Salt & Light young adult Fellowship
For all college-age and working young adults.
"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.
"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven."
Our Salt & Light group consists of college, post-college and working young adults. We regularly meet throughout each month at various times and locations either as a large group or small group, growing in our relationships with God and encouraging one another by sharing, study, support, and serving with study discussions and activities. "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them." For more information email the group coordinator: Cindy Chu
J.I. Packer's "Knowing God"
Greg Ogden's "Discipleship Essentials: A Guide to Building Your Life in Christ"
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Salt&Light Directory (2017) Please provide us with the following information so that we can keep you informed about future events. Thank you.
A Carpool Care Ministry is available for all to facilitate meeting and sharing life together as a community of Jesus Christ.
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GOD IS THE CREATOR AND SUSTAINER OF EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING. HE IS ETERNAL, INFINITE, AND UNCHANGEABLE IN HIS POWER AND PERFECTION, GOODNESS AND GLORY, WISEDOM, JUSTICE, AND TRUTH. NOTHING HAPPENS EXCEPT THROUGH HIM AND BY HIS WILL.
DOES GOD CHANGE HIS MIND?
God is immutable, then He does not change at all? (Exodus 32:11-14) So the Lord relented from the harm which He said He would do to His people.
Phenomenological language is the illusion or appearance of something, "the way we see it" from our perspective. As they appear to us, not necessarily as they really are. The aim of the writer is to make a theological statement, at truth about God and man and his world. Scripture frequently describes events in terms of how they appear to the observer. The use of human terms to describe God.
Interpret narrative passages of Scripture by the didactic or teaching. The biblical narratives in which God appears to repent, or change His mind, are almost always narratives that deal with His threats of judgment and punishment. These threats are then followed by the repentance of the people or by the intercessory petitions of their leaders. Out of his gracious heart He only does what promised to do all along -- not punish sinners who repent and turn from their evil ways. He chooses not to do what He has every right to do.
The point of these narratives is to encourage us to pray. We are to make intercession. The promised threats of divine punishment are given with the condition attached that if we repent, we will escape those punishments. When we repent, then God removes the threat of punishment.
God is not a man and does not repent as men repent. He listens to our prayers but is never corrected by them. He changes not -- neither in the perfection of His being nor in the perfection of His thoughts.
Typology: The idea that persons (e.g., Moses), events (e.g., the exodus), and institutions (e.g., the temple) can—in the plan of God—prefigure a later stage in that plan and provide the conceptuality necessary for understanding the divine intent (e.g., the coming of Christ to be the new Moses, to effect the new exodus, and to be the new temple).
(Graham Cole, He Who Gives Life)