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Fred Malone on The Reformed Pastor: Word and Sacrament

Friday, June 27th, 2008

He must Form his Life and Ministry According to Reformed Theology In the Reformation, the question of what constitutes a true church came to the forefront. In reaction to the medieval confusion spawned by Roman Catholicism’s view of Scripture plus tradition as God’s Word, sacramentalism, sacerdotalism and absence of true discipline in the church, the [...]

Fred Malone on the Reformed Pastor: What do you Believe?

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

How can a pastor who wants to be biblical in his life and ministry pursue such a calling in the third millennium? He Must Hold to Reformed Theology for Himself. Paul told Timothy: “Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching (doctrine), persevere in these things;

Fred Malone on The Reformed Pastor (Introduction)

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

This article was written by IRBS Senior Fellow Dr. Fred Malone and published in Founders Journal, Winter 2000, pp. 10-16. The original may be found here: http://www.founders.org/journal/fj39/article2.html We will publish it in three parts. The Reformed Pastor Introduction It is easy to be misunderstood when writing about “the reformed pastor.”

The Gifts for Church Government: Deacons

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Alongside of pastors, Christ gives to his church deacons. What is a deacon?

The Gifts for Church Government: Pastors

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

The Gifts for Church Government: Pastors and Deacons by James M. Renihan Our risen and ascended Savior has chosen to give gifts to his church for her benefit. These gifts are his provision for the government and well-being of the Christian assembly. There are two, elders and deacons.

Benjamin Beddome’s Exposition of the Baptist Catechism

Friday, June 20th, 2008

A couple of years ago, Mike Gaydosh and I worked together to reprint Benjamin Beddome’s A Scriptural Exposition of the Baptist Catechism. It is a very useful doctrinal and practical tool. This is the introduction I wrote for that book. Introduction by James M. Renihan, Ph.D. At the 1693 London General Assembly of Particular Baptist [...]

Where is Your Delight?

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Where is your delight? Is it in your enjoyment, or in God alone? Thomas Goodwin on the Love of God: Works 8:400. Emphasis added. ‘You believing,’ saith [Peter], ‘love.’ The apostle John speaks answerably: 1 John iv. 16, 19, ‘And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; [...]

Good Christians, Good Husbands? A Book Review

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Doreen Moore. Good Christians Good Husbands? Leaving a Legacy in Marriage and Ministry: Lessons from the Marriages and Ministries of Elizabeth and George Whitefield, Sarah and Jonathan Edwards, Molly and John Wesley. Christian Focus Publications, 2004.  A book review by Prof. Renihan Those familiar with the history of the church are painfully aware of a [...]

A Brief Annotated Bibliography on Baptist History

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

An Annotated Bibliography of Important Reading and Study Materials Concerning Particular Baptists submitted by James M. Renihan Beddome, Benjamin. A Scriptural Exposition of the Baptist Catechism. Birmingham: Solid Ground Christian Books, 2006. A very useful doctrinal and practical exposition of the Baptist version of the Westminster Shorter Catechism. Highly recommended.

Goodwin on Enjoying the Means of Grace

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Thomas Goodwin on Enjoying the Means of Grace from Works 6:143 In a word, take all ordinances, dost thou use them as backdoors to let Christ thy private friend in, to the end to speak with him, and to enjoy communion with him?

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