August 2012 Archives

"Grace abounding! Oh the sweetness"

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8 7. 8 7 (Sussex)Grace abounding! Oh the sweetnessOf those words to sinful hearts.Trace the stream of heavenly mercyThat on darkened Calvary starts.Kings dispensing earthly splendoursCannot match our gracious Lord:Grace abounding! Oh the richesOf the bounty now outpoured.Grace divine! How... continue

Who cares about conferences !?

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Recently I spent  some time with someone who wanted to talk to me because he was concerned about a conference he had been to. The conference hadn't been up to scratch, according to this guy, and though there were some... continue

A Puritan preacher remembered

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Dr William Bates preached the funeral sermon of Thomas Manton. When we read how he described his departed friend, we understand why it is reported that Bates would weep whenever he spoke of Manton for some years after his friend's... continue

The Man of Joy

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If creation provides the basic mold filled by redemptive re-creation (Is 45:18; Rev 7:9; 1 Cor 15:45), and if human fathers with their children, however finitely or imperfectly, image God as the Father of His children (Matt 7:11; Heb 12:7),... continue

Southern California Reformed Baptist Pastors' Conference

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The SCRBPC is sponsored by Christ Reformed Baptist Church, Vista, CA, Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Palmdale, CA, and Trinity Reformed Baptist Church, La Mirada, CA. The primary purpose of the SCRBPC is for the edification of those in the Christian... continue

Trueman Down Under

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The recent issue of Ambassador magazine, of the Melbourne School of Theology, features our resident celebrity, Dr. Trueman. Nevertheless, he still has street cred: few celebrity pastors get the title "International Scholar." ... continue

Commitment: A Solitary Ember

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A helpful illustration:   A church member who had been devoutly active for many years suddenly was absent. One cold winter evening the pastor knocked at his door. Actually, the pastor and the church member had been long-time good friends.  ... continue

Now that's good Calvinism!

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Words: Jo­si­ah Con­der, 1836.  My Lord, I did not choose You,For that could never be;My heart would still refuse You,Had You not chosen me.You took the sin that stained me,You cleansed me, made me new;Of old You have ordained me,That... continue

Why?

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"Why was I made to hear Thy voice,And enter while there's room,When thousands make a wretched choice,And rather starve than come?"So asked William Cowper. And so might each child of God ask, with a thousand more questions besides.Why was I... continue

The Beauty and Glory of the Father

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For those who may not know, the fourth annual Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary Conference will be held August 23-25 at Calvin Prince Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan. This year the theme is "The Beauty and Glory of the Father." Here are the... continue
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