Flower

Heaven – Philippians 1:21-24

Justification By Faith, Part Two

Call To Worship April 16 2017

“The proverb has it that Hunger is the best cook. The Law makes afflicted consciences hungry for Christ. Christ tastes good to them. Hungry hearts appreciate Christ. Thirsty souls are what Christ wants. He invites them: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Christ’s benefits are so precious that He will dispense them only to those who need them and really desire them.” Martin Luther, Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians

Justification By Faith, Part One

The Emblem Of Eternal Rest

Memorial Stones

Call To Worship March 26 2017

“We observe a certain assumption operating in [Joshua] 4:1-10, namely, that the greatest enemy of faith may be forgetfulness (cf. Deut. 8). Just as in marriage, the real threat may not be infidelity but simply a slow process of forgetting and a gradual failure to remember the preciousness of the other person. So, Joshua says, you must remember what Yahweh has done; and these stones are to serve as visual aids to that end.”

(Dale Ralph Davis, Joshua: No Falling Words, [Christian Focus, 2000], pg. 39.)

Man Is Unable

Call To Worship March 19 2017

“By reconciliation is meant the whole work of redemption. The Scripture has various terms for our recovery by Christ, which all amount to one thing, but imply the variety of our misery by sin, and the full proportion of the remedy to all our capacities in that misery. Our fall put us under various relations; our Saviour has cut those knots, and tied new ones of a contrary nature. It is called reconciliation as it respects us as enemies, salvation as it respects us in a state of damnation, propitiation as we are guilty, redemption as captives, and bound over to punishment. Reconciliation, justification, and adoption differ thus: in reconciliation, God is considered as the supreme Lord and the injured party, and man is considered as an enemy that has wronged him; in justification, God is considered as a judge, and man as guilty; in adoption, God is considered as a father, and man as an alien. Reconciliation makes us friends, justification makes us righteous, adoption makes us heirs.”
(Stephen Charnock)

Reconciliation – Bridging The Gap