February 14, 2010
Sundays 7:00 am Channel 27 WKYT
It is requested that all children under the age of five stay in our nursery
so there will be no distractions during the preaching of the Gospel.

Dear Lord, to us assembled here
Reveal Thy glorious face
While we by faith, with love and fear
Approach Thy Throne of Grace.

Thy house is called the house of prayer
A solemn, sacred place
O, let us now Thy presence share
While at Thy Throne of Grace.

With holy boldness may we come
Though of a sinful race
Thankful to find in Christ there’s room
Before Thy Throne of Grace.

We bless Thee for Thy love and grace
We bless Thee for Thy peace
And we do bless Thee, Lord, because
There is a Throne of Grace.

(Tune: “Jesus The Very Thought” p. 58)

When Christ walked upon this earth, men hated Him. Does not the cross speak loudly of how men hated the Christ? But there is a Jesus men do not hate. It is the Jesus that men believe they can control. The one whose will can be thwarted by our will. The one whom men can accept or reject. The one who cannot save unless we of our own free will allow Him to save us. Nobody hates a Jesus they can control. The problem is - that Jesus is an idol invented by men to take the place of the Lord Jesus Christ that they hate. He is the One who has sovereign control over all. The One over whom men have no control. The Lord Jesus Christ, in whose hand all men are. The One who can accept or reject us. This Jesus men hate because they see no safety in salvation being in His hands. But in reality, the only place of safety is in the hands of the sovereign Christ.
14th – Tom Wooten 15th – Amber DuFour 16th – Andrea Vincent
18th – Kevin Bailey 19th – Brooklyn Bigelow 20th – Megan Harries

“Boast not thyself of tomorrow: for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.” - Proverbs 27:1


I introduced a Sunday morning sermon with an excellent question asked by a friend, “If a person is truly saved by the grace of God in Christ, will he love, rejoice, give, share, forgive, and endeavor to glorify Christ in his life or MUST HE BE TAUGHT THESE THINGS?” My answer: “Yes, he will and yes, he must.” The principles of grace and truth are in the heart by regeneration, as is the love of Christ and love for others; but children must be taught, reminded, corrected and even chastised. “Go ye and make disciples TEACHING THEM to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:20). The very fact that our Lord gave us the Lord’s Table to “do in remembrance of Me” is proof enough that we need to be taught and reminded of spiritual truth.
- Pastor Henry Mahan


“For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” - II Cor. 5:21
To impute means to charge to one’s account. The sin of every believer was charged to Christ’s account, He was guilty, and God killed Him. The righteousness of Christ is charged to a believer’s account, he is now holy, and God accepts him.
What I like about imputation is several things. First, it’s all God’s work. I don’t decide to accept or reject it, He just does it. Second, the bad stuff is gone forever, and the good stuff goes on forever. My sin imputed to Christ is put away forever, never to be heard of again. Christ’s righteousness imputed to me is eternal, always to be heard of in eternity.
Brian the sinner is dead forever. Brian the righteous is alive forever…all by the grace of God, and only by the grace of God.
- Brian DuFour
Six times in Scripture the Lord commands His people to be of good cheer. The fact that He commands us to be of good cheer, tells us there are times when we are not! But we should be, and here are six reasons why!
1. Matthew 9:2 “Son, be of good cheer: thy sins be forgiven thee.” Since all of my sins – past, present, and future, the ones I know of and the ones I do not know of – are forgiven, I have reason to be of good cheer.
2. Matthew 14:27 “Be of good cheer: It is I; be not afraid.” No matter what the circumstance, He is in control of it. He is the One who brought it on. So no matter what is taking place, we have reason to be of good cheer.
3. Mark 10:49 “Be of good comfort (cheer), rise: He calleth thee.” We have a tendency to think the promise is to anybody but us. We hide our unbelief under speech like, “I do not doubt Him, I just doubt myself.” But believer, He commands you to be of good cheer. That is sufficient reason for you to be of good cheer!
4. Luke 8:48 “Be of good cheer, thy faith hath saved thee.” Christ puts such honor on faith because faith puts all honor on Him. Do you believe He is able to save you without your help? Then, “Be of good cheer; thy faith hath saved thee.”
5. John 16:33 “In the world ye shall have tribulation, but, be of good cheer: I have overcome the world.” Since He has won the victory, and overcame the world, we have too! Therefore we are to, “Be of good cheer!”
6. Acts 23:11 “The night following, the Lord stood by him and said, Be of good cheer, Paul….” and He promised His providential protection.
Surely every believer has abundant reason to “Be of good cheer.”