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By: Lantana Grace Church | January 12, 2017

  1. They are overwhelmed by the grace of it. ­– The true lover of the gospel never gets over the undeserved favor which God has shown him in choosing and calling him to believe and receive salvation.
  2. They are overwhelmed by the greatness of it. – The true lover of the gospel never gets over the wonder, wisdom, power and glory of the gospel. It is truly the greatest story ever told and certainly the greatest thing the sinner has ever known. And so they can never get enough of hearing it and will not (for long) take it for granted or listen indifferently or insensitively to it. A new and living heart will respond to words of life.
  3. They are overwhelmed by the person of it. -- The true lover of the gospel is one who is in awe of, amazed by, in love w...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | September 15, 2016

Faith . . . is not life giving, but proof of life. Faith is not a work for salvation, but a work of salvation. Faith is not what saves us, but is certain proof God has saved us. Faith is not a condition we meet, but the condition God’s Spirit puts in us to “make us meet” (Colossians 1:12). Is all this important? Do we split theological hairs here? NO! NO! For the Glory of God is at stake! That other (false) gospel says faith is man’s work, man’s will. But no, faith is “not of yourselves, but the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8). Faith is “according to the working of His mighty power” (Ephesians 1:19). Therefore, it is “to the praise of the glory of His grace” (Ephesians 1:6) . . . and not rather “to the praise of our faith.”

Paul Mahan

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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

Category: Salvation 

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By: Lantana Grace Church | September 08, 2015

Not long ago I was sitting in the study of a pastor friend of mine when I heard someone calling my daughter's name. I kept hearing a little voice hollering, "Hannah ... Hannah." After hearing this a few more times, I finally looked up and there was a small boy standing at the door calling to me, "Hannah. - . Hannah." He didn't know my name, but he knew that I was Hannah's dad; so he was trying to get my attention by calling her name. I dropped what I was doing and entertained the little fellow.

If you want to get the heavenly Father's attention, the best way to do so is by calling on Him in the name of His Son. That "Name which is above every Name" is music to the Father's ear, and all who call upon Him in that...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | July 02, 2015

Scripture plainly declares it and we know from experience that man is an utterly depraved, wicked, filthy, sinful and vile creature. We call it the doctrine of depravity. But it is a mild sounding word to describe the utter wretchedness of mankind.

One illustration will suffice to describe mankind as he really is. When the altogether lovely Son of the most high God; the Creator, Owner, Provider, Savior and Lord of all creatures; the holy, righteous, loving, merciful, gracious, tender, kind, longsuffering, patient, compassionate, pure and sinless Son of God . . . came to this earth . . . mankind despised Him, rejected Him, hated Him, abused Him, mocked Him, tortured Him and killed Him.

Depravity? Is man utterly depraved? Put up a sign… YARD SA...

Category: Sin 

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