Entries by John Samson

Features of Reformed Worship

 God-Centered Worship is the expression of praise, glory, thanks, honor, submission and devotion and is to be given to God alone. All else is idolatry. Therefore, Reformed worship is intentionally God-ward, celebrating all that He is and all that He has done in creation and redemption. Worship is not about our feelings or ‘worship […]

A Visitor Writes…

Thomas, from Wyoming was a first time guest in our worship service yesterday. He took time to write an email describing his experience with us. I thought I would share it with you as it is a strong encouragement to us all to continue to pursue purity of worship: Pastor John, Brother in the Lord, […]

The Apostles’ Creed

Two Sermons by Pastor John Samson: Part 1: An overview of various creeds found within the pages of the Bible as well as particular focus upon the Apostles’ Creed, showing its history and profound significance in the life of the Church. Part 2: The Apostles’ Creed has been used as a means of preparation for […]

Creeds and Confessions in the Biblical Text

Deuteronomy 6:4 While John 3:16 is the most famous verse in the Bible, it is fair to say that in the Old Testament, the most well-known words are found in what the Jews call the Sh’ma, found in Deuteronomy 6:4. There in English we read these words, “Hear O Israel: The LORD our God, the […]

Preaching & Liturgy Together

“When we think of the Protestant Reformation, we immediately think of the act of Biblical preaching as the means whereby the Gospel was established in the life of the Church. While a very true statement, it is not a complete one. It was when not only idolatry and falsehood were removed from the worship service, […]

The Doctrines of Grace (Lecture/Interview Series)

Here is the now completed series of B.R.I.D.G.E. Ministries (Laredo, Texas) podcasts covering the doctrines of grace (the so called TULIP acrostic). I was very privileged to be a part. I believe the series will be a great blessing and richly informative to those who listen to it. – Pastor John 1. The Sovereignty of […]