Oct 11-13 Millsite Baptist Church, Cottageville, WV
Oct 18-20 College Grove Grace Church, College Grove, TN
Oct 25-27 Grace Baptist Church, Lewisville, AR
Nov 1-3 Bethel Baptist Church, Spring Lake, NC
IF SALVATION IS BY GOD’S GRACE
If salvation is by God’s grace then salvation has to be by God’s unconditional election not man’s choice. The only way a sinner will choose salvation on God’s terms is if God first gives him a new nature.
If salvation is by God’s grace then salvation has to be the work of Christ alone and man’s works don’t contribute anything to salvation. Righteousness can only come by Christ’s obedience to the law and not the sinner’s attempt to keep it.
If salvation is by God’s grace then God must keep His people without any help from them. Sinners who are saved by grace without their works don’t keep themselves saved by their works. They must be “kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (I Peter 1:5)
Salvation by grace without our works, either before or after conversion, is the only way a sinner can ever be saved.
THAT’S NOT FAIR
“That’s not fair,” is a statement that you would expect to hear from a child on a school playground. It is also a statement that we have come to expect to hear on the playground of man’s free-will works religion. But the enlightened soul knows that “fair” would find us all in hell suffering under the wrath, judgment and justice of God. I don’t want what’s fair. I don’t want what I have coming. I don’t want what I deserve. I want mercy. I am so thankful that God is not fair. The sovereign God of scripture is discriminating. God distinguishes some from others. It is lawful, it is right, for God to do what He wills with His own. (Matthew 20:15) God has mercy, but it is on whom He will have mercy. God will show compassion, but only on those whom He chooses to do so. Is the redemption of some and the passing over of others fair? It’s more than fair, it is right, it is just, making salvation a gracious act of God’s mercy. To those who cry, “That’s not fair, the scripture replies, “Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? (Rom. 9:20) Child of God, thank the Lord for His sovereign, saving, discriminating and distinguishing grace found in Christ Jesus. You will never have to worry about God being fair.
Pastor David Eddmenson
1Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
O how we need to learn to cast “all” our care upon Christ, not just the ones we consider big ones, but all of them. I have learned over the years that any care is too big for me and the sooner I cast them on Him, the sooner my burden is lifted. Let us never forget, “he careth for you.” I believe He proved His care for us at Calvary when he bore our sins in His body on the tree. (1Peter 2:24)
Pastor John Chapman
Neither salvation nor sanctification is in any way a cooperative effort. When Peter was sinking beneath the waves, he didn’t say, “Lord, nothing is going to happen today that you and I together can’t handle.” He said, “Lord, save me.”
HOW CAN A SINNER BE JUSTIFIED? Job asked the age old question, “How should a man be just with God?” (Job 9:2) No man could ever answer that question correctly so God gave us the answer in His Word. No sinner can be justified...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE It sometimes shocks me how much the world has changed since I was a boy. Our country has departed from many of the values that used to be the bedrock of society. Some of those changes have been good but many have not.
Redeemer’s Grace Church in Sellersburg, IN (formerly Louisville, KY) where Fred Evans pastors is building a new building. I would like for us to send a gift to help with the construction costs. If you would like to help please mark your...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
A TRUE HEART There are several things I constantly beg from God for this congregation and for myself. One of them is a true heart. I don’t want to just know some things about Christ. I want to KNOW Christ. I want to know Christ so that I...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
WILL GOD SAVE MY CHILDREN? Of course the answer to that question is I don’t know. I pray the Lord will be merciful but I don’t know if He will or not. Mercy is God’s to give and God’s to withhold. However, the Word...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
THE DAY OF PENTECOST There is no doubt a great miracle happened on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2. The Holy Spirit came in like a mighty rushing wind and cloven tongues like as fire appeared upon each of them. Men were able to speak in...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Our midweek service this week will be on Thursday when Pastor Marvin Stalnaker of Katy Baptist church will be bringing the message. Our young adult classes for ages 18-30 will be this week from Monday to Wednesday beginning at 7:00 p.m. each...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
I am preaching today at Grace Baptist Church of Danville where Don Fortner pastors. We welcome our dear friend Bob Coffey who will be bringing both of the messages today. The Lord willing we will observe the Lord’s Table on Wednesday....[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Our young adult classes for those aged 18-30 will be held July 29-31. Pastor Marvin Stalnaker from Katy Baptist Church in Fairmont, WV will be here to preach for us that week on Thursday Aug. 1. ***** The Lord gives His people an opportunity to...[ abbreviated | read entire ]