Why am I here? What is my purpose in life?
Many people have wondered where we came from and why we are here. We invite you to consider a Biblical answer in the sermon, "For Whom He Did Foreknow" posted online in our Sermons section.
Peter teaches us that we should add certain characteristics to our character, namely to diligently add to our faith virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love (2 Peter 1:5-7). Then he wrote, "For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ." He teaches that those who fail to develop these traits in their character are short-sighted, blind, and cannot see afar off. In other words, they are looking at this life and not the hope of eternal life. The value of these traits is then set forth: "Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble..." The King James Version reads, "never fall." What a blessed assurance regarding avoiding the sin that so easily besets us. We invite you to listen to a short lesson titled, "Never Stumble," and consider this thought with us.
Elijah and the Prophets of Baal
What can we learn from the story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal? We invite you to listen to a short sermon regarding those lessons. The lessons of that day in history are as important today as they were then.