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Scriptures Alone! Grace Alone! Christ Alone!

By: Lantana Grace Church | July 30, 2019


Here I stand, I can do no other! Let others wave, compromise, or cover; but I preach what Spurgeon, Luther, Calvin, Augustine, Paul, the apostles, and the prophets preached; "Salvation is of the Lord."

Christ died in the stead of His people; and, as God is just, He will not and cannot punish one soul of Adam’s race for whom Christ died. There is not one sin in the book of God against any believer. Our sins were laid on Him, the law is honored, the justice of God satisfied; and, inasmuch as sin condemned Him, sin cannot condemn us!

This is my hope, comfort, and my security; that all my sins, transgressions, and iniquities were atoned for before they were even committed! This, indeed, is good news for the...

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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

Category: Sovereignty 

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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 | April 23, 2019

Even though trouble is laid upon you, it is not as heavy as it could be nor as severe as they would be if the Lord was pleased to deal with you in justice rather than mercy. Therefore, "Wait upon the Lord for they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint" (Isaiah 40:31).

Henry Mahan

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By: Lantana Grace Church | March 26, 2019

James 5:11 "Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy."

James is saying, We look back at the courage, faith and patience of these believers and call them blessed! They are happy now; the glory of God rests upon them. They felt honored to be counted worthy to suffer for Christ’s sake. Now they are glorified in Him.

“You have heard (especially) of the patience of Job" in the book that bears his name. Though he was severely tried in the loss of all temporal comforts, possessions and friends, he did not murmur against God or charge Him foolishly (Job 1:21-22). You have also seen the Lord’s purpose in all this ...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | March 18, 2019


Spurgeon once said "I don't know which renders the greater service - the man who preaches or the man who prays, but I know this, we can do better without the voice than without the heart of prayer!"

Blessed and happy is that assembly of redeemed people, brought together and baptized into one body by His Spirit, whose love for the Lord Jesus and for one another enables them to sing with one voice, pray with one heart, walk in one direction, and worship with one Spirit! Where each member realizes the importance of his presence, his prayers, his support, and his co-operation. Where Christ is Lord and all others are servants! Where the will of Christ is pre­eminent and all other wills and desires are in sub­jection! Where there are no ...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | February 12, 2019

Have you heard the story of the Irishman who was converted to Christ and whose priest told him that he had better not read the Bible because he was unlearned? The priest said, “I will get the milk of the Word and bring it to you.” To which the Irishman replied, “I will be much obliged to you, sir, if you will bring me the milk of the Word; but, I intend to keep a cow myself. That way I will be sure to get the milk PURE.”


That is what I want you to do, keep a cow yourself; carry a Bible with you and see whether the milk you are receiving from the pulpit is PURE! You can trust your body to physicians and your finances to brokers and not suffer too great a loss if they are wrong but, to trust your eternal soul to a preacher and find out in the ...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | January 15, 2019

There is not a preacher—living or dead—with whom you cannot find fault, either in what he says, what he writes, or what he does. Perfection is only found in our Lord. “I find no fault in him.” His ambassadors, however, are human and not only subject to mistakes, but prone to error, except they are kept, led, and taught by the Holy Spirit.

Let us be patient with one another, pray for one another, and look for the good and not the bad. Don’t chew on the briars in a message or an article. Even a donkey knows enough to eat the hay and spit out the briars!

Henry Mahan

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By: Lantana Grace Church | October 30, 2018

You don’t have to teach a drowning man what to say. We preach the Gospel and the Holy Ghost will be left to work in men’s hearts. There’s no pressure, no persuasion, and no psychology to get professions, or joiners, or decisions. The preacher will preach the Gospel; he will preach the Word of God and will leave people alone. They will leave them in the hands of the Holy Spirit.

Henry Mahan

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By: Lantana Grace Church | October 18, 2018

We preach election because there is not a single blessing that comes to us from the hand of our Redeemer that is not stamped with the hand of God’s electing love. The Scriptures say, “God hath blessed us according as He hath chosen us” (Ephesians 1:3-4). Again, “He hath chosen us that we should be holy” (Ephesians 1:4). Again, “The God of our fathers hath chosen thee that thou shouldst know His will” (Acts 22:14). It is not in ourselves that these blessings are contained. We have them because of OUR UNION WITH CHRIST, and we are united with Christ because of the Father’s Divine and Sovereign choice.

Henry Mahan

Category: Election 

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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 | May 01, 2018

When we read the story of these two men, it is evident that they had much in common. They had the same parents. They were both born and raised outside the garden. Both had received the same religious instructions. Both came to worship and brought offerings to God. But they differed in their understanding of God’s character, the nature of sin, and the way to approach God.

All men and women are much the same. The natural differences are superficial. We may differ in our ACTS of sin, but there is no difference as to the FACT of sin (Romans 3:9-19)!

This difference in understanding led these men to bring different sacrifices to God. Abel, evidently aware of God’s instructions, in faith and godly fear, brought a slain lamb, typical of the blo...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | April 17, 2018

Colossians 4:6 "Let your speech be alway with grace."


This is not just to talk about the grace of God, but our speech should reveal the grace of God.

  1. Speak the truth faithfully and sincerely, without lying, flattery, or exaggeration.
  2. Speak in love, avoiding gossip, whisperings, or anything that is injurious to the character of another. Avoid sowing discord or division.
  3. Speak kindly and pleasantly. Hard words reveal a hard heart. Unkind, cutting remarks reveal a bitter spirit.

Grace is to the speech what salt is to meat. It makes it acceptable, good to the ear and a blessing to the heart. Grace in the heart will teach you how you ought to answer any person. Knowledge is not acquired by speaking, but it ought to go before it!

Henry Mahan
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By: Lantana Grace Church | April 12, 2018

We are not desirous of honor, esteem and applause from men, for we are what we are by the grace of God. God can take away what we have as easily as He gave it. We do not despise and provoke one another with our piety; nor do we want to appear wiser, richer in grace, nor more gifted than others; for we are less than the least of the saints. Nor do we envy the gifts, abilities, or grace of another. God will enlighten us, equip us, and bless us as He sees fit to use us.

Henry Mahan

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By: Lantana Grace Church | April 05, 2018

“Someone told me the other day they heard Pastor Scott Richardson say that he had felt himself within spitting distance of hell and worthless as a warm pitcher of spit." That sounds crude to a refined ear but it rings a sure sound in the heart of those who have been taught of God.


How many of us have heard brother Scott make another statement; "the more you convince me of what a great sinner I am, the more you qualify me to cleave to him who came into this world to save sinners."


Law manifests what is in men—sin! Grace manifests what is in God—love! Law demands righteousness from men. Grace brings righteousness to men. Law sentences men to death. Grace brings dead men to life. Law speaks of what I must do. Grace tells me what C...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | April 03, 2018

I once heard someone say, "I am a born worry-wart." This is true of all of us. Whatever failure or sin we have, we are born with it. But since we have been born again in Christ by the grace of God, we have certain qualities and graces we did not have before. One of these graces is TRUST. We trust our Heavenly Father as a small child trusts his earthly father. Our Heavenly Father loves us much more than we are capable of loving our children, and He has all power and authority over any demon or danger we may encounter! A natural father does not have such power and is limited in his ability to protect or care for the child of his love. Do you and I not realize that no person, no power, no disease, no death can touch one of His o...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | January 04, 2018

II Corinthians 4:7: "But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us"

Lest we be exalted above measure, lest we forget the pit from which we have been lifted, lest we forget Who maketh us to differ, lest we forget that in our flesh dwelleth no good thing, and lest we forget that without Him we can do nothing, we have this treasure of glory, this gift of life, this knowledge of the glory of God in earthen vessels! This treasure is not in vessels of fine wood to be admired. This treasure is in vessels of clay, worthless crumbling dirt! "Dust thou art, and to dust thou shalt return." Why? That the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us! That your faith ...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | September 21, 2017

Several years ago I applied for a home improvement loan at a local bank. I did not deal with the president of the bank or an officer of the bank but with one of the employees. This particular employee was quite rude and unkind to me causing me to cancel my account at that bank and move to another. The only contact I had with the bank was with this very poor representative but it was enough to discourage me from going there again.

You and I represent our Lord, the gospel of the Lord Jesus, and the church of the first-born. The only contact some people have with the church and kingdom of God is through us. What kind of impression do we leave on them? What idea of Christianity do we convey to them?

I wonder if they do not sometimes walk away off...

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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...

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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...

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