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"...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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  • Rev. David Thommen (URC)
  • John Hendryx
  • Marco Gonzalez

    We are a community of confessing believers who love the gospel of Jesus Christ, affirm the Biblical and Christ-exalting truths of the Reformation such as the five solas, the doctrines of grace, monergistic regeneration, and the redemptive historical approach to interpreting the Scriptures.

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  • God's Plan from Ages Past

    Sunday's sermon now posted at this link. - JS

    December 21, 2014  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    The Doctrines of Grace

    Throughout 2014, while Dr. James White has been away on various ministry trips, I have had the distinct honor and privilege of guest-hosting his “Dividing Line” broadcasts. This allowed me the opportunity of teaching on some major doctrines at the heart of our Christian faith, including five hour-long sessions on what are known as "the Doctrines of Grace." I have already received a number of testimonies from people saying that this series has enabled them to understand and embrace these precious truths for the very first time. Praise the Lord! I trust they will be a blessing to you." - Pastor John Samson

    Here are the youtube videos:

    Hour 1. The "T" in the TULIP, "TOTAL DEPRAVITY":


    Hour 2. The "U" in the TULIP, "UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION"


    Hour 3. The "L" in the TULIP, "LIMITED ATONEMENT"

    Continue reading "The Doctrines of Grace" »

    December 19, 2014  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    Who is Jesus Christ? (Debate)

    Dr. James White and Yusuf Ismail debate the Christology of the Gospel of John, and then the Christology of the Qur'an, in an historic debate in the famous Grey Street Mosque in Durban, South Africa (the home mosque of the late Ahmed Deedat).

    December 16, 2014  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    Acts - The Story So Far

    Pastor John Samson

    (1) Acts 1-7

    (2) Acts 8-13

    December 15, 2014  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    Hermeneutics Series

    BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION SERIES by Pastor John Samson

    Four Dividing Line shows:

    Hour 1: The first in a short series of teachings on "Rightly dividing the word of God – keys to Biblical interpretation."

    Hour 2: The second part of a series entitled "Rightly dividing the word of God – keys to Biblical interpretation."


    Continue reading "Hermeneutics Series" »

    December 11, 2014  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    How People Change by Tim Lane and Paul Tripp

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    THREE KINDS OF BLINDNESS

    The “here and now” hole in the middle of our lives produces three fundamental forms of spiritual blindness. First, there is a blindness of identity. Many Christians do not have a gospel perspective on who they are. For example, Phil was a good theologian, but his personal identity was more rooted knowledge and achievement than the gospel. This lack of gospel identity shows up in two ways. First, many Christians underestimate the presence and power of indwelling sin. They don’t see how easily entrapped they are in this world full of snares (See Gal 6:1). They don’t grasp the comprehensive nature of the war that is always raging within the heart of every believer (see Rom .7) they’re not aware of how prone they are to run after God replacements. They fail to see that their greatest problems exist within them, not outside them. My work with teenagers has convinced me that one of the main reasons teenagers are not excited by the gospel is that they do not think they need it.

    Many parents have successfully raised self-righteous little Pharisees. When they look at themselves, they do not see a sinner in desperate need, so they are not grateful for a Savior. Sadly, the same is true of many of their parents. Many believers also fail to see the other side of their gospel identify: their identity in Christ. Christ not only gives me forgiveness and a new future, but a whole new identity as well! I am now a child of God, with all of the rights and privileges that this title bestows. This is important because each of us lives out of some form of identity, and our gospel identity amnesia will always lead to some form of identity replacement.

    That is, if who I am in Christ does not shape the way I think about myself and the things I face, then I will live out of some other identity. Often in our blindness, we take on our problems as identities. While divorce, depression, and single parenthood are significant human experiences, they are not identities. Our work is not our identity, though it is an important part of how God intends us to live. For many of us, our sense of identity is more rooted in our performance than it is in God’s grace. It is wonderful to be successful at what God has called you to do, but when you use your success to define who you are, you will always have a distorted perspective

    December 09, 2014  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    Acts - The Story So Far

    Sunday's sermon is now up on sermon audio. "Acts - the story so far." - JS

    December 07, 2014  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    A Two Hour Drive

    The following is a transcript taken from the first question and answer session at the 2014 Ligonier National Conference.

    Questioner: "This couple writes, 'we live in a rural area without access to solid Biblical teaching, let alone Reformed teaching. The nearest Church with such teaching is two hours drive away. How should we choose a group to meet with and serve when we disagree with the things taught from the pulpit?' What would you say practically to this couple?"

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    Dr. R. C. Sproul: "Drive two hours!"

    Questioner: "Drive two hours?"

    Dr. R. C. Sproul: "Lots of people do. Its that important. If you had to go to the hospital and it was a two hour drive you wouldn't stay home. You would go to the hospital. You wouldn't go to a dog pound because it was convenient. Would you?

    Seriously! I mean its the old thing. I learned this from a former coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Chuck Noll. His phrase was "whatever it takes!" and the spiritual nurture of your soul and of your children's souls are so important that if you have to drive two hours for worship, and for instruction in apostolic truth, then that's an obvious decision. You drive two hours, or move! But it has to be a priority in every Christian family to be somewhere where there is true worship, true gospel, true doctrine, for the sake of eternity."

    December 03, 2014  |  Comments (1)   |  Permalink

    Preaching

    These four lectures by Dr. Tim Keller (from the John Reed Miller Lecture Series) given at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson Mississippi, on Nov. 11-13, 2014, are an outstanding resource and help for all preachers. I recommend them highly. - JS

    Lecture 1: What is Good Preaching?

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    Lecture 2: Preaching to Secular People and Secularized Believers

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    Lecture 3: Preaching the Gospel Every Time

    Audio mp3

    Lecture 4: Preaching to the Heart

    Audio mp3

    December 03, 2014  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    Now on Sermonaudio.com

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    BIG NEWS FOR US: Finally, King's Church, Phoenix is now on sermonaudio.com!!

    Sunday's sermon "A Divine Appointment" (based on Acts 13:43-52) is now uploaded at this link.

    December 01, 2014  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink