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Image: Zach and Hannah at their rehearsal dinner, the Local Restaurant in Belmont (3.18.17).
I had the honor of conducting the wedding service for two young people from CRBC on Sunday afternoon. The sermon was taken from Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. At one point I noted that for Christians marriage is an act of discipleship. Your partner will likely shape your spiritual life more than any other human being, save Christ himself. A man lives 18 years [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Nehemías Coxe fue un Bautista Particular.[1] Coxe es una figura importante para los Bautistas Reformados Confesionales contemporáneos por al menos tres razones: (1) fue el coeditor (y muy probablemente el editor “senior”) de la Confesión de Fe de la Segunda Confesión de Fe de Londres (II LCF);[2] (2) estuvo de acuerdo con John Owen y […] [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Erroll Hulse has appropriately described Spurgeon as a “once-a-century” kind of preacher. It is no wonder, then, that his life and ministry continues to be full of instruction for pastors 125 years after his death. Spurgeon, though he is dead, still speaks.

I have been helped by his testimony in more ways than I can count. Through his sermons, lectures, letters, wisdom and example I have been instructed, rebuked, challenged, corrected, inspired and comforted.

I [...]

Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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I took a trip into the countryside last Saturday. Although I live in England I am not very familiar with it apart from London. This trip took me deep into the Bedfordshhire and Cambridgeshire landscape, along roads and through villages that I don't recall ever having travelled before. I can't remember seeing so many thatched cottages in one afternoon. My target was the Baptist Chapel in Great Gransden, a lovely square 19th century building [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Day 80

Of Creation

Chapter 4, Paragraph 3.

“...which whilst they kept, they were happy in their Communion with God, and had dominion over the Creatures.“

Scripture Lookup

Genesis 1:26, 28.

Reflection

What was the best thing about the garden of Eden before the Fall?

If you're like most people, the focus is on the lack of hardship: no sickness, no sorrow, no snow. There was eternal sunshine, good food, amiable animals. Most [...]

Tue, Mar 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Resolving Problems in Colossians 2:16-17 by James M. Renihan

Colossians 2:16 & 17 (NKJV): So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, 17 which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.

This passage is, at first glance, the strongest that speaks against a ‘sabbath' in the New Testament, and we must give to it the full [...]

Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source

This discussion comes from Getting the Garden Right, coming soon from Founders Press. It is used with permission.
Copyright © 2017 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved.

(This is part 2 of 8. Read part 1 here.)

One interesting aspect of the book of Acts and the Epistles is there are points at which it may be observed that the early Christians did certain things that are assumed as already in practice prior to [...]

Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Report from Lima, Peru [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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Defining the ways that church and family intersect is the focus of, The Declaration for the Complementary Roles of Church and Family.” When churches and families get this wrong… much goes wrong. The problem always stems from misunderstanding the doctrine and function of the family as well as the doctrine and function of the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Here is how the “Declaration” begins,

This declaration arises out of [...]

Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Day 79

Of Creation

Chapter 4, Paragraph 3.

“Besides the law written in their hearts, they received a command not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil;...”

Scripture Lookup

Genesis 2:17.

Reflection

Specifically speaking to Adam and Eve, God gave them a command. Any tree of the garden they could eat, but not of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. For in the day they eat from [...]

Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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I was talking to an older Christian the other day who said they could understand people choosing not to have children. They acknowledged children are given by God and should not be despised, nevertheless, there are so many challenges raising young ones in an evil world. It took me back to a question my daughter asked me a number of months ago – “is it sinful for Christian couples to choose not to [...]

Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Day 78

Of Creation

Chapter 4, Paragraph 2.

“….and power to fulfill it, and yet under a possibility of transgressing, being left to the liberty of their own will, which was subject to change.”

Scripture Lookup

Genesis 3:6.

Reflection

Paradise is always painted as such a wonderful place. Compared to this fallen world, it definitely was better. No sickness, no annoyance, no shame. Adam and Eve lived in harmony with one another. Their rule [...]

Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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Theme: March 17, 2017:

STEPHEN GARRICK,
A pastor of Emmanuel Reformed Baptist Church in Georgetown Texas, who will address:

“INDEPENDENT FUNDAMENTALIST BAPTISTS:
Their Admirable Traits & Their Weaknesses
(& One of Their Pastors' Journey
into Reformed Baptist Theology & Ecclesiology)”

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Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source

This discussion comes from Getting the Garden Right, coming soon from Founders Press. It is used with permission.
Copyright © 2017 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved.

It will serve us well to be reminded of the uniqueness of the first day of the week in the New Testament. The concept of a unique day of the week is not novel to the New Testament. What is novel is the uniqueness of the first day of [...]

Mon, Mar 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source

In 1729, the English Baptist John Gill led his congregation in Hoselydown to adopt a confession faith he had personally written. It was to replace the one inherited from the founding pastor, Benjamin Keach.

According to The Life and Thought of John Gill (edited by Michael Haykin), Gill's confession opened the way for a departure from some categories of historic Reformed thought which had been reflected both in Keach's confession and [...]

Sat, Mar 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source