Spiritual and Biblical Resources

Repentance and Confession

To repent is to turn away from and give up your sins. It is both a change of mind and a change of direction, where you used to be headed in one direction, but then you turn and go in the opposite direction. The first words of John the Baptist’s ministry were: “Repent,...

What is the unique place of Israel?

God chose Israel as the nation which would be his special possession. This started with God’s promises to Abraham and the blessing over his descendants (through Isaac and Jacob) that he would be forever in a covenant with them. Through that covenant relationship, God...

Creation

Where did this world, this universe, all the planets and solar systems come from--as well as all the tiny microscopic forms of life? The answer is that “God spoke, and it came to be.” As we read in Hebrews 11:3, By faith we understand that the universe was formed at...

The Church

The New Testament church has many different descriptions for the church. We are called “the family” (or “household”) of God, we are “a royal priesthood” and a chosen nation, we are “the Body of Christ.” We (together) are God’s temple, and we are “a people of God’s...

The Cross

Jesus’ death on the cross, followed by his resurrection is the central event of Christian history and is THE proclamation of the New Testament. We believe that Jesus died as the atoning sacrifice for all our sins, which then brought us peace with God. On the cross he...

Obedience and Sanctification

The good news of the gospel is that “God is not holding our sins against us.” (2 Corinthians 5:19) Because of Jesus’ work on the cross, there is full forgiveness available from God. Furthermore, 1 John 1:9 tells that “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just...

Tithing

According to OT Jewish laws, Israelites were required to bring in a tenth of what they harvested from their fields and present it to the Lord at the Tabernacle as an offering. These contributions would then supply the needs of the priests and Levites. This was a legal...

The Trinity

The Bible clearly says that there is only one God. The Bible also reveals an eternal relationship of a Father and Son, as well as the activity of the Holy Spirit within the godhead. The Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit are all called “God” in the Bible, and we also...