• Irresistible Grace

    Posted Sep 6th, 2013 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    The five points of Calvinism often go under different names.  Sometimes they are called “The Five Points,” others refer to them as “Biblical Christianity” (Spurgeon), and, of course, sometimes they are described as a TULIP.  Equally common, “Doctrines of Grace” is used to refer to them.  Grace is an appropriate way to think of these …

  • Sacraments

    Posted Feb 21st, 2010 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    Thus far we have been thinking about covenant theology and have covered the three major covenants of this system: covenant of redemption made with the members of the Trinity before creation; the covenant of works made with Adam and subsequently with the second Adam, Christ, wherein perfect and perpetual obedience was required; and the covenant …

  • The Covenant of Grace

    Posted Feb 7th, 2010 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    As far as sheer volume is concerned, the covenant of grace is the dominant theme of Scripture. From the third chapter of Genesis to the final pages of Revelation, the Bible chronicles for us the outworking of the covenant of grace in history. Simply put, the covenant of grace is God’s remedy to Adam’s representative …

  • Growth In Grace

    Posted Dec 27th, 2009 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    With a new year comes for many the opportunity for a new start. Resolutions will abound next week. For some they will be physical resolutions, packing out the gyms for a month or two. For others certain destructive behaviors will be suppressed. Many of these resolutions, however, will be short lived because resolutions are only …

  • TULIP V – Irresistible Grace

    Posted Dec 13th, 2009 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, TULIP With | No Comments

    What happens to the one who becomes a follower of Jesus and then falls away? If you have spent any amount of time in the church you know that question arises not from the hypothetical but from the actual. Apostasy happens. In the minds of many Christian there are two answers to that question. Historically, …

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