October 17, 2010
Sundays 7:30 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.


Great Father of glory, how rich is Thy grace!
What wonderful love is displayed in Thy face!
In Jesus Thy image, with brightness we view
And hope to be formed in that likeness anew.

Oh wonder of wonders! Astonished I gaze
To see in a manger, the Ancient of Days!
From sin to release us, that yoke so long worn
My God, my Creator, of Mary was born!

For unworthy sinners, my Lord bowed His head
For unworthy sinners, He suffered and bled
My spirit rejoices; the work is all done!
My soul is redeemed, my salvation is won!

Great Father of glory, how rich is Thy grace!
What wonderful love is displayed in Thy face!
In Jesus, Beloved, we’re washed in His blood
And with confidence come to the throne of our God.

(Tune: “How Firm A Foundation” p. 268)


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The College Grove Grace Church Bible Conference is this weekend.



Birthdays
17th – Abigail Sullivan 18th – Dwayne Imes
18th – Julianna Rigsby 22nd – Samuel Kincer




“There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.” - Proverbs 19:21
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, and peace toward God; longsuffering, gentleness, and goodness toward men; faith, meekness and temperance toward self. The fact that it is the fruit of the Spirit and not the fruit of our efforts or works is a great encouragement. Lord, give me this fruit!


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When the Lord said to Thomas, “Reach hither thy hand and thrust it into my side,” this tells us that the wounds in His glorified body were not scars, but the actual open wounds. Obviously, He feels no pain from these, but they will always be there before us. We will see them continually to have as a continual reminder that His chief glory was His death, and the only reason we are in heaven is because of His wounds. We will see with John “a Lamb as it had been slain”, and with what rejoicing will we sing, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain.”



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I think, throughout eternity if we had this problem to solve, “Why did He save me?”, we should still go on making wrong guesses, but we could never arrive at the right conclusion, unless we should say once for all, “I DO NOT KNOW.” He did as He willed. He will have mercy on whom He will have mercy. He will have compassion on whom He will have compassion. – C. H. Spurgeon




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GRACE
Grace is God’s provision for men who are so fallen that they cannot lift the axe of justice, so corrupt that they cannot change their own nature, so averse to God that they cannot turn to Him, so blind that they cannot see Him, so deaf that they cannot hear Him, and so dead the He Himself must open their graves and lift them into resurrection.
- Copied


PREACH CHRIST
“He (the Holy Spirit) shall glorify ME; for He shall receive of mine, and show it unto you.” - John 16:14
The Holy Spirit does not reach after something novel, new, or spectacular in order to glorify Christ or to preach Christ to men. He does not need tongues, fleshly emotion, bodily healings, and creature fame and importance in order to bring glory to Christ and call out His sheep. He finds Christ’s glory IN CHRIST HIMSELF! If we want to honor Christ, glorify Christ, and preach Christ, we must not look for something outside of Christ; but we must honor Him by preaching that which is His already – His deity, His person, His man-hood, His life, His death, His resurrection, His ascension, His intercession, His return! Strange as it may seem, there is today very little preaching OF CHRIST HIMSELF. Men preach about those who knew Him, who served Him, and who wrote of Him. They preach about His church, His doctrines, and His commandments. They preach series of messages on those who used to preach Christ, on the conduct and conversation of those who profess to know Christ, and on the duties and responsibilities of believers in Christ, but very few messages ON THE PERSON AND WORK OF CHRIST HIMSELF. They read papers and conduct discussions on ways and means to serve Christ, and how to honor Christ; and they seldom get around to doing that which God has ordained and commissioned us to do AND THAT IS TO PREACH CHRIST! Jesus Christ is most glorified, His sheep most edified, His will and purpose accomplished, and His church perfected in faith, hope, and love WHEN WE PREACH CHRIST HIMSELF. The work of the Spirit of God is to reveal to us the beauties of Jesus Christ, AND THEY ARE ALL FOUND IN CHRIST HIMSELF. – Pastor Henry Mahan