About this Sermon

Knowing who we are, as individuals and as a community of faith, is central. Being grounded in our identity allows us to move through the world with confidence in who we are and whose we are. Our identity as Baptists begins with our identity first as the beloved and good creation of God (Genesis 1:26-28). Then, our identity is shaped throughout the biblical narrative as we learn that God cares deeply for individuals and for whole communities. One is meant for the other. The Baptist distinctive of soul freedom shows us that this emphasis on the individual means that we have the liberty to be in relationship with God without the need for a middleman. 1 Peter 2: 9-10 alludes to this idea when it speaks of how we have been called to be God’s holy people, taking on the high calling of priestly work. This freedom, too, is both gift and responsibility.

About this Series

What does being a “Baptist” mean? There are many ideas out in the world about what it means to be part of this unique tribe called Baptist- let’s explore our Baptist distinctives so that we might better understand who we are and what that means for us today.  Join us during the months of September & October as we explore the four freedoms Baptists believe deeply in – Bible, soul, church, and religious liberty – as well as exploring the two ordinances that Baptists believe in: believer’s baptism and the Lord’s Supper.  Following morning worship, Pastor Lisa will be leading the Seekers Class in further conversations about each topic. 

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Monday through Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

411 N 7th St, Lafayette, IN 47901

Gathering Times

9:00 a.m. - Early Morning Coffee Social
9:30 a.m. - Worship
10:30 a.m. - Coffee & Fellowship
11:00 a.m. - Sunday School

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