In: Pastor's Study Notes

The Ministry of Conference—Where does your heart go when trouble comes?
April 3, 2019

“Thy best life now is to live upon the promise.”  –Isaac Watts      When pastor Henry Newcome wanted to grow spiritually,…

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Joy as a Mechanism for Glory
March 21, 2019

“Joy in God is the central mechanism through which human beings glorify God and thus fulfill God’s ultimate design for our…

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The Ministry of Conference—Questions of Self-Examination
March 14, 2019

“We ought seriously to consider two things; the sin of our Nature, and the Nature of our sin.” –Ralph Venning     …

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The Ministry of Conference —Asking Questions, Lots of Questions, and Listening
March 7, 2019

“Christ is not loved at all, till he be loved above all.” –Ralph Robinson      In the narrative found in Luke 24,…

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The Ministry of Conference—Asking Questions and Listening
February 28, 2019

“Some…have a great gift in conference.” –William Bridge      Jesus met the two disciples on the road to Emmaus and eventually…

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Thank You!
January 31, 2019

Dear church family, Charles and I just returned from Minneapolis where we attended the 2019 Bethlehem Conference for Pastors and Church…

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The Beginning of Conference—Speaking to One Another
January 23, 2019

“[A] good tongue is God’s dish, and he will accept it at his own table.” –Thomas Adams Conference begins with the…

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The Way To Increase Faith
January 3, 2019

“The way to increase faith is to apply to ourselves God’s promise in his word and sacraments, by hearing the word,…

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What is Conference?
November 29, 2018

“Conference sometimes may do as much good as preaching.” –Thomas Watson   What is conference?  Conference is a spiritual discipline that…

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What kind of ornament are you?
November 15, 2018

“Consider what an ornament a thankful frame of heart is to religion.” –William Gurnall   The Thanksgiving and Christmas Seasons are…

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Thankfulness and Thanksgiving
November 8, 2018

“Everyone knows what is most pleasant to him; but God alone knows what is most profitable.” Thomas Boston     Last…

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Healthy and Holy Vulnerability
October 18, 2018

“The more our gifts and graces are exercised, the more they are strengthened and increased. All acts strengthen habits.” –Thomas Brooks, (italics…

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The churched life is the small group life.
September 13, 2018

“Have you tasted the honey of the Word?  Let others have a taste with you.” –Thomas Watson   Author Jonathan Leeman…

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The Model Prayer—The Sixth Petition (2)
September 6, 2018

“Satan is only God’s master fencer to teach us to use our weapons.” –Samuel Rutherford Many times, the cry of the…

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The Model Prayer—The Sixth Petition
August 29, 2018

“If God were not my friend, Satan would not be so much my enemy.” –Thomas Brooks   The sixth and…

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