Here are this week’s Announcements:

  • This Thursday is our first Midweek Service.  Come to The Meeting Place at 6:45 PM.  We’ll sing a couple songs, pray together, look at Acts 1 together, and be done by 8:00 PM.  Kids’ Club will run during this time for kids 12 and under.
  • Proverbs 5 should be a fun text to be in this Sunday for Mother’s Day!
  • Sign-up for the Women’s Retreat (5/19-20) here.  Room and board is free!  Email Katie or Tori at with questions.
  • This week’s IBC Podcast is part 2 on “The Asian American Church Experience.”  Listen on SpotifyGoogle, and Apple Podcasts.
  • Interested in being a part of this church but aren’t a member yet?  Start going through Joining the Mission and plan to come to the next Mission Class on 5/21.

52 Doctrines

Week 19

Creation out of Nothing – The Bible teaches that God created the universe – everything both visible and invisible – out of nothing (sometimes expressed in the Latin phrase, creation ex nihilo). This means that before God created anything, nothing else existed except God Himself. God alone is eternal; every created thing has a beginning. Therefore, the eternal God rules over all of His creation and He alone is worthy of worship. Denial of this doctrine has implications for Gods sovereignty over and providence in creation. Because God created out of nothing, creation has meaning and purpose and points us to the Creator.

Adapted from The 99 Essential Doctrines by The Gospel Project