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Luther Lesson 9 Posting the 95 Theses

“The Festival of All Saints was a very important day for Wittenburg and, above all, for the church the elector had built there and which he had filled with relics. On that day the priests used to... View

Luther Lesson 8 Indulgences: Free to Sin!

“Luther was one day seated in the confessional at Wittenberg. Many of the townspeople came successively and confessed themselves guilty of great excesses. Adultery, licentiousness, usury,... View

Luther Lesson 7 - Indulgences: Salvation for Sale!

From the year 1502 John Tetzel uninterruptedly fulfilled the office of dealer in indulgences. To him all means were good that filled his treasure chest. Raising his voice and displaying the... View

Luther Lesson 5 - How to Find Peace with God?

“There is, according to Luther, something much more drastically wrong with man than any particular list of offenses, which can be enumerated, confessed, and forgiven. The very nature of man is... View

Luther Lesson 4 Luther Jolted by Visit to Rome

“Luther was teaching both in the academical hall and in the church when he was interrupted in his labours. In 1510, or according to others in 1511, or 1512, he was sent to Rome. Seven convents of... View

Luther Lesson 3 Preacher of the Gospel at Wittenberg

In the year 1502, Frederick the Elector founded a new university at Wittenberg. He declared in the charter confirming the privileges of this school that he and his people would look to it as to... View

Luther Lesson 2 - Misery in the Monastery

“One of the privileges of the monastic life was that it emancipated the sinner from all distractions and freed him to save his soul by practising the counsels of perfection– not simply charity,... View

Why Become a Monk? Luther Lesson 1

It is a wonderfully strange thing that the man who was driven to the monastery by the fear of God, became the liberator of multitudes of monks to truly worship God. "In July 1505  the young... View

Bible Answer Man Duped into Wrong Orthodoxy

Bible Answer Man Duped into Wrong OrthodoxyBy Rev. Ian Goligher I was personally shocked and alarmed when, on the day after Palm Sunday, I heard Hank Hanegraaff pronounce on his radio program... View

Responsibilities of Communicants at the Lord's Supper

  The Free Presbyterian Church in Cloverdale Adult Sunday SchoolCommunion—Responsibilities of Communicants________________________________________________________________No matter how clear and... View

The Real Presence of Christ

Communion—The Lord’s Supper May 2017________________________________________________________________________________Scripture Reading: Luke 22:7-23 “Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake... View

Blood & Water While on the Cross

[Radio Broadcast Friday, April 14, 2017] The crucifixion of the Lord Jesus went according to the Roman routine. They always guarded the criminal against any interference from spectators. Their... View

Come Down From the Cross

[Radio Broadcast Thursday, April 13, 2017]  "And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross"... View

The Writing on the Cross

[Radio broadcast Wednesday April 12, 2017] "And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: Where they crucified him, and... View

Bearing His Cross

[Radio ProgramTuesday April 11, 2017] Bearing His Cross "And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross. And Pilate gave sentence that it... View

Taking up the Cross

[Radio broadcast April 10, 2017] "And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me."  Matthew 10:38   This is the first reference to the cross in the New Testament... View

Nailed to His Cross

[Radio Broadcast Thursday April 6, 2017] "Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was... View

Peace Through the Cross

[Radio Program Wednesday, April 5, 2017]   "And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or... View

Don't be an Enemy of the Cross

[Radio Broadcast Tuesday, April 4. 2017] "(For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ." Php_3:18   ... View

What we do at Communion

What we do at Communion._______________________________________________________________________________To eat and drink worthily (1Cor. 11:29) at communion requires knowledge and discernment of... View

Christianity 101

Discoverthe meaning ofBible Christianity._____________________Enter into the hope of the gospelto be enjoyed through faithin the Lord Jesus Christ. View

The Romance of Redemption

This is the beautiful story of love between Ruth, a downcast widow, and the rich and prosperous estate owner, Boaz.  Sorrow is turned to joy and God's providence works for good to one who knew so... View

Double Jeopardy

Did You Know? God will not payment twice demand!  View

Literature Available Upon Request

Sometimes we offer literature and helps on our radio programs.         A new Beginning - Booklet by Doctor Alan Cairns Because you have a Soul  - leaflet by Rev. Ian Goligher  Current... View

Abstinence from Alcohol

Abstinence from Alcohol a Matter of Self-DenialFirst, let it be said that our church’s rule on total abstinence from alcohol does not force anyone’s conscience to participate in what is contrary... View

Should N.T. Christians Keep the Lord's Day?

THE LORD’S DAYRead the fourth commandment in Exodus 20:8-11. Exo 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Exo 20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: Exo 20:10 But the... View

Head-covering for Ladies in Worship

HEADCOVERING:Practiced in the PastMany Christian women don’t even know there is a history of head-covering, or that there is clear Bible teaching on this matter. Nevertheless, it has been the... View

Membership Course Notes

These course notes cover the nature of the church, baptism, communion and communicant membership requirements as well as responsibilities.  Periodically, our church conducts membership courses... View

Why did the Lord insist that men be born again?

These are the most demanding words ever spoken by the Lord.  They were address to a Jewish Rabbi, Nicodemus.  He took an interest in the ministry and teaching of the Lord, but the Lord demanded... View

Justification - What is it?

Everyone needs to know what it means to be justified. This doctrine is the standing or falling of a professing Christian and the Christian church. View

Christian Liberty - The Limits of

Christian liberty is a great blessing, but the abuse of it can be a great curse. We are free from the guilt of the law but are we totally free from the rule of the law in our lives? This article... View

Evidence for God's Existence

EVIDENCE FOR GOD   Our study of Bible doctrine ought to begin with God. We are constantly challenged by atheists, skeptics and hecklers to prove that there is a God. It is difficult for natural... View

We're Not Saved by Imitating

We Cannot Be Saved by Imitating Christ At the close of a gospel service an intelligent-looking man came to the minister and said, "I do not see any necessity for the Blood of Christ in my... View

A New Beginning - Booklet

This booklet, written by Dr. Alan Cairns, provides a comprehensive overview of the Bible’s message of salvation. This is a ready reference for personal use, group Bible Studies and evangelism.... View

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