Electronic Version of The Evangelical Presbyterian Spring 2017 - Now Available

The PDF of the Spring 2017 issue of The Evangelical Presbyterian is available here.  Articles include:
  • First Word
  • 5 Minutes with Warren Peel
  • Toxic Teaching - Luke 11:45-54
  • The "Newness" of the New Covenant - Jeremiah 31:31-34 - Jeff Ballantine
  • Warning: Babylon is Looking Good - Isaiah 47 - Robert Johnston
  • Walking Worthy - Ephesians 4:1-6 - Andrew J. Lucas
  • Obituaries
  • From the Churches - The Ladies' Meeting (Finaghy), Ignite, South Sudan, Junior Camp Reunion, Senior Camp Reunion / YPA Weekend, Camp Matters!
  • Praise and Prayer
  • Book Reviews
  • Best of the Blogs

    EPC Summer Camps 2017

    The EPC Junior Camp will take place on Saturday 1st to Saturday 8th July 2017 at Dunluce School, Bushmills.

    The EPC Inters Camp will take place on Friday 30th June to Friday 7th July 2017 at the Moyallon Centre, Portadown.

    The EPC Senior Camp will take place from Saturday 8th to Saturday 15th July 2017 at Ballyclabber Reformed Presbyterian Church, Coleraine.

    The booking form can be downloaded here.


    Electronic Version of The Evangelical Presbyterian Winter 2017 - Now Available

    The PDF of the Winter 2017 issue of The Evangelical Presbyterian is available here.  Articles include:
    • First Word
    • The Christian and the World - Part 1: The Christian & the Law - John Roger
    • Pastoral Reminiscences - Robert Beckett
    • The Blessings of the New Covenant - Jeremiah 3:16-19 - Jeff Ballantine
    • From Fear to Faith - Habakkuk 3:16-19 - Marcus Hobson
    • Children for Christ, Romania - Judith Taggart
    • Announcements
    • From the Churches - Knock HBC, Bingham Academy, Office Bearers' Half Day of Prayer, Presbytery Day Conference, New Elder for Stranmillis, Farewell for Trevor
    • Praise and Prayer
    • Book Reviews
    • Best of the Blogs

    Electronic Version of The Evangelical Presbyterian Autumn 2016 - Now Available

    The PDF of the Autumn 2016 issue of The Evangelical Presbyterian is available here.  Articles include:
    • First Word
    • Unapologetic, Part 4: The Crux of the Matter - Michael Trimble
    • Sorrowing Over People: A Sermon on Romans 9:1-5 - Stephen Dancer
    • Habakkuk 2:6-20 - Marcus Hobson
    • Atonement: Part 4 - The Absolute Completion of Man's Redemption on the Cross - Jim McClatchey
    • Andrew Bonar: Biographical Sketch - Gareth Burke
    • Sunday Afternoons - What do you do? - Paul Watson
    • Sit down, Rose! - Julia Grier
    • From the Churches - Christianity Explored in Crumlin / Knock EPC / A Recipe for Junior Camp / Inters Camp 2016 / Senior Camp 2016 / Sam Francey Book Launch - One God One Salvation
    • Praise and Prayer
    • Book Reviews
    • Sunday School Project
    • Best of the Blogs

      Senior Camp / Ignite Weekend 2017

      The Senior Camp / Ignite weekend will take place from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th February 2017 at the Ganaway Centre in Millisle.

      The speaker will be Robert McCollum on the topic "There's a Psalm for that".

      Full details can be found in the booking form here.


      Reprint of Qualified, Commissioned and Accountable by Ernest C. Brown

      We are glad to announce that Ernest C. Brown's book 'Qualified, Commissioned, and Accountable - Studies in Eldership from Acts 20:28' has been reprinted.

      Copies are available here from the Evangelical Bookshop for £5.

      Printed copies of Ernest's lecture 'The Confessional Church' from the Evangelical Bookshop Spring Lecture 2016 are also available from the bookshop for £1.50.


      Foreword by Derek Thomas from 'Qualified, Commissioned, and Accountable'

      Have you ever wondered what takes place at a presbytery meeting?  It is the kind of question that almost begs a cynical response, I know.  But it may surprise you to learn that just occasionally something of significance and weight occurs.  A few years ago, during his year Moderatorial responsibilities on behalf of the presbytery of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ernest Brown gave a series of addresses defining the role and responsibilities of elders.  They were eagerly anticipated and warmly received.  Indeed, such was the quality of each address that I urged him to produce something for us in writing that would be of help to the church in future years.  For some time I have felt the need for our elders to have some kind of manual that defines the nature of (our!) office.

      The apostles appointed in each congregation guardians, called 'elders' (Acts 14:23; Tit. 1:5), who would look after the people as shepherds look after sheep (Acts 20:28-31; 1 Pet 5:1-4) leading them by example (1 Pet 5:3) away from all that is harmful into all that is good.  This pastoral role of elders demands mature and stable Christian character and an integrated personal life (1 Tim 3:1-7; Tit 1:5-9).  We are told that wholeheartedness and fidelity in eldership will receive its reward (Heb 13:17; 1 Pet 5:4; cf 1 Tim 4:7-8).

      It has been my privilege to have known Ernest Brown for the past 14 years as his minister and a close personal friend.  I can think of no one better suited to write on the responsibilities of elders - who better than an elder to write about eldership?  He has given us here something of enormous significance and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church is deeply indebted to him.  I am delighted to be asked to write this foreword and to have played a very small part in the publication of this manual.

      Derek Thomas
      Stranmillis EPC
      July 1993


      Electronic Version of The Evangelical Presbyterian Summer 2016 - Now Available

      The PDF of the Summer 2016 issue of The Evangelical Presbyterian is available here.  Articles include:
      • First Word
      • Five Minutes with Stuart Cashman
      • Unapologetic, Part 3: The Problem of Pain - Michael Trimble
      • Gospel Opportunities - 1 Corinthians 16:1-14 - David McKay
      • Rejoicing in Hope - Romans 8:18-25 - Stephen Dancer
      • Habakkuk 1:12 - 2:1 - Marcus Hobson
      • Fulfilment of the Prophetic Pictures of the Old Testament - Jim McClatchey
      • From the Churches - Banner of Truth / YPA Missionary Project / United Beach Missions / By Honour and Dishonour / Presbytery Day Conference / Peter Grier Interview / Licensing Service for Trevor Kane / Omagh Official Opening
      • Praise and Prayer
      • Book Reviews
      • Best of the Blogs

      Presbytery Day Conference - Saturday 23rd April 2016 - Audio Now Available

      Audio of all talks from the Presbytery Day Conference on Saturday 23rd April 2016 at Belfast Bible College can be found here.


      EPC Summer Camps 2016

      The EPC Junior Camp will take place on Saturday 2nd to Saturday 9th July 2016 at Dunluce School, Bushmills.  The booking form can be downloaded here.

      The EPC Inters Camp will take place on Friday 1st to Friday 8th July 2016 at the Moyallon Centre, Portadown.  The booking form can be downloaded here.

      The EPC Senior Camp will take place from Saturday 9th to Saturday 16th July 2016 at Ballyclabber Reformed Presbyterian Church, Coleraine.  The booking form can be downloaded here.


      Electronic Version of The Evangelical Presbyterian Spring 2016 - Now Available

      The PDF of the Spring 2016 issue of The Evangelical Presbyterian is available here.  Articles include:
      • First Word
      • Five Minutes with Jonty Rhodes
      • Unapologetic, Part 2: Faith and Science - Michael Trimble
      • Wrestling with Sin: A Sermon on Romans 7:14-25 - Stephen Dancer
      • Benjamin Warfield on Predestination: Lessons in Theological and Evangelistic Engagement - Doug McCallum
      • Habakkuk 1:1-11 - Marcus Hobson
      • The Absolute Conformity to God’s Word - Jim McClatchey
      • Meet the Moodys
      • From the Churches
      • Summer Camps 2016
      • Praise and Prayer
      • Book Reviews
      • Best of the Blogs

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