Greetings from Synod! For those who don’t know (or need a slight refresher!), General Synod is the largest convening body of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Each church in our denomination is or should be represented in order to conduct the business of our church family as a whole.
These verses cover every chapter of Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi. Can you feel the depth of connection being expressed? The words in brackets are translated slightly different for the English reader’s benefit, but the root remains the same: koinonia (partnership, fellowship, participation).
May 1st, 2018 marked the one year anniversary of Pastor Jeremiah's time of service here at Centennial Associate Reformed Presbyterian (ARP) Church. It has been a wonderful time where the Lord has blessed and challenged our church.
Are you familiar with Winnie the Pooh? I am. In fact, aside from God’s Word and an anthology of stories following the life of a young girl named Pinkalicious (you read that right), the many stories of Winnie The Pooh are the books I read the most.
My Church History professor at Erskine Seminary used to begin every semester with John 1:14 (find it above). He would then ask the following question, which side of the horse do you fall off of: grace or truth?
This last Saturday, the men of Centennial gathered for a fellowship breakfast. The food was great and the fellowship was greater! In a roundtable discussion, the men present talked through the strengths and weaknesses of Centennial (and other churches in the area).
This is one of my favorite passages in Scripture. We find it nestled within a chapter describing holy living. Having laid out Jesus Christ’s power (He’s God!), necessity (the Gospel!), and victory (He defeated death!) in the previous two chapters, Paul transitions the reader to some logical conclusions.
This last Sunday, I applied a text from Genesis 46:28-34 in this manner: be schemers for God’s glory. I made the point that God sometimes preserves his people or expands his presence through the “schemes” of godly men and women.