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

 

E-mail: gregelmquist54@gmail.com

http://www.gracegospelchurch.net

 

Greg Elmquist, Pastor 

April 21, 2019

“…we preach Christ crucified…”

1 Cor. 1:23a  

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

SUNDAY

10:00 A.M. Bible Study

10:45 A.M. Worship Service

WEDNESDAY

7:00 P.M. Mid-week Service

 

Salvation is of the LORD. Jonah 2:9 

Grace

God’s grace always acts from itself, to itself. No merit can warrant it, and no unworthiness can prevent it. It is a pure act of God’s favor without any consideration as to the worthiness or unworthiness of it’s recipient.   It is unprovoked, unmerited, undeserved, and unearned by its heir. Its sole cause is found ONLY in the will, pleasure, and purpose of the heart of God.   Humbled believers may often be brought in their bewilderment, to ask; “why me”.   Be careful child of God. It could be that hiding in the shadows of that question is the notion that you might be more worthy if you were not so sinful.   No, no, no, it is God’s free and sovereign Grace. It always acts from itself and to itself.  Period.  Therefore, it is always to the praise of the glory of His grace.                                                                                ~Greg

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Never was sin seen to be more abominably sinful, than when the burden of it was upon the shoulders of the Son of God! Would you, then, see the true demerit of sin? Take the measure of it from the cross of Christ!                                          ~John Owen

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To believe God is no small thing!  It is the evidence of a heart reconciled unto God; it is the proof of our being weaned from our own works and deeds; it is a clear sign of the true conviction of sin; it is honoring to Christ, our only Redeemer; it is the essence of true worship; and it is the root of sincere obedience. 

                     ~Henry Mahan

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Upcoming Conference Dates

Central Grace Church, Rocky Mount, VA      May 3-5

Hurricane Road Grace Church, Ashland, KY May 10-12

Lantana Grace Church, Crossville, TN          June 21-23 

 

Faith

Contrary to popular opinion, true faith is not the courage, strength, fortitude, and power of its possessor.   True faith is what God gives to the poor and needy. True faith is the only hope the fearful, the weak, and the helpless have.   True faith is the admission of one’s total inability. True faith is the acknowledgment of one’s total dependence. It does not boast of its confidence.   True faith is humble and quiet. It cannot be judgmental of others while it stands in such doubt of itself.   It dare not act outwardly religious and pious, in fear that the true nature of its own weakness be exposed.   The Lord said; “my grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” To which the child of God says; “most gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me... for when I am weak, then I am strong.”                                 ~Greg 

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Born of Water and The Spirit

“Except a man be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of Heaven” (John 3:5).  “Of water “is not the waters of baptism. Water refers to the water of the Word.  We read in Ephesians 5:27of “The washing of water by the Word.”  In the new birth the sovereign Spirit gives life.  And He does so with the Word of God.  He never acts independently from the Word, “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God which liveth and abideth forever” (I Peter 1:25).Someone may think, “But God is not able to give life without the Word.”  That is not the issue.  Does God give life without His Word?  The answer is no. Just as the physical creation came about by His Word, so too does the new creation.  No one is born of the Spirit apart from the Word of God.                                                                                    ~Todd Nibert

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Mark your calendar:

Covered Dish Lunch, Sunday, April 28th. 

CALL TO WORSHIP 

I bless the Christ of God; I rest on love Divine

And with unfaltering lip and heart, I call the Saviour mine

His cross dispels each doubt, I bury in His tomb

Each thought of unbelief and fear, each lingering shade of gloom.

 

I praise the God of peace; I trust His truth and might

He calls me His, I call Him mine, My God, my Joy, my Light

In Him is only good, in me is only ill

My ill but draws His goodness forth, and me He loveth still.

 

‘Tis He Who saveth me, and freely pardon gives

I love because He loveth me, I live because He lives

My life with Him is hid, my death has passed away

My clouds have melted into light, my midnight into day. 

(Tune: “This is My Father’s World” p. 39) 

 

Nursery 

This Week 10:00 Callie & Emily M.   10:45 Rachael C. & LG

Next Week 10:00 Jen D. & Bobbi       10:45 Cindy & Bri

Clean-Up Schedule 

Week of Apr 21st        Noah Dunbar & Adam Charron

Week of Apr 28th        Henri & Peggy Avila

         Birthday

Apr 23             Olivia Fenby

Apr 24             Laura Grace Crocker