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. 71. How is justification an act of God’s free grace?

A. Although Christ, by his obedience and death, did make a proper, real, and full satisfaction to God’s justice in the behalf of them that are justified;[291] yet in as much as God accepteth the satisfaction from a surety, which he might have demanded of them, and did provide this surety, his own only Son,[292] imputing his righteousness to them,[293] and requiring nothing of them for their justification but faith,[294] which also is his gift,[295] their justification is to them of free grace.[296]

[291]
Romans 5:8-10, 19

[292]
1 Timothy 2:5-6
Hebrews 10:10
Matthew 20:28
Daniel 9:24, 26
Isaiah 53:4-6, 10-12
Hebrews 7:22
Romans 8:32
1 Peter 1:18-19

[293] 2 Corinthians 5:21

[294] Romans 3:24-25

[295] Ephesians 2:8

[296] Ephesians 1:17

HEIDELBERG CATECHISM QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Q 18. Then who is this mediator -true God and at the same time a true and righteous human?

A. Our Lord Jesus Christ,who was given to us to completely deliver us and make us right with God.2

1 Matt. 1:21-23; Luke 2:11; 1 Tim. 2:5
2 1 Cor. 1:30