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Dependent on Christ

“I believe; help my Unbelief!” Mark 9:24 In our evening worship services on the Lord’s Day, we’ve been working our way through the account of the gospel according to Mark.  This past Sunday we saw the stark contrast between the glory on the top of the mountain and the misery at the bottom of the [...]

By | 2014-08-18T21:35:44+00:00 January 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Servants

“If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.” (John 13:14–15) “The physical presence of other Christians is a source of incomparable joy and strength to [...]

By | 2014-08-18T21:38:47+00:00 November 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Delighting in our All-Sufficient God

“To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” (Revelation 1:5–6 ESV) This Sunday we will be partaking of the Lord’s Supper together.  As we feast with Christ, [...]

By | 2014-08-18T21:37:21+00:00 October 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Catholic Church

“for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith” Galatians 3:26 Last week we considered what Paul wrote in regards to Christians being united together in love and being eager to maintain the unity we already have in Christ (Eph. 4).  The communion of the saints is a most precious doctrine in [...]

By | 2014-08-18T21:37:12+00:00 October 10th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

United to One Another in Love

“…walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:1-3 In Sunday School we have finished a course on the doctrine of the [...]

By | 2014-08-18T21:51:31+00:00 October 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Church’s One Foundation

“There is one body and one Spirit - just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call - one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all” (Ephesians 4:4-6) Well, I’m back from my travels and am eager to give you a report.  In God’s providence I’ve [...]

By | 2014-08-18T21:51:38+00:00 September 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Singing with Jesus

“I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will praise you”   (Psalm 22:22)   Have you wondered why we sing psalms in every service of worship?  There are perhaps several reasons that could be outlined and explained but one of the most basic reasons is that [...]

By | 2014-08-18T21:51:43+00:00 August 29th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In the Power of His Might

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.” (Ephesians 6:10 ESV)   As we’ve worked our way through both Psalm 119 in the mornings on the Lord’s Day and Mark in the evenings, one overarching theme has surfaced: the doctrine of spiritual warfare.  Jesus came into hostile territory to wage [...]

By | 2014-08-18T21:51:48+00:00 August 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Always in the Majority

“Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it—the Lord is his name: Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” (Jeremiah 33:2–3)   In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling on DOMA, in [...]

By | 2014-08-18T21:40:42+00:00 July 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Report on the 41st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America

Date: June 18-21, 2013 Location: Greenville, SC @ the TD Conference Center Commissioners: Chad Bailey, Patrick Pulliam, Bill Schweitzer (our missionary in Gateshead, England)   The gathering of elders to the PCA General Assembly consists of worship services, committee and ministry reports, overtures, motions, amendments, discussions and decisions, connections, and fellowship.  It sounds boring to [...]

By | 2014-08-18T21:40:33+00:00 June 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments