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Friday
Oct242014

Bulletin for Reformation Sunday: October 26, 2014

Note: The picture above is of our first service in Anaheim. Previously, Christ Reformed Church held our services in Michael Horton's living room, and then in a Lutheran Church in Placentia.

 

Sunday Morning, October 26, we will celebrate Reformation Sunday and our 19th Church Anniversary. This Lord's day we will consider Paul's discussion of righteousness in Philippians 3:1-11. Our Lord's Day worship service begins at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Afternoon: Professor Kenneth Samples will be teaching on the Belgic Confession, Article 16; The Doctine of Election. Our catechism service begins @ 1:15 p.m.

The bulletin for Sunday 

Friday
Oct242014

Academy - October 24, 2014

Join us on Friday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. when Professor Kenneth Samples will continue his Academy series entitled: If I Had Lunch with St. Augustine.  This week Prof. Samples will discuss Augustine’s Most Influential Book.

The last and greatest of the men revered as the “Church Fathers” was Augustine of Hippo or “St. Augustine” (A.D. 354-430). Though Christianity has produced many prominent thinkers during the past two millennia, Augustine may be the mostinfluential Christian thinker of all time outside of the New Testament. Hissignificant influence, especially on Western Christianity, is directly tied to his profound work as a theologian, philosopher, apologist, and church bishop.

If you had lunch with the bishop, what would you ask him? What would you want to know about a man who was a great sinner who became a great saint?

This series of lectures will examine some of the key events in Augustine’s extraordinary life as well as explore his most important books, ideas, and accomplishments.

Textbook: Augustine, Confessions, trans. R. S. Pine-Coffin (New York: Penguin, 1961).

Thursday
Oct232014

Men’s Seminar: Update - October 2014

On Saturday, October 11, fifty of the men (and their sons) of Christ Reformed Church gathered for a morning of teaching and fellowship. The seminar was entitled "The Christian Man, Church Office, and Spiritual Leadership" and featured talks from a number of our church officers, past and present. 

Dr. Riddlebarger opened the seminar by describing the role of church office as spelled out in the URCNA church order, and the basis for this in 1 Timothy 3:1-13. He also gave some concrete advice for preparing oneself to be called to church office. Deacon Tony Bae spoke next and gave a presentation about the various tasks of the diaconate. He was able to help the brothers understand what goes on behind the scenes, and also brought a unique perspective as one who has served as both an elder and a deacon and has seen the different emphases of both offices. At this point, the brothers took a break to enjoy some fellowship over coffee, juice, bagels, and pastries. 

Following the break, Elder Ed Silva addressed the men and gave a description of the work of the consistory. The elders do much more than just shake the pastor's hand and serve communion, and Ed was able to help the brothers learn about the work that happens throughout a given week and month. Next, John Theisens gave a talk from the perspective of a seasoned veteran of church office having served in office on and off over the past forty years. John made the men laugh with some stories from the past, encouraged them where they felt inadequate to serve, and exhorted them to consider this task seriously. Finally Rev. Compton addressed the brothers from 1 Timothy 4:1-11, noting that the qualities God requires for church officers are qualities he requires for every man. Focusing on the theme "train yourself for godliness," Rev. Compton suggested several concrete in which we can pursue godly gratitude unto God's glory and unto one another's well-being.    

  

 

Thursday
Oct232014

Friday Office Hours Tomorrow, October 24

On Friday's this fall, Pastor Compton is at church from 3pm-9pm for office hours. He is also available at other times for appointments, but can regularly be found at the church on Friday afternoons and evenings. Call or E-mail to schedule an appointment.

(Click here to learn more about Christ Reformed Church's approach to Pastoral Counsel.)

Tuesday
Oct212014

Bible Study - October 22, 2014

Join us this Wednesday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. for evening prayer and bible study. 

Dr. Riddlebarger will continue with a rapid-fire "run through of the book of Romans, chapters 3-5." 

Friday
Oct172014

Academy - October 17, 2014

Join us on Friday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. when Professor Kenneth Samples begins a new Academy series entitled: If I Had Lunch with St. Augustine.  This week Prof. Samples will discuss Augustine’s Intellectual & Spiritual Pilgrimage.

The last and greatest of the men revered as the “Church Fathers” was Augustine of Hippo or “St. Augustine” (A.D. 354-430). Though Christianity has produced many prominent thinkers during the past two millennia, Augustine may be the mostinfluential Christian thinker of all time outside of the New Testament. Hissignificant influence, especially on Western Christianity, is directly tied to his profound work as a theologian, philosopher, apologist, and church bishop.

If you had lunch with the bishop, what would you ask him? What would you want to know about a man who was a great sinner who became a great saint?

This series of lectures will examine some of the key events in Augustine’s extraordinary life as well as explore his most important books, ideas, and accomplishments.

Textbook: Augustine, Confessions, trans. R. S. Pine-Coffin (New York: Penguin, 1961).

Thursday
Oct162014

Men's Book Club Meets Again on Saturday, November 1

Save the date and join us on Saturday, November 1 at 6:00pm for the next meeting of the Men's Book Club. We meet at the home of Bob and Adriana Reeves and continue to work our way through Francis Schaeffer's book The God Who is There, as found in his Trilogy and volume 1 of his Complete Works.

For this next meeting, we will be reading section III, chapters 1-5, titled "How Historic Christianity Difffers From the New Theology." Schaeffer has eruditely analyzed the spirit of the age in sections I and II, now he highlights the answers that Christianity has to offer in place of the insurmountable problems of all non-Christian worldviews.

For questions or information, contact Pastor Compton:

rev.andrew.compton@gmail.com
714.296.1847

Thursday
Oct162014

Friday Office Hours with Pastor Compton

On Friday's this fall, Pastor Compton is at church from 3pm-9pm for office hours. He is also available at other times for appointments, but can regularly be found at the church on Friday afternoons and evenings. Call or E-mail to schedule an appointment.

(Click here to learn more about Christ Reformed Church's approach to Pastoral Counsel.)

Tuesday
Oct142014

Bible Study - October 15, 2014

Join us this Wednesday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. for evening prayer and bible study. 

Dr. Riddlebarger will continue with a rapid-fire "run through of the book of Romans." 

 

Monday
Oct062014

Bible Study - October 8, 2014

Join us this Wednesday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m. for evening prayer and bible study. This week Dr. Riddlebarger will begin a new study of the Book of Romans.