Essential Doctrine

Essential Doctrine

Resurrection of Jesus

1 Corinthians 15:1-19, 30-32 At the heart of the Gospel (basic message of the Christian faith) is the resurrection. Without the resurrection there is no Christianity. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is not just a historical FACT (Head Sound/Rational) but can and should be a daily reality of FAITH (Heart Satisfying/Relational) powerfully transforming every part of our…

Canon

2 Peter 1:16-21 The Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God. It is necessary, authoritative, clear, and sufficient for all of faith and life. Therefore, it is important to know which books belong in the Bible by God’s providential preservation and which books do not. The books that belong form the Canon of scripture. If there is no Canon, then there is no…

Original Sin

Genesis 2:16-17; 3:1-15 Why is this world so full of sin (evil) and suffering? The answers in our American culture range from circumstances, to conditioning, to our chromosomes as the cause of our sin. The various solutions offered are politics, economy, education, counseling and self-help. What if our circumstances, conditioning and chromosomes aren’t the cause of our…