The most basic duty and greatest need for each believer is to consciously place our whole person under the Lordship of Jesus each day, including both the belief in our heart as well as the confession with our mouth.
Because Jesus is the end of the Law, He is the source of righteousness for all who believe in Him. God calls all men and women to confess with their mouth and believe in their heart that Jesus is Lord and Savior.
Religious people often stumble over Jesus and miss God’s salvation because they depend upon good deeds and religious rituals to satisfy God’s demand for righteousness. But God’s demand for righteousness is satisfied only through faith in Jesus who offers it to us as a free gift.
If we come to God through our own efforts to be righteous, we will stumble over Jesus Christ and be ruined forever. If we come to God through faith, we will have Jesus Christ as our cornerstone and receive righteousness and life in Him.
Faith is a gift from God that connects us to God’s person and to every one of God’s blessings. Without faith we do not have God and without God we have nothing. In this Father’s Day message from Mark 5:21-43, Pastor Ritch teaches how Jesus used the circumstances of one father to grow and shape his faith and dependence upon God.
Are you most concerned about God’s standing before you or your standing before God? In this message from Romans 9:21-24, Pastor Ritch begins to explain why the way you answer this question offers a stark diagnosis of your spiritual health.
Christians are often quick to place their trust in saviors that offer to hope of salvation. In this message, Pastor Josh Beakley teaches the ancient call to worship found in Psalm 146, and the strength it holds for our faith today.