August 30th 2020

New Beginnings Church NOTES

______________________________                Pastor Tom Matson 

God’s Grace!!

In Christ Alone

Lamentations 3:22–24 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” 

Ephesians 2:8–10  For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. 

When we get saved, God is glorified through our lives.

We will never have to pay the penalty for our sins and short comings.

Psalm 103:10 “he does not treat us as our sins deserve
    or repay us according to our iniquities.”

What an amazing peace the covers us when we know that we are safe in the arms of Jesus.

John 10:28-30 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”

Be reminded that “The love that God has for us:

Never ceases; 

His mercies never come to an end; 

They are new every morning… 

When all is said and done, He alone saves us, and our security totally depends on his strength and faithfulness. 

There is not one moment in our lives when we should be comfortable in our efforts, our performance; we are dependent on Christ alone.  

1 Corinthians 2:2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

Luke 24:27 "And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted [explained] to them what was said in all the Scriptures [the things] concerning himself"  

Salvation in Jesus Christ is the message of the whole Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. 

When we accept Scripture alone, the Scripture itself points us to Christ alone.

“In Christ alone my hope is found, He is my light my strength my song.  This Cornerstone, this solid Ground, firm through the fiercest drought and storm.  What heights of love, what depths of peace, when fears are stilled when striving cease! My Comforter, my all in all, here in the love of Christ I stand.”

“In Christ alone who took on flesh, fullness of God in helpless babe!  This Gift of love and righteousness, scorned by the ones He came to save.  Till on that cross as Jesus died, the wrath of God was satisfied.  For every sin on Him was laid, here in the death of Christ I live.”

“There in the ground as His body lay, Light of the world by darkness slain.  Then bursting forth in glorious day, up from the grave He rose again!  And as He stands in victory, sin’s curse has lost its grip on me.  For I am His and He is mine, bought with the precious blood of Christ.”

“No guilt in life no fear in death, this is the power of Christ in me.  From life’s first cry to final breath, Jesus commands my destiny.  No power of hell no scheme of man, Can ever pluck me from His hand.  Till He returns or calls me home, here in the power of Christ I’ll stand!”

Don’t try to make this more confusing than it is.

Our Heavenly Father created a plan that was, well, SIMPLE.

He made sure that all of us could understand the truth.

Yes, there is so much in the Bible that I don’t understand.

But what I do understand is Christ alone.

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The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.  Psalm 37:23

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