1 And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! 2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.3 Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, 4 and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.” 5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6 And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.…Read More
Mrs. Sulzmann and I had the pleasure of attending the annual stated meeting and family conference of the presbytery of the Presbyterian Reformed Church. The event was held from Tuesday June 5 through Sunday June 10.
Our congregation hosted Presbytery this year at Ridgecrest, NC near Asheville. Every congregation was represented, and we were able to reconnect with brothers and sisters from Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Indiana, Iowa, Ontario and England.
It was good to see everyone who came. New people showed up every day. Most of the "locals" (our congregation) turned out for the weekend to take in some of the activities plus the nightly family-worship, Psalm singing and the Friday night talent show.
On our way up Tuesday we stopped at Chimney Rock and enjoyed the breathtaking view from 2240 ft.…Read More
For as it is a perogative of a King to appoint the wayes of his owne service and honour, and he should be taken to be very presumptuous and arrogant that should take upon him to prescribe a fashion of attendance, suite and service to his prince without consent, when he hath otherwise delcared his will; so is it much more intolerable pride, and presumption in a mortall man, to appoint a way of service to God, which he never consented to, but hath otherwise directed his owne service. And for the same reason it is a transferring of God’s perogative on a man, when he doth servilly consent by subjectinig his conscience to such usurpation.…Read More