While God has already transformed you into a child of light, you are still personally responsible for walking as a child of light.
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
7:00 PM — Bible Study
Cornerstone Cafe & Coffee
16 E Main Street
Coats, North Carolina
“Preach the word; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.”
As the Bible often does, Paul draws a line between the redeemed and unredeemed using their behavior and works as the distinguishing marks between the two.
At the heart of our Christian walk is love. It’s also humility, gentleness, patience, righteousness, and wisdom, but love is at the core.
In the book of Ephesians, Paul has shown us that believers belong to Christ. Then, he begins to tell us what God expects of us.