FROM HIS FULLNESS MINISTRIES PROCLAIM TO THE HUNGRIEST THE GRACE AND TRUTH OF THE LIVING WORD, THROUGH THE WRITTEN WORD
Welcome to From His Fullness!
Ministries of FROM HIS FULLNESS
The Ministries of From His Fullness include preaching, teaching, publishing, and broadcasting.
For the preaching, go to the website of Seventh Reformed Church.
For the teaching, send in a request to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
For the publishing, shop here or write to email@example.com to be put on the e-mail list for a publishing catalog (currently forthcoming).
For the broadcasting tune in regionally in West Michigan to radio, at WFUR 102.9 FM, Sundays at 11 A.M. and 7 P.M. The sermons are also uploaded to the website and may be accessed weekly by finding Seventh Reformed Church on Facebook or on Twitter (@7thRefCh). For Television, search locally for the Ask the Pastor program broadcast from Allendale, typically the first Tuesday of each month, 2-3 P.M.
Core Values of FROM HIS FULLNESS
From His Fullness promotes*—
1. God-centeredness of approach to worship, prayer, life, service, and witness.
(What we are and do begins and ends with God.
2. The prioritization of Scripture over traditionalism, emotionalism, and rationalism.
(We attest the old, the new, the lively, and the learned not by the standards of Christian or secular culture, but by Scripture.)
3. The normalization of expository preaching as most consistent with the supremacy of the Word of God.
(We believe the typical diet of regular Sunday pulpit ministry should be neither doctrinaire [e.g., catechesis or systematic theology] nor anecdotal [popularist], but a close reflection of the teaching and tenor of Scripture. In short, Scripture is to be the unrivaled foundation of our doctrine and its application.)
4. An esteem for our Reformed theology and history, expressed sympathetic-critically.
(We neither dismiss our forebears nor do we idolize them. Rather, we follow their example, attesting all teaching, viewpoints, and beliefs by Scripture, theirs included, applying to the present what continues to withstand the scrutiny of Scripture. In short, we seek by the Spirit’s illumination of the Word an ongoing biblical renewal of Reformed theology, as distinct from its regurgitation.)
5. The pursuit of the biblical balance of doctrine and practice.
(We seek the reflection of Christ’s grace and truth in the gathering [pre-evangelism and evangelism], nurturing [discipleship], and equipping [witness and ministry] God’s people)
6. Commitment to cross-cultural ministry.
(We believe God has called us to gather-in the lost around us regardless of their history in sin, and according to the gifts of ministry the Spirit has given.)
* These core values originated as Ecclesial Core Values of Seventh Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan.