Born guilty of Adam’s sin, we stand guilty before the highest court there is. But shockingly, Jesus steps in. Our guilt is applied to him, and his righteousness is applied to us! How can it be!?
"What is wrong with people?" That is a question all of us have to answer, because every day we see or hear news of war, violence, abuse, racism, hatred, and feel the effects of anger, envy, pride, lust, etc. The Bible doesn't run from this topic, it hits it head on.
God sets out to create men and women in his own image… but what does that mean? Guest preacher Jon Rees sets out to help us understand the Doctrine of the Image of God in Man.
Genesis 1 and 2 aren't as much about the "when" and "how" the universe came to be, as much as they are about the "Who" and the "why" it came to be.
The Almighty King of the universe, who oversees and manages and upholds exploding stars turns his ear toward humans when they pray. Why? How? This message examines the doctrine of prayer.
How do you interpret the world you see on the news and on social media? Would you say that it is all under the loving control of an all-powerful God? It sure seems like whoever is calling the shots is anything but "good" or "holy" or "right." If we go to the news media for answers to this question, there's a good chance we'll end up angry, anxious, and probably very judgmental. If we go to the Bible for answers, we'll find that things aren't always as they seem.
What does it mean to say that God is “holy”? What do we mean when we talk about his holiness? Can grace and holiness exist side-by-side, or does one eliminate the other? This look into Isaiah 6 helps us answer some of those questions.
The first words of scripture are, “In the beginning God…” So we move from the doctrine of scripture to the doctrine of God.
Our foundation for everything we need to know about God and about ourselves and about the world is the inspired Word of God – the 66 books of the Old Testament and New Testament.