Those who choose to follow Christ have done so because God had already chosen them in eternity past. But is God just in His purposes? Pastor Ritch tackles this challenging and important doctrine in this message from Romans 9:14-18.
In order to be justified, we need to meet the condition that God establishes for us: belief in Jesus as our Savior. But in order to be elect by God, we have no condition we can meet; God must choose us. Is God fair to accept some while rejecting others? Pastor Ritch explores this question through the lens of Romans 9:6-18.
In this message from Romans 9:1-13, Pastor Ritch teaches about the seeming contradiction between God’s sovereign power over salvation and the lack of faith so many people have demonstrated both in Bible times and today.
In this Easter message, Pastor Ritch teaches the third sermon in our three-part series, The Resurrection, and shares about the hope and eternal joy that belongs to every believer because of Jesus victory over death.
The central message of Good Friday is this: Jesus died to rescue us from our sins. In this Good Friday message, Pastor Ritch teaches from Matthew 27:22-54, about four truths of the cross to help us receive God’s grace in Jesus Christ.
No Christian can withstand the assaults of the enemy if he or she refuses to labor in grasping sound doctrine. In this message from I Corinthians 15:20-35, Pastor Ritch shares the hope and reality of our future resurrection, and the urgency of the Apostle Paul’s charge to the church in Corinth to pursue a life of holiness.
The apostles did not emphasize Jesus’ compassion, nor His specific sermons so much as they placed primary attention upon His atoning work – a work completed in His death, burial and resurrection. In this message from I Corinthians 15, 1-19, Pastor Ritch shares about this Biblical foundation of hope that God has granted to all those who believe.
In Judges 14-15, Samson displays his tendency to seek out revenge and to disregard the instruction and guidance of all other voices but his own. In this message, Pastor Josh Beakley teaches that, in spite of Samson himself, God’s sovereign power is on full display in every outcome.