Academy Class: January 25, 2019

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Join us this Friday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m. for our next Academy class.

Dr. Riddlebarger will be giving a lecture entitled, "Thomas Reid and His Common Sense Philosophy"

Thomas Reid (April 10, 1710 – October 7, 1796) is best known as the founder and principal philosopher of “common sense,” or more properly, “Scottish Common Sense Realism” (SCSR).  Reid was highly respected and quite influential in the days of the eighteenth century Scottish Enlightenment, but the popularity of Reid and his common sense philosophy quickly faded in subsequent generations.  Although destined for relative obscurity, Reid’s influence did remain strong in several quarters.  Of late, there has been a Reidian resurgence of sorts, reflected in several volumes about Reid’s philosophy, the publication of a new critical edition of his works (by the University of Edinburgh), and through favorable treatment by so-called “Reformed Epistemologists,” Alvin Plantinga and Nicholas Wolterstorff. Kim Riddlebarger

Lord's Day Worship: January 27, 2019


Sunday Morning: As we work our way through the Book of Zechariah, we come to chapter 11:1-17, and the prophecy of YHWH's shepherd who saves his flock, but is rejected by his people.  Our worship service begins at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Afternoon:  Dr. Riddlebarger will begin a study of the Heidelberg Catechism.  We'll introduce the catechism and explain why it plays such an important role in Reformed piety.  Our afternoon service begins at 1:15 p.m.


Congregational Meeting: February 10, 2019

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Sunday, February 10, we will hold our annual congregational meeting in the sanctuary at 9:00 a.m. 

All church members should make plans to be in attendance as we elect new officers, approve our annual budget and discuss church business.  Lane Chaplin, Steve Irons, Ron Ornee, Ed Silva and David Szucs have been nominated to the office of elder. They will replace Jeff Sikkema, Bob Reeves, and Pat Yamada who are rotating off council. We have also nominated Kory Augustus, Thayne DeVorss, Matthew Gervergiz, Dennis Nichols and John Woodward to the office of deacon. They will replace Les Connard, Wes Hoffmaster and Ed Nichols who are rotating off council. If you are not acquainted with these gentlemen we encourage you to take the opportunity to speak with them and get to know them.

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.

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 ( 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!