And any work which you try to contribute to your salvation, your justification before God, annuls the grace of God and insults the God of grace.
Conservative views on marriage and family are not sufficient in and of themselves to create healthy families and marriages. Church participation and membership make a huge difference.
It’s one thing to *say* that God is totally sovereign in salvation. But it’s another thing entirely to let that conviction shape and constrain how your church actually does ministry.
Smaller churches are not godlier than larger churches. I’m not calling for no growth. I’m simply going to suggest both you and your congregation will be well-served by slow and steady growth.
It’s vital for older Christians to talk often with new Christians, making sure that in following Christ, they haven’t unduly harmed their relationship with their family.
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.
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.
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.
The goal of this piece is not to argue with or even to address the non-Calvinist pastor. It is to say to the Calvinist, “If you believe this, your ministry should look like that.”
This book is a simple, straightforward, and humble correction and encouragement to follow the Savior from the Reformed ranks.
Packer’s book offers a concise and compelling argument unpacking how evangelism and the sovereignty of God co-exist, and if properly understood, enhance one another.
How do you grow your church? It’s a question every pastor or church leader asks, a question in which almost every Christian is interested.
The Bible’s speed limit signs are posted everywhere, but our focus on numbers and fast growth causes us to speed right by them.
In every case, a church ought to be careful, weeding through words to attempt to discern the motivation behind a profession of faith―in other words, its credibility.