• THE CHURCH

    THE CHURCH

    In the language of the Westminster Confession of Faith, the church comprises the “whole number of the elect, that have been, are, or shall be, gathered into one, under Christ the Head thereof” (25.1). This is otherwise known as the invisible church. In another sense, the church is the body of the faithful (1 Cor. Read More
  • FORSAKEN FOR US!

    FORSAKEN FOR US!

    “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Matthew 27:46). Jesus cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” so that we would never have to utter that phrase. Jesus willingly suffered being forsaken by God so that we would never be forsaken by God. Jesus allowed the darkness of Hell Read More
  • The Marks of The Church

    The Marks of The Church

    If you move to a new town, you have to find a new church. The search for a new church can be difficult and frustrating. If you pick up the Yellow Pages and look under “Church,” you are likely to confront a bewildering array of possibilities. Perhaps you already have some fairly definite ideas of Read More
  • TRUE REPENTANCE

    “From that time on Jesus began to preach, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near’” (v. 17). – Matthew 4:12-22 Both Matthew and Mark record that Jesus’ first sermons were a summons to repentance. The Greek word for repentance is metanoia, which comes from two Greek words, meta and nous. Meta means “after” or “beyond,” and nous means mind. Literally, a metanoia is an […]
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  • Sweet Forgiveness

    Sweet Forgiveness

    “The forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace” (Ephesians 1:7). Could there be a sweeter word in any language than that word “forgiveness” when it sounds in a guilty sinner’s ear, like the joyful notes of liberation to the captive Israelite? Blessed, forever blessed, be the dear star of pardon that Read More
  • THE LAW & THE GOSPEL

    In order to recover the sufficiency of Scripture we must once again learn to distinguish the Law and the Gospel as the “two words” of Scripture. For the Reformers, it was not enough to believe in inerrancy. Since Rome also had a high view of Scripture in theory, the Reformers were not criticizing the church […]
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  • The Reformed Church

    The Reformed Church

    The Reformed Church in the United States (RCUS) is a communion of Christian churches in the Reformed tradition. We stand on the great Reformation principles of Scripture alone, Christ alone, Grace alone, Faith alone, and Glory to God alone. Established in the 1700s and reorganized in the 1930s, today we seek to proclaim the truth Read More
  • THE GOSPEL IS FOR ALL

    THE GOSPEL IS FOR ALL

      Maybe you have concluded that Christianity simply is not for people like you. You know who had every reason to think that the gospel was not for him? The Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8. He could have said to Phillip, “I hear this good news, but look, I’m not from Jerusalem. I just got Read More
  • How Should We Then Worship?

    Three-quarters of the way through the twentieth century, Francis A. Schaeffer asked the question, “How should we then live?” His book of the same name answered the questions raised by the radical shift in our culture from modernity to post-modernity. The question that we face in our generation is closely related to it: “How should […]
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  • What Is the Gospel?

    There is no greater message to be heard than that which we call the Gospel. But as important as that is, it is often given to massive distortions or over simplifications. People think they’re preaching the Gospel to you when they tell you, ‘you can have a purpose to your life’, or that ‘you can […]
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A LIFE OF CONTENTMENT by Pastor S. Henry

• December 5, 2017

“Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content” (1 Timothy 6:6-8). Are you a person who is content? Contentment is foreign in our materialistic world. Scripture teaches that contentment […]

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JESUS SAVES HIS PEOPLE by Pastor S. Henry

• December 1, 2017

“Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.” —Matthew 1:20-21 The angel clearly […]

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GOD ALWAYS KEEPS HIS PROMISE by Pastor S. Henry

• November 24, 2017

“…that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie…” (Hebrews 6:18).   Dear Christian: Have you ever had someone break their promise to you?  Maybe you have broken a promise you made to someone?  Sadly, the words “I promise” have become little more than a catchphrase meant to prove someone’s […]

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A THANKFUL LIFE by Pastor S. Henry

• November 23, 2017

On December 4, 1619, a group of 38 English settlers arrived on the north bank of the James River about 20 miles upstream from Jamestown, where the first permanent settlement of the Colony of Virginia was established on May 14, 1607.  The group’s charter required that “the day of arrival be observed yearly, and perpetually […]

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“Acknowledging the Lord Jesus” —Pastor Darrell Kingswood

• October 1, 2017

“Acknowledging the Lord Jesus as our chief Prophet and Teacher, our only High Priest, and our eternal King … we need to look to Him to define not only the church’s message but also its nature, mission, and methods with which the message of the Gospel, the message of the cross of Christ and Him […]

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WHAT TYPE OF CAR DO YOU DRIVE? By Dr. Paul David Tripp

• October 1, 2017

For many years, I drove a car that never guaranteed I would arrive at my destination. This mode of transportation was God’s way of deepening my faith. I prayed without ceasing from start to finish. The sounds this car would make were a clear warning sign that something was wrong. But over time, the screeching […]

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“The Sovereignty of God in Calamity” by Ebenezer Rogers

• July 5, 2017

(Delivered on September 20, 1857, by Ebenezer Rogers–two days after the steamship ‘Central America’ sank during a hurricane. 560 of the 626 people on board lost their lives!) Upon the whole history of this solemn event, is stamped the record of the absolute sovereignty of God. It is not an enemy who has done this! God is sovereign, and […]

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“Behold, I am vile.” By CH Spurgeon

• July 5, 2017

“Behold, I am vile.” –Job 40:4 Here is an encouraging word for you, poor lost sinner! You think you can not come to God because you are vile, but know this– there isn’t a saint living on earth who has not felt the same way. If Job, and Isaiah, and Paul were all compelled to […]

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WHAT DOES GOD ASK OF YOU? By Paul David Tripp

• July 5, 2017

Have you ever tried to cram final words of instruction into the ears of someone, right before you leave them on their own to do something significant? Maybe that’s as a parent, dropping a child off at overnight camp or university. Maybe that’s as a coach or teammate, right before the big game starts. Maybe […]

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LOVING THE LORD JESUS WITHOUT ANY “BUTS” By George Hutcheson

• July 5, 2017

It is increasingly common to hear the slogan “I love Jesus but…”  Most often it is “I love Jesus but I hate religion/Christianity/the Church”.  It is the slogan championed by a viral video that has earned for itself over 30.5 million viewers. The video tries to say that “Jesus came to abolish religion.” It captures […]

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