What’s love got to do with it? Dear Ms. Turner, if you’re still curious, the answer is everything. Not long ago, I conducted an informal survey where I asked Bible readers to summarize the book of 1 John. The most common response was “God is love” or something similar to it (1Jn 4:8). “It’s about […]
a refreshing return to Christ-centered, fellowship-driven simplicity. we are a Reformed Baptist church with family-integrated worship.
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
God Is Holy and Sovereign
We were created by a personal God to love, serve, and enjoy endless fellowship with him. It was Jesus himself who created everything (Jn 1:3; Col 1:16). He also owns and rules everything (Ps 103:19). He has authority over our lives and we owe him absolute allegiance, obedience, and worship. He is perfectly holy (Isa 6:3).
Mankind Is Sinful and Guilty
Everyone is guilty of sin: "There is no man who does not sin" (1Ki 8:46). We're utterly incapable of understanding, loving, or pleasing God on our own (Ro 3:10-12). God's holiness and justice demand that all sin be punished by death (Eze 18:4). Simply changing our patterns of behavior can't eliminate its consequences.
Jesus Is Lord and Savior
Even though God's justice demands death for sin, his love has provided a Savior who paid the penalty and died for sinners (1Pe 3:18). Christ's death satisfied the demands of God's justice, and his perfect life satisfied the demands of God's holiness (2Co 5:21), enabling him to forgive and save those who have faith in him (Ro 3:26).
“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith … not neglecting to meet together.”
10:30 AM — Worship
(lunch + fellowship following)
300 Roberts Trail
Benson, North Carolina
6:30 PM — Fellowship/Study
Cornerstone Cafe & Coffee
16 East Main Street, Coats
206 East Main Street, Benson
“Preach the word; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.”
Though we may have theological certainty in Jesus Christ, we cannot know that we have eternal life until we also have moral certainty.
As the justifier of the one who has faith in him, Jesus is the sole provider of assurance to those who believe. We must trust him.
“Do not continue, deny, or hide your sin,” John pleads. “Instead, confess your sins. Acknowledge them, hate them, and hand them over to God.”