Christ in You, the Hope of Glory 


“To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:27

The last six words of this text have been the theme of many sermons, and surely they are worth our study, for the concept is used throughout Scripture. They also are included in the final verse of “Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners.”

Jesus! I do now receive Him,
More than all in Him I find;
Christ in me, the Hope of glory,
I am His, and He is mine.

Christ does indeed live in each believer and fills and controls as allowed by the individual. But for those filled with His abundance, He provides the certain “hope” of glory. We have assurance of salvation, adoption, grace, Spirit-filled life, and eternal glory as we are in Christ. “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).

Scripture specifically teaches that God loves sinners as they are and moves as a gracious “Friend” to pay the penalty for their sin. “If thou shalt . . . believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9).

The words “believe” and “receive,” while not the same, can often be used interchangeably in Scripture. Once we truly believe, we can receive Him, for when we believe we simultaneously receive God’s forgiveness and salvation. And we can affirm, “I am His, and He is mine.” His sweet “friendship” will last for all time.

–  Dr. John D. Morris

Lord’s Day – January 17, 2016

10:00a.m. Sunday School classes for all ages

Adult & Youth Bible Class: Study on God’s Existence – Dr. Frank McClelland

11:00a.m Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
5:45p.m. Men’s Choir Practice
6:00p.m. Pre-Service Prayer Meeting
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Mr. Roger Valenziano
Testimony – Mr. Koshy Mathew

Weekly Announcements

Wednesday, January 20th 7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study
Thursday, January 21st 7:30p.m. Youth Fellowship
7:30p.m. Ladies’ Missionary Fellowship
Friday, January 22nd 7:00p.m. Good News Bible Club

Advance Announcements

Sunday, January 24th 11:00a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
Monday, January 25th – Friday 29th 7:25p.m. Special Week of Prayer & Bible Study
Friday, January 29th 9:00a.m. Women’s Morning Bible Study
7:00p.m. Good News Bible Club
Monday, February 1st 7:00p.m. Men’s Gym Fellowship

Please Pray For:

Winter Retreat

We are looking forward to the Winter Retreat for the Youth and College & Career that will be held on February 26-28, 2016. Rev. Armen Thomassian will be the guest speaker. Please be in prayer for these meetings. If you would like to contribute to help cover some of the cost for the youth, please contact Jonathan McAnally or David Solc. Email us now


Week of Prayer

Our annual week of prayer will be held on January 25-29, meeting each night at 7:25p.m.

Let us set this week aside and pray together!