Before God, our shame is removed only by the intentional, willing, and grace-motivated act of forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Before our spouse, our shame is removed only by his or her intentional, willing, and grace-motivated forgiveness.
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
Benson, Coats, Clayton, Lillington
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“Preach the word; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.”
We can’t keep the marriage covenant without God. We can’t keep the marriage covenant without grace.
By submitting to one another, we refuse to let any distinction come between us. We are embracing our identity in Christ who saved one person exactly as he saved the next: by his grace alone.
The Ephesians may have been tempted to worship God as they once worshiped Dionysus or Artemis. Not only was drinking typical for many of them, but it was also spiritual.