The price of redemption is so high God will never allow it to be wasted. Christ must shed His blood to redeem His people.The Father will not allow one drop of that precious blood to be wasted.The Lord Jesus Christ is so sufficient if He died for you, NOTHING will be able to make you lose that salvation.
OBJECTS OF GRACE
I am not able to find one example in scripture of the Savior refusing a beggar. I cannot find one example in scripture of the Savior not having compassion on the sick or the heart broken.May the Lord be pleased to teach us that we are mercy beggars and sin sick, and give us a broken heart so that we may be objects of His grace.
God is not made of many parts that combine to make the whole. He is not part gracious, part just, part merciful, part sovereign. No, he is 100% gracious, He is 100% just, he is 100% merciful, He is 100% sovereign. In every one of His most excellent attributes He is 100%. God is not compound – God is simple. He is not a mixture of things that come together to make God. We see Him too human if we see Him any other way.
Pastor Todd Nibert
HOW WAS JESUS CHRIST MADE OF GOD TO BE SIN FOR US?
How was Jesus Christ made of God to be sin for us? – Even so as if Himself had committed all our sins; that they were as really charged upon Him as if Himself had been the actor and committer of them all. “He hath made Him to be sin”, not only as a sinner, but as sin itself. Some, indeed, will not have Jesus Christ our Lord to be made sin for us. Their wicked reasons think this to be wrong judgment in the Lord. It seems, supposing that because they cannot imagine how it should be, therefore God, if He does it, must do it at His peril, and must be charged with doing wrong judgment, and so things that become not His heavenly Majesty. But against this duncish sophistry we set Paul and Isaiah, the one telling us still, “The Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all” and the other that, “God hath made Him to be sin for us.”
But these men, as I suppose, think it enough for Christ to die under that notion only, not knowing nor feeling the burden of sin and the wrath of God due thereto. These make Him as senseless in His dying, and as much without reason, as a silly sheep or goat, who also died for sin, but so as in name, in show, in shadow only. They felt not the proper weight, guilt and judgment of God for sin. But thou, sinner, who art so in thine own eyes, and who feelest guilt in thine own conscience, know thou that Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God in flesh, was made to be sin for thee, or stood sensibly guilty of all thy sins before God, and bare them in His own body upon the cross.
God charged our sins upon Christ and that in their guilt and burden. What remaineth but the charge was real or feigned? If real, then He hath either perished under them, or carried them away from before God. If they were charged but feignedly, then did He but feignedly die for them, then shall we have but feigned benefit by His death, and but a feigned salvation at last – not to say how this cursed doctrine chargeth God and Christ with hypocrisy, the one in saying, He made Christ to be sin; the other in saying that He bare our sin; when, in deed and in truth, our guilt and burden never was really upon Him.
Pastor Mike Walker and I are scheduled to preach in Merida, Mexico this morning and again on Wednesday evening. The Wednesday. evening service will be broadcast via live stream at 8 p.m. at mensajedegracia.com. Dale Simpson and John Chapman will...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
AM I MY BROTHER’S KEEPER? When Cain asked the Lord, “Am I my brother’s keeper” (Gen 4:9), he was trying to shift blame for his guilt in murdering his brother. Let us never be guilty of doing what Cain did. Yes...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Thank you for you kindness and generosity to Janet and me over the holiday season and all year long. I thank our God to be the pastor of and a member of this congregation. ***** As we begin this new year I thank God for His manifold mercies to...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Our sincere sympathy is extended to Sandy Dennison. Our Lord called her husband Roy home last week. Roy will be greatly missed. ***** DO YOU CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS? Do I celebrate Christmas? If you mean do I celebrate December 25th as the...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Our mid-week service this week is moved to Thursday, Dec. 10th when pastor Todd Nibert will be preaching for us. ***** Next Sunday, Dec. 13th we will have a church dinner to celebrate Alexis Baldwin’s 10th birthday. ***** THE...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
God is sovereign so if God saves anyone it isn’t because God had to save them. God is sovereign so if God saves any sinner it is because God chose to save them by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. ***** Our...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The Lord willing we will observe the Lord’s Table on Wednesday. ***** We plan to have a church dinner on Sunday, December 13 to celebrate Alexis Baldwin’s 10th birthday. ***** A person is not saved because we come to understand all...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
KEEP LOOKING TO CHRIST I recently watched the running of a marathon on television. The elite runners all stayed together for the first 18 miles, seemingly without an extraordinary amount of effort. Then the race began in earnest. In those...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
For those who like to plan well in advance we have a conference scheduled for April 15-17, 2016. Scheduled speakers are Chris Cunningham, David Eddmenson, Don Fortner, Todd Nibert, Gabe Stalnaker, and Mike Walker. ***** DON’T FORSAKE...[ abbreviated | read entire ]