August 8, 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
Mercy is welcome news indeed
To those that guilty stand
Wretches that feel what help they need
Will bless the helping hand, Will bless the helping hand.
We all have sinned against out God
Exception none can boast
But he that feels the heaviest load
Will prize forgiveness most, Will prize forgiveness most.
No reckoning can we rightly keep
For who the sums can know?
Some souls are fifty pieces deep
And some five hundred owe, And some five hundred owe.
But let our debts be what they may
However great or small
As soon as we have naught to pay
Our Lord forgives us all, Our Lord forgives us all.
‘Tis perfect poverty alone
That sets the soul at large
While we can call one mite our own
We have no full discharge, We have no full discharge.
(Tune: “Majestic Sweetness” p. 52)
Bruce Crabtree will preach for us this evening.
10th – Eric Wilson 13th – Megan Davis
“Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness; but a faithful man who can find?” - Proverbs 20:6
JUDGE RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT
“Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment” (John 7:24). When the Lord said, “Judge not that ye be not judged,” He is not speaking of all judging. There are judgments we must make. We must judge what we are hearing as either the Word of God or the word of man. We are called upon to judge ourselves that we be not judged. We are called upon to, “Try the spirits, whether they be of God” (I John 4:1). We must judge! And how do such sinful and ignorant people make righteous judgments? By not judging something according to the outward appearance, but by how what we are judging stands up before the infallible Word of God.
CHRIST IS ALL
- If you have Christ, that is not merely enough. That is everything.
- Looking to Christ is not what is most important. It is everything.
- Christ is not our first priority. He is everything.
- Christ is not what should be preached the most. He is all that should be preached.
- Christ is not what is most important. He is all that is important.
I have heard people say recently, “I want to hear Christ centered preaching and teaching.” It is not enough for Him to be in the center. He must be all. We cannot stress too much… “Christ is all” (Col. 3:11).
We persevere in the faith because we are preserved by God. We are preserved by God through persevering. If one of these is emphasized to the exclusion of the other, you end up with error concerning both.
The greatest joy of heaven will be seeing the Christ. The next greatest joy will come out of that…being without sin. “When He shall appear, we shall be like Him: for we shall see Him as He is.”(I John 3:2)
“Have mercy upon me, O God.” - Psalm 51:1
We know that there is no salvation apart from repentance. But, do I have that repentance which is unto life or some mere fleshly repentance that is but the product of worldly sorrow that leads to death? It is surprising to see just how complicated an issue preachers can make of this matter; even good, solid grace preachers. Repentance is often described in terms of feelings and tears; then the preacher must say that not all men have the same emotions or manifestations of emotions. Then repentance is defined in terms of forsaking sin; yet all admit that even repentant sinners sin; and none can seem to define what is the difference between a man who has forsaken his sin but still sins and the man who simply still sins. The very heart of repentance is defined by the words of David, “Have mercy upon me, O God.” There can be no doubt that David had strong emotions at this point, nor do we doubt that he hated and despised the things he had done and desired to be free of the practice of them, but, these things can be in those who do not repent unto life. What we do see in David’s plea, which is in the heart of every penitent, and is the heart of repentance is a humble realization that he was in need of mercy and a boldness and confidence to go to God for it. All else that David says in the Psalm is summed in the words, “Have mercy upon me, O God.” THAT is repentance. – Pastor Joe Terrell
“Let your moderation be know unto all” – Philippians 4:5
This is the only time the word “moderation” is used in the Bible; and it does not have to do with temperance in food and drink; but it has to do with attitude and conduct. The meaning is “mild and gentle.” Let all people in the church and in the world see and recognize you as a gentle and kind person. Be known, not as harsh and demanding (this seems to be the code of the day) but as “kind and tenderhearted” (Ephesians 4:32). – Pastor Henry Mahan