God’s elect children, out of both the Jewish lineage and the Gentiles (non-Jews) have been predestinated unto the same inheritance! Join Pastor Vaughn Winslett in this continuation of his recent series through Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians.
Ephesians 1:10-14 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Ephesians 1:8-10, “Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him…”
In this message, Pastor Winslett expounds on the knowledge imparted to us in the gospel. Continue reading →
Continuing his study through the book of Ephesians, Pastor Vaughn Winslett comes to verse 6, in which Paul plainly states that our salvation is “To the praise of the glory of his [God’s] grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” That is, knowing the truth of salvation by sovereign grace should cause us to praise God! Continue reading →
The Apostle Paul wrote that we are “predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” In this message, Pastor Vaughn Winslett continues his series through the book of Ephesians, coming to the doctrine of Adoption. Continue reading →
God, before the foundation of the world, elected a people to be holy and without blame before Him in love. Pastor Vaughn Winslett shares this most fundamental bible doctrine in this message from Ephesians 1:4.
The last recorded words of Jesus in Mark’s gospel include the phrase “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.” Join our pastor, Vaughn Winslett, in this study of the context and application of these words of the Lord.
For us to be righteous in the sight of God, someone had to take our place as a recipient of God’s wrath. In this message from Genesis 22, Pastor Vaughn Winslett considers how the Ram caught in the thicket foreshadows how Jesus is our substitutionary Saviour.
Last week, Pastor Winslett spoke on our positional sanctification, that is, the fact that God has set us apart for Holy usage. In this message, he speaks to the practical side of sanctification, setting ourselves apart for Holy usage. Continue reading →
Scripture teaches both a positional and an experiential sanctification, or setting apart. On one hand, we are sanctified by God. Yet we are also exhorted to set aside, or sanctify, ourselves for Holy use every day. In this sermon, Pastor Vaughn Winslett shares passages regarding God’s sanctification of His people.
In Acts chapter 13, the narrator (Luke) tells us that when Paul preached to the Gentiles, “as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.” Pastor Vaughn Winslett expounds upon this text in today’s sermon, Ordained To Eternal Life.
Pastor Vaughn Winslett expounds on Isaiah 11, “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD…” Continue reading →
Many passages in the Old Testament foreshadow the person and work of Jesus Christ. In today’s message, Pastor Vaughn Winslett considers the price of a servant, from Exodus 21:32, and its foreshadowing of Christ being sold for thirty pieces of silver (Matthew 26:14). Continue reading →
James 4 teaches us that we are to draw nigh unto God. But, how does one actually do this? Pastor Vaughn Winslett considers how we draw nigh unto God, using our tongues to pray and praise, rather than speaking evil one of another. From James 4:8-17. Continue reading →
Why do divisions in the Church occur? Do we sometimes find ourselves lacking? Are we submitting to Satan, rather than to God? Pastor Vaughn Winslett considers these concepts as he continues his study of James, coming to James 4:1-10. Continue reading →
The tongue is the most difficult part of the human to control. Join Pastor Vaughn Winslett in his exposition of James chapter 3, in which James warns against misusing the very part we use to praise God, our voice.
Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? – Jas 2:18-20 KJV
Message 7 in Pastor Vaughn Winslett’s series through the Epistle of James Continue reading →
Pastor Winslett continues his series through the Epistle of James, coming to James chapter 2.
My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, [the Lord] of glory, with respect of persons. For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts? – Jas 2:1-4 KJV
Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. James 1:16-18
Sermon 4 in Pastor Vaughn Winslett’s series through the Epistle of James