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.
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
5:00-8:00 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