Grace Gospel Church

                                                                                 Physical Address:     423 E 6th Street

                                                                              Apopka, FL 32703

(321) 438-4554


Mailing Address:        195 Lake Seminary Circle

Maitland, FL  32751

(321) 438-4554



Greg Elmquist, Pastor


February 17, 2019



“…we preach Christ crucified…”

1 Cor. 1:23a





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


When I hear people talking about their “church”, it’s all about “community” and their influence on society. They could trade their purpose statement with the local Lions Club and no one would know the difference. Let that person believe the gospel and see how their “community” holds up.  As for their influence on society, let’s say they have some success in improving the behavior of some folks. What is that going to do for the salvation of their souls? Actually, the demons of religious morality are seven times stronger than the demons of irreligious immorality. (Lk. 11:24-26). So what is the purpose of God’s church? Simply put, it is to Glorify God by the saving of sinners through the preaching of the gospel. May the Lord keep us focused and faithful.                                                                                  ~Greg


The Kingdom of God is not a capitalistic democracy whereby its citizens get a vote and are rewarded according to their work. No. The Kingdom of God is a benevolent theocracy whose citizens love their King, and oh, how much more He loves them.     ~Greg


You contribute nothing to your salvation except the sin that made it necessary.                                 ~Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)


The idea of a sinner working his way to heaven or earning God’s favor, is not only obnoxious to the holiness of God and repugnant to His grace; but is also a repudiation of the work of Jesus Christ and an insult to human intelligence!!!       ~Maurice Montgomery



Our speech betrays us. Those who don’t know Christ speak great things concerning themselves. Those who do know Christ speak greater things concerning Him.                          ~Tommy Robbins



If God is not in control of everything, then God is not God. Whatever has come your way, it is God who sent it to you. He has already ordained the outcome of it. If you are His child, it will only bring good. Just be still and trust Him. (Psalm 46:10)                                                                           ~Gabe Stalnaker

A Debt to Pay


“Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.” It is plainly stated, “love for another fulfills the law.”


Would you not owe a brother or sister anything? Would not you like to be with any of your brethren and say I love them – enjoy them – pray for them?


To be able to come into a worship service with your heart filled with love for Christ the Lord and His people, and leave the service rejoicing, because again, “the love of God was shed abroad in our hearts”?


This is a debt we will always be paying; and if we aren’t paying on this debt, the law comes and condemns us – because “love fulfills the law” – failing to love one another is a grievous failure of the law, “and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” So we have a debt to pay that will never be paid, we will always owe it to one another to love each other until one day God makes all things new in glory!


May God in His blessed grace enable us to continually and freely always pay on this debt, “To love one another”.            ~Don Bell


If I Am Not Saved


If I am not saved, it is not because I want to be saved and God refuses to save me. If I am not saved it is not because God did not elect me, Christ did not die for me, and the Holy Spirit did not give me life.  If I am not saved it is because I do not want to be saved. That does not mean I do not want to be delivered from the punishment of hell.  But it does mean I do not want to be saved God’s way on God’s terms.  If I am saved, I do want to be saved.  If I am saved I am saved because God elected me, Christ died for me, and the Holy Spirit gave me life!  But if I am not saved, I have no one to blame but myself.  I do not want to be saved. Could anyone charge God with injustice because He did not give to somebody something they did not want?

~Todd Nibert


Though troubles assail us and dangers afright,

Though friends should all fail and foes all unite,

Yet one thing secures us, whatever betide,

His promise assures us, “The Lord will provide.”

The birds without garner or storehouse are fed
From them let us learn to trust God for our bread
His saints, what is fitting, shall ne’er be denied
So long as ‘tis written, “The Lord will provide.”

When Satan assails us to stop up our path,

And courage all fails us, we triumph by faith.

He cannot take from us, though oft he has tried,

This heart cheering promise, “The Lord will provide.”

No strength of our own, and no goodness we claim
Yet, since we have known of the Savior’s great name
In this our strong tower for safety we hide
The Lord is our power, “The Lord will provide.”

(Tune: “Immortal, Invisible” p. 34)


This Week 10:00  LG & Bobbi       10:45 Diane & Irene

Next Week 10:00 Olivia & Ashley 10:45 Star & Emily D.


Clean-Up Schedule

Week of Feb 17th        Phil & Bri Waesche

Week of Feb 24th        Greg & Tricia Elmquist


Feb 17    Bethany Hickman   Feb 17   Caleb Belleza

Feb 19    Bonnie Sweitzer     Feb 20   Rachel Waesche

Feb 21    Gigi Riscinti          Feb 22   Mary Jane Neumann

Feb 23    Caleb Hickman      Feb 23 Reynaldo Pena