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We’re also going to sing, “Alas and Did My Savior Bleed” but we’re going to sing the newer Sovereign Grace arrangement that you can listen to and read here.

See you Sunday!

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The Gospel Song

We will be singing a new (to us) Sovereign Grace song at Legacy this Sunday. It is entitled “The Gospel Song.” You can listen to the song here while viewing the lyrics below. Alternatively, you may purchase the song by downloading it from the Sovereign Grace Music site.

Holy God in love became
Perfect man to bear my blame
On the cross He took my sin
By His death I live again

Blessings,

PC

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It’s a common fact that 88% of teenagers leave the church by their sophomore year in high school. We shouldn’t be surprised when the public school system seems to believe indoctrination is more successful the younger the children are and the church believes just the opposite. In public schools it is not uncommon to hear stories of pre-K’s and K’s having to listen to books like “My Two Daddy’s”. At the same time, churches are utitlizing curriculum from places like First Look Publishers. I was alerted to this via the Founders Blog. Pastor Ascol was alerted via the guys at Two Institutions. The editorial note from First Look can be found here.

Alternative ending to the Gospel? Should we expect any other results than what we’re realizing with curriculum choices like that? It’s no wonder we’re losing a generation.

PC

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We will be singing a new (to us) Sovereign Grace song at Legacy this Sunday. It is entitled “Jesus, Thank You.” You can listen to the song here while viewing the lyrics below. Alternatively, you may purchase the song for $0.99 by downloading it from the Sovereign Grace Music site.

~Greg

JESUS, THANK YOU

The mystery of the cross I cannot comprehend
The agonies of Calvary
You the perfect Holy One, crushed Your Son
Who drank the bitter cup reserved for me

Your blood has washed away my sin
Jesus, thank You
The Father’s wrath completely satisfied
Jesus, thank You
Once Your enemy, now seated at Your table
Jesus, thank You

By Your perfect sacrifice I’ve been brought near
Your enemy You’ve made Your friend
Pouring out the riches of Your glorious grace
Your mercy and Your kindness know no end

Lover of my soul
I want to live for You

© 2003 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music (ASCAP)/Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP).

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I always enjoy receiving and answering questions generated from sermons. Yesterday during lunch I received one such question and I thought I would ask it and answer it here because I’m sure others were thinking the same thing but just didn’t ask.

The question was, “When does Bible study, church attendance, fasting, tithing or other spiritual disciplines become idolatry?”

My answer was/is, “When Bible study, church attendance, fasting, tithing or other spiritual disciplines become works carried out to earn salvation or gauges of spiritual maturity level they move from desirable acts of devotion to acts of self-righteousness and idolatry.” (Luke 18:9-14) Another way to put it would be, “When the ways in which we glorify and enjoy God as well as acts of obedience and sacrifice motivated out of a bond-servants love for his/her Lord become nothing more than bullet points on a man-made list of standards that do nothing more than whittle down and lower God’s standard thereby providing a false sense of satistfaction and accomodating self-righteousness.”

Thoughts?

Pastor Chris

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Family Discipleship

Is the Church Ready?

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