1. Praise the blessed Name of Jesus, Prophet, Priest and reigning King; Bow before the mighty Sovereign, Unto Him our praises bring. Hallelujah, He’s our Savior, Let our thanks to Him ascend; Trust Him only for salvation, Jesus Christ the sinner’s Friend.
2. Praise the blessed Name of Jesus, Who upon Mount Calvary; Shed His blood to save His people, Died to set the captives free. Let the ransomed sing His praises, Till we see Him face to face; Then throughout the endless ages, Praise Him for His love and grace.
Today’s Speaker: Brother Jim Casey will conduct the 11:00 am service today. Pray for him as he delivers God’s word.
Television Broadcast: Our Reign of Grace Television program is being broadcast on WFXL Fox 31, Channel 4. The program will air every Sunday morning at 11 AM.
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I believe God is sovereign in creation, providence and salvation. "Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did He in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places" (Ps. 135:6).
I believe God, before the world began, chose a people in Christ unto salvation, a choice of unconditional grace. "God hath from the beginning chosen you unto salvation" (2 Th. 2:13).
I believe that the eternal Son of God "was manifest in the flesh" (1 Ti. 3:16) to "save His people" (Matt. 1:21).
I believe that by His substitutionary death, Christ satisfied every demand of justice for His chosen ones thereby obtaining "eternal redemption" (Heb. 9:12).
I believe that even as the sins of God’s elect were imputed to Christ so His justifying righteousness has been imputed to His people (2 Co. 5:21).
I believe Christ died so that God might be "a just God and a Savior" (Isaiah 45:21). I believe Christ "was raised again for our justification" (Romans 4:24) and is exalted, Lord over all (Acts 2:36).
I believe God’s elect, like all mankind, are born spiritually dead in sin and the Holy Spirit, using the gospel, gives them life (James 1:18) thereby making them willing to be saved (Psalm 110:3) by "grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus" (Romans 3:24).
I believe those who are effectually called to Christ, repent of their dead works, believe on Him and are kept eternally safe. "They shall never perish" (John 10:28).
I believe God’s purpose of redemption will be consummated when Christ returns, gathers His people to Himself and presents each one, body and soul, "faultless, before the presence of His glory" (Jude 1:24).
I believe salvation, in its entirety, is of the Lord (Jonah 2:9).
I believe all things fulfill the purpose of God and give Him glory. "For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to Whom be glory for ever. Amen" (Romans 11:36).
--- Pastor Jim Byrd
I KNOW THE WAY
Sometimes the most profound wisdom can be stated in the simplest way. One of our brethren was talking to another brother, one who is older in age and older in the faith. They were talking about doubts with which we as believers are plagued throughout our Christian life. Doubt (even unbelief) is that sin that so easily clings to us, entangles and hinders us, in the life and walk of faith (Heb. 12:1). The only remedy is to run the race of grace with endurance “looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith” (Heb. 12:2). We who know Christ also know that it is by His will, grace, and power alone, not our own, that we persevere in the faith. In their conversation, the younger brother asked the older one, ―Do you ever think you are lost, that you are not saved?‖ The older believer replied, ―Yes, I sometimes in moments of doubt do think such thoughts, but I always come back to this – I CAN’T BE LOST BECAUSE I KNOW THE WAY.‖ Brethren, we will be plagued with sins of doubt and unbelief throughout our life here on earth, but the simple fact is this – IF WE KNOW CHRIST, WE KNOW THE WAY, AND IF WE KNOW THE WAY, WE CANNOT BE LOST. Christ is “the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE” (John 14:6) for His people. HE is the way of grace, for salvation is all of the sovereign grace of God in HIM, the Godman/Mediator. He is the way of the cross, for His blood cleanses us from all sin. He is the way of righteousness, for His righteousness imputed is our complete justification before God. He is the way of spiritual life and faith, for believing and resting in Him and His finished work, we walk in the light of His glory and truth. Christ is the only way and the sure way of salvation and final glory. Looking to and following Him, we cannot be lost!