Communicants Class Registration Now Open
One of the greatest privileges and highest callings a parent has, when given the gift of children, is to raise those children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. It would be difficult to overestimate the joy of the Christian parent who hears his/her child say: “The love of Christ compels me! I want to follow Christ because of His redeeming work for me!
Knowing that children ultimately must accept the realities of God’s promises of salvation for themselves, what does it look like, in Christ, for parents and the church to move forward in God’s process of making disciples of covenant children?
The communicants’ class is designed to assist parents and children who believe that children have reached/are reaching a point of spiritual maturity that warrants the family to consider whether or not the child is ready to stand before Christ as a communing member of His church. Communing members are those who have made a profession of faith in Christ, have been baptized, and have been admitted by the Session to the Lord’s Table (Book of Church Order 6-2).
This class, which is 6 weeks long and is taught by the pastoral staff during the Sunday school hour, will seek to explore the foundations of the Christian faith and church through a Biblical examination of our membership questions.
For more information regarding our Communicants Class and to view the parent agreement, click here.
Communicants Class Registration: Fill out this registration form to register!
Is There Any Good News in Your Gospel?
An ancient church theologian once said that the Cross of Christ has two “thieves” on either side of it. “Thief 1” is the tendency to take God’s grace for granted by assuming God has no claim over your life after you’ve become a Christian. “Thief 2” is the tendency to race right back into performance mode hoping to keep God’s favor after he’s already bestowed it. Either way, the transformational joy of the Gospel is robbed when we don’t keep the good news in the Gospel.
Ian Hamilton will walk us through an obscure little controversy that took place in a tiny hamlet in Scotland in the 18th century that powerfully taught the church to make sure that there was good news in their Gospel.
Please join us the last weekend in October (26th, 27th & 28th) to hear about this small controversy that made a big impact.
If you plan to attend please RSVP below. Check back soon for a complete schedule of the weekend and more info on hotel accommodations if you are planning to travel to Oxford, MS.
Friday, October 26th
6:30 to 7:00 pm Coffee & desserts
7:00 to 8:00 pm Session 1: How the controversy began: What is the gospel?
Saturday, October 27th
8:30 to 9:00 am Coffee & pastries
9:00 to 10:00 am Session 2: Thomas Boston: God’s man for the hour
10:00 to 10:15 am Break
10:15 to 11:15 am Session 3: Pastoral lessons from the Marrow Controversy: What Christians today need to understand.
Sunday, October 28th
8:30 or 10:45 am Sunday Morning Worship: What Every Christian Needs to Know and Do | Ephesians 6:10-18
Fall Sermon Series
Les just started a new sermon series for the fall. If you have missed any in the series, you can catch up here: Luke & the Compelling Christ Sermon Series