February 25, 2024
Who Gets the Glory
“Not unto us O Lord, not unto us, but unto Thy name give glory...” Ps 115:1.
There are many messages in the world that promise salvation. Only one gives to God ALL the glory. The gospel of God’s free and sovereign Grace in the glorious person and accomplished work of the Lord Jesus Christ, is the only message that will cause a sinner to declare, “not unto us O Lord, not unto us, but unto Thy name give glory...”.
Truly, salvation is of the Lord and his people love it that way. The Lord gets all the glory in ELECTION having chosen us for no other reason than his own good pleasure and will. He gets all the glory in REDEMPTION, having by himself purged our sins with his own precious blood. He gets all the glory in REGENERATION, arresting us on the road to destruction and making us willing in the day of his power. Our God gets all the glory in SANCTIFICATION, keeping us from falling away and causing us to be renewed in faith day by day. He gets all the glory in GLORIFICATION, by presenting us faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy. Every other message contrived by man robs God of his glory and credits it to man. “Not unto us O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name be (ALL) the glory...”. ~GE
Seek Christ Not the Blessings
Since human beings are emotional creatures, we naturally seek things that make our emotions feel better. If that describes you, let me say again what I have said so many times: seek Christ. Don’t seek peace for your heart. You may find peace where there is no peace. Seek Christ! If you find the Prince of Peace, you will have peace of heart. Don’t seek assurance. You may find false assurance in your own works. Seek Christ! A believer will have complete assurance of salvation when we see Christ by faith. If you find Christ, you will find everything your soul, your heart, your mind, and your emotions will ever need. ~Frank Tate
“I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.” Ps. 122:1.
The trying of the faith of God’s saints is good for it proves God’s love for them and therefore their sonship (Heb. 12:8). But coupled with the trials suffered by the Lord’s people is the realization that the sufferings shall not be forever. Soon their sufferings and sojourning in this life shall give way to the glory of the kingdom prepared for them from the foundation of the world (Matt. 25:34). “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory” (2 Cor. 4:17). ~Marvin Stalnaker
So completely was Jesus bent upon saving sinners by the sacrifice of Himself; that He created the tree upon which He was to die, and nurtured from infancy, the men who were to nail Him to the accursed wood! ~Octavius Winslow (1808-1878)
Salvation is by God's free and Sovereign grace. The glorious Person and saving work of Christ is all by grace. In His life, Jesus kept the law's requirements. He endured the law's penalty. He is the satisfaction of Divine justice and substitution of sinners, and Savior of His people. Thus our whole SALVATION is by grace alone and not based on anything done by or through ourselves (Eph 2:8-9). ~Willy Mapote- Malawi Africa
Charlie Bellerose mailing address:
RCT Bellerose, Charles
1st RTBN Delta CO PLT 1016
Parris Island, SC 29905-6155
Upcoming Bible Conference
March 29-31 Katy Baptist Church, Fairmont, WV
Feb 25 Freya Fancher Feb 27 Janelle Velasco
Mar 1 Richelle Bolton
Chili lunch today in fellowship hall after service.
CALL TO WORSHIP
Dying with Jesus, by death reckoned mine;
Living with Jesus a new life divine;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine,
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.
Moment by moment I’m kept in His love,
Moment by moment I’ve life from above;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine;
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.
Never a battle with wrong for the right,
Never a contest that He doth not fight;
Lifting above us His banner so white;
Moment by moment I’m kept in His sight.
Never a trial that He is not there,
Never a burden that He doth not bear;
Never a sorrow that He doth not share,
Moment by moment, I’m under His care.
Never a heartache, and never a groan,
Never a teardrop, and never a moan;
Never a danger but there on the throne
Moment by moment He thinks of His own.
Never a weakness that He doth not feel,
Never a sickness that He cannot heal;
Moment by moment, in woe or in weal,
Jesus, my Savior, abides with me still.
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