Of the hundreds (or perhaps thousands) of sermons that I have heard in my lifetime, only a few have stuck with me over the years like one that I heard on Colossians 3 in the mid to late 1990’s. We had just begun to attend a reformed Baptist church in Kansas, and I was drinking deeply of God’s word and delighting in the expositional preaching that I was under. ...Keep Reading
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It is time to turn the calendar again from one year to another. As I grow older, I become more and more aware of the change of the year – even if I am far less likely to stay up long enough to celebrate it at the moment! The dawn of a new year is a time for us to take stock of our lives and what the Lord has done, both in us and for us. It’s not that January 1 brings about some kind of magical transformation, but it reminds us to both look back and look ahead....
How do we celebrate Christmas? Easy! Even the youngest among us knows how. We put up a Christmas tree, decorate our houses, go to Christmas parties, give and receive presents, drink hot cocoa and so much more. Perhaps I could ask a more specific question. How do we celebrate Christ at Christmas? ...
Are you under the law or under grace? Before you answer, allow me to raise the stakes. Paul writes in Romans 6:14 “For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace”. ...Keep Reading
What does it mean to be justified? I have discovered that even dear saints in Reformed Churches are often confused as to the meaning of justification. ...Keep Reading
The start of a new year is an appropriate time for reflection. In an ordinary year, we would think back to all that we accomplished and experienced in the past year and wonder what excitement the new year will bring. But 2020 was anything but ordinary....Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
An update on the policy for face coverings for worship starting Sunday, June 28....Keep Reading
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
This week is the week! On Sunday, May 24, the congregation will resume in-person worship. ...Keep Reading
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
In the last few months, the Youth Group of CCK has been studying the book of Esther. This is a book that teaches us much about the character of God and the kind of love he has for His people....Keep Reading