Beginning Again

By Paul Smithson Ever wish you could start all over? God through Christ has provided a means for us to have forgiveness and start all over with a clean slate. The ancient Greeks had a word that expressed the idea of starting over, “Palingenesia”–  palin (again), genesis...
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What is a Christian?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this sermon, Paul Smithson explores the question “What is a Christian?”  Are there different kind of Christians? Do you have to be a Baptist Christian, a Lutheran Christian, or some other kind of Christian?  Or can you just...
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Biblical Predestination

By Paul Smithson The Scriptures teach that God, with His eternal wisdom and foreknowledge, has predestined (i.e. predetermined or foreordained) certain things about the salvation of man. But what has He predestined? Some teach that God’s predetermination concerning...
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Evidence of Salvation: Fact or Feeling?

By Paul Smithson If you were in a court of law trying to prove you have salvation, what evidence could you present to prove your case? Peter tells us, “But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an...
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Through The Eye Of A Needle

By Paul Smithson A wealthy young man ran up to Jesus and asked the greatest question anyone can ask, “What must I do to obtain eternal life?” (Mk. 10:17-27). Jesus in reply pointed out the necessity of obedience to God’s commands saying, “You know the...
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