"...if anyone makes the assistance of grace depend on the humility or obedience of man and does not agree that it is a gift of grace itself that we are obedient and humble, he contradicts the Apostle who says, "What have you that you did not receive?" (1 Cor. 4:7), and, "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Cor. 15:10). (Council of Orange: Canon 6)


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  • Two Completed Projects

    I was involved with two projects this week. First of all, something that I believe, over time, will prove to be one of the most important resources I have made, explaining the order of worship in our service (or liturgy). It answers the vital question “why do we do what we do when we gather as the people of God?” It took a lot of work to put together but it is a recording that I hope will be a blessing to many. You will find it at this link.

    Then just yesterday, I joined with BRIDGE Radio to answer common objections to the Reformed doctrine of election. Does John 3:16 teach everyone has the ability to come to saving faith within themselves? Is 2 Peter 3:9 the death blow to God's Sovereignty? You can tune in here to find out.

    God bless,
    John Samson

    May 25, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    The Reformed Worship Service

    Why we do what we do when we gather together as the people of God.

    May 24, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    The Doctrines of Grace Series

    Here is the now completed series of B.R.I.D.G.E. Ministries (Laredo, Texas) podcasts covering the doctrines of grace (the so called TULIP acrostic):

    1. The Sovereignty of God - Dr. John Frame: (at this link)

    2. Total Depravity - Pastor Jeff Durbin, Apologia Church, Tempe, AZ: (at this link)

    3. Unconditional Election - Pastor John Samson, King's Church, Peoria, AZ: (at this link)

    4. Limited Atonement - Dr. James White, Alpha & Omega Ministries: (at this link)

    5. Irresistible Grace - Dr. Tim Trumper, former professor at Westminster Theological Seminary and the founder of From His Fullness Ministries (at this link)

    6. Perseverance of the Saints - Dr. Joel Beeke, President of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and founder/editor of Reformation Heritage Books (at this link)

    May 11, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    The Five Solas: E-Book and Audiobook Editions

    JS - My new book on the Five Solas is now available in Ebook and audiobook:

    Ebook and Audio link

    Paperback link

    May 07, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    TULIP series

    B.R.I.D.G.E. Ministries of Laredo, Texas is currently making a series of podcasts available on the doctrines of grace (the so called TULIP acrostic). Here (below) are the finished podcasts so far.

    1. The Sovereignty of God - Dr. John Frame:

    2. Total Depravity - Pastor Jeff Durbin, Apologia Church, Tempe, AZ:

    3. Unconditional Election - Pastor John Samson, King's Church, Peoria, AZ:

    4. Limited Atonement - Dr. James White, Alpha & Omega Ministries:

    April 25, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    Jesus - The True Temple

    Spiritual blindness is our moral, fallen condition (in Adam) and this is no more apparent than in the reaction of the Jews to Jesus' cleansing of the temple. And yet, without the work of the Holy Spirit, all of us are also blind to the truth, even when the truth is standing right in front of us.

    Text: John 2:18-22

    April 22, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    Unconditional Election

    I was interviewed yesterday for a BRIDGE radio podcast on the subject of unconditional election (the "U" in the well known acrostic TULIP). Guest teachers in the series so far include Dr. John Frame and Jeff Durbin, and will be followed by Dr. James White, and Dr. Joel Beeke.

    Here's a link to yesterday's podcast.

    - JS

    April 20, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    Exposing the Word of Faith (Youtube)

    B.R.I.D.G.E. Ministries writes: "John Samson joins BRIDGE Radio again to give the testimony of his time and immersion in the word of faith movement for many years before leaving. John was not only a prosperity preacher but also a TBN host who was friends with well-known figures of the movement. We address the word of faith’s false teaching of the 'little gods' doctrine, faith healing (1 Peter 1:24), and the right to riches as a Christian (John 10:10; Romans 8:32). John says, 'I feel so much regret over being so caught up in this thing for years… and it is a comfort to my soul to perhaps be used to pull even one soul out of this deception…' and 'This doctrine of the word of faith cannot stand up to Biblical scrutiny and Biblical context!' You will not want to miss this episode!"

    April 17, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    Beyond Doubt!

    This recording is a project I have been working on for quite some time, seeking to answer the question, "How can we know the Bible is the word of God?"

    April 10, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    Christ - The Head of the Church

    Just in the last hour, the sermon that affected me more than any other I have ever heard was posted online. I was privileged to be in attendance when it was preached by Dr. Steve Lawson at the Shepherds Conference two weeks ago today. Perhaps it is just where I was at when I heard it and the Lord was dealing with me in a deep way – and perhaps others will not find it to be as equally impacting as I did – but this to me was so powerful that quite frankly, I wept through much of the sermon.

    I believe your heart will soar in hearing this proclamation of the Lord Jesus in His full authority, power and glory. After the sermon, I just took time by myself to walk around outside, just thankful to have heard such a God honoring message... As I say, no sermon has affected me more than this one. What a Savior He is!

    If (very soon) you can carve out 55 minutes of uninterrupted time to hear this, I believe it will do your soul MUCH good. The sermon is entitled “Christ – the Head of the Church.” You will find it both on audio and video at this link.

    - JS

    General Session 10 - Steven Lawson - Shepherds’ Conference 2018 from Grace Community Church on Vimeo.

    March 23, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink