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By: Lantana Grace Church | January 21, 2020

Mark 5:19 “Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord has done for thee.”

These were the words of the Lord to the man who had been possessed by a legion of demons. The Lord had cast them out, and now the man wanted to go with the Lord as He was leaving. But the Lord told him to go back to his friends and give them the Gospel message: The great things He has done. Most of what goes under the name of preaching is the great things He will do if…. That does my soul no good because I know where that will go. In reality, that is a message of salvation by works. Christ will do this if you do something that will obligate Him to respond. The message of the Gospel is what He has done! He did not say, “It will be finished if….” but...

Category: Redemption 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | January 14, 2020

We find God’s purpose in choosing some to salvation and passing by others in Romans 9:11: "(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)". God chooses whom he will, not based on any good or evil in us. He did so to declare that salvation is not of our works but of God that calleth, “For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy” (Romans 9:15-16). By sovereign grace, God chose a multitude in Christ, blessed us with all blessings...

Category: Sovereignty 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | January 07, 2020

I left the pulpit one night and a fellow asked me, “Do you believe the law to be a believer’s rule of life?” He seemed surprised when I told him I did not. His very next question was, “How do you know how to live?” I told him immediately that I lived just as the Apostle Paul, “The life that I now live, I live by the faith of the Son of God” (Galatians 2:20). This was the rule of life for Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Abel and all others who have nothing but Jesus Christ to live upon. Someone would say, “You mean you live as you want to?” I wish I could: I would be filled with the Spirit, I would never sin again, all my motives would be pure, and I would be delivered from the body of this death. Oh, I wish I could live just like I want to. The ...

Category: Faith 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | December 31, 2019

Isaiah 42:4 "He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law."

The same people who say Christ died for everybody, will also say that ninety percent of the people He died for, are not, nor will not be saved. How can you trust your soul to a failure? You would not trust your car to a mechanic that had a success rate of ten percent. I know you would not trust your life in the hands of a surgeon who lost ninety percent of their patients. Truth is, they are not trusting anyone but themselves. It’s their will and their works that they are trusting. For them, it’s not the sacrifice that saves but rather their acceptance of the sacrifice that saves.

Our Christ; “after H...

Category: Assurance 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | December 24, 2019

To believe God is no small thing! It is the evidence of a heart reconciled unto God; it is the proof of our being weaned from our own works and deeds; it is a clear sign of the true conviction of sin; it is honoring to Christ, our only Redeemer; it is the essence of true worship; and it is the root of sincere obedience.”

Henry Mahan

Category: Faith 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | December 17, 2019

A baby does not have to be taught how to cry for momma. A baby has a natural instinct to cry when something is wrong. A baby also does not have to be taught to have a “hurt cry” or a “hungry cry”. The baby just cries out of need and momma instinctively knows her baby’s cry.

This is the way a child of God cries out to our Father. Our cries for mercy, grace, help, or comfort do not have to be intelligent cries with wonderful reasons given that will cause our Heavenly Father to hear us. All a child of God has to cry is “Abba, Father” and our Father knows just exactly what we need.

Frank Tate

Category: Faith 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | December 10, 2019

We measure distance by time. We are apt to say that a certain place is so many hours from us. If it is a hundred miles off, and there is no railroad, we think it a long way; if there is a railway, we think we can be there in no time. But how near must we say heaven is? — for it is just one sigh, and we get there. Why, our departed friends are only in the upper room, as it were, of the same house. They have not gone far off; they are upstairs, and we are down below.

Charles Spurgeon

Category: Hope 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | December 03, 2019

I hear many people talk about God having a plan for our lives. I hear others speak of God having a plan of salvation. The nature of the word "plan" subtly destroys the sovereignty of God and the helplessness of man. God does not "plan" anything. The sovereign God PURPOSES everything.

A plan (like a blueprint) is something that someone else can carry out and put into being. Salvation is not God’s plan that man must make effectual by his obedience. Salvation is what God purposed to do for His people by the obedience and sacrifice of His Son and what Christ the Savior has fully accomplished for His people. “The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so sh...

Category: Sovereignty 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | November 26, 2019

Quite some time ago a man asked a question to one of our brethren concerning this congregation. He said: “Is anybody getting saved down there?” Depending on what denomination a person attends, that means: have you gotten anybody to speak in tongue’s yet?, or have you gotten anybody to get baptized yet?, or some other thing that religion tries to get men and women to do.

Salvation is not in what we can get men and women to do. Salvation is in what Christ has already done! The terminology of a believing child of God is NOT: “I got saved”, but “Christ saved me!” Usually a man who “gets saved” will get lost after a while. But if God the Spirit ever reveals to a sinner that salvation is not his choice - God the Father chose to give him to Christ ...

Category: Election 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | November 19, 2019

The Lord Jesus Christ came into this world to save his people from their sins. The blessed good news of the gospel is that he did what he came to do. With his own blood he entered once into the holy place, “having obtained eternal redemption for us!”

Don Fortner

Category: Redemption 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | November 12, 2019

I use my phone to broadcast our services ‘live’, and last Wednesday night, about an hour or so after the service, I discovered that my phone was still on ‘live recording.’ All of my private conversations were heard by whomever was still listening. As you would, I carefully thought back on all that was said; fearful of having said something I shouldn’t have. Then the thought occurred to me, ‘we should talk in private as if everyone were listening. We should talk to each other and talk about (or not talk about) each other as if everyone were listening. And we should act in private like everyone is watching. Someone is listening and watching; HE Who matters most. . . our Lord. “There is not a word in my tongue, but lo, O LORD, Thou knowest it ...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | November 05, 2019

The true believer has conflict with the religious world. The greatest enemies of Christ have always been those who boasted of their knowledge of God. It was in the synagogue that the death of Christ was plotted. It was in the cathedrals that the reformers were tried and burned. It is in the churches and the seminaries that the gospel of grace is denied.

Henry Mahan

Category: Christ's Death 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | October 29, 2019

O the wonder, the glory and beauty of God’s Word. It’s beyond our ability to fully understand and appreciate. But we marvel at what we do understand. God uses many things to describe His Word: everyday, ordinary, yet wonderful and necessary things. He likens His Word to things such as: Light, Bread, Milk, Honey, Meat, Fire, Water, Hammer, Sword, Plough, Seed, Rain, Dew, Treasure, Gold, Net, Mirror, a Kiss! All this and more is God’s Word for His people.

Paul Mahan

Category: Hearing 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | October 22, 2019

Faith is necessary for salvation. But we do not look to our faith to save us; rather, in faith, we look to Christ. Repentance is necessary for salvation. But we do not look to our repentance to save us; rather, in repentance, we turn to Christ. There are graces which God works in us as He saves us. But these graces are never to be the object of our trust, confidence, or hopeful gaze. All the graces God gives us in salvation are to be used to look to, turn to, appreciate, and lay hold of Christ, who is our salvation!

Joe Terrell

Category: Grace 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | October 15, 2019

Mark 9:24 "Lord, I believe; help Thou mine unbelief”

I really believe that Christ is all in salvation and yet I constantly look within for evidences of salvation. I really believe that God is sovereign and yet I worry and complain. I really believe that God is the first cause of all things, yet I can harbor anger and resentment. I really desire likeness to Christ, yet I still have a desire for sin. Why these contradictions? Because I have two natures - the nature of the first birth and the nature of the second birth. One that always believes; one thatnever believes. One that always sins, one that never sins. These two natures operating in my one consciousness. Hence my cry, “Lord, I believe, help Thou mine unbelief.”

Todd Nibert

Category: Faith 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | October 08, 2019

John 13:13 “Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.”

I question today’s easy believism which obligates God but does not glorify God; which designates Jesus Christ as Saviour but denies Him His Lordship. Rolfe Barnard used to say, “Don’t talk to me so much about your Saviour, but tell me who your Lord is. SOMEBODY IS YOUR LORD! Whoever your Lord is, his servant you are!”

What do we say to our generation? “Accept Jesus as your Saviour?” It’s hard to find anyone who HAS NOT already done that! Or do we say, “Cease from self and bow to the claims of the Lord Jesus Christ?” It is hard to find anyone who HAS done that! Christ will be LORD OF ALL!

Henry Mahan

Category: Sovereignty 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | October 01, 2019

Mark 8:36 "...and lose his own soul."

No man can describe the loss of the soul as he should. No man can paint this dreadful picture in its true colors. You and I will never fully understand what it means to lose one's soul until we pass through the valley of death and wake up in eternity. Then, and not until then, shall we know the value of the soul. The value of things will change greatly in that day. The hour is coming when money, bank notes, and bonds will be worth no more than waste paper. The day is coming when our diamonds, silver, and gold, will be as dust in the streets. The day will dawn when houses and lands will be as worthless as a child's worn out toys. In that day the fame, honor, and glory of this world will be worth...

Category: Salvation 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | September 24, 2019

I am always frustrated to hear “soul winners” tell people, “Let God be Lord of your life.” My friend, you can’t make God the Lord of your life anymore than you can make water wet. Water is wet because that is the nature of water. God is King of kings. He is Lord of all because that is His nature. The only thing sinners like us can do is beg God the King to save us by His grace.

Frank Tate

Category: Sovereignty 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | September 17, 2019

“Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30). There are other important questions. Who is God? What is He like? What is my state before Him? But none are more important than the question of the Philippian jailor: “What must I do to be saved?” Notice what he did not ask: what must I do to save myself? But, “What must I do to be saved?” Paul answered his question, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” Then he went on to speak unto him, “The Word of the Lord.” He told him who the Lord Jesus Christ is, what He did, and where He is now! I recently heard a preacher say to his congregation (and I have heard this many times), turn from your sins and trust Christ. While we ought to turn from our sins and never sin again – ...

Category: Salvation 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | September 10, 2019

I Thessalonians 4:1 "Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more."

I ought to love my God and Savior with all my heart, soul and strength. I ought to love my neighbor as much as I love myself. I ought to prefer my brothers and sisters so much over myself, that I would die for them. I ought to pray more. I ought to study the scriptures more. I ought to love my wife, children and grandchildren more. I ought to think on my Savior more and share His Gospel with others more. I ought to complain less and praise more. I ought to bow to all things providential. I ought to forgive more. I ought to walk and...

Category: Love 

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