Reformed Theology: The Centrality of the Word

Submitted by Jarrod Crawford on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 12:29pm

When you ask someone what "Reformed" means, you could get a whole host of responses.  Some think that it is a defined liturgy (prayers, readings, saying, etc.), others think it's simply a name on the church, still others might simply tell you they have no idea.  While there are several distinctive themes of Reformed theology, the first one which stands out is the centrality of the Word of God.  In all matters of faith and life, we are to subject our thoughts and beliefs to Scripture.  Yes, our experiences, traditions, and reason all play a part in interpretation.

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Luke 6:37-49

Jesus calls us to a radical love for our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Even our best intentions can be marred by our sin.  It is imperative, then, that we always check our hearts and our "fruits" before we address conflict, confrontation, or discipline.  Once we have seen the 'beam of wood' in our own eyes will we be able to help a brother or sister see the speck in their own.  If we are still blind to our sins, then we will only lead someone else who is blind into a pit.  

Follow Me

Submitted by Jarrod Crawford on Wed, 08/19/2015 - 3:55pm

Follow: go after (someone) in order to observe or monitor; treat as a teacher or guide

Luke 5:27-28: After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. "Follow me," Jesus said to him, and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.