January 2016

Closing Reformation Society Blog

Reformation Societies encourage, embolden, and equip ministers and other church leaders for the work of biblical reformation in the churches. The Reformation Society blog, thanks to the sacrificial efforts of Dr. Thomas Clothier, served as a resource for connecting and encouraging societies across the country. In order to be good stewards, the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals has decided to discontinue the Reformation Society blog. ReformationSocieties.org will continue to keep you up to date with local events and other relevant Reformation Society news.

Reformation Societies encourage, embolden, and equip ministers and other church leaders for the work of biblical reformation in the churches. The Reformation Society blog, thanks to the sacrificial efforts of Dr. Thomas Clothier, served as a resource for connecting and encouraging societies across the country. In order to be good stewards, the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals has decided to discontinue the Reformation Society blog.

The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is member supported and operates only by your faithful support. Thank you.

Reformation Societies is a fraternal of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. It is supported only by its readers and gracious Christians like you. Please prayerfully consider supporting Reformation Societies and the mission of the Alliance.

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Not only is God’s existence revealed in the reality of worship by creation, but God’s existence is also revealed by the reality of cause and effect in creation. Vs. 1b. “And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. This is what we refer to as the Cosmological Argument for the existence of God.

What is the first core truth of the Gospel? It is that God exists! This is the God of the Scriptures. The God of the Bible. The One, True God.

To begin with, God’s Existence is revealed in the reality of worship by Creation. Vs. 1a. The heavens declare the glory of God, 19:1a.

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Reformation Societies is a fraternal of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. It is supported only by its readers and gracious Christians like you. Please prayerfully consider supporting Reformation Societies and the mission of the Alliance.

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What is the first core truth of the Gospel? It is that God exists! This is the God of the Scriptures. The God of the Bible. The One, True God.

To begin with, God’s Existence is revealed in the Reality of Worship by Creation. Vs. 1a. The heavens declare the glory of God, 19:1a.

What is the first core truth of the Gospel? It is that God exists! This is the God of the Scriptures. The God of the Bible. The One, True God.

To begin with, God’s Existence is revealed in the Reality of Worship by Creation. Vs. 1a. The heavens declare the glory of God, 19:1a.

Man is a worshipful being. Even in denying God’s existence, man still seeks some being of “thing” to worship and praise.

The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is member supported and operates only by your faithful support. Thank you.

Reformation Societies is a fraternal of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. It is supported only by its readers and gracious Christians like you. Please prayerfully consider supporting Reformation Societies and the mission of the Alliance.

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What is the first core truth of the Gospel? It is that God exists! This is the God of the Scriptures. The God of the Bible. The One, True God.

To begin with, God’s Existence is revealed in the Reality of Worship by Creation. Vs. 1a. The heavens declare the glory of God, 19:1a.

What is the first core truth of the Gospel? It is that God exists! This is the God of the Scriptures. The God of the Bible. The One, True God.

To begin with, God’s Existence is revealed in the Reality of Worship by Creation. Vs. 1a. The heavens declare the glory of God, 19:1a.

The heavens, the sky or the atmosphere intensely and intentionally recount or tell of the honor, distinction and glory of the One, True God. The declaration by the heavens of God’s glory belongs to God and God alone. In effect, this is worship.

The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is member supported and operates only by your faithful support. Thank you.

Reformation Societies is a fraternal of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. It is supported only by its readers and gracious Christians like you. Please prayerfully consider supporting Reformation Societies and the mission of the Alliance.

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The late, great college football coach Bo Schembechler once remarked the most important thing to remember when playing football was “The Team! The Team! The Team! It might not be out of line to say that the most important thing for the church to remember as it carries out its responsibilities is “The Gospel! The Gospel! The Gospel!

The late, great college football coach Bo Schembechler once remarked the most important thing to remember when playing football was “The Team! The Team! The Team! It might not be out of line to say that the most important thing for the church to remember as it carries out its responsibilities is “The Gospel! The Gospel! The Gospel!

The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is member supported and operates only by your faithful support. Thank you.

Reformation Societies is a fraternal of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. It is supported only by its readers and gracious Christians like you. Please prayerfully consider supporting Reformation Societies and the mission of the Alliance.

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The late, great college football coach Bo Schembechler once remarked the most important thing to remember when playing football was “The Team! The Team! The Team! It might not be out of line to say that the most important thing for the church to remember as it carries out its responsibilities is “The Gospel! The Gospel! The Gospel!

Mark 1:14-15 – Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:14-15 ESV).

Romans 1:16-17 – For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” (Romans 1:16-17 ESV)

The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is member supported and operates only by your faithful support. Thank you.

Reformation Societies is a fraternal of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. It is supported only by its readers and gracious Christians like you. Please prayerfully consider supporting Reformation Societies and the mission of the Alliance.

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The first question posed in I Thessalonians 4:13-18 is what is the future for the dead in Christ? Vs. 13-14. (For those for whom their earthly pilgrimage has ended; i.e. for those Christians who have already physically died).

The Celestial City: Finally Home.

The first question posed in I Thessalonians 4:13-18 is what is the future for the dead in Christ? Vs. 13-14. (For those for whom their earthly pilgrimage has ended; i.e. for those Christians who have already physically died).

The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is member supported and operates only by your faithful support. Thank you.

Reformation Societies is a fraternal of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. It is supported only by its readers and gracious Christians like you. Please prayerfully consider supporting Reformation Societies and the mission of the Alliance.

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Romans 1:1-15 show there are three basic characteristics which make a local church function in the way God intends. To begin with, in order for a harmony filled and healthy church environment there must be…

Godly Leader(s). Vs. 1. “Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God.” Within this opening verse we see that godly leaders are to be servants, called to a particular office or position and set-apart to fulfill a particular responsibility. The qualifications and responsibilities of elders and deacons are found in I Timothy, Titus 1:5-9, I Peter 5:1-5, Hebrews 13:7, Hebrews 13:17, Acts 6:1-6. I Timothy 3:8-13.

Following Jesus: The Progress of the Pilgrim.

Romans 1:1-15 show there are three basic characteristics which make a local church function in the way God intends. To begin with, in order for a harmony filled and healthy church environment there must be…

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Reformation Societies is a fraternal of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. It is supported only by its readers and gracious Christians like you. Please prayerfully consider supporting Reformation Societies and the mission of the Alliance.

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What are the characteristics of a church which does not necessarily indicate whether it is biblically healthy?

To begin with, money. Additionally, size, or the lack thereof, does not necessarily mean a church is biblically healthy or unhealthy. Finally, popularity.

Following Jesus: The Progress of the Pilgrim.

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When we began this biblical study of Pilgrim’s Progress we began with the reality of the sinner’s great and heavy burden brought on because of the sinner’s sin. The only hope for relief from the burden of guilt and shame is the gospel of Jesus Christ.

When God removes the sinner’s burden through the truth of the cross, the believer in Christ begins his/her journey to heaven. However, along the way the pilgrim encounters difficulties, spiritual battles with the devil, temptation from the world, and doubt and despair brought about by his own remaining sin. Is there any relief from this constant struggle? Bunyan believed there was. He it called this place of relief for the Christian the Delectable Mountains.

Following Jesus: The Progress of the Pilgrim.

When we began this biblical study of Pilgrim’s Progress we began with the reality of the sinner’s great and heavy burden brought on because of the sinner’s sin. The only hope for relief from the burden of guilt and shame is the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is member supported and operates only by your faithful support. Thank you.

Reformation Societies is a fraternal of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. It is supported only by its readers and gracious Christians like you. Please prayerfully consider supporting Reformation Societies and the mission of the Alliance.

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