A Conference on Love



I am in Texas this weekend speaking at a very unique conference hosted by FORGE Ministries titled, “Love One Another.” It just occurred to me last night: I’ve never been to a conference that was specifically designed to cover what Scripture says about love. How strange it is.

I asked several people here at the conference, and I couldn’t find a single person who had been to a conference on love. True, biblical love is a central matter in the Christian life. It is the fulfillment of the law (Romans 13:10), it is as Paul said, “The greatest” (1 Corinthians 13:13).

So, I am very thankful to be here to hear messages on love, and to be changed by them. I’m also grateful to have the opportunity to deliver messages on this subject. My three speeches are on the topics of: “God’s Love in Discipline,” “Preserving Love Among the Brethren,” and “Diligent Love in the Home.” Then, on Sunday, I will be preaching here in Kerrville, TX. 

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​Article XX – God Requires Examination

We affirm that God enjoins us to “prove all things; hold fast that which is good” and “let every man prove his own work,” particularly when the people of God are not thriving according to the biblical requirements (Rom. 12:2Gal. 6:4Eph. 5:10171 Thess. 5:21). 

We deny/reject that elders who shepherd the flock of Christ have no need to carefully examine God’s infallible Word regarding their role in their own church, the beliefs and practices of their own church, and the roles and relations of families—husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, children, and individuals—to their own church.

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God’s Holiness is Why We Worship



Why should we worship God? We worship God because He is holy! When someone comes into contact with the holiness of God, the response is to worship. Kevin Swanson points to Isaiah 6, and Isaiah’s response when he sees the holiness of God. 

To hear more from Kevin Swanson on the subject of holiness, come to the Highway of Holiness conference in Asheville, NC at the Ridgecrest Conference Center, Oct. 29-31.

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How Sanctification of a Believer Changes a Church



When God sanctifies a people, he convicts them of their sin, and then gives them a heart of repentance so that they repent of it. When God sanctifies a believer, it does have an affect on the church. Dan Horn in this video points to 1 Corinthians 12, where it talks about the church as a body. When one part of the body is sanctified, the other parts will change as well. Then when the church changes, the state will change as well. This is how God works.

To hear more from Dan Horn on the subject of holiness, come to the Highway of Holiness conference on Oct. 29-31 at the Ridgecrest Conference Center in Asheville, NC.

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​Article XX – God Requires Examination

We affirm that God enjoins us to “prove all things; hold fast that which is good” and “let every man prove his own work,” particularly when the people of God are not thriving according to the biblical requirements (Rom. 12:2Gal. 6:4Eph. 5:10171 Thess. 5:21). 

We deny/reject that elders who shepherd the flock of Christ have no need to carefully examine God’s infallible Word regarding their role in their own church, the beliefs and practices of their own church, and the roles and relations of families—husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, children, and individuals—to their own church.

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The Sabbath – A Day for Delight!

In Scripture, the Sabbath is meant to be a day for delighting in the Lord, and gathering together with the people of God. It is common today to hear people argue that the Sabbath has been abolished. But what does Scripture actually say?

 A few years ago, my fellow elder (Dan Horn) and I went through the major passages in Scripture that deal with the Sabbath and exposited them. When should the Sabbath be observed? What should our Sabbath days look like, and how are we supposed to conduct ourselves? How serious is it to break the Sabbath commandment?

All of these questions, and more, are answered in this series. I pray that these messages will be blessing to you, your family, and your church. God was so gracious and merciful to give us a day of rest from our labors, to picture our spiritual rest in the Lord Jesus Christ and our future eternal rest.

You set includes the following messages, and can be downloaded for free:

The Sabbath was Made for Man by Scott Brown
Breaking the Sabbath by Dan Horn
A Day for Delight by Scott Brown
Enter Into My Rest by Scott Brown

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​The Perseverance of the Saints



In chapter 17 of the confession, it speaks about how the true Christian will persevere to the end, “and be eternally saved.” How can we be certain that “whom He justified, these He also glorified” (Rom. 8:30)? It is because our perseverance is not based on us and what we do, rather it is based on: God’s election of a people to redeem, Christ’s atonement on behalf of His people and His intercession for them, “the oath of God, the abiding of his Spirit, and the seed of God within them, and the nature of the covenant of grace.”

Here is our session on chapter 17. I hope that this will be a blessing to you, your family, and your church as you are grounded in a biblical view of the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints!

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Kentucky Clerk Sent to Jail for Simple Christian Perspective

Kim Davis, a clerk in Kentucky was just sent to jail because she would not issue a marriage license to two homosexuals. I don’t believe anything like this has happened in American history, where such a simple matter of Christianity was cause for imprisonment.

For more information go to http://ift.tt/1QbC19V

Christians are now put on notice that their view of marriage is not welcome in the public square. In this regard, Kim stated what Christians must uphold – a Christian conscience in our nation. She stated the issue succinctly in the form of a testimony,

“My conscience will not allow it,” she said. “God’s moral law convicts me and conflicts with my duties.”1

1Mike Wynn and Chris Kenning, “Ky. clerk jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses,” USA Today, September 3, 2015, http://ift.tt/1LXs7dg

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​Article XIX – Satan is a Deceiver

We affirm the warning of Holy Scripture that since the Garden of Eden, Satan, the father of lies and deceiver of the brethren, has used and continues to use his subtle trickery to question God’s Word: “Yea, hath God said…?” (Gen. 3:1Matt. 4:6John 8:442 Cor. 11:314Rev. 12:9). 

We deny/reject that God’s people, corporately or individually, should embrace and employ the unbiblical philosophies, goals, and methods of this fallen world in our churches and families, thus succumbing to Satan’s deception.

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A Proud Heart and a Humble Christ are an Oxymoron



Joel Beeke, in this video, comments on a quote from John Calvin where it talks about how it is an oxymoron to say that one can be a follower of a humble Christ, yet has a proud heart. He asks an important question, “How can you stand at the cross, think about what your Savior did for you, and be proud?” He goes on further to say that are actually acting like an atheist when we are filled with pride.

To hear more on holiness from Dr. Joel Beeke, come to the Highway of Holiness conference Oct. 29-31 at the Ridgecrest Conference Center in Asheville, NC. 

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Paul Washer on the Beauty and Power of the Gospel



Paul Washer does a wonderful job of explaining the biblical Gospel, and what happens in the lives of those who are truly saved.

What is the Gospel? Scripture clearly declares that God is just and holy, and that man is fallen and sinful. God must punish a sinner for His sin, he cannot go against His attributes. Then how can a man be made right with God? Paul Washer in this video explains the biblical Gospel, and what happens in the lives of those who are truly saved by the Lord.

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A People Who See the Beauty of the Lord



The most defining aspect of all of life is your view of God and His holiness. What is your view of the holiness of God? At this conference, we are going to be spending a lot of time explaining God’s holiness in all of his ways. Come and join us for the Highway of Holiness conference, October 29-31, at the Ridgecrest Conference Center. 

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What are Good Works?



It is important that we have a right understanding of good works. Good works are only what God has commanded in His Word, and it must be done from a pure heart and unto the right ends (the glory of God). The fruit and evidence of faith is that the true Christian, by the power of the Holy Spirit, will perform good works; and though the unregenerate may appear to do good works, they cannot please God because they do not do them out of a pure heart.

What is your view of good works? This week, we are giving away our session on chapter 16 of the confession titled, “Of Good Works.”

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The Eighth Video from the Center for Medical Progress



The Center for Medical Progress has released their eighth video, which is their interview with the CEO of StemExpress, Cate Dyer. This video exposes the illegal activities of selling aborted baby body parts, and how the clinics that partner with them, especially Planned Parenthood (their largest provider), receive financial benefits.

Proverbs 31:8 says, “Open your mouth for the speechless, / In the cause of all who are appointed to die.” What should be disturbing us the most of these videos is that they are killing children. The fact that they are selling the body parts is one of the abominable and illegal conclusions of our culture’s hatred and disdain towards life in the womb. The church has a responsibility to stand up and proclaim what the Word of God says about this issue, and we ought to be praying, for only the Lord can change one’s heart. 

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​The Law Drives Unbelievers to Christ



One of the purposes of the law for an unbeliever is to condemn them and drive them to God. Man cannot barter with God. It is impossible. There is no way we can appease the wrath of God through good works, and the law shows us that. It lays out God’s standard of holiness, and it isn’t just speaking of outward works, but it aims for the heart as well. There is no escape. 

It shows us that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23), and there “There is none righteous, no, not one” (Rom. 3:9). It shows unbelievers that they are hopeless, and drives them to Christ, who is their only hope. Jason Dohm, in this video, talks about the use of the law for an unbeliever.

To hear more from Jason Dohm on the subject of holiness, come to the Highway of Holiness conference, Oct. 29-31 at the Ridgecrest Conference Center in Asheville, NC.

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