Monthly Archives: December 2007

Cultists on Your Doorstep

Intro: Over the years as I’ve spoken to members of Reformed churches, I’ve noticed that far too many don’t know what to do when the door-bell rings and they find themselves face to face with Jehovah’s Witnesses or Mormons. In … Continue reading

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Public Confession of Our Faith

The Elements of Public Worship Part VI Public Confession of Our Faith “The first part of 1 Timothy 3:16 runs: “Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of our religion’ (R.S.V). The Apostle then proceeds to quote the hymn in … Continue reading

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Church Planting Help From Some Encouraging Sites

Hi All, A while back I said the following in a comment: I should stress that the commonalities between Dutch Reformed, Presbyterian, and Baptists of the Puritan or “Root and Branch Reformation” type far, far, outweigh the differences. The differences … Continue reading

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The Relationship of the Fellowship of the Saints to OSP Church Growth

I wanted to share something brief and unpolished that I hope will be of service to Old School Presbyterian church planters and Pastors as they seek to persuade their members that they play a critical role in the process of … Continue reading

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Evangelism Resources 101: The Gospel Tract

I was considering calling this post “equip the chickens!” after a comment from a conversation I had with a church planter some time ago. We were discussing ways of growing an Old School Presbyterian church plant and I mentioned that … Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Elder

If you aren’t familiar with John Piper, you really should be. Piper is a Baptist Pastor, and Reformed, and he has written some amazingly insightful books. He has quite an ability to draw out and write on the experiential or … Continue reading

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The Singing of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs with Grace in the Heart, Part 2 of 2

The Elements of Public Worship Part V The Singing of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs with Grace in the Heart Part 2 of 2 “IT is the duty of Christians to praise God publickly, by singing of psalms together in … Continue reading

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