“Our union with Christ is the cornerstone of our faith.” – Rev. Steve Shelby
Join a Group Today
WEPC’s “Union With Christ” Project begins next week. Don’t miss out; join a group today. More information: www.wepc.org/union-with-christ
- If you are a member of a WEPC Small Group, your group leaders will walk you through this Bible Study. If you’re interested in joining a group or would like to start a new group to walk through this study, please contact Joe Brown.
- Kevin Greene‘s Wednesday Night Fellowship will be walking through this Bible Study booklet during the Spring Semester and is open to any and all adults. Wednesdays from 6PM to 7:30PM.
- First Service Coffee, taught by Joe Brown, will also be walking through this study, and is open to any and all adults. Sundays from 9:20AM to 10:15AM.
A Word in Preparation of the Study
Hear this word from a sermon by Rev. John Stott from 1983:
Our concern as followers of Jesus is neither with a religion called “Christianity,” nor with a culture called “Western Civilization,” but with a person, Jesus of Nazareth, the one and only God-man who lived a perfect life of love, died on the cross for our sins, bearing in his own person the condemnation that we deserve, was raised in triumph from the grave and is now alive, accessible and available to us through the Holy Spirit. He is also coming again one day in sheer magnificence, that every knee should bow to him. That is the Person with whom we are concerned.
To be “in Christ” is to find personal fulfillment, to enjoy brotherly unity, and to experience a radical transformation. Only then can we become the world’s salt and light, sharing the good news with others, making an impact on society, and above everything else seeking to bring honor and glory to his wonderful Name.
At the end of his book, The Christ of the Indian Road, Stanley Jones, an American Methodist missionary to India, writes, “There is a beautiful Indian marriage custom, that dimly illustrates our task in India and where it ends. At the wedding ceremony in India, the women friends of the bride accompany her with music to the home of the bridegroom. They usher her into the presence of the bridegroom, but that is as far as they can go. They then retire and leave her with him. ‘And that,’ he says, ‘is our joyous task in India. To know Him, to introduce Him, and then to retire. Not necessarily geographically, but to trust India with Christ, and trust Christ with India. We can only go so far. He and India must go the rest of the way.'”