Entries by John Samson

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 […]

Prayer In Preparation For Sunday

Pastor John Samson It is common for us as pastors to be telling the congregation what they ought to be doing. It is oftentimes less common for an explanation to be given as to HOW to do these things. One such area is the arena of prayer. We all know that we as Christians should […]

Its Scary Being A Pastor

Pastor John Samson Ever thought about why we do Church? The schedule of meetings is not always convenient, we have to deal with people who sometimes rub us the wrong way… it would seem so much easier to be a Christian at home – except in doing so, we would not be living as disciples […]

Much Ado About Nothing

Pastor John Samson Ask a High School student what they did at school that day and the usual response is “nothing.” “Nothing,” according to Jonathan Edwards “is what sleeping rocks dream about.” That’s quite a humorous statement, but have you ever tried to think about nothing? If you have you will know that its hard, […]