Teachings on The Gospel

“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 Can’t Stop Praising His Name” – Acts 4:1-31 (Sunday 5/2/21)

In Acts 4, When Paul and Peter were preaching to the people that the lame man was healed by the Lord Jesus, they were told by the Sadducees and priests not to speak in the name of Jesus anymore.  In Acts 4:12, they proclaimed “nor is there salvation in any other name, for there is no other name under heaven among men by which we must be saved.  After being threatened, Peter and John replied in verses 18-19 that they…

“Does Jesus Burn in Your Heart?” – Luke 24:1-34 (Sunday 4/4/21)

In Luke 24, women came to the tomb to prepare Jesus body, but He was not there. Angels reminded them thatJesus was to rise on the 3rd day. When the women told the disciples, they did not believe them. Instead the travelled to Emmaus, but Jesus, Himself came to preach Himself in the scriptures to them. In verse 17, it says they were sad. But if they would have believed they would not have been sad. In verse 31 it…

“Triumphant Entry” – Luke 19:28-44 (Sunday 3/28/21)

Luke 19:28-44 describes Christs entry into Jerusalem as the Messiah and How Jesus does and uses things we wouldn’t expect, like an unbroken donkey which would have been impossible to ride.  Jesus was prepared and is prepared for every situation in your life.  The Pharisees however in verse 39 wanted Jesus to rebuke the disciples for worshipping Him, but Jesus said even the stones would cry out if they kept silent.  Finally in verse 44 Jesus warns that because they…

“Riches in Christ” – Ephesians 1 (Tuesday 3/2/21)

This chapter shows us what we have with our salvation such as every spiritual blessing (v3), chosen by God before the foundation of the world, holy and without blame (v4), predestined (v5), accepted (v6), bought back (v 7), inheritance (v11), sealed with the Holy Spirit into eternal security (v13), spirit of wisdom (v 17), riches of His glory (v18) to name a few. Our society is plagued with depression, but if a Christian knows what the Bible says about what…

“Miracles are Real” – Mark 3:1-6 (Sunday 2/7/21)

In Mark 3, Jesus enters the synagogue and heals a man with a withered hand on the sabbath.Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or evil? Rule-keepers love rules and don’t like to be challenged. It’s all about keeping laws.Then in Luke 13 Jesus went to the synagogue to teach and he wanted to reveal himself. There was a woman suffering from a spiritual infirmity for 18 years and Jesus called her to Himself and said “You are…

“2020 is Drawing to a Close” (Tuesday 12/22/20)

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…