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 T.U.L.I.P
- The preaching of The Word, the exercise of Church discipline, and the right celebration of the sacraments.
Sola scriptura (“by Scripture alone“) Rev. Koehler’s sermon
Solus Christus(“through Christ alone“) Rev. Koehler’s sermon
Sola gratia (“by grace alone“) Rev. Koehler’s sermon
Sola fide (“by faith alone“) Rev. Koehler’s sermon
Soli Deo gloria (“glory to God alone“) Rev. Koehler’s sermon
Total Depravity Rev. Koehler’s sermon
Unconditional Election Rev. Koehler’s sermon
Limited Atonement Rev. Koehler’s sermon
Irresistible Grace Rev. Koehler’s sermon
Perseverance of the Saints 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.
Wherein consisteth the sinfulness of that estate whereinto man fell?
The sinfulness of that estate whereinto man fell, consisteth in the guilt of Adam’ s first sin, (Rom. 5:12,19) the want of that righteousness wherein he was created, and the corruption of his nature, whereby he is utterly indisposed, disabled, and made opposite unto all that is spiritually good, and wholly inclined to all evil, and that continually; (Rom. 3:10–19, Eph. 2:1–3, Rom. 5:6, Rom. 8:7–8, Gen. 6:5) which is commonly called Original Sin, and from which do proceed all actual transgressions. (James 1:14–15, Matt. 15:19)
How is original sin conveyed from our first parents unto their posterity?
Original sin is conveyed from our first parents unto their posterity by natural generation, so as all that proceed from them in that way are conceived and born in sin. (Ps. 51:5, Job 14:4, Job 15:14, John 3:6)
|The Apostles’ Creed The basic creed of Reformed churches, as most familiarly known, is called the Apostles’ Creed. It has received this title because of its great antiquity; it dates from very early times in the Church, a half century or so from the last writings of the New Testament|
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried;
He descended into hell. [See Calvin]
The third day He arose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.