Entries by John Samson

What Is “That”?

Pastor John Samson “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 (NASB) In these words, the Apostle Paul destroys all notions of salvation by works. We are saved by […]

Excuse Me, Waiter, Did You Mess With The Food?

Pastor John Samson But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by […]

I Love The Trinity

Pastor John Samson The Trinity: our one God is eternally existent in three Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, who are co-equal, co-existent and co-eternal. I love the Trinity. That’s because I love God, and God is a Trinity. Very few people have a firm grasp of the concept of the Trinity. […]

The Thief On The Cross

Pastor John Samson One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of […]

The Assignment

Pastor John Samson For Preachers: IMAGINE – Its 9/10/01 – and you are are given an amazing assignment – the privilege of preaching to all on the 11th floor of one of the Twin Towers… and somehow, God lets you know that EVERYONE you will talk to that day will be dead within 24 hours… […]

Saved By God, From God, For God

Pastor John Samson Christians are notorious for using a vocabulary that is not always understood by those around them. There’s no doubt that we have our own lingo and jargon. One such word is the word “saved.” Often, Christians ask unsuspecting neighbors, colleagues and friends the question, “are you saved?” and usually receive only puzzled […]

Sola Fide (Justification By Faith Alone)

THE CENTER OF THE GOSPEL Pastor John Samson At the Council of Trent in the 16th century, the Roman Catholic Church placed its eternal and irrevocable curse on the Gospel, announcing it as actually heretical. I am certain that in the hearts and minds of the delegates at the Council, this was never intended – […]

Scan The Scriptures

Quotes put together by Justin Taylor If you want a quick and easy way to memorize the traditional four attributes of Scripture, just put them in the order of S.C.A.N.: the Sufficiency of Scripture the Clarity of Scripture the Authority of Scripture, and the Necessity of Scripture Below are some definitions and thoughts from Wayne […]

What Is Saving Faith?

Pastor John Samson The Apostle Paul’s main theme in the book of Romans is that of the Gospel itself, as he answers the question, “how can an unjust person ever be acceptable to a just and holy God?” In passages such as Chapter 3:20 – 4:8, he teaches that we are justified by faith alone […]

Christian, Rest In Gods Sovereignty

Pastor John Samson “Remember the former things long past, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying, ‘My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all […]