Shekinah Church – Our 44th 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

Agreed upon by the Assembly of Divines at Westminster, with the assistance of commissioners  from the Church of Scotland, as a part of the covenanted uniformity in religion between the Churches of Christ in the kingdoms of Scotland, England, and Ireland and approved Anno 1648, by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, to be a directory for catechising such as have made some proficiency in the knowledge of the grounds of religion, with The Proofs from the Scripture. 
Assembly at Edinburgh, July 2, 1648. Sess. 10. Act approving the Larger Catechism.

Q. 76. What is repentance unto life?

A. Repentance unto life is a saving grace,[320] wrought in the heart of a sinner by the Spirit[321] and Word of God,[322] whereby, out of the sight and sense, not only of the danger,[323] but also of the filthiness and odiousness of his sins,[324] and upon the apprehension of God’s mercy in Christ to such as are penitent,[325] he so grieves for[326] and hates his sins,[327] as that he turns from them all to God,[328] purposing and endeavouring constantly to walk with him in all the ways of new obedience.[329]

[320]
2 Timothy 2:25

[321]
Zechariah 12:10

[322]
Acts 11:18, 20-21

[323]
Ezekiel 18:28, 30, 32
Luke 15:17-18
Hosea 2:6-7

[324]
Ezekiel 36:31
Isaiah 30:22

[325]
Joel 2:12-13

[326]
Jeremiah 31:18-19

[327]
2 Corinthians 7:11

[328]
Acts 26:18
Ezekiel 14:6
1 Kings 8:47-48

[329]
Psalm 119:6, 59, 128
Luke 1:6
2 Kings 23:25

HEIDELBERG CATECHISM QUESTION OF THE WEEK

The Heidelberg Catechism, written in 1563, originated in one of the few pockets of Calvinistic faith in the Lutheran and Catholic territories of Germany. Conceived originally as a teaching instrument to promote religious unity in the Palatinate, the catechism soon became a guide for preaching as well. It is a remarkably warm-hearted and personalized confession of faith, eminently deserving of its popularity among Reformed churches to the present day.

Q 23. What then must a Christian believe?

A 23. All that is promised us in the gospel,a summary of which is taught us in the articles of our universal and undisputed Christian faith.

1 Matt. 28:18-20; John 20:30-31