Teaching

Behold Now Behemoth

The book of Job has fascinated ancient and modern readers. Using a lengthy poetic story, it teaches about God and Satan, about good and evil, about “bad things” being used by God to accomplish His perfect will in the lives of good people. While its message is clear, it contains mysteries for any who study […]

The Sin of Bitterness

“Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled” (Hebrews 12:15) There are two reasons why I have preached often about the particular sin of bitterness. It is a dangerous sin deserving of our special consideration, due to its […]

Seeking The Lord

“Seek ye the Lord while He may be found; call ye upon Him while He is near” (Isaiah 55:6). Here is a wonderful promise and a gracious invitation. Despite this divine assurance, some would-be “seekers” of God, who are “not far from the kingdom”, are unwilling to take Him at His Word. Like those C.H. […]

Anti-Social Media

I understand it’s not a very positive title. I also understand that social media can be used for good purposes. Many Free Presbyterian ministers and churches are very active in their social media presence. Just because people abuse the internet and social media doesn’t make it inherently evil. The popular usage of the World Wide […]

Presbyterianism’s Struggle with Apostasy (Part 2)

Historical developments that started while the Apostles were alive began to accelerate with their deaths. The structure of church government on which the apostles agreed, that is, a Presbyterian system in which the people elected elders to conduct the business of the congregations and to stress the interdependency of the local assemblies, began to show […]

Atonement Through the Blood of The Cross

The Psalmist wrote: “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.” In Genesis chapter 3 a record is given of the Fall of man. Because of Adam’s disobedience the entire human race was plunged into an estate of misery. As a result, man stands in need of a Savior from sin. Without […]

Encountering the Ark Encounter

Noah’s Ark was a big boat. Take off its roof, fill it with water, and Columbus’ Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria could float around in it. Although impressive, to most people this kind of comparison means little. But your first sight of the ark in Williamston, Kentucky, will give you an unforgettable impression of the […]

Presbyterianism’s Biblical Foundation (Part 1)

Debates over the method of church government have absorbed much energy and time. Particularly, those who favor a congregational or independent model of church government have insisted throughout the decades that the New Testament presents no other model, and that if it does, the peculiarities of the apostolic age rendered that model unique to that […]

Animal Rights and Wrongs Part 2: A Modern Biblical View

Animal rights and animal abuse are current topics. What should man do or not do with, to, and for animals? What Scriptures teach about animal/human relations was discussed in the previous article. At Creation, God placed animals under man’s dominion. The Old Testament mandated animal sacrifice, but once Christ offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do I Have to Learn the Catechism?

I grew up as a Baptist in a town full of Presbyterians. In elementary school I wasn’t aware of the various differences regarding the sacraments or church government. But I was aware of one thing. My Presbyterian friends would talk about how they had to learn something called a catechism! I had never heard the […]

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