Dale and Drew joined Justin and Brandon on Two Thieves Podcast to discuss 1689 Federalism (aka, Baptist Covenant Theology). Subscribe to our podcast!
Dale and Josh discuss the essential attributes that should be present in a local church in order to discern if that church is indeed a church you should visit. Subscribe to our podcast!
We discuss the biblical mandate of fathers leading their families in the discipline of family worship. We likewise discuss the various ways we have approached family worship and are honest with our shortcomings in this area. Show Notes: Family-Driven Faith (book by Voddie Baucham) Family Shepherds (book by Voddie Baucham) Family Worship (book by Donald... Continue Reading →
Biblical theology is theology that is biblical, right? While that’s certainly a way in which biblical theology can, and often is, utilized, that is not what is particularly in mind here. Don’t get me wrong, biblical theology as a discipline, as related to systematic and historical theology, certainly seeks to be biblical. But there’s more... Continue Reading →
The Church of Jesus Christ is marked by certain virtues, and when these virtues are applied to the relationships of the church they hold those relationships together. This is brought out very clearly in Colossians 3:12-14 where Paul lists these virtues and tells the church that they are to "put on" certain things that are... Continue Reading →
The Roman Catholic Church officially teaches that Mary is the example, model, hope, and forerunner of the Church. This heretical teaching, which ascribes to Mary things that the Holy Scriptures only ascribe to Jesus Christ, can be seen in the following quotes from the Catechism of the Catholic Church (First Image Books edition published 1995):... Continue Reading →
Dale and Drew discuss the concept of church life as consisting of the ordinary means of grace (word, ordinances, prayer) and fellowship as based on Acts 2:41-42. They also interact with Q/A's from the Baptist Catechism on the means of grace. [Note: There's an instance where Drew refers to the Lord's Prayer but he meant to... Continue Reading →
When we speak of marks of a church we are speaking of its various principles, characteristics, and practices, which work together to make it a healthy or sound church. So, we are answering the question, What does a healthy church, according to the Bible, look like? Acts 2:41-42 serves as a summary of important marks... Continue Reading →
In this episode, Drew and Dale look at Hebrews 3:1-6, discussing the glory of Christ as the Son of God and as the Prophet, Priest, and King of his people, his brethren. They also discuss the continuity of the Church, the house or people of God, under the Old and New Covenants. Subscribe to... Continue Reading →
So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. - Acts 2:41-42 The apostle Peter had just finished preaching Christ and him crucified, resurrected, and enthroned. God... Continue Reading →
"The preaching of the Word (or, the Word preached) and the administration of the sacraments (or, the sacraments administered) are the means officially instituted in the Church, by which the Holy Spirit works and confirms faith in the hearts of men." - Louis Berkhof (Systematic Theology, 605)
Hebrews 3:1-6 provides one of the more clear texts that we can use to discuss the unity of the Church throughout history. It is primarily aimed at providing a comparison and a contrast between Jesus and Moses in order to convince the Hebrews of Jesus' superiority, and in the course of doing that the author... Continue Reading →