Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Vision (1/27/11): What's in a name? C-R-B-C

Note: Here’s another script for one of the “Grace Points” devotionals that will begin running on local talk radio (AM 1260; FM 107.5) in February. Again, join us in praying for this outreach!

Welcome to Grace Points, a ministry of Christ Reformed Baptist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia:

As a father of five children, I can tell you that it’s a wonderful privilege to name a newborn or adopted child.

It’s also a privilege to name a new church. When we planted our church last year we named it Christ Reformed Baptist Church. Each part has meaning.

Christ. We want to be Christ-centered and Christ-saturated. He must increase and we must decrease.

Reformed. We are committed to the classical, Biblical positions of the Protestant Reformation.

Baptist. We hold that believer’s baptism by immersion is the New Testament practice.

Church. We believe in the importance of the visible, local church. Jesus himself constituted the church, declaring, “I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

Christ Reformed is a new church plant, meeting each Sunday at 10:30 am at the Branchlands Professional Building, 1410 Incarnation Drive. They can also be reached on the web at

Grace and peace, Pastor Jeff Riddle

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