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. ...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? ...
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....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
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....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
On March 28, 1518, Martin Luther preached a sermon called Two Kinds of Righteousness. In this short sermon, Luther explains to us the distinction between Christ’s righteousness and our actual righteousness. Luther refers to the former as an alien righteousness. This is “the righteousness of another, instilled from without.”...Keep Reading
Once again, the calendar has come around and we are about to flip the page from December to January, and with it, a move into the new year. There is nothing magical about the change from 2019 to 2020 ...Keep Reading
2020 has just begun, and at Christ Church, we are embarking on a new study of the Old Testament prophet Micah. ...Keep Reading
Christmas is the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. But we would do better to think about Christmas as the incarnation of God, who has come to reconcile sinners to Himself. ...Keep Reading