God Our Rock

“The LORD, the Source of all life, has acted to save us. He set us apart for Himself, and we belong to Him. He redeemed us in order to give us ‘an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you’ (1 Peter 1:4). And ‘fully convinced that God [is] able to do what he had promised’ (Romans 4:21), we (like Abram) are to endure all trials and adversities, and persevere in the life of faith as ‘as sojourners and exiles’ (1 Peter 2:11) in a dark and hostile world.” – Pastor Glem Melo


“God’s covenant with Abraham” by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607–1677) “God’s covenant with Abraham” by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607–1677)

By Pastor Glem Melo

For today’s Gospel feast at Kagay-an Reformed Church:


“And he said to him, ‘I am the LORD [lit. YAHWEH] who brought you out from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to possess.’” (Genesis 15:7)

The LORD Himself is the foundation rock of our covenant assurance and security. His name is YAHWEH, the One Who Is (see Exodus 3:14), the Self-Sufficient One, and the Source of all life. Because HE IS, the fulfillment of all His covenant promises is 100% sure. Because HE IS, our safety and perseverance is 100% secure.

“Abraham’s Departure from Ur” by Maerten de Vos “Abraham’s Departure from Ur” by Maerten de Vos

God’s word to Abram in Genesis 15:7 is strikingly in parallel with His word to Israel in Exodus 20:2: “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the…

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About New Hope

We are a community of people who believe in and live for Jesus Christ. We embrace and proclaim the Gospel as taught in the Bible and explained in the teachings of the Reformation: Salvation is by grace alone (sola gratia) because of Jesus Christ alone (solus Christus), received through faith alone (sola fide), based on the teachings of the Bible alone (sola scriptura), all for the glory of God alone (soli Deo gloria). SALVATION IS BY GRACE ALONE, THROUGH FAITH ALONE, BECAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST ALONE, BASED ON THE TEACHINGS OF THE BIBLE ALONE, ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD ALONE.
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