Peace with God and Other Benefits

But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 Today’s scripture: Romans 5:1-11 In the book of Romans, Paul tells us we are justified freely by the grace of God through Jesus Christ. With that in mind, there are certain benefits salvation brings, […]

God: Our Righteous Judge

 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when His righteous judgment will be revealed. Romans 2:5 Today’s scripture: Romans 2:1-11 For centuries, there was a clear distinction between the Jews and Gentiles. Jews saw Gentiles as pagans, separate and cut […]

Seeing God at Work

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” Spartanburg Holiness Association We appreciate the messages Rev. Tim Jones preached at the Spartanburg Holiness Association revival last week. Each message had truths that we, as Christians, must […]

Changeable Cultures, Unchangeable Gospel

I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.  I Corinthians 9:22  Paul wrote to the church at Corinth and addressed a congregation that had many internal problems. The main issue was the abuse of freedom by some believers that threatened to hinder the spread of the […]

Changed from the Inside Out

“T0 some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable.” Luke 18:9  The parable referred to in this passage in Luke efers to three men. The first man displayed a prideful attitude about his relationship with God, and the third was inordinately attached to his material […]

Bulletin for May 22 – Baccalaureate Sunday

Congratulations to Dillon, Chloe, and Austin! They received some funny gifts from Pastor James this morning. Baccalaureate service tonight at Chesnee First Baptist at 6pm A Graduate’s Prayer Dear Lord, As I look toward the future Bright hope conducts this prayer, For I know the plans You have for me Were wrought with divine care. […]

Come, All Who Are Thirsty

Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Isaiah 55:1 God invites us to come to Him. Although sin is a barrier, He offers to forgive. The concept of forgiveness is an example of how God’s thinking is so vastly superior to ours. […]

Beginning 2014

The Righteous Wait On God You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3 Isaiah saw a future time when God’s judgment will come upon the earth. But rather than striking fear into the hearts of God’s people, this coming judgment should cause them to rejoice […]

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