Lord willing, we will close our walk through the book of Mark this coming May. What a joy it has been to better understand the Gospel and that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.
Our next series will be a six-part series called “The BASICS,” which will involve preaching through one or a small number of passages of Scripture each Sunday to uphold what we believe to be a biblical understanding of a theology and methodology of the church. As we expect to have a handful of new members by that time, it will be helpful for us as a church to review a number of truths concerning what it means to be and function as the church.
As you may remember from days gone by, the word “BASICS” is an acronym that is simply one way to review a cluster of truths about God’s Word concerning the church:
B Bible – The Bible gives us the truth for the foundation for our faith and ministry and regulates all that we do.
A Adoration – We are to adore and worship God as He commands.
S Shepherd – We shepherd and disciple one another in corporate, group, and personal settings as God has gifted us.
I Intercede – We must be devoted to intercession and prayer.
C Care – We lovingly serve and care for one another as needs arise and as God has burdened and gifted us.
S Share – We are to make disciples by sharing and teaching the gospel.
After our BASICS series, we will begin a new book series in 1 John and go passage-by-passage through the book. The basic point of the book is summarized in 1 John 5:13: “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.”
May God give our church grace as we review a biblical methodology for our ministry as a church, and may He bless our study of 1 John in the days ahead. Until then, may we see Christ in all His glory in His death and resurrection in the end of the book of Mark.
"First Peter: A Living Hope in Christ" is a 10-week study of the Apostle Peter's first letter, using the Bible (1 Peter) and a study guide (available free of charge at our study). We will not only learn about our hope found only in Christ, but we will also learn how to study the Bible for ourselves in the process!
Beginning Sunday, September 14, please join us at 6:00 PM on Sunday nights scheduled for Women's Bible Fellowship. You can see our calendar by clicking here.
Our Ladies' Bible Fellowship is led by Holly Huffstutler. She is our pastor's wife, holds an M.A. in Biblical Ministries, and is the mother of three small children.
To know the current passage and topic that we will be studying for upcoming Sundays, watch for our regular updates on Facebook and Twitter.
Why so many? What’s the Difference? Confused? Have you ever wondered why there are so many churches and denominations? Where did they all come from? What are the differences? Do you have to belong to a particular church, or any at all, to go to heaven?
While some claim that association with their denomination is necessary in order to go to heaven, the Scriptures are clear that they only requirement is genuine faith in the work of Christ on are behalf. So why so many? What are the differences? Do they matter?
Beginning Sunday, October 5, we’ll take a few weeks to explore the origin and differences between our various denominations and sects. In the process, we’ll discover that eternal life is not primarily a matter of religion, but of relationship – a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Please join us for these informative and perhaps life-changing sessions.
Pastor David Huffstutler
Pastor Huffstutler regularly writes articles for our Sunday bulletin. See his bio on our pastoral bio page.