10-19-2013 “Thoughts on John MacArthur’s Strange Fire Conference” – Pastor Shane Idleman

October 19th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Audio - (Comments Off on 10-19-2013 “Thoughts on John MacArthur’s Strange Fire Conference” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Read more

Does Baptism Save? No. . .Here’s Why

February 19th, 2011 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on Does Baptism Save? No. . .Here’s Why)

Some believe that salvation occurs, not when we confess Jesus as Lord, but when immersed in water. They believe that the dead condition of the church is because of failure to embrace baptismal regeneration. In reality, its because so few actually turn to Jesus; baptism isn’t the answer–genuine repentance is: “Repent, therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out…” (Acts 3:19).
Read more

We’ve Drifted From Being Confrontational To Popular

October 16th, 2010 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on We’ve Drifted From Being Confrontational To Popular)

Back to the topic of preaching: Many argue that we can’t preach with authority because we need to have a flexible approach to all aspects of theology. By “flexible” they mean accommodating all beliefs, but truth is not “flexible” when it comes to absolutes; it’s solid and unyielding—an anchor. Truth liberates. Truth rebuilds. Truth restores. Truth heals. Truth transforms. Truth prevails…you don’t change truth; truth changes you.

During The Yale Lectures on Preaching (1891) by James Stalker, Stalker rightly noted Martin Luther’s list of qualifications for being a minister. Two of the top ten were: 1) “He should be sure of what he means to say.” 2) “And be ready to stake body and soul, goods and reputation, on its truth.” Luther, Calvin, Swingli, Knox, and many more, flamed the fires of the Reformation with godly confrontation.

Read more

How Do We Measure Success? – 10/02/2010

October 2nd, 2010 | Posted by admin in Audio - (Comments Off on How Do We Measure Success? – 10/02/2010)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Sermon from the second service of Westside Christian Fellowship, held on October 2, 2010. The second message from the “What is God’s Will for My Life?” was called “How do we Measure Success?”.

“How do we Measure Success?” Second Service – Sermon Audio.

Read more