The Church is our salvation and rescue. The Church Father Cyprian said, “He who would find Christ, must first of all find the Church . . . for outside of the Church there is no truth, no Christ, no salvation.” Strangely, this sounds like heresy to most evangelicals. And yet all the leading Protestant Reformers affirmed this view wholeheartedly; for, in saying this, Cyprian is applying Paul’s declaration that the Church is the Body of Christ. Unfortunately, this view of the Church—Paul’s view—has been lost. Salvation is being delivered from death and being given “eternal life,” which is the life of God. It consists of communing with the Triune God and his people, united together in the glorious body of Christ. These talks will explore the Bible’s teachings about the centrality of the Church in the gracious, saving purposes of God.

About the Speaker Steve Wilkins has served as the pastor of Church of the Redeemer in West Monroe, LA, from 1989 to the present. He is the author of Face to Face: Meditations on Friendship & Hospitality, Call of Duty: The Sterling Nobility of Robert E. Lee, and All Things for Good: The Steadfast Fidelity of Stonewall Jackson.

Schedule Friday, February 21 – 1330 Old Apex Rd., Cary, NC 6:30 P.M. Check-in and Registration 6:45 P.M. Announcements and Singing 7:00-8:00 P.M. Session One Saturday, February 22 – 1330 Old Apex Rd., Cary, NC 9:30-10:30 A.M. Session Two 10:30-10:45 A.M. Break 10:45-11:30 A.M. Session Three 6:00-9:00 P.M. Spring Ball – St. Michael’s Church 804 High House Rd., Cary, NC Sunday, February 23 – 1330 Old Apex Rd., Cary, NC 9:30 A.M. Lord’s Day Worship, Pastor Wilkins preaching

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Notes on the Ball
This is a great event for the whole family. Enjoy dancing with your spouse and children. Take the opportunity to teach your young men how to ask a young lady to dance and how to offer her a drink and re-seat her with her family.  Hors d’oeuvres will be served.