Saturday, April 09, 2011
I just returned from Twin Lakes Fellowship, a fellowship of pastors dedicated to the ordinary means of grace for the accomplishment of the mission of the church, believing that "the gospel is the power unto salvation." (Romans 1:16) Some highlights:
Derek Thomas - Sermon on Adoption
Ligon Duncan - Case for the Ordinary Means
It also reminded me of my wrestling with the Ordinary Means that I blogged about two years ago here: "The Ordinary Means"
And if you don't know what the ordinary means are, they refer to the way our confession speaks of the work of the church:
Q. 154. What are the outward means whereby Christ communicates to us the benefits of his mediation?
A. The outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicates to his church the benefits of his mediation, are all his ordinances; especially the word, sacraments, and prayer; all which are made effectual to the elect for their salvation.