“We have to find our role in God’s big project, the one that stretches across the border from this life into the next.” (Cornelius Plantinga Jr.) In this message from Nehemiah 1, guest speaker John Waldrop teaches how revival came to God’s people through the obedience of Nehemiah, and the example it gives to the church today.
Grace that does not transform our lives on the outside and the inside is not the grace of God received through faith in Jesus. It is a weak and worldly “grace” that does not deliver us from sin and death. Give all your body and mind to the worship of God. Leave nothing for yourself, but trust God to give you infinitely more that you can imagine.
How did the Reformation change the church? Scott Boerckel (Senior Pastor of East White Oak Bible Church, Carlock, IL) teaches from 2 Timothy 3:12-4:4, about the ongoing leadership and doctrinal struggles within the church that ultimately brought about the Reformation, and how dramatically it transformed the Church over the years to come.
This month marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and we are taking some time to focus on the doctrines of the Five Solas that emerged during this time. In this message, Pastor Ritch teaches about the importance of Sola Gratia (Grace Alone). God’s grace is God’s undeserved, unearned favor upon sinful man through the atoning death of Jesus.
Our worship of God is the ultimate goal of the Gospel. Worship answers the question “Why?” for everything we do as a church. Our worship of God is the root of every good fruit in His church. If we as a church are lacking in any horizontal dimension, we must begin by attending to the root.