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Archive for October, 2011

Luther and Calvin

Luther and Calvin, though they were different men, believed some of the same things. Though Luther and Calvin were very different in terms of their personalities, Luther and Calvin agreed on many things. And this is what fueled the Reformation – not the great men, but the great truths they held in common. This is vital to understand. It is the truth that sets souls free not strong leaders or  [ Read More ]

2011.10.30 GRBF Lord’s Day services

10am Morning Worship 6pm Evening Hymn-Sing Call 6616093450 for more information.

Dr. Sinclair Ferguson lecture on the law of God

Few in our day understand this issue and are able to make it clear like Dr. Ferguson. Hear it here.

The earthy Luther

Luther was a former monk who, at the age of 42, married an apostate nun named Katherine. Luther really needed to get married. He once said, “Before I was married the bed was not made for a whole year and became foul with sweat” (Bainton, Here I Stand, 226).

I am having lunch with…

I don’t like name-dropping unless I do it. 🙂 I am scheduled to have lunch with two old (real old) friends of mine on Monday – Phil Johnson and Lance Quinn. What would you ask them if you were there with us?

J. C. Ryle on the OT and Ten Commandments

Let us beware of despising the Old Testament under any pretence whatever. Let us never listen to those who bid us throw it aside as an obsolete, antiquated, useless book. The religion of the Old Testament is the germ of Christianity. The Old Testament is the Gospel in the bud. The New Testament is the Gospel in full flower.— The Old Testament is the Gospel in the blade. The New  [ Read More ]

GRBF schedule for last week of October

2011.10.28, Friday night study, 7:30pm, regular place. We will begin studying a proposed constitution for Grace Reformed Baptist Church. 2011.10.30, Lord’s Day, 10am worship, 6pm hymn-sing, regular place Call 609-3450 for more details.

Some say that since the apostles’ interpretations of the OT were inspired, we can’t emulate their hermeneutic (i.e., principles of interpretation). We can agree with their conclusions, but we can’t use the method of interpretation they used to get there (and yes, this is what one influential author in this discussion has said). But is this the case? If their interpretations were infallible, what about their method? No living author has  [ Read More ]

Luther on the gate to heaven

I greatly longed to understand Paul’s Epistle to the Romans and nothing stood in the way but that one expression, “the justice of God,” because I took it to mean that justice whereby God is just and deals justly in punishing the unjust. My situation was that, although an impeccable monk, I stood before God as a sinner troubled in conscience, and I had no confidence that my merit would assuage  [ Read More ]

Phil Johnson on discernment, etc.

Good stuff by Phil and Todd Friel.

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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