"We preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord . . .” Meeting at 4702 Greenleaf Road, Sellersburg, IN USA 47172

How Could I?

I was thinking this week how impossible it would be for a true, God-called preacher, to preach anything other than the Lord Jesus Christ and him crucified. How could I, a desperately wicked sinner, stand week after week, and service after service and tell men how to live, when I struggle and fail daily myself? How could I, the wretched and depraved…

A Good Life

“And Jesus said unto [the crucified thief], Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23.43) Every life that ends in Christ is a good life. Sometimes God will allow one of his elect to live an entire life of sin, rebellion and violence, then, at the very end of it, call that person to Himself,…

Living Near the Grave

Some happy truth from our late brother Joe Terrell, former pastor of Grace Community Church in Iowa. It is good to live near the grave for it is in the light of the grave that we see this life as it really is – vanity. No matter the kind of life a person lives, it comes to the grave. The grave also…

Fig Leaves Removed

Please consider this wisdom from our brother Larry Criss, pastor of Fairmont Grace Church, Sylacauga Alabama “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; …” – Matthew 7:21 I suppose I think about this passage of Scripture as much as I do any other. The LORD Jesus Christ Himself tells us “in that day,”…

Rooted in the Love of Christ

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. (Ephesians 3:17-19) And what was the…

Preach Christ, Not About Him

For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. (1Corinthians 2:2) The tendency of men, if left alone, is to drift father from God; and preachers are no exception. If left alone, they depart from preaching the true gospel of Jesus Christ and begin to major on other things. It was true in the early days of…

Our Attitude and Conduct as Believers

Nothing reveals the true state of my heart, my relationship with God, and my understanding of the gospel quite like my daily, general attitude toward others, toward God’s providence, and toward my lot in life. It is one thing to be discouraged occasionally, to get upset, to disagree with someone, to feel neglected, or even to withdraw for a time to reflect…

Heavenly Dew

“My words descend like dew.”  Deuteronomy 32:2 The dew falls imperceptibly. No man can see it fall. Yet its effects are visible in the morning. So it is with the blessing of God upon His Word. It penetrates the heart without noise; it sinks deep into the conscience without anything visible going on. And as the dew opens the pores of the earth and refreshes the ground after the heat of…

Running Well

Ye did run well; who hath hindered you that you should not obey the truth?”  Galatians 5:7 Paul here first remembers the first state of this church when he preached to them the gospel of God’s free grace in Christ and reminds them that they “did run well.”  Paul often uses the analogy of running a race to describe the believer’s Christian life.  All who…