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).


Solemn Assembly

Solemn Assembly
(Joel 1:14) Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land
into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD,

Honouring Parents Part 2

Honouring Parents
(Exodus 20:12)
I. honour: High respect, esteem, or reverence, accorded to exalted worth or rank; deferential admiration or approbation.
A. deference: Courteous regard such as is rendered to a superior, or to one to whom respect is due; the manifestation of a disposition to yield to the claims or wishes of another.
B. due: That is owing or payable, as an enforceable obligation or debt.
C. Children OWE their parents honour and parents have a right under God to demand
payment (and err greatly to not demand it).
D. Children, you should honour your parents:

Defining the Words of the Kingdom

Defining the Words of the Kingdom
I. By defining the word “kingdom” and related words, it can be determined that the local N.T. church is the kingdom of heaven, a spiritual nation-state with a unique constitution and governmental system (boldface added below for emphasis).
A. kingdom: Kingly function, authority, or power; sovereignty, supreme rule; the position or
rank of a king, kingship. An organized community having a king as its head; a
monarchical state or government.
B. king: The usual title of the male sovereign ruler of an independent state.

Honouring Parents Part 1

Honouring Parents
(Exodus 20:12)
I. honour: High respect, esteem, or reverence, accorded to exalted worth or rank; deferential admiration or approbation.
A. deference: Courteous regard such as is rendered to a superior, or to one to whom respect is due; the manifestation of a disposition to yield to the claims or wishes of another.
B. due: That is owing or payable, as an enforceable obligation or debt.
C. Children OWE their parents honour and parents have a right under God to demand
payment (and err greatly to not demand it).
D. Children, you should honour your parents:

The Ark and Its Preparation

The Ark and Its Preparation
A. By the ark, salvation was prepared for the righteous before the judgment.
1. This is the essence of Christ’s work in putting away our sin and ascending to heaven on
our behalf before final judgment. HEB 9:25-28.
2. Remember that God’s saving grace to all the children of promise is likened to Noah and
the ark. ISA 54:1, 7-10 c/w GAL 4:26-28.
B. God gave Noah specific instructions for the building of the ark. GEN 6:14-16.
1. “Make thee an ARK...” (v. 14).
a. ark: A chest, box, coffer, close basket, or similar receptacle...

The Message of Genesis 6-9

The Message of Genesis 6-9

I. We do well to remember that Jesus Christ is the central Person of scripture, and all scripture
speaks of Him. JOH 5:39.
A. The account of Noah, the flood and the ark is a figure of Christ’s salvation. 1PE 3:20-21.
B. Jesus Christ deemed the account to be historical fact. MAT 24:37-39.
C. If GEN 6-9 is not historical fact, then Christ was wrong, was little more than a heathen
philosopher advancing moral lessons from a fable, and He has not provided a sure word of
prophecy to instruct us about end times and final judgment.

Noah's Flood: Global or Local?

Noah's Flood: Global or Local?
A. Various people who study Scripture conclude that the Flood of Noah was not a global deluge.
B. Gap Theorists and Christian Identity types (Two-Seeders) are examples of Bible-readers who
may believe that Noah's flood was a local event.
1. Gap Theorists such as C.I. Scofield tend to believe in life and death before Adam in a
world which was destroyed by a catastrophic judgmental flood.
a. A local Noahic Flood better supports their accommodationist theological

Justice and Judgment Part 5

Justice and Judgment
I. Sometimes we are called upon to render judgment in the court of the church and we may be called upon to sit on a jury in a civil court.
A. As a church we have judicial authority over our individual members. 1CO 5:12; 6:1-5.
1. 2. 3.
B. In 1.
2.
3.
Our power only extends to separating company from an offender.
Church membership is voluntary and apostates are free to leave. JOH 6:66-68. This is a power of free association that can only be harmed by church incorporation, not helped by it.

Dealing With the Death of a Loved One

Dealing With the Death of a Loved One
I. Saying goodbye is hard.
A. The disciples were sad when Jesus told them that He would be leaving them.
JOH 16:5-6.
B. The brethren wept when Paul left and would see them no more. ACT 20:36-38.
C. Mary and Martha were filled with grief when their brother died. JOH 11:32-33.
1. They were deeply saddened even though they knew that he was in heaven and that they would see him again. JOH 11:23-27.
2. Jesus Himself wept when Lazarus died. JOH 11:33-35.
D. When you love someone, it's painful to let them go. JOH 11:35-36.