May 9, 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.


HYMN OF THE DAY
Glory to God on high
Let earth to heav’n reply, “Praise ye His name!”
Angels, His love adore
Who all our sorrows bore
And saints cry ever more, “Worthy the Lamb!”

All they around the throne
Cheerfully join in one, praising His name!
We who have known His blood
Sealing our peace with God
Sound his dear name abroad, “Worthy the Lamb!”

Join all ye ransomed race
Our Lord and God to bless, “Praise ye His name!”
To Him we’ll tribute bring
Hail Him our sovereign King
And without ceasing sing, “Worthy the Lamb!”

(Tune: “Come Thou Almighty King” p. 6)


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All ladies are invited to a baby shower for Jessica Elliott on Saturday morning, May 22 at 11:00. The invitations are in the foyer.


Birthdays
10th – Will Hacker 11th – Kate Hands
12th – Nora Squires 13th – Annie Charron


“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” - Proverbs 11:30



If I believe there is something about me or there is something I can do that would obligate God to forgive me, I will not be forgiven! God will not be a debtor! But, if there is not one thing about me or one thing I can do to obtain His favor, I will have it! What a glorious God He is!

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The New Testament indication of God’s blessing is persecution. “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake.” While we do not want to offend men by our conduct, we fear preaching in such a way that no one takes offense! Lord, give us grace to conduct ourselves before the world in a way that does not give offense, and deliver us from ever trying to remove the offence of the Gospel to keep from offending men.

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“YE ARE COMPLETE IN HIM”
Colossians 2:10
The believer’s standing in Christ does not fluctuate with his feelings, nor even the increase or decrease of his faith or understanding or anything else. He stands complete in Christ. God would never trust any of His children to stand before Him at anytime in their own selves – that is, in their merits or certain good frames of mind. He knows our frame. He remembers that we are yet dust. Therefore, He has on purpose provided for them this perfect standing in Christ Jesus. “Ye are complete in Him,” the Holy Ghost said. He says in another place, “Ye are perfect in Christ Jesus” (Col. 1:28). The very nature of our God requires us to be perfect and complete before Him at all times. He, out of necessity, therefore provided all this for His children: a perfection, a completeness, which can never be diminished. It is as unchanging as God Himself (Heb. 6:17; 13:8). Every true believer may walk through this world in perfect liberty, free from anything and everything – yes, even his sin, fear of condemnation, and all else that would cause him to doubt of his completeness. He may freely come to God, worship Him, and call Him “Father”, and this he may do at all times with the utmost confidence and thankfulness, because in Christ he stands, first and foremost and always, complete before God. O thanks be to God for Jesus Christ. – Pastor Bruce Crabtree

“To bring in everlasting righteousness” - Daniel 9:24
Consider this single accomplishment of the Lord Jesus and you will find a sufficient cause for rest in your hearts, compelling motivation for praise in your heart, and a firm foundation for the hope of life everlasting.
How hard we have tried, and how useless our efforts have been in creating and maintaining our own righteousness. Truly, our flesh, like all other flesh, is as the grass and flower of the field: no sooner do we manufacture something that looks like righteousness than the winds blow upon it and it withers and dies. What a wearisome task to maintain even the appearance of righteousness, much less the reality of it. But of the several things that were included in the Lord’s triumphant cry, “It is finished”, this is the foundation: He has done for eternity what we cannot do for a moment: brought in righteousness. We can rest, for all that is required of us by God has been done for us by the Son of God.
- Pastor Joe Terrell

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There are really only two religions in the world. One of Cain and the other of Abel. One of Ishmael and the other of Isaac. One of Esau and the other of Jacob. One of law and the other of promise. One of Mount Sinai and the other of Mount Calvary. One condemns, the other finds no fault. One leads to bondage, the other to freedom. One tendeth to death, the other to life. One of weakness, the other of power. One of merit, the other of mercy. One of the weakness of the letter, the other of the power of the Spirit. -Anonymous


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Why did God hate Esau? Why does God hate any man? I defy anyone to give any answer but this – because that man DESERVES to be hated. No reply but that can be true. If God deals severely with any person, it is because that person deserves all that he gets. Esau did not LOSE his birthright, he SOLD it. He sold it for a “mess of pottage”. If any of you want to know what I preach, it is this: I preach salvation all of grace and damnation all of sin. I give God the glory for every soul that is saved; and when I come to preach damnation, I say that damnation is of man. - C. H. Spurgeon