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Is my child ready for communion?

Is my child ready for communion?

One of the responsibilities of sessions is determining whether a non-communing child is now ready to receive the Lord’s Supper. Over the years, it has become the custom in many Reformed churches, even Old School Presbyterian ones, to assume that member children will...
Teens & Fear

Teens & Fear

“The fear of man” will indeed “prove to be a snare” (Proverbs 29:25). It is terrible to observe the power which it has over most minds, and especially over the minds of the young. Few seem to have any opinions of their own, or to think for...
Getting to church on time

Getting to church on time

Getting everyone ready for church on Sunday mornings can be a struggle. This is especially true for large families and single-parent families. We therefore offer these practical tips for getting the family out the door and into the church on time: 1. Make sure there...
Ready For Marriage?

Ready For Marriage?

Question: How do I know if I am ready to consider marriage? Answer: Here are some questions you need to consider regarding your motives, level of maturity, and prospective spouse. If you can answer these affirmatively, then it would seem that you are indeed ready to...
Surviving Adolescence

Surviving Adolescence

This Friday and Saturday, Pastor McShaffrey will be leading group discussions at the annual Youth Retreat for Covenant OPC in Orland Park, IL. His messages will focus on surviving adolescence through two means: (1) Imitation of Good Examples and (2) Meditation on...