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On Church Membership and Fencing the Lord's Table

The following is the concluding paragraph of a position paper--from the 18th General Assembly of the PCA--on the issue of how ministers ought to fence the Lord's Table. You can read the entire paper here: "...the clear evidence of Scripture is that the church should keep a roll of members. The supreme model for our membership roll is the membership roll of heaven (Exodus 3...

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The Idol-Crushing King

Little children keep yourselves from idols (1 John 5:21)* If the heart of man is, as John Calvin described it, "an idol making factor," then the way in which those idols are destroyed should be of utmost importance to us. The Bible is replete with references to idolatry because it was written with the purpose of confronting and providing the remedy for it. The idolatry of...

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Romans 13 Again?

This past Sunday I had the privilege of preaching at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Fresh Meadows in Queens, NY.  I had the opportunity to see with my own eyes the fruit of Pastor Brad Hertzog's labors.  It was a beautiful thing to gather with the saints in that school auditorium and worship our great and loving triune God:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  What...

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The Resurrection Power of Jesus

Abraham Kuyper, in his masterful Work of the Holy Spirit, made a fascinating observation about the power that Jesus had over the dead in the three resurrection accounts listed in the Gospels. He wrote: There is, in the miracles of Christ, in raising the dead, a perceptible increase of power: first, the raising up of one just dead (the daughter of Jairus), then, of one abo...

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Ligonier Academy Bible College: An Interview with Michael Morales

Michael Morales serves as Dean of Admissions and Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Great Works in the Undergraduate Program and Certificate Program at Ligonier Academy. Some of our readers may not be familiar with Michael's work, so we thought we would take a moment to introduce him and his work at Ligonier Academy to you. Michael Dewalt has recently interviewed Mic...

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