Veritas

A variety of viewpoints are presented from our religious, political, and economic spectrums, but only the absolute truth of the gospel of Christ has the message that ultimately answers the most pressing questions and serious concerns of the human soul. The book is concerned with encouraging and helping church leaders bring spiritual renewal to their people through the biblical gospel.

What is the Gospel? Part I

"A critical question to ask is, 'What is the Gospel?' The gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ and the power of the gospel is Jesus Christ. Tim Keller defines the gospel: 'Through the person and work of Jesus Christ on our behalf, God saves sinners by grace, rescuing them from judgment for their sin into fellowship with him now in the church and ultimately in the new heavens and new earth. To receive this salvation, we must repent and believe this gospel.' The pre-existent Son of God (John 1:1 , 14), Jesus Christ, who took on human flesh and was born of the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:31 ; 2:7), lived a sinless life (Hebrews 4:15 ), began his earthly ministry at thirty years old, and became a servant of God who boldly and obediently proclaimed the gospel (Mark 1:14-15 ). At the hands of those who hated him, he willingly died on the cross for our sins and paid its full penalty, exchanged his life for our life, cancelled our debt, and defeated the power of evil once and for all time (Isaiah 53:4-6 ; Mark 10:45 ; Colossians 2:13-15 ; I Peter 3:18; I John 2:2 ). He was buried and on the third day was raised from the dead for our sins (I Corinthians 15:3-6). God's justice and wrath were duly served with Christ's death on the cross and subsequent resurrection from the dead so that those who by the grace and mercy of God repent of their sins and put their trust and faith in Christ are justified in his sight (Acts 2:38 ; Romans 3:24-26 ; Galatians 3:26 ; Ephesians 2:8-9 )." 

Healing & Relationship
Importance of Community

Scripture Readings for Sunday, December 17

First Lesson Isaiah 61:1-4 , Isaiah 61:8-11
Psalm Psalm 126
Second Lesson 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
The Holy Gospel John 1:6-8 , John 1:19-28
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Upcoming Events

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Dec
All Saints Episcopal Church
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Lakeland
Date: 13 December 2017
Wednesday Morning Bible Study with Fr. Reid

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Dec
Lakeland
Date: 13 December 2017
OSL Healing Service

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Dec
Lakeland
Date: 13 December 2017
Wednesday Evening Eucharist

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Dec
Date: 13 December 2017
We have separate MS and HS group times in the 6:00 o'clock hour and we are doing a simple dinner with our

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Dec
Date: 13 December 2017
Nov. 29th 6-7:00 p.m. First Pageant rehearsal for k-5th graders (no kid's club or God Squad) This day we

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Dec
Date: 13 December 2017
World Religions By, The Rev. Dr. L. Reid Hensarling September 6 Overview of The World's Religions September 13 The Development of Religion September 20 Ancient and Primal Religions September 27 Hinduism

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Dec
Date: 13 December 2017
The God Who Is There: Finding Your Place in God's Story Textbook: The God who Is There: Finding Your Place in God's Story by D.A. Carson Susan Waldron September 6 The God Who Made Everything September

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Dec
Date: 13 December 2017
 Ignacio Morrell & Deacon Bob Johnson The History of Christianity From Pentecost to the Reformation Textbook: The Story of Christianity (Vol. 1 & 2) By Justo Gonzalez September 6

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Dec
Date: 13 December 2017
Old Testament Textbook: Old Testament Essentials, Creation, Conquest, Exile and Return by Tremper Longman III A Bible and notebook for journaling and class notes will needed (The Bookstore

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Dec
All Saint's Episcopal Church
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Lakeland
Date: 15 December 2017
Friday Morning Men's Bible Study with Fr. Reid

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