"Now the just shall live by faith;
But if anyone draws back,
My soul has no pleasure in him.”
–Hebrews 10:38 [NKJV]
Living by faith is a central and profound concept rooted in the teachings of Scripture. At its core, living by faith involves a deep trust and reliance on God's promises and a transformed way of life that flows from this trust.
1. Trusting in God's Promises: Living by faith starts with a fundamental trust in the promises of God. This trust extends to the foundational Christian belief that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9). Faith is the channel through which God's grace and promises flow into our lives. It's a complete dependence on God's faithfulness and reliability.
Sunday School – 9:30 am
Join us for our Sunday School class as we continue our study of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's influential work, "Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community." This book explores the essence and importance of Christian fellowship and community. Through our study, we will discover the biblical principles and practical insights that guide us in building meaningful relationships within the body of Christ. This study will deepen our understanding of the vital role that genuine Christian community plays in our spiritual growth and our witness to the world.
Worship Service – 10:30 am
We are currently in the midst of an inspiring sermon series titled "Empowered by the Spirit: Proclaiming Jesus as Lord and Christ." In this series, we explore the power and work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and the significance of proclaiming Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Through the study of Scripture and relevant teachings, we seek to understand the transformative impact of the Holy Spirit on our faith, personal lives, and mission as a church. Each week, we are encouraged to grow deeper in our relationship with Christ and to boldly proclaim Him as the center of our lives.
Pitch-In Dinner – 12:00 pm
Following the Worship Service, we invite you to join us for a joyful time of fellowship at our Pitch-In Dinner. It's an opportunity to share a meal together, deepen friendships, and build stronger connections within our church family. Bring a dish to share, and together we will enjoy a time of good food, laughter, and meaningful conversations. This Pitch-In Dinner is a wonderful occasion to experience the warmth and unity of our church community.
We look forward to having you join us for a day of spiritual growth, worship, and fellowship. May this Sunday be a time of refreshment, encouragement, and edification as we gather together as the body of Christ.
Holy Trinity Reformed Church
7542 E Landersdale Rd
Camby, Indiana 46113
“And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.”
Despairingly the poor disappointed father turned away from the disciples to their Master. His son was in the worst possible condition, and all means had failed, but the miserable child was soon delivered from the evil one when the parent in faith obeyed the Lord Jesus’ word, “Bring him unto me.” Children are a precious gift from God, but much anxiety comes with them. They may be a great joy or a great bitterness to their parents; they may be filled with the Spirit of God, or possessed with the spirit of evil. In all cases, the Word of God gives us one receipt for the curing of all their ills, “Bring him unto me.” O for more agonizing prayer on their behalf while they are yet babes! Sin is there, let our prayers begin to attack it. Our cries for our offspring should precede those cries which betoken their actual advent into a world of sin. In the days of their youth we shall see sad tokens of that dumb and deaf spirit which will neither pray aright, nor hear the voice of God in the soul, but Jesus still commands, “Bring them unto me.” When they are grown up they may wallow in sin and foam with enmity against God; then when our hearts are breaking we should remember the great Physician’s words, “Bring them unto me.” Never must we cease to pray until they cease to breathe. No case is hopeless while Jesus lives.
The Lord sometimes suffers His people to be driven into a corner that they may experimentally know how necessary He is to them. Ungodly children, when they show us our own powerlessness against the depravity of their hearts, drive us to flee to the strong for strength, and this is a great blessing to us. Whatever our morning’s need may be, let it like a strong current bear us to the ocean of divine love. Jesus can soon remove our sorrow, He delights to comfort us. Let us hasten to Him while He waits to meet us.
Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. 14 Let all that you do be done with love. I urge you, brethren—you know the household of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to the ministry of the saints—that you also submit to such, and to everyone who works and labors with us. –1 Corinthians 16:13-16
The apostle Paul's exhortation in 1 Corinthians 16:13-16 calls us to a life of devotion. It challenges us to examine the depth of our commitment to Christ, to the Church as instituted by Him, and to the various aspects of church life and ministry. It implores us to reflect on our devotion and consider the following: