Teachings on Grace

“Theology” – Jude 1:3 (Tuesday 7/13/21)

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…

“I’m a New Creation” – Ephesians 2:10-22 (Tuesday 3/21/21)

This sermon is a continuation of the Ephesians Bible Study Teaching and describes who we are in Christ. Jesus has made the uncircumcised (gentile believers) circumcised through Christ who has cut away our sinful flesh (Ephesians 2:11, Colossians 2:11)  Jesus has broken down that wall that separates us from God and from the Jews and has given us peace and is our peace (John 14:27, Isaiah 9:6, Luke 2:14, Romans 5:1, Philippians 4:6-7, Isaiah 26:3-4) This means that we do not…

“Manifold Wisdom of God and the Abundance of Grace” – Ephesians 3 (Tuesday 3/16/21)

In Ephesians 3 verse 1 Paul says he is a prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles.  He does not say he is a prisoner of Rome, but of Jesus.  He recognized God’s sovereignty and God used him mightily.  In our life we should recognize that God is in control and submit to His will for the sake of bring others to Christ.  Paul goes on to explain in chapter 3 the mystery (Romans 11:25 and 16:25), that has been…

“Who Are You Following?” – John 9:13-20 (Sunday 1/24/21)

A man born blind was healed by Jesus on the Sabbath. The Pharisees, who were rule-followers, bossy, arrogant and prideful said Jesus was not from God because He was not keeping the Sabbath. Others said “If this Man was not from God, He could do nothing.” Those who do not see will see.Christ did not come to form a religion but a relationship.  Religion keeps rules and make people feel like they are good and safe. BUT it is only…