Posts from October 2020

Posts from October 2020

Regional Church News – October 2020

The Presbytery of the Southeast met on October 16-17, 2020 for its fall stated meeting. A presbytery meeting is a meeting of the regional church–a gracious meeting of Christ with His people, as He works through His servants, the ministers and elders of the local churches in a particular geographic region. Our presbytery has churches in the states of Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The meeting opened with a worship service, during which our stated clerk,…

The Church Resilient

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing (James 1:1-2). Every year during the month of November, the General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church asks its member congregations to consider giving to the work of the whole church through the annual Thank Offering. The Thank Offering provides about a quarter…

Why Should We Teach Our Children the Catechism?

I will answer this question with a wonderful quotation from John Murray: Now everyone of you children should know The Shorter Catechism from the beginning to the end without a mistake by this age. Now that’s without joking at all. At the age of twelve you ought to know The Shorter Catechism from beginning to end without even making a mistake. You don’t know what you are missing! Get down to learning it, if you haven’t already learned it! It…