Field Notes – 1/2/T
Each January I teach a series at Banstead Community Church on Church History. This year it was on the Awakened Church covering the years 1648 to 1789.
Here are all the handouts.
- The Awakened Church – The Light Goes Out
- The Awakened Church – Europe Awakened
- The Awakened Church – America Awakened
If you use Logos, check out their free book of the month which is John Stott’s BST commentary on The Sermon on the Mount. Plus there is a good deal on his commentary on Ephesians in the same series.
“Part of the joy of being Reformed is entering in to an existing, defined stream of theology. This gives us access to a thorough reference library that answers many questions and clarifies many conundrums.
When we are uncertain about matters of faith or practice, it should be our habit to consult this library of creeds, confessions, and catechisms, for in it we learn what Reformed believers have long held to be true. By accessing this library, we appeal to the established, historic body of truth that forms the Reformed tradition.
Of course, these resources are not equal in authority to the Bible and their purpose is to explain Scripture rather than to replace or overrule it. But still, they provide crucial wisdom and guidance…
What resources do we have available in this reference library?
We have the historic creeds from the early church: The Apostle’s, Nicene, Athanasian, and so on.
From the Presbyterian tradition we have the Westminster Shorter Catechism, the Westminster Larger Catechism, and the Westminster Confession.
From the Reformed Baptist tradition we have the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith and the Baptist Catechism.
From the Dutch Reformed tradition we have the Heidelberg Catechism, the Canons of Dort, and the Belgic Confession.”
Awakening is a prayer guide from Ligonier Ministries to help you pray this year for unbelievers and the church itself awakened to the true character of God. Download the prayer guide HERE.
“Now we must expect no new revelation, but only more of the Spirit of Christ to help us to understand better what has already been revealed.” (Matthew Henry)