A Service of Lessons and Carols: December 21, 2018

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You, your family and friends are invited to join us as we gather for the annual Service of Lessons and Carols on Friday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m.

This is a wonderful opportunity to hear the Scriptures read and proclaimed, sing Christmas carols, and hear the choir sing choral works especially fitting for this time of year. What makes this service so rich is that the liturgy situates the birth of Christ against the backdrop of redemptive history. The incarnation is a key part of the creation-fall-redemption-consummation movement in scripture and the nine lessons illustrate that vividly.

Lord's Day Worship: December 16, 2018 - The Third Sunday in Advent

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Sunday Morning:  On the third Sunday in Advent, we will take up Nathan's prophecy to David regarding a coming messianic king with an everlasting kingdom.  Our text this Lord’s day will be 2 Samuel 7:1-17.  Our worship service begins at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Afternoon:  What is church discipline and why should churches practice such a thing? This Lord's Day, we'll address article 32 of the Belgic Confession.  Our afternoon service begins at 1:15 p.m. 

 

Christ Reformed Church Schedule, Thanksgiving Week 2018

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday there will be no bible study or Academy class this week.

Join us on Wednesday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m. for our next bible study and evening prayer. Dr. Riddlebarger will continue our teaching series, Apologetics in a Post-Christian Age.

Our next Academy class will be held on Friday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Riddlebarger will conclude our brief lecture series based upon the Eschatology of the Reformers. What did Luther and Calvin believe about the end times? 

The History of the English Standard Version

The following is an excerpt from Crossway (www.crossway.org) articles.

The Most Valuable Thing That This World Affords

Over twenty years ago, the idea was born for a new translation of the Bible. After many conversations and much prayer, fourteen members of the ESV Translation Oversight Committee began work on the English Standard Version—an essentially literal translation standing in the classic mainstream of English Bible translations over the past half-millennium. In the preface to the ESV, the Translation Oversight Committee writes:

In that [classic] stream, faithfulness to the text and vigorous pursuit of precision were combined with simplicity, beauty, and dignity of expression. Our goal has been to carry forward this legacy for this generation and generations to come.

In this short documentary, members of the ESV Translation Oversight Committee and Crossway’s leadership team reflect on the history of the English Standard Version—with deep reverence, gratitude, and ongoing wonder at what God has done and continues to do through the ESV.

Soli Deo Gloria!—To God alone be the glory!

Ladies' Book Club: November 10, 2018

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The next meeting of the Ladies' Book Club will be Saturday, November 10 at the home of Ed and Karen Keller. We will meet at 1:00 p.m. for refreshments and fellowship followed by our book discussion at 2:00 p.m. For this meeting we will continue our discussion of The Morrow of Modern Divinity (ISBN 1495446956) by Edward Fisher and The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism, and Gospel Assurance―Why the Marrow Controversy Still Matters by Sinclair Ferguson. For more information contact the church office at: urcanaheim@aol.com

26th Annual So. California Reformation Day Service: October 28, 2018

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You are invited to the 26th Annual Joint Reformation Service, which will be Sunday, October 28, 2018, at 5:00 pm. The service will be held at Faith Presbyterian Church in Long Beach (500 E. San Antonio Dr. Long Beach 90807). Reverend William Chang, Pastor at New Life Fullerton (PCA), will bring the message. Come and join with us and many of our reformed brothers and sisters from other denominations as we celebrate the gospel heritage of the Reformation. Please note, an offering will be taken to help offset the expenses involved in organizing this service.