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The Righteous Shall Live by Faith

During last week’s sermon on Habakkuk, we encountered verse 2:4, “the righteous shall live by his faith.” To be honest, it seems rather straightforward. God is speaking to Habakkuk, answering his complaint. God is reassuring him that he is in control, that he has a plan, and is telling Habakkuk that he needs to realize [...]

By | 2011-02-16T05:00:00+00:00 February 16th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Joel Beeke on Family Worship

This is a message from the 2011 Desiring God Pastor's Conference, but it applies to everyone, not just pastors. In it, Joel Beeke mostly relates his own personal experiences at leading Family Worship. Here is a link to the page where you can also download the audio and read notes from the message.  

By | 2011-02-16T05:00:00+00:00 February 16th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Heidelberg Catechism

            At our Reformation Day service last month, we talked briefly about the Heidelberg Catechism.  In case you missed it or wanted more information, here is a lengthier discussion about this wonderful document that is not as familiar to American Presbyterians as the Westminster Standards, but should be.             Heidelberg is a city in the [...]

By | 2010-11-10T05:00:00+00:00 November 10th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Report from the 2010 PCA General Assembly (Part 2)

Report from the PCA General Assembly (Part 2) by Patrick Pulliam   Last week, we discussed the Strategic Plan that was passed at this year’s PCA General Assembly.  In short, a committee of denominational leaders presented a plan that was based on sociological analysis (responding to a possible loss in members or growth; to the [...]

By | 2010-07-28T04:00:00+00:00 July 28th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Report from The 2010 PCA General Assembly (Part 1)

Our denomination, the PCA, held its 38th annual General Assembly three weeks ago in Nashville, TN.  In addition to the encouragement of meeting with old and new friends and partners in the gospel, we heard encouraging reports from all of the PCA’s ministries and agencies.   It was particularly encouraging to hear how they are growing [...]

By | 2010-07-21T04:00:00+00:00 July 21st, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Peace to You!

Be Merciful, even as your Father is merciful - Luke 6:36 Unfortunately (or maybe you’re thinking fortunately!) I’m not able to say all I want to say in one sermon, so I wanted to take some time in this article to jot down a few more things I’ve learned.  As I meditated more on Luke [...]

By | 2010-07-14T04:00:00+00:00 July 14th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Reformed Vision for PCA Renewal

Dr. Jon Payne of Grace Presbyterian Church in Douglasville, Georgia, gives a great summary of what the Church is to be about in every age.  In light of the PCA General Assembly this past week, I hope you’ll read this carefully and join with me in praying.  These seventeen points are so clear and Biblical [...]

By | 2010-07-07T04:00:00+00:00 July 7th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

God’s Means of Grace: Prayer

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. Psalm 145:18   In this article we come to the last of God’s outward and ordinary means whereby he communicates to us His grace.  Prayer is shaped and strengthened by the Word and Sacraments.  “The better we [...]

By | 2015-01-22T10:18:05+00:00 June 9th, 2010|Worship|0 Comments

God’s Means of Grace: Sacraments

            Previously, I’ve written about the Word as one of the “outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicates to his church the benefits of his mediation...” (WLC #154).  The Word of God communicates to us the promise of God to redeem His people from their sins by grace through faith in Christ.  The Bible is [...]

By | 2015-01-22T10:18:22+00:00 April 28th, 2010|Worship|0 Comments