On Sunday, March 29th, at 5 PM, Pastor Mike McKinley will give a lecture entitled “Am I Really A Christian?” in which he will discuss the Biblical doctrine of Assurance of Salvation. The Bible encourages us to have assurance of salvation, but it also warns us against being presumptuous. Many Christians struggle to have settled confidence in their salvation, and many unbelievers are convinced that they are going to heaven because they once prayed a prayer or walked an aisle. This talk will seek to clarify what it means to be a born-again follower of Christ, and what kinds of things the Scriptures point to as reliable evidence that we are children of God. McKinley will also preach from the book of Jude in our Sunday morning service at 10 AM.
Since 2013, McKinley has served as Senior Pastor of Sterling Park Baptist Church in Sterling, VA. He earned a B.A. in Religion and Classics from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and an M.Div from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He is the author of 8 books. He and his wife Karen have five children: Kendall, Knox, Phineas, Ebenezer, and Harper.