We Believe in Christ. We Belong to Christ. We Serve Christ.
“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us” Romans 5:1-5 (ESV)Continue Reading »
Luke records these words in Acts 2:44, “And all who believed were together and had all things in common” (ESV). One of the characteristics of the early church was that they enjoined church purity. It was a church composed of those who “had all things in common,” in other words, they were all believers.Continue Reading »
One of the greatest tests of faith in the Scriptures is recorded in the story of Abraham and Isaac in Genesis 22. God had commanded Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac. The great challenge for Abraham of course, was not only that this was his son whom he loved (Gen 22:2), but he was also the very son who the Lord had promised to Abraham in his old age. Isaac would have represented to Abraham the culmination of a life’s hope, as well as the clear answer to the promises of God. Ultimately all those who would be saved, from the Old Testament saint to the New Testament saint to those saved today, would come through the line of Abraham; as it was through Abraham’s descendants came the promised Messiah, Jesus Christ.Continue Reading »