If you’ve been with us in recent weeks on Words of Grace, you’ll recall that we are undertaking a survey of the Articles of Faith as we call it, the standard statement of faith of modern Primitive Baptist churches but also Baptist churches of history in the United States. If you’re ever curious what that P in PB means, the adjective “primitive” was added to designate Baptists who held to the older ways of Baptists, the older doctrines and practices of Baptists, prior to modern times. Because of that sometimes we’re referred to as “old school” Baptists, and even the pejorative “hardshell” is used, to denote unwillingness to change.
Today’s focus has to do with the great doctrine of Election. Admittedly, this concept is one that is considered controversial by a great many Christians at present. People get so angry at this teaching that they sometimes resort to hurling insults at proponents of it. That’s sad, it really is. What’s even more sad is that something so commonly referred to in scripture would be so controversial among those who name the name of Christ! Join us for this study on such a fundamental subject to the gospel: Election.
Radio broadcast for April 30, 2023 Continue reading “We Believe in Election”
John 1 includes an interesting statement that at first glance can be rather puzzling. The Apostle writes that we have received grace for grace. We know the Bible emphatically declares we’re saved by grace, but what does this language mean, “grace for grace”? Tune in to this weekend’s edition of Words of Grace to learn.
Radio broadcast for March 19, 2023 Continue reading “Grace for Grace, Part 1”
One of the most clear and instructive passages concerning the new birth is found in a conversation between the Lord Jesus Christ and a man named Nicodemus in John chapter 3. In this teaching of Christ, we learn that without the new birth, also called quickening or regeneration, a person is unable to see the Kingdom of God. Also, it is revealed and that God is sovereign in this vital phase of salvation. Join us for this study in our continuing series on Sovereign Grace statements from John’s gospel.
Radio broadcast for November 27, 2022.
Continue reading “Born from Above”
A strong statement of God’s sovereignty in salvation is made in John chapter 17. The Lord Jesus, while praying to His Father, reveals He has power over all flesh that He may give eternal life to all His Father gave Him. Join us for this sermon on John 17:1-5.
Radio broadcast for November 20, 2022. Continue reading “Power Over All Flesh”
Beginning a new radio series on statements of God’s sovereignty in salvation, we consider a passage from John chapter 6 which very clearly and undeniably teaches the doctrines of grace.
Radio broadcast for November 6, 2022. Continue reading “All That The Father Gave”
If you ask 10 people on the street, “how is a person saved,” you’re liable to get as many answers. For such a crucial subject, you’d think there would be more consensus. Join Ben Winslett for this radio program on the subject of salvation.
Radio broadcast for October 30, 2022. Continue reading “The Truth About Salvation”
Concluding our recent thoughts on salvation, the afterlife, and now the resurrection, we consider a most comforting biblical subject: Glorification.
Radio broadcast for September 25, 2022. Continue reading “And Them He Glorified”
Continuing our series on the respective roles of Father, Son, and Spirit in our salvation from sin, we come to the work of the Holy Spirit in salvation, quickening or regeneration.
Radio broadcast for September 11, 2022. Continue reading “The Role of God the Spirit in Salvation”
Beginning a new focus of study on Words of Grace, we consider the role of God the Father in our salvation. Put briefly, God the Father often represents Divine prerogative. That is, when God has ordained something in the Bible, it is the Father that this ordination is attributed to and salvation is no exception. Join us for message 1 in our series on the roles of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in salvation.
Radio broadcast for August 28, 2022. Continue reading “The Role of God the Father in Salvation”
To reconcile means to “to resolve or settle a difference.” Through sin, humans are enemies and alienated from God’s presence and blessings and without reconciliation, we would have no hope in standing before God after death, certain judgment awaiting. But praise God, He sent His Son into the world to die for our sins, saving us from His wrath.
Message 6 in our series through Colossians, from October 2021. Continue reading “Reconciled On the Cross”