Doctrine Matters

What We Believe & Teach about the Return of Christ

Tim Theule | 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 | 7/31/2011

In this message, the last in our Doctrine Matters series, we explore the return of Jesus Christ and what that means for our lives.  Amidst all the confusion and controversy on the subject, here at GraceSLO we affirm 4 non-negotiable truths.

What We Believe & Teach about Preaching, Baptism & the Lord’s Supper

Tim Theule | 1 Peter 1:22-2:10 | 7/24/2011

The Bible gives lots of freedom in terms of the particulars and practices of church life, but 3 things must happen regularly in the life of the local church.  Listen to discover what those three things are. . . .

What We Believe & Teach about the Church

Tim Theule | Acts 20:17-38 | 7/17/2011

What’s the difference and relationship between the universal Church and the local church?   What is the believers relationship to both?  How much of what we do is prescribed in Scripture and how much is open, flexible and changeable?  We explore these questions in this message, part of our larger “Doctrine Matters” series.

What We Believe & Teach about Marriage

Tim Theule | Mark 10:1-9 | 7/10/2011

Why in the world would we place a statement about marriage in our Declaration of Faith?   Listen and find out.

What We Believe & Teach about Sanctification

Tim Theule | Romans 6:1-14 | 7/3/2011

In our continuing exploration of our GraceSLO Declaration of Faith, we consider how we  grow in the Gospel as Christians. 

What We Believe & Teach about Saving Faith

Tim Theule | Romans 10:8-13 | 6/12/2011

Saving faith is a like two-sided coin.  Each side is essential to and inseparable from the coin itself.  What are the two sides of the saving faith?  Listen and find out.

What We Believe & Teach about Salvation

Tim Theule | 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 | 6/5/2011

The Bible speaks of salvation and our need for it.  What does it mean to saved?  What happens when we are saved?   How are we saved?  We’ll explore these questions and more in this message, the eighth in our series “Doctrine Matters.” 

What We Believe & Teach about the Gospel

Tim Theule | 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 | 5/29/2011

We believe Jesus Christ is the Gospel.  In this message, we explore why He is good news for lost, blind, dead sinners like us.

What We Believe & Teach about Humankind

Tim Theule | Various Passages | 5/22/2011

Scientific materialism, the view that all we see in the material world is all there is, denies two obvious and essential biblical truths about the humankind.  This message explores what the Bible teaches about humankind and our place in a larger context of meaning. 

What We Believe & Teach about God the Spirit

Tim Theule | John 3:1-8 | 5/15/2011

It seems like some believers and churches overemphasize the Holy Spirit, while others seem to neglect the person and work of the Spirit.   In part #6 of our “Doctrine Matters” series, we look to discover the Biblical balance and proper place of the Holy Spirit and His Work 

God the Son

Tim Theule | John 17:1-8 | 5/8/2011

The 5th part of our “Doctrine Matters” series, this message takes a look at how God the Son is distinct from God the Father and God the Spirit in role, relationship and work.

God the Father

Tim Theule | Ephesians 1:3-14 | 5/1/2011

In this message, we take a hard and deep look at God the Father and what that means and what that means for us.

What We Believe & Teach about the Triune God: Providence

Tim Theule | Various Passages | 4/3/2011

God is not “a disinterested watch maker” who winds “the watch” of His creation and then “watches” to see what will happen.  The Bible teaches that God is intimately involved in His creation, upholding, ruling and caring for His creation at all times.  This is the doctrine of God’s providence.

The Triune God

Tim Theule | Various Passages | 3/27/2011

A.W. Tozer said the most important thing about us is our view of God.  In this message,  as we continue our exploration of the GraceSLO Declaration of Faith, we consider what we believe and teach here at GraceSLO about the Triune God. 

What We Believe & Teach about the Scriptures

Tim Theule | Various Passages | 3/20/2011

What is the Word of God and what role does it play in our lives and in the life of the church? What role should it play? This message kicks off our exploration of the GraceSLO Declaration of Faith with a look at the doctrine of Scripture.