Archive | May, 2016

Should We Attend A Same-Sex Wedding? by Pastor Tedd Mathis

Published May 13, 2016

Last year we as a church voted to make clear in our statement of faith what we believe about marriage. The vote was unanimous. Here’s what we as a church agreed on: We believe marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime, designed by God to be a picture of the relationship of the union between Christ and His church, and is the means for procreation of the human race. The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God’s image. Children, from the moment of […]

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Sayings Christians Ought to Bury by Eric Davis

Published May 11, 2016

Every movement and organization has their sayings. They can be helpful when they are accurate and memorable. But they can also be destructive when they are inaccurate and memorable. Such sayings float around a bit in Christendom. Thus, it behooves us to evaluate things we say against Scripture so that we accurately represent the faith. Oftentimes newer or mis-shepherded Christians will latch onto sayings, get swept down the stream of error, and cause others to do the same. Here are a few such Christian sayings that ought to be buried. “They are a Christian but haven’t made Christ their Lord […]

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American Christians, You Might Need to Start Living Like Missionaries – By Amy Medina

Published May 6, 2016

“I’m moving to Canada.” Personally, Canada would be way too cold for me, but I get the sentiment.  However, instead of fleeing for the hills, maybe it’s time for American Christians to start living like missionaries in their own country. Before you get offended, let me assure you that I am in no way belittling the millions of American Christians who are already living out gospel-centered lives in their communities.  As you learned in Sunday School when you were five, we all are missionaries. But I’m not talking about living as a proclaimer of the gospel, I’m talking about living […]

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Why These 66 Books? (Part 1) By Nathan Busenitz

Published May 4, 2016

Have you ever looked at your Bible and wondered, “How do we know that these 66 books, and no others, comprise the inspired Word of God?” That is a critically important question, since there are many today who would deny that these 66 books truly make up the complete canon of Scripture. The Roman Catholic Church, for example, claims that the Apocryphal books which were written during the inter-testamental period (between the Old and New Testaments) ought to be included in the Bible. Cult groups like the Mormons want to add their own books to the Bible— like the Book of Mormon, The Doctrines and Covenants, and The Pearl of Great Price. And then there […]

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