About The Cincinnati Church

We are an historic baptist church that believes in the Divine inspiration and authority of the King James Bible as the word of God in English which is the only standard of our beliefs and practices. As the scriptures teach, we believe that only believers in the Lord Jesus Christ may be baptized, and that baptism is necessary for membership in a local church. The local church was meant to be a vessel for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ; the expression on earth of His divine government of the kingdom of heaven; a cote into which His sheep should obediently press for safety, comfort, instruction, improvement of faith and all attendant blessings of the Holy Spirit Who indwells it. For more information on our beliefs and practices, please read our Statement of Beliefs.

For information about when and where we meet for worship, please contact us.

For some food for thought see the Thought for the Day normally authored by Pastor Tim Boffey and occasionally authored by other church members.

We also have a large library of digital sermons for your edification. We urge all who use this online ministry to not make it a substitute for gospel obedience in repenting of sin, believing Jesus Christ and His written word, and being properly baptized into a genuine local church that is walking in the truth so as to assemble with them for corporate praise of Almighty God (MAR 1:15; ACT 2:38-47; ACT 8:12; ACT 26:20; EPH 3:20-21; HEB 10:25).


Faith Part 4

Faith
I. faith: Belief, trust, confidence. Confidence, reliance, trust (in the ability, goodness, etc. of a person; in the efficacy or worth of a thing; or in the truth of a statement or doctrine.
A. (HEB 11:1) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
B. Faith is a present experience with what we hope to see and receive.
II. Consider the source of faith.
A. Our faith comes through the righteousness of God. 2PE 1:1.
B. Our faith is born of God. 1JO 5:4.
C. Our faith evidences sovereign resurrection power unto life in us. EPH 1:19-20.

Faith Part 3

Faith
I. faith: Belief, trust, confidence. Confidence, reliance, trust (in the ability, goodness, etc. of a person; in the efficacy or worth of a thing; or in the truth of a statement or doctrine.
A. (HEB 11:1) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
B. Faith is a present experience with what we hope to see and receive.
II. Consider the source of faith.
A. Our faith comes through the righteousness of God. 2PE 1:1.
B. Our faith is born of God. 1JO 5:4.
C. Our faith evidences sovereign resurrection power unto life in us. EPH 1:19-20.

Scripture and Tradition

Scripture and Tradition
I. tradition: The action of handing over (something material) to another; delivery, transfer. (Chiefly in Law.). Delivery, esp. oral delivery, of information or instruction. An ordinance or institution orally delivered.
II. An important distinctive of Roman Catholicism is its position on final authority.
A. It does not hold that the truth of Scripture is the final authority but rather that the Church is
an infallible institution of Christ which determines inspired truth through its leaders. The position may be summarized as follows:

Faith Part 2

Faith
I. faith: Belief, trust, confidence. Confidence, reliance, trust (in the ability, goodness, etc. of a person; in the efficacy or worth of a thing; or in the truth of a statement or doctrine.
A. (HEB 11:1) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
B. Faith is a present experience with what we hope to see and receive.
II. Consider the source of faith.
A. Our faith comes through the righteousness of God. 2PE 1:1.
B. Our faith is born of God. 1JO 5:4.
C. Our faith evidences sovereign resurrection power unto life in us. EPH 1:19-20.

Faith Part 1

Faith
I. faith: Belief, trust, confidence. Confidence, reliance, trust (in the ability, goodness, etc. of a person; in the efficacy or worth of a thing; or in the truth of a statement or doctrine.
A. (HEB 11:1) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
B. Faith is a present experience with what we hope to see and receive.
II. Consider the source of faith.
A. Our faith comes through the righteousness of God. 2PE 1:1.
B. Our faith is born of God. 1JO 5:4.
C. Our faith evidences sovereign resurrection power unto life in us. EPH 1:19-20.

John 3:12 Earthly Things, Heavenly Things

John 3:12
Earthly things, Heavenly things
A. Nicodemus was reluctant to believe on Christ from the earthly things. By contrast, Nathanael believed on Christ from earthly things he witnessed. JOH 1:47-51.
1. Earthly things are observable things of a temporal nature that agree with experimental
witness as opposed to the invisible eternal things only knowable by revelation and faith.
2CO 4:18; HEB 11:1.
a. There is an earthly Jerusalem and a heavenly Jerusalem which we know only by faith. GAL4:25-26.
b. There is a natural body/house and a spiritual body/house we know only by faith.

1 John 3:1-3

A. John here proclaims the love of God in our adoption and the effects of that adoption.
B. John sets forth the manner of God’s love.
1. 2. 3. 4.
C. We are 1.
2. 3. 4.
God did not simply offer His love to us; He rather bestowed it upon us! bestow upon: To confer as a gift, present, give (a person).
This bestowed love constitutes us the sons of God.
If God loves you, you will be called a son of God.
the sons of God by adoption. EPH 1:5.
adoption: The action of voluntarily taking into any relation; esp. of taking into sonship. Our relationship to God as His sons was predestinated.

Fantasy, Fiction, Imagination Part 3

Fantasy, Fiction, Imagination
I. Definitions.
A. fantasy: Imagination; the process or the faculty of forming mental representations of things
not actually present.
B. imagination: 1. The action of imagining, or forming a mental concept of what is not

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