Songs Recommended for Advent Worship

The following is a list of songs I like to sing during the Advent Season. Most of the these songs listed are approved by the URCNA, with a few deletions and additions. Hymn Words By  Tune Advent of Our God, … [Read more...]

2013 Festival of Lessons & Carols

Download the whole program here (PDF). You, your family, and your friends are invited to join us as we joyfully celebrate and reverently remember the greatest drama ever told: the coming of God in the flesh! We … [Read more...]

“A Hebrew Son Cast into the Nile”

  Exodus 1:22-2:10 (text); Matt 1:18-23; 2:1-2, 10-16; Acts 7:17-22; Heb 11:23-26 © December 1, 2013 • Download this sermon (PDF) • Download liturgy (PDF) Introduction Beloved congregation of Christ: Every … [Read more...]

First Sunday of Advent 2013: “A Hebrew Son Cast into the Nile”

Text: Exodus 1:22-2:10 Other Scripture Readings: Matthew 1:18-23; 2:1-2, 10-18; Acts 7:17-22; Hebrews 11:23-26 1. “Conceived and Born of a Woman” 2. “A Fine Child, Beautiful in God's Sight” 3. “Drawn Out of the … [Read more...]

A Lion Born with a Scepter

The Tribe of Judah by Marc Chagall

  Genesis 49:8-12 (text); Luke 2:8-14; Matthew 2:1-12; Revelation 19:11-16 Rev. Nollie Malabuyo • December 9, 2012 (Pasig) • December 23, 2012 (Salem, OR) Download PDF sermon In the late 12th century, … [Read more...]

The Only Son Blesses All the Nations

  Readings: Genesis 22:15-18 (text); Galatians 3:16, 28-29 December 23, 2012 • Pasig Covenant Reformed Church • Download PDF sermon The first time God revealed himself to Abraham, he was a 75-year-old pagan … [Read more...]

Liturgy for Imus and Pasig—December 16, 2012

"The Annunciation to the Shepherds" by Abraham Bloemaert, c. 1600

  For an explanation of the details of this liturgy, see "A Brief Walk-Through Our Liturgy." This is based on John Calvin's liturgy in the church in Strassbourg published in 1545. For a paper on the pattern of … [Read more...]

Christmas in Genesis

  This Advent season, I would be on furlough, but we have a schedule for preaching and leading worship. So I'm planning to start a Christmas series one week earlier, on November 18. When an elder preaches, I will … [Read more...]

Born to Be “Like His Brothers in Every Respect”

Notwithstanding images of a “super baby” at his birth, Jesus was like any other baby born in this world by a woman. We hear cute little children in Christmas pageants singing, “The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes, but … [Read more...]

“The Son Fulfilled the Righteous Requirement of the Law”

Christ “became a curse” to redeem us from the “curse of the law” (Gal 3:13). He was “born under the law” to redeem us who were “under the law” (Gal 4:4-5). Part 2: Born to Be “Like His Brothers in Every … [Read more...]