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.
Pastor David Huffstutler
Pastor Huffstutler regularly writes articles for our Sunday bulletin. See his bio on our pastoral bio page.