This Sunday Pastor John preached on union with Christ. We are eternally secure in Jesus because we are predestined in Christ, we've been crucified with Christ, raised with Christ and will ultimately be adopted through Christ (Ephesians 1:3-8; John 19:30; Hebrews 10:12-14; Ephesians 2:4-6; 1 John 1:3).
Joshua Sorrows leads off a new sub-series entitled, Faith and Fruit, to expound on this year's vision of Devotion, Offense, and Fruitfulness. He draws from Hebrews 11:1-16 and explains what faith is, and who our faith is built upon, namely, the character and nature of an unchanging God. "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." Because our hope is set on eternity with God, we can live with assurance in the promises of God regardless of whether we see them fulfilled or not during our time on earth. He is faithful and will ultimately fulfill His Word.