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By: Lantana Grace Church | August 15, 2017

I see no reason to contradict and fuss with that professing Christian who insists that Christ has done no more for him than he did for Judas. Maybe the poor man is right. How can you contradict him if he is telling you the truth? I just take him at his word and leave it at that. But don’t imagine that Peter believed Christ did no more for him than he did for Judas. Both men had horrible falls into sin. One betrayed Christ and the other denied him. Christ left Judas to die in his sin and go to his own place – to hell. Christ made intercession for Peter and delivered him from what otherwise would have been a damnable fall. Ask Peter if Christ did more for him than he did for Judas. Ask any believer who has truly been taught of God and he will...

Category: Faith 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | July 25, 2017

“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.” (Jude 1:20-21)

Someone asked, “How can I avoid these times of depression, indifference and bad attitude toward others?”

First, there is no perfection in the flesh! While we do not approve of our infirmities, failures, evil thoughts, or backslidings, we are, nevertheless, aware of their source: the flesh. And, because of that, we are also aware of the fact that this conflict and warfare will be with us until death. However, the next time you are plagues with coldness of spirit, prolonged bad attitude, and a worldly spirit, check and see if you are not...

Category: Love 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | July 18, 2017

As we watch our nation in a religious and moral downgrade, which fills our hearts with sorrow, let us ever call to mind the words of the great apostle Paul, “Who maketh thee to differ,” and be very, very thankful to God that we are not a part of the church’s apostasy and this nation’s reprobation; that we have been snatched out of darkness and death and translated into the kingdom of light, the kingdom of God’s dear Son (Colossians 1:13). In our sorrow, let us be thankful, very thankful!

Look at the words John Newton has left us: “While we lament the growth and pernicious effects of infidelity, and see how wicked men wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived; what gratitude should fill our hearts to Him, who has called us out of the ...

Category: Thanksgiving 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | July 11, 2017

  1. Grace is always sovereign. “Therefore, hath He mercy on whom He will have mercy, and whom He will He hardeneth” (Romans 9:18).
  2. Grace is always free. “Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:24).
  3. Grace is always saving. “By grace are ye saved” (Ephesians 2:8).


God’s grace is not an offer up for man’s acceptance or rejection. His grace sovereignly, freely saves! We cannot believe grace without believing these three things regarding grace.

Todd Nibert

Category: Grace 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | July 04, 2017

A dear friend and I were talking about how blessed the gospel of Christ's grace was. I can't remember all the details we talked about. I suppose we talked about electing love and redeeming grace and how the Lord in tender mercy called us out of darkness with a call we could not resist, and has kept us till that very day, and refused to let us go. When saints get to talking about spiritual things they often talk about such subjects as these. When our discussion was almost over, my dear friend put the icing on the cake, as it were. "And one of the best things about this gospel," he said, "I can't mess it up!".

Jesus has finished the work, it is already done, so, "I can't mess it up". My sins have already been puni...

Category: Assurance 

Tags: Bruce Crabtree 

By: Lantana Grace Church | June 29, 2017

"Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith." (Hebrews 10:22)

Assurance of salvation and a saving interest in our Lord Jesus is not a feeling cultivated by thinking good thoughts and doing good deeds. Paul calls it "full assurance of faith." It has to do with faith, with believing God!

Assurance is born of confidence in the Father as our covenant God; "Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him."

Assurance is born of confidence in the Son as our just God and Saviour; "By His stripes we are healed."

Assurance is born of confidence in His promises; "Abraham was fully persuaded that what God had promised, He was able also to perform."

So your assurance of redemption is not enh...

Category: Assurance 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | June 20, 2017

Do yourself a favor… Do your soul to favor.. Avail yourself to every opportunity of hearing the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. God speaks to man through his word, he spoke to me; who knows, he may speak to you.

Scott Richardson

Category: Hearing 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | June 13, 2017

"Lord, what will you have me to do?" (Acts 9:6). This is Paul's question on the road where he met the sovereign Christ. It was not, what do I think is best for me? Or what will afford me the most pleasure and comfort? Or even what do other people do? But "Lord, what will YOU have me to do?"

In every case enable me, by Thy grace, to do what is pleasing in Thy sight and that which will bring glory to Thy name. Where we get in trouble is putting our wills and ways before His! It is not I but Christ, His gospel, His church, His kingdom, His glory, which must be considered. When this is settled "I" will fall in the right place and though the way may not be easy; in the end it will be pleasant. "In all thy ways a...

Category: Faith 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | June 01, 2017

The Gospel of God's grace in Christ Jesus is not a thing to be proved, but a truth to be believed. It is not submitted to our reasoning powers as a subject for critical examination. The Gospel is a message from God, addressed to the conscience, feelings, and affections. For this reason men fond of argument and proving everything by strictly logical deduction generally make very poor preachers. In the Scriptures, God does not argue. He proclaims!

Milton Howard

Category: Ministers 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | May 18, 2017

Many of you have sons and daughters that you often mention in your prayers, but never with hope. You have often thought that God has said of your son, “Ephraim is given to idols; let him alone;” the child of your affection has become an adder stinging your heart! Oh, then weep, I beseech you. Parents, do not leave off weeping for your children; do not become hardened towards them, sinners though they be; it may be that God may yet bring them to himself. It was but last church meeting that we received into our communion a young friend who was educated and brought up by a pious minister in Colchester. She had been there many years, and when she came away to London the minister said to her, “Now, my girl, I have prayed for you hundreds of time...

Category: Prayer 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | May 16, 2017

"Go home to thy friends and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee" (Mark 5:19). The Lord had shown great mercy to this poor sinner, setting him free from demons and from sin. Now He tells him to go home to his family and friends and be The Lord’s Witness.

Do not go home and begin to preach. Do not go home and take up the great doctrines of grace and expound them. Do not go home and strive to bring everyone to your views and beliefs. Do not go home and condemn all who do not see what you see. Go home and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you! Not what great things you have read or heard, but what great things you have experienced! This is the way to begin our witnessing.

There never is a more in...

Category: Ministers 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | May 11, 2017

T. T. Martin (pastor, missionary, and writer of the last century [1862-1939]) once said, “There aren’t many great sermons preached today. Preachers are bound by too many other things to be great preachers. They give more advice than a lawyer, visit more sick than a doctor, attend more meetings than a club-woman, shake more hands than a politician, teach more people than a professor, and use the other part of their time as errand boys. They are organizers, promoters, executives, and toast-masters – anything but prophets speaking for God to eternity-bound sinners. Preachers today are like the little boy, loaded down with books, who was asked, 'Son, where are you going?' ... 'I’m going to school.' 'What are you learning?' ... 'Nothing, I’m too...

Category: Ministers 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | May 09, 2017

God never “tries”; God does! Some speak of some other god who “wants” to save, some other jesus who is “trying” to save, yet he is frustrated by the sinner. They say their god has no hands but the sinner’s hands and no feet but the sinner’s feet. That is not the God of the Bible! But the God of the Bible does describe such men and their god, “They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place, and he standeth; from his place shall he not remove: yea, one shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his trouble” (Isaiah 46:7). Those saved by the sovereign and free grace of the one true and living God declare “Our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased” (Psalm 115:3).

Clay Curtis

Category: Sovereignty 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | April 25, 2017

“For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (II Corinthians 6:2).

It is one thing to "wait on the Lord” (Psalm 27:14) in matters of providence, trial, and decisions regarding our plans and purposes. But the command to repent and believe on Christ is in the imperative! It is "NOW is the accepted time, TODAY is the day of salvation." Someone may say, "But I want to be sure." You can be sure that you are a guilty sinner, that you have no ability to justify yourself before God, that God sent His Son to save, that He is a sufficient Saviour, and that not to believe this gospel is to make ...

Category: Salvation 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | April 11, 2017

In order to get to Heaven we must be as good as God, perfect in all things, perfect in heart, perfect in thought, perfect in works, perfectly holy. But no person is perfect. We are all sinful. We are all corrupt. Is there no hope for us? Must we all perish in our sins in an eternal Hell? NO! Blessed be the Lord our God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, He has made a way to make fallen, sinful, depraved sinners perfect, perfectly holy, and perfectly accepted. Every person who is in Christ is perfect in Him and will be presented to the Father in that last day, "Holy and unblameable and unreproveable in His sight." This is the final result of Christ’s redeeming work. It is not the result of anything in us, or anything done by us. ...

Category: Redemption 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | March 02, 2017

What a mass of wickedness is hereabouts; what tens of thousands in this immediate neighborhood who know nothing of God. Here is a city with very nearly three millions of inhabitants; it is not a city but an empire in itself. What shall we do when we are on our knees. I confess I have sometimes found myself utterly unable to express my desires in prayer to God for this city. When you once get a notion of its sin, its infamy, its dens, its innumerable missionaries teaching Satanic doctrines, its multitudes of men and women whose likelihood it is to ensnare the simple ones, it is an awful burden to carry before God, you cannot pray for London except in sighs and groans. Good old Roby Flockhart, who stood for many years in the streets of Edinbu...

Category: Prayer 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | February 07, 2017

This is a command. “Be ye thankful” (Colossians 3:15). In another place Paul said, “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (I Thessalonians 5:18). Being thankful is not being thankful because things could be worse. Being thankful is being thankful because things could not be better! If God really is sovereign, whatever happens is best because He is in control of it. It may bring joy, it may bring sorrow. But whatever it brings, it is best. Whether our hearts are bubbling over with joy or breaking in sorrow, we are thankful. Whatever He does is best! We may not understand how it is best, but we do believe it is best. Therefore we are thankful!

Todd Nibert

Category: Thanksgiving 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | February 02, 2017

One of the most dreadful things I have ever witnessed was talking to an ungodly man just a few hours before he died. I asked him if he was afraid. His answer to me was, “No.” He died a few hours later with a calm conscience. This poor soul was on the very verge of eternity without one ounce of a God given hope and yet his conscience was calm.

What God refuses to do for some men here, that is, to awaken the conscience out of it’s gross ignorance, He will suffer the torments of hell to do yonder. The rich man fared sumptuously every day and may well have lived with a calm conscience - and died with one too. But as soon as the flame of hell touched him he knew he was in trouble. That poor man I was talking to, I fear, suffered the same fat...

Category: Assurance 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | January 19, 2017

In our latter years . . . there is a keener sense of sin! Older believers are more aware of the NATURE of sin than the acts and deeds of sin. Attitude and spirit occupy the mind more than the acts and deeds.

In our latter years . . . our prayers begin to change. There is less asking and more thanksgiving . . . less petition and more praise. We do, however, ask things for our children, but our needs are different than theirs.

In our latter years . . . there is a clearer understanding of the FRAILTY OF LIFE. It is more difficult to think of death when we are young, but when this flesh begins to crumble and the keepers of the house tremble, the strong men bow themselves, we begin to think more and more of our house not made with hands.

Henry Maha...

Category: Prayer 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | January 17, 2017

When God moves in salvation, He lays hold of a sinner and makes him a preacher. He lays hold of another sinner and makes him a hearer. He puts a message in the preacher, and gives him the ability to preach it. He puts faith in the hearer, and gives him the ability to believe it. And when the transaction is finished, ALL parties give God ALL the glory for ALL of it! The preacher cries: “Salvation is of the Lord!” The hearer cries: “Salvation is of the Lord!” The preacher takes no credit for the message! The hearer takes no credit for believing the message! They both in complete agreement say: “To God be the glory, great things He hath done!”

Gabe Stalnaker

Category: Salvation 

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