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The Five Solas Of The Reformation

by Dr. James Montgomery Boice What follows below is a very short summary of what is known as the five solas (sola being the Latin word for “alone”). It comes from the book “Whatever Happened to the Gospel of Grace?” by Dr. James Montgomery Boice. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a […]

The Firstborn Of All Creation

Pastor John Samson He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities””all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in […]

Two Federal Heads – Adam And Christ

Pastor John Samson We are not sinners because we sin; we sin because we are sinners. Like Humpty Dumpty, we all had a great fall, but not by accident, but by deliberate choice. The human race had a Federal Head in the Garden of Eden, namely Adam, who represented the entire human race. When he […]

Can A True Christian Fall From Grace?

Pastor John Samson Some passages of Scripture are easier to understand than others. While some passages are extremely clear, others require a good deal of prayer, thinking and study before the meaning finally becomes apparent. In 2 Timothy 2:7, Paul instructed Timothy – “Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding […]

I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me

Pastor John Samson I remember a time (May, 1981) when as a teenager, I was given the privilege of representing my High School in a soccer penalty shoot out competition. I survived the knock out rounds and ended up playing at Anfield, Liverpool’s home ground in England before a crowd of more than 17,000 people. […]

Christ Lived For Our Righteousness

Pastor John Samson “Then Jesus arrived from Galilee at the Jordan coming to John, to be baptized by him. But John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?” But Jesus answering said to him, “Permit it at this time; for in this way […]

New Technology, Wandering Minds And Bible Reading Plans

Pastor John Samson I can well remember hearing a preacher in the course of his sermon asking a series of questions. His first question was “how many of you believe the Bible is the word of God?” It was a Christian audience and so all raised their hands. Then he asked, “how many of you […]

Winning The Private War In The Mind

Pastor John Samson Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the […]