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The Common Theme of Repentance Throughout Scripture

Posted on Jun. 02, 2017

What is a common theme of early New Testament sermons?

Jason Dohm explains in this video that throughout Scripture, sinners are called to repent, believe the Gospel, and be baptized. Jesus Christ, John the Baptist, and Peter each repeated this common theme in their sermons.

The message of repentance begins in the Old Testament and continues...


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What Can Infants Really Get Out of Church?

Posted on May. 31, 2017

Let me illustrate how valuable it is for a child to be included in corporate worship in the church. Many years ago, there was a family in our church who needed some help with their children during the church services as a result of a new baby and lots of little ones. My wife Deborah offered to hold their one-year-old in church. She held that child and had her sit with her for about two years. She is now twelve-years-old, and the other day I asked her what she remembered most about that time in her life. Without pausing an instant she said, “The thing I remember the most was when the pastor would say something aunt Deborah loved, or if there was a song she cherished or if a prayer was prayed, she would say, “Mmmmm, amen.” This was what she was able to get out of being in church when she was an infant. She added, “When my aunt Deborah would sigh like that, I did the same thing.”

 

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Authority: A Driving Force Behind the Reformation

Posted on May. 31, 2017

What was the driving force behind the Reformation?

Joel Beeke explains in this video that the Reformation began through Martin Luther’s opposition to the selling of indulgences to release people’s souls from purgatory. Thus, it was the abuses of the Roman Catholic Church and the Papacy that initially drew the Reformers to confront these...


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The Heart Of The Reformation

Posted on May. 29, 2017

What was the heart of the Reformation?

Kevin Swanson explains in this video that the heart of the Reformation began with Sola Scriptura, the returning to the Word of God as the absolute authority for all of life. Without access to the Scripture, there could be no Reformation. 

With the Reformation came the translation of Scripture into various...


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Restoring the Worship of God in the City

Posted on May. 25, 2017

Our greatest calling as Christians is to establish the true worship of God in our hearts, our homes and our churches. The central matter in Nehemiah 2:1-9 is how the Lord uses a man of prayer restores true worship in the city of Jerusalem. He is a man with a burden. His burden is God’s burden: to restore worship of God in the city. He saw past...


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The Smallest in the Fold - Do Children Belong in Sunday Morning Worship?

Posted on May. 24, 2017

Here is a helpful interview on Mortification of Spin, The Smallest of the Fold of Jason Helopolous, Associate Pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing Michigan. They raise important questions and give some helpful insights and answers to the question. Do children belong in Sunday morning church worship services??? Yes they do!

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