Reformed teacher Robert Davis Smart asks an important and pointed question in the book Pentecostal Outpourings: Revival and the Reformed Tradition: “What Presbyterian today is there who prays for the outpouring of God’s Spirit?” Let us prayerfully consider his question. Is there anything particularly unusual about having the words “Pentecostal” and […]
Our godly forefather, Jonathan Edwards, wrote his classic The Religious Affections to both define and defend genuine revival and the true, Holy-Spiritual wrought spirituality that should flow from it. What are the characteristics of a true and genuine spirituality that Edwards listed that must be present in true conversion, and that believers can […]
John Calvin’s piety is beautifully reflected in his affectionate prayer: “My heart I offer to you, O LORD, promptly and sincerely.” For Calvin, piety was an essential part of the true Christian life. He defined piety as the essence of true godliness. Calvin warmly asserted that “True piety exists when men […]Continue Reading →
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die…” (Eccl. 3:1-2a)
There are two seasons that we have absolutely no control over: 1) When we are born, and 2) When we die. That we are born; that […]Continue Reading →
Summary of Letter to Colossians/Sermon Series: Christ and His Gospel are sufficient to live as saints and faithful believers in this present age as exiles/pilgrims awaiting our heavenly homeland. God’s people are “in Christ” (a very important heavenly identity), and yet “at Colossae” (or located in a particular time and space in history, within a […]Continue Reading →
“…Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him…” – ESV Ephesians 1:4
When the Eternal Son of God, the One who is eternally begotten, not made, who is very God of very God, became man, he took to Himself our nature, […]Continue Reading →
WSC 45: Which is the first commandment? A. The first commandment is, Thou shalt have no other gods before me (Exod. 20:3).
WSC 46: What is required in the first commandment? A. The first commandment requireth us to know and acknowledge God to be the only true God, and our God; and to worship and […]Continue Reading →
WSC 43: What is the preface to the ten commandments? A. The preface to the ten commandments is in these words, I am the Lord thy God which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage (Exod. 20:2).
WSC 44: What doth the preface to the ten commandments […]Continue Reading →
Read 2 Chronicles 20:1-23.
King Jehoshaphat of Judah reigned over Israel faithfully, but not perfectly (2 Chr. 20:32-33). Through Moses, God had charged all of his kings to lead His people in righteousness, specifically according to His Word (Deut. 17:14-20). It was through faithfulness to the Word of God that Israel would be blessed […]Continue Reading →
Dear Beloved of Christ at KCPC,
We have been redeemed by the precious blood of Christ so that we will walk wisely, making the best use of our time in this present age. In all we do, we are to seek to be imitators of God as His Beloved children (Eph. 5:1-2).
We are taught:
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