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Preached at the Sunday Morning service on July 4, 2010 by Pastor Ray Bertolet.
Part of the Grace series.

A perfect game is defined by Major League Baseball as a game in which a pitcher (or combination of pitchers) pitches a victory that lasts a minimum of nine innings and in which no opposing player reaches base.[2] Thus, the pitcher (or pitchers) cannot allow any hits, walks, hit batsmen, or any opposing player to reach base safely for any other reason—in short, "27 up, 27 down". The feat has been achieved 20 times in the history of major league baseball—18 times since the modern era began in 1900. And on June 2, 2010 in the game between Detroit and Cleveland a blown call spoils a perfect game by Armando Galarraga. Perfect games in baseball are rare but for us to live a perfect life it is impossible.

Arthur Pink says “The great mistake made by most of the Lord's people is in hoping to discover in themselves that which is to be found in Christ alone

To live by grace is to live solely by the merit of Jesus Christ. To live by grace is to base my entire relationship with God, including my acceptance and standing with Him, on my union with Christ.

Tags: Christ, depravity, filth, grace, paths, presence, remembrance, unclean

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2 Responses to Sermons

  1. Sandra Workman says:

    Pastor Ray – Harry and I just listened to your message. Again, very soul searching and thought provoking. I think of the Scripture passage that says “Examine yourself and see if your in the faith”. This is a daily walk – keep on being filled with the Spirit – confessing sin and renewing right fellowship with the Lord. Good exhortation! Blessings, H&S

  2. Donna Coverdale says:

    God wants us to Himself, with no idols before Him. This message helps us to realize how easy it is to become distracted from the things of the Lord in our daily lives.

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