Shekinah Church – Our 50th 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 T.U.L.I.P
  • 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“) 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

T.U.L.I.P

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.

Question 15
What is the work of creation?
The work of creation is that wherein God did in the beginning, by the word of his power, make of nothing the world, and all things therein, for himself, within the space of six days, and all very good. (Gen. 1, Heb. 11:3, Prov. 16:4)

Question 16
How did God create angels?
God created all the angels (Col. 1:16) spirits, (Ps. 104:4) immortal, (Matt. 22:30) holy, (Matt. 25:31) excelling in knowledge, (2 Sam. 14:17, Matt. 24:36) mighty in power, (2 Thess. 1:7) to execute his commandments, and to praise his name, (Ps. 103:20–21) yet subject to change. (2 Pet. 2:4)

Question 17
How did God create man?
After God had made all other creatures, he created man male and female; (Gen. 1:27) formed the body of the man of the dust of the ground, (Gen. 2:7) and the woman of the rib of the man, (Gen. 2:22) endued them with living, reasonable, and immortal souls; (Gen. 2:7, Job 35:11, Eccl. 12:7, Matt. 10:28, Luke 23:43) made them after his own image, (Gen. 1:27) in knowledge, (Col. 3:10) righteousness, and holiness; (Eph. 4:24) having the law of God written in their hearts, (Rom. 2:14–15) and power to fulfill it, (Eccl. 7:29) and dominion over the creatures; (Gen. 1:28) yet subject to fall. (Gen. 3:6, Eccl. 7:29)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Amen.