Stewarding the Storm – Part 1

Stewarding the Storm – Part 1

This generation of Christ’s church in America is facing an unprecedented challenge. COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic. Anxiety and worry are spreading faster than the virus. Our world is in an upheaval. Fear is fueled by social media, news networks, and...
Hymn Story – Thou Who Wast Rich

Hymn Story – Thou Who Wast Rich

This Sunday, we are singing a hymn that is new to our church body, “Thou Who Wast Rich”. This beautiful hymn was written to honor and esteem missionaries John and Betty Stam. In China, 1934, they were taken prisoner by Communist soldiers, along with their...
A Heritage of Thanksgiving – Repost

A Heritage of Thanksgiving – Repost

The following is a repost from 2018 on the connection between the Reformation and our Thanksgiving holiday. May it remind us of the grace of God and center our thoughts on the good news of the gospel of Christ as we celebrate on this week. All people owe gratitude to...
A Singing Reformation

A Singing Reformation

Throughout the Reformation, people were singing to learn and remember the truths and teachings of scripture. Teachings were passed from person to person, from congregation to congregation, not only in writings and sermons, but in song. The Reformers used music to...
The Missing Insanity

The Missing Insanity

Familiarity breeds contempt. Spoiled children often lack proper motivation and appreciation. Could this be true of us—great, great grandchildren of the Reformation—with respect to justification by faith alone? Would we, like Luther, insist that this is the article on...
Stewarding Our History

Stewarding Our History

We celebrate the Reformation to make much of Christ, not the Reformation. We do not venerate men. We do, however, acknowledge God’s gifting and mighty work through instruments of His choosing for His glory. We worship God alone and praise Him for His grace...