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  • 2009 West Coast Conference - Session 8 - R.C. Sproul

    from Alex Chediak Sep 26, 2009 Category: Events

    Dr. Sproul brought the conference to a close with a message entitled He Is Risen! -- The Resurrection and Worship. Dr. Sproul read from Exodus 19, the preamble to the giving of the Decalogue. Imagine that you were there: "On the morning of the third day there were thunders and lightnings and a thick cloud on the mountain and a very loud trumpet blast." And Moses was told to warn the people, "lest they break through to the Lord to look and many of them perish." Keep Reading
  • 2009 West Coast Conference - Session 7 - Alistair Begg

    from Alex Chediak Sep 26, 2009 Category: Events

    Dr. Begg returned to the pulpit to bring a message entitled In the Likeness of His Resurrection -- The Bodily Resurrection of the Believer, taking his text from 2 Corinthians 5. He then read a portion of a message that a pastor might deliver at a funeral.  A text that affirms not just the continuity of life, but the resurrection of the physical body.  The Christian's view of death and resurrection ought to be a great apologetic in our day.  There is a reason why graveyards used to be near churches. It makes sense. We have the anticipation of a new heavens and a new earth to look forward to.  Keep Reading
  • 2009 West Coast Conference - Session 6 - Q&A - Begg, Horton, Sproul

    from Alex Chediak Sep 26, 2009 Category: Events

    "What do you think of Barth's view of the resurrection?" HORTON: Barth was considered a fundamentalist among his contemporaries for believing in the bodily resurrection. Others have been more clear.  Many in Germany and in Switzerland at the time denied either the virgin birth or the bodily resurrection or both. Keep Reading
  • 2009 West Coast Conference - Session 5 - Michael Horton

    from Alex Chediak Sep 26, 2009 Category: Events

    Michael Horton began his message reading Paul's Mars Hill sermon from Acts 17.  He then cited a recent Newsweek article from Lisa Miller.  Ms. Miller opined "we're all Hindus now" and her reasoning was (in part) that we all believe in the continuity of life (into an afterlife stage where we play on harps in the clouds, and that sort of thing).  Keep Reading
  • True Life

    from John Petersen Sep 26, 2009 Category: Articles

    As we look around America today, we see what our forefathers envisioned -- a land of freedom and opportunity. Even households at the "poverty level" in this country today have a much better standard of living than those in third world countries. Yet, the resounding theme throughout America today is to get richer. Because we live in a privileged society, most of us enjoy some degree of wealth. God has entrusted His people with varying degrees of riches. As Christians living in this country, the biggest challenges to managing our money are: How are we going to glorify God with what He has provided? How are we to live up to God's charges through Paul as described in 1 Timothy 6:17-18? Keep Reading
  • 2009 West Coast Conference - Session 4 - R.C. Sproul

    from Alex Chediak Sep 25, 2009 Category: Events

    In 1965 we had our first son (our daughter was three years old).  My mother was very happy.  She had just received the dress she would be wearing to my ordination ceremony (scheduled to occur 10 days later).  We talked that night, and then she went to sleep.  That night she died in her sleep. I had spoken to her within 8 hours of the moment that I discovered her dead.  Keep Reading
  • 2009 West Coast Conference - Session 3 - Q&A - Begg, Horton, Sproul

    from Alex Chediak Sep 25, 2009 Category: Events

    For Dr. Horton:  "You said that we are not an extension of Christ's kingdom.  How does that cohere with our being the body of Christ?  Our being the hands and feet of Christ, as it were?" Keep Reading
  • 2009 West Coast Conference - Session 2 - Michael Horton

    from Alex Chediak Sep 25, 2009 Category: Events

    Dr. Horton read from Acts 1 (the sequel to the gospel of Luke), verses 1 through 11.  The ascension is actually part of the gospel.  It is part and parcel with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  The disciples, even after the resurrection, were confused:  "Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?" They were basically thinking, "Now that He's been resurrected, why would he leave?" Keep Reading
  • 2009 West Coast Conference - Session 1 - Alistair Begg

    from Alex Chediak Sep 25, 2009 Category: Events

    Dr. Begg began by noting that he often images people singing songs.  The disciples on the road to Emmaus might have thought to themselves "it's all over now."  They were speaking about the events of Jesus in the past tense. "But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel."  The Old Testament pointed to the coming of a prophetpar excellence. But at this point the disciples were both amazed and confused. Keep Reading
  • A Light in Dark Places

    from Derek Thomas Sep 25, 2009 Category: Articles

    "The Holy Spirit has exhorted the faithful to continue clapping their hands for joy until the advent of the promised Redeemer," wrote John Calvin in a comment on Psalm 47:1­2. Paul would heartily concur! Writing from a prison cell from which he had no certain knowledge of escaping other than to his execution, joy is what came to mind. Joy is what the epistle to the Philippians is all about. So much is Philippians about joy that George B. Duncan once referred to it as "the life of continual rejoicing." The opposite of joy is misery, and miserable is something we are not meant to be. The Reformers caught the centrality of joy in the affections of Christians when they insisted that our chief goal in life is to "glorify God and enjoy Him forever" (WSC, Q. 1). Keep Reading

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