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- Jan 18, 2018 Rethinking the Image of God in Light of Those With Severe Cognitive Disabilities
- Dec 7, 2017 It’s About Time
- Aug 1, 2017 What Is the Church?
- Dec 15, 2015 The desired of all nations has come
- Jul 2, 2015 True Love Wins
- Jan 29, 2015 Family Worship
- Aug 11, 2014 A Faulty, Perhaps False, First-world Faith
- Jun 24, 2014 Symbol or Symbology?
- May 1, 2013 It's All About Who?
- Nov 6, 2012 The Kingdom of God, Passing Powers, and the Coming Election
- Nov 1, 2011 The Grass Withers, The Flower Fades
- Aug 5, 2011 Minding Our Own Business in Prayer
- May 1, 2011 Sons of God
- Apr 1, 2011 Vision, Wisdom, Zeal
- Jul 31, 2010 I Love to Read the Story
- Apr 12, 2010 Proposed Revisions to the Directory For Public Worship
- Dec 19, 2009 The Word Made Flesh
- Oct 1, 2009 1T4-8 Commencement Address
- Jun 15, 2009 Darwin and the children of Jubal
- Dec 12, 2008 For Goodness’ Sake
- Dec 1, 2008 Joy to the World
- Sep 1, 2008 Coping and Corners
- Jun 1, 2008 A Spiritual Super Unified Theory?
- Feb 1, 2008 A Sunday Night Story
- Nov 1, 2007 To Think Or Not To Think?
- Aug 1, 2007 Why Am I Such a Geek?
- Mar 1, 2007 Live Free or Die
- Dec 1, 2006 A Lasting Contribution
- Sep 1, 2006 Sonship vs. Slavery
- Apr 1, 2006 The Communion of Saints
- Feb 1, 2006 Spears and Plowshares
- Nov 1, 2005 Two Are Better Than One
- Aug 1, 2005 Charity Begins at Home
- Apr 1, 2005 The Causes of Fights and Quarrels
- Jan 1, 2005 The Bigger and Better Hunt
- Oct 1, 2004 Be Still, And Know That I Am God
- Apr 1, 2004 The Meaning of Life
- Jan 1, 2004 The Church
- Jan 1, 2004 Who Is This?
- Oct 1, 2003 Christ, the King, and Head of the Church
- Oct 1, 2003 Bring Your Own Bible
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What We Believe
We take as our doctrinal statement the Westminster Confession of Faith and catechisms. These are available here through our denominational website. A word of background regarding these documents and our denomination:
The Reformation of the church began in the 16th century in Germany. Later reformers built upon this foundation, leading to the establishment of Reformed churches on the European Continent, and in Great Britain, their close cousin, the Presbyterian Church.
These churches affirm that Christ is the only head of his church and the only means by which we may be saved, that God lovingly and with sovereignty directs all things, that the Scriptures authoritatively address all matters of life and faith, and that God has maintained his promises to his people throughout all time.
In the mid-1600s, the English church decided it needed a definitive statement of faith. The Westminster Assembly met from 1643 to 1649 and drafted the Westminster Confession of Faith and its Larger and Shorter Catechisms. The Bible being the word of God prescribes our faith. The Westminster documents, by contrast, describe what we believe the Bible teaches.