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Christmas Eve service of lessons and carols: Thursday, 12/24 at 4 pm

by Ryan Kron

You are warmly invited to join us for a Christmas Eve service of lessons and carols this Thursday, 12/24 at 4 pm. We will be meeting at our usual location (Eden Lake Elementary School 12000 Anderson Lakes Parkway, Eden Prairie, MN). This historic service follows closely the pattern of the famous Christmas Eve celebration from […]

What is (one of) the greatest miracle of all?

by Ryan Kron

The incarnation of the Son of God. “We confess, therefore, that God has fulfilled the promise He made to the fathers by the mouth of His holy prophets1 when, at the time appointed by Him,2 He sent into the world His own only-begotten and eternal Son, who took the form of a servant and was […]

The Most Essential Life Skill: Teachability

by Ryan Kron

“There’s one characteristic that separates the successful from the unsuccessful in every walk of life: teachability. Those who are teachable, and remain so, usually succeed. The unteachable usually fail. I’ve seen that in business, I’ve seen it in the ministry, I’ve seen it among students, and I’ve seen it in my children. No matter how […]

What were you created for?

by Ryan Kron

“We were created to feast on glory.  But we have sinned and fallen short of it (Romans 3:23). It has become unattainable.  No wonder, then, that those made for the eternal are by nature discontented with the temporal.  We try the broken cisterns, but their waters fail and mock us until, in God’s providence, we […]

“The power of attraction” of God’s Word

by Ryan Kron

“The Word of God, moreover, when studied attentively, has also an indescribable power of attraction. It fills the mind with the clearest ideas of heavenly truth. Its method of teaching is distinguished by purity, solidity, certainty, and the absence of the least mixture of error. It soothes the mind with an ineffable sweetness — it […]

A god who is…

by Ryan Kron

“A god who is all love, all grace, all mercy, no sovereignty, no justice, no holiness, and no wrath is an idol.” —R.C. Sproul

Yes, He is altogether lovely!

by Ryan Kron

“Put the beauty of ten thousand worlds of paradises, like the Garden of Eden in one; put all trees, all flowers, all fragrances, all colors, all tastes, all joys, all loveliness, all sweetness in one. O what a lovely and excellent thing would that be! And yet it would be less compared to that beauteous […]

Do not be afraid

by Ryan Kron

“As Christians see societies crumble and collapse, our response should not be terrified alarm, as though our security were bound up with a fragile human network of law and order, but anticipation and confidence: the Lamb is now on the throne, with God’s plan for history firmly in hand.” -Dennis Johnson

How do you respond when the doctor says: you have cancer.

by Ryan Kron

Here is a very moving section from Ed Welch’s newest book: “I have bad news. The lesion is cancerous…. Life expectancy is usually between nine and twelve months.” He thanked the physician for being helpful, clear, and forthright. They arranged a follow-up appointment to talk about experimental treatments. He and his wife left the office […]

Loved by God

by Ryan Kron

“It is impossible for any man to love God, till by faith he know himself beloved of God.” -Edward Fisher, The Marrow of Modern Divinity