Monthly Archives: February 2010

Canon in D Major

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On-Line Article (s) I Read Today, XVII

Government Stimulus, One Year Later by Ron Paul “While the debate over its success has been focused on whether or not it is stimulating the economy and on various questionable uses of funds, in my estimation this legislation is accomplishing … Continue reading

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The Perfect in I Corinthians 13:10

A sermon preached at Providence Church on February, 21st, 2010.

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On-Line Article (s) I Read Today, XVI

Genesis and Ancient Cosmology by John Byl “Let me note first that the above diagram is more a reflection of the ignorance of modern scholars than of ancient civilization. Ancient man was a much keener observer of the night sky … Continue reading

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Ron Paul vs. James Carville on Larry King

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Extremely Faithful

Goldwater’s running mate, Rep. Bill Miller, spoke at Notre Dame during the 1964 campaign. At a press conference afterwards, a reporter asked Miller why Goldwater was so “extreme.” Miller asked the reporter, “Are you married?” “Yes.” “Would your wife rather … Continue reading

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Wilkins on Lent

Fellow pastor and friend, Steve Wilkins, offers some helpful thoughts on Lent.

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The Pope’s Top 10 List

The Beatles, Oasis, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson and U2 may be one step closer to paradise. But Bob Dylan is still “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.” Read the Entire Post.

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Mark 14

Some thoughts by fellow CREC pastor Toby Sumpter.

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Mark Horne on the Baptized and UnBaptized

If you are an unbaptized person, you need to believe the Gospel and entrust yourself to Jesus, “migrating” from earth to heaven, from the fallen human society to Christ’s new society as soon as possible. If you are a baptized … Continue reading

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What is New Covenant Theology?

Richard Barcellos offers some thoughts…

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Eschatology and the Church

Here’s an old Sunday School Lesson I did at Providence Church. It will accomplish three things: a) Offer an introductory assessment of the differences between the CREC and other Reformed denominations. b) Offer a broad overview of eschatology throughout Church … Continue reading

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On Beer, Luther

Do not suppose that abuses are eliminated by destroying the object which is abused. Men can go wrong with wine and women. Shall we then prohibit and abolish women?–Martin Luther

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Wine Defined, Part I

Wine Defined, Part 1 [7:21m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Dr. Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. & Dr. James B. Jordan discuss the treatment of wine in the Bible and how we should view it. This is the first part in … Continue reading

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Quote, Spurgeon

We shall not adjust our Bible to the age; but before we have done with it, by God’s grace, we shall adjust the age to the Bible. – Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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On the Image of God in the Word, Calvin

The ministry of the word, I say, is like a looking-glass For the angels have no need of preaching, or other inferior helps, nor of sacraments, for they enjoy a vision of God of another kind;  and God does not give … Continue reading

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On Wine, Calvin

We are nowhere forbidden to laugh, or to be satisfied with food…or to be delighted with music, or to drink wine…it is permissible to use wine not only for necessity, but also to make us merry.–John Calvin

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Buzz OFF!

Well, I am thrilled with Google Buzz! I love keeping in touch with people from all sorts of backgrounds; further, it provides me an opportunity to share thoughts and quotes. However, some of the isolationists out there don’t seem to be … Continue reading

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James Jordan on N.T. Wright

Recently the magazine Tabletalk published a series of essays against Calvinist theologian N. T. Wright. The black cover of this issue lets us know just how dangerous this man is…read the entire post.

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Saturday Psalter

Brazilians hungering for Psalm-Singing Play Video! (True-Streaming) 330kbps| 5 min. Download WMV (10.6MB)  iPod MP4 (7MB)

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N.T. Wright on Reading Scriptures Afresh

“First, as to aim and method. When I began research on Paul, thirty years ago this autumn, my aim was to understand Paul in general and Romans in particular better than I had done before, as part of my heartfelt … Continue reading

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John Calvin on Union with Christ in Salvation

We must now examine this question. How do we receive those benefits which the Father bestowed on his only-begotten Son–not for Christ’s own private use, but that he might enrich poor and needy men? First, we must understand that as … Continue reading

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Communion Exhortation: Embracing the Future in the Present

Brothers and sisters, last week we spoke about the work of the Spirit in the sacrament of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Our Lord Jesus is with us by His Spirit. He is with us to bless us and to … Continue reading

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Michael vs. Satan in Jude 9

Jude 9 But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.” Peter Leithart argues that this passage has … Continue reading

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Trinity Talk: Education that’s Classical and Christian

Episode 3 is the final one in the Classical and Christian Series.

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New Covenant Theology and the Decalogue, Part IV

Part I, Part II, Part III Introduction I have attempted to make some general observations, as well as offer some commentary on Barcellos’ critique of New Covenant Theology entitled In Defense of the Decalogue. In continuing our review/summary, the Introduction offers … Continue reading

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Charles Hodge on I Corinthians 13

For moral elevation, for richness, and comprehensiveness, for beauty and felicity of expression, it has had the admiration of the church in all ages.–Charles Hodge

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Jonathan Edwards on Love

In preparing for my sermon on I Corinthians 13, I have begun reading some portions of Edwards’ Charity and Its Fruits. Here are a few quotes from my reading: Let a man have what he will, and do what he … Continue reading

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Sermon: A Pauline Manifesto on Unity, part 4, I Cor. 12:15-31

Sermon Audio, Manuscript, and Order of Service Paul’s message was a direct tsunami to the Corinthian pride. They had built the church into a center of religious pomposity. They were parading their ostentatious loftiness of language. Since they had the … Continue reading

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Wilson on Thomas on Wright

In the next Tabletalk article, Derek Thomas asks whether N.T. Wright is a new Luther, whether or not he comes in the spirit and power of Luther… Read the entire article.

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