Losing our Authority

Introduction Authority can be lost. All earthly superiors must take this truth to heart. Elders, Governors, Husbands and all other superiors have suddenly found themselves without the authority they once possessed. Elders have been deposed. Governors have been removed. Husbands have been divorced. Certainly, this is not always the fault of the one who hasContinue reading “Losing our Authority”

Open-air preaching and the observant congregant

Introduction Two days ago, several from our congregation went out to Grapevine, TX to proclaim and present the gospel in advance of an exploratory worship service for a potential church plant in the Bedford area. Why do this? We did it because the purpose of evangelism is to make men, women, and children worshipers ofContinue reading “Open-air preaching and the observant congregant”

reMarkable 2: Review

Disclaimer: This is not a paid review. I purchased the device with my own money, and I was not solicited to review this product. Introduction It is hard to think of a recent device that has so greatly affected my workflow as the reMarkable 2. That is not hyperbole. I use it all the time,Continue reading “reMarkable 2: Review”

Devotional Bible Reading

I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly. Psalm 85:8 Introduction A New Year is about to dawn, and many Bible reading plans will be started. You might get through your allotted reading planContinue reading “Devotional Bible Reading”

A famine of discriminatory preaching

Introduction And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. 2 Samuel 12:7 I recently listened to a sermon on the free offer of the gospel on SermonAudio. As the minutes rolled on, I could not help to note that the sermon was rather detached and lecture-like. When the sermon was more than 3/4 ofContinue reading “A famine of discriminatory preaching”

A famine of moral and practical preaching

Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Acts 20:26–27 In the Reformed church today, there has been a too great backlash to moralistic preaching. In many ways this is understandableContinue reading “A famine of moral and practical preaching”

Evangelism and covenant children.

How do your children perceive that heaven and hell are real? That Jesus Christ loves sinners, even the chief? That souls are perishing apart from Christ? That they themselves must receive Christ or be lost? Obviously, this will never happen without the Spirit’s blessing on the Word of God to make it come alive toContinue reading “Evangelism and covenant children.”

Open air preaching – 07/31/21

One of our Ruling Elders at the Dallas Reformed Presbyterian Church put this video together of last month’s open air preaching and evangelism event. Encourage ministers of the gospel to preach the gospel in the open air and go with them to witness to those who will hear. The encouraging thing for me as aContinue reading “Open air preaching – 07/31/21”

Confirming ministers by Presbytery

At the November 2019 meeting of the Midwest Presbytery of the RPCNA, I was made eligible to receive a call as a minister of the gospel. In the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, candidates for the ministry are required to pass thirteen Presbytery exams before they may be ordained to gospel ministry. If the notionContinue reading “Confirming ministers by Presbytery”