You’re So Depraved, You Probably Think This Church Is About You: How Total Depravity Upends AttractionalismBy Alex Duke | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019
Unbelievers’ most essential problem is not that they’re ignorant, apathetic, or rudderless, but that they’ve personally, willfully, and happily rebelled against the God who made them.
The Reformation fire has not gone out, nor has the evangelistic zeal of the modern American church died. The Word still speaks—and the gospel still is mighty to save.
In another 10 years, it’s probable no one will talk again of the YRR.
If you’re not engaged in evangelism and missions, then you don’t really believe in particular redemption.
Do not aim to preach your system with its terminology. Aim to preach the Bible itself.
In order to preserve the vibrant missionary zeal of men like William Carey, it’s critical we view definite atonement not only as true but essential, forming the biblical basis of mission itself.
We’ll consider how our theology shapes our polity, how polity shapes ministry, and how ministry is fueled by our conception of God.
Calvinism doesn’t render our prayers meaningless. On the contrary, it ought to revive and even sustain our prayer life.
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Dilapidated Buildings, Small Budgets, and Struggling Congregations: How Irresistible Grace Creates Steadfastness in MinistryBy Jonathan Worsley | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019
The doctrine of God’s irresistible grace is for you, right now, right here, on Tuesday morning.
I rely heavily on the truth of God’s sovereignty in counseling, particularly on those aspects of his sovereignty that intersect with the doctrine of sanctification.
It’s vital for those of us who hold to a reformed or “Calvinistic” doctrine of salvation to consider if our corporate worship reflects our professed soteriology.
What does definite atonement have to do with church membership?
The last thing I want to do is imply one must embrace Calvinism to be a good pastor. Rather, in this article, I simply aim to reflect on how an affirmation of the doctrines of grace can spur a pastor on to greater degrees of faithfulness.
I want to share a few things that might be helpful for you—Calvinist pastor—if the Lord leads you to a church that doesn’t celebrate the doctrines of grace.