"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God" Ephesians 2:8
Someone who listens to the Bible being preached and then opens it to see if what they heard was true.
Acts 17:11 says, "These (the Bereans) were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so".
Favor that is undeserved, unmerited.
Our Salvation is by Grace.
We deserved the wrath of God but through Jesus Christ's death on the cross and his resurrection we are saved from the debt and penalty of our sin and can partake in eternal life simply by accepting Christ's payment
A called out group.
Our twofold purpose:
1. To preach the Lord Jesus Christ as the Saviour for all mankind in a clear and loving manner.
2. To encourage one another in our spiritual growth through learning, teaching and sharing God's Word.