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February 22nd, 2024
One effect social media culture seems to have set in motion is pick-and-choose syndrome’s playing out in real life. Because we can choose not to engage with things on social media that we find unpleasant, we think we can remove ourselves from face-to-face conversations we don’t want to have as well. But that just earns us worse relationships....
Building Good Habits Part 1
January 30th, 2024
our habits, both good and bad, are not just your own; they impact everyone around you. Consider the bad habit of checking out on your children's discipline when you get home from work. For instance, your checking out might manifest as saying, "Okay Timmy, it's screen time. Go watch a YouTube video or play some video games while I sit here and decompress." This may seem innocent enough. You might w...
How to deal with sickness on Sunday Morning
December 28th, 2023
If you have lived in the Ohio Valley for any length of time, you know that there is not really any one season of the year which a person could point to and say “this is the busiest season of the year for illness”. Allergies of all sorts are prevalent in this area, leading to innumerable ENT practices sprinkled all over the metropolitan Louisville area....
Couch Time
December 19th, 2023
Something we of the session of SKC have stressed over the years is for husbands and wives to engage in what’s known as “couch time”.Couch time is the practice of a husband and wife gathering together each day to catch one another up on the day’s happenings.“How was work?”“How did homeschool go?”“Did you get everything you needed from the grocery?”“What’s on the agenda for the rest of the week?”“Ho...
Are you a Shepherd?
November 16th, 2023
In Ephesians chapter 5 verse 1 we are told to “Be imitators of God as beloved children.” Imitation is often referred to as the highest form of flattery, as any father knows when he comes into the house after a long day of work to find his toddler wearing dad’s tool belt, or watches as his children develop a love for his interests as they get older. How we relate to other image bearers (for today’s...
Training Children for Worship
September 23rd, 2023
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.The above verse teaches us a few important principles.First, parents have a duty to train their children. The term training is often used interchangeably with teaching but there is a difference. In teaching our children, which is also a responsibility of parents, we impart to them knowledge which...
Cut out the Bitter Root
August 18th, 2023
Bamboo is often called the fastest growing plant in the world.  I have read that it can grow 4 feet in less than 24 hours. With a moniker like this, you would think that when you plant it, you would be expecting tall plants very soon.  But actually, it often takes three years or more for you to see the plant shoot out of the ground and towards the skies. You should not, however, assume no growth h...
Declaration on Children in Worship and the Family Integrated Church Movement
May 30th, 2023
Family integrated church (FIC) has become a movement within contemporary evangelicalism that crosses denominational lines. As with any church reform, disagreements and divisions have arisen among believers regarding models of worship and discipleship. The following questions are at the forefront of these disagreements: Whether age-specific or sex-specific ministries, such as separate classes or...
Confessions of a Church: Joy in the Word
February 28th, 2023
The Psalm writer wrote:  Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law. As we come before a Holy God and hear his word, may we have eyes open to the wonderful and fearful things from his law. May it move us to repent and seek forgiveness, fear disobedience, and live in light of the grace we have received.   This is the word of God.  It is eternally true and applicable for all of l...
Family Integrated Only Church?
January 19th, 2023
There are plenty of other reasons why a father in keeping with his duty to be the primary disciple-maker would see age/sex-segregated ministries as helpful for his family. Family-integrated teaching that forbids these types of ministries binds the father's conscience and removes from him a tool that could be used for the spiritual betterment of his family....
Is Church Attendance Required?
December 19th, 2022
The following is an essay by Aaron Sabie, an elder at Sovereign King Church. It was written for a class at New Geneva Academy, a pastor's college associated with Evangel Presbtery. I thought it was timely in light of several people considering skipping the Lord's Day gathering because of Christmas falling on a Sunday. I have said that skipping church on Christmas day is like skipping out on a f...
Ten Arguments For Christmas
December 1st, 2022
Ten Arguments for ChristmasIt's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go… Your heart is all aglow with the yearly tradition of putting up the Christmas tree, affixing the star or angel on top, taking a step back to admire your job well done, raising a cup of hot cocoa to your mouth and glancing at social media to see all the truly reformed start their yearly tradition of arguing t...
Confessions of a Church: Differing Weights
November 14th, 2022
The Psalm writer wrote:  Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law. As we come before a Holy God and hear his word, may we have eyes open to the wonderful and fearful things from his law. May it move us to repent and seek forgiveness, fear disobedience, and live in light of the grace we have received.   This is the word of God.  It is eternally true and applicable for all of l...
Confessions of a Church: Scourging
November 7th, 2022
The Psalm writer wrote, "Open my eyes that I might behold Wonderful things from Your Law." As we come before a Holy God to hear his word, may we have eyes open to the wonderful and fearful things from his Law. May it move us to repent and seek forgiveness, fear disobedience, and live in light of the grace we have received. This is the word of God, it is eternally true and applicable for all of lif...
Confessions of a Church: Excrement
October 18th, 2022
The Psalm writer wrote:  Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law. As we come before a Holy God and hear his word, may we have eyes open to the wonderful and fearful things from his law. May it move us to repent and seek forgiveness, fear disobedience, and live in light of the grace we have received.   This is the word of God.  It is eternally true and applicable for all of l...
Confessions of a Church: Emasculated
October 18th, 2022
The Psalm writer wrote:  Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law. As we come before a Holy God and hear his word, may we have eyes open to the wonderful and fearful things from his law. May it move us to repent and seek forgiveness, fear disobedience, and live in light of the grace we have received.   This is the word of God.  It is eternally true and applicable for all of l...
Confessions of a Church: Purge the Sin
October 4th, 2022
The Psalm writer wrote:  Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law. As we come before a Holy God and hear his word, may we have eyes open to the wonderful and fearful things from his law. May it move us to repent and seek forgiveness, fear disobedience, and live in light of the grace we have received. This is the word of God. It is eternally true and applicable for all of life...
Confessions of a Church: Purge the Sin
October 4th, 2022
The Psalm writer wrote:  Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law. As we come before a Holy God and hear his word, may we have eyes open to the wonderful and fearful things from his law. May it move us to repent and seek forgiveness, fear disobedience, and live in light of the grace we have received. This is the word of God. It is eternally true and applicable for all of life...
Confessions of a Church: Purge the Sin
October 4th, 2022
The Psalm writer wrote:  Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law. As we come before a Holy God and hear his word, may we have eyes open to the wonderful and fearful things from his law. May it move us to repent and seek forgiveness, fear disobedience, and live in light of the grace we have received. This is the word of God. It is eternally true and applicable for all of life...
Confessions of a Church: Rejoice
August 26th, 2022
The Psalm writer wrote: Open my eyes, that I may beholdWonderful things from Your law. As we come before a Holy God and hearhis word, may we have eyes open to the wonderful and fearful things fromhis law. May it move us to repent and seek forgiveness, fear disobedience,and live in light of the grace we have received. This is the word of God. Itis eternally true and applicable for all of life.Deute...