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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...

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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 – ...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | August 20, 2019

Numbers 23:21: “He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel”

Every son of Adam is nothing but sin. If we are honest, all we see in ourselves is sin. Then why does God, who sees everything exactly as it is, say that He doesn’t see iniquity in His people? Because HE TOOK THE SIN OF HIS PEOPLE AWAY IN CHRIST. Christ was made sin for His people in such reality that there is no sin left in them – Christ took it all away. The sacrifice of Christ for the sin of His people put their sin away so completely, in such current reality, that there is no iniquity left in them. The Father does not behold iniquity in His people because there is no sin to see – Christ has taken it all away and removed it by the blood of H...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | August 06, 2019

Romans 5:14 "Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come."

Infants, dying in infancy, the Spirit of God tells us have not sinned “after the similitude of Adam’s transgression.” They, like all the human race, sinned in our father Adam. But God the Holy Ghost tells us plainly – “The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father” (Ezekiel 18:20). It is obvious then that dying infants, having committed no offence of their own, are chosen, redeemed, and born again by the grace of God, and must be saved.

These, is equally obvious, will constitute the great bulk of Christ’s kingd...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | October 09, 2018

The Lord Jesus is never fully valued until sin is clearly seen. A man must know something of the depth and malignity of his disease in order to love, honor, and appreciate the dear Savior.

Scott Richardson

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By: Lantana Grace Church | August 30, 2018

True salvation is not to be found through the mere reception of any creed, however true or scriptural. Mere 'head notion' is not the road to heaven. "You must be born again," means a great deal more than that you must believe certain dogmas.

The study of the Bible cannot save you! You must press beyond this; you must come to the living, personal Christ, or else your acceptance of the soundest creed cannot avail for the salvation of your soul. Salvation lies in Jesus only!

John 5:39-40 "You search the Scriptures because you believe they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me! Yet you refuse to come to Me so that I can give you this eternal life."

Charles Spurgeon

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By: Lantana Grace Church | March 29, 2018

The good news from heaven to lost sinners, that glorious gospel of salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ, is not a message of God’s hopeful expectation to save, but of a salvation purposed and accomplished. It is not a message of Jesus Christ knocking at the door of the sinner’s heart, hoping to gain an entrance, but of His determination and ability to give a new heart to whom He will. It is not a message of the Holy Spirit striving with the sinner’s natural will, hoping to influence him to decide for Jesus, but of His purpose and ability to make sinner’s willing, causing them to flee to the Lord Jesus Christ (See II Timothy 1:9; Psalm 110:3; John 17:2; Isaiah 53:11).

Maurice Montgomery

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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 ...

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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

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By: Lantana Grace Church | May 26, 2016

God does not say "when I see your faith," or "when I see your believing," or "when I see your experience," or "when I see your baptism," or "when I see your graces," but "When I see the blood."


Milton Howard

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By: Lantana Grace Church | May 12, 2016

Christ did not die in vain. I have heard of a theology which, in its attempt to extol the efficacy of Christ’s death, virtually deprives it of any certain efficiency; the result of the atonement is made to depend entirely upon the will of man, and so is left to hap-hazard. Our Lord, according to certain teachers, might or might not see of the travail of His soul. I confess that I do not believe in this random redemption, and I wonder that any persons can derive comfort from such teaching. I believe that the Son of God could not possibly have come into the world in the circumstances in which He did come, and could not have died as He did die, and yet be defeated and disappointed. He died for those who believe in Him, and these shall live, ye...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | May 10, 2016

I do not believe in a redemption which did not redeem, nor in an atonement which did not atone; but I do believe in Him who died in vain for none, but will effectually save His own church and His own sheep for whom He laid down His life. To Him we will all render praise, for He was slain, and He has redeemed us unto God by His blood out of every kindred and people and nation.

Charles Spurgeon

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By: Lantana Grace Church | May 05, 2016

What is it about your own miserable works and doings that you think you could please God more than the sacrifice of His Own Son?

Martin Luther (1483-1546)

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By: Lantana Grace Church | April 22, 2016

We must be very clear in telling the sinner that there is no hope for him anywhere else but in Christ. Nine out, of ten of the arrows in a minister's quiver ought to be shot at the sinner's good works, for these are his worst enemies. That "deadly doing" that needs to be cast "down at Jesus' feet," — that trying to be or to feel something in order that they may save themselves, — this is the curse of many. O sinner, if, from the crown of thy head to the soles of thy feet, there is no sound part in thee, but thou art full of wounds; and bruises, and putrefying sores, yet, if thou wilt but believe in Jesus, he will make thee whole every whit, and thou shalt go thy way a sinner saved by grace.

Charles Spurgeon

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By: Lantana Grace Church | March 22, 2016

That God is able, in His mercy, grace, and wisdom, to make a way for our sins to be laid on a Substitute and the guilty sinner to go free is the greatest glory of His nature that He has seen fit to reveal.

Henry Mahan

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By: Lantana Grace Church | January 15, 2016

“Enter ye in at the strait gait…Straight is the gate and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” “Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” (Matthew 7:13, 14; Luke 13:24)

The words above were spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ. And He said in another place, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). Since, then, HE is the “straight gate,” the “narrow way,” and “the life;” and since HE/LIFE is received through simple faith and trust (Acts 10:43; 16:30, 31; Romans 10:1-17; John 3:14-16, 36) WHY is the entrance and way of life described as being so strait, so narrow, so compressed, so difficult? Is it because men are so sinful and the...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | January 15, 2016

I believe that all who come to our Redeemer in saving faith do so personally. I wish that I could believe God for my family, but unless a man in his own heart believes on Christ, he will perish. Those who come to Christ will come sincerely. A man is not only persuaded that Christ is the way, but in his heart he lovingly and sincerely agrees with God’s terms of salvation. “My son, give me thine heart” (Proverbs 23:26). It is the heart or nothing in this heavenly marriage. Also, those who come to Christ do so rationally, in knowledge and understanding. They know what He saved them from – sin’s curse and condemnation. They know who saved them – our Lord Jesus Christ, the God-man. They know how He saved them – by His perfect obedience and preci...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | January 15, 2016

How dangerous it is to join anything of our own to the righteousness of Christ, in pursuit of justification before God! Jesus Christ will never endure this; it reflects upon His work dishonorably. He will be all, or none, in our justification. If He has finished the work, what need is there of our additions? And if not, to what purpose are they? Can we finish that which Christ Himself could not complete? Did He finish the work, and will He ever divide the glory and praise of it with us? No, no; Christ is no half-Saviour. It is a hard thing to bring proud hearts to rest upon Christ for righteousness. God humbles the proud by calling sinners wholly from their own righteousness to Christ for their justification.


John Flavel

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By: Lantana Grace Church | November 02, 2015

If 99% of salvation is by grace, then salvation is 100% by works! If any aspect of salvation is dependent upon man doing his part in order for God’s part to be fulfilled, then salvation is of man, and not of the Lord. Works and grace cannot be mixed. They are mutually exclusive. The belief that God loves all, Christ died for all, the Holy Spirit calls all, but salvation is dependent upon man’s acceptance or rejection of God’s offer of salvation is just as much salvation by works as believing you are saved by your law-keeping or baptism. It still leaves salvation ultimately dependent upon man, and leaves him a ground for boasting. But the fact of the matter is salvation is 100% grace. Everybody who is saved by grace knows that. It is only th...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | October 31, 2015

The Lord Jesus Christ performed many miracles while upon this earth. He cast out devils, healed lepers, gave sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf; He raised the dead. While these miracles certainly proved him to be the Christ, they are also illustrations of how the Lord saves sinners. Every sinner the Lord saves, is all these things…possessed by a devil, a sinful leper, deaf, dumb, blind, and dead in sin.

Salvation is a miracle of God’s sovereign grace and power. Nothing more or less can save a sinner but the power of Christ; the Word, the Truth and the Gospel. May the Lord be pleased to perform a miracle today?

Paul Mahan

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