As we learn from the great “I AM” utterances of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Gospel of John, the great blessing of the Gospel is that God in Christ gives us Himself to satisfy the hunger of our souls and to quench the thirst of our hearts. ...Keep Reading
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July 4th is traditionally celebrated as the “birthday” or beginning of America. July 4, 1776, was when the delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, drafted by (future President) Thomas Jefferson and approved by the Continental Congress two days earlier. ...
When reading the Bible, what is the best means by which we are to understand and interpret difficult passages of Scripture? For we recognize, as the Westminster Assembly observed, “all things in Scripture are not alike plain in themselves, nor alike clear to all.” ...
We are near concluding our second month of dealing with COVID-19 and the attendant restrictions that have been placed on businesses, travel, and socializing. One thing that I think we have learned in these days is that community is critically important for people. We were created by God to live with each other ...
COVID-19 cuts against the grain! We are not accustomed, you and I, to prolonged disruptions to our ordinary, everyday routines. We find such disruptions to be a nuisance, both frustrating and annoying. Indeed, we dislike most anything that presents itself as an obstacle to what we want, to the achievement of our desired goals. And the longer, moreover, such obstacles persist, the more intense, as well as the more expressive, becomes our frustration and annoyance!...
In these times of social distancing and not gathering, I want to continue to remain in "contact" with you, the congregation of Christ Church. I do not know how long our efforts to "Slow the Spread" will continue, but it appears that we will have live stream only worship at least through the month of April....
Pastor Greco sent an update to the congregation of Christ Church regarding changes to the Lord's Day worship services and other ministries in the midst of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. For March 22 and 29, Christ Church will only have live stream worship at 10:00 AM....
When reading the Bible, what is the best means by which we are to understand and interpret difficult passages of Scripture? For we recognize, as the Westminster Assembly observed, “all things in Scripture are not alike plain in themselves, nor alike clear to all.” ...Keep Reading
COVID-19 cuts against the grain! We are not accustomed, you and I, to prolonged disruptions to our ordinary, everyday routines. We find such disruptions to be a nuisance, both frustrating and annoying. Indeed, we dislike most anything that presents itself as an obstacle to what we want, to the achievement of our desired goals. And the longer, moreover, such obstacles persi...Keep Reading
When the Westminster divines underscored, as they did in the first paragraph of the first chapter of the Westminster Confession of Faith, the necessity of Holy Scripture due to the cessation of God’s work of special revelation, they were but echoing the emphasis of the Holy Spirit Himself as expressed in a text such as 2 Peter 1:19-21....Keep Reading
There can be no doubt to the thoughtful, serious reader of the Westminster Confession of Faith but that the framers set before us a very robust doctrine of Holy Scripture. They begin by addressing the subject of revelation in the first paragraph of the first chapter. ...Keep Reading
We read in Galatians 6:14 these words of the Apostle Paul: But God forbid that I should glory (boast) except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Central to the theme of the Bible is the theme of the cross of Christ. ...Keep Reading
We read in Proverbs 4:23 the following biblical directive: “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” (ESV) Perhaps the best and most extensive commentary on this verse of Scripture was written by the Puritan, John Flavel, in a treatise titled, Saint Indeed: or, The Great Work of A Christian, Opened and Pressed. ...Keep Reading
In his time-honored, classic work, The Pilgrim’s Progress, in one of the many scenes depicted therein, John Bunyan described a conversation which took place between his central character Christian, and one of Christian’s companions in his journey, named Faithful....Keep Reading
Calvin explains to us this difference between “giving an offense” and “receiving or taking an offense.”...Keep Reading
The Reformed faith has always placed a great deal of emphasis on knowing the true and living God as He has revealed Himself in the Holy Scriptures....Keep Reading
Bucer's comments on the prerequisite graces and virtues specified in these passages are very fascinating and display a clear presentation of sound, biblical teaching regarding the office of an elder...Keep Reading
The essence of what Paul intends to say here is that there can be no greater ambition in the heart of the true servant of Jesus Christ than to know Him in all the beauty of His person and in all the glory and perfection of His work on behalf of sinners....Keep Reading