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”
Concluding our series on “sovereign grace statements” from John’s gospel, we study one of the grandest of them all, when our Lord Jesus proclaimed “It Is Finished” before giving His life on the cross.
Radio broadcast for January 1, 2023.
By the way! As of the first Sunday in 2023, Words of Grace turns 15 years old! Thanks for your continued support of this ministry. Continue reading “It Is Finished”
John chapter 1 contains a statement many believers use to teach a concept known as “decisional regeneration.” Specifically, the phrase that those who received Jesus as the Messiah were given power to become the sons of God. However, in the sentence following this statement, John insists that those who received Him did so because they were born, not of blood, their will, or any other human’s will, but of God. How do we reconcile these two statement? Does the reception of Christ cause the new birth, Or rather, does the new birth enable the reception of Christ? Join us for this message in our series on Sovereign Grace statements from John’s gospel for the answer to this question.
Radio broadcast for December 18, 2022. Continue reading “They That Were Born Of God”
Continuing our series on Sovereign Grace Statements from the Gospel of John, pastor Winslett considers a most interesting statement by our Lord Jesus in John chapter 5, about the ability to believe being the result of passing from death in sin to life in Christ. Simply put, the new birth is a spiritual resurrection which causes us to know God, sparking faith within.
Radio broadcast for December 4, 2022 Continue reading “Passing from Death unto Life”
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”
John chapter 10 contains some of the most comforting and doctrinally instructive passages in the New Testament. Jesus gives His sheep life. They hear His voice and follow Him. And, they’ll never perish because they’re secure in His Father’s hand. In today’s message, we consider this passage in our continuing series on statements of Sovereign Grace, from John’s Gospel.
Radio broadcast for November 13, 2022. Continue reading “The Shepherd and His Sheep”
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”
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”
We all look at life through the lens of our presuppositions. Sometimes these are correct. Many times, they are not. In this broadcast, we consider a few theological points from scripture that ought to frame the way we interpret the Bible and also the world around us.
Radio broadcast for July 4, 2021. Continue reading “Presuppositions”