Teachings from July 2021

Introduction to 1 Thessalonians – (Tuesday 7/27/21)

Video (Watch) Audio (Listen) 1 Thessalonians is believed to have been written by Paul the Apostle around 51 AD. Paul writes a letter to the church of Thessalonica in order to warn them of the vulnerability in compromising with unbelievers. He desired to ground them in Christian doctrine and urges them to stay steadfast in their faith and not return to immorality.

Peter Preaches to the Gentiles: Acts:10 (Sunday 7/25/21)

Video (Watch) Audio (Listen) In Acts 10, Peter and Cornelius are two men that pray.  Peter is shown in a vision that he should not call unclean things that God made clean (meat and gentiles).  Peter resisted at first, but then went to preach the gospel to the gentiles.  We should learn from this to pray and to step out when God says to step out.

Jesus uses Peter to Heal: Acts 9:32-43 (Sunday 7/18/21)

Video (Watch) Audio (Listen) In the last part of Acts 9 Peter journeys to Lydda, but when a woman of faith and charitable works Tabitha (also called Dorcas) died in nearby Joppa, the saints sent for Peter. Peter went up to the room where Dorcas laid, sent the weepers out of the room, knelt down to pray and said Tabitha arise. We bring the dead to life through Christ when we share the gospel. Just like peter we need to…

“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…

“Death of the Innocents” – 1 Corinthians 13:12 (Tuesday 7/6/21)

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.