December 12, 2017

Postmillennial Worldview

PMW 2017-098 by Eric W. Tuininga (New Horizons, OPC)

Gentry introductory note:
With widespread corruption in American politics, the declining fidelity of the church, the threat of Islam, and the danger of Kim Jong-un, many cannot bring themselves to believe that “the gospel is the power of God unto salvation” and that it will one day reign throughout the world. But we must learn not to “despise the day of small things.”

As we look at various places in the world, we see small mission works growing. They should give us encouragement in recognizing that the gospel will ultimately triumph on a global scale, even as we see it percolating in small places in the world today. This article provides a glimpse into the glory of gospel salvation. Read it, and be encouraged.

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Health Care, Hospitals, Hospice, and End of Life Issues ~ An Interview with Jerri Lynn Ward J.D.

September 6, 2014

The Kingdom-Driven Family


Facing the future regarding aging parents or children with disabilities can be daunting. With Obamacare looming as a threat to individual choice and preference, what should families do?

In this podcast interview, Andrea Schwartz chats with attorney Jerri Lynn Ward regarding the current issues facing families in the area of healthcare, and why putting off thinking about such matters isn’t wise.

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August 7, 2014

Reformedontheweb's Blog

Compassionate Lord, Thy mercies have brought me to the dawn of another day. Vain will be its gift unless I grow in grace, increase in knowledge, ripen for spiritual harvest. Let me this day know Thee as Thou art, love Thee supremely, serve Thee wholly, admire Thee fully. Through grace let my will respond to Thee, knowing that power to obey is not in me, but that Thy free love alone enables me to serve Thee. Here then is my empty heart, overflow it with Thy choicest gifts; here is my blind understanding, chase away its mists of ignorance.

O ever watchful Shepherd, lead, guide, tend me this day; without Thy restraining rod I err and stray. Hedge up my path lest I wander into unwholesome pleasure, and drink its poisonous streams; direct my feet that I be not entangled in Satan’s secret snares, nor fall into his hidden traps…

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King David and Bill Gothard

June 21, 2014

” There is not one instance of true faith in the bible that came without first a full understanding and horrible dread of the awful judgment of God.”

My Only Comfort

Lately there has been a lot of chatter on the blogosphere.  Through the efforts of some in the church, abusers, child molesters, predators and other wolves have finally begun to be exposed for what they are.  I thank God daily that my prayers are being answered and the wolves among us are finally being exposed for who they are.

However, there is also a dark note to all of this.  With all of the exposure, the old way of viewing things still rears its head.  I have lost track of how many times we have been chided and admonished to “remember mercy”, as if it operates differently than justice.  An abuser cries the right tears, says the right things, and blame is then placed on the victim and the church for not forgiving.  “David sinned”, is the repeating cry.

Bare sentiment gives no comfort. Lack of sentiment is even worse…

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King David and Bill Gothard

June 21, 2014

There is not one instance of true faith in the bible that came without first a full understanding and horrible dread of the awful judgment of God.Only when you realize that you are a sinner in the hands of an angry God can you truly understand the beauty and comfort of the Gospel.

via King David and Bill Gothard.

Anne Boleyn – English Reformer

June 20, 2014

My Lord Katie

Anne Boleyn has chiefly been remembered as the wife who was falsely accused of betraying Henry VIII and getting beheaded. But not so well known about her is that she was considered to be the “patron saint” of the Reformers, who were being persecuted at the time.

Anne Boleyn was born in 1507. She was educated in France. Her mentor was Marguerite d’Angouleme, later Queen of Navarre. In another place on this blog, you can read about Marguerite and her influence on the Reformation in Europe.

Remember, Henry VIII broke with Rome and formed the Church of England in order to legitimize his marriage to Anne Boleyn when the Pope would not grant him an annulment from Catherine of Aragon, his first wife. 
Henry, who waffled back and forth between Catholic and Reformed, depending on what he wanted, was willing to embrace some Reformed teaching in order to get his…

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Finding a Truly Biblical Church

December 28, 2013

Finding a Truly Biblical Church (1).