Category: Moderator

Victory Assured from a Trustworthy Scripture
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Victory Assured from a Trustworthy Scripture

Victory Assured from a Trustworthy Scripture By: Jeff Kingswood Next year, the year of our Lord 2017, should the Lord tarry, we will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This movement turned the world upside down as the Word of God was rediscovered and human institutions and traditions were challenged and uprooted by the […]

Old Insights on the Community of the Cross
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Old Insights on the Community of the Cross

  Old Insights on the Community of the Cross By: Bob Illman I used to do some work with Peacemaker Ministries. The goal of Peacemakers is to help Christians resolve conflict. In many of our seminars, we started off the presentation projecting a slide that said, “Where two or three are gathered in His Name, […]

Insight for Staying on the Ancient Path
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Insight for Staying on the Ancient Path

      As I come to write my last article as Moderator, I must give thanks to God and the Church for the pleasant experience of serving as Moderator. My appreciation for things in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church has been enhanced. I desire to thank the others who have written articles to flesh out the […]

Rejection of the Old Paths
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Rejection of the Old Paths

The statistics are alarming. Research organizations such as the Barna Group report that the percentage of residents in the United States who don’t attend church has increased by 30% over the last decade. Other data only increases the concern. Studies by several groups indicate that the actual percentage of the US population worshipping in churches […]

Insight into the Sabbath Rest
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Insight into the Sabbath Rest

The theme for the ARP denomination this year is “Fresh Insight from Ancient Paths.” The theme is based on Jeremiah 6:16, “Thus says the Lord, stand in the ways and see, And ask for the old paths, where the good way is. And walk in it. Then you will find rest for your souls.” In […]

Who Are We?
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Who Are We?

By: Nathan M. Frazier, Ph. D. Our Scottish roots tap into the powerful Reformation emphases on grace, the Puritan attentiveness to the affections of the heart, and evangelical zeal for the revival of Church and nation. This identity of fierce piety and fervent ministry did much to transform the lives of thousands of ordinary Scots, […]

The Need to Consider the Ancient Paths
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The Need to Consider the Ancient Paths

As I begin to write today, the Supreme Court of the United States has just announced the ruling in the case of Obergefell v Hodges, the matter of homosexual marriage. The public reaction has been predictable. For my part, I am impressed again of the need to hear and to consider carefully the theme for […]

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Insight for Hopeful Ministry Today

The Motivation of Pentecost by Matt Lucas Gospel ministry in the church is an impossible task. The church is comprised exclusively of sinners. We are broken, weak, and corrupt. As we minister to one another, we discover wounded souls filled with pain, bitterness, pride, and jealousy. Pastors see fragile marriages, disunity among leaders, and factions […]

Fresh Insight from Ancient Paths
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Fresh Insight from Ancient Paths

It is my privilege, duty, and honor to participate in a deeper way in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. In these months since being elected moderator, I have had opportunity to attend many committee and board meetings. Up-close, I have seen the work being done by many in the denomination. It is encouraging to see […]

Gratitude and the Imprint of God
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Gratitude and the Imprint of God

By Lee Shelnutt I have been asked to write on the role gratitude plays in our reflection of God’s imprint. As I do so, I am sitting in a local coffee shop with a large cup of this magic elixir we call coffee. I am looking out at the bustle of 21st century Americana alongside […]

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