“The grass withers, the flower fades,
but the word of our God will stand forever.”
Sermon Series: 1 Peter
“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes up you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.”
As a church, we believe we should store up the word of God in our minds and our hearts. Visit the Bible Memory page for this month’s memory passage.
Childcare & Preschool
The gospel is as relevant to a child as it is
The Five Solas
Did the reformation matter? What does it mean to be protestant? What is an evangelical? Many Christians are wholly unaware of our doctrinal heritage and the hard-fought battles to hold on to the gospel.
The evidence for this is that many Evangelical churches today are increasingly dominated by the spirit of this age rather than by the Spirit of Christ. Yet historic evangelicalism was confessional. It embraced the essential truths of Christianity as those that were defined by the great ecumenical councils of the church. In addition, evangelicals also shared a common heritage in the “solas” of the sixteenth century Protestant Reformation. Today the light of the Reformation has been significantly dimmed. Because of this crisis and because of our love of Christ, his gospel and his church, we endeavor to assert anew our commitment to the central truths of the Reformation and of historic evangelicalism. These truths we affirm not because of their role in our traditions, but because we believe that they are central to the Bible.*
And so we have just completed a series of messages on the five solas of the Reformation to once again affirm “we believe that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone; as revealed in scripture alone, to the glory of God alone.”
*(Aspects of the above statement are from “The Cambridge Declaration” Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, April 20, 1996)