The Church

Christianity and Pluralism

The Roman Empire is perhaps the most famous empire in human history. It was not nearly the most massive (its two million square miles doesn’t even stand up to America’s four million), nor could it boast the greatest wealth, or military prowess, or population. Yet to historians, Rome dominates the stage because she lasted. Over…

Why do we have presbyteries?

As we continue our study on What is the Church?, it’s easy to say we enjoy our local church. Many are involved in various kinds of ministry in the church, knowing the reasons why our church exists, promoting its mission and vision. We recently considered how the local church is governed by a minister and…

The Office of the Ruling Elder

“The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed: Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but…

NBOPC hymn singing

Why Do We Sing?

“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the Lord is the great God, and the great King above all gods.” Psalm 95:1-3 Why do we do what…

Delighting in the Sabbath

“If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on My holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy day of the Lord honorable, and shall honor Him, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words, then you shall delight yourself in…

Rome and the Visible Church

Thus far in our series on “What is the Church?”, we’ve been enlightened and encouraged in our study of the visible church (those throughout the world that profess the true religion, and their children) and the invisible church (the whole number of Christ’s elect). These two aspects of the church are important to know and…