Teachings by Jim Schafer
Video (Watch) Audio (Listen)
Watch (Video) Listen (Audio) Pastor Jim introduces the idea of the “Five Solas”. ‘Sola’ is Latin for ‘alone’. These are doctrines introduced by Martin Luther during the Reformation. The five solas are grace, faith, Christ, scripture and God’s glory: grace, meaning salvation is through the grace of God alone; faith, meaning we are justified by faith alone, not works; Christ, meaning we access salvation through the righteous acts of Christ alone; scripture, meaning the Bible alone is a believer’s ultimate…
Video (Watch) Audio (Listen) Many have questions about what happens to those who are not able to receive the Word of Christ before their untimely deaths, such as infants, young children, or the mentally disabled. God assures us in His Word that although there are many things we may not understand in this lifetime, that we will see clearly once His plan is complete. Sometimes we have to just trust in God’s truth, justice, love, and grace.
Video (Watch) Audio (Listen) As believers, we are made free in Christ. But freedom is built on a foundation of structure and obedience. Pastor Jim describes scripture that outlines the expectations of the believer.
Video (Watch) Audio (Listen) Pastor Jim takes us through scripture that describes what happens to believers after death.
Jesus waits to resurrect Lazarus for God’s glory. We must believe that Jesus is the resurrection and the life. Watch (Video) Listen (Audio)
Pastor Jim highlights various scriptures that describe the nature of the afterlife, and where the soul of the unbeliever goes after death. Video (Watch) Audio (Listen)
The legalist wanted the Galatians to add works to their salvation, but salvation plus anything else leaves out justification by faith in Jesus. Just as a master of a slave wants to keep a free slave bound, the legalist want to keep you in bondage. We are free in Christ and the law is fulfilled by loving God and loving our neighbors through Christ. We should not use this liberty as a license for sin. Galatians state that those who…
God is sending us into the world as ambassadors for Christ [2 Cor 5:20]. (Ambassadors means resident representative of a sovereign (king) appointed for a temporary, special assignment.) He is pleading through us to a dark, lost world. Go into all the world and preach the gospel [Mark16:15]. Looking back on 2020, with the pandemic–sickness, death, family gatherings cancelled or reduced, socially distanced at church–the divisions have been terrible. As ambassadors of the world, are you reflecting the Light, sharing…
Have you ever wondered just who is this Jesus? What makes Him different than any other man who has walked this earth? Here is a start to understanding who He is.