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. 78  Whence ariseth the imperfection of sanctification in believers?

A. 78  The imperfection of sanctification in believers ariseth from the remnants of sin abiding in every part of them, and the perpetual lustings of the flesh against the spirit; whereby they are often foiled with temptations, and fall into many sins,[339] are hindered in all their spiritual services,[340] and their best works are imperfect and defiled in the sight of God.[341]

[339]
Romans 7:18, 23
Mark 14:66
Galatians 2:11-12

[340]
Hebrews 12:1

[341]
Isaiah 64:6
Exodus 28:38

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. 24  How are these articles divided?

A. 24 Into three parts: God the Father and our creation; God the Son and our deliverance; and God the Holy Spirit and our sanctification.