On Sunday, March 12, 2023, Pastor Joe Troutman preached "The Power of the Gospel" from Colossians 1:5b-8. "The gospel of Jesus Christ is foolishness to those who refuse to believe, but for those who trust in Jesus it is the very power of God himself. 1. The Word of the Truth (v. 5b) 2. God-Given Growth (v. 6) 3. A Minister of Christ (vs. 7-8) […]
On Sunday, March 5, 2023, Pastor Joe Troutman preached, "Faith, Hope and Love" from Colossians 1:3-5a. "Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ gives us the sure hope of everlasting life which causes us to love all saints." 1. Always Thankful (v. 3) 2. Reports of Faith (v. 4) 3. An Imperishable H ope (v. 5a) 4. The Fruit of Love 3 We always thank […]
On Sunday, February 26, 2023, Pastor Joe Troutman introduced his exposition of the book of Colossians by preaching "Apostolic Greetings and Salutations" from Colossians 1:1-2. "The sovereign grace that called Paul to be an apostle is the same sovereign grace that called you to repent and believe in Jesus Christ." 1. By the Will of God (v. […]
On Sunday, February 19, 2023, Pastor Joe Troutman preached, "David: A Life Remembered for Our Instruction" from 1 Samuel 13:11-15. In the history of David's life we are shown how awful David's sins were, and how great God's salvation is. 1. A Man in Full 2. A Type of Christ 3. A Man After God's Own Heart 11 Samuel said, “What h […]
On Sunday, February 12, 2023, Rev. Robert Mossotti preached "Something New Under the Sun" from Luke 24:13-27. 13 That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14 and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15 While they were talking and discussing together, Jesu […]
I didn’t know wearing “Matador Britches” was sinful! There goes my plans for Halloween! Actually I think it is more sad than scary. The scary part is how many people listen to him.
That must be a reference to ladies’ capris. Yes, it truly is sad how fundamentalists can get so wrapped up in external moralism, while such hatred and murder flows out of their hearts. I was one who was morbidly entertained by Ruckman’s caustic speech about 18 years ago and read little other than his books and those that affirm his work. But the Lord used my wandering through that dark forest to help me see just how much more brightly shone the liberating rays of Reformed theology.
I know what you mean. I grew up under Wesleyan Arminianism and later took the small step to Roman Catholicism. I thought surely only the REEEEALY bad people go to hell, God probably gives everyone a second chance after they die right? It was reading scripture like Romans 9 and listening to James White, R.C. Sproul and Michael Horton that opened my eyes to the truth. It has made me even more convinced that we NEED to share the Gospel.
When people ask me why as a Calvinist I even care about other people’s theology, I ask them “If you saw your neighbor about to drive away from his house and knew there was something wrong with the brakes on his car, wouldn’t you try to stop him? Even if he said ‘My brakes are fine, I like them this way’ wouldn’t you try to convince him of the dangers of his ‘braking philosophy’?”
Right. We’re just doing what Calvinists do naturally: reforming–ourselves and our neighbor. But our “dogmatic, didactic truth” (to borrow Ruckman’s term) is unwelcome in the context of modern American pluralism. They want us to stand idly by and watch the blind and their followers fall into ditches. Don’t stop trying to do something about it.
John … Taking brother Pete out of context, and the words of God, seems to be something you waterdogs are naturally good at I suppose … Too much truth for you in his presentations? Yup, thought so.
I’m sure that an Alexandrain cultist ate up with an advanced case of Ruckmanitis is just a pitiful sight to see, isn’t it?