I love Bible questions! A few of them recently came up in teen Sunday School, regarding 2 Thessalonians 2:6. Here were the questions: Was Old Testament salvation by faith, or by works? Did the Holy Spirit indwell believers in the Old Testament? Will the Holy Spirit indwell believers during the Tribulation? In order to answer these, and to understand why these questions even came up in 2 Thessalonians 2:6, you need to read the passage. It’s probably the clearest chronological account of what will happen in the end-times. Read it and see for yourself! Paul was reassuring the Christians in Thessalonica that they shouldn’t payRead More →

I mean for this article to accompany this morning’s sermon, entitled “Worshipping God in the Home.” You’ll have to see that sermon (or the accompanying notes) for some context. It’s enough to say that God wants us to worship Him in our homes, the other six days of the week. So, I want to recommend some good resources that can help. Using the Bible If you’re walking through the Bible book by book, you might need help. Here are some suggestions: Family Worship Bible Guide. This wonderful book has challenging devotional thoughts for each chapter in the Bible. It will help you as you study the Bible asRead More →

It’s good to be learning, to be growing. God has blessed us with so many great resources. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of really bad resources. Perhaps the most dangerous place for a Christian to go is the local Christian bookstore. It’s full of bad teaching, from well-meaning but unstable people. This is one reason why we give away books every month at SKRBC; we want to get good material into your hands! Stuff that can help you, stretch you, help you grow in your faith, challenge you to think about something maybe just a little bit differently. So, on that note, I offerRead More →

There’s a lot of stuff going on at SKRBC, and here is some of it: News The teens just returned from the Teen Leadership Conference, and will tell us all about it – probably on 13 January. Easter is on 21 April, and we’re going to do an evangelistic outreach for this event. I don’t know what it is, yet, but it’ll happen. We’ll be looking into purchasing a digital sign we can put beside the road. It’ll allow us to put nifty sayings (e.g. Darth Vader: “I find your lack of faith disturbing …”), Bible quotes, the Gospel, and event announcements on the sign.Read More →

This Sunday, we’ll be giving away a copy of an excellent book by Peter J. Williams, entitled, “Can We Trust the Gospels?” (click the picture, at left). Why should you care? Well, because skeptics and unbelieving revisionists spend lots of time trying to convince us that we can’t trust the Gospels. If you can’t trust the Gospels, then you can’t know anything about Jesus, and you have no foundation for believing He’s the Messiah. Why does this book matter? Because Williams is a conservative bible believer, a brilliant scholar, and he’s packed tons of information into this book … and it’s only 140 pages long. Yes,Read More →

If you’re a Christian, this means Jesus has already given you a new heart, a new soul and a new mind. He’s made you alive with Him, forgiven all of your sins, and cancelled the debt those sins have racked up over the years. He’s defeated the spiritual rulers and authorities of this age; the fallen angels who do the Enemy’s bidding. He’s shamed them openly, given them a knock-out blow by His sacrificial and substitutionary life, death, burial and resurrection. If you’re not a Christian, these promises can be yours, too – find out how.Read More →

Last week, we learned about the job God gave Adam and Eve to do in His creation. We chatted about the ground rules He gave them, and about whether it was fair of God to make the punishment so severe (“but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die,” Genesis 2:17). We all know that terrible crimes deserve appropriate punishment. If we disobey God, it’s the very worst thing we can do – so the punishment fits the crime. But, soon, we’ll learn about God’s love and grace, too!Read More →

Christ is bigger than your struggles, stronger than your fears, and mightier than your problems. He’s defeated Satan, the prince of darkness – so He can surely save you, too. He’s a perfect, compassionate Savior. “For because he himself has suffered and been tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted,” (Hebrews 2:18). Talk with us about the Good News, so you can know the peace that passes all understanding.Read More →

The prophet Isaiah says Christ is the Savior. He wrote, “of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end.” He said, “upon the throne of David, and over his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and for evermore,” (Isaiah 9:7). Do you have peace with God, through repentance and faith in Christ? That’s what Christmas is all about – God sending His eternal Son to become one of us, so that we, through Him, might be saved! You can have eternal peace, perfect forgiveness of sins, and a homeRead More →

John the Baptist said, “Bear fruit that befits repentance,” (Mt 3:8). If you’re a Christian, how’s your fruit? If you’re not a Christian, why not chat with us about becoming one?Read More →