Saturday, September 20, 2008

Associationalism: Precedent - Purpose - Profit

Over the course of the next few months I plan, Lord willing, to be making several posts on the subject of "associationalism." I have had the pleasure the past few years in fellowshiping with a group of Reformed Baptist pastors from across the state of Texas as well as into both Louisiana and New Mexico. We have had some wonderful times together in the word of God sharpening one another as "iron sharpens iron." We have studied, prayed, engaged in well-spirited debate, prayed more and studied more and have at this point in time concluded from that our gracious Lord would have us form an association of like-minded churches. The motivations for our efforts will be fleshed out in the forthcoming posts. We have decided to call ourselves the Texas Area Association of Reformed Baptist Churches. Over the course of the next few months our hope is that our churches will also catch the vision for this beneficial union of local churches for the greater cause of the Kingdom of Christ in the Texas area.
I would invite you to pray for us, pray for our churches, stand with us, join us! We long to see the church of Jesus Christ united around the truth of the word of God. We hope and trust that these small efforts on our part may be to the end of giving visible and tangible expression to the unity the Lord Jesus has objectively secured by his efficacious intercession.

Soli Deo Gloria.

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