Very practical thoughts from our friends at Reformed Baptist Church, Louisville, KY.
Archive for February, 2012
What goes for praise bands, goes for any instrumental accompaniment in public worship. Here are some thoughts worth chewing on.
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He has free access to man’s spirit to move it as He may, and it is His peculiar function in the scheme of mercy to apply to the heart the spiritual blessings provided by Christ.
In one sense, I believe covenant theology is as old as the Bible. But church-historically speaking, when did Christian theologians begin to view the Bible as covenantally structured? I believe the answer to that question is quite long ago, way before the Reformation and the Westminster Assembly’s Westminster Confession of Faith. I say this due to a book I read by Irenaeus of Lyons. Irenaeus lived from about A.D. 130-200. He is best [ Read More ]
All men are in trouble with God due to a broken law which was revealed prior to the New Testament. This very day, those outside of Christ are condemned due to transgression of a law revealed prior to the New Testament. When Jesus became a curse for elect Jew and Gentile in the first century, he did so based on law revealed prior to the New Testament. Trace this law [ Read More ]
Here is a brief summary of what GRBC believes and preaches. There are links at the bottom to our formal Confession of Faith.
“There are some professing Christians who can speak of themselves in terms of admiration; but, from my inmost heart, I loathe such speeches more and more every day that I live. Those who talk in such a boastful fashion must be constituted very different from me. While they are congratulating themselves, I have to lie humbly at the foot of Christ’s cross, and marvel that I am saved at all, …. I have [ Read More ]
Ephesians 3:16, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory “…He gives like Himself, not grudgingly or in tiny portions, as if He were afraid to exhaust His riches, or even suspected them to be limited in their contents. There is no fastidious scrupulosity or anxious frugality on the part of the Divine Benefactor. His bounty proclaims His conscious possession of immeasurable resources. He bestows according [ Read More ]
Recently I posted my review of What is a Reformed Church by Pastor Malcolm Watts. He has since sent the corrective below. Hello Richard. Warmest greetings to you from Salisbury! Yesterday someone kindly sent me your sympathetic and supportive review. Thank you very much for it. If I may, I would like to clarify one small matter…Although I do believe the elders, or rulers, are responsible for the faithful [ Read More ]