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Mission Preaching in the Established Church (5): The Gospel Service

Rev. Kortering is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. (Preceding article in series: August 2003, p. 452.) Some of our readers may not be comfortable with designating a special worship service in the established churches as a gospel service. This designation is intended to distinguish such a service…

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Mission Preaching in the Established Church (4): The Burden of the Messenger

Rev. Kortering is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. The preacher has an awesome task. When he sounds forth the call of the gospel, heaven is opened and closed to his hearers. This is true in the mission setting when the missionary labors with a view to the…

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Mission Preaching in the Established Church (3)

Rev. Kortering is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Obviously, when we speak of “mission preaching” in the established church, we are focusing on the fact that the true gospel includes a call to conversion. This call is the object of our attention in these articles; we simply…

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Mission Preaching in the Established Church (2): The Biblical Perspective of the Local congregation (conl.)

Rev. Kortering is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Having set forth different views of the congregation and the problems associated with them, we now turn to the correct view, which is called the “organic” view of the church. This term was coined by Herman Hoeksema, especially in…

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Mission Preaching in the Established Church (1): The Biblical Perspective of the Local Congregation (intro.)

Rev. Kortering is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. A number of years ago I had the privilege to serve as pastor of Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church in Singapore. Since they were without a pastor, it fell within my duties as minister-on-loan to help them in this way.…

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