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Thanks to one of our friends who shared these resources with us! As she said, “Maybe people will want to continue correcting the bad theology they learned in church?  We encourage you to check out both of these excellent resources!

For those of you “Apple” computer people the Apple Book App has JC Ryle’s commentaries of all 4 gospels, as well as some of his others works (i.e. Practice Religion) available in the Book Store for FREE.  Simply go to the Book Store and search “JC Ryle” and you will see everything available.  If the resource has the “Get” button that means it is free to download. You can also search for other reformer authors (i.e. Calvin, Spurgeon, Whitefield etc) and find additional resources.


For those of you not familiar with David Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ), he was a Welsh Protestant minister, preacher and medical doctor who was influential in the Reformed wing of the British evangelical movement in the 20th century. For almost 30 years, he was the minister of Westminster Chapel in London.His teaching is solid and biblical!

The MLJ Trust website has an extensive library of over 1600 recorded sermons available for free to download.  They also have a Mobile App for both Android and IOS.

An Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil – Digest

This Digest compiles the 24 part-series titled, An Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil. 

In this series Pastor Crippen looks at many real examples of counterfeits. People who have an exterior appearance of godliness but who, like the whitewashed Pharisees, do not possess Christ within.  

Thank you for adding your observations and thoughts taken from your personal experiences.  Our plans are to compile these parts into a book and making it available as another resource to help train our powers of discernment by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. (Hebrews 5:14)

A New Series: An Appearance of Godliness – Case Studies in Evil

An Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 2)

An Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 3)

An Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 4)

An Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 5)

An Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 6)

An Appearance of Godliness (Part 7) – The Real Thing

An Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 8)

An Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 9)

An Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 10)

An Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 11)

An Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 12)

An Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 13)

An Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 14)

An Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 15)

An Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 16)

An Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 17)

The False Appearance of Godliness Has Typical Identifies (Part 18)

An Appearance of Godliness (Part 19)

An Appearance of Godliness (Part 20) – The Judas Moment

An Appearance of Godliness (Part 21) – Celebrity “Christians” and their Fan Clubs

An Appearance of Godliness (Part 22) – It’s Always YourFault – Really?

An Appearance of Godliness (Part 23) – King Joash

An Appearance of Godliness (Part 24) – The Lord is Winnowing His Harvest

An Appearance of Godliness – The Real Thing (Series Finale)


Christmas Eve Service 2020

December 24 – 7:00 PM (PT)

O Come, All Ye Faithful (Trinity Hymnal #208)

Isaiah 9:6-7
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus (Trinity Hymnal #196)

Luke 2:1-7
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

Silent Night (Trinity Hymnal #210)

Matthew 1:18-25
Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.

Christ is Come
Verse 1
The word of the prophets centuries old
The birth of Messiah
Has been long foretold
That (Now) unto you now unto you
Christ is come
Let all creation sing
God’s own Son oh hail the newborn King
The Word made flesh now dwells among us
Christ is come
Verse 2
Those born in darkness
Have seen a great light
The Redeemer of our hearts
Has been born this night
Prince of Peace Yeshua
Messiah Son of Man
Holy One King of Kings Lord of Lords
The Great I Am
Comforter Counselor
Author and Finisher
Divine truth revealer
Deliverer Healer
You are God Jesus You are God

Michael Weaver
@2004 Curb Word Music
CCLI #108183

Luke 2:8-21
And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

Angels We Have Heard on High (Trinity Hymnal #214)

Jesus, Light in the Darkness
Verse 1
In a manger, weak and humble
Almighty God in flesh and blood
Set all aside, His power and glory
God incarnate, infant, child

Chorus 1
Jesus, light in the darkness shining
Jesus, Immanuel 
By His grace bringing peace among us
Glory to Him on high

Verse 2
The  angels came, proclaiming Good News
That on this day, a Saviour’s born
The shepherds quaked, in awe and wonder
And ran to see, this Christ the Lord

Verse 3
Kings of east, His star to guide them
Searching for Messiah foretold  
Brought priceless gifts, to lay before Him
And bowed with joy before The King

God with us
Light that shines to all mankind
God with us
The darkness shall not stand

Verse 4
To meet our need, this humble Saviour
Came to earth in love divine
Here to save the lost and broken
And for our sin, he bled and died

Chorus 2
Jesus, light in the darkness shining
Jesus, Immanuel 
By His grace bringing peace among us
Glory to Him on high
Glory to Him on high

Kevin Dirks
@2019 Music and Lyrics
CCLI #108183

Matthew 2:1-12
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:

“‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’”

Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.

He Shall Reign Forevermore
Verse 1
In the bleak mid-winter
All creation groans
For a world in darkness
Frozen like a stone
Light is breaking
In a stable for a throne

(And) He shall reign forevermore forevermore
And He shall reign forevermore forevermore
Unto us a Child is born
The King of kings and Lord of lords
And He shall reign forevermore forevermore

Verse 2
If I were a wise man
I would travel far
If I were a shepherd
I would do my part
But poor as I am
I will give to Him my heart

Here within a manger lies the One
Who made the starry skies
This baby born for sacrifice
Christ the Messiah
Into our hopes into our fears
The Savior of the world appears
The promise of eternal years
Christ the Messiah

Chris Tomlin/Matt Maher
@2015 S.D.G. Publishing
CCLI #108183

Joy to the World (Trinity Hymnal #195)

Kevin Dirks is the son-in-law of Pastor Jeff and Verla Crippen and lives in Victoria, BC.  Kevin and Jenny have recently joined CRC “virtually”. Because CRC is currently meeting only online,  Kevin leads the weekly Worship Sessions on Sunday mornings at 11:00, Pacific Central Time.