July 11, 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
Now may our Lord reveal His face
And teach our stamm’ring tongues
To make His sovereign reigning grace
The subject of our song.
No sweeter subject can invite
A sinner’s heart to sing
Or more display the glorious rights
Of our exalted King.
His grace will pardon all our sins
And melt the hardest hearts
And from the work it once begins
It never once departs.
‘Twas grace that called our souls at first
By grace thus far we’ve come
And grace will keep us through the worst
And take us safely home.
(Tune: “Am I a Soldier of the Cross?” p. 414)
We will observe the Lord’s Table this evening.
Thank you to everyone who helped out with Vacation Bible School last week. We had a good week and pray the Lord will bless it to our children.
UPCOMING BIBLE CONFERENCES
July 23-25 Zebulon Baptist Church, Pikeville, KY
August 6-8 Hurricane Road Grace Church, Ashland, KY
15th – Pam Murphy 16th – Heaven Bigelow 16th – David Vincent
“Mercy and truth preserve the King: and his throne is upholden by mercy.” - Proverbs 20:28
WHY I HATE UNIVERSAL REDEMPTION
By universal redemption, I mean that preaching that says that Christ died for all men without exception, but man’s salvation hinges upon man using his free will to receive what Christ
has done. If you do not as an act of your free will receive Christ , you can still be damned, even if Christ died for your sins. I hate universal redemption for these reasons….
1. It is not true.
2. It puts the burden of salvation upon the sinner.
3. It makes God unjust; payment for the same sin twice.
4. It makes God’s love meaningless.
5. It denies salvation is all of grace.
6. It makes God mutable . He wills to save and then damns.
7. It makes Christ a failure. His intentions in His death were not realized.
8. It limits the power of His blood.
9. It makes men’s will sovereign over God’s will.
10. It denies satisfaction was made in the death of Christ.
11. It let’s man share in the glory of salvation. Man’s will is the difference.
12. Nobody is saved by this message.
13. It takes away the only hope I have…if Christ could love me and give Himself for me, and I may still end up in hell, I will end up in hell.
Universal redemption is a monstrous doctrine!
GRACE AND SALT
“Let your speech by alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” – Colossians 4:6
Salt is used to make things taste better, as a preservative, and for the chemical reactions it has, such as melting snow. Our speech to the world is to be with graciousness and of the grace of God. This speech is to be seasoned with salt; making what we say taste good, act as a preservative, and melt cold hearts as the Lord blesses the Word of His grace. Oh that all of our words be with grace, seasoned with salt.
A REASON TO RETURN
Hosea calls upon Israel to return to the Lord. “O Israel, return to the Lord Thy God.” He then gives them a reason to return. “For thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.” Here is the strongest of all reasons to return to the Lord! “Thou has fallen by thine iniquity.” Do not hesitate. Do not wait until you are better. Return right now!
And how do we return? He tells us in the next verse. “Take with you words, and turn to the Lord: say unto Him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.” Have you fallen by your iniquity? Then return right now!
“Let not conscience make you linger, nor of fitness fondly dream,
The only fitness He requireth, is to have a need of Him.”
I have heard men find fault with a sermon because of what was NOT in it. No matter how well the subject at hand was brought out, there was another subject about which nothing was said; and so to them, it was not a good sermon, which is about as reasonable as finding fault with a good cornfield because there are no tomatoes in it. Do we look for every truth and every doctrine in one sermon? As well look for every dish at one meal and rail at a leg of lamb because there is no chicken! Suppose a sermon warns the sinner, yet has no comfort for the saint; or comforts the saint, yet does not warn the sinner; shall we despise it? A hand saw would be a poor tool to shave with, but only a fool would toss away a good hand saw because he could not shave with it.
– C. H. Spurgeon
ADORNING THE GOSPEL
When believers walk in truth and love, when believers adorn their doctrine with grace, generosity, and exemplary lives and behavior, THEY GLORIFY GOD! Our Lord said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father” (Matthew 5:16). Good fruit does not make a tree good; the tree itself is first good, and the pleasant fruit is FULL EVIDENCE that the tree is good; even as our fruitfulness does not make us Christ’s disciples but is proof that we are His disciples. – Pastor Henry Mahan