Category Archives: church

A 24-week Old Testament chronological survey

In Sunday School at church we are in the final weeks of a 24-week chronological survey through the books of the Old Testament that we started in January. What a wonderful, difficult time it’s been! Wonderful to spend time in … Continue reading

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Just share the Word

And then you start thinking, well, there’s a context for everything—and I said, where is there a more appropriate context for the law of God than when someone’s about a half hour away from murdering their child? When you work … Continue reading

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If you ever go to Mackinac Island…

Mackinac Island is a beautiful little island, 3.8 square miles in area, located in Lake Huron between the main part of Michigan and the U.P. It’s known for its handmade fudge and how there are (mostly) no cars on the … Continue reading

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Baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit

Don’t harden your head against Christ’s direct command to make disciples by baptizing them. That is the path of the fool fighting against God. Do you really think that we can make true disciples while we refuse to obey Him? … Continue reading

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Who needs elders?

When they had appointed elders for them in every church, having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed. – Acts 14:23 NASB When you read the New Testament, you see elders everywhere. The … Continue reading

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All our authority is but for our work

Richard Baxter was a pastor in England in the 1600s. One of the great spiritual problems in Baxter’s day was that pastors had long neglected their duty to know their parishioners’ spiritual condition and to teach them privately from house … Continue reading

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Even hirelings are needful

Calvin (Institutes 4.10.26) quotes Augustine as saying that “even hirelings are needful” in the church. What?! But I think he must be right.

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