Women’s Ministry: Leading Us Into Family Life

Reverend Anthony R. Locke August 29th, 2010  www.FirstPresTucker.org at the First Presbyterian Church of Tucker Proverbs 31:10-31 Communion of Saints Series English Standard Version I haven’t listened to country music in a while, but I remember a funny song that had a line about going to the lost and found in a trailer park and asking if…

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Deacons: Leading Us Into Mercy

Reverend Anthony R. Locke August 22nd, 2010  www.FirstPresTucker.org at the First Presbyterian Church of Tucker . 1 Timothy 3:8-13 Elder / Deacon Series English Standard Version 8    Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. 9    They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 …

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Elders: Leading Us Into the Light

Reverend Anthony R. Locke August 15th, 2010  www.FirstPresTucker.org at the First Presbyterian Church of Tucker. Titus 1:5-2:2 Apostle’s Creed Series 16  English Standard Version 5This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you— 6 if anyone is above reproach,…

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Infant Baptism? YES! by Michael Brown & Dennis Johnson

Infant Baptism is a very interesting subject for maturing believers seeking to know more about God’s Covenant relationship with His people. To help those looking for quality material I have pasted in two articles with which I agree and I believe agree with the ARP Standards as well as the Westminster Confessions of Faith. The articles…

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A Dwelling Place for God — Ephesians 2:11-22 Apostle’s Creed

The Apostle’s Creed defines a Christian as someone who believes in God the Father Almighty, in Jesus Christ the Son, in the Holy Spirit and in the holy catholic Church. If we wish to claim the Christian label then we must believe in the Holy catholic Church. To not believe in this essential doctrine is to morph the Biblical faith into a new religious group undeserving the name Christian.

The word catholic is Old Elizabethan English and it means universal. We are not claiming to believe in the Holy Roman Catholic Empire, led by the Pope and headquartered inside the Vatican. We believe in one holy universal church. One catholic church.

All believers are members in this one global people of God that Jesus leads and outside of this Church there is no salvation. Gentiles, Jews, Armenians, Turks, Arabs and all others are brought near by the shed blood of Jesus on the cross. We are made equal brothers and sisters in the family of God. The Jewish laws are abolished. The Spirit has brought all humanity together in Christ.

So why do so many self proclaimed Christians never practically join the local church?

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Why Does God Give a Double Portion? — Isaiah 40:2

August 4, 2010 Isaiah 40:2 & Isaiah 61:5-9 Isaiah 40:2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.   Isaiah 61:5-9  5 Strangers shall stand and tend your flocks; foreigners shall be…

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God’s Desire

  God’s Desire Reverend Anthony R. Locke February 21st, 2010 at First Presbyterian Church of Tucker Exodus 29:38-46 English Standard Version 38   “Now this is what you shall offer on the altar: two lambs a year old day by day regularly. 39   One lamb you shall offer in the morning, and the other lamb you…

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Our Response of Faithfulness — Matthew 25:14-30

February 7th, 2010 Matthew 25:14-30 This passage is a illustration in one of Jesus’ sermons. I usually assume the story is real unless it is labeled a parable. This story seems to be made up by Jesus since it begins “It would be like . . .” Regardless, Jesus is going to drive home one big…

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Government and Peace

December 20th, 2009 at First Presbyterian Church of Tucker  Isaiah 9:6-7 6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase…

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