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.
If you have any questions you can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or leave a message at 951-658-2402
Have a blessed day.
Our Interceding Priest
Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25
suggested further reading: 1 John 2:1–11
The chief good of man is to be united to God, who is the fountain of life and of all blessings, but man’s own unworthiness drives him away from any access to God.
The particular office of a mediator is to help us in this respect; to stretch out his hand that he may lead us to heaven. The writer of Hebrews alludes to the ancient shadows of the law, for though the high priest carried the names of the twelve tribes on his shoulders and symbols of the tribes on his breast, yet he alone entered the sanctuary of God while the people stood in the court. Today, in reliance on Christ the Mediator, we enter by faith into heaven, for no longer does any veil intervene between us and God. God openly appears to us and lovingly invites us to come to him.
The text goes on to assure us: Seeing he ever liveth. What a pledge this is, and how great is Christ’s love toward us! Christ lives for us, not for himself. He was received into a blessed immortality to reign in heaven for our sake, as the apostle declares. The life, the kingdom, and the glory of Christ were all destined for our salvation. Christ has nothing that may not be applied to our benefit, for he has been given to us by the Father once for all and on the condition that everything of his should be ours.
At the same time, this text teaches us that Christ performs this office as a priest, for only a priest may intercede for the people so they may obtain favor with God. This is what Christ is ever doing, for it was for this purpose that he rose from the dead. Through his continual intercession, he claims for himself the office of priest.
The intercession of Christ is a glorious doctrine that, to our detriment, is seldom addressed today. Yet it is one of the most comforting truths in all the Bible. To know that Christ is praying for us every moment—also in times of such affliction and pain that we can scarcely pray—can give us strength to carry the heaviest of burdens. Are you relying on Christ’s intercession on a regular basis? How can you get more comfort from this doctrine?
Calvin, J., & Beeke, J. R. (2008). 365 Days with Calvin (p. 285). Leominster; Grand Rapids, MI: Day One Publications; Reformation Heritage Books.
This movement was started by a group of leaders from within the RCA (Reformed Church in America) but all churches and leaders are invited to join.
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