Church, Creed, Ten Commandments for Church Failure

Creed pt 8 – Ten Commandments for Church Failure

You can check out all the messages from the series Creed here. The Question of God The Gospel of the Son The Name and the Presence of the Spirit The Authority of the Word The Thud and the Crud Coming Together with Jesus We apologize for the fuzziness in some of the audio. There's an issue… Continue reading Creed pt 8 – Ten Commandments for Church Failure

Creed, Theology

Creed pt 6 – Man and his sin

There are lots of interesting conversations going on about the historicity of the first few chapters of Genesis. All of this seems rather silly to me since there is no way to prove anything about the narratives in Genesis up to at least Abraham. They are prehistoric and most likely were passed down orally from… Continue reading Creed pt 6 – Man and his sin

Church, Creed, Theology

Creed pt 5: Why the Gospels and Letters are Inspired

This post is a transcription of a First Sunday (communion service) message I shared at Grace Baptist Church on August 8, 2010. This morning, we look at the Bible. I know that sounds pretty fundamental, but we have to ask the question, “Why 2,000 years after Jesus do we place the Bible in such high… Continue reading Creed pt 5: Why the Gospels and Letters are Inspired

Creed, Theology

Creed, pt 4: The Divine Nature

The divine nature - there is perhaps no single issue that has caused more debate, separation, confusion, schism and frustration. The issue is so divisive that as soon as the Council of Nicaea formulated what is classically understood to be the "Trinity", Constantine the Great led his armies to destroy a community of people who… Continue reading Creed, pt 4: The Divine Nature

Church, Creed, Ruling Documents

Creed, pt 3: God the Spirit

God the Spirit We believe that the Spirit proceeds from the Father and He is sent by Jesus to draw us to him and to guide us actively in our lives. This Spirit is a person of the divine nature. He is credited with the creation of the world, the giver of both physical and… Continue reading Creed, pt 3: God the Spirit

Church, Creed, Ruling Documents, Series

Creed pt 2: Jesus Christ, the Son of God

Jesus Christ, God the Son We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who created and sustains all things. [http://ref.ly/Co1.16-17] He became fully man, born of a virgin and lived a holy and sinless life. [http://ref.ly/Ro8.3] He died for our sins, was raised from the dead and ascended to heaven. He is the Head… Continue reading Creed pt 2: Jesus Christ, the Son of God

Church, Creed, Ruling Documents

Creed, pt 1: God the Father

This series of posts will explore the revisions to the Statement of Faith that will appear in the ruling documents of our merged congregation. These new statements reflect a commitment to the doctrine held historically by the church, but they have been written to be relevant and concise. The chart below demonstrates the way we… Continue reading Creed, pt 1: God the Father