The Body & the Bible

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We all came into the world with an amazingly fine-tuned machine, the human body. But it came with no instruction manual. Nothing to tell us about how to care for it, how it should and shouldn’t be used, or what it’s ultimate purpose was. Much less did we receive anything spelled out about things like sexuality and gender identity.

And yet, God actually has given us two books, two ‘manuals’ to teach us about our bodies. One was born within us, the voice of nature and conscience. The other was given in the Holy Bible, the written Word of God. Like a hand in a glove, the Bible perfectly fits with what we know inside – and it tells us so much more.

Come, bring your body, your ears, your heart, to hear your Maker. Listen to Him as He teaches us about our bodies, their original perfection, their ruin by sin, and their redemption by the broken body of Jesus Christ.

Join us for worship at the Presbyterian Reformed Church of R.I. This Lord’s day (Sunday) at 10:30 a.m., Jan. 5. 1340 S. County Trail (Route 2).

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Todos entramos al mundo con una maquina asombrosamente precisa, el cuerpo humano. Pero no vino con manual de instrucciones. Nada para decirnos como cuidar de ella, como debe o no ser usada, o cual es su proposito mas alto. Mucho menos recibimos cualquier cosa acerca de cosas como la sexualidad o la identidad de genero.

Sin embargo, Dios nos ha dado dos libros—dos manuales—para enseñanos acerca de nuestros cuerpos. Uno nacio con nosotros, la voz de la naturleza y la consciencia. La otra se dio en la Santa Biblia, la palabra escrita de Dios. Como mano en un guante, la Biblia coopera con lo que sabemos por dentro—y nos dice mucho mas.

Ven, trae tu cuerpo, tus oidos, tu corazon, para escuchar a tu Creador. Escuchalo al enseñarnos acerca de nuestros cuerpos, su perfeccion original, su ruina por el pecado, y su redencion bor el cuerpo quebrado de Jesucristo.

Reunete con nosotros para adorar en la Iglesia Prebyteriana Reformada de R.I.
Domingo a las 10:30 a.m, Enero 5. 1340 S. County Trail, (ruta 2).

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In our regular morning services, we have been studying the Book of Exodus and are presently looking at the glorious spiritual realities revealed in the tabernacle. In our afternoon services, we have been studying various sayings from the Book of Proverbs. If you are serious in searching the Scriptures in its breadth and depth, and if you desire to worship God according to His revealed will, please join us!

You are welcome to join us at our regular worship services, at 10:30 a.m. every Lord’s day (Sunday).  We also have 2nd services at 1:30 p.m. on 1st and 3rd Lord’s days and catechism at 12:15 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th. Read about our worship practice and why we do what we do.

We meet at the Rocky Hill Grange on Route 2, about 15-20 minutes south of Providence.  It is located just south of Cardi’s in Warwick and Showcase Cinemas at 1340 South County Trail, East Greenwich, R.I.

Feel free to contact us by phone at 401-528-7613 or  by e-mail at mjives dot refparish at gmail dot com.