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“The Great Exchange” (2 Corinthians 5:21)

Following is a reflection by David Alves, one of our members, on the sermon preached by Pastor Erik on Resurrection Sunday, April 16, 2017.

The resurrection is the most glorious day in biblical Christianity, perhaps second only to the bodily return of Christ at the end of the Tribulation. For the resurrection means Jesus’ sacrificial death has been accepted by the Father and He has been exalted into the position of highest authority as anointed king over His spiritual kingdom and heaven and earth. His resurrection means He has the power and right to resurrect His people to glorification, rule over the millennial empire from a restored Jerusalem, and renew the heavens and earth to rule forever as king over a restored creation with His people from all dispensations. This, and more, is what the resurrection means. But what does it mean for you? Jesus’ death was for sinners; His resurrection means the Father accepted the sacrifice and sinners who believe can go free. But how can the Lord God show mercy to rebels who deserve none? How can He be just and the justifier of sinners? Read more

“Imitate Christ in Humility” (Philippians 2:5-7)

Following is a reflection by David Alves, one of our members, on the sermon preached by Pastor Erik on April 9, 2017.

In our day, a fierce commitment to self-esteem and insisting on one’s rights prevails everywhere in the culture. While this would be expected among fallen people with an inborn disposition of rebellion against the government of God, it is most disturbing to see this attitude work its way into the church. How different this is than the example of Jesus, who, though He was eternal God, humbled Himself into the position of a slave to secure redemption for His people and offer Himself “for the life of the world” (John 6:51). Our tendency is to continue insisting on our rights and own way, in contradiction to the example and commands of the One who has purchased us. So, this One moves His Apostle to bring us words from heaven about the humility fitting of those who follow the Humble King. Read more

“Unity for the Sake of the Gospel II” (Philippians 2:3-4)

Following is a reflection by David Alves, one of our members, on the sermon preached by Pastor Erik on April 2, 2017.

Disunited soldiers cannot win a war. Lack of focus on a goal grand enough and glorious enough to set aside personal agendas and preferences will decimate any army. How much truer is this of the Lord’s army in fulfilling the Great Commission! In order to obey the apostolic command to “stand firm in one spirit” (Phil. 1:27b) that the gospel and the whole counsel of God might advance, God’s people must be unified in truth. Read more

The Unified Church (Philippians 2:1-4)

Following is a reflection by David Alves, one of our members, on the sermon preached by Pastor Erik on March 26, 2017.

We hear much of unity in our day. Often, this unity is illegitimate—sought with gospel-deniers or with believers who engage in practices or believe doctrines inconsistent with the Scriptures. With much pushing for false unity pursued sloppily and indiscriminately across overly-broad lines, many believers are puzzled about true Christian unity, why it is important, and how to pursue it. Read more

“Suffering for the Sake of the Gospel” (Philippians 1:29-30)

Following is a reflection by David Alves, one of our members, on the sermon preached by Pastor Erik on March 19, 2017.

Ever since the Fall, to live under God’s authority and by His Word in a fallen world has meant opposition. All of humanity and the system it inhabits are held firmly in the lap of Satan himself (1 Jn. 5:19). He is the “god of this world” (2 Cor. 4:4— “world” encompasses both the fallen world system, which is what the Bible means when it uses world in a negative sense, and the present cursed age which will end at the Glorious Appearing; Matt. 24:3, 14; cf. Gal. 1:4). Satan has an unusual measure of authority in his fallen world, and especially so now that “the end of the ages have come” (1 Cor. 10:11). Just as Satan will have great anger and wrath in the Tribulation—which will be the instrument of God’s wrath against a fallen world—“because his time is short” (Rev. 12:12), so also in our eschatological age, which began with the ascension of the Lord Christ to the Father’s right hand as anointed and ruling King, Satan demonstrates great opposition to God, His people, and His ways. Christ has broken into his system and limited his power at the cross, and he hates it. He knows his time is short because the promised Deliverer has come and has begun to reverse the Curse and the effects of the Fall. And Satan knows that this will only continue until the millennial rule bursts onto the scene at the end of the Tribulation, and he will be bound for the entire time, unable to deceive the nations any longer (Rev. 20:3). Read more

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Wed 26

Grace in the Home – West Hartford

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 28

Men’s Bible Study

April 28 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 am
Fri 28

Grace in the Home – Canton

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun 30

Sunday Morning Worship

April 30 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sun 30

Sunday Evening Worship

April 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm