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The Blessings of Church Discipline

Thomas Brooks, in The Mute Christian under the Smarting Rod, commenting on Psalm 94:12, “Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law” He explains the many blessings of the discipline of the Lord, “All the chastening in the world without divine teaching will never make a man blessed. […]

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Prayer for the Church Discipline Conference

Starting today, we will be gathering to explain the doctrine of church discipline. We will be looking at the different Scripture passages that speak to the issue.Will you pray for myself and the other speakers? 

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Article XIII – The Church Is One Body

We affirm that God commands churches, families, and individuals to teach the gospel and make disciples in every generation, “that thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son’s son” (Ex. 12:26-27; 13:14; Deut. 4:9; 6:1-9; Pss. 78:1-8; 127; […]

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How Can a Man Be Right with God?

An important question that needs to be answered is: how can a man be right with God? The doctrine of justification deals with this matter. Are you grounded in a biblical view of justification? Download our lecture on the eleventh chapter of the confession on justification.

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Productivity: Beating the Afternoon Slump

Here is an article that addresses what can become the doldrums of a typical work day, “You Can’t Avoid the Afternoon Slump, So You’d Better Learn to Work Around It.”  His advice is to do mindless things like making phone calls and handling email. Here is something I do to deal with it:  1. I […]

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Gay Conversion Therapy and the Power of Church Discipline

I received this note from a local church pastor responding to our announcement of our upcoming Church Discipline Conference regarding the restorative power of biblical church discipline: “Scott our church did discipline for three years with a lesbian in our congregation! Which went to final excommunication and later restoration and she ended up marrying one of our […]

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The Importance of Family Prayer

Fathers are commanded to read the Word of God to their families, and to instruct them in it. If they are to read the Word of God to their families, then they must pray with them as well. It is critical that families pray together, and Thomas Doolittle in this article titled, “The Word of […]

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Church Discipline in History

In the modern times, church discipline is looked upon as unloving. Has this been the view throughout church history? The answer is: No. Throughout church history, church discipline has been viewed as a vitally important part of a biblical church.     Come and hear Dan Ford at the Church Discipline Conference, who will be walking […]

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Al Mohler on Age and Affinity Segregation in the Church

During a Baptist21 panel discussion at the Southern Baptist Convention, Dr. Albert Mohler speaks on an important matter of church structure and programming when fielding a question on whether we should have special groups for recovering homosexuals in the same way that there are groups for people who have been divorced or experiencing excessive self indulgence with […]

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The Sodomite “Marriage” Debate is Not About Marriage

As we grapple with how to respond to the recent shifts regarding homosexuality in our nation and around the world, there is something that we need to recognize about this issue and why it is being put forward. We cannot understand the heart of the matter unless we recognize that the homosexual marriage advocates are […]

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Please Pray for Me at China Bridge

Please pray for Jeff Pollard and I as we spend the next three days speaking at China Bridge, where we will be addressing a Chinese Church in the Los Angeles area, and then the messages will be translated and broadcasted for Churches in China. Our friends Sam Waldron and Paul Washer have done this as well. […]

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Gospel-Centered Marriages

With the Supreme Court’s decision on sodomite marriage, will the church stand strong on the truth of God’s Word, or will it cave the pressures from the culture? One of the most important ways that we defend marriage is by having marriages according to God’s design. A couple of years ago, we hosted a conference […]

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God’s Effectual Call

The next chapter in the confession is titled, “Of Effectual Calling,” and it is a logical sequel to the last chapter on free will. If you remember, we learned in the last chapter that man in his unregenerate state has totally lost, as a result of Adam’s fall in the garden of Eden, the ability […]

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Article XII – The Biblical Revelation Is Sufficient for Worship and Discipleship

We affirm that the biblical doctrine, principles and precepts that God has revealed in His Word for corporate, family, and individual worship and discipleship are sufficient for knowing how to worship God in a manner acceptable to Him and for the effective edification of the saints. (1 Cor. 11:1-12; 14:34; Gal. 1:8-9; Eph. 5:22-33; 6:1-4; 1 […]

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Is it Wrong to Emphasize Holiness?

Here is a short clip from Dr. Richard D. Phillips titled, “Holiness & Self-Righteousness?” It is often said in modern Christendom that to focus on holiness and obedience to God leads to self-righteousness. Dr. Phillips shows that this is far from the truth.   

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