Westminster Larger Catechism – Lord’s Day 40 Q & A 161 Q How do the sacraments become effectual means of salvation? A The sacraments become effectual means of salvation, not by any power in themselves, or any virtue derived from the piety or intention of him by whom they are administered, but only by the …

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Historical evangelical revivalism used service elements to prepare people to hear a preached message that proclaimed the Gospel. Bringing that format, and those elements into week by week worship brings the same pressure to bear on the sermon every week to proclaim the Gospel, otherwise the worship would be missing that essential element. This article …

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Most weeks of all the time I’ve spent as a pastor I’ve gathered together with pastors of other churches and other denominations and we’ve prayed together and enjoyed each other’s friendship. There have been those who have come and departed, some have stayed for longer times than others, but all who have committed into this …

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