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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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By: Lantana Grace Church | October 28, 2015

A man cannot be thoroughly humbled till he realizes that his salvation is utterly beyond his own powers, counsels, efforts, will and works, and depends absolutely on the will, counsel, pleasure and work of another – God alone.


Martin Luther

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By: Lantana Grace Church | September 09, 2015

The preaching of salvation by the grace of God alone by the crucified Christ, the preaching of righteousness, peace and reconciliation by the blood of his cross, the preaching of a sufficient sacrifice and atonement by Christ offering up himself on the cross in our room and stead is sheer nonsense to those who are perishing, whether they are in the church or the world. But unto us who are being saved by the power and grace of God, this gospel is both the power of salvation and a revelation of the wisdom of God. We see in Christ crucified our deliverance from the curse of the law, and we see in Christ crucified how God can be both just and Justifier of those who believe (Romans 8:1, 33, 34; 3:19-26).

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By: Lantana Grace Church | August 15, 2015

Try as he may, the preacher cannot make a sinner. The Word of God alone cannot make a sinner. One may read or hear the truth of man’s condition before God until it is committed to memory, but that will not make him to be a sinner in the true biblical sense of the word.

It is the Lord alone who can make men and women to be sinners in the biblical sense. God the Holy Spirit does some writing in the hearts of those whom He saves (II Corinthians 3:1-3; Hebrews 8:10-12). In big black letters God writes SINNER in the heart of each one He saves. And when God does this writing, try as one may, it cannot be erased, removed, ignored, covered up or forgotten. That person, in the true biblical sense of the word, is a SINNER; an acknowledged, self-conde...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | August 13, 2015

Quite often Paul spoke of “My Gospel.” The truth of the Gospel is not subject to me or any man. The content of the Gospel is not subject to man’s experience of it. “Let God be true and every man a liar.” But the Gospel becomes my Gospel when I experience the Truth. I know the objective truth of Scripture that men are totally depraved, and I know from my subjective experience that I am totally depraved. I know the objective Truth of the Gospel: election by the Father, redemption by the Son, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit. And in my subjective experience I need the Father to elect me, the Son to redeem me, and the Holy Spirit to regenerate me or I will be lost forever. These are not merely doctrines I give assent to, but I need them to b...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | August 02, 2015

God the Son taking human flesh formed in the womb of the virgin declares Christ has come in the power of the most High God. Likewise, Christ’s power and authority was manifest by the way he spoke the gospel (John 7:46). Every miracle the Lord Jesus worked declared he is God come in human flesh (Matthew 11:2-6). The work of redemption which he finished declares his power and authority as the end of the law, the righteousness of all who believe (Matthew 27:51). Christ’s resurrection from the dead declares He is the Son of God in whom God is satisfied with his people (Romans 1:4). Now, believers wait for the day when Christ shall come again to receive his own to Himself, and none shall be lost (John 10:28-29).

Clay Curtis

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By: Lantana Grace Church | July 04, 2015

You should come waiting for nothing and delaying for no reason. You should come as a hungry sinner to be filled, as a poor sinner to be enriched, as a lost sinner to be found, as a wicked, undeserving sinner to be clothed with HIS righteousness. If you come like this, our LORD will receive you.

 

Just as I am and waiting not,

To rid my soul of one dark blot;

To Thee, whose blood can cleanse each spot,

‘O, Lamb of God, I come!’"

Anon

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By: Lantana Grace Church | June 18, 2015

Hear what our Lord says of Himself: "I have trodden the winepress alone. I looked, and there was none to help; therefore mine own arm brought salvation (Isaiah 63:3, 5).


Hear what a prophet says of His Lord: "Behold, the Lord God will come with a strong hand, and His arm shall rule; He shall feed His flock like a shepherd: He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and He shall carry them in His bosom" (Isaiah 40:10-11). You will observe that all partners and helpers are excluded from this work. The Lord Jesus, who is called the Lord God, shall act the part of a shepherd, and lay down His life for the sheep: and by treading the winepress alone, shall make the atonement himself: then He will gather the flock, and feed the flock, ...

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