As the Lord’s Church in Inwood, it is our goal to reach as many as possible with the Gospel of Christ, having the same desire as Christ—that all would repent and be saved (2 Peter 3:9)! With that goal, we proclaim the saving message as given by God in His Word. As His Church, we speak where the Bible speaks, and we are silent where the Bible is silent. The Scriptures are our only source of truth and our guide of faith and practice. Furthermore, God alone has declared what man is to do to receive salvation. That is the message we proclaim!
The Bible tells us that becoming a Christian means that we enter a covenant relationship with God, through Jesus Christ. With that in view, we must believe/have faith in Jesus (John 3:16) and be willing to accept Jesus Christ as the only Savior given to man (Acts 4:12). The Bible teaches that we enter that covenant relationship and are saved. . .
. . . by the grace of God, through faith (Eph. 2:8)
. . . by repenting of our life of sin (Acts 17:30)
. . . by confessing Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior (Matthew 10:32-33, 16:16)
. . . by being immersed into Christ for the forgiveness of our sins (Acts 2:38; 22:16, Galatians 3:26-27)
. . . to do good works (Eph. 2:10).
At the point of being raised from the watery grave (Romans 6:3-4), where God does His work (Col. 2:12), the person is converted and clothed with Christ’s righteousness and becomes a child of God and a member of HIS Church (Matthew 16:18). Furthermore, he/she is given the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38) as a seal guaranteeing his/her inheritance and that the person is the property of God (2 Corinthians 1:22, Ephesians 1:13-14). Cedar Grove is merely a body of members of Christ’s Church, here to grow in our faith and knowledge of Him and to spread the sweet aroma of Christ to everyone we can!
If you have any questions about Christian conversion, we invite you to listen to the sermon series on “Conversion” in our Sermons page or read the article “Conversion, Christ’s Circumcision on the Human Heart”.
According to the Word of God, the purpose of meeting together on the first day of the week is to meet around the Lord’s Table where we commune with God and one another. Therefore, we partake of communion every Lord’s day, as prescribed in the Holy Scriptures (Acts 20:7).