Graveled Driveway

I found out my son had bought an old Ford pickup truck.  That is what we used to put gravel on our driveway.  We hauled several loads, but we now have better traction on our drive than we had before.

It was 18 degrees when I got up yesterday morning thus freezing the ground, and when we got to the gravel the surface of the gravel was frozen too.  After breaking through the frost layer it was not so difficult to shovel the rock.

Remember to attend worship services in your local congregation this morning and evening.  Remember that “God is Spirit: and they [we] that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”   Being born again through the death burial and resurrection of Jesus is the only way of worshipping the God of glory and all creation.

I have heard it said, “All roads lead to heaven”.  Well!  If all roads lead to heaven, then they all must meet at the cross of Jesus Christ.  There is no other way to God and Heaven but by Christ Jesus.

Enough of my preaching from the banks of Flat Creek.

-Tim

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

“When I survey the wondrous cross, On which the Prince of glory died, My richest gain I count but loss, And pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, Save in the death of Christ my God; All the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to His blood.

See, from His head, His hands, His feet, Sorrow and love flow mingled down; Did e’er such love and sorrow meet, Or thorns compose so rich a crown.

Were the whole realm of nature mine, That were a present far to small; Love so amazing, so divine, Demands my soul, my life, my all.”

by Isaac Watts 1674-1748

and still a wonderful hymn of praise to our God and Savior Jesus Christ.

Always praising God along the banks of Flat Creek.

-Tim

Grace

My how wonderful is the grace of God.  We have been studying grace in the book of Galations on Wednesday evenings at Carr Lane Baptist Church where I am pastor.

Without grace I would be forever condemned in sin and darkness.  I would be lost.  Thankfully our Creator sent His Son Jesus Christ to die on a cross in my place, become my sin, take the wrath which I deserved, died, was buried and bodily arose from the dead.  Because of that wonderful gift of God; there is no more condemnation in my life; but only grace.

My future is brighter, because of God’s gift.  My future is assured, because of God’s gift.  My future is blessing, because of God’s gift of grace.

“Grace, Grace; God’s grace. Grace that is greater than all our sin…”

-Tim