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).

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

Ensnared By Wiliness

The Letter to the Church at Pergamos

The Letter to the Church at Pergamos
(Revelation 2:12-17)
A. Christ introduces himself to this church as, “...He which hath the sharp sword with two edges” (v. 12).
1. This sword projects from His mouth (REV 1:16) and thus indicates judgment with/by the word for the unrepentant. v. 16; REV 19:15.
1. Christ judges men by the word of the Scriptures. MAT 5:17-19; 2TI 3:16; 1JO 4:6.
2. Christ executes sentence upon the wicked by the spoken word of His mouth.
2TH 2:8; MAT 25:41.
2. It is a sharp sword.

Matthew 7:21-27

Matthew 7:21-27
A. Jesus had just taught about knowing the nature of someone by their fruit. MAT 7:15-20.
1. The specific case was of false prophets. vs. 15-16 c/w 2PE 2:1-3.
2. The false prophet may speak in Jesus’s name (v. 22) but will be known by ravening
(voracious devouring) and not keeping Jesus’s sayings. c/w TIT 1:10-11; 2CO 11:20.
3. This discourse (MAT 7:15-29) shows that Jesus knows that such false prophets do not
belong to Him, that true disciples can know that false prophets do not belong to Him, but
that the false prophets don’t know they don’t belong to Him.

Fantasy, Fiction, Imagination Part 2

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

John 3:11-13

John 3:11-13
A. These words were uttered in response to Nicodemus’ perplexity. JOH 3:1-10.
1. Jesus was expounding upon the spiritual nature of the kingdom of God.
a. The kingdom can only be seen or entered by being born again of the Spirit. vs. 3, 5.
b. Being born of the Spirit is distinct from being born of the flesh.
v. 6 c/w JOH 1:12-13.
c. The Spirit’s work is regeneration and washing. v. 5.
(1) Water is the Spirit’s symbol. JOH 7:37-39.
(2) Washing is the Spirit’s action. TIT 3:5.

Timbits 5

Timbits 5
A. An overview of 2CH 4 shows that the furniture and instruments of the temple were numerically and dimensionally greater than what was set down in the order for the tabernacle of the congregation.
1. The temple’s construction was according to God’s pattern as was the tabernacle.
EXO 25:9, 40; NUM 8:4 c/w 1CH 28:11-12, 19.
2. The pattern was of heavenly things to be cleansed by Christ. HEB 8:1-5; 9:22-23.
3. The upgrade of Solomon’s temple may have been a practical innovation since Israel had