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We gather Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday School and fellowship in __________.
Children & Youth are welcome to visit Sunday school.
Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
Crying babies are great.
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We livestream each Sunday morning on Facebook at 10:30 a.m.
Sermon recaps are posted on YouTube every Monday.
With believers in every time and place, we rejoice that
nothing in life or in death
can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.
What do we believe?
We believe in God, the Father, the Creator of the Universe; in Jesus Christ, the incarnation of God on earth, truly God and truly man; and in the Holy Spirit, the Presence of God in the world and in the believer.
Fully human, fully God. Jesus proclaimed the reign of God: preaching good news to the poor and release to the captives, teaching by word and deed and blessing the children, healing the sick and binding up the brokenhearted, eating with outcasts, forgiving sinners, and calling all to repent and believe the gospel. Unjustly condemned for blasphemy and sedition, Jesus was crucified, suffering the depths of human pain and giving his life for the sins of the world. God raised Jesus from the dead, vindicating his sinless life, breaking the power of sin and evil, delivering us from death to life eternal. Jesus was born of a woman — Mary — in a particular place — the Middle East — to a particular people — the Jews. He was born as a helpless infant who hungered, cried, had to be changed and grew as all babies grow. As a grown man, Jesus knew all of the feelings humans know — joy, sadness, discouragement, loneliness and longing. Yet, Jesus also trusted completely in God and was without sin. Jesus’ actual ministry on earth was short — approximately three years. Because his teachings challenged powerful religious and government leaders, he was executed as a dangerous and seditious criminal. He died, was buried and was resurrected by God. For Christians, this resurrection is God’s most amazing miracle and proof that Jesus was indeed divine. We believe that Jesus is as alive today as he was on the first Easter morning and that he is present with us today, even though we cannot see him or physically touch him. We call Jesus “Lord” because he has saved us from the power of death and the power of sin and because, through his sacrifice, we are able to know the fullness of God’s love for us.
We believe the Bible is authoritative for fatih and practice for all people; and it is the inspired record of God's revelation of Himself to humanity. In recent decades, General Assemblies have provided essential guidelines for such reading and interpretation. To put those guidelines simply, “Read the text, in its historic and literary contexts, within the broader biblical context, and look for appropriate points of application in order to live it in the here and now.”
We need to read [the Bible] in context. Each of the Bible’s books was written in a particular genre by a particular person at a particular time for particular readers to provide particular information that addressed particular concerns. The first challenge is to try to identify as accurately as possible what those particulars were. Some books are written like history texts (such as Chronicles), while others read more like memoirs (the four Gospels), letters (Romans), poems (Psalms), or sermons (Hebrews). Some writings assemble a mix of genres (such as the parables and miracle stories found in the Gospels). When reading such varying genres, common sense dictates that we “hear” the way the writer is writing, just as newspaper reading requires us to differentiate between the varying approaches of the news reporter, the editorial writer, the sports reporter, and the comic strip writer.
Embracing change does not guarantee that we will all agree on the process of change. But all of us must stay focused on the main reason that we are in this Christian relationship. We are believers in Christ. Embrace the change in life. Be led by the Holy Spirit and follow Jesus’ example. He showed his followers how to live — and how to behold the new thing God is doing.
If Jesus says, “My kingdom is not of this world,” why should the church be so concerned about matters of political, economic and social policy? Presbyterians sometimes hear other Christians wondering if these down-to-earth political concerns are a distraction from the church’s proper calling of proclaiming the gospel and saving souls. But justice work, as Presbyterians understand it, is all about salvation! The reason justice ministries have been such an important part of our tradition has to do with the very Biblical way in which Presbyterians understand God’s saving work in Jesus Christ. Presbyterian Christians have always recognized that, along with our deliverance from the powers of death and sin, God’s restoration of the fallen world involves also the healing of our corrupt and broken social relationships. God’s coming transformation of the world involves the healing of human institutions as well as the healing of human hearts. John Calvin, commenting on Genesis 1:28, observes how God originally set human beings on the earth to share the blessings of creation in such a way that all had enough to meet their needs. “Any inequality which is contrary to this arrangement,” he says, “is nothing else than a corruption of nature which proceeds from sin.”
First Presbyterian Church of Lubbock was established in the downtown area of the city in 1903. Through dedication and strong leadership the church grew to a congregation of 1,200 members by the 1950's. A glimpse into the history of the church can be seen in the beautiful photographs located in the windowed corridor between the Sanctuary and Douglas Fellowship Hall.
With the inspiration and leadership of, then, Pastor Bob Field, courageous elders, deacons and a dedicated congregation mad the decision to move to an area of growth and opportunity. Like Abraham, with faith, hope, and courage we moved to a new and promising place.
Now with our place of worship completed, we are inspired and prepared to move on with our vision of mission not only locally but far beyond our borders.
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