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Enjoy the Truth that is in Christ

John 8:31-32 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, "If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." The believer can boast in the fact that the character of Christ is truth; ...

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May Christ Be Everything To Us

Martin Bucer wrote these passionate words about the great satisfaction that is to be found in the Lord Jesus Christ alone: " . . . Christ our Lord alone is the One who is, gives, and performs for us everything which we can desire for our true advantage, happiness, and honour." " . . . all gain, all enjoyment, all honour apart from Christ is poison and death, but . . . in C...

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Upcoming Conferences

Ligonier Winter Conference (January 22-23, 2010) Desiring God Pastors Conference (February 1-3, 2010) The Nature and Sufficiency of Scripture (Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary - March 9-11) Ligonier West Coast Conference (March 26-27, 2010) Together for the Gospel (April 13-15, 2010) Scottish Reformed Conference (May 8, 2010) Banner of Truth Minister's Confere...

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How does a Believer Enjoy Christ as Creator?

Genesis 1:26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." Colossians 1:13-17 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdo...

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Pants on the Ground

Every now and then I have to post something culturally humorous. Thanks to my good friend Michael Dewalt for pointing this out. This is really, really funny. For everyone who was ever confounded by the droopy drawers trend, this is for you: Keep Reading

Presbyterian Mission in Haiti Update

The following is the most recent update on our Reformed Presbyterian missionaries in Haiti, with specific ways to pray for them: Short-Term Team The short-term mission team made it out of Haiti and are safely home in Savannha, GA. They took a C-130 out of P-a-P to Homestead Airforce Base, and then a private jet to Savannah. They are tired and emotionally drained, but th...

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Pastoral Ministry: Learning or Doing?

Over at the Reformed Forum, Jeff, Camden and Jim discuss the subject of whether pastoral ministry consists more of learning or doing. It is always nice when I am not on the show and can sit back and learn from my colleagues on Christ the Center. You can listen here....

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Support Our Family in Christ in Haiti

Presbyterian Mission in Haiti (PMI) is asking that financial support for the relief of our churches in Haiti be sent to Woodruff Road Presbyterian Church. If you find yourself wanting to help in some way but do not want to simply send money to an organization you know nothing about, know that PHM and the pastors there need help now more than ever. In the wake of this massi...

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The Tongue of the Dying Thief

In his sermon "The Believing Thief," C.H. Spurgeon pointed out the remarkable way that the dying thief, who rebuked the other thief on the cross and asked Jesus to remember him, used the one thing he could to glorify Christ. The man had no use of his hands or feet. He could not response with anything but his tongue. Spurgeon explained, "He had no member that was free excep...

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On Jesus' Seeking and Saving

The account of Jesus and Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10) is a wonderful revelation of the sovereign grace of Christ in the salvation of sinners. In the context Jesus has told his disciples how hard it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. He demonstrates the impossibility (i.e. human impossibility) by the account of the rich, young ruler. He then turns around, almost imm...

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