The Reformation and the Church Calendar (Benedict)

The topic of Reformed churches and their use of a church calendar is a somewhat detailed topic. The Protestant Reformation obviously included a reformation of worship according to the Word. The Reformers' opinions about the church calendar differed. By in large, the church calendar was looked down upon by Reformed churches. At the same time,… Continue reading The Reformation and the Church Calendar (Benedict)

Thank God for the Christmas Season! (Machen)

In a sermon preached soon before his death in 1936, J. G. Machen explained how the Bible puts an “enormous emphasis” on the death of Christ.  He also noted how the Christian church places a great emphasis on Christ’s death – we “chiefly commemorate” the death of Christ because it is God’s wisdom and our… Continue reading Thank God for the Christmas Season! (Machen)

Thank God for the Christmas Season (Machen)

In a sermon preached soon before his death in 1936, J. G. Machen explained how the Bible puts an “enormous emphasis” on the death of Christ.  He also noted how the Christian church places a great emphasis on Christ’s death – we “chiefly commemorate” the death of Christ because it is God’s wisdom and our… Continue reading Thank God for the Christmas Season (Machen)

Thank God for the Christmas Season [Machen]

 In a sermon preached soon before his death in 1936, J. G. Machen explained how the Bible puts an “enormous emphasis” on the death of Christ.  He also noted how the Christian church places a great emphasis on Christ’s death – we “chiefly commemorate” the death of Christ because it is God’s wisdom and our… Continue reading Thank God for the Christmas Season [Machen]

Christmas and the Identification of the Messiah-Lord as Savior (PNTC)

 While studying Luke 2:10 this week I ran across the following helpful comments by James Edwards.  But first, the words of Luke:  Today in the city of David a Savior was born for you, who is the Messiah, the Lord (CSB). [ὅτι ἐτέχθη ὑμῖν σήμερον σωτὴρ ὅς ἐστιν Χριστὸς κύριος ἐν πόλει Δαυίδ.].  Here are Edwards'… Continue reading Christmas and the Identification of the Messiah-Lord as Savior (PNTC)