On Sunday, Sept. 17th, at Noon, we’ll have a celebration luncheon to honor longtime Deacon Ed Snyder and his wife Debbie, as he has recently stepped down from this role. A hot meal will be served, and there’ll be a time for sharing words of appreciation.
Please sign up at the round table at CPCC — and plan to help us celebrate Ed & Debbie!
The Adult Class this fall begins a study on Redemption Accomplished & Applied with Pastor David Bissett, using the famous little book by Dr John Murray. A paperback published by Eerdmans is for sale everywhere; an e-book is available from the Banner of Truth.
Schedule of Lessons….
PART I — REDEMPTION ACCOMPLISHED
1. The Necessity of the Atonement
2. The Nature of the Atonement
3. The Perfection of the Atonement
4. The Extent of the Atonement
PART II — REDEMPTION APPLIED
1. The Order of Application
2. Effectual Calling
4. Faith and Repentance
Professor John Murray (1898-1975) was recognized in his own lifetime as one of the leading Reformed theologians in the English-speaking world. His Redemption Accomplished and Applied, expounds the atonement, stressing union with Christ, with adoption as the apex of the redemptive privileges.
Born at Migdale, near Bonar Bridge, Scotland, he attended Dornoch Academy, and served with the Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) in France during the First World War, losing an eye in the conflict. After the War, he pursued studies, first at the University of Glasgow (MA, 1923), and then at Princeton Theological Seminary, USA (1924-27).
In 1929 he was invited to teach Systematic Theology at Princeton, and did so for one year, before joining the Faculty of the newly formed Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. There he shared with such scholars and Christian leaders as J. Gresham Machen and Cornelius Van Til in the great struggle to maintain the old Princeton tradition in theology, represented by the Hodges and B. B. Warfield. He was ordained in 1937 by the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, USA.
John Murray remained at Westminster until his retirement in 1966. He returned to his native Scotland, married Valerie Knowlton in December 1967 and enjoyed a brief period of fatherhood prior to his death in 1975. A careful scholar, an eloquent lecturer, a moving preacher, and the author of many outstanding articles and books, Murray’s driving passions were to declare Christ’s Word, advance his cause, and bless his people.
The Banner of Truth Trust publishes his Collected Writings in four volumes.
Have you checked out the Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall lately?There you’ll see the latest information posted for the Baby Shower CPCC is hosting for Alpha Pregnancy Centers (organized by Glenda Schwartz & The Women’s Connection). It will be on Saturday, September 16th, from 1 PM—3 PM. “Wish Lists” for the babies and mothers are available on the board. Lisa Carson from Alpha’s Albany office will be speaking to us about the center. Additional info will come out weekly. Mark your calendars — and do some shopping!
Why is there a Christian education program at CPCC? As disciples, we are to be always learning from God’s Word! On Sunday, September 10th our fall Sunday School term starts with an all-church assembly to emphasize this, and to introduce our staff. We will also give Bibles to all new First Graders. Everyone is asked to attend. The various, individual Sunday School classes will begin Sept. 17th.
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