The Old, Old Story I love the old, old story, Of our Lord's sov'reign grace.
Twas purposed eternally. Those chosen give Christ praise. This is for God's own glory; And spans all time and space. Tis salvation's sweet story, For those of Adam's race. The author of this story, Is the God of all grace.
All are sinners, ungodly; Tis what each man must face. The Lord made Himself surety. Alone He pled our case: Upon the cross of Calv'ry, The God-Man took our place. Eternal is this story. Christ freely loved His sheep. He bore the wrath twas due me; The death I should have reaped. In Christ I am completely, Accepted by His deeds; Redeemed me for His glory; In His love He will keep. By Gary Spreacker
Tune: The Church's One Foundation, #186
The law offends us because it tells us what to do; grace offends us even more because it tells us we can’t do anything!” - Copied
Sometimes God calms the storm...and sometimes He lets the storm rage, and calms his child. - Copied
WHICH ONE IS TELLING THE TRUTH?
Two men profess to believe the same thing. One is lying, and one is telling the truth. Is there a way that we can tell?
They both profess to be sinners. When they are confronted with their sin, one grows angry, and the other is broken-hearted. Which man really believes he is a sinner?
They both say they believe sovereign grace. One attends a church where grace is preached. The other attends a church where grace is not preached. Which one really believes grace?
They both say they want to see people saved. One is active in the promotion and spread of the Gospel. The other is not. Which one really desires to see people saved?
They both say they love to hear the Gospel preached. One is faithful in attendance. The other is sporadic. Which one really loves to hear?
They both profess to love Christ, One gives generously and sacrificially. The other merely gives if he has a little to spare. Which one really loves Christ?
Both of them say they love the church. One is always there. The other is occasionally there. Which one really loves the church?
They both say they hate sin. One fights and struggles against his sin, crying for grace to overcome it, The other is half-hearted at best in his battle with sin.
Which one really hates sin? Even so, faith, if it hath not works is dead, being alone. - Pastor Todd Nibert
“Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus (Acts 8:35).”ã€€ It does not matter where you begin in the word of God, the message is a Person. The Bible is “the record that God gave, of His Son (1 John 5:10).”
- Pastor Chris Cunningham
“…no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.”
There are two words in this verse of scripture that overwhelms the believer’s heart—and he. If not for these words then all would be excluded from ever knowing the God of all grace. The words and he could just as well be interpreted, ‘and the helpless sinner’ for the natural man is unable to know God apart from the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Adam secured, for every man, a gulf between God and man, which none but Christ could cross. We may imagine a god. We may worship a god with all sincerity. But unless the living God quickens the dead by his Spirit, giving life where there was no life, then we are like men groping about in darkness. The revelation of the triune God in the face of who we are and what we were, is the very reason why every true believer bows in complete submission ever thankful for God’s grace to helpless sinners.
– Pastor Clay Curtis
WHO CAN TAME THE TONGUE?
"The tongue can no man tame: it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison" (James 3:8). Obviously, no man can tame the tongue. I have tried to tame mine, and out come words of criticism, hurt, and self justification. But God can and does tame the tongue. I cannot tame my tongue, but I want my tongue to be tamed by the grace of God! Lord, tame my tongue, so that the words that come out of my mouth are true, gracious, kind, and encouraging. Somebody once said that everything that passes through our lips ought to go through these three checkpoints. (1) Is it true? (2) Is it necessary to say? (3) Is it kind? When, by the grace of God, our words go through those three checkpoints, we are speaking with a tamed tongue. Tamed by the grace of God
~ June 1, 2014 The Hope of the Gospel of GraceI plunged into the crimson flood That washes white as snow; And I looked at the Son of God, He satisfies, I know. .I kneeled down at the Savior’s feet. Like the women of old, I bathed His...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
May 25, 2014 Salvation is of the LordJonah 2:9He is the Lord of glory; the Lord of earth and sea.He is Lord eternally; the Lord who alone frees.All creation shall surely before Him bow the knee.He is the Lord most Holy who gave Himself for me.The...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
May 18, 2014 ã€€ Hymn for the Day His fingers formed the bough which grew The thorns that crowned His blood-stained head. The nails which pierced His hands were mined In secret places He designed. He made the forest whence there sprung The...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
May 4, 2014 The Precious Blood of Christ(1 Peter 1:19) O the precious blood of Christ - Far beyond all cost and price!Precious more than all the gold, and the wealth this world can hold!When those things all disappear, Jesus' blood will still be...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
April 27, 2014 And PeterI John 21: 1-17"Tell my disciples and PeterTo meet me in Galilee."So commands the risen Savior;"Tell the one who denied me."Peter said he would die with Him;Yet, said he, "I know Him not!"The cock crowed; our Lord...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
April 20, 2014 Church Website: sermonaudio.com/dleeb “Because Thou Sayest, I Am Rich”(Revelation 3:17) What makes mistaken men afraid of sovereign grace to preach!The reason is, if truth be said, because they are so rich.Why so...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
March 30, 2014 There will be a Men's Breakfast next Saturday morning. The dates for our Bible Conference this year are June 20-22nd. A Good Hope II Thessalonians2:16There yonder my Anchor's cast; 'Tis Jesus Christ my Lord.And I know that He...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
March 23, 2014 We will take the Lords Table tonight this blessed ordinance is for believers. See the Table Spread Before YouSee the Table spread before you, See the feast of Bread and Wine,These are emblems of the Savior, Tokens of His love...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
March 9, 2014 We will have a Fellowship Dinner today after Service. Everyone please stay. Welcome to our dear friend Pastor Bruce Crabtree who will be bringing the Message today. No Service Tonight. Hymn for the DayGod moves in a mysterious...[ abbreviated | read entire ]