Grace Baptist Church

  595 Lasuen Street, Sonoma, CA 95476    Phone# 707-996-2630
 Sunday Service 11:00 am

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Grace Baptist Church of SonomaJul 7, 2017 @ 11:58am
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Grace Baptist Church of SonomaJun 24, 2017 @ 7:37pm
Tomorrow brings us into a new week. It is supposed to be a whole lot cooler!!! In our church that's a good thing. It can be like a Swedish Sauna.........so much for deodorants, eh!!!

Just think, tomorrow you could be.......chilling with the Pastor.......you might say, he's a really cool dude, eh!!!

Last week would have been a good one for the preacher to have preached on Hell!! Sweltering in a house that gets overheated, it makes One appreciate the change in temperature.

It seems we are never quite satisfied........we never can find that perfect climate at all. In fact, it's another thing to mumble and mutter about!!

When it's cold......we want it hot, when it's dry.......bring on the rain!! Ha! The same goes the other way around........when it's hot......make it cold!! If we get rain........we can't wait for it to it to dry up!!!

So it is it seems with other things. We inadvertently seem to never be happy with what we have. We seem to never have enough and what we do have........if we could only have what someone else had!!! The idea of thankfulness has never sunk in and the attitude we live with is a dissatisfied one.

The house we have, the car we drive, the job we work.......maybe even the clothes we wear and, here's the kicker........maybe the one we are even married to!!

Divorce hits as dissatisfaction breeds and runs amok!!! Distrust and dishonor seeks to only build the fires of malcontent and rancor even higher!!!

But to every degree of dissatisfaction, we basically accuse our God of making a mistake........He just doesn't understand!!!

Yet, two thousand years ago He came to pay us a visit so to find what He already knew......He knew us!! You se, He knows what is right and what is good for us........He sees all, He hears all and He does the best for us!!! After all, He paid sins price......

Yet. So often we come running to Him and kicking our heels in disgruntlement as He's too strict!!! Oh what fickle creatures we are. We want His interjection in our lives........but then complain when we are made to toe the line.....to stay away from sin.......to avoid pitfalls and traps!!!!

Yet, just think.......no griping in Heaven........just the praise and thankfulness from a people so long in coming!!! Now wouldn't it be a kick, if that's indeed what we did here!!! How much more pleasant a nice thank you would sound. After all gratitude brings more and more blessings from God as we have shown Him that we indeed can appreciate those Gifts, those perfect gifts which comes from His blessed hands!!
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Grace Baptist Church of SonomaJun 10, 2017 @ 1:19am
Paid in full!!! I just love the sound of that! There's another sound that comes with that........listen carefully, you'll hear it.........aaaahhhhh!! It's the sweet sound of freedom!!! This last week, we finally finished paying for our Trailblazer!!! Yea!

Yes sir!!! We finally reached the top of the mountain......no more car payments........for right now!!! Of course, you think we can enjoy it so far as we only owed $67 on the third. Ha!!! Again I say, Ha!! A double Ha! No sir, everyone else sniffed it out.......they had their hands in line, just waiting for the kkkkkaaching sound, and there it went. Not even time to go in one hand and out the other, it just bypassed the hands.....period!!

So much for the Good Times"..........eh!! If all I thought of was the dollar bill with eagle's wings.......call it fantasy in flight.......it would be depressing. Just think, to sit here and list the bills and what the company store pays you......well, no wonder there's ulcers and gray hair!!

But hey, I have more to think of than the empty vanity that this world offers up. So, the coffers of this life fall very short in the fulfillment of eternity' s demands!

Nothing........no, nothing this world could ever give could appease the hallow spot in my life.......that empty void, and no matter what I feed it......it's never enough!!!

However, life isn't found in a pocketbook. The bill of life is far more than the largest diamond man could ever find. The worth of a man's soul could never be lumped into monthly payments.

As I thought about this......about the hardest most expensive bill man ever had.........sure joy could only be expressed as the Paid in Full stamp was pressed upon my heart.

So as I thought, my blues seemed to fade and turn to real joy as I remembered to praise God for all I had in Him. To think, He paid a debt to the law that only my eternal soul was slated for payment. How sad, how lost........how broken.......how miserable.......,.to miss Heaven's fare by a matter of 18 inches!!!

Hallelujah! I'm Glorybound!!! My Bill is paid.........in full!! Heaven's fare was paid by the blood of the Crucified One!! Now that's news indeed!!! News like that breaks up any old pity party!! It turns a night of despair into a day of rejoicing!!!

"Glory, I'm saved!!! Glory I'm saved.......my sins are all pardoned, my guilt is all gone!!! Glory, I'm saved!!! Glory. I'm saved!! I'm saved by the blood of the Crucified One!!"
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Grace Baptist Church of Sonoma updated their cover photo.Jun 9, 2017 @ 10:58pm
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Grace Baptist Church of SonomaMay 14, 2017 @ 4:16pm
I stand so amazed every time I walk into church and think of what it took to get me there!!!! Nothing less than the Blood stained Cross and the Empty Tomb.........the penalty of the law was met by the blood of a righteous, holy God.

As I was wheeled into the church I thought about all the lives of the people who had came before us and the great faithfulness of the dad's and the mom's!! To think that there today was a service because someone cared. Someone had came to the line and crossed it for the Glory of God. The doors still open, the lights turned on and the piano still plays a sturdy note or two!!

Today was kind of special........it's Mom's day today!!! These kind of today's used to really get me going. All of the mom's and dads willing to come, to sing and
pray......yes sir, a "normal" church service!!!

I say "normal" with tongue in cheek.......at least, when I was a kid, the "normal" of the day would be considered sick and
pathetic at its best. "Normal" when I was a child, the church was packed with an altar call after the preaching. Singing was done from a hymnal and rang out with joyful anticipation of truly being blessed by a God Who was pleased.

But today.........sigh!! However, for the last few weeks........I felt that God was really present!! He was sitting there, ready to meet with us!! His idea of "normal!!" I find it hard to believe that consecration and holiness have no place in the House of God these days.........He's still waiting for us to get back to being "normal!!!" By the way........Happy Mom's Day!!