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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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  • 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

    Exposing the Word of Faith Doctrines

    Julio Rodriguez, host of the B.R.I.D.G.E. radio podcast 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!"

    Here's the link.

    March 02, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    Jesus, Friend of Sinners

    Text: Matthew 11:16-19

    How is Jesus the Friend of sinners? An evangelistic message.

    February 25, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    And the Prayers

    Text: Acts 2:42

    Since God is Sovereign, why pray?

    February 22, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    The Normal Christian Birth

    (1/21/18 - Apologia, Church, Tempe, AZ)

    Text: Acts 2:22ff

    Medical science informs us that the events surrounding a baby’s birth is a key factor in a child’s development. A long, drawn out, painful and complicated birth can have a lasting negative impact and that is why it is vital that much attention is given to provide a safe, healthy process and environment for a baby. When it comes to spiritual birth into the kingdom of God, how can we make sure the new baby is off to a good start in its new life in Christ? What does a NORMAL Christian birth look like? If we could standardize the process, what things would we put in place?

    January 31, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    The Normal Christian Birth (2)

    Text: Acts 2:32-47

    What does the new convert need to know and do in order to be established in Christ? How can we help him get a good start in his new life in Christ and in the life of the Church? A vital message for disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    January 28, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    Mastering the Doctrine of Justification

    From the 2005 Shepherd's Conference, Dr. R. C. Sproul on the subject "Mastering the Doctrine of Justification."

    I wish every preacher alive could hear and master the content here (me included) and in doing so, may each be awakened to preach the Gospel as if heaven and hell depended on it, because surely it does. And may God be pleased to bring a new Reformation in our day.

    Mastering the Doctrine of Justification (1)

    Mastering the Doctrine of Justification (2)

    January 25, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink