Introduction to Christianity

Introduction to Christianity

"You are the Christ." (Mark 8:29) That is what Peter said about Jesus. He spoke words of faith. We invite you to speak the same words of faith about Jesus. So please join us at Salem for an introduction to Christ. In approximately 12 weeks, Salem will introduce Christ to you.

Introduction to Christianity tells tons of good news. Jesus died for you so you don't die. Jesus blotted out your sin. Jesus gives you credit for his good life. And in his kingdom, you are sons, daughters, kings, and queens. God is not angry at you, but generous and kind.

Introduction to Christianity is the class which Salem uses to introduce Jesus Christ to individuals. The historic, common Christian faith has become so unfamiliar these days. Jesus taught a robust, loving faith. That is the faith he wants you to have. Please join us Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. beginning September 14th for the best products in the world: forgiveness, life, and salvation.

Danger Ahead! God's Word Divides and Unites

Sunday, August 14, 2016
Pastor Jon Brohn
Sermon Text: 

2 Kings 11:1-3; 12-18 1 When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she proceeded to destroy the whole royal family. 2 But Jehosheba, the daughter of King Jehoram and sister of Ahaziah, took Joash son of Ahaziah and stole him away from among the royal princes, who were about to be murdered. She put him and his nurse in a bedroom to hide him from Athaliah; so he was not killed. 3 He remained hidden with his nurse at the temple of the Lord for six years while Athaliah ruled the land. 12 Jehoiada brought out the king’s son and put the crown on him; he presented him with a copy of the covenant and proclaimed him king. They anointed him, and the people clapped their hands and shouted, “Long live the king!” 13 When Athaliah heard the noise made by the guards and the people, she went to the people at the temple of the Lord. 14 She looked and there was the king, standing by the pillar, as the custom was. The officers and the trumpeters were beside the king, and all the people of the land were rejoicing and blowing trumpets. Then Athaliah tore her robes and called out, “Treason! Treason!” 15 Jehoiada the priest ordered the commanders of units of a hundred, who were in charge of the troops: “Bring her out between the ranks and put to the sword anyone who follows her.” For the priest had said, “She must not be put to death in the temple of the Lord.” 16 So they seized her as she reached the place where the horses enter the palace grounds, and there she was put to death. 17 Jehoiada then made a covenant between the Lord and the king and people that they would be the Lord’s people. He also made a covenant between the king and the people. 18 All the people of the land went to the temple of Baal and tore it down. They smashed the altars and idols to pieces and killed Mattan the priest of Baal in front of the altars. Then Jehoiada the priest posted guards at the temple of the Lord.

My dear friends in Christ,
When you see this sign, what does it mean? Danger! Be careful. Use caution. There are difficult things ahead. Every once in a while, Jesus would say some dangerous things, and today we have the first of 4 dangerous statements: “I came to bring division.” Really? Division? Yes, and as we look throughout God’s Word and even in our lives, we see how God’s Word divides and unites.

Telling HIStory

The good news of Jesus comes with flesh and bones. He was a man, rich in character, complex in speech, and decisive in action. Telling HIStory challenges the most profound speakers, but hearing HIStory feels even the littlest with faith. How do you tell HIStory? Mark Paustian and Adam Nitz have devoted themselves to HIStory. Mark and Adam hone their storytelling skill in writing and speaking - books, short stories, essays, lectures, and more. Their love for good, gospel stories invites us to tell God's story with more confidence and joy.

We thank them for their time and invite you to enjoy the conversation.