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Lord’s Day Schedule

  • Morning Worship—10:45 a.m.
  • Afternoon Worship—2:15 p.m.

Weather

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 5:45 am
Mostly cloudy
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real feel: 37°F
humidity: 88%
wind speed: 0 mph N
wind gusts: 0 mph
sunrise: 7:48 am
sunset: 5:54 pm
Forecast Thursday, 17 January 2019
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Forecast Friday, 18 January 2019
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Pastors Necessary to the Church

The French Confession (1559)

Article XXV — Pastors Necessary to the Church

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And forasmuch as we are not made partakers of Christ but by the gospel, we believe that the good order in the church, which was established by His authority, ought to be kept sacred and inviolable; and, therefore, that the church cannot subsist unless there are pastors, whose office is to instruct their flocks, and who having been duly called and discharging their office faithfully, are to be honored and heard with reverence. Not as if God were tied to such ordinances or inferior means, but because it is His good pleasure in this way to govern us. So that for these reasons we detest all those fanatical persons who, as much as in them lies, would totally abolish the preaching of the Word, and the administration of the sacraments.

Dennison, James T. Jr., Reformed Confessions of the 16th and 17th Centuries in English Translation, Volume 2, 1552–1566 (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2010), 149.

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