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Friday, 20 October 2017 10:30

Welcome to our church's home page.  If it is your first time visiting or you frequently visit our site, we appreciate you sharing your time with us.  If you are looking for more information about the church, we invite you to visit the various articles within this site.  We hope they will answer your questions about Stone Gate Bible Fellowship. Our Sunday Worship service starts at 10:30 am and finishes before 12:00 pm. We are located at 904 Rancheros Drive, San Marcos, CA, Suite M.

 

One of the challenges in our Christianity is that, although we would argue that we live in grace, we still approach God and His truth from the standpoint of merit. When Jesus died on the cross, He removed the paradigm of merit and completed the paradigm of grace. (Eph. 2:8,9) One of the hardest things that we need to learn is that in Christ we have been made complete. (Col. 2:9,10) Therefore, our works do not make us any more worthy because of the efficacy and sufficiency of Jesus finished work.

 

So, then where does obedience come in? Obedience is not the goal but a means to the goal. The goal is to walk with Christ as we fulfill the first and foremost commandment and the second commandment. (Matt. 12:30,31)  Obedience is both a means and a result of an abiding love for Christ. (John 14:15)

 

One key to understand is that to walk with Christ requires that we are not walking in sin. We cannot expect to walk with God while worshipping and loving ourselves above God. To not walk in sin, in essence, means to walk in obedience. The focus is Christ and to walk with Him through the circumstances of our lives. The only way that we can do this is through obedience. (Hebrews 12:14) 

 

We are to seek and walk with God and not self-validate ourselves through our perceived obedience. Jesus has made this possible for us through His sacrifice. We also need His Spirit to do this. (Gal. 5:16) Strive to walk with Christ today and praise God that His grace covers us when we fail. (1 John 1:9)

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact Information

Phone Number: 760 803 8598

Email Address: pstrito@stonegatebible.org

 

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