Doctrines of Grace

What is TULIP?

You may have heard the term TULIP. While tulips are beautiful flowers, TULIP is an acronym for certain Biblical principles of the beautiful salvation of the Lord: Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance of the Saints.

Below are a series of articles I wrote for “The Link” newsletter briefly explaining each principle of TULIP:

Total Depravity

Unconditional Election

Limited Atonement

Irresistible Grace

Perseverance of the Saints

The Olivet Discourse


What Did Jesus Say About

The End Times?

Mark 13


Fallen Condition Focus –There is a tendency to succumb to various deceptions in our eagerness for the Lord’s return. I. We must not be over-awed by the false permanence of…
Fallen Condition Focus – The world hates Jesus and that hatred fuels their persecution of his disciples. I. We must be on guard against those who hate Christ. II. We…
Fallen Condition Focus – There is confusion and ignorance about the coming of the Lord. I. We must know the mercy of Jesus from past fulfilled prophecy (vv. 14-23). II.…
Fallen Condition Focus – People get overly caught-up in worldly concerns. I. Because Jesus’ prophecy has been fulfilled, we must “stay awake” (vv. 28-31). II. Because Jesus’ prophecy has yet…

Gems from the Vault – Dr. O’s Series on Daniel!


Featured is Dr. O’s sermon series on Daniel 1-6. Dr. O stated concerning the study that Daniel contains “spiritual truths comforting and challenging for believers.” The messages are timeless and as important for us today as when preached in 1980.


Bob Ostenson - 13 January 1980

Daniel 1:8-16 - “Four Who Said ‘No’”

- Our decision in time of crisis – “Am I going to stand and be true to the Lord, or am I going to conform” to the world.

From Series: "Daniel - 1980 Dr. O Series"

Series preached by Dr. Robert J. Ostenson during the first few months of 1980 on Daniel.

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Site Update 13 March 2015

Site update 13 March 2015: I’ve been out of the net the last couple of months for personal reasons, but am coming back up soon. I preach this Sunday, Lord willing, so hope to have a new sermon to post. Plus, I’ve digitized 15 more of Dr. O’s sermons over the past few weeks that I’m sound editing and getting ready to post. Plan to put a focus posting of his sermon series on Daniel, which is phenomenal and speaks true to us today many years later. God bless!

Dr. Robert J. Ostenson Sermon Page

Just Launching – Dr. Robert J. Ostenson Sermon Page!!!

As a tribute to Dr. Robert J. Ostenson (“Dr. O“), a number of sermons are provided here that he preached in the 70s and 80s while he was the senior pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Montgomery, AL. I (Roger) am in the process of digitizing the cassettes my Dad collected many years ago (and has since listened to dozens of times) that contain these sermons. As I digitize and edit them for clarity I will publish them here. This is an ongoing project. As of today (15 June 2014), Dr. O’s first four sermons on the Ten Commandments have been posted. Stay tuned!

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This is a great site to find tons of good music. Artists (up and coming along with seasoned veterans) post full albums, compilations, EPs, and some singles. Lots of Christian music of many varieties among many other genres on this site. No catch! Enjoy! Sign up for their newsletter for new releases.