Grace Gospel Church
Physical Address: 423 E 6th Street
Apopka, FL 32703
Mailing Address: 195 Lake Seminary Circle
Maitland, FL 32751
Greg Elmquist, Pastor
November 11, 2018
“…we preach Christ crucified…”
1 Cor. 1:23a
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
10:00 A.M. Bible Study
10:45 A.M. Worship Service
7:00 P.M. Mid-week Service
Salvation is of the LORD. Jonah 2:9
“Grace Gospel Church”
Twenty-two years ago today, the Lord called us out and separated us to the gospel of His free and sovereign grace in Christ. We did not choose to come out. We were not looking to “start a church”. The Lord shut us up to Himself and gave us a need to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. The beginning of this work was all of grace and all to His glory. Since then, the Lord has been gracious to add to the church such as should be saved. He has been merciful to keep us faithful to the gospel. Had He not kept us, we would all have fallen away. If we have grown in His grace and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ (and I believe we have) that too is a testimony to His grace. “He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Phil. 1:6. However long we have in the days to come, we will become more and more aware of our dependence on our Great God for His mercy and grace.
Grace: A free and sovereign act of demerited favor.
Gospel: The Good News that ALL the work of Salvation is accomplished once and for all in the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Church: The called-out ones. God’s elect, faithful in Christ Jesus. ~Greg
The Gospel preacher must be obsessed with one thing – Christ crucified! Once a preacher becomes obsessed with anything else, the Gospel of God always takes a back seat to make room for his obsession and those who hear him are robbed of the Bread of Heaven. ~Don Fortner
Mark Your Calendars:
Elmquist OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, December 2nd, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
GGC 2019 Conference, January 18, 19 and 20.
Chris Cunningham, College Grove, TN;
Angus Fisher, Nowra, Australia; and
Todd Nibert, Lexington, KY
The Most Important Question
“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 – has there ever been a man that has stopped sinning? That message in reality is adding something to faith in Christ. Paul did not say, ‘Turn from your sins and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.’ That is putting a step before faith in Christ. That addition is a denial of faith alone. Preachers that preach that way are afraid to preach the naked Gospel. Could it be it is because they do not believe the naked Gospel? Most believe faith and…. Few believe faith alone. ~Todd Nibert
By Grace Alone
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
“By grace are ye saved.” There is no present salvation except that which begins and ends with grace! No man can preach or possess a present salvation except those who preach and believe that we are saved by grace alone! The work is finished! Any other way of salvation is dependent on the sinner and it will fail. ~Henry Mahan
The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah. Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. Psalm 20:1-4
CALL TO WORSHIP
Thy works, not mine, O Christ
Speak gladness to this heart
They tell me all the work is done
They bid my fear depart.
Thy cross, not mine, O Christ
Has borne the awful load
Of sins that no one else could bear
But our incarnate God.
Thy death, not mine, O Christ
Has paid the ransom due
Ten thousand, thousand deaths like mine
Would have been all too few.
Thy righteousness, O Christ
Alone can cover me
No righteousness can satisfy
Save that which is of Thee!
(Tune: “I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord” p.188)
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