Entries by John Samson

The Normal Christian Birth

(1/21/18) – Medical science informs us that the events surrounding a baby’s birth is a key factor in a child’s development. A long, drawn out, painful and complicated birth can have a lasting negative impact and that is why it is vital that much attention is given to provide a safe, healthy process and environment […]

Why Did You Start King’s Church?

I received an email today asking me about why I started King’s Church, especially knowing it would be a very small start up situation. I will edit some of what they wrote so that they are not identified in any way, but they are wondering about their own situation and whether or not a new […]

Jesus In The Old Covenant

Everything God’s people Israel had received by way of revelation, pointed to Him… and yet, we read, “his own people did not receive him.” (John 1:11) What an indictment that is! How on earth did the very people awaiting the arrival of the Messiah, miss Him when he came? Jesus, in John 5:39,40 declared, “You […]

The Marks of a True Church

Question: Pastor John, what are the marks of a true church? I have heard people say there are three: 1. The preaching of the gospel takes place. 2. The sacraments are rightly administered. 3. Church discipline is exercised.

The Ordinary Means of Grace

King’s Church is committed to the primacy of corporate worship. We believe God sovereignly establishes and increases faith through the ordinary means of grace: the preaching of the Word of God in the gathered assembly, prayer, and the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Regular attendance to these means is vital for believers’ spiritual […]

Conversion Is More Than Head Knowledge

“Many persons row hard to get the ship to land by a notional belief in orthodox doctrine. This superstition is harder to deal with, but quite as dangerous as the belief in good works. It is quite as legal an idea for me to think to be accepted by believing good doctrine as to expect […]

Modifications To The London Baptist Confession Of Faith Of 1689

By King’s Church Elders: John Samson; Doug Bruner Concerning Chapter 22 of the Confession: OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP AND THE SABBATH DAY At the Diet of Worms in 1521, Martin Luther declared “to act against conscience is neither right nor safe.” How true this is! It is a concept drawn from the Bible itself. “Whatever is […]

A Fresh Look At the Five Solas

During a recent sermon series at King’s Church, we have been taking a fresh look at the Five Solas of the Reformation. In that time, we have drunk deeply at the well of salvation and seen the Lord Jesus Christ and His power to save in new and fresh ways. It has been a joy! […]