Archives for March 3, 2023

St. Andrews Missions Festival

Up at 4:15 this morning to fly to Orlando with the Queen to deliver some messages for the Missions Festival this weekend at Saint Andrew’s Chapel, Lake Mary, Florida, where Rev. Burk Parsons serves as senior pastor (formerly the pulpit of R. C. Sproul). After enjoying a dinner with Chris Larson, the CEO of Ligonier Ministries, and Burk Parsons, with all three of our wives, in a fellowship hall that promoted a variety of worldwide Reformed missions, I gave my first of three addresses on “Promoting Evangelism in Various Forms” (photo 1). Afterwards we enjoyed fellowshipping with a number of people, including a godly couple from South America serving as missionaries in Paris, France (photo 2) and several young men who are interested in attending our seminary in the near future (photo 3).
Tomorrow morning I hope to speak on “Promoting Spirit-Empowered Evangelism” at a men’s breakfast here and Mary hopes to speak on “Common and Uncommon Kindness” at a Ladies’ luncheon. On the Lord’s Day I hope to preach twice in the morning on “Promoting Evangelism in the Family” at Saint Andrew’s Chapel (9:30 and 11:00 a.m.) and then preach in the evening for the Orlando Reformed Presbyterian Church (6:00 p.m.). Your prayers for this weekend are treasured.

New James Durham Title from RHB

Here is another Scottish Puritan classic by the renowned pastor and theologian, James Durham, just published by Reformation Heritage Books: “The Scandal of Undisciplined Disciples: Making Church Discipline Edifying,” freshly edited by Matthew Vogan and Catherine Hyde. It is profoundly biblical, well balanced, and much needed both for churches and individuals, as well as so very clear, easy to read, and succinct (165 pages). It is essential for ministers and elders, and deserves to be a classic: