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!

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:

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


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.

Academy Classes Resume: September 28, 2018

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Join us this Friday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m. when our Academy classes will resume.

Dr. Riddlebarger will return to our lecture/discussion series based upon Allen Guelzo's Teaching Company Course, The American Mind.  Our lecture this week is "Science Under the Cloud"  (the atomic age).

“The development of the atomic bomb was both a tremendous public achievement for American scientists and the origin of a serious moral dilemma — all the more so since the culture of American science was built around the conviction that moral dilemmas were unscientific” Allen Guelzo

New Member's Class: September 30, 2018

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The next new member’s class at Christ Reformed Church will begin on Sunday, September 30. Classes will be held from 9:00-10:00 a.m. for seven weeks.

Dr. Riddlebarger will cover Introduction to the History and Ethos of Christ Reformed Church, History of the Reformed Churches, Reformed Church Government and Polity, Why We Worship the Way We do, The Sacraments, The Privileges and Responsibilities of Church Membership and Parents and Covenant children making profession of faith. If you are interested in becoming a new member or simply want to know more about our church please sign-up for the class by sending an E-mail ( to Winona Taylor at the church office.