THE WORD PREACHED
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Sermon: A Reason to Give Thanks, Rev. Scott Bowen
Worship Leader: Shane Martin
Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
CONFESSION OF FAITH
From the Westminster Confession of Faith: Chapter 10, Article I: Effectual Calling
At the right time, appointed by him, God effectually calls all those and only those whom he has predestined to life. He calls them by his word and Spirit out of their natural state of sin and death into grace and salvation through Jesus Christ. He enlightens their minds spiritually with a saving understanding of the things of God. He takes away their heart of stone and gives them a heart of flesh. He renews their wills and by his almighty power leads them to what is good. And so he effectually draws them to Jesus Christ. But they come to Jesus voluntarily, having been made willing by God’s grace.