07 Oct Crosspoint Statement of Faith: Salvation
Last Sunday, Pastor Jason Finley preached from Titus 2:1-8 and exhorted us to display grace specifically as male and female.
Read: Titus 2:11
This Sunday, Pastor Ken Lewis will preach the sermon: “Displaying Grace in a Chaotic World,” from Titus 2:11. We will consider the truth that the grace of God has been revealed through Jesus Christ, our Savior. As you prepare for our Sunday gathering, take some time to prayerfully consider Crosspoint’s statement of faith regarding the doctrine of salvation. We will take the opportunity this Sunday to verbally confess this truth together as the gathered church.
Reflect: “Crosspoint Statement of Faith: Salvation”
God the Father, by His sovereign choice and His love for mankind, sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to bring people back into fellowship with Him through regeneration. Regeneration is a change of heart, wrought by the Holy Spirit, who gives life to those dead in trespasses and sins, enlightening their minds to understand the word of God, and renewing their whole nature in the act of salvation. This salvation, with its forgiveness of sin, is a gift, wholly a work of God’s grace, not the result of human works, and this salvation must be personally appropriated by repentance and faith, resulting in God declaring believers righteous through the merit of Christ.
Through sanctification, beginning in regeneration, the believer is set apart to God’s purposes, and is enabled to progress toward moral and spiritual maturity through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in him. Growth in grace should continue throughout the regenerate person’s life. All those whom God has regenerated will never totally nor finally fall away from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere to the end. Though they may fall, through neglect and temptation, into sin, they shall be renewed again unto repentance and be kept by the power of God through faith unto the culmination of salvation.
(Mk. 1:15; Jn. 6:37-40, 10:28-29; Rom. 3:23, 5:8, 8:28-39; 1 Cor. 1:8-9; Eph. 2:8-9; Phil. 1:6; Heb. 12:5-6; 1 Jn. 5:12-13).
Crosspoint Church Statement of Faith: Salvation. https://crosspointclemson.org/beliefs/
Sing: Song List for Sunday
1. “At the Cross, by Daniel Renstrom
2. “Come Thou Fount,” Arr. Shane & Shane
3. “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone),” Arr. Chris Tomlin
4. “Yet Not I, but Through Christ in Me,” by CityAlight