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


    “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

    “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

    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


      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 THANKFUL LIFE By Pastor Scott Henry

• November 1, 2016

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” —1 Thessalonians 5:18 The Bible gives us a multitude of reasons to be thankful to God.  In the Psalms, we learn that we give thanks to the Lord for He is good.  The psalmist also declares that we […]

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GOD’S GRACE By Pastor Scott Henry

• August 9, 2016

“Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age…” (Galatians 1:3-4). “Grace and peace” are two of the most precious words found in the Bible.  And these two words logically flow from the Gospel, […]

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RESOLUTIONS by Jonathan Edwards

• August 2, 2016

Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will, for Christ’s sake. Resolved, that I will do whatsoever I think to be most to God’s glory, and my […]

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• August 2, 2016

“…In their distress earnestly seek me.” — Hosea 5:15 Losses and adversities are frequently the means that the Great Shepherd uses to bring home His wandering sheep; like fierce dogs they worry the wanderers back to the fold. Well-fed lions defy our attempts to tame them; they must be brought down from their great strength, […]

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HIDING GOD’S WORD by Pastor Scott Henry

• August 2, 2016

“Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You!” (Psalm 119:11). Scripture admonishes every believer to store up God’s Word in their heart.  Colossians 3:16: “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly.”  In Matthew 4:4, Jesus taught that we live “by every Word that comes from the […]

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• July 12, 2016

Training children is one of the most difficult duties of Christian parents, and the Word of God has much instruction for us. But one of the first things we must remember when it comes to our children is Psalm 127:3: “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a […]

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GET INVOLVED By Paul David Tripp

• July 12, 2016

The past two weeks I’ve written to you about living as a light in your neighborhood. I shared my concern that we don’t get out of “the Christian Ghetto” enough, and even when we do, we neglect to see people as people. This is what I want to share with you today: We’re called to […]

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FEAR NOT! By Pastor Scott Henry

• July 12, 2016

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me” (Psalm 23:4). “Fear not” is a phrase found at least 63 times throughout the Scriptures.  God said to Abraham in Genesis 15:1, “Fear not.”  The […]

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JOYFUL WORSHIP By Pastor Scott Henry

• June 14, 2016

“Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!  Serve the LORD with gladness; come before His presence with singing.  Know that the LORD, He is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.  Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, […]

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• June 7, 2016

The first word that’s essential to building a grace-based family is SURRENDER. When I first asked Luella to marry me, I didn’t have a clue about what it meant to surrender. As I look back on the early years of marriage, much of our struggles could have been avoided if I knew how to surrender. […]

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