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  • FPCNA Presbytery Statement on Sexual Ethics Biblical Foundations We, the Free Presbyterian Church of North America (FPCNA), declare our commitment to the authority of the Word of God as the sole rule in matters of faith and practice. Our ethical standards will not be determined by individual experience, by the will of the majority, or by civil government, but by the […] No responses January 5, 2019
  • Qualifications of a Sunday School Teacher In this short series of articles, we have dealt with the aims of Sunday school teaching, the principles governing the content, and the importance of catechization. But who should take on the task of teaching? What qualities should we look for in identifying those who could be appointed? What attributes will mark out the Sunday […] No responses January 4, 2019
  • The Value of the Prayer Meeting I have been going to Wednesday night prayer meeting my whole life. I’m thankful to my parents for instilling in me a lifelong pattern of church attendance. Now that I’m a pastor, it’s my job to go to church, but even if I were not a pastor, I’d still go to the prayer meeting because […] No responses January 3, 2019
  • Onesimus: The Slave Who Finally Lived up to His Name In Bible times, many rich people owned slaves, and everyone recognized them because one of their ears was pierced to show they belonged to a master. The little book called Philemon near the end of the New Testament tells us about Philemon, a wealthy man from Colosse, who owned a slave named Onesimus. The book […] No responses January 2, 2019
  • God Moves in a Mysterious Way I heard hymns for the first time at the age of eleven. Up until then, I didn’t have any spiritual influences in my life. My parents were unbelievers and never went to church. Then God graciously saved my mother, and she began to take my brother and me to church as often as she could. […] No responses January 1, 2019
  • A Preacher’s Antidote to Apathy The life of the preacher is not getting any easier. It takes the faith of a giant to keep on preaching in season and out of season. Right now, it appears we are out of season as our culture dives further into sin. God’s call to proclaim the good news of the gospel is clear, […] No responses October 6, 2018
  • St. Bartholomew’s Day – France’s Persecution of the Huguenots The St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre of August 24, 1572 is one of the darkest blots on the history of France, staining the name of one of the world’s foremost nations. At that time, according to Rev. James A. Wylie in his History of Protestantism, the Protestant population of France was estimated to be between one […] No responses October 5, 2018
  • Animal Rights and Wrongs Part 1: The Biblical Position Before recorded music, before watching your favorite sports team, before television or videos, what did people do for entertainment? One answer: animal baiting. If you lived in virtually any European city around the time the King James Version of the Bible was being translated, bear baiting was a big thing. A bear chained or confined […] No responses October 4, 2018
  • My Testimony by Joan Pinkston The older I get the more I realize the great blessing of a Christian home. Some of my earliest memories are about music in our Chicago church. At four years old, a friend and I sang duets in church. I recall joyous congregational singing of the great old hymns. I sang these songs everywhere I […] No responses October 3, 2018
  • Samuel Rutherford by Kingsley Rendell A new millennium calls for new biographies of the great, influential servants of God. Rev. Samuel Rutherford was indeed such a mighty servant of the Lord. He is to be remembered not only for the hymn “Immanuel’s Land” (which Anne Ross Cousin composed after being inspired by Rutherford’s last words), but also because God used […] No responses October 2, 2018
  • A Wicked Son is Welcomed Home Have you ever heard a parable? Jesus told several parables. They are stories that teach us spiritual lessons. In Luke 15, Jesus tells a parable about an unwise young man who wasn’t content with his life. We don’t know his name, but we know he had a loving father and a good home. In Bible […] No responses October 1, 2018
  • Because We Are Losing Our Free Speech Recently, a Canadian newspaper posted the headline: “We are living in a country where you daren’t be anything but gay-friendly.” Lobbyists for a gender-free-for-all have moved from seeking freedom, to being left alone, to demanding positive engagement by all. These days, those who don’t embrace the full spectrum of gay and transgender life are often […] No responses August 12, 2018