Posts from 2017

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5 Popular Misconceptions About the Christmas Story

by Ryan Kron

Michael Kruger writes: “We experience the story of Jesus’s birth in a variety of ways throughout the Christmas season. The story is presented through nativity scenes, TV shows, story books, paintings, and Christmas pageants. In fact, we encounter the Christmas story so often we’re convinced we know all the details of what happened that night. But […]

Born of the Virgin Mary

by Ryan Kron

“Along with the great theologian and philosopher Anselm of Canterbury we ask the question, Cur deus homo? Why the God-man? When we look at the biblical answer to that question, we see that the purpose behind the incarnation of Christ is to fulfill His work as God’s appointed Mediator. It is said in 1 Timothy 2:5: “For there […]

What Do We Celebrate at Christmas?

by Ryan Kron

“What we celebrate at Christmas is not so much the birth of a baby, as important as that is, but what’s so significant about the birth of that particular baby is that in this birth we have the incarnation of God Himself. An incarnation means a coming in the flesh. We know how John begins […]

Christmas in the book of Revelation

by Ryan Kron

This Sunday at Emmaus Road Reformed Church we will begin a five-week advent series in the book of Revelation.  The sermon this Sunday will be on Revelation 1:9-20 as we look at John’s vision of the Majestic Christ. My prayer is that during this Christmas season, this series in Revelation will point us to the […]

Love the Local Church

by Ryan Kron

“Find a good local church, get involved, become a member, stay there for the long haul. “Put away thoughts of revolution for a while and join the plodding visionaries. “Go to church this Sunday and worship there in spirit and truth, be patient with your leaders, rejoice when the gospel is faithfully proclaimed, bear with […]

The Five Solas of the Reformation: A Reformation Day Meditation

by Ryan Kron

By Dr. James M. Boice (1938-2000) Dr. Boice was a PCA (Presbyterian Church in America) pastor and scholar who pastored Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. “1. Scripture alone. When the Reformers used the words sola Scriptura they were expressing their concern for the Bible’s authority, and what they meant is that the Bible alone is […]

His name is Jesus Christ

by Ryan Kron

“So when the devil throws your sins in your face and declares that you deserve death and hell, tell him this: ‘I admit that I deserve death and hell, what of it? For I know One who suffered and made satisfaction on my behalf. His name is Jesus Christ, Son of God, and where He […]