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I’m not a presbyterian, but these are pretty good. They summarize in large measure what a baptist church covenant states. The following are taken from the Presbyterian Church in America’s Book of Church Order in section 57-5: Do you acknowledge yourself to … Continue reading

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4 Myths about Local Church Discipline

There are a few myths regarding church discipline that I’d like to briefly respond to and clarify. First, let’s re-read the Lord Jesus’ words commanding this process. Matthew 18:15 “If your brother sins against you, go and rebuke him in private. If he … Continue reading

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Some reasons you shouldn’t join a church plant

I read this helpful blog post at The Resurgence website. I thought I’d put most of the reasons here with a few thoughts applied to CrossView Church. The numbers are from the original blog post and my thoughts are labeled … Continue reading

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Help to Pray More Thoughtfully for Your Pastors

Tony Reinke has a good post encouraging Christians to pray for pastors. Pastors… face a relentless repetition of pastoral responsibilities that come each week and culminate on Sunday struggle to rightly divide Scripture with every sermon strive to withstand the … Continue reading

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