Dear Church Family,
I hope to summarize our discussion of tongues, tying it in to the broader question of the nature and purpose of the sign and revelatory gifts. As I noted last week, this is an immensely important and often divisive topic, and so it is one about which we need to aim to be of one mind, fully committed to biblical teaching.
In the morning service, we continue our Christmas series by considering Matthew’s account of the wise men who come to worship Jesus, with their understanding (from Micah’s prophecy) that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. From Micah, we’ll see more clearer what the Messiah’s character and work would be.
In the afternoon service, we’ll take questions and continue to finalize our constitution.
Some links for this week:
- Here are some good words from church history on the Incarnation.
- This is a helpful article: if we believe that the Spirit does not speak to us directly, how do we believe that the Spirit leads believers?
- This kind of list is often helpful: what are the marks of someone who is a true Christian?
In Christ our Lord,
Pastor Michael Riley
- Sunday School – The Day of Pentecost (Acts 2)
- Morning Service – A Ruler Who Will Shepherd (Matthew 2:1–6)
- Afternoon Service – Church Constitution