By Grace alone, through Faith alone, in Christ alone!

Ephesians 2:8-9 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. Big Idea The hallmark of the Reformation and the New Testament…

Keep the main thing the main thing!

Acts 2:22-24 22 “Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. 23 This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate…

What do you believe about the Bible?

We believe the Bible, consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired, authoritative and inerrant Word of God. It is the final rule for faith and practice.   Isaiah 40:8 8 The grass withers and the flowers…

The Truest Thing About You is What God Says is True

 Identity: The truest thing about you is what God says is true God says that we have received the permanent and transforming gift of the Holy Spirit The Father planned salvation, the Son accomplished salvation and the Holy Spirit applies and empowers salvation Every…

The Power of the Truth

I recently read a fictional book about the hunt for a powerful bio-weapon that could trigger the annihilation of the entire population of the United States. In this thriller, America’s top agent travels the Middle East and Europe seeking to intercept and neutralize this…

The Truest Thing About Me is What God Says is True

Identity: The truest thing about me is what God says is true God says, “I am righteous and saved by grace” Romans 5:12-21 12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came…

30 things the Bible says to Pastors

A Biblical Theology of Pastoral Leadership 1 Timothy   1. Pastor’s must rebuke and correct false teaching (1:3-5) 2. Pastor’s need to demonstrate the grace of God in their lives through their salvation and call to service (1:12-16) 3. Pastor’s need to hold on…

Discovering and using your spiritual gifts

1 Corinthians 12:4-7 4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. 7…

Victory by the Spirit

Victory by the Spirit Romans 7:21-8:11   1.    There is both struggle and victory in the Christian life 21 So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being…

You got to have faith!

  1. The Example of Abraham 6Consider Abraham: “He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”7Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham. 8The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in…