Category Archives: Radio Broadcasts

Saving for the Saved

One of the most important distinctions in the word of God is to understand that every reference to salvation is not describing salvation from eternal perdition. Rather, for those who have been saved by God’s sovereign grace, there is a deliverance (a salvation) here in our lives for “the eternally saved” that we can experience and enjoy here in our walk of Christian discipleship.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 5-19-2019

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What Does Charity Look Like? (Part 1)

As we continue to look at charity – agape love in action – we are given a great practical explanation of just what that sacrificial love actually looks like in 1 Corinthians 13. Even the most seemingly grand acts are void of any value if not motivated and saturated by agape love. When we love others in our lives, we are compelled to suffer long, be kind, not puff up ourselves, to seek not our own, but instead to perpetually sacrifice our good for the good of others.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 5-12-2019

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Are You Stirring a Savour or a Stink?

A savour gives a pleasant aroma to our smell, while a stink gives a very unpleasant odor to us. The sacrifice of Christ was pleasing to God and gave a pleasant aroma to God the Father in completing the work of salvation. Now, we ought to live in a way that would be a pleasing savour unto God and unto men as well.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 5-05-2019

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God Is Love

God’s love that was vertically bestowed upon the beloved is the most radical, fervent expression of love this world has ever seen. Love is not properly characterized by a butterfly feeling, Disney Cinderella love – but true love was on display on a ugly, horrific cross in Judea 2,000 years ago. Based on God’s vertical love towards us, we are now called upon to display that love horizontally to others in the same radical self-sacrificial way. God’s love gives us assurance of our salvation and quenches the torment of fear. Most of all, it’s all because God loved us unconditionally – We love him, because he first loved us.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 4-28-2019

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Casting Out Fear

How do we cast out fear? 1 John 4:18 tells us that perfect love casts out fear. Do you fear that you are not accepted with God or not saved? There are so many other questions that can make us worry and fear in our lives, but a proper view of the perfect love of God will cast out all fear and torment in our lives.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 4-21-2019

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Love In Deed and Truth

The Apostle John challenges us to not love just in word and tongue but to exhibit love in deed and truth. Love that is just professed by our speech but not backed up and authenticated by our actions of love is empty and vain. We need to help our brothers and neighbors that stand in need to validate the love of God in our heart externally by our actions.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 4-14-2019

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Hanging Out at Cornelius’ House, Part 7

God is not a respecter of persons but has chosen his elect out of every nation, kindred, people, and tongue. God is a God of choice and scripture consistently presents a God that does make choice of one person over another. However, in Acts 10, Peter now has the full realization from the evidences of regeneration of Cornelius and his house that God has a people among the Gentiles, among a people broader that just the natural born Jews.  

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 4-07-2019

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If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments

The Apostle John – known as the Apostle of Love – clearly connects our obedience to God’s commandments to our love of the Lord. Simply put, we cannot profess a sincere, authentic love for God but have absolutely no regard and perpetually disobey the commandments of the Lord. Our love of Christ is established and authenticated by our love of God’s word and commands.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 3-31-2019

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Hanging Out at Cornelius’ House, Part 6

As we continue to see the evidence of grace in Cornelius’ house prior to Peter’s preaching, Peter affirms that these Gentiles are already accepted and had spiritual life before God prior to hearing the gospel. We look at the other examples of spiritual life and acceptance with God before the message of the gospel has come to God’s people.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 3-24-2019

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Building Up To Charity

In Peter’s final epistle, he introduces his closing admonitions to God’s elect by telling them to grow in their walk of discipleship, building up to agape love, charity. We are given faith in the new birth, but we have to learn to exhibit these other 7 traits of Christian maturity and discipleship with the final pinnacle being the agape, self-sacrificial love towards others that Christ has manifested towards us.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 3-17-2019

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Hanging Out at Cornelius’ House, Part 5

As Peter shows up to preach to Cornelius, he finds something he didn’t expect. He sees the evidences that these Gentiles are “already accepted with God”. Peter declares this when he arrives, prior to his preaching and these Gentiles’ belief and acceptance of the gospel. This shows that regeneration and acceptance before God is separate and distinct from our knowledge and belief of the gospel.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 3-10-2019

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Do You Agape Love Christ?

Jesus presents Peter with a very challenging question in John 21 – do you agape love me? Do you love me such a self-sacrificial manner that you are willing to give up everything, to die for me? Peter had previously thought he had that self-sacrificial commitment to the Son of God, but he failed when he was challenged and denied the Lord. Now, Peter is only willing to commit to phileo brotherly love to Christ. However, by the end of his life, Peter has now found that agape love and exhorts us to progress towards that self-sacrificing love to Christ as well.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 3-03-2019

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Jesus Loves Me, This I Know

Almost everyone is familiar with the line in the Christian hymn, “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.” But what does the Bible really tell us about the love of Jesus? We see from scripture that Jesus is not waiting on you to make a decision or perform an action so he can love you and keep on loving you. No, God has loved his people with an everlasting love, and it’s not based on what we have done because we have no love for God in our natures. The Bible tells us that God loved us when we did not love God, when we were enemies towards him, when we were dead in sins with no capacity for love. The Bible tells us that God loved us when we were unlovable, and thus calls upon us to love others in the same manner that God has loved us. “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” (1 John 4:10)

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 2-17-2019

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Hanging out at Cornelius’ House, Part 3

As we continue to see the examples of Cornelius’ regenerated state prior to gospel conversion, God took note of a memorial of the good deeds of Cornelius, showing his currently accepted state before the Lord. God put down a sheet from heaven to Cornelius as well. Just as with any good and perfect gift, this revelation came down from God, came down from above.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 2-10-2019

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A Voice in the Wilderness

In conclusion of Zacharias’ prophecy we see the correct purpose of the gospel. Zacharias had already declared the work of Christ as our Redeemer, but now the purpose of the preacher and the voices called to cry in the wilderness is to declare the message of salvation. Not to offer an invitation for salvation but to declare it as complete, finished, and done – to deliver a message of comfort to the sin-sick soul of the child of God.

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Hanging Out at Cornelius’ House, Part 2

As we continue to look at evidences of Cornelius’ regenerated state, we see he was a praying man who was ministered to by an angel of God. The wicked cannot offer up true prayers before God, but Cornelius’ prayers came up before God as a memorial, certifying that he was already accepted by the Lord. Also, the Lord sent an angel to Cornelius, which is only applicable due to his state as already being an heir of salvation before the gospel arrived by the mouth of Peter.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 1-27-2019

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Redeemer of His People

Zacharias, after his speech is restored after John’s birth, begins a Holy Spirit inspired prophecy of the upcoming work of the babe still in Mary’s womb. That babe, Jesus Christ, would be a Savior. He would redeem his people and save them from the hand of their enemies and would fully perform the covenant of God, to save his people from their sins. That was the work of Jesus even from his birth. He finished the work and fully saved his people upon the cross.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 1-20-2019

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Hanging out at Cornelius’ House

As we see evidence in Peter’s preaching visit to the house of Cornelius, he found a man who already feared God. Since God takes pleasure in those that fear him, and we cannot please God without faith, that gives us an implicit evidence that Cornelius had faith before Peter’s arrival. However, after hearing the gospel, that ignorant faith became a strengthened and emboldened faith.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 1-13-2019

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Leaping for Joy

As Mary arrives in the home of Elizabeth, her cousin, we have an amazing account of John the Baptist leaping in the womb of his mother for joy. John here displays the fruit of the Spirit (joy), affirming he is already born again in his mother’s womb. Therefore, John here gives the pattern for “every one that is born of the Spirit” (John 3:8), as he (like every other child of God) is born again by the immediate direct work of the Holy Spirit on the heart, without the use of any human means or conditions.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 1-06-2019

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Jesus is the Golden Rule

Jesus Christ instituted what we know as the Golden Rule, but Christ did not impose a standard upon his people that he himself did not meet. Christ commands us to love those who do not love us, and he set the standard by first loving his enemies that previously cared nothing for him. Christ commands us to do good and give freely to others and he did good to those who could do no good in themselves, but we have now been given the imputed goodness of Christ that gives us the ability to serve and please him.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 12-30-2018

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The Announcements of Gabriel

In Luke 1, the angel Gabriel gives two announcements of upcoming births that would change the course of human history. Interestingly enough, these two announcements were made to two relatives and cousins, one a young girl from Nazareth and the other an old lady and preacher’s wife in the hill country of Judea. They had been chosen by God as the vessels to bring John the Baptist and Jesus Christ into this world.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 12-23-2018

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What God Does for Donkeys

Man’s nature is stubborn and contrary to authority, just like the donkeys by nature. However, we see in the word of God how the Lord subdues the stubborn nature of man, overpowering him by the Lamb. God has changed our obstinate donkey nature and gave us a tender heart to serve the Lord, we’ve been saved by the blood of the Lamb.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 12-16-2018

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The Accomplishment of Christ’s Decease

As Moses and Elias confirm from their conversation with Christ on the Mount of Transfiguration, the death of Jesus Christ “accomplished” its intended purpose. Jesus did not come trying to save sinners, and he was foiled in his effort of salvation. No, but rather Jesus fully accomplished his intended purpose and saved all his people from their sins.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 12-09-2018

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A King Like No Other, Part 2

Jesus is the only King of kings and Lord of lords. However, Christ’s kingdom is not of this world, running directly contrary to the normal order of kingdom’s in this world. Jesus did not cater to the societal elite; he did not build great armies and weapons; he did not rule as a despot, but the Son of God instead became a servant, setting the example for us to live contrary to this world as well. 

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 12-02-2018

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Sacrifice of Thanksgiving

What can we possibly offer back to such a great and majestic God like ours for all his benefits in our lives and saving our eternal souls from damnation? One of the most simplistic offerings we can make back to God is the “sacrifice of thanksgiving”. Every child of God has been appointed to a holy priesthood and the most important function of your role as priest is to offer sacrifices to God. God has given us a body to offer back to him as a living sacrifice and one of the most simple but still yet prominent sacrifices are simply saying “Thank you” to the Lord, to offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving unto our God.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 11-25-2018

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The Suffering Servant

Jesus put aside his divinity to come into this world to save a people. However, we see from Isaiah 53’s depiction of this lot, this people is not a good people worthy of God’s favor, but rather a rebellious and disobedient people. In spite of the elect’s pitiful state, Jesus was willing to sacrifice himself to save his people from their sins.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 11-18-2018

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Hard Sayings & The Words of Eternal Life

In summary of Jesus’ preaching in John 6, we see two distinct reactions to Jesus’ message of the sovereignty of God in salvation. Some people were offended by the doctrines of grace as some disciples walked away from Christ. However, in contrast, the apostles viewed the doctrines of grace and Jesus extolling of God’s sovereignty of salvation as the words of eternal life and Christ as the only source of that beautiful message of the gospel.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 11-11-2018

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A King Like No Other

Jesus Christ’s kingdom is truly not of this world, running fully contrary to the customs of the kingdoms of this world. Christ didn’t come to cater and entice the worldly nature of man to accept him as their king. Instead, Jesus set up a kingdom and ruled as it’s king not concurrent but in opposition to this world.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 11-04-2018

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The Flesh and Blood of Christ

Christ’s admonition of the necessity of partaking of his flesh and drinking of his blood have led to some very eccentric interpretations of these verses in John 6:53-59. This morning we try to consider the proper interpretation of these verses – simply another admonition by Christ to believe on him as God manifest in the flesh and believe in his blood as the only atonement for your sins. Let us profess that belief of Christ today. 

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 10-28-2018

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Jesus Never Needed Your Consent

Even though man’s innate pride thinks that we must give our consent to be saved, scripture contrarily teaches that we are saved and represented by Christ apart from our consent. This morning we look at the doctrine of federal headship and the many examples around us and also in scripture where we were represented by others, apart from our consent.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 10-21-2018

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Drawing Power of God

During Jesus’ sermon in John 6, he continually circles back to his people “coming” unto him. What is this “coming” that Jesus is referring to? Like any good preacher (with Christ being the great preacher), he clearly defines his terms that God causes the sinner to “come to him” by sovereignly drawing the passive child to him in the new birth; not the dead sinner choosing to come unto him because as Jesus clearly states, that is impossible – “No man can come unto me”. However, God made a divine exception in salvation to draw his children unto him. It’s after that sovereign, monergistic drawing by God that one can manifest the evidence of eternal life and believe on the name of Christ.  

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 10-14-2018

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The Successful Savior

Christ came into this world with a stated and definite purpose. A people were given to Christ before the foundation of the world, and Jesus perfectly saved every one of the elect given unto him. Then, at the end of time, that same group will be raised up in the resurrection and saved in heaven, without the loss of a single one.  

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 9-30-2018

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Comforting Like Christ, Part 2

As Christ comforts us, we are obligated to pay forward that comfort to help and comfort others as well. We see how God intercedes for us with action and deliverance, and we must help others through our actions. Christ also communicates and encourages our soul in times of trouble, and we can encourage others in like manner.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 9-23-2018

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The Work of God

In Jesus discourse in John 6, there are some Jews who were seeking to labor for God, but they were wanting to labor for more good food. Instead, Jesus tells them the ultimate work they could perform unto God was to believe in his name. Jesus settled once and for all the debate over is belief a work. Jesus declared that belief is a work and thus cannot be an ingredient of our salvation, since salvation is totally by grace and not of any works on our part.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 9-16-2018

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Comforting Like Christ

Christ has been so good to us, we ought to pass it on. That’s certainly true of the comfort of the Lord. As we consider the stability, compassion, and presence of God in our life that is a comfort to us, we should exhibit those same characteristics in providing the comfort of the Lord to others around us as well.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 9-09-2018

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Jesus Walks on the Water

In a very familiar account in the gospels, this morning we look at Jesus walking upon the water. This shows the necessity of faith in the midst of the storms of this life, to keep our “gaze of faith” solely transfixed on Christ despite any problems that may arise and we shall be blessed even in the midst of severe tempest in our lives. 

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 9-02-2018

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Gathering of Israel, Part 2

In conclusion of the message, we consider other verses that point to toward fulfillment in the church, in the kingdom of God, not in a future earthly kingdom set up by Christ. We don’t need to miss the joys and blessings of the kingdom of God that is at hand, here in the church today. 

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 8-26-2018

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Gathering of Israel, Part 1

There’s a common misconception, driven by the modern Zionist movement among other things, of a future restoration of the natural nation of Israel before or at the second coming of Christ. While some portion of that may be the case, this morning we see that many of the promises for the gathering of God’s people Israel is fulfilled in the church, not in a fictitious future kingdom to come.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 8-19-2018

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Feeding of the Five Thousand Men

As we begin to go through John 6, we see a very notable miracle, the only specific miracle in Jesus’ ministry that is addressed in all four gospels. Jesus feeds the five thousand who were in need, he feeds his sheep who are in need of sustenance and a shepherd, reminding us that Jesus is always faithful to provide for our needs, both in life and in the church.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 8-12-2018

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Can the Elect be Deceived? Part 2

In the second part of this message, we look at multiple examples in the scriptures of the possibility of God’s children falling away from the truth. This message is not to scare God’s children, but for us to be sober-minded and vigilant to watch to remain devoted to the truth of God’s word.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 8-05-2018.

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Can the Elect be Deceived? Part 1

While nothing can separate a child of God from his eternal home in heaven, there are some who falsely teach that the child of God is invinceable, and not subject to fall or fail here in this world. While we should all strive to diligent follow the Lord, the scriptures do teach that some can and do fall away from the truth. We must be vigilant to protect ourselves from these pitfalls of the world quenching our discipleship.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 7-29-2018.

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The People and the Work Given to Christ

Scripture consistently affirms that there was a distinct, definite group given unto Christ to save. This group of people were the elect, that God chose to love and save, and that group was given unto Christ who made a covenant to save them. Jesus declared on the cross that he had finished the work given unto him, so he perfectly saved all the people that were given unto him. 

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 7-22-2018.

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The Tribulation Equation, Part 2

In concluding thoughts on the Tribulation Equation from Romans 5:1-5, we look at practical examples in the scriptures of how disciples overcame tribulation to be saved by hope. Jeremiah, Hannah, and Paul among many others endure their tribulation, felt the hope and love of God shed abroad in their heart in comfort and assurance.   

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 7-15-2018.

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What Did Jesus Finish?

Jesus came into this world with a distinctive and definite stated purpose – to save his people from their sins and to give eternal life to every one that was given to him. Did Jesus finish that work? Yes, he did. That was Jesus’ final battle cry of victory upon the cross, It is finished! The work of salvation for his people was fully and finally completed by Christ’s work on the cross.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 7-08-2018.

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Save Yourselves from this Untoward Generation

This world is wicked, polluted, and it vexes the righteous soul of the children of God day-by-day. However, there is a salvation and deliverance for God’s children when they take heed to the Apostle Peter’s admonition to save themselves from this untoward generation. Our belief of the gospel does not get us born again or save us to heaven, but the gospel can lift our gaze and give us deliverance and hope that this world is not our home – we’re just a long time traveling here below to lay this body down.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 7-01-2018.

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The Tribulation Equation

Even in the midst of tribulation, the child of God can follow the divine equation that should produce hope in our hearts. When we faithfully endure tribulation with patience, that builds experiences for us to draw upon, and then we should be emboldened and further strengthened in our faith to hope in the deliverance and power of God.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 6-24-2018.

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Sonship and the New Birth

The scriptures make it abundantly clear that God’s relationship to us as our adoptive Father predates our knowledge of that fact. Man does not cry out to God in order to get born again, get life, and become a son of God. Instead, our outward cry in belief (which is predated by the new birth in their heart) is the effect – not the cause – of our sonship that God has initiated and procured by adopting us into his family.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 6-17-2018.

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Every Tongue Should Confess

At the last day, all men shall bow down and confess the authority and sovereignty of God. We also see throughout scripture many examples where unlikely sources declared the authority and power of God, even sometimes unbeknownst to them. Every tongue should confess God’s power here on earth, but there will come a time that every tongue without exception will confess Jesus as Lord.

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 6-10-2018.

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Confession of Whose Sins? (1 John 1:9)

In a misguided attempt to implore the sinner to confess his sins and get saved for eternity, 1 John 1:9 is unfortunately often presented as an invitation to salvation to the cooperative sinner. However, we see from the audience that John was actually addressing that they were already forgiven of their sins, already of God, and clearly already saved. Rather than trying to save them to eternal life, instead John is giving assurance to the saved children of God who fail the Lord that God is loving to forgive them each and every time we falter when we honestly confess our sins before the Lord. 

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 6-03-2018.

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Science Catching up to the Bible, Part 2

In another message on the scientific accuracy of the Bible, we see how the Bible presents mankind as one race, as lineage from one woman, and rejects the false doctrine of evolution and Darwinism. We see the stars which are articulated in the scriptures presented the vastness of the heavens, but it took men a long time to catch up the truths that were revealed in scriptures from long ago.    

The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 5-27-2018.

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