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The Westminster Divines on the Necessity of Holy Scripture


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....

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PCA 30 Days of Prayer

The PCA has provided a resource for its congregations and the public during this challenging time of the COVID-19 crisis. It is a 30-day "Month of Prayer" website with daily guides for prayer based on the attributes of God....

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Update on COVID-19 for March 19, 2020

COVID information blogpost

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....

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Update on COVID-19 for March 14, 2020

COVID information blogpost

Pastor Greco sent an update to the congregation of Christ Church regarding the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and steps that the church is taking to respond....

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Some Thoughts on the Coronavirus


Currently, it is hard to avoid news and information about the coronavirus (COV-19), a new flu-like strain of disease that first came to prominence in China, but has since spread all over the world. ...

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Why Have Missions Conferences?


Why does Christ Church have a missions conference every (or nearly every) year? Doesn’t the leadership of the church know that everyone is busy, tired, overcommitted, and holding out for spring break so we can vacation or just have a break from the grind of life? Most of us find ourselves unable to keep up and needing rest....

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The Westminster Divines on the Doctrine of Holy Scripture


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. ...

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Reading Scripture Holistically and Christo-centrically


The Bible is a big book, written over a long period of time by many authors with various genres, settings, and contexts. For example, the Pauline epistles read very differently than the books of Moses, and both are very different from the prophetic writings we see in Isaiah, Jeremiah, and the minor Prophets....

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What Is Your Estimate of the Cross?

Apostle Paul as depicted by Rembrandt

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. ...

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Keeping of the Heart

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. ...

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