There will be a church dinner next Sunday, June 26th to celebrate Andrea Morgan’s 60th birthday and Janet Tate’s 50th birthday. Sign up sheets for food are in the vestibule.
Every child of God is very interested in forgiveness. We should be very interested in forgiveness because we are great sinners. Believers love to hear the gospel cry that there is forgiveness of sin in the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ (Eph. 1:7).
Those who are forgiven must also be interested in being forgiving. From time to time a brother or sister will offend us. What should we do in that situation? Forgive them (Eph 4:32). We may have to give up some right or cast aside some pride, but do what it takes to forgive. We are to forgive as Christ our Savior has forgiven us. “Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye” (Col. 3:13). It cost the Lord Jesus Christ His life to forgive my sin. Then I should be willing to sacrifice something of my own feelings and pride to forgive someone else.
Regeneration makes no alteration on the flesh, but the spirit. There is nothing in the flesh made holy. And there is nothing in the spirit left unholy.
“Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;” (2 Corinthians 1:10)
Our Lord has already saved us!... "Who delivered us from so great a death”! Our Lord saves us every day!... "and doth deliver"! One day our Lord will physically come back, and eternally save us!... "in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us”!
But, the emphasis of our salvation is not WHEN... It's WHO! ("WHO delivered us")... (In WHOM we trust")! We are not saved on a DAY, we are saved on a PERSON! We don't cling to a DAY, we cling to a PERSON! If God ever opens a sinner's eyes to see his own sin; for the rest of his days on this earth he will continually cry with the apostle Paul: "O wretched man that I am!" And he will continually cry with the apostle Peter: "Lord, save me"!
Pastor Gabe Stalnaker
Many are confused when we try to distinguish between Christ and doctrine. They always stress the importance of doctrine and that you cannot know Christ without doctrine. I agree that you cannot know Christ without the scriptures, but what you call doctrine may not be the scriptures. Also, even if you know the scriptures, there is still a need for this vital distinction. The Pharisees knew the scriptures, but refused Him of Whom the scriptures teach (John 5:39-40). So, of course, we make vital distinction between merely knowing doctrine and knowing the Son of God. The question is not, “do you believe in the doctrines?” But, “do you believe on the Son of God?”
Pastor Chris Cunningham
If you persist in working with the hope of being saved by your working you are going down a dead-end street. You are running after a plan which God has declared He will never accept. “By the deeds of the law shall no flesh be justified in His sight.” Your flesh or mine, it makes no difference!
A special thank you to our teachers and all of our volunteers who worked so hard to give us a profitable and enjoyable week of Bible School. I am thankful for our teachers who so diligently teach God’s Word (Deut. 6:7). Lets all pray that...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
We rejoice with Lindy Simpson who confessed Christ her Savior in believer’s baptism on Wednesday. If the Lord has revealed Himself to anyone else who wishes to be baptized, please let me know. ***** Vacation Bible School for ages 4...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Our sincere sympathy is extended to Michelle Simpson in the recent death of her brother, Scott David Hall. ***** Our Bible School for ages 4 through high school will be held here at the church from June 8-10 from 9:30 a.m. to noon....[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Our sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Bill Bartram who passed away last week. ***** HE MUST INCREASE, BUT I MUST DECREASE – John3:30 The key to a right relationship with God is found in this statement: “He must increase,...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
HERESY But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets. (Act 24:14) The word heresy means a choice. So someone...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
You must BE born again Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again. (John 3:7) It is no marvel that our Lord told Nicodemus that all sinners must be born again. We are dead in sin so it is obvious that we must be born again. We...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
HAVE YOU SEEN THE LORD? No sinner can be saved until he sees the Lord by faith. Many people claim to be saved, but I question whether or not they have truly seen Christ in faith. If you wonder whether or not you have seen the Lord, let me...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
***** SALVATION IS ALL OF GRACE Every believer of every generation knows that salvation is all of God’s grace. Salvation must be by grace because all men are lost in sin and cannot do anything to please the holy God. All of salvation must...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The One Who Intercedes The sin of a believer has been completely put away by the sacrifice of our great Substitute, the Lord Jesus Christ. The sin of a believer has been completely removed so that God says His elect are righteous. However,...[ abbreviated | read entire ]