Through September, we have a four week series highlighting some of our Mission work in our city and globally.
We will begin the summer by celebrating how far God has enabled our congregation to grow as we pursue the mission he has given to us. Pastor Jason will highlight the results from the Transforming Church Insight (TCI) Survey while lifting up the biblical principle by which we measure our life together. He will also share stories from his 25 years in the life of the church, considering how far we have come. Beginning mid-July, we will consider how much farther God is calling us to go as Pastor Clint lifts up the strategic initiatives that leaders of the church have recently identified. These initiatives will guide our life together for the next three to five years.
A favorite quote about the Bible comes from Mark Twain. Twain said, "It ain't the parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it's the parts that I do understand!"
Truly, we can give thanks that essential aspects of God's Word are accessible to any who truly want to understand the Bible. The simple gospel can be understood by the youngest of children. However, we all know that other aspects of the Bible can be much more complex and confusing. As a result, throughout the history of the church many biblical passages have been misunderstood and misused. In light of this danger Saint Paul admonished his son in the faith, Timothy, writing, "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth." - 2 Timothy 2:15
This summer we, ourselves, will be taking to heart this exhortation as we consider some of the most misused passages of the Bible. Not only do we hope to understand these passages correctly, but we also want to develop greater skills in handling the whole Bible.
In order to bring unity to the church in 1563, a Protestant confessional document was written in the form of a series of questions and answers for use in teaching Reformed Christian doctrine. It is the Heidelberg Catechism. Our Lenten sermon series will explore those teachings, beginning with the first question, "What is your only comfort in life and in death?"
In the Advent season we are reminded that Emmanuel means "God with Us" now and in the promise of hope for everlasting life.
As God's people seeking God's covenant promise we have no greater responsibility than to diligently pass the faith from one generation to the next.
Occasionally, we break from our usual sermon series to highlight a mission or celebrate a special occasion. These are the special services which don't fit within a series.
We demonstrate our allegiance to the Lord Jesus in practical, everyday ways: in how we think, talk, walk, and work.