• TULIP III – Unconditional Election

    Posted Nov 27th, 2009 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, TULIP With | No Comments

    As we meditate upon the implications of Total Depravity, we inevitably come to the place where we throw up our hands and with the disciples say, “Then who can be saved?” (Lk. 18:26). When that question is raised, you know someone understands this doctrine. The answer is simple: God overcomes our fallenness and depravity by …

  • TULIP II – Total Depravity

    Posted Nov 20th, 2009 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, TULIP With | No Comments

    Years ago Loraine Boettner suggested that the five points of Calvinism are “not isolated and independent doctrines but are so inter-related that they form a simple, harmonious, self-consistent system.” Therefore, “Prove any one of them false and the whole system must be abandoned” (Reformed Doctrine of Predestination, 59). This is why there is no such …

  • Tulip part I

    Posted Nov 13th, 2009 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, TULIP With | No Comments

    After about eight months we finished our WWDWWD concerning our worship practice. For more information or to review any of the articles please visit our website and specifically my blog to the archived articles. Since these articles have been received so well I will continue to write on topics that I think will be helpful …

  • The Benediction

    Posted Nov 12th, 2009 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Do What We Do With | No Comments

    All of our worship services end the same way: The minister lifts his hands and pronounces abenediction upon the people. Benediction is simply a word that means, “blessing.” While the benediction may seem foreign and uncomfortably sacerdotal to those from low church traditions, it is nevertheless Biblical. For example, we find God calling Aaron and …

  • Reformation Service

    Posted Nov 1st, 2009 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Do What We Do With | No Comments

    This week we raise and hopefully answer the question: Why do we pause to remember the protestant reformation each year? Let me suggest three reasons why. First, we do so to emphasize our catholicity. To answer the question like that is somewhat ironic because historically the reformation was the watershed event that severed the Protestants …

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