Join us as we examine the life of David – his character as revealed in Scripture – and learn what made his ‘a man after God’s own heart’.
About Living Water
Living Water Reformed Church welcomes all who want to learn more about Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour in a Biblical based setting. We worship twice a Sunday and hear two in-depth Bible-based sermons to get to know our God more fully.
We believe in the inerrancy of scripture – that there are no errors in the Word of God. God has promised to preserve His word through the ages, and it is still very relevant today.
Our beliefs are summarized in the Ecumenical Creeds and by the Three Forms of Unity. These confessions are widely accepted as official statements of doctrine by Reformed churches.
We are a member of the United Reformed Churches of North America. We follow the Church Order of the URCNA.
What Does it Mean to be ‘Reformed’?
Understanding the Reformed Faith:
If someone wanted us to explain what the Reformed Faith is in just three words, we would answer, “God saves sinners.” This means that God does ALL the work in saving His people. And this is the most basic idea of the Reformed Faith. Read on to learn more:
In October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted 95 theses (statements) against the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. This started the Reformation. “Reform” simply means a change of beliefs to follow the teaching of the Bible.
These 12 Points Summarize the Basic Reformed Faith:
1. Soli Deo Gloria – Glory of God Alone
2. Sola Scriptura – Scripture Alone
3. Solus Christus – Christ Alone
4. Sola Fide – Faith Alone
5. Sola Gratia – Grace Alone
6. Sovereignty of God
7. Holiness of God
8. Total Depravity (or Total Inability)
9. Unconditional Election
10. Limited Atonement
11. Irresistible Grace
12. Perseverance of the Saints
That all glory belongs to God alone, not man (Romans 11:36).
That scripture alone has the final authority to determine our beliefs (2 Timothy 3:16).
That we are saved by Christ alone (John 14:6).
That we are saved by faith alone, not by our works (Eph 2:8).
That we are saved by grace alone (Eph 2:5).
In a clearly defined doctrine of salvation according to God’s sovereignty. We believe that God is sovereign (in control) in all things, including saving His people (Jonah 2:9).
That God is Holy. God is different from man. God always does what is right. God never does what is wrong. He is pure. (Psalms 96:9)
In total depravity (or total inability). Everyone is born in sin, and no one can or will come to God by themselves (Romans 3:10-11,23, John 6:65).
In unconditional election. God chose us before the world began. He did not chose us based on our works (Eph 1:4, Rom 9:11).
In limited atonement (or particular redemption). Christ died for His sheep (believers) only (John 10:11).
In irresistible grace (or efficacious grace). God draws the sheep (believers) to Christ (Ezek 36:26-27, John 6:44). This means that God brings his people towards Him to save them.
In perseverance (and preservation) of believers. When a person is saved, he cannot lose his salvation. A truly saved believer will live his life in obedience to God (John 10:28-29, 14:15).
That the Reformed Faith gives all glory to God. Soli Deo Gloria!