People often ask the important question of why Presbyterians baptize infants. Recently, a pastor asked if there was a way to ordain a person to the office of ruling elder who was reformed in everyway except he could not commit to “infant baptism.” I faced it as a pastor on one occasion and have responded to that question often as coordinator of CEP.
A teacher hasn’t taught until the student has learned. With the gospel, learning is used by the Spirit to produce change – in our thinking, our desires, and our activities. So it makes sense to see what the product looks like. It also makes sense to assess the perceived impact our efforts have made.
By Robert Palmer. When the church’s children receive the sacramental sign and seal of identification with God’s earthly people, the covenant community is expressing both a longing and a commitment. From the youngest to the oldest, God’s people are promising to give themselves to a lifestyle characterized by self-emptying.
Today, making disciples requires showing the reality of Christ and the Gospel in our lives as never before. This book takes you out of your comfort zone and challenges you to think outside the traditional boundaries of evangelism and disciple making. While it aims at a traditional understanding of a person’s relationship with the Lord and his people, it suggests a different approach to that end.
The chapters on fellowship and small groups, and thinking and acting biblically regarding discipleship are rich in application for biblical patterns. The book has an action guide in the back that leaders can use for discussion, evaluation, and finding other resources. This is a book for and about the Church living in a postmodern, post-Christian culture.
This is a good introduction to or reminder of his ability to communicate the doctrines of grace. The book is a collection of articles written by the author in numerous publications and as usual, he focuses on God in reminding us that it is not about us but about him.