New Psalm singing church in Bangalore: Anugraha Reformed Presbyterian Church

WELCOME TO ANUGRAHA REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH!

Screen Shot 2017-10-13 at 9.26.19 PM‘Anugraha’ is the Sanskrit word for grace. Anugraha Reformed Presbyterian Church is, first of all, a community of people who have experienced God’s lavish grace of salvation in Jesus Christ. We are sinners turned saints through our faith in Christ. Even though we are now saints, we still struggle with our indwelling sin nature. We constantly plead with God for more grace so that we may overcome remaining sin and lead a victorious and a joyful Christian life. As a community of grace in Bangalore, we are eager to share this message of grace — the Gospel — with you. So, if you are broken, hurting, rejected, lonely, oppressed, and in need of God’s forgiveness, you are especially welcome to our church. Feel free to reach out to us to know more about us. We pray that God would use us to speak to you in a profound way.

Anugraha Reformed Presbyterian Church is a Reformed Church located in the north side of Bangalore in India. Our worship location and timings are listed below. You can learn more about what our church service looks here. Contact us if you have any further information. We look forward to seeing you!

LOCATION

St. Thomas Centre, #9, Mar Thoma Compound,
Balachandra Layout,
4th Cross, Babusapalaya,
Bangalore 560 043.
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Call: 9880599177
E-Mail: pastor@anugraharpc.org

LEADERSHIP: VENKATESH GOPALAKRISHNAN

Optimized-Venky_mugshot-300x277Venkatesh Gopalakrishnan currently serves as the interim-pastor of Anugraha Reformed Presbyterian Church. In 2002, Venkatesh came to saving faith in Jesus Christ through a student ministry at his college.

Sensing God’s call to pastoral ministry, he pursued his M.Div at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh PA. In 2016, he completed his studies and was ordained as a minister of the Gospel. Venkatesh is married to Sarmishta, who is currently pursuing certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Together they own the digital design studio to help small businesses and institutions have an attractive web presence.

Pastor Venkatesh Gopalakrishnan is supported by three more elders in a temporary governing body.

 

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Dallas Reformed Presbyterian Church (RPCNA) at a new meeting location…

As of last week, the Dallas RP Church (RPCNA) has a new meeting location. The group is meeting at the school facility at 2525 East Trinity Mills Road, Carrollton, TX. Morning Worship is at 10:30 am and afternoon worship is at 2:00 pm. Visit the church website for more details: www.dallasrpc.org

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More links from Reformed Books Online…

The History of Psalm Singing

Contra Musical Instruments in Worship

Commentaries on the Psalms, 90+

List of Psalters online

A fine list of online Psalters over at Reformed Books Online

60 online Psalters!

New website: King and Kirk

A new website defending the singing of Psalms. King and Kirk is the work of RPCNA pastor Daniel Kok. Here is a selection from the site:

“This project reflects the many months I studied the subject of psalmody in the church, particularly with respect to its application in worship. In the end I concluded that the songs that Jesus wants his church to sing in worship are the biblical Psalms and that no other songs are warranted.

I have compiled quotations from the major works I read with attribution given. The reader may consult the bibliography for a full list of the books, essays and articles that are cited, including the webpages of those resources found online.

Use the menu above to navigate to the main sections. Subsections are included as links on every page (where applicable).

My prayer is that through such projects as these the church will once again regain her voice in the prophetic songs that so intimately and reverently reflect the person and work of her King.

In Christ’s service,

Daniel Kok (2017)”

EP Objections Answered: Brandon Craig by Christian Herring | Jan 7, 2017

From the Reformed Collective website:

EP Objections Answered: Brandon Craig
by Christian Herring | Jan 7, 2017 | Theologic Thoughts

Craig’s original article can be found here at the Reformed Layman website

Christ Presbyterian Church (PCA) of Grandview, MO

Christ Presbyterian Church (PCA) has been added to the list of EP churches. They are located at 1016 Main St Grandview, MO 64030. From their website:

CPC KC“Christ Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and as such we are committed to the Bible, God’s Word, as the supreme rule of faith and life. Because of this, we take public worship very seriously. The Word of God clearly shows that worship is to be ordered according to God’s instructions, and not according to our imaginations, traditions, or in any way God has not commanded. Therefore, the goal of our worship is to be entirely regulated and ruled by the teaching of Scripture. This means our worship is neither “contemporary” nor “traditional” but simple and biblical.

We view the faithful preaching (and hearing) of His Word, right administration (and partaking) of the sacraments (baptism and the Lord’s supper), and prayer as essential to growth and sanctification in the Christian life. While other churches question the Bible’s authority, look to another source of truth for guidance, or downplay the ministry of the Word to become centers of entertainment, we remain deliberately committed to expository preaching and teaching of the Word of God. And while some churches are abandoning or “updating” the gospel, we are purposely proclaiming “the faith once-delivered” that we are great sinners in need of saving and “God saves sinners” through our Lord Jesus Christ.

We are committed to biblical Christianity, as set forth in the historic Westminster Confession of Faith, Larger Catechism, and Shorter Catechism. This is the best known of the seventeenth-century Protestant statements of faith and has been heralded as the finest Christian confession of faith ever composed by uninspired men.

We aim to be what God calls His people to be: a family – naturally and practically caring for one another and discipling one another in the good times and the bad. Our aim, then, is to be a loving community of believers in Christ, truly committed to one another, who live out an unforced and unprogramed discipleship and witness.

Finally, like our forbears, we know that the problems of today admit of no human solution. We believe that the only hope for the world is in the Spiritual regeneration of souls worked by God through Jesus Christ, and so we fervently pray for God-sent revival in our lives, our church, our city and our land. We invite all to come and worship with us.”

Recent sermons on the subject of exclusive Psalmody…

http://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/player_embed.asp?SID=281714101210

http://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/player_embed.asp?SID=21717956321

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