ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS

WEDNESDAY 3/22: The Anatomy of God Study Continues – 6:30pm-7:45pm
SUNDAY 3/26: Bible Study Teacher’s Meeting – 12:00pm-12:45pm
MONDAY 3/27: Ladies Ministry Meeting @ 6:30pm
SUNDAY 4/1: Brown-Bag Fellowship Lunch – 12:00pm-2:00pm




CHURCH DISTINCTIVE
SOVERIEGN GRACE


John 15:16
“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.”

To say that we hold God’s sovereign grace up as a distinctive is to say that we believe salvation is completely and totally in the hands of God. It is a “monergistic” work not a “synergistic work”. Meaning that God saves sinners without their help in the matter at all. We believe that mankind is totally depraved. We believe that God unconditionally elects some men and women to salvation. We believe that the Father, through Christ, has limited the atonement to only those whom He has set His love upon. We furthermore believe that as God has seen fit to love that people, His grace to them is irresistible and all that are to come, will come to. We also believe that those whom God has irresistibly drawn by this sovereign grace, they will persevere to the end.
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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

New Rough Plumbing for ADA Bathroom: Completed
New Fire Escape Staircase: Completed
New Doorway & Door for Fire Escape: Working on it Today
Electrical Inspections: Scheduled for Wednesday
Plumbing Inspections: Scheduled for Wednesday
Tentative Schedule until completion: 2-3 weeks.


CLEANING MINISTRY

THIS WEEK:

Clint & Angie Gowell

NEXT WEEK:

Sarah Bishop



“My beloved.”

Song of Solomon 2:8

This was a golden name which the ancient Church in her most joyous moments was wont to give to the Anointed of the Lord. When the time of the singing of birds was come, and the voice of the turtle was heard in her land, her love-note was sweeter than either, as she sang, “My beloved is mine and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.” Ever in her song of songs doth she call him by that delightful name, “My beloved!” Even in the long winter, when idolatry had withered the garden of the Lord, her prophets found space to lay aside the burden of the Lord for a little season, and to say, as Esaias did, “Now will I sing to my well-beloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard.” Though the saints had never seen his face, though as yet he was not made flesh, nor had dwelt among us, nor had man beheld his glory, yet he was the consolation of Israel, the hope and joy of all the chosen, the “beloved” of all those who were upright before the Most High. We, in the summer days of the Church, are also wont to speak of Christ as the best beloved of our soul, and to feel that he is very precious, the “chiefest among ten thousand, and the altogether lovely.” So true is it that the Church loves Jesus, and claims him as her beloved, that the apostle dares to defy the whole universe to separate her from the love of Christ, and declares that neither persecutions, distress, affliction, peril, or the sword have been able to do it; nay, he joyously boasts, “In all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”

O that we knew more of thee, thou ever precious one!
“My sole possession is thy love;
In earth beneath, or heaven above,
I have no other store;
And though with fervent suit I pray,
And importune thee day by day,
I ask thee nothing more.”

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