A CALL TO MATURITY
We discourage mediocrity in almost all ares of life, yet we readily accept being lukewarm in our faith. We are called to desire maturity in gospel growth.
Specific Needs and Universal Truths
Paul’s letter to Timothy cites specific issues in the Ephesian church’s worship, and corrects them with gospel truths that apply to the church throughout history.
One of the distinguishing marks of a true church is sound doctrine. Orthodoxy (right belief) leads to orthopraxy (right living).
A follower of Jesus is one who prioritizes Jesus in all things, loves Jesus’s family (local church), talks to him in prayer often, and listens to him (Scripture) regularly.
A LIFE TRANSFORMED
Through Christ’s redeeming work on the cross, we have been given a newness of life. How do we as Christians live a life transformed by the Gospel.
THE MYSTERY OF THE GOSPEL
Worn-Out Knees: As we realize all that God has done for us, we start to fall in love with Him. As He starts to reveal more of Himself to us it should cause us to fall on our knees in praise and worship to the point of worn-out knees.
FROM DEATH, TO LIFE IN CHRIST
We are made alive in Christ as a new people (the church) who are distinct from the world yet remain in the world to do the work that God has created them for.
GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY OVER SALVATION
God’s Word speaks clearly about his sovereign role in our salvation. It is for us to learn and embrace, even if we can’t fully grasp it all at once.