Shekinah Church – Our 51st 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.


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



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 31
With whom was the covenant of grace made?
The covenant of grace was made with Christ as the second Adam, and in him with all the elect as his seed. (Gal. 3:16, Rom. 5:15–21, Isa. 53:10–11)

Question 32
How is the grace of God manifested in the second covenant?
The grace of God is manifested in the second covenant, in that he freely provideth and offereth to sinners a Mediator, (Gen. 3:15, Isa. 42:6, John 6:27) and life and salvation by him; (1 John 5:11–12) and requiring faith as the condition to interest them in him, (John 3:16, John 1:12) promiseth and giveth his Holy Spirit (Prov. 1:23) to all his elect, to work in them that faith, (2 Cor. 4:13) with all other saving graces; (Gal. 5:22–23) and to enable them unto all holy obedience, (Ezek. 36:27) as the evidence of the truth of their faith (James 2:18,22) and thankfulness to God, (2 Cor. 5:14–15) and as the way which he hath appointed them to salvation. (Eph. 2:10)

Question 33
Was the covenant of grace always administered after one and the same manner?
The covenant of grace was not always administered after the same manner, but the administrations of it under the Old Testament were different from those under the New. (2 Cor. 3:6–7,21–22)

Question 34
How was the covenant of grace administered under the Old Testament?
The covenant of grace was administered under the Old Testament, by promises, (Rom. 15:8) prophecies, (Acts 3:20,24) sacrifices, (Heb. 10:1) circumcision, (Rom. 4:11) the passover, (1 Cor. 5:7) and other types and ordinances, which did all fore-signify Christ then to come, and were for that time sufficient to build up the elect in faith in the promised Messiah, (Heb. 8,9,10,11,13) by whom they then had full remission of sin, and eternal salvation. (Gal. 3:7–9,14)

Question 35
How is the covenant of grace administered under the New Testament?
Under the New Testament, when Christ the substance was exhibited, the same covenant of grace was and still is to be administered in the preaching of the word, (Mark16:15) and the administration of the sacraments of baptism (Matt. 28:19–20) and the Lord’ s supper; (1 Cor. 11:23–25) in which grace and salvation are held forth in more fulness, evidence, and efficacy, to all nations. (2 Cor. 3:6–9, Heb. 8:6,10–11, Matt. 28:19)

Question 36
Who is the Mediator of the covenant of grace?
The only Mediator of the covenant of grace is the Lord Jesus Christ, (1 Tim. 2:5) who, being the eternal Son of God, of one substance and equal with the Father, (John 1:1,14, John 10:30, Phil. 2:6) in the fulness of time became man, (Gal. 4:4) and so was and continues to be God and man, in two entire distinct natures, and one person, for ever. (Luke 1:35, Rom. 9:5, Col. 2:9, Heb. 7:24–25)





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.