Monthly Archives: January 2010

Meeting a True Bishop

The following tells the story of the day when Emperor Valens, an Arian, was preparing to visit Caesarea to apply some muscle to her newly elected bishop, Basil the Great, a devoted Trinitarian . . . “Many imperial officers arrived … Continue reading

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The Life of Study

Seminary studies have begun again for me and many other brothers this week, so the time has come to not only learn┬áthesubject matter being studied in the classroom, but also to relearn how to be a faithful pastor-student (and in … Continue reading

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Worship Book Round-Up

I have mentioned that corporate worship has been our theme and focus during the month of January. I have come to realize in recent days that thinking about and participating in the gathered worship of Christ’s church on the Lord’s … Continue reading

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Singing in Worship

We continued our Sunday morning studies in worship by considering the important place of singing in worship, from Colossians 3:16. The sermon audio is available below.

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Public Worship: God’s Great Instrument in Doing Good to Souls

“. . . from the days of the apostles down to this hour, public worship has always been one of God’s great instruments in doing good to souls. Where is that sleeping souls are generally awakened, dark souls enlightened, dead … Continue reading

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Declaring Important Truths in Song

Here’s a thoughtful observation from theologian John Frame about the way that in Biblical times, the most important truths/statements were often expressed and declared through poetry or song. Considering this should cause us to treat the act of singing in … Continue reading

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God’s Grace to Me through His Singing People

Thinking about the “polemical” nature of singing this morning, I was reminded of an episode in my own life when the singing people of God were instrumental in calling me away from serving other gods. I was eighteen years old, … Continue reading

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