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God the Father: Can you Trust Him?

Message Series: Feasting on the Heidelberger!

God the Father: Can You Trust Him?

Welcome Guest Speaker: Pastor Jesse Ramer

Ex 1-20, LD 9-10

Download the Heidelberg Catechism Notebook, LD 9-10 PDF

Morgan’s notes from last Sunday, Oct 24

Enjoy Morgan’s notes from last Sunday’s message, October 24th!

Crestview family:
We are on a journey together exploring core beliefs of the Christian faith by seeking for the core truth in Scripture about God, ourselves, and our world.  We have engaged the Heidelberg Catechism, a core confession of the church, as a guide for asking core questions about the Christian faith.  

What is it that you believe?  Everyone has a worldview made up of core beliefs that give life meaning, guide everyday thought and action, and provide purpose for living.  What are your core beliefs that give your life direction?  

The Heidelberg Catechism asks lots of questions (129 of them).  And gives answers, to the best of its ability, to the core questions of the Christian faith.  And it does so with many, many scripture references.  It’s a document to be reckoned with and should spur on even more questions.  

This past Sunday, we explored ‘true faith’ with the analogies of a trampoline, a brick wall, and a dance.  Every metaphor/analogy has its limitations, yet, can be helpful for understanding different aspects of faith.  

So far, when it comes to questions of faith and core beliefs, the catechism opened with answering the question of our only comfort in life and in death, for body and soul.  Then goes on to ask questions about our sin and misery, our salvation in and through Jesus Christ, and the call of service to God.  Another way to think about it: our guilt, God’s grace in Jesus, and our response of gratitude

We are at the place of grace in the catechism where it asks, What are we to believe when it comes to undisputed truth of God’s grace?  The answer?  Believe what Scripture teaches about God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  

Believe what Scripture teaches about God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

The catechism launches into asking questions, and providing Scriptural answers to each core belief in the Apostles Creed.  So here we go: 3 weeks of messages, based on the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  

Welcome to Jesse Ramer!  Familiar to some at Crestview Church who have some history here.  Jesse will bring us a message focused on God the Father.  Thank You Jesse!  May the Lord bless you and all who hear the Good News.    

‘One divine being, revealed in God’s Word as three distinct persons, one true, eternal God…’ 
  (Some deeper reflection, seeking, asking, and exploring needed on this one!). 

Please welcome Pastor Jesse Ramer who will be speaking at Crestview this Sunday on God the Father in the message: God the Father: Can you Trust Him?

For his name and glory,