Friday, June 18, 2010

Worship @ Covenant PCA

“…when we say ordinary means of grace-based ministry, we mean a radical commitment to following the direction of God’s Word as to both the message and the means of gathering and perfecting the saints. Ordinary means ministry has a high view of the Bible, preaching, the church, the ordinances or sacraments, and prayer. Ordinary means ministry believes that the key things that the church can do in order to help their people know God and grow in their knowledge of God are: First, emphasize the public reading and preaching of the Word; second, emphasize the confirming, sanctifying and assuring efficacy of the sacraments, publicly administered; and, third, emphasize a life of prayer, especially expressed corporately in the church. These things are central and vital but sadly often under-emphasized, underappreciated, and undermined.” - - Dr. Ligon Duncan in Tabletalk, October 2007 Pastor of First Presbyterian (PCA), Jackson, MS President, The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals

Sunday, June 13, 2010

For the Lord's Day

“The way to heaven is ascending; we must be content to travel uphill, though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh. We should follow Christ; the path he traveled was the right way to heaven. We should take up our cross and follow him, in meekness and lowliness of heart, obedience and charity [love], diligence to do good, and patience under afflictions.” -- from The Christian Pilgrim, Jonathan Edwards

Sunday, June 6, 2010

For the Lord's Day

"If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ." - Martin Luther