Posts from 2012

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“Sin first courts, and then kills…”

by Ryan Kron

“Sin is a mere cheat. While it pretends to please us, it beguiles us! Sin does as Jael did. First she brought the milk and butter to Sisera, then she struck the nail through his temples so that he died (Judges 5:26). Sin first courts, and then kills. It is first a fox and then […]

A prayer for the lonely, suffering, and sorrowful

by Ryan Kron

“Blessed Jesus! How Your presence . . .   sanctifies trial, takes loneliness from the chamber of sickness, and the sting from the chamber of death! Bright and Morning Star! Precious at all times, You are never so precious as in “the dark and cloudy day!” The bitterness of sorrow is well worth enduring, to have Your promised consolations. How […]

Do you have a theology of the cross?

by Ryan Kron

Carl Truman writes: “One of the things that is so striking about the current revival of interest in Reformation theology, broadly conceived, is the absence of perhaps the most glorious contribution of Martin Luther to theological discourse: the notion of the theologian of the cross. At a meeting of the Saxon Chapter of the Augustinian […]

How do we shepherd our kids?

by Ryan Kron

In Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Ted Tripp writes: “Teaching your children to submit to authority presents you with beautiful opportunities to shepherd your child’s relationship to God.  God commands children to obey Mom and Dad.  That is God’s directive.  Your children must be brought to see that living in God’s world as creatures means submission […]

Perfect parents?

by Ryan Kron

“Children are not looking for perfect parents. . . . They need to see in us an unwavering commitment to Jesus Christ, and unconditional love for them, and a strong bond of love for each other as husband and wife. They need to see a mom and dad . . . of whom the children […]

What is the life of faith?

by Ryan Kron

What do we mean when we talk of “the life of faith?”  Come and join us for worship this Sunday morning at 10:30 am as we begin a new sermon series on the life of Abraham.  This Sunday we will look at Genesis 11:27-12:9. Iain Duguid writes: “What we see in Genesis 12 is nothing […]

Ladies’ Bible Study (at Redeemer)

by admin

On September 13, 2012, we will start our Ladies’ Bible Studies again. We meet every 2nd and 4th Thursdays (May – September), except November and December at 10am at Redeemer Reformed Church. Download a PDF of the schedule here.

What does it look like to meet a humble person?

by Ryan Kron

C.S. Lewis wrote: “To even get near [humility], even for a moment, is like a drink of cold water to a man in a desert. Do not imagine that if you meet a really humble man he will be what most people call “humble” nowadays: he will not be a sort of greasy, smarmy person, […]

The Danger of Counterfeit Gospels

by Ryan Kron

In How People Change, Paul Tripp identifies seven counterfeit gospels—-”religious” ways we try and “justify” or “save” ourselves apart from the gospel of grace.  Which one (or two, or three) of these do you tend to gravitate towards? Formalism. “I participate in the regular meetings and ministries of the church, so I feel like my life is […]

Are you humble and teachable?

by Ryan Kron

In Apostasy from the Gospel, John Owen wrote: “The mind of man since the fall is naturally filled with high thoughts of itself.  The mind of man exalts itself to be its own self-determiner, rule and guide.  Man determines for himself what is good and what is evil, what is truth and what is error.  […]