When you visit our church on the Lord's Days, you're welcome to get a free copy of the following booklets from our literature table. You may also download these booklets below.
If the 21st century evangelical church needs another Reformation, catechism teaching in the Christian home, church and school needs to be revisited.
Confession and Absolution. These are not Roman Catholic, but catholic and orthodox, in other words, Scriptural doctrines. They are historical practices as well.
Reformed piety includes the personal aspect, including private prayer and meditation on Scripture. Yet it emphasizes the importance of growing together: as covenant families in daily worship and instruction (catechism) and in the communion of saints gathering each Lord’s Day for the Word, the sacraments, and discipline.
Unavoidably, natural analogies have been mentioned as a way of explaining this doctrine, especially to young children. But there are many doctrines such as the Trinity that are impossible to explain from our human experience.
The resurgence of the Reformed Christian faith in the Philippines can be traced back to a great man of faith, Dr. Donald Jack Paauw, who went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on February 5, 2013.
The real story of the papacy is a story of occasional virtue and piety but more frequently of venal characters, of power politics, of intrigue, and not even downright deceit.
Ligonier Ministries' Tabletalk magazine has a series of devotionals on Hebrews 6:4-6, "one of the most difficult passages in all of Scripture," which "has often been used with the attempt to prove that genuine Christians can lose their salvation."
the New Testament knows nothing of multi-site congregations, but only of congregations in the fullest sense (led by pastors, elders, and deacons). These congregations are not independent, but they are also not hierarchically governed even by one pastor on-site, but by pastors and elders together. And each of these local churches is accountable not hierarchically to the pastor-bishop of another church, but mutually and covenantally to each other.
We find churches where women exercise authority over men as small group leaders, Sunday school teachers, seminar leaders, Bible teachers, and theology teachers; women lead the worship liturgy, administer the Lord's Supperâ€”women do everything except serve on the session and preach Sunday morning.
"This is to say nothing of the loss of the sacred in contemporary church music and worship, or of an overall aesthetic sensibility close to that of Wal-Mart."
At stake in distinguishing the two kingdoms is the distinction between law and Gospel. Those who confuse civil righteousness with righteousness before God will be likely to confuse moral reform in society with the kingdom of God.