Teachings on Salvation

“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…

“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…

“Stay In The Race And Keep Running” – Hebrews 12 (Tuesday 12/12/20)

WARNING! WARNING! This chapter is a warning to us, do not become tired, worn or bitter. Keep pressing on, an athlete does not spend a lifetime training for their big race only to give up and stop running just short of the finish line. So it is in our lives, we cannot leave Jesus and try to return to life without Him. If we try to we find there is nothing there for us.

“Jesus and the Temple” – Hebrews 9 (Tuesday 11/17/20)

Hebrews chapter 9 explains that Jesus is represented by symbolism in the temple. First there is the acacia wood which represents humanity. The wood is wrapped in gold which represents deity of Christ. The showbread represents that Jesus is the bread of life. The candle represents that Jesus is the light of the world and there are seven candles because Jesus is perfect. The incense burner represents the prayers of the saints and Jesus offers up intercession for the saints,…

“ABCs of the Faith” – Hebrews 6, Part 1 (Tuesday 10/13/20)

Hebrews 6:1-3 is reminding the Jewish followers to move past the ABC’s of the Faith. The Jews wanted to remain in Judaism which was like a picture of Christ. The Jews wanted to stay with the picture (the Jewish faith) instead of grasping the actual real relationship with Christ. Paul reminds them to move on past repentance and faith, baptisms, laying on of hands and resurrection from the dead. These are explained: Baptism is the cleansing of your heart not…

Hebrews 2, part 1 (Tuesday 8/25/20)

Hebrews Chapter 2:1-4 Know the truth in Christ. If you have gifts of the Holy Spirit, you are able to love all people. Pay attention to God’s Word; obey. Do you pay close attention to your salvation? The whole bible is about the gospel. Jews were missing the mark. They wanted Jesus plus works–following temple practices. Jesus finished it. Christians can’t escape unrepentant sin. The gift is the work of Christ through you as a witness. Take your gifts and…

“Jesus is Better” – Introduction to Hebrews (Tuesday 8/4/20)

Do good people go to heaven? Who sets the standard of “good” and can you measure up to it? The answer is no one is good, no one lives up to the standard of good. This is why we need a better way, better than than the angels, better than Moses, better than Aaron, better than the Law. We need Jesus.