Saturday, August 24, 2013

Kayros Funeral Service

The funeral service for Bob Kayros will be held Wednesday, August 28, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 520 Kings Highway South, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. The funeral will be at 11:00am. There will be a viewing at 10:00am. Following the service will be a lunch and then a burial service at 2:00 at Lakeview Memorial Park, 1300 U.S. 130, Cinnaminson, NJ.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Women's Ministry Fair

All women are invited to stop by the tables in Reception Hall after all services on Sunday, to learn more about ministry and fellowship opportunities for women. Representatives from various small groups and ministries will be available to answer questions.

Robert Kayros

Tenth member Bob Kayros was received unto the Lord yesterday, August 22, after a brief illness. Be in prayer for his wife Carole and family. Details of a service will be posted as we learn them.

Of Few Words

Proverbs 17:27

Whoever restrains his words has knowledge,
and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

How is being few with words connected with being knowledgeable? First of all, the person of knowledge and understanding knows that his value is not found in making others see how knowledgeable he is. He is not compelled to speak louder, quicker, and more often than others. His self-esteem is not wrapped up in being thought smart by others.
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Boice Center Inaugural Lecture Series

In case you are wondering when the next Boice Center Lecture is here is the full list.

There is no lecture this Friday!

1. Saturday September 28, 2013 - Dr. Vern Poythress: Inerrancy and Science

2. Friday November 15, 2013 - Dr. Rosaria Butterfield: Gender, Sexuality and Union with Christ

3. Friday February 28, 2014 - Dr. Scott Oliphint: Inerrancy and Apologetics

4. Friday March 21, 2014 - Dr. Richard B. Gaffin: Inerrancy and the Self-Witness of the Bible

5. Friday April 11, 2014 - Dr. Carl Trueman: Inerrancy and Church History (100-1800 AD)

TCF Prayer Requests

Please pray for incoming freshmen at Penn, Temple, Eastern, Cairn, and Philly U., among others, who are moving in this week. Pray for those facing anxiety in moving or being on their own for the first time. Pray that they would rest in Christ or seek him out. Pray for returning students as they get back into the swing of studying and tests. Pray also that they would work diligently and faithfully for the glory of God.  

Triune Grace

Here is Carroll Wynne's sermon manuscript from last Sunday evening.

Not Good

Proverbs 17:26

To impose a fine on a righteous man is not good,
nor to strike the noble for their uprightness.

Injustice occurs in two ways: not punishing the guilty and punishing the law abiding. It is one thing to be lax about prosecuting the guilty, but it is more grievous to take action against the person who is upright. Indeed, this proverb presents not merely a person who is innocent of a crime, but who consciously lives an upright life and promotes justice.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Course on Calvin

Someone sent this free online course on John Calvin in to me.

Romans in 24 Hours Video

Watch as Liam Goligher and Mark Johnston discuss Romans in 24 Hours and why you should attend.  “Romans in 24 Hours: The Gospel, Pure and Simple.” October 25–26, 2013 at Proclamation Presbyterian Church. More information may be found here.

Sunday Services 8/25/2013

Join us this Sunday for our services.
AM (9 & 11): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “Fill the Earth and Subdue It” (Acts 1:1–11). Hymns: O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing; How Vast the Benefits Divine; The Lord Will Come and Not Be Slow.
PM (Soli Deo Gloria 6:15): Sarah Seaman, flute/piano; Judy Seaman, clarinet; Danielle Seaman, violin
(6:30): Dr. Liam Goligher preaching, “Redeeming Ruth” (Ruth 4:1–22). Hymns: Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim; I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art; Of the Father’s Love Begotten.

Grief of a Fool

Proverbs 17:25

A foolish son is a grief to his father
and bitterness to her who bore him.

Fools annoy others; they make others angry. Others enjoy fools, finding them to be entertainment. But fools grieve their parents who are filled with shame by the public disgrace and filled with sorrow for the path their children are following. They may also be angry, but their anger is stirred by disappointment and the loss of hope for their children.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Setting One's Face

Proverbs 17:24

The discerning sets his face toward wisdom,
but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.

The contrast here is between the discerning who keeps focused on wisdom and the fool who chases after each fad that pops up from everywhere. Today he would be the one fascinated with the "new discoveries" of the "Da Vinci Code." His home library is an archive of each year's most popular self-help and new thinking books. He's taken all the newly discovered ancient Asian exercises and meditation practices. He's dabbled in Indian Hinduism and Tibetan Buddhism. He's got the latest book by the Dai Lama. And there is his collection of crystals and other New Age paraphernalia.
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Monday, August 19, 2013

Jonny's Return

It was nice to have Jonny McGreevy back in the pulpit. It has been nearly two years since he left to take the pastorate at Greenisland Baptist Church in N. Ireland. Here is the website of his church. He came back, not so much to preach for us, but to officiate Dora McFarland's wedding to Matt Phan this coming Saturday.


Proverbs 17:23

The wicked accepts a bribe in secret
to pervert the ways of justice.

Truly there is nothing new under the sun. The giving of bribes has a long history. Bribes are given to sway judges' rulings; to fix betting events; to obtain advantage over business competitors; to gain money and power. It is wicked to give such bribes, but as this proverb points out, it is also wicked to accept bribes. For the one giving bribes in one sense is not the one perverting justice; rather, he is giving a bribe to one who has the power to pervert justice. The very reason he must give a bribe is that he lacks such power.
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