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Living in Light of Two Ages

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Monday
Jun202016

This Week at Christ Reformed Church (June 20-26)

Sunday Morning, June 26:  We will consider Daniel's famous prophecy of the "Seventy Weeks" (Daniel 9:20-27). Our worship service begins at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Afternoon:  We are continuing with our study of the Heidelberg Catechism and are currently looking at Lord's Day 12 -- Jesus as King (Q & A 31-32).  Our catechism service begins @ 1:15 p.m.

Wednesday Night Bible Study:  Our Bible study will resume in September with a study of 2 Thessalonians.

Academy:  Will resume in the Fall

For more information on Christ Reformed Church you can always find us here (Christ Reformed Info), or on Facebook (Christ Reformed on Facebook).

Sunday
Jun192016

"Knowing the Lord Through Creation and Instruction" -- Psalm 19

Here's the audio from Chris Coleman's sermon on Psalm 19

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Sunday
Jun192016

This Week's White Horse Inn (Updated Website)

Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel

The culture is changing all around us, and Christians are no longer in the majority. But is this a time for despair or an opportunity to recover our own distinctive message? On this program Michael Horton discusses these issues with Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and author of Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel.

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Sunday
Jun122016

Off To Synod!

I'm off this week to the Synod of the URCNA, held at Bethany URC in Wyoming, MI.  Things will be a bit quiet around here until I return. 

Sunday
Jun122016

A Call Extended for Our Open Associate Pastor Position!

On Monday, June 6, the council of Christ Reformed Church voted to extend a call to Rev. Brad Lenzner to fill our open associate pastor position.

On Sunday, June 12th, the congregation of Christ Reformed ratified the council's decision by an overwhelming margin.

Should Rev. Lenzner accept this call (and we think he will), we will have a new associate pastor!

 

Sunday
Jun122016

To the Lord Our God Belong Mercy and Forgiveness -- Daniel 9:1-19

Here's the audio from this morning's sermon from our series on the Book of Daniel

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Sunday
Jun122016

This Week's White Horse Inn (Updated Website)

What Are We Waiting For?

Throughout the world Christians profess their faith, not only in Christ’s sacrificial death and glorious resurrection, but also in his second coming to judge both the living and the dead. So how are we to interpret the various texts, particularly from the book of Revelation, that focus on our future hope? On this program the hosts will introduce the subject of “eschatology,” or study of last things, and will discuss the various schools of interpretation about the return of Christ.

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Tuesday
Jun072016

"The Day of the Lord Will Come Like a Thief" -- 2 Peter 3:1-13

The Sixth in a Series of Sermons on 2 Peter

Peter has lambasted those false teachers and prophets who were secretly introducing destructive heresies into the churches, and then leading people away from Christ so as to indulge the lusts of the flesh.  As Peter has told his readers, the chief heresy being taught by these false teachers and prophets is the denial of our Lord’s bodily return at the end of the age, to judge the world, raise the dead, and to make all things new.  If, as the false teachers were contending, Jesus is not going to return, then there will be no final judgment.  And if there is no final judgment, then, as the false teachers were apparently arguing, there is no reason to restrain the lusts of the flesh.  But Peter was with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration.  The Apostle was given a glimpse of Jesus’s glory which will be fully manifest when Jesus returns at the end of the age.  Peter was also present with Jesus on the Mount of Olives (the Olivet Discourse) on that fateful night when Jesus spoke of his second coming as sudden–like a thief, who comes at an hour when you least expect him.  The denial of something so clearly taught by Jesus and his apostles lies at the basis for the great irony spelled out by Peter in his second epistle–that these men who despise authority, and who are enslaved to the passions of the flesh, will find themselves facing the very same Savior on the day of judgment whose coming they deny, and in a final judgment in which they do not believe.

We return this morning to our series on 2 Peter, and we have reached the third chapter of this brief epistle wherein both the tone and content of Peter’s epistle changes dramatically.  In the previous chapter, while describing the methods and consequences of the false teachers and prophets then plaguing the churches just as Jesus warned that they would, Peter’s temper flashes as he speaks of these men as blots and blemishes (v. 13), who behave like wild animals (v. 12).  All the while denying the master who bought them (2:1), Peter says the false teachers speak blasphemies against both God and the “glories” because they are ignorant of the power of the angelic beings which they are blaspheming.  These men live to gratify the lusts of the flesh, and they are constantly on the prowl for gullible Christians whom they may deceive and then exploit.  Peter says of them, better to have “never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them” (2:21).

In chapter 3, Peter speaks much differently than in the previous chapter, and affectionately addresses his readers and hearers as “beloved.”  If God’s judgment is reserved for false teachers, then those believers in Jesus Christ who must face these people and deal with them, need to be reminded of the certainty of the Lord’s return, and the inevitable fate these false teachers and prophets will face.  Christ is both the Lord of his church and the protector and vindicator of his people.  As Peter will tell us, the doctrine of the second coming of Jesus Christ grounds the Christian life (and Christian ethics) in a final judgment.  This will be that climatic moment at the end of human history, in which all wrongs will be righted, and when at long last God’s people receive their heavenly inheritance and then enter their eternal Sabbath rest.  There is indeed coming a day when all things will be made new, and old wrongs set right.

Unlike the false prophets and teachers who spread myths and lies, Peter has first-hand knowledge of Jesus’ promise that he will return a second time.  Peter has also heard Jesus’ explanation as to how his return was foretold in the prophetic word (Scripture) made more certain.  The Apostle knows that these prophecies were fulfilled in the doing and dying of Jesus.  Since Peter has seen Jesus’ glory, and is a witness to Jesus’ death, resurrection, and ascension into heaven, then the Apostle knows that Jesus will keep his promise to return to usher in a new heaven and earth in which righteousness dwells–that is, where every hint, trace, and stain of human sin will be removed.

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Monday
Jun062016

This Week at Christ Reformed Church (June 6-12)

Sunday Morning, June 12:  We will be addressing Daniel's prayer in Daniel 9:1-19.  Our worship service begins at 10:30 a.m.

Note:  There will be a brief congregational meeting immediately following the morning service.

Sunday Afternoon:  We are continuing with our study of the Heidelberg Catechism and are currently looking at Lord's Day 12 -- Jesus as mediator (Q & A 31-32).  Our catechism service begins @ 1:15 p.m.

Wednesday Night Bible Study, June 8:  We are wrapping up our time in 1 Thessalonians.  Our study begins at 7:30 p.m.

For more information on Christ Reformed Church you can always find us here (Christ Reformed Info), or on Facebook (Christ Reformed on Facebook).

Sunday
Jun052016

The "Little Horn" -- Daniel 8:1-17

Here's the audio from this morning's sermon, the fifteenth in a series on the Book of Daniel

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