July 7, 2002

Volume 12 - Number 27     

"How Powerful is Grace"

Grace is defined by Webster as "unmerited divine assistance given man for his regeneration or sanctification." God, in other words, is willing to save man in spite of the fact that he has sinned against Him. This thought has been perverted by some who suggest that God, in the end, will save everyone, regardless of how they have lived, because of the depth of His love.

God, however, instructs us differently in His Word. His love for man is tremendous (John 3:16), and He would have all men to be saved (2 Peter 3:9), but that does not mean that His grace is without limitations. For example, God's grace will not:

Save those who refuse it.

Revelation 21:8 The unbelieving "… shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone..."

Save those disobedient to it.

2 Thessalonians 1:8 The Lord Jesus will one day take "vengeance on them that know not God, and obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ."

Save the rebellious and unappreciative.

Hebrews 10:26-37 "For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries."

But, for those who accept it and live faithfully by it, the grace of God will save us from eternal damnation (Titus 2:11-15, Ephesians 2:8-10; Acts 20:32).

Rejoice in the Lord and in the word of His grace.

Jim Curtis

July 14th (am) Dawhenya

This morning Ted & Paul Addo will be speaking on the radio at 5:30 am (1:30 am EST). Afterwards they drive to Dawhenya and will be finishing up the evangelistic campaign there.

July 14th (pm) Accra Road, Ashaiman

This evening Ted will be speaking for the Accra Road church in Ashaiman. Accra Road conducts the Church of Christ Radio Program and is building the Ashaiman Christian Centre (grades K-8 when completed.) During the two weeks that Ted will staying in Tema/Ashaiman Ted and Paul will be working to finish up the pouring of the concrete 2nd floor. (Note: all the mixing, carrying and pouring is done by hand.)

July 15th … Tema

Monday Ted will be meeting with various brethren and preparing for his departure.

July 16th … Depart from Ghana

Tuesday evening Ted will be flying from Accra to Amsterdam.

July 17th … Arrive Home

After a 2 hr. layover Ted will leave Amsterdam and fly to Detroit. Another 2 hr. layover and then the last flight to Tampa.

Campaign Updates: Ted will be trying to send back regular updates (and photos if possible) during the campaign in Ghana. These will be posted on the Ghana web-site and can be reached by going to either the church’s homepage or www.ghanamissions.com. Just click on the Campaign 2002 link (like at the top of this article) that you will find on either page.


Over the next few weeks the following men will be preaching for us while Ted is in Ghana.

July 14thChris Steele, New Port Richey



Summer Events

June 23 - July 17, 2002
July 21-27, 2002

“The good person increases the value of every other person whom he influences in any way.”




Remember in Prayer


 Wayne Vowell

Robin Vowell
Earl Marter
Angie Bowker
Art Stapleton
Jeanette Thompson
Frank Small
Bill & Jeanne Sherman
Viola Morinier, hospital
Melissa Keyso



 Delbert Leavens


Morning Services


Bible Reading:

 Kerry Keathley  


 Dick Navarre  


 Chris Steele


Closing Prayer:

 Carl Rigney


Evening Services


Opening Prayer:

 Larry Jenson



 Dick Navarre



 Chris Steele  

Closing Prayer:

 Clarence Riggenbach

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