Monthly Archives: July 2009

Pastoral Ministry in Gathered Worship

As mentioned in a previous post, worship is not only meant to express our emotions and thoughts toward God, but is also meant to form them aright. In other words, when gathered worship is carried out Biblically, it is doing … Continue reading

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Ryle’s Holiness Chapter 3: Holiness (Part 1)

Post by Landon Preston Ryle’s third chapter of Holiness takes the name of the title of his book. This chapter, like others in the book, is broken up into three segments which asses the tremendous topic of holiness. For purposes … Continue reading

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Talking Like a New Man

We continued our four-week series of specific pastoral issues yesterday morning by turning to the issue of our speech in Ephesians 4:29. “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouth, but only such as is good for building up, as … Continue reading

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Interview with Dr. Ray Van Neste

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Hebrews 13:7 Dr. Ray Van Neste is Associate Professor of Christian Studies and Director of the … Continue reading

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Charles Bridges: Working Hard in the Ministry

And then, as for thyself – grow in intense energy in thy high calling. Remember, faith without diligence is slumbering delusion. Faith is the practical energy of a living faith. Always, therefore, look at sloth, not as an infirmity, but … Continue reading

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Christ Calls Us Away from Anxiety

We recently finished our Sunday morning exposition of 1 John, and plan, if the Lord wills, to begin Paul’s letter to the Galatians at the end of August. In this time between the times, I am planning on addressing four … Continue reading

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Wedding Charge: A Gospel-Shaped Marriage

I was privileged to officiate my first wedding on Saturday evening. In the sight of God and in the presence of many witnesses, a young couple with whom I have been meeting for the last two months exchanged vows and … Continue reading

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