Shekinah Church – Our 43rd Year

We are a community of Christian believers, who are in association with John Knox Presbyterian Church. We are committed to:

  • The Bible as our only rule of faith and practice. It is inerrant, infallible, inspired by God in its original autographs, and preserved by Him for His people throughout the ages.
  • The Westminster Standards, which include the doctrines of grace, which are known by the acronym TULIP.
  • The preaching of The Word, the exercise of Church discipline, and the right celebration of the sacraments.

THE FIVE SOLAS OF THE REFORMATION
Sola scriptura (“by Scripture alone“)Hear Rev. Koehler’s sermon.
Solus Christus(“through Christ alone“)Hear Rev. Koehler’s sermon.
Sola gratia (“by grace alone“)Hear Rev. Koehler’s sermon.
Sola fide (“by faith alone“)Hear Rev. Koehler’s sermon.
Soli Deo gloria (“glory to God alone“)Hear Rev. Koehler’s sermon.

T.U.L.I.P
Total Depravity
Hear Rev. Koehler’s sermon.
Unconditional Election Hear Rev. Koehler’s sermon.
Limited Atonement Hear Rev. Koehler’s sermon.
Irrestistible Grace Hear Rev. Koehler’s sermon.
Perseverance of the Saints Hear Rev. Koehler’s sermon.

 

WESTMINSTER LARGER CATECHISM
QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Q. 72. What is justifying faith?

A. Justifying faith is a saving grace,[297] wrought in the heart of a sinner by the Spirit[298] and Word of God,[299] whereby he, being convinced of his sin and misery, and of the disability in himself and all other creatures to recover him out of his lost condition,[300] not only assenteth to the truth of the promise of the gospel,[301] but receiveth and resteth upon Christ and his righteousness, therein held forth, for pardon of sin,[302] and for the accepting and accounting of his person righteous in the sight of God for salvation.[303]

[297]
Hebrews 10:39

[298]
2 Corinthians 4:13
Ephesians 1:17-19

[299]
Romans 10:14-17

[300]
Acts 2:37
Acts 16:30
John 16:8-9
Romans 6:6
Ephesians 2:1
Acts 4:12

[301]
Ephesians 1:13

[302]
John 1:12
Acts 16:31
Acts 10:43

[303]
Philippians 3:9
Acts 15:11

HEIDELBERG CATECHISM QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Q 19. How do you come to know this?

A 19. The holy gospel tells me. God began to reveal the gospel already in Paradise;later God proclaimed it by the holy patriarchs2 and prophetsand foreshadowed it by the sacrifices and other ceremonies of the law;and finally God fulfilled it through his own beloved Son.5

1 Gen. 3:15
2 Gen. 22:18; 49:10
3 Isa. 53; Jer. 23:5-6; Mic. 7:18-20; Acts 10:43; Heb. 1:1-2
4 Lev. 1-7; John 5:46; Heb. 10:1-10
5 Rom. 10:4; Gal. 4:4-5; Col. 2:17