscience and…
 
Dr. Sean Cole continues this series in systematic theology as examines Genesis 2:5-17. We see that the Sovereign Potter enters into a Covenant of Works with His special creation. What is the significance of man being a living soul? How is the Garden of Eden a prototype for the temple? Did God ordain work before the Fall? What is the meaning of the …
 
In these passages, we see two stark contrasts between the scribes and a poverty-stricken widow. Jesus condemns sinful hypocrisy, but He commends sacrificial generosity. How does the gospel empower our giving? How does Jesus save us from religious pride and materialism?Listen and find out.www.seancole.net…
 
Dr. Sean Cole continues teaching the fundamentals of the faith. He focuses on three questions from Genesis 1:26-31. (1) What does it mean when it says let US make man in our image? (2) What exactly is the image and likeness of God? (3) Why is there a biological distinction between male and female? He addresses the transgender confusion that is runn…
 
Jesus asks the greatest question about His identity from Psalm 110:1 which is the most quoted Old Testament text in the New Testament. He reveals three truths about Himself. (1) He is fully and absolutely a Man, (2) He is fully and absolutely God, and (3) He is fully and absolutely Lord over all. What are the implications of these three truths? How…
 
Dr. Sean Cole begins a new study in systematic theology. Emmanuel Baptist Church started Adventure Club for children on Wednesday nights. This program comes from John MacArthur's church and focuses on the foundations of the faith. Over the next 9 months, we will explore the following three doctrines: (1) MAN, (2) SIN, and (3) SALVATION. In this int…
 
In this passage, we find the famous words of Jesus: “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” In this sermon, Dr. Sean Cole asks two important questions: (1) What is our obligation to the governing authorities? and (2) What is our obligation to the living God?He shows four ways Christians should rel…
 
Do you joyfully submit to the authority of Christ. In this encounter, Jesus traps the religious leaders on the horns of a dilemma and exposes their hypocrisy. Dr. Sean Cole explores three themes in this passage: (1) Jesus placed a high priority on preaching the hope of the gospel to sinners. (2) Sadly, many hate to submit to the authority of Jesus.…
 
The Baptistic doctrine of "Once Saved, Always Saved" is a shallow understanding of eternal security that originates out of revivalism. Dr. Sean Cole explains how the Reformed understanding of Perseverance of the Saints provides a more robust understanding of how God sustains His people to the end. In this podcast, he explains Chapter 17 of the 1689…
 
Jesus finally enters Jerusalem on Palm Sunday in His triumphal entry. King Jesus is the only way to experience true peace with God. He has supernatural knowledge of all things. He is worth of our joyous worship. He has compassion on helpless sinners. Yet, there is a warning in this passage to be ready for His Second Coming.…
 
In this passage, Jesus addresses a misconception about the immediacy of the coming of His Kingdom by telling the parable of the ten minas. We do not know exactly when Jesus will return, but He will come on the clouds in power and glory one day. We must be faithful servants until He comes back by wisely using our time, talents, and treasures for His…
 
in the narrative with Zacchaeus, we see the sovereignty of God in salvation as Jesus came to seek and save the lost.. God often prepares hearts by creating a spiritual curiosity. Also, Jesus sovereignly and effectually calls sinners to Himself. In addition, we see that repentance is a fruit of sovereign grace. What does it mean for Jesus to seek an…
 
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