THE WORD PREACHED
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12
Sermon: The Church as Mother and Father, Rev. Scott Bowen
Worship Leader: Shane Martin
O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing (David Crowder)
DECLARATION OF FAITH
Westminster Confession of Faith: Ch. 17, Articles I & II: Perseverance of the Saints
I. Those whom God has accepted in his Son and has effectually called and sanctified by his Spirit can never completely or finally fall out of their state of grace. Rather, they shall definitely continue in that state to the end and are eternally saved.
II. This endurance of the saints does not depend on their own free will but on God’s unchangeable decree of election, flowing from his voluntary, unchangeable love. It also depends on the effectiveness of the merit and intercession of Jesus Christ, on the indwelling Spirit and indwelling seed of God in the saints, and on the nature of the covenant of grace. All these establish the certainty and infallibility of their preservation.