Of Providence

posted May 15, 2013, 6:36 AM by Jerry Allie

     God, the great Creator of all things, doth uphold, direct, dispose, and govern all creatures, actions, and things, from the greatest even to the least, by his most wise and holy providence, according to his infallible foreknowledge, and the free and immutable counsel of his own will, to the praise of the glory of his wisdom, power, justice, goodness, and mercy.
                                                                  -The Westminster Confession Of Faith

Of Effectual Calling

posted May 15, 2013, 6:27 AM by Jerry Allie   [ updated May 15, 2013, 6:37 AM ]

      All those whom God hath predestined unto life, and those only, he is pleased, in his appointed  and accepted time, effectually to call, by his Word and Spirit out of that state of sin  and death in which they are by nature, to grace  and  salvation by Jesus Christ: enlightening  their minds, spiritually and savingly, to understand the things of God, taking away their heart of stone,  and giving unto them an heart of flesh; renewing their wills, and by his almighty power determining them  to that which is good; and effectually  drawing them to Jesus Christ; yet so as they come most freely, being made willing by his grace.
                                                   -The Westminster Confession Of Faith

UPHOLDING THE CONFESSIONS OF THE CHURCH

posted May 15, 2013, 6:09 AM by Jerry Allie

     THE APOSTLES' CREED, THE SCOTS CONFESSION, THE HEIDELBERG CONFESSION, and THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH 


AFRAID? OF WHAT?

posted Apr 23, 2013, 4:39 PM by Jerry Allie

      Afraid?  Of What?
To feel the spirit's glad release?
To pass from pain to perfect peace,
The strife and strain of life to cease?
      Afraid-of that?

      Afraid?  Of What?
Afraid to see the Savior's face
To hear His welcome, and to trace
The glory gleam from wounds of grace?
      Afraid? Of What?

     Afraid?  Of What?
A flash, a crash, a pierced heart;
Darkness, light, O Heaven's art!
A wound of His a counterpart!
       Afraid-of that?


      Afraid?  Of What?
To enter into Heaven's rest.
And yet to serve the Master blest,
From service good to service best?
       Afraid-of that?

      Afraid?  Of What?
To do by death what life could not-
Baptize with blood a stony plot,  
Till souls shall blossom from the spot?
      Afraid -of that?
                             E. H. HAMILTON

     


Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship Family Conference

posted Apr 15, 2013, 4:49 PM by Jerry Allie

   Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship Family Conference will be July 8-11, 2013 in Bristol Tennessee at Milligan College.  Contact Presbyterian Evangelistic  Fellowship  website for more information.

A Hymn

posted Apr 14, 2013, 7:02 AM by Jerry Allie

How great, how terrible that God,
Who shakes creation with His nod!
He frown, and earth’s foundations quake,
And all the wheels of nature break!

Crushed under guilt’s oppressive weight,
This globe now totters to its fate:
Trembles beneath her guilty sons,
And for deliverance heaves and groans!

And see! The glorious dreadful day,
That takes the enormous load away!
See skies, and stars and earth, and seas,
Sink in one universal blaze!

Where, now-ah! Where shall sinners seek
For shelter in the general wreck?
Can falling rocks conceal them now,
When rocks dissolve like melting snow?

In vain for pity now the cry:
In lakes of liquid fire they lie:
There on the burning billows tossed,
For ever, ever, ever lost!

But saints undaunted and serene,
Your eyes shall view the dreadful scene!
Your Saviour lives, though worlds expire,
And earth and skies dissolve in fire!

JESUS! The helpless creature’s friend!
To thee my all I dare commend:
Thou canst preserve my feeble soul,
When lightning blaze from pole to pole!

-Samuel Davies

Grace from Beginning to End

posted Apr 14, 2013, 6:50 AM by Jerry Allie   [ updated Apr 15, 2013, 5:05 PM ]

Our salvation is by God’s grace from beginning to end.  By grace, He became a man to live a sinless life and die a sacrificial death.  By grace, He rose from the dead for our justification. By grace, He brought the gospel message to us. By grace, He convicted us of our sin  and  Christ  sufficiency as a  Savior and Lord.  By grace, He imparted repentance  and faith to our hearts.  By grace, He quickened us who were dead in trespasses and sins.  By grace, He sanctifies us.   By grace, He will complete that work.   By grace, He  will glorify us with Christ.  By grace, He will fellowship with us eternally in heaven.  God’s astounding grace is one thing on which all Christians should agree  and for which all should praise Him!

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