Jesus is the Word,
and the Life.
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9:30 AM Sunday School
10:30 AM Worship and Covenant Renewal
“Enter through the narrow gate;
for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction,
and there are many who enter through it.
For the gate is narrow and the way is constricted that leads to life,
and there are few who find it.”
Matthew 7:13-14 (LSB)
Those who find and follow the way Who is Christ are:
Chosen by the Father,
Redeemed by the Son,
as well as
Called and Sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
This is the beginning of the knowledge of God that is eternal life.
The primary means of grace are the Word, Sacraments, and Prayer.
The Word read and preached is a means of grace by which sinners are regenerated from death to life and strengthened from weak to strong.
Sacraments (baptism and communion) also strengthen our faith through imagery, obedience, and proper understanding that they are covenantal signs and seals that point us to the forgiveness that is in Christ by grace through faith.
Prayer is not a tool to help us get what we want from God, but it is a means of our expressing awe of God and making our requests made known to Him. As we proclaim our love to God, what we ask for from Him comes increasingly into accordance with the will and the love of God.
Before believers in Christ were called Christians ("little Christs"), they were identified as belonging to "the Way." (Acts 9:2) This term--the Way--invokes imagery from Jesus' teaching in Matthew 7:13-14 and in John 14:6. These two passages combine to tell us that the way to life is difficult and narrow, that there will be few who find it, and that Jesus Himself is the Way to eternal life. It is difficult to acknowledge that we are sinful, are in grave danger, and cannot do anything on our own to get ourselves out of this predicament. All we can do and all we must do is repent of our rebellion against God and believe that Jesus' death and righteousness are our only way to be declared right before a holy God.
We love to walk the way that God has prepared by God's gracious will and call through faith in Jesus that He is creating and perfecting in each and every one of His people. The way is not easy, but its end is rewarding beyond comprehension. Come and see. Come and worship Him with us. He is worthy.
We are a mission church of Vanguard Presbytery.
We love the creeds of the ancient church together with the confessions and catechisms developed by the Reformers in the 16th and 17th centuries.
We hold to Scripture as our highest and only infallible authority in faith and practice.
We hold to the Westminster Standards as the best human distillation of Scriptural doctrine.
We long to repeat the gospel news and gospel commands to our neighbors, the nations, and the generations.
Soli Deo Gloria!