May 16, 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
Complete in Thee! No work of mine
May take, dear Lord, the place of Thine
Thy blood has pardon bought for me
And I am now complete in Thee.
Complete in Thee! No more shall sin
Thy grace has conquered, rule within
Thy voice doth bid the tempter flee
And I shall stand Complete in Thee.
Complete in Thee! Each want supplied
And no good thing to me denied
Since Thou my portion, Lord, will be
I ask no more – Complete in Thee.
Dear Saviour! When before Thy bar
All tribes and tongues assembled are
Among the chosen may I be
At Thy right hand – Complete in Thee.
All ladies are invited to a baby shower for Jessica Elliott this Saturday morning,
May 22 at 11:00. The invitations are in the foyer.
Lynn and I will be leaving for Mexico in the morning to visit with the Groovers.
Bruce Crabtree will preach for us this Wednesday.
17th – Isaac Meek 18th – Dave Burton 19th – Dylan Daniel
19th – Kay Sligh 20th – Melanie White
“Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool
than of him.” - Proverbs 26:12
If justification is merely a doctrine I have a good grasp of, it will lose its
wonder and I will be ready to move on to something else. If it is merely a legal
standing that tells me I am what I know I am really not, I will receive no comfort
from it and it will become stale. But, if I see that the Person and Work of
the Lord Jesus Christ makes me just; truly “Being justified, by faith
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” - Romans 5:1
CHRIST OUR RULE
“And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them.”
And what is this rule we walk by? The Law? No. It is this, “God forbid
that I should glory save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Galatians
6:14). Truly, this is the believer’s rule of life. This is our standard
of measurement. Jesus Christ and Him crucified. This is our rule for understanding
the Scriptures. All Scripture points to Him. This is the rule of our faith.
He is the object of our faith. This is the rule of our assurance. Any assurance
derived anywhere but simply glorying in the cross is a false assurance. This
is the rule of our motives. Any motive other than His glory is a wrong motive.
This is the rule of our doctrine. All of our doctrine finds Christ crucified
as its sum and substance. This is our rule of motivation. His love to us “constraineth
us”. He is our rule in everything. He is that “one pearl of great
price”, which a man sells all he has to posses. If Christ is not our rule
of life, we have not yet known Him.
Any belief we have that is not founded on “It is written” will prove
to be error. Any position we hold that is not help up by a “Thus saith
the Lord” is a wrong position. Any doctrine we promote that does not arise
from “What saith the Scripture” is false. God has given us the revelation
of Himself, the Bible! Can I prove the Bible is God’s inspired Word? No.
But I know it is. The Truth commends itself as the Truth. Only that which is
less than the Truth needs proofs to hold it up.
Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to
see what you believe. – Augustine
I have often been asked over the years concerning Armenians, “Do they
know God” or “Can they be saved?” My answer has usually been
something like this: “There is only one Gospel and sinners must believe
that Gospel to be saved.” And I would leave it at that.
At this stage in my life I will make this statement, with much sadness but without
reluctance: Those poor souls who preach and/or believe in the Armenian gospel
believe in a false god who could not save them, even if they decided to “let
him.” Anytime you hear a preacher say that God is trying to do something,
won’t you let him, dear soul you are listening to false prophet preach
his false god! I urge you to find another church, another preacher, and READ
YOUR BIBLE! The time is short. (John 17:2.3 – Matthew 11:27).
–Pastor Maurice Montgomery
The greatest glory of God is manifest, not in Creation, not in Providence, but
in Redemption, in the salvation of guilty, helpless sinners. God brings more
glory to Himself in saving one “dead dog” sinner (II Samuel 9:8),
than in the creation or sustaining of this world. Therefore, it is not with
reluctance that God saves sinners, but with joy and delight (Luke 15). I find
this encouraging. What do YOU think?
- Pastor Maurice Montgomery
The regenerate man is disposed to work for God; the man that has the Spirit
of God is capable of working: he that has the grace of Christ and strength from
Him, can work well: he that believes in Christ works in a right way; he that
loves Christ works freely, and from a right principle, and he that has Christ’s
glory in view works to the right end.
- John Gill
So great is the depravity of unregenerate man that, although there is nothing
that he needs more than the Gospel, there is nothing that he desires less. –