Posts from November 2020

Posts from November 2020

Devoted to God: Introduction

One of the required reading assignments for our Men’s Leadership Class is Sinclair Ferguson’s book on sanctification called, Devoted to God: Blueprints for Sanctification, published by Banner of Truth. I chose this book because of its stated goal: “to provide a manual of biblical teaching on holiness developed on the basis of extended expositions of foundational passages in the  New Testament.” The key to growing in sanctification is growing in the knowledge of God, by means of His Word and Spirit.…

What Are the Means of Grace?

One of the phrases you will hear often at Reformation Presbyterian Church is “the ordinary means of grace.” What are the means of grace? Simply put, the means of grace are those ordinances God has graciously provided to bring us into communion with Him. The Westminster Larger Catechism brings this into focus for us in Q. 134: Q. What are the outward means whereby Christ communicates to us the benefits of His mediation?  A. The outward and ordinary means whereby…

Jay Adams – Asleep in Jesus

Dr. Jay Adams, often referred to as “the father of modern biblical counseling,” went home to be with the Lord today. He was an OPC pastor, a professor at Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia, and an author of many practical books related to the Christian life. He is perhaps best known for his classic, Competent to Counsel, which argued that pastors must not leave the work of counseling to psychologists and professionals, but have the tools available to them in the all-sufficient Scriptures…