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Song and Sword Exists to Proclaim Jesus with a

“Song of Grace and the Sword of Truth.”

 

Our name originated from Psalm 149:6 where it says of the Lord’s people,

“Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands.”  

 

This dual reality of Christ followers reflects the God we serve.

Our ancient brothers sang, “The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love” (Psalm 145:8 – song of grace).  

 

He is a God of Mercy.  

At the same time He wields ultimate justice and truth with his word being the sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17).  

He is a God of Truth.

We pray that the Spirit will create in us a fellowship, that like our Lord was “full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).  

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We believe in the Trinity-God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit as revealed in scripture. One God. Three distinct persons.

 

We believe that Jesus, fully God and fully human, was sent into the world to save us from our sins. We follow him as Christ and Lord and the only way to God the Father.

 

We believe in the bodily death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.

 

We believe that God the Holy Spirit dwells in, gifts, and empowers all Christ followers.

 

We believe that the church is the body, bride, and building of Jesus. The worldwide church, and therefore every Christ-following congregation of believers is the expression of Jesus in the world today.

 

We believe that the Bible is God’s written word. Since all of it testifies to the Living Word Jesus and is inspired by the Holy Spirit, we define sin and righteousness by the Scriptures alone.

 

We believe that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and not by any works we can do on our own. As such we maintain a loving and inviting posture towards
all people.

We believe in the resurrection of our earthly bodies and that Jesus will return for both the living and the dead who have put their trust in him, and that we will spend eternity with him.

We believe that we are on mission to make disciples, teach Jesus, and baptize people from all nations beginning in our respective locations.

We believe that God designed marriage from the beginning for a man and a woman to enjoy an equal, complementary, and loving relationship where two become one.

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WISDOM AND POWER  “The Cross of Christ” - I Corinthians 1:18-31

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18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written,

I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,

And will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. 22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 23 but we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24 but unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29 that no flesh should glory in his presence. 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31 that, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

 

Outline:

WE DO NOT COME TO KNOW GOD THROUGH WORLDLY WISDOM AND POWER

o The wisdom and power of man (Romans 1:19-22, I Corinthians 8:1b-

2, Genesis 3:4-6)

o The wisdom and power of God (I Corinthians 2:2)

 

WE PREACH THE “FOLLY” OF CHRIST CRUCIFIED

o To those who are perishing

o To those who are being saved and called (Isaiah 25:1&8, Colossians

2:14-15)

 

ONLY JESUS AND HIS CROSS HAS TO POWER TO CHANGE US

o Before: “not many of you were…” (v. 26)

o After: “righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.” (Ephesians

1:4, *II Corinthians 5:21)

New Arrivals

“You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”

2 Corinthians 9:7

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