Ep. #17 Family Worship

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 →

Bound Together In Love

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 →

Ep. #4 Church Life – Ordinary Means of Grace

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 →

Marks of a Healthy Church

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 →

Church Life – Acts 2:41-42

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 →

Means of Grace

"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)

The Continuity of the Church in Hebrews

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 →

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