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"...if anyone makes the assistance of grace depend on the humility or obedience of man and does not agree that it is a gift of grace itself that we are obedient and humble, he contradicts the Apostle who says, "What have you that you did not receive?" (1 Cor. 4:7), and, "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Cor. 15:10). (Council of Orange: Canon 6)

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  • Rev. David Thommen (URC)
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    We are a community of confessing believers who love the gospel of Jesus Christ, affirm the Biblical and Christ-exalting truths of the Reformation such as the five solas, the doctrines of grace, monergistic regeneration, and the redemptive historical approach to interpreting the Scriptures.

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  • My Testimony: Confessions of a Former Word of Faith Pastor

    John Samson:

    November 15, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    Meet Your Accuser - Moses!

    Text: John 5:39-47

    John 5 is a glorious unveiling of the Lord Jesus and the final verses of the chapter provides no let up whatsoever as Jesus' indictments against the religious leaders are stunning and penetrating. At the last judgment, the one who will bring accusations against them is Moses himself, their hero in the faith. Yet the question before each of us is this: Do you believe Moses?

    November 12, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    The Revelation of Righteousness

    Text: Romans 1-5

    In Christ there is perfect righteousness and Christ is the righteousness of the believer. This stunning revelation is the basis of all gospel proclamation - what God demands, Christ provides!


    November 04, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    Law and Gospel

    Text: Romans 1:16,17

    Without a clear understanding of Law and Gospel only heresy and error abounds. With it, we can go through the gates of paradise.

    October 28, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    Four Incriminating Witnesses

    Text: John 5:30-40

    While Christ's own testimony, by itself, should be more than enough evidence to convince the greatest skeptic, He then calls on four others to testify to His claims - John the Baptist, the works He did, the Father who sent Him and the very Scriptures the Jewish leaders were supposedly immersed in. A powerful Gospel call!

    October 22, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    The Father's Testimony

    Passage: John 5:24-31

    The Father's testimony concerning His Son is on record. To fail to believe it is a great dishonor to the Father, and carries with it severe, eternal consequences.

    October 14, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    Father and Son Inc.

    Text: John 5:18-23

    Christ's testimony concerning Himself as the unique Son of the Father.

    October 07, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    The Healing of the Lame Man

    Text: John 5:1-18

    This healing of the lame man on the Sabbath became the trigger point for intense persecution from the Jewish leaders, and what is more, Jesus seemed intent on bringing this hatred and hostility out into the open.

    September 30, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    The Miracle of True Faith

    Text: John 4:39-54

    Genuine faith (the faith that saves) can only be understood as a miraculous gift from a Sovereign God. Here are some reasons why.

    September 23, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    The Nicene Creed

    This historic creed has stood the test of time as a means to keep God's people in the truth, as well as to expose heretics who cannot adhere to it. The historic background of Arianism is explored (along with its modern day adherents, the Jehovah's Witnesses) as well as a full debunking of the idea that the concept of the Trinity was introduced by Emperor Constantine at the Council of Nicea in 325 AD. This sermon has many applications for our own day.

    THE NICENE CREED

    325 AD and 381 AD*

    We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

    We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, Light of Light, Very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father**; By whom all things were made;

    Who for us and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and was made man;

    For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate, He suffered death and was buried, and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father; He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead; and His kingdom will have no end.

    We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son He is worshipped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets.

    We believe in one holy catholic*** and apostolic Church; we acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins****; We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. AMEN.

    *The original Nicene Creed (325 AD) ended after the words,
    “We believe in the Holy Spirit”. Content was added at the Council of Constantinople (381 AD). The Council of Ephesus (431 AD) reaffirmed the creed in this form and forbade additional revisions.

    **“One in essence, three in Person” is the most concise definition
    of the doctrine of the Trinity. The three divine Persons, are distinct in terms of their personal relationships to one another, but not in their essence or Being. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are co-eternal, co-equal and equally divine.

    ***The word “catholic” refers to the universal Church

    **** Because water is a cleansing agent for dirt on the body, it is a fitting visible sign for the spiritual cleansing that God effects for our souls in Christ. But note that the reality of forgiveness to which baptism points comes to pass only as baptized individuals repent (Acts 2:38).

    September 16, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink