Posts from January 2016

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God’s Sovereign Grace

by Pastor Hartley

The first time I was ever thunderstruck by the sovereignty of God in my salvation was while lying on the hood of a burgundy 1976 Chevy Impala. It was the summer of 1988. I was two years out of high school and my summer job was with the Milwaukee Dustless Brush Company. I assembled brooms […]

Churchly Authority

by Pastor Hartley

One of the most poignant farewells in church history is found in Acts 20 where the apostle Paul calls the elders of Ephesus to meet him at the harbor of Miletus. There, close to the docks, Paul gives a farewell speech that Luke, the author of Acts, reproduces for our edification. In his speech Paul […]

Safe From God?

by Pastor Hartley

What city of all the cities on the earth do you think the Lord is most ready to bring judgment upon? Would you guess the city of Las Vegas? Or maybe Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea? Or would you guess Amsterdam or Rio de Janeiro or San Francisco or maybe Rome? Is there any […]