There will be no midweek service this week in preparation for our annual Bible Conference.
The scheduled speakers for the conference are:
Friday at 7 p.m. Don Bell and Bruce Crabtree
Saturday at 10 p.m. Don Fortner and Todd Nibert
Sunday at 10 p.m. Marvin Stalnaker and Greg Elmquist
There will be a meal served after the Saturday and Sunday services.
If your last name begins with the letters A-L please stay for cleanup on Saturday. If your last name begins with the letters M-Z please stay for cleanup on Sunday.
The scriptures make it abundantly clear that salvation is by God’s free grace in Christ. The good news of the gospel is that since salvation is by grace, there is no condition a sinner must meet in order to be saved. The Lord Jesus Christ met every condition required to save His people so that they would have salvation freely.
True religion is simple and unassuming, but it is more than a flat, lifeless, one-dimensional plane. True religion is a robust, living, multidimensional, spiritual landscape that flourishes within the heart of every believing sinner. True religion is both doctrinal and devotional—it is possessing spiritual knowledge that moves us to worship the Lord Jesus Christ. True religion is both instructive and inspiring—it teaches us the way of salvation and constrains us to walk in that way by faith alone. True religion involves facts and feelings—it impresses the historic record of the crucified Son of God upon the soul in such a transformative, life-changing way that it irresistibly compels the sinner to sorrow over sin and rejoice in God’s forgiveness. True religion involves both the head and the heart—it not only understands the gospel it loves the gospel. True religion is both seeing and speaking—it sees the glory of God shining in the face of Jesus Christ with the inner, unseen, invisible eyes of the heart and confesses him before men. True religion is both objective and subjective—it believes that God is gracious and experiences that grace in the salvation of the soul.
Pastor Frank Hall
Thinking About Tomorrow?
Believer how much time and energy do we put into thinking about tomorrow? How much confusion, fear and doubt is caused by our taking thought of what we are going to do, where we are going to be and how we are going to get there? Our Lord Jesus said we cannot add cubit to our statue by thinking about it! Then why do we not believe our Lord who told us “seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” (Matthew 6:33-34) Oh may God give us such grace as to keep us daily seeking only to be found in Christ. (2Peter 1:10) Let us walk by faith not trusting what we see or feel but rather trusting in Christ for all our acceptance with God. (Hebrews 10:38) And surely if God has given us the best gift of His Son, how then will he withhold any of the lesser necessities? (Romans 8:32)
Our sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Brother Dale Simpson, who the Lord called home this week. Dale was a loving husband to his wife Jackie, and a loving father and grandfather who earned the love and respect of his children and...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
THE EVIDENCE Someone may ask, “How can I know that God elected me to salvation?” The answer is simple: faith in Christ. God’s elect all have the same faith in Christ. (Titus 1:1, Eph. 4:5) Faith is the evidence of every...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
JUST AS I AM The religious world has robbed us of singing the song Just As I Am as often as we should by using the song as a way to draw people to the front of the church by playing on their emotions. They misuse the song but this is still...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
A CLEAR CONSCIENCE Everyone can attest that a guilty conscience is a relentless tormentor. We can’t find any peace of heart or mind when our conscience is tormenting us for our guilt over how we have sinned against God or man. That...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
AVOID BEING LUKEWARM When I was a boy my dad would often tell me, “A job worth doing is a job worth doing right”. He was teaching me to always give my best effort and never do a poor job if I could help it. I am so thankful for that...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
WHY DO I BELIEVE IN ELECTION People who do not know the Lord wonder why I believe in election. The answer is simple: because that is what the Bible says. Most people claim to believe that Jesus Christ came to save sinners. Why do we know that...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
UNDERSTANDING IMPUTATION Many people understand imputation like this: God imputes the righteousness of His Son to me so that I have a legal righteous standing before God even though I am not really righteous. Such a view is dishonoring to God!...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
SALVATION IN A LOOK Will you listen to me as I tell you one more time to look to Christ? Salvation for sinners is to be had in a look of faith. When I say look to Christ, I mean look to Christ in faith, believing that Christ is all it takes to...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
THE POPULAR VOTE Many people want to insist on the popular vote. That may be a good way to choose a student body president, but following the popular vote brings destruction to people spiritually. Noah stood in a vast minority while he...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
BE NOT AFRAID I have two great desires every time I preach. I desire that the Lord would be pleased to use the message to save His lost sheep and that He would comfort the hearts of His people. There is only one way both of those desires...[ abbreviated | read entire ]