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Holiness

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

“Holiness is the habit of being of one mind with God, according as we find His mind described in Scripture. It is the habit of agreeing in God’s judgment–hating what He hates–loving what He loves–and measuring everything in this world by the standard of His Word. He who most entirely agrees with God, he is […]

The Benefits of Having a Church Intern

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

The Benefits of Having a Church Intern by Pastor Dave Johnston, Bible Fellowship Church, Greentown, PA We tried to come up with all the downsides to using a pastoral intern fresh out of seminary.  Our elders sat with our deacons to pool our collective pessimism.  “He’ll make mistakes.”  “He’ll say the wrong things.”  “He’ll cost […]

2010 New Zealand School of Theology

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

From the 2010 New Zealand School of Theology: This year, we considered the topic ‘A Theology of Ministry.’ 24 men gathered for a week of lectures and fellowship.

Ligon Duncan on the Means of Grace

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

How does a church function? How do Christians grow? In a day of confusion, it is great to read a clear-thinking, God-centered article addressing this question. In 2007, Ligon Duncan, pastor of Jackson, Mississippi’s First Presbyterian Church published on this matter.

Shared Gospel Ministry

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

In the Second London Confession, Chapter 27 paragraph 2 we read: “Saints by profession are bound to maintain an holy fellowship and communion in the worship of God, and in performing such other spiritual services, as tend to their mutual edification; as also in relieving each other in  outward things according to their several abilities, […]

A ‘Man-Taker’

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Joseph Ivimey records this fascinating anecdote about a 17th century General Baptist pastor, George Hammon. It was the normal practice of the day for ministers to do itinerant evangelistic work, even during times of great persecution.

Changin’ Times (Part 2)

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Confessionalism Adrift Amid the Siren Cries for Relevancy – Part 2 What is behind this? What is the big motivation to be relevant?  One of the great idols for pastors and churches is numbers. 

Joseph Alleine’s Pastoral Prayer

Monday, August 10th, 2009

After he was ejected from his ministry in Taunton, Joseph Alleine continued to be deeply concerned for the welfare of the flock he was forced to leave. He wrote letters to them, urging them to find Christ and to pursue holiness. He exposed his heart to his people by including the words of his prayer […]

The Most Benefit from the Means of Grace

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Another gem from George Swinnock: Reader, remember thine errand at ordinances is to get grace.

The Amazing Privilege of Prayer

Friday, July 31st, 2009

I am constantly amazed at the combination of devotion and scholarship present in Puritan authors. They demonstrate that there is no contradiction between careful, dedicated study and reverent worship to God.

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