June 6, 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
We have Thy promise, gracious Lord
O then fulfill Thy precious Word
Thou wilt be where Thy people meet
To make our joyfulness complete.

We ask Thy gracious presence here
From worldly thoughts, O keep us clear
And set our hearts on things above
With sweet enjoyment of Thy love.

We ask from our great living Head
Give us Thy Holy Spirit’s aid
While we engage in prayer and praise
To be supplied with every grace.

‘Tis Thine alone, Almighty Lord
To speak the soul-reviving Word
‘Tis Thine to give the hearing ear
‘Tis Thine to drive away all fear.

(Tune: “Doxology”)

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Congratulations to our graduating High School seniors Amanda Carver, Matthew Greenleaf, and Aaron Sligh. We will have a fellowship for them after the service this evening. Bring an appetizer or dessert.

Birthdays
6th – Brad Clark 6th – Chris Bailey 6th – June Warta
7th – Karri Harding 8th – Bob Coffey 8th – Matthew Greenleaf
9th – Amie Steeves 9th – Sarin Warta


“Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty.” - Proverbs 30:10

The God of glory is infinite. He said, “Thus saith the Lord, the King of Israel, and His redeemer, the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.” (Isaiah 44:6) He only is infinite. He cannot be measured, He has no boundaries. He has no limitations. He is unsearchable and incomprehensible. He cannot be known unless He is pleased to make Himself known. He is He Who, “hides Himself from the wise and prudent and reveals Himself to babes,” for no other reason than this, “Even so Father, for so it seemed good in Thy sight.” Worship before Him!

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WHAT IS MEANT BY SOVEREIGN GRACE?
Sovereign Grace is God’s grace. And God’s grace is Sovereign Grace. If it is not Sovereign Grace, it is not saving grace. Sovereign Grace is the Truth. Sovereign Grace is the message that declares the electing love of the Father, the redeeming love of the Son, and the invincible love of the Holy Spirit. Sovereign grace is the content of all true evangelism. Sovereign Grace is the Gospel. Any message that does not declare the Sovereign Grace of God in Christ Jesus is “another gospel!” Sovereign Grace is saving grace!

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A LOCAL CHURCH
A local church is a body of brothers and sisters in Christ. We are one family. One life is ours, one love is ours, and one objective (to know more of and to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and to be found in His righteousness) is ours. This is the comfort and strength of all, that we are all one with Christ in God’s sight. We cannot properly minister the Gospel of Christ without each other. One cannot say, “My presence or absence will not be noticed because I don’t preach, teach, pray publicly nor lead singing.” Your presence in the house of God to worship Him is both desired and much needed. You are a comfort and encouragement to other brethren. Another cannot say, “My gift will not be missed because I cannot give as much as some.” All of God’s people should give whenever and whatever they can give as the Lord blesses them. No gift is too small. What may seem small is great for the cause of Christ. The point is this: We are a family, a body, and “the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of you.” All brethren are equally loved of God and equally needed by one another. – Pastor Henry Mahan

When Joshua was defeated at Ai, he acknowledged the failure, sought the face of the Lord, and went back and won the battle. When he was tricked into making league with the Gibeonites, he admitted the mistake publicly, and then he made it work to the benefit of the nation and to God’s glory.
There is a very important lesson here. A person’s faithfulness is not to be judged by isolated acts, but by the tenor of his life. Faithful men are still only men at best. They often fall and fail. But they do the best they can and keep going when they know they have erred, learning from their failures. Experience is a tough teacher. It always gives the exam first and then teaches the lesson afterward. But there is no teacher like it. Joshua turned to the Lord in his failures, found both forgiveness and renewed strength, and continued serving the Lord God and His people. How gracious God is! He not only uses a crooked stick to draw a straight line, He forgives the crooks in the stick, and gets glory to Himself in using it (I Corinthians 1:26-31). – Pastor Don Fortner

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JOY AND PEACE THROUGH BELIEVING
I think that very often unbelievers sit under the preaching of the Gospel, waiting and hoping for some kind of experience or feeling of peace and joy before believing the testimony of God concerning His Son (I John 5:9-13, John 3:21-36, 8:24). If you are doing this, then you have, to use an old proverb, “Put the cart before the horse,” and are actually looking to yourself rather than to Christ for your soul’s salvation! Believing is the key which opens the door (Christ) through which sinners enter in “rejoicing”. Thus, the great apostle to the Gentiles writes, we obtain “joy and peace through believing.”
- Pastor Maurice Montgomery

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THE GOSPEL
The doctrines of original sin, election, effectual calling, final perseverance, and all those great truths which are called Calvinism – though Calvin was not the author of them, but simply an able writer and preacher upon the subject – are, I believe, the essential doctrines of the Gospel that is in Jesus Christ. Now, I do not ask you whether you believe all this – it is possible you may not; but I believe you will before you enter Heaven. – C. H. Spurgeon