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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 [...]
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;
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.”
Alongside of pastors, Christ gives to his church deacons. What is a deacon?
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.
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? 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; [...]
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 [...]
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.
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?« Previous Entries