Doctrine (Page 8)

Doctrine (Page 8)

God Justifies the Ungodly, by C.H.Spurgeon

He makes those just who are unjust, forgives those who deserve to be punished, and favours those who deserve no favour. You thought, did you not, that salvation was for the good, that God’s grace was for the pure and holy, who are free from sin? ****THANK-YOU FOR SUBSCRIBING****

What’s in a Church Mission Statement?

Committing to God’s Work means firstly committing ourselves to Him, conforming to what God wants and allowing God to transform our character, shape the way we live and influence our priorities. It’s through our perseverance in obedience to God that He matures and refines our character. ****THANK-YOU FOR SUBSCRIBING****

The Mystery of God

When learning about God in the Bible we quickly realise there are aspects of who he as and how He works that we in our finite understanding can never fully comprehend. Yet He gives us all we need to know to be able to honour and trust in Him with our lives.

Sons and Heirs

In Galatians 4, Paul expounds on the doctrine of adoption. That is, the doctrine that, even though we were born into sin and death, God sent his Son Jesus to redeem those under this curse of sin and death, so that we could be adopted into God’s family. Paul puts it like this: In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles…

Hanging our hats, like Jesus

Christians are a diverse lot. Even self-confessed ‘Reformed’ Christians are a diverse lot. There’s lots of doctrines, practices and issues we’ll hang our hat on when we’re forced to. Others will hang their hat whether they’re forced to or not. (I’m more in the latter category.) Even here at Hills, we’re a diverse bunch. Complementarian and Egalitarian, Premillenial and…

What is God Like?

When asking this question we need to be aware of how we, and others, come to an answer. If we are going to worship and marvel at who God is, let alone develop an authentic relationship with Him, we need to do all we can to understand and appreciate who He is. The question is, how do we do that? Often we focus on the key characteristics of God that we connect with most or…

Assurance of Salvation

The other day I was doing a Bible study with a friend. My opening question I like to ask is whether you are 100% sure that you will go to heaven. She wasn’t. She thought of her sins and couldn’t be 100% sure that God would accept her into heaven. But at the end of the study half an hour or so later, she was 100% sure. Praise God! The study I was using is from Matthias…