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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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  • Sun and Shadows

    Text: John 3:17,18

    "For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."

    June 18, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    The Father's Giving of the Son

    John 3:16 tells us that God's love for the world was the motivation behind Him giving His Son. This sermon asks and answers the question, "In what way did God give His Son?"

    June 10, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    The Gospel - Pure and Simple

    Text: John 3:14-16

    June 03, 2018  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

    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