Posts from August 2018

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7 Reasons You Should Pray the Psalms

by Ryan Kron

Christopher Ash writes: “I think every Christian should learn the habit of praying through the Psalms. What can I do to persuade you to do this, if you don’t already do so? I have developed the arguments at greater length in Teaching Psalms, volume one. But here are seven good reasons. 1. Praying the Psalms teaches […]

The Power of the Gospel

by Ryan Kron

Pastor Shane Lems tells us: “On November 20, 1842 Charles Hodge gave a chapel message to the students at Princeton Seminary.  It was on Romans 1:15, where Paul says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes… (NASB).  In this chapel message Hodge did […]

What Wifely Submission Does Not Mean

by Ryan Kron

Reformed Pastor Barry York (RPCNA) writes: “Though the Scriptures are perspicuous, or clear, the human heart is not. For it is “more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it?” (Jer. 17:9). Consequently, even the most direct and simple parts of the Bible, under the interpretation of men being guided by […]

SHOULD CHRISTIANS PRAY FOR GOD TO JUDGE THEIR ENEMIES?

by Ryan Kron

Michael Horton writes: “One of the treasures of worship in the Christian church is the Psalter: one hundred and fifty inspired songs, many of them written by David. But is it appropriate to sing all of the psalms? The ones I have in mind are the “imprecatory” psalms—the ones calling down God’s judgment on our enemies. Here […]

Can We Worship God However We Want?

by Ryan Kron

Pastor Shane Lems writes: “Why are the worship services of Reformed churches different from the worship services of most evangelical churches?  Why won’t you find props, balloons, skits, films, lights, and rock/pop music at confessional Reformed churches? And why aren’t worship services in Reformed churches a Sunday morning free-for-all where we can just wing it? […]