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Archive for August, 2011

The Lawful Uses of God’s Law by Jim Butler

Here’s a brief article by Pastor Jim Butler on the three uses of the law. It’s brief and very much to an important point.

GRBF September schedule

We will meet on September 9, 16, 23, and 30, 7:30pm, at our place. There is no meeting this Friday night, September 2.

Some thoughts on Moral Law, Positive Law, the Ten Commandments, the New Covenant, and the Ground of our Justification

Here is a post from 2010 that I think is still relevant.

Stuff on New Covenant Theology

Junior Duran has put together some links to video, audio, and written critiques of NCT. You can see it here.

GRBF meeting this Friday, August 26

We will continue our study of the being and doing of the church. 7:30pm, our place.

the lighter side, a nice sports story for a change

Here is a nice piece on a Master’s Seminary prof’s daughter who is quite the runner. “A year before the Olympics, the USA‘s most honored female sprinter is not actively pursuing celebrity or fame, though she has the looks and personality to become America’s sweetheart leading up to the London Games.” Read more.

Science is…

“We are accustomed to viewing science as the institutionalization of certain processes through which, by means of rigorous methodological care and consideration of all relevant points of view, truth is conveyed. Instead, science turns out to be a seductive system of self-realization and reciprocal confirmation.” -Eta Linnemann

Of the 1,000 cities in ancient Greco-Rome during the first century, two were over 500,000 (Rome and Alexandria), two were about 500,000 (Carthage and Antioch), Ephesus was about 400,000, Smyrna and Thessalonica were about 200,000, several others were about 75,000, and the rest were about 20,000 (The Greco-Roman World, James S. Jeffers, IVP, 57). That means that about 12-15 cities were larger than 75,000 people and the rest (975 approx.)  [ Read More ]

The Lord’s Supper as a Means of Grace (3)

Part 1 can be read here. Part 2 can be read here. Q: How do the benefits of His death become present? That leads us into our next consideration. Two texts which speak about the ministry of the Holy Spirit in relation to our exalted Redeemer in bringing mediatorial, redemptive benefits to the souls of believers (Eph. 1:3 and 3:16-17).   Eph. 1:3: God the Father is to be praised  [ Read More ]

GRBF meeting this Friday, August 19

We will meet at our place at 7:30pm. The topic will be: What is the local church and what is it supposed to do? This is an important issue.

GRBC morning worship

GRBC will be meeting at the Ramada Inn, Palmdale Blvd. ...

sermons from Lord's

  morning sermon: Walking on Water then addressing the Crowd (John ...

Recent sermons: What

  What is a planted church? Part 1   What is a planted ...

public worship on Oc

The Holiday Inn, in which we normally meet, informed us ...

The Father loves the

You can listen to the sermon here.

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