Monthly Archives: April 2009

More Pastoral Visitation Questions

The pastoral visitation questions from Mark Dever considered in the last post were few in number and (realtively) open-ended. Here is a much more comprehensive, specific set of questions from Paul Martin, based on his church’s covenant. These are used in scheduled elder visits, as well as in … Continue reading

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Pastoral Visitation Questions from Mark Dever

A difficult element of private pastoral ministry for me is simply knowing the right questions to ask. Because we see “spiritual conversation” rarely modeled, it can be daunting to sit across the table from a church member you want to disciple, but can think of … Continue reading

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Christ, Our Righteous One

Have you ever been taken aback by the bold language of some of the psalmists when they speak about their own righteousness? Consider two examples: Hear a just cause, O LORD; attend to my cry!    Give ear to my prayer … Continue reading

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Christ our Propitiation

Do you ever read the Psalms, particularly the first 50 or so, and notice how many times God is said to hate sinners? Consider two examples: For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;    evil may not dwell … Continue reading

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