Pastor's Perspective 

Sound Doctrine

In 2 Timothy 4:3 Paul tells his young protégé, Timothy, “For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.” The solution Paul says, is to patiently preach the Word. 

We want everything we do at LOPC to be driven by God’s Word. From our weekly preaching to our Sunday School classes and Bible studies, to our vision statement. If God’s Word doesn’t guide us then we will be continually falling prey to competing desires from various corners of the Church which creates disunity. Instead, the preaching of the Word and the teaching of sound doctrine (Westminster Confession of Faith) has the opposite effect of creating unity. 

Our Winter Bible Conference with Dr. Mark Futato highlighted our commitment to God’s Word. Thank you for supporting this commitment and for making our conference a priority. I hope you were challenged and encouraged by Dr. Futato’s teaching from the book of Jonah. Who would have thought that Jonah held such challenges for the modern follower of Christ? 

Additionally, I want to encourage you to prayerfully consider where you can be involved in the life of LOPC thereby continuing to grow in your faith and knowledge (sound doctrine) of the Lord Jesus.

Soli Deo Gloria.

Pastor Sam