June 27, 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
Thy works, not mine, O Christ
Speak gladness to this heart
They tell me all the work is done
They bid my fear depart.
Thy cross, not mine, O Christ
Has borne the awful load
Of sins that no one else could bear
But our incarnate God.
Thy death, not mine, O Christ
Has paid the ransom due
Ten thousand, thousand deaths like mine
Would have been all too few.
Thy righteousness, O Christ
Alone can cover me
No righteousness can satisfy
Save that which is of Thee!
(Tune: “I Love Thy Kingdom” p. 188)
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is this Tuesday thru Thursday – 10:30am – 1:00pm. Remember to ask the Lord’s blessing on this time that He may be pleased to reveal Himself to our children.
Adam Clark will confess Christ in believer’s baptism at the close of the service this morning.
Daniel Parks, missionary to St. Croix, Virgin Islands, will preach for us this Wednesday evening.
There will be no evening service next Sunday, July 4th.
27th – Paul D. Daniel 27th – Ken Wilson 28th – Lissie McGuire 28th – David Parker 1st – P. J. Nevels
3rd – Kristina Carroll 3rd – Aubrey Nibert
“The foolisness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the Lord.” - Proverbs 19:3
There was a great decline under the wicked reign of Ahaz. He worshipped the gods of Damascus and Syria, and closed the doors of the temple of the Lord. Israel was at a low point. In every city he had made high places to burn incense to other gods (II Chron. 28:25). But, when his son Hezekiah began to reign, a sweeping revival and reformation took place and it all happened very quickly! Why? “And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, that God had prepared the people: for the thing was done suddenly.” (II Chron. 29:36). If it could be done suddenly in Hezekiah’s day, it can be done suddenly in ours! If we are not desiring this suddenly, it appears that we are not desiring it sincerely.
Men attempt to make a hybrid out of salvation by works and salvation by grace. But it cannot be done. Someone says, “I believe salvation is by grace but I do not believe in election.” That is a hybrid. But if the truth were told they would say, “I do not believe in election and I do not believe in salvation by grace.”
FOR CHRIST’S SAKE
God’s mercy, grace, and favour toward us is not given to us as His response to something in us or done by us. It is for Christ’s sake. “Even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” Our motive for action is to be the same. We are to do what we do, not out of hope for reimbursement or fear of loss, but for Christ’s sake. Countless are the examples of things men have done, given, and endured….for Christ’s sake! What power does “For Christ’s sake” have over me?
THE GRACE OF GIVING
The average person who gives money, gifts, or charity to others may think that this gift of whatever he gives should be regarded as a loss, certainly not called assets nor investments, nor gain. This is not so! Gifts, money, and alms given to others is no more loss than the seed planted by the farmer is loss. Anything given to others in the name of Christ, for the glory of our Lord, is not loss, but gain in every way. Our Lord said in Luke 6:38, “Give and it shall be given to you…for with the same measure that you give withal it shall be given to you.” This is saying that God uses the same container or measure for our gifts to us as we use for our gifts to others. The more generous the farmer is with his seed, the greater the harvest; and the more generous and loving and giving we are enable to be, the greater the blessing. No! Giving is not a loss, but a great gain. A person may say, “I cannot afford to give.” If we have an understanding of the grace of God, we cannot afford not to give. – Pastor Henry Mahan
A GOSPEL TO BELIEVE
The Gospel of God’s grace in Christ Jesus is not a thing to be proved, but a truth to be believed. It is not submitted to our reasoning powers as a subject for critical examination. The Gospel is a MESSAGE FROM GOD, addressed to the conscience, feelings, and affections. For this reason, men fond of argument and proving everything by strictly logical deduction generally make very poor preachers. In the Scriptures, God does not argue. He proclaims! - J. C. Philpot
Man’s entire apostasy and death in sin, so that he cannot save himself, and God entire supremacy, so that He saves whom He will, are doctrines exceedingly distasteful to human pride. But they are Scriptural. Why was one thief saved and the other lost? “Even so Father for so it seemed good in Thy sight.” (Matthew 11:25-27). God was not bound to save the one and He had power enough to have saved the other, and neither could save himself. What made the difference? The Sovereign Grace of God! - Horatius Bonar