The whole world exists primarily for God’s glory! If this is true, than the pursuit of knowing God is the best use of our time and energy. It is not only a good thing to do, but it is what we were created for. As the first question and answer of the Westminster Catechism makes clear:
Q | What is man’s chief end?
A | Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
We believe that the best way to both glorify God and learn to enjoy Him, is by searching out His true character as it has been revealed to us in Scripture. Theology, or the study of God, is how we both fall in love with Him and become more deeply dependent on Him.
Theology, in our day and age, gets a bad rap. It is seen as dull. It is seen as a stumbling block to love and unity. It is seen as unnecessary and trivial. Nothing could be further from the truth.
We believe that being confronted by the character of God is shocking and exciting. We believe that through a deeper understanding of His eternal plan, as laid out in His Word, you will be changed into a person who is overwhelmed by the grace of God. God’s grace is uniting, humbling and life-changing.
It — God’s grace — is not easy. The truth of God forces us to not only take a new look at Him, but to also rethink our ideas of ourselves and the world around us. Accepting God’s truth means rejecting ‘truth’ that you may have always believed. As we enter into to this study, we pray that you lay aside your preconceived notions of who God is and how He works. We pray that you let God define Himself. We trust that through this study the Holy Spirit will challenge, convict and comfort us all at the same time. To Him be the glory, forever and ever.
GRACIOUS Resolution | Ephesians 1:1-4
GRACIOUS Regeneration | Ephesians 1:8-10
GRACIOUS Reclamation | Ephesians 1:5-7, Ephesians 1:11-12 | Elder Candidate Garrett Johnson
GRACIOUS Renovation | Ephesians 1:13-14
GRACIOUS Restoration | Ephesians 1:14 | Elder Candidate Derek Fekkes