Statement of Christian Faith – by the Church of Scotland We believe in one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit God is love. We praise God the Father: who created the universe and keeps it in being. He has made us His sons and daughters to share his joy, living together in justice and peace, […]Read More Confessing our Faith
“Come to him … be yourselves built into a spiritual house” (1 Peter 2:4-5). This speaks to us of personal conversion and life in fellowship with God’s people. The life of holiness, to which we are called, is to be lived in fellowship with God’s people. We are to encourage one another to live a […]Read More Faith, Holiness, Worship And Witness
“Fulfil your vows” (Nahum 1:15). * Faith We’re going to think together about our Church membership vows. These vows can be summarized in five words: Faith, Worship, Devotions, Giving, Witness. The first vow is the foundation upon which the others are built. The other four vows are the practical implications of the first vow: our […]Read More Fulfil your vows.
‘The great theologians from Paul and Augustine to G. C. Berkouwer and Karl Barth … have been able to explain what the faith does not mean as well as what it means.’1 This is a short study in the writings of one of those great theologians named here by D. G. Bloesch. G. C. Berkouwer, […]Read More Pride and Faith in Berkouwer’s "Studies in Dogmatics" (introduction)
– We are to be believers in Christ. We receive the Spirit by faith (Galatians 3:14). – We are to be followers of Christ. We are to live the life of a disciple. We must always remember that “faith without works is dead” (James 2:17). True faith expresses itself in a changed life – “I […]Read More “What are we to be in Christ?”
More about Berkouwer, see The Theology Of G C Berkouwer Berkouwer’s work on Faith and Justification is undergirded by this foundation – principle: “The character of faith resolves all tensions between objectivity and subjectivity, For faith has significance only in its orientation to its object – the grace of God” (p. 29). His work on Faith […]Read More Justification, Sanctification and Perseverance – By Grace through Faith
2 Kings 2:14-3:27 ‘Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah?’(2:14). Elijah was no longer there – but God was still there! Don’t imagine that God goes away when there’s a change of ministry. While Elijah had been serving the Lord, Elisha was being prepared for his time. God is always one step ahead of […]Read More God is planning for the future.