• Union with Christ, part 7

    Posted Oct 26th, 2012 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that often we are guilty of thinking of and talking about the doctrine of election in a vacuum, detached from anything corporate and detached from the Elect One, Christ himself. The same can be true when we think about the doctrine of justification. Luther, for example, said that …

  • The Rest of the Year

    Posted Oct 26th, 2012 By in Cadets Blog With | No Comments

    Hello Cadet Families, Just want to let you know about what the rest of the year will look like. (All these events are on the Cadet Calendar, which you should have bookmarked for easy reference.) Now that it’s getting dark so soon (and will only get darker sooner once the time changes), we are done …

  • Union with Christ, part 6

    Posted Oct 19th, 2012 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    Last week we looked at the relationship between our union with Christ and election and next week we will consider the relationship between our justification and our union with him. This week, however, we speed ahead to the end because the passage before us speaks so clearly to it. Here we see how our union …

  • Union with Christ, part 5

    Posted Oct 12th, 2012 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    If you were like me, it was the doctrine of election and predestination that were like a gateway drug leading to the unthinkable, the baptizing of little babies—which is to say, a full-blown embrace of Reformed theology. That said, I was guilty of thinking about election and predestination in a way that, while true, was …

  • Union with Christ, part 4

    Posted Oct 12th, 2012 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    I got goose bumps when I read these words by Robert Letham, Since we are united to Christ, God regards us in the identical way he does Christ. The Father treats us exactly the same way as he does his one eternal and beloved Son. (p. 53) Have you ever read something so remarkable? This …

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