|SUNDAYS||TUESDAYS||FIRST FRIDAYS OF THE MONTH|
|Minister's Prayer Session |
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
|Bible Study |
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
|Holy Communion and Holy Ghost Service |
10:00 PM – 1:00 AM
|Workers Meeting |
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
|WEDNESDAYS||LAST DAY OF THE MONTH|
|Sunday School |
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
|Prayer via the prayer line |
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Phone number: (605)562-0400
Access Code: 3002028#
|Crossover prayers into the new month |
(via the prayer line)
11:30 PM – 12:15 AM
|Sunday Service |
10:15 AM – 12:30 PM
|SATURDAYS Zion Hour (Prayer Meeting) |
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM (Except first Saturday)
Grace is God’s mercy and graciousness packaged and released in one piece through our Lord Jesus Christ to mankind, defined as unmerited favor. When God sent His only begotten son, Jesus Christ, He intended that He paid the price while we enjoy the benefits including eternity with Him at the end of our lives, if only we can believe. John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life".
Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Testator of grace. Those who accept Him as Savior and Lord of their lives have embraced a gift that places them at the center of God’s will. It qualifies the unqualified and empowers them for eternal inheritance with the All-Merciful God. According to John 1:12, all who received Jesus, and believed in His name, are given the right to become children of God. Grace is a platform on which we embrace and advance in Christian values, principles and in intimacy with God, through the help of the Holy Spirit and the power of the word of God. It instructs and empowers “us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions and to live sensible, upright, and godly lives in the present age” (Titus 2:11). Grace is inexhaustible.
As a masterpiece, it is embedded with all that God desires the believer to become; it is designed to answer to all cultures and ages, and potent to absorb or displace all shades of darkness with the light from Above. Grace enables the recipients to live to glorify God in all intent, purpose, and action; empowering them to overcome the alluring trappings, perversions, and decadence of this world. Grace is not mere mental assent; it is a call to change. Grace that does not change us is called “cheap grace” in contrast to “costly grace”. Dietrich Bonhoeffer describes cheap grace as “forgiveness of sins proclaimed as a general truth; the love of God taught as the Christian “conception” of God. An intellectual assent to that idea is held to be of itself sufficient to secure remission of sins. Cheap grace means the justification of sin without the justification of the sinner. Grace alone does everything, they say, and so everything can remain as it was before.
Well, then let the Christian live like the rest of the world, let him model himself on the world’s standards in every sphere of life, and not presumptuously aspire to live a different life under grace from his old life under sin. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the Cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living, and incarnate. Costly grace is... the gift, which must be asked for, the door at which a man must knock. Such grace is costly…because it costs God the life of His Son: “ye were bought at a price,” and what has cost God much cannot be cheap for us. Costly grace confronts us as a gracious call to follow Jesus; it comes as a word of forgiveness to the broken spirit and the contrite heart.
Grace is costly because it compels a man to submit to the yoke of Christ and follow Him”. “The purpose of this grace is not to live a lawless life; rather, it grants us the ability to live righteously, even in this perverse generation”-Pst E A Adeboye. Grace is loaded with whatever it takes for us to undertake and finish well our journeys through this transient world. Its inexhaustible provisions permit no excuses, for its “divine power has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that has called us to glory and virtue” (2 Peter 1:3). What God said to Paul, He is still saying today: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness" (2 Cor 12:9). Don’t be hesitant, today embrace Jesus as your savior and Lord, and in the end you“ will never be put to shame” (1Peter 2:6).