What Is Substitutionary Atonement?

The doctrine of substitutionary atonement stands as a profound testament to the depth of God’s love and the lengths to which He has gone to reconcile us sinners to Himself. How, indeed, can we who are marred by sin approach a holy and righteous God? The answer,...

Mistaken Kindness

Pastor Sheffer shares what he learned from a sign in Suzanne Park. This sign cautioned against feeding the geese and serves as a poignant illustration of the unintended consequences of well-meaning acts of kindness. This reflection led us to a deeper examination of...

What Is Double Imputation?

In this sermon clip, we delve into the profound concept of justification by faith, emphasizing that the blessings of God come through grace, not race, lineage, or personal merit. Central to this message is the understanding that one is either in Christ, receiving the...

The Role of a Watchman

Pastor Sheffer explains the role of a watchman in biblical times, relating it to the responsibility of Ezekiel as a prophet called by God to oversee the house of Israel. In historical context, a watchman’s duty was to stay vigilant throughout the night, watching...

What Is a Church Elder?

A church elder is a key leadership position within many Christian churches. The role and responsibilities of an elder can vary depending on the denomination and the specific traditions of the church, but generally, elders serve as spiritual leaders with several common...

Why Does Jesus Speak in Parables?

Imagine the scene: people have taken time off work, hoping for clear teachings or miraculous signs from Jesus. Instead, they are met with a parable – a simple story about a sower, seeds, and varying types of soil. This parable, seemingly irrelevant to many in the...