Monthly Archives: September 2007

Serving Up Canned Sermons?

Kim Riddlebarger has an excellent post here on the awful practice of Pastors “buying” their sermons from a sermon service. It should go without saying that this practice is about as antithetical to Old School Presbyterian Preaching as it comes, … Continue reading

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Recommended: John Broadus on the History of Preaching

While there are many books that discuss preaching, few have the kind of consistent insight you will find in Lectures on the History of Preaching by John Broadus (1827-1895). Essentially the text of a series of five lectures delivered by … Continue reading

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The Collection

The Elements of Public Worship The Collection “What Ought To Be Done in Meetings for Worship. Although it is permitted all men to read the Holy Scriptures privately at home, and by instruction to edify one another in the true … Continue reading

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Save the Lord’s Day!

Introduction: A little while ago one of the members of our church had the disappointing experience of not getting a job that had seemed like a sure thing. She was well-qualified for the position, she worked for another branch of … Continue reading

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Brownlow North and Six Short Rules for Christians

Few things will be more important to a successful Old School Presbyterian (OSP) ministry than zeal in all of our duties, and in particular, our preaching. Knox Hyndman notes: “Preachers of the Gospel are dealing with truths which always ought … Continue reading

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Robert Murray McCheyne on the Importance of Church Discipline

A little while ago, in my post entitled “Some Rudimentary Thoughts on Church Planting”, I noted the almost forgotten importance of the proper exercise of church discipline to successful church planting and building: “Dedicate yourself to maintaining all three marks … Continue reading

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The Gospel really is “Of First Importance”

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