Welcome to Grace For All network of bible classes and bible seminar recordings from previous presentations.  Our desire is to preach and teach God’s word in a manner helpful to all. It is only by God’s grace that we are allowed to participate in such an endeavor and we believe everyone is living today in the same grace, given to us by God’s perfect will which came to the earth by the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, when He died for our sins, was buried, and was raised again for our justification. (Rom.4:24,25 & 1 Cor. 15: 3,4) Now that’s a great gospel!

Many men have preached this Amazing message of how God bestowed upon the world this great favor towards us, many men far better at it than I. But, as an old friend once told me, “but they can’t preach a better gospel than You!”

The root of this ministry begins with my salvation: at age 22, lost and seeing myself in need of a Savior, I trusted what Christ had done for me, believing He was the only hope for me (Oct., 1964). Then, in Jan. 1974, after doing everything the organized church told me I should do, I saw through the teaching of Bro. E.C. Moore of Pensacola, FL, that my time had been spent in vain and my study of the bible had been as nothing. What he taught me was not so much what he believed (although that is always the case with any teacher--if he didn’t believe it, he wouldn’t teach it), rather it was a bible prescribed method of study by “rightly dividing the word of truth.) Now if one can rightly divide he can also wrongly divide. Bro. Moore’s emphasis was always to “compare spiritual things with spiritual-- Scripture with Scripture.”

From about August of that year on, I have desired to preach and teach the things of the Word of God with those principles in mind: will Scripture prove Scripture and can it be studied this way?

We hope you can see this in the messages on this website.

Further, please take note that we believe and teach the King James Bible as the word of God without error or compromise for the English speaking world today.

Our biblical practice is to "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."-2 Tim.2:15. The reason to call ourselves Grace For All is that we want all who attend here to know not to trust in a man or men to decide the right or the wrong of doctrine. Rather, if we each study the word, then come together in one spirit with one mind, we can come to a complete understanding of how the Lord intends us to live our lives: 1.) " . . . to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery . . ."  Eph.3:9, and, 2.) make known through the word that "(God our Saviour) would have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth." - 1 Tim. 2: 4.

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Statement of Purpose

We at Grace For All are very much aware of who and what we are. As stated elsewhere we know that it is only by God’s marvelous grace that we are allowed the privilege of 1.) salvation; 2.) participation in a ministry. Therefore, it seems somehow imperative that we should state what our purpose is. We are a group of believers whose aim is to place the glory and praise upon He whom we worship, the Lord Jesus Christ. Phi.3:3 says that we “worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.” By what means we can, we want to portray that.

 

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Purpose of Berean Bible Church

by Jerry Lockhart

We at Berean Bible Church are very much aware of who and what we are. As stated elsewhere we know that it is only by God’s marvelous grace that we are allowed the privilege of 1.) salvation; 2.) participation in a ministry. Therefore, it seems somehow imperative that we should state what our purpose is. We are a group of believers whose aim is to place the glory and praise upon He whom we worship, the Lord Jesus Christ. Phi. 3:3 says that we “worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.” By what means we can, we want to portray that. 

Below, you will read what I believe is the best explanation of our purpose. But, please understand that it is I who writes this. The bible is very clear that “every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.” -Rom. 14:5b. So, it isn’t that everyone who attends BBC must agree with me. For they will not answer to me, but to God- Rom. 14:10 & 12. 

As the Lord has led, I believe the scripture teaches the following things as the “credentials” for an assembly to be formed in His name. The book of Proverbs teaches that “The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul” -Prov. 13:19a; and, “when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.”-Prov.13:12b. These two statements reflect my intention to serve the Lord, who bought me with His blood and saved me by His grace, in an assembly with whom he allows me to serve.  

I believe that

1.)   The King James Bible is the Word of God in the English language and is to be taught to all who understand its hearing; and that it is the final authority in all matters of doctrine and practice. I teach that each person who may have been persuaded otherwise (as I had been) should take the time to compare and study versions if they have doubts to this truth. This will leave nothing to chance as to where one can find God’s Word. Since He promised to preserve it-Ps.12:6,7, every saved person should be able to lay his hands on it. Further, since academic textbook analysts have declared the KJB to be in 6th grade English, I believe anyone above that grade level attending our services should be included with the class of adults and not as children. Socially, perhaps teens are different. But, concerning the study and learning of God’s Word, they are capable of awareness and responsibility. We should not short-change them.

2.)   The Word of God should be studied by all. 2 Tim.2:15 says, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Then a person whose intention is to please the Lord is required to study and to rightly divide it in study. This is simple, though seldom found to be easy.

3.)   Salvation is available to any person today, anywhere they are, if they are willing to “hear” the words which are able to save them. According to the Apostle Paul, that is the Gospel of Christ-Rom.1:16. He said “for therein is the righteousness of God revealed” in v.17. When he wrote to the Corinthian church, he said the gospel is “…how that Christ died for our sins…, and was buried, and was raised again the third day....”-1 Cor.15:3,4. Again, in Rom.4:24, 25, he stated that the righteousness of God shall be imputed to us “…if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.” He told the Philippian jailer to “…believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved…”Acts 16:31.

4.)   Being saved requires no works of righteousness on our part, nor activity in our flesh. In fact, a very clear statement to prove that appears in Titus 3:5. It is clearly by God’s own mercy and grace that He has saved us (see also, Eph.2:8,9).

5.)   Once saved, we are sealed till He comes. Clearly, our Apostle Paul (the apostle of the Gentiles) teaches us this in four different passages of scripture: Rom.8:1-39; Eph.1:12-14: 2 Cor.5:5-10; 2 Tim.2:11-13. These all show conclusively, that there is a bond between us and our Saviour because of His purpose and intention (which was from before the world began—discussed later). We are therefore called “the church, which is his body” in Eph.1:22, 23.

6.)   The church, the body of Christ, began with Paul. When the apostles were leading the new converts to Christ in the first part of the book of Acts, they were following perfectly what Christ had told them which we find written in Matthew through John. They had been told they would be speaking as the “Spirit gave them utterance.” Further, they understood the Lord to say that anyone who blasphemed the Spirit could not be saved as they were (Mt.12:31,32). Paul was one of those people who were blasphemers. He could not be saved into that same group of people being formed by the 12 Apostles in Acts 2 through 7. Yet Paul (then called Saul) was saved by grace and placed into a body of believers called the “body of Christ.” He declared that he was the first one saved that way very plainly, and this cannot be denied even by version changes, in 1 Tim.1:11-16. One can only conclude that the church of today, the Body of Christ, began with the salvation of Paul in Acts 9.

7.)  The Lord is coming to take this Body of believers to go be with Him. Controversy surrounds this doctrine like no other.   Some who claim Christ believe there is no future appearance of Him to this earth. Some believe that after the “church” suffers enough, the Lord will come straighten everything out. Other some say that we’re left here to improve things so that Christ can rule when He returns. What a hodge-podge! The bible is very clear on this subject; but, only if one study’s by “rightly dividing the word of truth” can they see this clearness. In sequence, the next events which involve the Lord’s promises are these:

a.)   “The Lord himself descends from heaven with a shout…”-(read all this in 1 Thess.4:13-18)

b.)   He shall “change our vile bodies” and fashion them “like unto his glorious body” –(read all this in the following three passages: 1 Cor.15:50-54; 2 Cor.5:1-4; Phi.3:20,21)

c.)  After our removal from the earth, the Lord finishes the work He began with Israel, commonly called the Tribulation (read all about it in Dan.9:24-27 [70th week]; Jer.30:4-9; Joel 2; Zach.12:1-9; Mt.24, 25, and hundreds of other passages of prophecy.)

d.)  At the close of the 7 years, the Lord returns with His saints (presumably the church, the body of Christ) and be glorified in Israel (in all the passages under “c” read that which follows; but, especially read Rev.19, 20, 21, 22)

e.)   Then, the new heaven, new earth, and eternity are ours. 

Having stated the above 7 points about what I believe, it now seems the Lord has led towards the use of the internet to continue the bible studies as long as His grace prevails in our lives. I see the same call to “make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery”-Eph.3:6-12, and intend to follow the same purpose He had in revealing these great truths concerning the mystery to our Apostle Paul.

May the Lord lead and bless each of you in your continued study of His word, seeking to know His exact will for your lives.