The Apostle Paul tells Timothy to “remain” in Ephesus. He doesn’t say how long he is to do so. Yet something is to be gained by staying put. The Apostle doesn’t elaborate. Perhaps we can begin to provide some clues. We believe in long-term ministry and would like to identify several keys to achieving one.
Our vision for the church is both biblical and Presbyterian. It is consistent with the best of our historic church life and with our Christ-mandated mission. As we seek to plant churches that are growing, vibrant, reflections of a full-orbed biblical faith, these Acore values” will assist us in determining if we are on track.
It is a shame that the status of the Lord’s Supper should ever have been reduced in the churches of the Reformed tradition.
Paedobaptisms have lost the solemnity characteristic of previous generations and have devolved into a “Precious Moments” ritual.
Ironically, the happiest of children are those accustomed to hearing the parental “no.” The fussy, whiney, miserable child has too many options and not enough maturity to make choices.