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In the first place, Scripture clearly teaches us that neither we nor our services are acceptable to God. To the most religious people in the world at that time God said: Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and Sabbaths, the calling of assemblies. by John M. Brentnall […]

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Date August 29, 2003
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It was the conjunction of these two factors – the searching nature of Christ’s dealings with us and the high standard of Christian character required of us by God – that produced in Dr Duncan a self-knowledge rarely surpassed in Christian biography by John M. Brentnall (A lecture delivered by John M Brentnall at a […]

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Date August 29, 2003
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As a model of ministerial faithfulness, heavenly-mindedness and self-effacing humility, he had few equals and perhaps no superiors. by John M. Brentnall This year marks the tercentenary of the birth of Jonathan Edwards on October 5, 1703. While we wish to take nothing from Him who declares: "I will not give my glory to another […]

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Date August 29, 2003
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This new movement has forged yet another idol out of the warped imagination of man, for it posits a god who neither fore-knows the future nor fore-ordains it by John M. Brentnall Professor Watt of Belfast used to say that the Reformation took place without the help of Arminianism, and that when it eventually entered […]

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Date August 21, 2003
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it is argued that if God’s redeeming purpose is universal in scope, why should we any longer accept Christianity’s arrogant claim to be the one true religion? by John M. Brentnall From time to time the question is asked as to how many shall be saved. Shall all, regardless of their creed, worship, character and […]

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Date August 21, 2003
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It is a great attainment to lie passive in God’s hands, and know no will but His. [Of all the Reformed writers in the 19th century, none was more doctrinally sound, experientially searching and practically realistic than William S. Plumer (1802-1880). A graduate of Old Princeton, Plumer was widely known as pre-eminently a preacher of […]

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Date August 21, 2003
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If Saul the blasphemer could be welcome at the Lord’s Table, so can you and I. by William Smith Reading: Leviticus 24: 10-23 After Job lost his wealth, his children, and his own health, his wife advised him: "Curse God and die" (Job 2:9). In a curious way, it was not bad advice to give […]

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Date August 15, 2003
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Instead of rejoicing, our Lord broke out with violent weeping and He tells us why. It is because of things He knew. A Sermon of Maurice Roberts Reading: Leviticus 24: 10-23 "And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in […]

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Date August 15, 2003
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Instead of rejoicing, our Lord broke out with violent weeping and He tells us why. It is because of things He knew. by Ian Hamilton The Church of Christ is full of unsung heroes. They do not, on the whole, possess the kind of spiritual gifts that get them noticed and give them a" name". […]

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Date August 15, 2003
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It seems that especially at times of "new beginnings" the LORD shows the reality of His judgment to His people that they may fear Him. by William Smith Text: Leviticus 10: 1-7 One of the things I most look forward to, if the Lord wills, is attending my son Jeremy’s ordination to the ministry. I […]

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Date August 12, 2003
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One way that we can step out of our own world and out of our own prejudices is to step over into the world of the fathers. This is one excellent way of testing ourselves. At the annual Greenville Theological Seminary Conference in Taylors, South Carolina on March 12, 2003 Dr. Joseph Pipa in introducing […]

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Date August 12, 2003
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After the debate, President Joseph Pipa asked the audience how many there who had come to the debate wondering about the issue, had been swayed to lean in one direction or another as a result of the debate. Several dozen hands went up. When he asked how many had been absolutely persuaded as a result […]

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Date August 12, 2003
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Now how do we serve God in His glorious presence? One thing is to serve theLord is to bring to Him praise and thanksgiving and adoration with greatjoy and exuberance by Dr Joseph Pipa At the Greenville Seminary Conference in Taylors, South Carolina on March 11, 2003 Dr. Joseph Pipa, President of Greenville Presbyterian Theological […]

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Date July 24, 2003
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“The great issue here is that music is one of the most effective ways in which our souls are moved and in which our minds are informed. At Taylors, South Carolina, on March 12, 2OO3, at the Greenville Seminary Conference on Worship, Dr. Robert Godfrey gave an address on Contemporary Christian Music. He began this […]

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Date July 24, 2003
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"One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple." by Terry Johnson At Taylors, South Carolina on March l2, 2OO3 Terry […]

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Date July 24, 2003
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