The Reformed Church in the United States 






Building of the Omaha Reformed Church
Omaha Reformed Church is a mission work of the Reformed Church in the United States (RCUS).   Information about RCUS can be learned from RCUS.org website.   This site will include further information about our doctrines, congregations and resources.  

This page is being published as a link to the blog reformation500years.blogspot.com   On this blog there will be links to files that can be downloaded and published and bulletin inserts and informational instruction!  



Reformation 500 Year Celebration
This year we join the reformed family of churches throughout the world in celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, which began on October 31, 1517, when Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses Against Indulgences to the bulletin board on the door of the Castle church in Wittenberg, Germany.This was the beginning of the church’s return to the Bible as the supreme authority and its gospel of salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.
 
“Most of the economic, political and personal freedom and prosperity that people enjoy today is rooted in the Reformation. Before it, people were enslaved to an all-powerful Church with a false teaching about salvation, and were at the mercy of government that ruled mostly according to the laws of men than of God. The basic biblical principles were: 1) The primary authority of God’s word in the Bible, 2) Justification of sinners only through faith in Christ, and 3) The priesthood of all believers no matter what their office or occupation in this world” (Rev. Robert Grossmann, The Protestant Reformation and World History).
 
The Reformation spread through Germany, Switzerland, France, England, Scotland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden; and eventually led to the founding of the United States of America – which at first was 98% Protestant.
 
Our goal is to celebrate the Reformation all year. Each Sunday’s bulletin insert will focus on the main history of the Reformation, and on one of its best creeds: The Heidelberg Catechism. We will also be using the Catechism for our public confession of faith. The 129 Questions and Answers are divided into 52 portions, one for each of the 52 Sundays of the year. 
 
We subscribe to three reformed creeds: The Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession, and the Canons of Dort. A free copy of our book of confessions is available upon request.


The Attributes of God

At our Wedneday Evening Here are the lessons we've already watched. (I just realized this video series is available to watch on Ligonier.org.  Even if you don't plan on coming to the Wednesday Evening Studies, I think you will be blessed by watching these or giving them a listen.  We are best able to glorify God when we know the most about Him.  
 
"You are God"  by  Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III  He examines the modern god of the New Age movement, otherwise known as Neo-Paganism. 

"God to Me"  by  Dr. R.C. Sproul, Jr.   exposes the god of the relativist. 
In this pre-conference seminar, R.C. Sproul Jr. will expose the god of the relativists.

"A Tame Lion"  by  Dr. Robert Godfrey  He helps us to discern the god of the church growth movement.


Questions and Answers#1



Well, here is a summary of the next few messages: 

An Everlasting Love: The Love of God                                    John MacArthur
The meaning of God’s love has often been explained in a way that gives us a distorted understanding of who God is. In this session, John MacArthur will present the biblical doctrine of God’s love.  He will dig deep in unveiling the Bible’s teaching about the nature of God’s Love.

An Unquenchable Fire: The Wrath of God                      Dr. J. LigonDuncan III
How would you describe wrath? Is wrath incompatible with the Christian concept of God? Before we dismiss difficult doctrines as distortions of God’s character, let us first see what the Bible actually says about them. Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III delivers this message, which looks at a proper teaching on the biblical concept of God’s wrath.

AKnowledge With No End: The Omniscience of God          Dr. Sinclair Ferguson
In this session, Sinclair Ferguson will explain the meaning of God’s omniscience, demonstrating how it is taught throughout the Scriptures. We are reminded of how a proper understanding of this attribute of our great God is a true comfort to believers.

Before the Beginning: The Aseity of God                                   Dr. R.C. Sproul
Unlike creation, God is self-existent, uncaused, and independent. In this lecture, Dr. Sproul will examine the doctrine of God’s Aseity, and explain why it is vital to a proper understanding of who God is as Creator and Redeemer.

 
PLUS SIX More Sessions.  My favorite?  

Probably "The Beauty of God" by Dr. Ligon Duncan III