Unchanging truth in a changing world.
It may be that the word "orthodoxy" turns you off. We understand. It is not exactly everyday language. Perhaps it conjures up ideas of stuffy formalism, people who are out of date, or even legalism.
Should the church change with the times? Should we not adjust our worship and our teaching to suit the needs of a changing world? After all, do we not now face challenges that even our grandparents did not experience?
There is, of course, an element of truth to this idea. But, the Bible is a bit like oxygen. You do not hear people complaining that oxygen is a little outdated. The only reason people speak so of Scripture, is that its unchanging message does not suit them. Yet the Bible, God’s Word to all people, addresses the needs of everyone, from the greatest need– salvation, to your daily life.
Part of the church’s mission is to spread the good news of the gospel. This is often called the "Great Commission" after our Lord’s commission to the church to go into all the world and make disciples of men (Matthew 28:16). Sometimes this work is called evangelism or mission work.
Geneva is active in the work of evangelism abroad and is seeking an increased presence in Woodstock and the local community.
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One remarkable truth much neglected by Christians is known as the means of grace. By this we mean the outward ways through which God grants grace to the Christian. The means are like channels or avenues – designated paths by which God provides strengthening grace to his people.
The three means of grace are the Word (the Bible), the Sacraments (the Lord’s Supper and baptism) and prayer.
Want to dig a little deeper into Scripture? Geneva’s article collection provides you with a broad look at theological issues, book reviews and cultural commentary.
Since the earliest days of the church the presence of music in worship has been a topic fraught with debate. Currently, there seems to be no abatement in the debate between hymns and praise choruses. There are those who argue that hymns are outdated, stodgy, and boring. This certainly seems to . . .
Why must a man and a woman make a vow to one another in a public wedding ceremony in order to be married? Why can't a couple pledge their love for each other in private? Are we indentured to a cultural tradition or is there a biblical principle at work? Ultimately, what underlies the weddi . . .
Often in the study of Scriptures we come to concepts and doctrines that many in the church believe arise de novo in the New Testament (NT). One such teaching concerns the office of deacon. Many read the book of Acts and see that deacons are for the first time appointed in chapter 6 . . .
*This is just a sample! There are dozens of articles in the articles collection if you are interested.
Geneva is located in Marietta, Georgia, on the northwest side of Atlanta.. We are easily reachable from the I-75 & I-575 corridor. If you are passing through or staying near us, we would be delighted to serve you in any way we can.
If you would like hospitality on a Sunday, or even a place to stay, the members of Geneva may be able to assist. Just let us know – click on the suitcase to contact us!