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. 67. What is effectual calling?
A.
Effectual calling is the work of God’s almighty power and grace,[273] whereby (out of his free and special love to his elect, and from nothing in them moving him thereunto)[274] he doth, in his accepted time, invite and draw them to Jesus Christ, by his Word and Spirit;[275] savingly enlightening their minds,[276] renewing and powerfully determining their wills,[277] so as they (although in themselves dead in sin) are hereby made willing and able freely to answer his call, and to accept and embrace the grace offered and conveyed therein.[278]

[273]
John 5:25
Ephesians 1:18-20
2 Timothy 1:8-9
[274]
Titus 3:4-5
Ephesians 2:4-5, 7-9
Romans 9:11
[275]
2 Corinthians 5:20
2 Corinthians 6:1-2
John 6:44
2 Thessalonians 2:13-14
[276]
Acts 26:18
1 Corinthians 2:10, 12
[277]
Ezekiel 11:19
Ezekiel 36:26-27
John 6:45
[278]
Ephesians 2:5
Philippians 2:13
Deuteronomy 30:6

HEIDELBERG CATECHISM QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Question 14
Can there be found anywhere, one, who is a mere creature, able to satisfy for us?

Answer
None; for, first, God will not punish any other creature for the sin which man has committed; (a) and further, no mere creature can sustain the burden of God’s eternal wrath against sin, so as to deliver others from it. (b)

(a)
Ezek.18:4
Gen.3:17
Heb.2:14-17
(b)
Nah.1:6
Ps.130:3