Monthly Archives: May 2016



Audio for Sunday – May 29, 2016

illustrate good works try hard etc

If we add to the gospel, we lose the gospel. Even more specifically, when a person or a group of people add a work to the gospel, the unique nature of the gospel is removed. Paul states this as the offense, or the stumbling block, being removed. So what is this offense or stumbling block that makes the gospel unique? The true gospel as taught by the Apostle Paul is based solely on the finished work of Jesus Christ. The theology of the gospel in Scripture is by grace through faith and no works.

Adding anything to the finished work of Christ completely changes the nature and character of the gospel. Adding works does not add any advantage, and, in fact, adding works to God’s gospel is not mere subtraction. And adding any work does not merely diminish the character of the gospel but completely changes the gospel to what Paul calls a different gospel, a distortion of what God has stated, a human tweak to God’s theology which makes this gospel contrary to what God has offered.

We must first understand that the gospel as presented in Scripture is God’s idea, and his alone. God’s plan for saving humankind. Anything else is rooted in the false teaching which seeks the approval and pleasure of people.

Message Title: The Freedom of the Cross!

Message Text: Galatians 5:1-15

STUDY SHEETS for Sunday – May 29, 2016

freedom of the cross cover

If we add to the gospel, we lose the gospel. Even more specifically, when a person or a group of people add a work to the gospel, the unique nature of the gospel is removed. Paul states this as the offense, or the stumbling block, being removed. So what is this offense or stumbling block that makes the gospel unique? The true gospel as taught by the Apostle Paul is based solely on the finished work of Jesus Christ. The theology of the gospel in Scripture is by grace through faith and no works.

Adding anything to the finished work of Christ completely changes the nature and character of the gospel. Adding works does not add any advantage, and, in fact, adding works to God’s gospel is not mere subtraction. And adding any work does not merely diminish the character of the gospel but completely changes the gospel to what Paul calls a different gospel, a distortion of what God has stated, a human tweak to God’s theology which makes this gospel contrary to what God has offered.

We must first understand that the gospel as presented in Scripture is God’s idea, and his alone. God’s plan for saving humankind. Anything else is rooted in the false teaching which seeks the approval and pleasure of people.

Message Title: The Freedom of the Cross!

Message Text: Galatians 5:1-15

Audio for Sunday – May 22, 2016

Q and A four questions

 

SUNDAY AM

Four Questions Everyone Needs to Ask!

Genesis 3:6-13

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SUNDAY PM

Is God Looking for You?

2 Chronicles 16

STUDY SHEETS for Sunday – May 22, 2016 …

man gps where are you

LESSON: What should we understand from this? Here are the basics. After the fall, all humans by default hide from God in fear and shame, and armed with our knowledge of good and evil, we exercise a measure of moral autonomy. We now decide for ourselves what is right and wrong. So we see the beginning of the longstanding war between God and man over this very issue—Who decides what is right and wrong?

Message Title: Four Questions Everyone Needs to Ask!

Message Text: Genesis 3:6-13

Bible Tracts Inc. Information …

Dave & Kerry will be gone this weekend to their granddaughter’s wedding. Mark Smith, Director of Bible Tracts Inc., will be sharing with us.

Bible Tracts Inc.

Bible Tracts Inc. was founded in 1938 through the preaching of our founder, Evangelist Paul Levin. As people came to Christ, they wanted to be able to tell others how to be born again. As they saw the transforming power of the Gospel, they wanted clear, simple gospel tools so they too could see folks come to Christ.

Since its inception, millions of Gospel tracts have gone all over the world in various languages. All of these tracts have been provided entirely free of charge. Bible Tracts Inc. is supported by churches and individuals who have a desire to see the world come to Christ.

Mailing Address:

Bible Tracts Inc.

PO Box 188

Bloomington, IL 61702-0188

Email: bibletractsinc@juno.com

Phone: (309) 828-6888

Fax: (309) 828-0573

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Audio for Sunday – May 8, 2016

ephesians 6-12 ncv

Message Title: Life Lessons from Our Mother Eve!

Message Text: Genesis 2-3 & Selected

◼︎ A Mother’s Cosmic Struggle …

    • Time on Earth is the shortest, most brief period of your child’s existence. A wisp of smoke, a vapor in relation to eternity.
    • Our children must make their own decision, but eternity must be our focus with our children.
    • Know this: This is a spiritual battle beyond our capability. We must stay true to God and his word in everything.
    • Understand that cosmic forces contend with your daily life as they did in the time of Eve our first mother.
    • Cosmic: of or relating to the universe or outer space; relating to spiritual matters; very large or important; the cosmos, the extraterrestrial vastness, or the universe in contrast to the earth alone.