10:00 Bible Study:Video sermon by Pastor Richard Warmack
11:00 Service:Speaker, Winston Pannell, Eager Avenue Grace Church
Birthdays:Mary James Fuller – July 8th.
“According to my gospel”
2 Timothy 2: 7
“Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead, according to my gospel.”The gospel we preach honors God the Father in every attribute of His character. It exalts God the Son as the Lord our Righteousness and excludes all boasting in the sinner.It shepherds our mind away from self, toward the ONE who is all our salvation. This gospel reminds us that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, is that ONE who is both God and Man. He is the Christ, very God of very God, one with the Father in the essence of His Deity. He is the Creator, Giver and Sustainer of life. This can only be attributed to His Deity, as no man can create life.
He is man, conceived in the womb by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He is “of the seed of David.” Mary “was of the household and lineage of David.”(Luke 2:4) He took into union with His Deity, true sinless humanity, body and soul that He might be “raised from the dead,” based on satisfaction to law and justice. His death can only be attributed to His humanity because God cannot die, but this man who is God did die. As God Man He put away sin, brought in everlasting righteousness and translated His people into the Kingdom of God’s dear Son. His resurrection from the dead is God’s declaration that righteousness is established and imputed, justification is accomplished for His people and eternal glory only awaits our exit from this life.This and more, according to my gospel.
Woe is unto me if I preach not this gospel. (1 Corinthians 9: 16)
Winston Pannell – Albany, Ga.
Justification By Christ Alone Is A Doctrine of Grace
You know this Doctrine I contend for is the Doctrine of Grace. In the knowledge whereof you find sweetness, because the work of your salvation is finished by Christ, Whose works are all perfect. This glads your hearts and keeps your souls from fainting. This removes all objections that otherwise would discourage us. This is the fountain that cannot be drawn dry that ever flows with sweet and strong consolation and is full of Spirit and life where our souls may drink freely at all times and be refreshed with this marrow and fatness that all is finished. Samuel Richardson - 1647
II Cor 5:18
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
The Purity of Christ as Mediator and Sacrifice
Here is the Lord Jesus Christ I know, and am convinced Scripture testifies to.He died a completely obedient man in Himself.He was holy, innocent, undefiled, separate from sinners, and remained obedient all the way to His death, even the death of the cross [Phil 2:8 –– not toward His death but all the way up to and including death.He was obedient all the way to His death, not a rebel in His death].He never at any time began to hate His Father.He suffered FOR sins, the Just One FOR the unjust, not AS sin but FOR sin.At no time was He ever tainted with our sin.But as our Great Mediator, perfect and innocent in Himself, He willingly accepted all our sins that were imputed to His account and offered His perfect self as an offering for our sins.He CALLED those sins His own.He willingly owned them all, took full responsibility for them and bore them upon Himself and carried them away making an end of sin for all His people.Only the God-man could accomplish this.Sin could not be infused with His divine nature, else He ceased to be God on the cross.In the light of all other Scripture, the only possible view of 2 Cor 5:21 is a strictly judicial transfer of sin to Christ.This is what Paul meant when he said He was made sin FOR us, who KNEW NO SIN. Would to God that men would interpret Scripture with Scripture.