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  • Tolerance (2) – We Oppressed Left-Handers February 14, 2017 David de BruynThis entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Ten Mangled Words You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.It is becoming abundantly clear to many that the call for tolerance has in fact not been a call to tolerate all opinions everywhere, but to express ...
  • Encouragement to Ministers February 7, 2017 Ryan MartinGospel ministry is filled with both great difficulty and great encouragements. When ministers are discouraged, one of the ways that the Lord strengthens them is through the encouragement of other ministers. Along these lines, here are two voices from the past to encourage any ministers out there in the work they are doing: Charles Bridges (leaning ...
  • A Worship Catechism (15) January 29, 2017 David de BruynThis entry is part 15 of 15 in the series A Worship Catechism You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.97. What is our ultimate hope? Our ultimate hope is to see God’s glory in His realized presence (Rev 21:2-3, 22:4; Joh 17:21-26), where we will behold His ...
  • A Worship Catechism (14) January 22, 2017 David de BruynThis entry is part 14 of 15 in the series A Worship Catechism You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.91. What are the disciplines of perpetual worship? The disciplines of perpetual worship are gratitude, discernment, fasting , and stewardship, which seek to behold, reflect, and magnify God’s ...
  • Horatius Bonar on Trendiness in Religion January 19, 2017 Ryan MartinEvery pastor and Christian leader feels a certain pressure to be relevant. We do not want Christianity to slip away into an oblivion. We do not want the church to go “backward” during our watch. This impulse has led many to the conclusion that Christianity must “keep up with the times.” One of the criticisms ...
  • A Worship Catechism (13) January 17, 2017 David de BruynThis entry is part 13 of 15 in the series A Worship Catechism You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.84. What are the disciplines of public worship? The disciplines of public worship are recognition, service, discipleship, and corporate worship, which seek to behold, reflect and magnify God’s ...
  • A Worship Catechism (12) January 10, 2017 David de BruynThis entry is part 12 of 15 in the series A Worship Catechism You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.76. What disciplines will nurture faith and maintain abiding in God’s presence? We must embrace disciplines of private worship, public worship, and perpetual worship. 77. What are the disciplines ...
  • A Worship Catechism (11) January 3, 2017 David de BruynThis entry is part 11 of 15 in the series A Worship Catechism You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.67. How is faith nurtured? Faith is nurtured through the grace-enabled practice of the spiritual disciplines (2 Pet 1:5-7). 68. What is spiritual discipline? Spiritual discipline is imposing order upon ...
  • The profound simplicity of “Away in a Manger” December 25, 2016 Scott AniolChristmas: the one time of the year that most churches actually sing good hymns! Some of our traditional Christmas hymns really are quite profound, the queen of them all being “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing.” Yet some Christmas hymns are far from perfect. Others have addressed the problems with some of these hymns. One hymn that ...
  • Adoring With Caravaggio December 22, 2016 David de Bruyn Take some time to consider Caravaggio’s Adoration of the Shepherds. Don’t scan and speed-read, but if you have the time, stop and stare. First, where is the focal point of this painting? Where does our gaze go first, and where does it seem to land? Is there more than one focal point? Are we above, below, ...