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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 […]

Did Martin Luther Invent “Justification” 500 Years Ago?

by Ryan Kron

“In recent years, some evangelical scholars have been drawn to the traditional Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox charge that the doctrine of justification taught by the Protestant Reformers is a novelty. Not quite. First, the Greek verb for “to justify” means to declare righteous, not to make righteous. It is often contrasted in its immediate […]