Here at the Promise we understand that the key to changing our world is a strong church, and the key to building a strong church is having strong families. The key to a strong family is one that is rooted and built on the Gospel. Our mission is focused toward strengthening families starting with Sunday services. Around here you will often hear the phrase "family style" which means we participate in worship and service together as one big family, old and young alike, where wisdom and child like faith live in close community. We strongly believe that children will learn and grow more from watching their parents than they would in any other setting. We provide each child with their very own Promise Land Kids program with activities and games to help them stay engaged with the message. Each program has questions they get to take home and talk with their family’s about what they learned.
We are not a church interested in making "good Christians" but rather that we would become "good worshippers of God". That our worship of God would then influence who we are making us good Christians. Being lights in this dark world.
For it is by;
Through the revelation of
that we are saved for the
Sole Glory of God.
We would love for you to come worship with us Sunday morning at 10am.
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Have a blessed day.
Receiving Comfort in Judgment
I will bear the indignation of the Lord, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteousness. Micah 7:9
suggested further reading: Psalm 103:1–12
After the church confesses her sin against God, she turns her eyes elsewhere. She says she was unjustly oppressed by her enemies, and they were led to do wrong by cruelty alone. She thus entertains the hope and expectation that God will defend her innocence and punish the wicked. Yet she humbly acknowledges that she too has sinned against God.
Whenever our enemies do us harm, let us lay hold of the truth that God will be our defender, for he is the patron of justice and equity. He will not abandon us to the violence of the wicked. He will at length heed our pleading, undertake our cause, and be our advocate.
In the meantime, let us be mindful of our sins so that in true humiliation before God we may not hope for the salvation that he promises to us except through his gracious pardon.
Why, then, are the faithful bidden to be of good comfort in their afflictions? Because God promises to be their Father. He receives them under his protection and testifies that his help to them shall never be wanting. But how can they be confident of this? Is it because they are worthy? Is it because they deserve something like this?
By no means, for they acknowledge themselves to be guilty when they humbly prostrate themselves before God and willingly condemn themselves before his tribunal, so that they may anticipate his judgment.
We now see how the prophet connects these two things, comfort and judgment, which might otherwise seem contradictory.
The wonder of grace is clearly demonstrated in God’s willingness to protect and preserve those who have grievously sinned against him. Though we are sinners, we may confidently plead for the justice of God—the very justice that we have offended—against our enemies for Christ’s sake.
Calvin, J., & Beeke, J. R. (2008). 365 Days with Calvin (p. 166). Leominster; Grand Rapids, MI: Day One Publications; Reformation Heritage Books.
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