• Advent, part 1

    Posted Nov 30th, 2012 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    Happy New Year! This is the first Sunday in Advent, which is regarded by Western Christianity as the beginning of the liturgical year. Sometimes Christians mistakenly think of Advent as being synonymous with the birth of Christ or with Christmas. But it really isn’t. In fact, Advent’s primary focus is on what we usually call …

  • Union with Christ, part 11

    Posted Nov 21st, 2012 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    This will bring our reflections and meditations on union with Christ to a close. Next Sunday Advent begins and so I will commence a brief series about the nature of Advent and how we can use it for our growth in grace. Since this is the end of our thoughts on union with Christ I …

  • Union with Christ, part 10

    Posted Nov 21st, 2012 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    Last week we considered our union with Christ as it comes to expression in the Lord’s Supper and as we come to pointedly experience it there. Here we consider our union with Christ and its relationship to the sacrament of baptism. This is fitting for our consideration, as we will see, because of the way …

  • Holiday Schedule 2012-2013

    Posted Nov 19th, 2012 By in Salt & Light Blog With | No Comments

    November 21-No club (Thanksgiving week)   November 28-Club   December 5-No club (due to the annual congregational meeting)   December 12-Club   December 19 through January 2-Christmas vacation   January 9-Club will resume!

  • Field Day Coming Up!

    Posted Nov 12th, 2012 By in Cadets Blog With | No Comments

    Hello Cadet families! We’ve got Field Day coming up fast, Sat Dec 8 in Cerritos; I hope you can make it, or send your cadets up in a car pool (not quite time to start organizing that yet though). Bad news: New Life is switching their traditional January congregational meeting to Wed Dec 5, which …

  • Union with Christ, part 9

    Posted Nov 8th, 2012 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    Nestorianism was an ancient heresy condemned by the church in the fifth century. It emphasized the division between the natures of Christ rather than their union. In its most extreme forms, Nestorianism actually viewed Jesus as being two persons. In response to this, the church emphasized that Christ is actually one person with two distinct …

  • Union with Christ, part 8

    Posted Nov 4th, 2012 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    Speaking of Christ, someone has said, “He became man that we might become God.” Who said that? Was that Mitt Romney or Joseph Smith? Actually those words were spoken by one of, if not the, greatest defenders of the orthodox view of the Trinity in the history of the church. Those words were uttered by …

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