Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. (Psalm 25:4-5)
How do you tell others about your faith? If you are like most, when it comes to something we don’t think we can explain well, we usually don’t say anything. Would you like help understanding your faith at a foundational level. What is the purpose of life? How do I talk about that with a friend and show my faith as a result? The Bible has answers for all of life’s tough questions.
Join us for a small group that explores the Anatomy of Faith.
When: Sunday Mornings 9:00-10:00 AM; starting January 21st 2018
Who: Anyone interested in understanding our church’s beliefs and how to express them. All ages invited.
Where: Room 101
Why: To equip each member with an understanding of Reformed Theology and equip them to share their beliefs with others. Leaders; Co-lead by Spencer Clifford and Thomas Rickard
Curriculum: The Westminster Shorter Catechism.
“For that glorious summary of Christian doctrine contained in our noble Standards. It has cheered my soul in many a dark hour, and sustained me in many a desponding moment.”- J. H. Thornwell.
In a day and a time when beliefs are fluid and ever-changing; in a day and a time when all people are called to coexist, how is a Christian’s faith unique? Who is God? How can we know about him? Why is the Bible so important? Is God in control? Is man good? What is the gospel? Does man have free will? Can we be assured of our salvation?
During the 16th Century, a document was written called the Westminster Standards. These documents (Revised periodically) have been used to summarize the doctrine of many Denominations including the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Doctrine and Worship go hand in hand; Your understanding of God shapes how or why you worship Him. In the opinion of theologian and pastor, B.B. Warfield, the Westminster divines left to posterity not only the most thoroughly thought out statement ever penned of the elements of evangelical religion but also one which breathes the finest fragrance of spiritual religion. Their most influential work, The Shorter Catechism, though more than 350 year old, is undoubtedly still one of the best introductions to the key doctrines of the Christian faith. Warfield says, “We can ourselves testify from experience to the power of the Westminster Confession to quicken religious emotion and to form and guide a deeply devotional life”.