Emmaus Road Reformed Church

About Us

We are a Christian Church that believes in the Bible. We hold fast to "the faith that was once and for all delivered to the saints" (Jude 3). We confess and believe all that is taught in the Old and New Testaments, which are the inspired, inerrant, and infallible word of God. We summarize Scriptural teaching regarding the holy Trinity and Christ in the Ancient Ecumenical Creeds. We also confess the Three Forms of Unity.
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We are a Reformed, confessional church in Minneapolis, MN, affirming the great principles of the Reformation: Scripture alone, Christ alone, Grace alone, Faith alone, and Glory to God alone.

When & Where?

Meeting on Sunday mornings for services:
Eden Lake Elementary School
12000 Anderson Lakes Parkway
Eden Prairie, MN

Sunday School: 9:10 AM (September through May)

Worship Service: 10:30 AM

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Email me, or Call (612) 751-2096

Pastor’s Blog

What are some counterfeit gospels?

Paul Tripp identifies seven counterfeit gospels in his book How People Change.  These are ”religious” ways we try and “justify” or “save” ourselves apart from the gospel of grace in Christ.

  1. Formalism. “I participate in the regular meetings and ministries of the church, so I feel like my life is under control. I’m always in church, but it really has little impact on my heart or on how I live. I may become judgmental and impatient with those who do not have the same commitment as I do.”
  2. Legalism. “I live by the rules—rules I create for myself and rules I create for others. I feel good if I can keep my own rules, and I become arrogant and full of contempt when others don’t meet the standards I set for them. There is no joy in my life because there is no grace to be celebrated.”
  3. Mysticism. “I am engaged in the incessant pursuit of an emotional experience with God. I live for the moments when I feel close to him, and I often struggle with discouragement when I don’t feel that way. I may change churches often, too, looking for one that will give me what I’m looking for.”
  4. Activism. “I recognize the missional nature of Christianity and am passionately involved in fixing this broken world. But at the end of the day, my life is more of a defense of what’s right than a joyful pursuit of Christ.”
  5. Biblicism. “I know my Bible inside and out, but I do not let it master me. I have reduced the gospel to a mastery of biblical content and theology, so I am intolerant and critical of those with lesser knowledge.”
  6. Therapism. “I talk a lot about the hurting people in our congregation, and how Christ is the only answer for their hurt. Yet even without realizing it, I have made Christ more Therapist than Savior. I view hurt as a greater problem than sin—and I subtly shift my greatest need from my moral failure to my unmet needs.”
  7. “Social-ism.” “The deep fellowship and friendships I find at church have become their own idol. The body of Christ has replaced Christ himself, and the gospel is reduced to a network of fulfilling Christian relationships.”

Our response to these counterfeit gospels is to repent, confess our sins, and trust in Christ by faith alone.  Praise God for the true gospel, which is the good news of the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.  For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21).