The reformers, such as Luther and Calvin, did not come to the positions for which they are known overnight, or in a straight forward or uniform manner. The Reformation was, as one person has put it, quite a messy affair. Looking back at the actions and words of the Reformers - we wish they would have said and done things in a different fashion. Seeing the humanity of the Reformers helps us as poor sinners understand our need for the gospel of grace.
Likewise MNVBC did not come to the positions for which they are now known overnight, or in a straight forward or uniform manner. Some sermons contained on the website may have statements which we wish were said differently, or never said at all. Nevertheless they may have value in that they provide information for others who are at a different point in their journey of reformation.
However if you find statements in sermons on this site for which you need an explanation - we ask that you contact the elders (using the contact form) and ask for further clarification.
"Reformed" generally refers to those churches that sought to recover a biblical understanding of theology and broke from the Roman Catholic Church in the 16th century. Specifically the title refers to those churches following in the footsteps...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Our worship is relatively simple because of the Regulative Principle of Worship. This principle is simply the understanding that Scripture should regulate worship. Basically, if Scripture does not prescribe something for public worship, then it...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Benjamin Keach paid a great price for writing his catechism. May we treasure the gifts that God has given His church such as Keach's catechism. What a blessing to learn of the legitimate use of confessions and catechisms in the Lord's worship. The...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
It struck me as we discussed the drying up of the river Euphrates and the term Armageddon that these symbolic terms teach us about the final deliverance of the universal church from Satan's unmitigated deception during his little season. These...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
In Ben's message from Judges this morning (2/28/10) he pointed out an interesting parallel between the place of Joshua's last speech and Abimelech's coronation in Judges 9:6 "And all the men of Shechem gathered together, all of Beth Millo, and...[ abbreviated | read entire ]