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Upcoming Events
OCT

22

SUN
9AM Contemporary Service
Contemporary Service with our Praise band leading the worship, and message delivered by pastor or guset speaker
10AM Sunday School
Sunday School Classes for all ages, using Lifeway resources and others in a small class learning setting, where questions and discussions are welcomed.
Blended Worship Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Our Blended Worship Service with special music from our Praise Band, Choir, and individuals. Our pastor or special speaker brings a message using the greatest instruction book available.
OCT

25

WED
Praise Team Practice
7:00 PM
The Praise Team instrumentalists and vocalists will practice each Wednesday night at 7:00 P.M. in the sanctuary.
OCT

29

SUN
9AM Contemporary Service
Contemporary Service with our Praise band leading the worship, and message delivered by pastor or guset speaker
10AM Sunday School
Sunday School Classes for all ages, using Lifeway resources and others in a small class learning setting, where questions and discussions are welcomed.
Blended Worship Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Our Blended Worship Service with special music from our Praise Band, Choir, and individuals. Our pastor or special speaker brings a message using the greatest instruction book available.
Bible Search
Seeing Jesus in Psalm 53 - A Terrible Picture

Psalm 53:3 -"They have all fallen away; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one."

 

John Owen the great puritan of the past once made a definitive statement on the human condition, "our sins are in reality like an iceberg, we see some of the ones which lie at the top but the depth of our sins and our sinfulness is enormous."  Sadly that is true.  We are deep, deep sinners, drowning in our own sin. 

 

David certainly agrees when he says "everyone of us has become corrupt,  no one has done good, not even one."  Those words would be extremely and excruciatingly harsh if they were not true.  Jesus certainly spent time speaking of the sinfulness and the evil of a person's heart, as did Paul when he very directly said, "we all have sinned and come short of the glory of God."  These are painfully true statements. 

 

Statements that give us a glimpse into the reality of our condition and our sinfulness.  We may not like it but certainly everyday we are reminded of it.  We are sinners, Paul the great apostle even said, "he was the chief of all sinners." I might argue that point with him, because in man ways I am.

 

We are all wretches as John Newton put it in "Amazing Grace. "  And the truth of the matter is that we don't even know the scope of our own wretchedness. God does however and here is the amazing thing, He loves us anyway.  He loved us enough to die for us even though we really are wretches.   I never tire of saying that, for what a difference it makes because it is the grace of God that "saves a wretch like me."  The Bible in fact says, "He justifies the ungodly."  He saves the wretches, the lost, those who have fallen short of the glory of God.  He saves the ones who follow Him not on the basis of what they do but because of what He did on the cross.  Even though we are sinful and even though we have gone astray, He saves us through His blood.  To God be the glory!