• 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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AFFLICTION, GOD’S FAITHFULNESS, AND THE CHRISTIAN by Pastor Scott Henry

• June 2, 2017

“I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are right, and that in faithfulness You have afflicted me. Let, I pray, Your merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to Your word to Your servant.” (Psalm 119:75-76)   Scripture teaches that God is always faithful to His children, even in their loneliest moments of trial and affliction. […]

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“THE TONGUE IS A FIRE, A WORLD OF INIQUITY” by Pastor Scott Henry

• May 26, 2017

“Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles” (Proverbs 21:23).   The easiest way for a person to sin is with the tongue.  The restraining laws in our society prevent us from doing just anything we want, but it sure seems as if we can say just about anything we want in […]

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THE WONDROUS WORD OF GOD By Pastor Scott Henry

• May 9, 2017

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105).   What guides your decision making?  Is it your feelings, personal preferences, or maybe the popular opinion in our culture?  Many who profess to be Christians make decisions in this manner, but neither feelings, preferences, nor popular opinion are […]

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TRANSFORMED NOT CONFORMED By Pastor Scott Henry

• May 5, 2017

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Romans 12:2). Conformity to the world is the sin of many professing Christians.  Many think they’ve found a way to serve both God […]

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A PORTRAIT OF THE SPIRIT-FILLED CHURCH By Pastor Scott Henry

• May 5, 2017

“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:42).   Before Jesus ascended into heaven He said to His disciples, “… go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy […]

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MAINTAINING GOOD WORKS By Pastor Scott Henry

• April 28, 2017

“Let him that stole steal no longer: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that has need.” —Ephesians 4:28 As followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, Christians are called to labor with their own hands at a good work in […]

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THE TRUE GOSPEL By Rev. George Syms

• April 16, 2017

“The Apostle Paul makes clear the primacy of the Gospel in 1 Cor. 15:1-4: “Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless […]

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What Do Expiation and Propitiation Mean? By Dr. R.C. Sproul

• April 14, 2017

When we talk about the vicarious aspect of the atonement, two rather technical words come up again and again: expiation and propitiation. These words spark all kinds of arguments about which one should be used to translate a particular Greek word, and some versions of the Bible will use one of these words and some […]

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“6 Reasons Why I Love Easter” By Paul David Tripp

• April 14, 2017

I love Easter. I love the celebratory music we sing at church. I love the passages of Scripture we read during worship. Most of all, I love the visual image of the Empty Tomb. In one culminating and specific moment in history, Jesus Christ summarizes and finalizes the salvation narrative. There are 6 things in […]

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THE MEANING OF GOOD FRIDAY By Pastor Scott Henry

• April 14, 2017

  “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” —Matthew 27:46   GOOD FRIDAY is the day when believers specifically remember the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ.  It’s a day we remember how Christ became a curse on the cross for all those given to Him by the Father in order […]

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