But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.
Why Christmas? Part 1
Michael Horton (Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California) says, “The great tragedy of our age is not that our culture has forgotten the real meaning of Christmas, but that the church has.” So this week we feature five blog posts that put up reminders.
He came primarily to purge himself a particular people, zealous of good works. He came to reconcile man to God, and to bring us to a knowledge of the truth.
—D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, from his first sermon at Westminster Chapel, London, December 29, 1935
Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Pastor for Small Groups, North.