Posts by Wayne Lin

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Reformation and Cross: It Is Finished

by Wayne Lin

From Tyler Cowden, in recognition of Reformation Day… At the time of writing, it is that season of the year again when many Reformed Christians call to mind their historical roots in the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century, and hopefully continue to appreciate the real differences that divide the ideologies of the Roman Catholic […]

Apostles’ Creed: “I believe in…His Only Son, Our Lord” Part 1

by Wayne Lin

This is blog number 4 from our very own, Tyler Cowden…Now that we have given some consideration to the biblical perspective on faith and belief, let us focus on the person in whom we as Christians ultimately put our faith, Jesus Christ. All of Scripture reveals and points to Jesus, but let’s think about a […]

The Apostles’ Creed: “I believe in Jesus Christ”

by Wayne Lin

This is the third post from the series on the Apostles Creed by Tyler Cowden… The center of Christian faith is, not surprisingly, the person and work of Jesus Christ. Most of the rest of the Creed focuses on Him and His redemptive accomplishments for His people, from His incarnation all the way through to […]

The Apostles’ Creed: “I believe in…the Maker of heaven and earth”

by Wayne Lin

This is blog number 2 by our very own, Tyler Cowden… In a way, one can think of all that exists in two, and only two, categories. There is a “Maker” category, and a “heaven and earth” category—Creator and creature, Potter and clay (Is. 64:8). I speak here of concrete things which exist, leaving aside […]

The Apostles Creed: “I Believe in God the Father Almighty”

by Wayne Lin

This starts a new series by our worship leader, Tyler Cowden, on the Apostles Creed. Be blessed by his writings….   The early Christian confession of belief in God—especially belief in one almighty God—was no less controversial (or necessary) in the late Roman Empire than it is today in the West. There is a sense, […]

Thoughts on Christian Fellowship

by Wayne Lin

This blog post was written by our very own Carol Wakeman, on reflections of Christian Fellowship:  This past Sunday when Pastor Biggs was discussing fellowship as a part of his sermon, he said that we miss out on God’s love when we separate ourselves from fellowship with the Body of Christ. In response to this, […]

Christian Suffering, Part 5: God Alone is the Best Judge

by Wayne Lin

If you are suffering unjustly at the hands of some specific person or group of people, it’s easy to see the perfect solution. God could rain down some fire from heaven, maybe just a lightning bolt or two, and the problem would be fixed. God’s justice would be accomplished, our suffering would end, and all […]

Christian Suffering, Part 4: Patient Endurance Finds Favor with God

by Wayne Lin

Until now I have emphasized the fact that because of our inherent sinfulness, there is a sense in which we actually deserve any and all suffering that we may experience. However, there is also a very real sense in which Christians endure undeserved, unjust suffering, even being punished for doing what is right. God has […]

Christian Suffering, Part 3: The Righteous Shall Live by Faith

by Wayne Lin

This is part 3 of the five part blog on Christian suffering by Emily Moore… What is faith? Sometimes, because Protestant Christians tend to focus on salvation by faith alone, we limit our definition of faith to receiving Jesus Christ as your Savior in a one-time conversion experience. However, Christians are called to live their […]

Christian Suffering, Part. 2: Redemption is Better

by Wayne Lin

This is part 2 of Emily Moore’s essay on suffering… This statement implies a basis of comparison.  Would it be better if suffering and evil had never entered the world, and we lived in a state of perfect innocence before God?  Bring to mind the Garden of Eden, Paradise, the beauty of creation and an […]