carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,
Every year in October, New Covenant Church sponsors a theme study based on the principle of ecclesia semper reformans, semper reformanda - that the Church always be Reformed and always be reforming - always calling itself and the world back to the touchstone of truth, the Word of God. Therefore, we do not focus merely on 17th century European history every year, but focus, instead, on ways in which the Chruch of Christ needs to be reminded and challenged to return to its Reformation heritage and theology and to project that into the world.
The Inerrancy of the Bible
In the face of German Higher Criticism, the Scriptures were being dissected and dismissed as nothing more than religious mythology.
The Virgin Birth of Christ
When the supernatural is rejected rather than received as fact, the miracles throughout the Bible all need to be explained away.
Christís Authentic Miracles
Who was Jesus? His exclusive claim and teaching was backed up by his divine miracles over nature, sickness and even death.
Christís Substitutionary Atonement
The very heart of the gospel message is that Jesusí death paid for our sins. But if Jesus was not God, what good did his death do.
The Truth, Power, Glory, Hope and Promise of the Resurrection
Taking an extended series, we examine the critical historicity and fact of the resurrection of Christ, the meaning of it for believers through death unto their own resurrection, and on into a reflection of the Scriptures' revelation of the world to come.
Reformation, 2017 - 500 Years -
Reformation Answers to Medieval Questions
The greatest reformation in church history surrounded the assertive and courageous actions and words of a brilliant young monk and professor in Wittenberg, Germany who, in frustration, proposed a debate among theologians regarding practices current in the church and the theological reasonings behind them. The Reformation, as refer to it singularly today, started with Martin Luther but soon expanded in history's appreciation of the "pre-reformers" as well as the contemporaries of Luther in other countries, all of whom contributed to the stunning overthrow of the universal church and the return of devoted Christians to the Word of God in faith and practice.
|David G. Barker