The Reformation and the Will of Man (1 Peter 1:3)

A look at what Luther called “the hinge upon which the whole [Reformation] turns,” the subject of “free will.” This message provides an exposition of 1 Peter 1:3 and a look at what Scripture says regarding the nature of man’s will. Is it free? Is salvation a matter of man’s own independent choosing, or is salvation the work of God?

If you would like further reading on that subject we would recommend these:
The Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther
The Freedom of the Will by Jonathan Edwards
The Plan of Salvation by B.B. Warfield
Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin, Book 2, Chapter 2

Residing As Aliens (1 Peter 1:1-2)

Peter says we are to “reside as aliens.” What does that mean and how do we do that? An exposition of 1 Peter 1:1-2.


Chosen According to the Foreknowledge of God (1 Peter 1:1-2)

An exposition of 1 Peter 1:1-2 by Pastor Dave Rich.

What Must I do to Inherit Eternal Life? (Mark 10:17-22)

This collection of messages  were preached by Dave Rich, a pastor at Kootenai Community Church.

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Dave Rich

Dave Rich was born in Libby, MT and grew up in southern Idaho. He attended college at the University of Idaho and graduate school at the University of Washington. Dave came to Christ as a freshman at University of Idaho in 1984. He married his wife Diane in 1986.

Dave began working with youth as a youth leader and Sunday School teacher in 1988 in Seattle’s Tabernacle Baptist Church and has been working with youth ever since. Dave helped start a youth group in Seattle and in Columbus, Ohio’s Bethesda Baptist Church.

Dave moved to Sandpoint in 1999 with wife Diane and three daughters: Megan, Jamie, and Kellie. They have attended Kootenai Community Church since 1999. Both Dave and Diane are active in Sunday School and Kootenai Community Church’s Awana ministry. Dave has been an Elder since September, 2001.