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By: Lantana Grace Church | March 24, 2020

Exodus 33:19 “And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.”


Had God not loved a particular people; and had God not been gracious to a particular people and shown mercy to a particular people, not one soul would have ever been saved. We would have never chosen Him had He not chosen us. We would have never loved Him had He not loved us. We would have rejected His mercy and grace had it not been irresistible. Thank God for His sovereignty in all these things toward us.

Gabe Stalnaker

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By: Lantana Grace Church | March 03, 2020

False preachers today have made a beggar of the Lord of Lords. No, my proud religionist, you are the beggar. God is not obligated to do anything but damn you to the eternal praise of His justice. If you keep listening to the wrong voices, your end shall be with those before you of whom Christ said, “I am come in my Father's name and ye receive me not, let another come in his own name and him ye will receive” (John 5:43).

Scott Richardson

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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...

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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...

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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

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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

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By: Lantana Grace Church | August 27, 2019

When I look at creation, in heaven above and on this earth I must confess, only God can do that. When I look at how such variety is working in such harmony in creation, I must confess, only God can do that. When I hear the gospel of Christ and Him crucified, how Christ was made to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him; how God the Father transferred all the sins of all the elect to God the Son, I must confess, only God can do that. Only God can cause such a transaction. When this sinner thinks of Christ with sweet affections, I must confess, only God can do that. When I think of dying someday and my body buried in the dust and someday God raising it a new body, I must confess, only God can do ...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | July 16, 2019

To receive Christ as our Lord is to bow to His will. To walk with Christ is to walk with Him “who worketh all things after the counsel of HIS OWN WILL.” To plan my day is to say, “If the Lord will, we shall do this.” To pray is to “ask anything according to HIS WILL.”

Henry Mahan

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By: Lantana Grace Church | June 04, 2019

Three days before he was killed at Airsmoss because of the gospel he preached, Pastor Richard Cameron preached from Psalm 46 and made this statement: "Be still and know that I am God. This text forbids us to quarrel or murmur against God. All of us need to be afraid of this. Beware of it; for it is a dreadful thing to find fault with God's dealings with us or to say unto Him, 'What doest Thou?' It is a good account of Aaron that when God destroyed his sons, AARON HELD HIS PEACE. Let us then (while we bear the yoke) sit still and keep silence and put our mouth in the dust. God gives no account of His matters to anyone. There are so many things we cannot see through nor understand; but the Lord is our refuge and strength, a very present ...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | December 04, 2018

Much of today’s preaching has to do with making Christ our savior. If God is pleased to save us, it will be God the Father who made Him our Saviour. It is God who made Christ to be our wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption (I Corinthians 1:30). I do not make Christ to be anything: however God the Father made Him to be everything to His people; Christ is our all in all by the power and purpose of God (Colossians 3:11).

John Chapman

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By: Lantana Grace Church | August 30, 2018

This week a woman asked me a question I rarely, if ever, have been asked. She asked, “What is different about your religion from all the other religions in the world?” What a good question! My answer to her was this, “The gospel of God’s sovereign grace in Christ Jesus is the one message out of all religions in the world that declares God does it all. Every other religion, not matter if it calls itself Christianity or something entirely different, puts a work in the sinner's hand for salvation. The gospel declares salvation is of the LORD: God chose whom he will save, the Son came in human flesh and accomplished their redemption from sin, Christ brings the gospel in truth to each one, the Holy Spirit regenerates them, gives them faith and r...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | August 14, 2018

I notice that few preachers and writers use the expression “OUR LORD JESUS” or “THE LORD JESUS.” It is “Jesus said this” and “Jesus did that” or “Jesus died and rose again.” Brethren, HE IS THE LORD – HE IS THE LIVING GOD!


We need to acknowledge His deity, His dominion, and His divine anointing! He is “God over all, blessed forever” and we can never praise Him too much, speak too reverently of Him, or give Him a high title which He does not deserve.


You may feel that I am straining at a gnat but I sincerely do not think so. As for this preacher and this congregation, He is our LORD JESUS CHRIST and I shall continue to discourage any over-familiarity or lack of reverence for His person and work.


“Ye call ...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | July 31, 2018

Mark 1:40 "And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean."


There are TWO words that are commonly used day in and day out in the English language that should never follow the word “God” in a sentence. The first word is “want” (wanting, wanted), and the second is “try” (trying, tried).


God has never wanted to do anything that He did not do. God has never tried to do anything that He has not accomplished. God does not want to save sinners. He saves sinners. God is not trying to save sinners, He will have mercy and compassion on whom He will (Romans 9:15). May God truly teach us what He taught the begging leper. That poor fellow had a great need and h...

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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

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By: Lantana Grace Church | October 11, 2016

It is amazing how that sometimes so very much can be said in so very few words. The following words by Arthur Pink are an excellent example. “God is working out His eternal purpose, not only in spite of human and satanic opposition, but by the means of them.” What a statement! What a God! With perfect ease “He worketh all things after the counsel of His own will.”

Maurice Montgomery

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By: Lantana Grace Church | July 21, 2016

There is nothing more comforting to believers than God’s sovereignty over all things. Under the most adverse circumstances, in the most severe trials, we believe that God has ordained our afflictions, that God overrules them, and that God will sanctify them for our good and His glory. There is nothing for which we ought to contend more earnestly than the truth of God’s rule and reign over all things, all creatures, and all their actions. The throne of God, His right to sit on that throne and to do with His own as He will, is what we believe and what we preach. Let us be accused of over-emphasizing the majesty and power of the living God, but never let it be said that we underestimate His glory.

Henry Mahan

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By: Lantana Grace Church | April 28, 2016

When Christ walked upon this earth, men hated Him. Does not the cross speak loudly of how men hated the Christ? But there is a Jesus men do not hate. It is the Jesus that men believe they can control. The one whose will can be thwarted by our will. The one whom men can accept or reject. The one who cannot save unless we of our own free will allow Him to save us. Nobody hates a Jesus they can control. The problem is - that Jesus is an idol invented by men to take the place of the Lord Jesus Christ that they hate. He is the One who has sovereign control over all. The One over whom men have no control. The Lord Jesus Christ, in whose hand all men are. The One who can accept or reject us. This Jesus men hate because they see no safety in salvat...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | September 11, 2015

The sovereignty of God is absolute. To acknowledge this truth is at once to acknowledge that God has foreordained whatsoever comes to pass; that nothing else can come to pass; that predestination is a fact; that God does rule in the kingdoms of men; that all human ties, bonds and relationships are divinely appointed and formed; that salvation rests solely, fully and only in God’s election; that salvation is by God’s grace and His grace alone; and, that no part of man’s salvation is of himself either in origin or execution. Where men get the idea that man’s will is the all-determining factor or moving caused of his salvation is hard to see. Certainly they do not get it from the Bible.

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By: Lantana Grace Church | August 27, 2015

Man’s entire apostasy and death in sin, so that he cannot save himself, and God entire supremacy, so that He saves whom He will, are doctrines exceedingly distasteful to human pride. But they are Scriptural. Why was one thief saved and the other lost? “Even so Father for so it seemed good in Thy sight.” (Matthew 11:25-27). God was not bound to save the one and He had power enough to have saved the other, and neither could save himself. What made the difference? The Sovereign Grace of God!

Horatius Bonar

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By: Lantana Grace Church | August 25, 2015

I question today’s easy believism which makes salvation only a profession and not an experience; which operates only in a man’s mind and not upon his heart; which obligates God, but does not glorify God; which designates Jesus Christ as a Saviour and denies His Lordship. Don’t talk to me so much about your Saviour – tell me who is your Lord? Somebody is your Lord – whoever your Lord is – his servant you are! What do you say to our generation? “Accept Jesus as your Saviour?” It is hard to find someone who has not already done that! I say, Cease from self and bow to the claims of our Lord Jesus Christ! It is hard to find anyone who has done that! Christ will be Lord of all or not Lord at all!

Rolfe Barnard

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