Behold, I stand at the door, and knock if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Jesus Christ. John 1:17
Wherefore thou art no more a servant,
Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Galatians 4:1 – 4:31

  1 Now I say, [That] the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
  2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
  3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
  4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
  5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
  6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
  7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
  8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.
  9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
  10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.
  11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.
  12 Brethren, I beseech you, be as I [am]; for I [am] as ye [are]: ye have not injured me at all.
  13 Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first.
  14 And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, [even] as Christ Jesus.
  15 Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if [it had been] possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me.
  16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
  17 They zealously affect you, [but] not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them.
  18 But [it is] good to be zealously affected always in [a] good [thing], and not only when I am present with you.
  19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
  20 I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you.
  21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?
  22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
  23 But he [who was] of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman [was] by promise.
  24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
  25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
  26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
  27 For it is written, Rejoice, [thou] barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.
  28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
  29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him [that was born] after the Spirit, even so [it is] now.
  30 Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.
  31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.

STATEMENT OF FAITH
We Believe…

In one God, eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;

In the absolute deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary and atoning death for all through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory to judge the living and the dead;

In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is empowered to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ;

In the divine inspiration of all 66 books of the Old and New Testaments as originally given, guaranteeing their infallibility, entire trustworthiness, and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct;

That all people are sinners and cannot save themselves. Salvation is received as a free gift of God’s grace, apart from works, through repentance and personal faith in the redemptive work of Christ and the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit;

In the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the eternal blessedness of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost;

In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ who are thus members of His Body, the Church, whose work is the worship of God, perfecting the saints, and evangelization of the world.

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