April 18, 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.

Come, let us sing the song of songs
The glory which to Christ belongs
The hosts of heav’n began the strain
“Worthy the Lamb, for He was slain.”

Slain to redeem us by His blood
And makes us kings and priests to God
To cleanse from ev’ry sinful stain
“Worthy the Lamb, for He was slain.”

Among a thousand hearts and songs
His sacred name fills all our tongues
All pow’r in heav’n and earth proclaim
“Worthy the Lamb, for He was slain.”

Long as I love and when I die
This song of songs shall be my cry
And while in heav’n with Him I reign
“Worthy the Lamb, for He was slain.”

(Tune: “Doxology”)

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL JUNE 29 – JULY 1

Everyone is invited to stay after the service this morning to eat lunch together. There will be no evening service tonight.


Birthdays
18th – Melissa Virgin 20th – Kim Daniel
20th – Becky Rigsby 24th – Don Martin


“A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.” - Proverbs 14:16
There is an infinite difference between being humiliated and being humbled, and it is to be feared that we may mistake one for the other.

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Thirty-one times in the book of Job, God is called “The Almighty”. This is a reference to His omnipotence. He said to Abraham, “Is anything to hard for the Lord?” Whatever He desires, He has the power to perform. He is ALL-MIGHTY. If He has all might, what does that say about the power and might of everything and everyone else? In themselves they have no might or power. Whatever power they appear to have has been given to them by the Almighty. “God hath spoken once: twice have I heard this: that power belongeth unto God.” Satan is a very powerful being, yet he acknowledged in Luke 4:6 that all the power he has was delivered to him. Who delivered it? The only one who has the power to do so….the Almighty. Satan is God’s pawn, used of God to accomplish God’s purpose. The same is true of everything and everybody else. “Power belongeth unto the Lord.” Since this is true, we have no reason to worry about anything. We have every reason to be at peace. And do not forget the power of the Almighty to bless. I love the words of Newton….
Come my soul thy suite prepare
Jesus loves to answer prayer
He Himself has bid thee pray
Therefore will not say thee nay.

Thou art coming to a King
Large petitions with thee bring
For His grace and power are such
None can ever ask too much.

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HERE ARE FOUR SEARCHING QUESTIONS

1. If God treated you the same as you treated others, what would your condition be?
2. If God forgave you in the measure of your forgiveness to others, would all your sins be gone?
3. If God accepted you the same as you accepted others, would you be accepted before His throne?
4. If God judged you by the same standard you judge others, would you be justified? - Pastor Donnie Bell

When the Lord confronted some people with the doctrine of election in Luke 4, they turned into an angry mob. The Scripture says, “When they heard these things, they were filled with wrath, and rose up, and thrust Him out of the city, and let Him to the brow of the hill whereon the city was built, that they might cast Him down headlong.” According to some, these people may have actually loved God, but their hearts were much better than their heads. They simply did not understand the doctrine of election and that is why they opposed Christ. Their hearts were right, but they were befuddled in their doctrine. If this were brought to courts, do you believe a judge would make that kind of judgment? I do not think so!

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Understanding human responsibility is fundamental to an understanding of the Gospel. If I do not understand that my sin is my fault, not somebody else’s, I will never acknowledge my own personal guilt. If I do not acknowledge the guilt of my sin, I will never ask God for mercy, nor will I ever look to Christ to save me. While the Bible does not teach human ability, it does teach human responsibility.

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WHAT JESUS HAS DONE FOR ME
Let me tell you what Jesus has done for me. He assumed my human nature so I could partake of His divine nature (John 1:1, 14; II Peter 1:4). He became poor so I could become rich (II Cor. 8:9). He was born of a woman so I could be born of God (Gal. 4:4; John 1:12). He became the Son of Man so I could become a son of God (Luke 19:10; Galatians 3:26). He was born under the law of God so I could be free from the law of sin and death (Gal. 4:4; Romans 8:2). He was made sin for me so I could become the righteousness of God in Him (II Cor. 5:21). He was condemned so I could be justified (Isaiah 53:11). He endured God’s wrath so I could enjoy God’s grace (Isaiah 53:4; Romans 5:12-21). He died so I could live (Romans 5:8-10). He suffered the hell I deserved so I could enjoy Him in heaven (Psalm 18:4; John 17:24). He saved me by His grace and gave me faith to believe in Him (Ephesians 2:8). He did this for all who believe in Him. Do you?
- Daniel E. Parks, Missionary to St. Croix