The Sunday Reader: Vol. 1 | #26

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The Final End of God in Creation

In a recent sermon, I referenced this excerpt from Berkhof's Systematic Theology. It addresses the purpose of God's creative work in relation to man's good and divine glory.

If God is With Me, Why Did this Happen?

A fitting follow-up to our study of James 1:16-18 dealing with undesired turns of providence.

What's So Great About Limited Atonement?

“What is the cash value of this doctrine? Does it offer something to my Christian experience or is it just abstract theology?" Richard D. Phillips answers.

Advice for Your Relationship with an Apostate Family Member

Practical wisdom for many of us.

ABOUT — The Sunday Reader shares articles we've found particularly insightful, thought-provoking, or edifying this week. While not always representing the views of our Pastors and Elders, these selections offer a mix of viewpoints to broaden and frame your understanding of God, Scripture, ourselves, and the world we serve in Christ's name.

Rev. Michael Spotts

Pastor Michael has been involved in ministry for over ten years. Before his ordination at Phoenix URC, he participated in foreign missions (Australia, Russia). He holds an Assoc. in Biblical Studies (2004) and an M.Div (WSCAL, 2016). 

Prior to ministry, he owned a commercial photography business for ten years. He still enjoys shooting landscape photos.