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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Should OSP churches have “Term Eldership?”

One of the questions that comes up frequently when Presbyterian churches are getting started or later after they have grown in size is whether or not there should be “rotating” or “term eldership.” Under this system, ruling elders (but interestingly, … Continue reading

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

The Elements of Public Worship Part V The Singing of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs with Grace in the Heart Part 1 of 2 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one … Continue reading

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Dabney on Preachers and Politics

PREACHERS AND POLITICS By Robert L. Dabney From “Political Preachers,” The Texas Presbyterian (May 4, 1894): 1 and “The Gospel Idea of Preaching,” Presbyterial Critic 1:7 (July 1855): 315-319. The appropriate mission of the minister is to preach the gospel … Continue reading

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