Articles written by: SJ Camp

The Sovereignty of God and Prayer by John Piper

The Sovereignty of God and Prayer by John Piper

“the Spirit of God intercedes for us according to the will of God” (Romans 8:27)

I am often asked, “If you believe God works all things according to the counsel of his will (Ephesians 1:11) and that His knowledge of all things past, present, and future is infallible, then what is the point of praying that anything happen?”

Usually this question is asked in relation to human decision: “If God has predestined some to be his sons and chosen them before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4) then what’s the point in praying for anyone’s conversion?”

The Reason for Our Redemption (pt 1) “Sinners In The Hands of a Holy God” (Ephesians 2:1-3)

The Reason for Our Redemption (pt 1) “Sinners In The Hands of a Holy God” (Ephesians 2:1-3)

This week Pastor Steve unfolds the weighty doctrine of sin found in Ephesians 2:1-3. He’s titled it, “Sinners In The Hands of A Holy God.” May your hearts be stirred to the greatness of our salvation in Jesus because of the forgiveness of the depth of our own sin!

The Gospel According to Jesus (what it is and what it’s not)

The Gospel According to Jesus (what it is and what it’s not)

The great divines of the 17th century stated what they were for and to clarify what they denied on certain theological issues. This is the spirit of this post for our church. Nothing more important than the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ! It was THE test for orthodoxy in Paul’s day and it is in ours as well! (Galatians 1:6-9) May this portion of a statement of faith encourage you in the truth and life-changing hope of the gospel of Jesus!

The Battlefield of the Spiritual Mind, Revelation 9: 1-2

The Battlefield of the Spiritual Mind, Revelation 9: 1-2

May 26, 2013. Pastor Steve looks at the importance of how to fight the spiritual battles we face every day. Though God through Christ is victorious in all things, especially over the onslaughts of the enemy of our soul – Satan; there is still the ongoing warfare that exists still in this fallen world in which we live. Open your Bibles and be prepared to take a fresh look in Revelation 9:1-2 at the reality of this battle. We hope it will encourage you in your walk with the Lord!

The Golden Chain of Salvation

The Golden Chain of Salvation

by Pastor SJ Camp This is one of the most profound and assuring promises in all of Scripture. It is commonly referred to as, “The Golden Chain of Salvation.” It is a chain of five eternal links: God foreknew; God predestined; God called; God justified; and God glorified. Every aspect of our salvation is all and only of Him. No room for man’s self-glory here; no room for a hint of human praise; no room for boasting in ourselves. This is the great work of the Lord alone in our salvation.

The Secret of Divine Contentment (Philippians 4:10-13)

The Secret of Divine Contentment (Philippians 4:10-13)

Pastor Steve unfolds for us Phil 4:10-13 on the theme, “The Secret of Divine Contentment.” “Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every condition.” ―
j. Burroughs

BAND OF BROS, this Saturday, September 15th, 9am at Pastor Steve’s! “Be Anxious for Nothing” (Mt 6:25-34)

BAND OF BROS, this Saturday, September 15th, 9am at Pastor Steve’s! “Be Anxious for Nothing” (Mt 6:25-34)

Theme: Ethics According to Jesus – Matthew 6:25-34 the Lord instructs us on the important aspect of faith regarding our daily sustenance and provisions in life. He is unshakable command to us as his children? “Be anxious for nothing… Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you.” This will be an important time in God’s word to understand what it means to daily trust him for our every need!

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Pastor Steve