STEPPING WESTWARD “But this one thing I do.”—Ph1l. 3:13 MINE be the Pauline oblivion of the past. It is well to forget the things which are behind. If I remember too vividly former failures, the recollection will depress my soul and hamper my movements. If I remember too often former attainments, I shall grow contented… Continue reading January 2
THE HEART OF THE ETERNAL “God is Love.” –1John 4:5 IT is a little flower which I pluck from the garden of St. John’s letter—this fragrant definition of God. Yet it suggests mysteries and miracles for which my intellect has no solution. For it carries me away into the dateless years of eternity. Always Love… Continue reading January 1
Tune Return to the Psalter Page 1. Blest is he who loves God’s precepts, Who from sin restrains his feet, He who will not stand with sinners, He who shuns the scorners’ seat. 2. Blest is he who makes the statutes Of the Lord his chief delight, In God’s law, divinely perfect, Meditating day and… Continue reading Psalter 2
Tune Return to the Psalter Page 1. That man is blessed who fearing God, From sin restrains his feet, Who will not stand with wicked men, Who shuns the scorners’ seat. 2. Yea, blest is he who makes God’s law His portion and delight, And meditates upon that law With gladness day and night. 3.… Continue reading Psalter 1
Sabbath Keeping Richard Baxter’s, Directions for Sabbath Keeping Family life Listen to these lectures on Family Religion. Experiential preaching Dr. Beeke, Reformed Experiential Preaching Christian Education Rev. Shoeman & Koopman, Position on Christian Education The Mission of the Local Church Calvin Van Reken, The Mission of the Local Church
Read: Westminster Larger Catechism on the Sacraments. Questions 162-177. VanDellen & Monsma, Commentary, Articles 55-60.
Read: the CRC synod’s report on Worldly Amusements (below). Calvin Van Reken, Christians in the World (below) Horatius Bonar, Christ & the World Anne Bradstreet, The Vanity of Worldly Things (below) J. C. Ryle, World Conformity
The following are lectures by Dr. David Murray on Evangelism. Lecture #1 – Motivation Lecture #2 – Message Lecture #3 – Methods Bart Elshout’s course on Evangelism is here.
Read the following: Phil Johnson, Absolutely Not! Iain Murray, The Invitation System Watch the following videos: Are the Gospels Reliable? The DaVinci Code Stephen Meyer vs. Michael Shermer Ravi Zacharias, Homosexuality & Church membership The Emergent Church Sproul, Mohler, Ravi Seeker Sensitive, Sproul, Mohler, Ravi Evolution & Christianity, Sproul, Mohler, Ravi Life is Meaningless, Ravi Problem of Evil, Ravi
Read: VanDellen & Monsma, Church Order, articles 78-89. John Owen, Brief Instruction in the Worship of God, questions 41-53. Schaff & Hertzog, art. Church Discipline. (scroll about half-way down the page for the article) Family Visitation