This day in Reformation History

On February 8, 1529, the Swiss Canton of Basel officially declared for the Reformation and forbid the Mass within its boarders.  The city had been trending that way for some time thanks to the popular preaching of men like John Oecolampadius (pictured), and the printing work of men like Hieronymous Froben.  The truth of the gospel triumphed and the city that hosted the Council of Basel just 100 years before became officially Reformed.
The mission of Reformation never ends.  We hope to continue to proclaim the one sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross and justification by faith alone in Nebraska.  Please join us in prayer for Reformation to come again not only to Nebraska, or America, but the whole world.

The Synod of Dort 400th Anniversary Year

The Synod of Dort was a Synod held to decide the question of election and related theological issues.  The followers of Jacob Arminius had raised these objections during the previous decade and the Dutch church needed to have the question settled.

One of the fascinating things about Dort is that it was not just a synod for the church in the Netherlands.  Rather it was a Synod that included people from every major Reformed Church in Europe, except France who had been invited, but forbidden to come by King Louis XIII.  Brandenburg did not send delegates, but their church was just a few years old at that point, and some small locals did not go either, but this was truly an ecumenical Reformed synod.

As we go through this year and the next, we are going to remember and celebrate the Synod of Dort and its pronouncements, the Canons of Dort commonly called the Five Points of Calvinism.  We hope you can join us for some events or just take time to be in God’s word as we see how the Lord used this event in the life of his church.

Food for thought . . .

It is always time to get some good reading done.  And Stephen Nichols gives us something for our minds to chew on in his post Youth Driven Culture.  If we are going to be reforming the church and the culture, we need to think on its struggles and ills.  And of course how the Bible speaks to them.  Enjoy!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year and may the Lord bless you in 2018.  It is a good time to think about Bible reading as we are at the start of a new year.  If you feel inclined to read through the Bible in a year, or are looking for some Bible reading plans, you will find a lot of different plans and even a chart to read at your own pace at Ligonier.

Merry Christmas

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior, who is Christ the Lord.” – Luke 2:11

Merry Christmas to all.  And May God bless you.

Worship the Lord Jesus this Christmas

Christmas is the celebration of Christ’s birth.  Make sure it remains so.  You are invited to join St. John’s RCUS for a Christmas Day worship service at 10:30 am.

Celebrate the birth of your Lord and Savior by giving Glory to God and worshiping Him.

Big Plans for Next Year

Now that we are in the last month of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, we are moving on to the next big celebration: 400th Anniversary of the Synod of Dort.  The Synod of Dort opened in November of 1618 and concluded in 1619.  It is from this document that what is commonly called the 5 Points of Calvinism arise.  We will be continuing our monthly events in 2018.  And in November we are having Dr. R. Scott Clark, Professor of Church History at Westminster California, to headline a conference about the Synod of Dort.

Stay tuned for more info and join us in 2018 as we continue to celebrate the truths of the Lord Jesus Christ and His gospel of grace.

Christmas Day Service

End the 500th Anniversary year of the Reformation with a Christmas Day worship service.  Join us at St. John’s RCUS to remember and celebrate the incarnation of the Lord Jesus at 10:30 am on December 25th.

Come Let us Adore Him!

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