November 14, 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.

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.
Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never failing skill
He treasures up His bright designs
And works His sovereign will.

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take
The clouds you so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings on your head.
Judge not the Lord by feeble sense
But trust Him for His grace
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.

His purposes will ripen fast
Unfolding every hour
The bud may have a bitter taste
But sweet will be the flower.
Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan His works in vain
God is His own interpreter
And He shall make it plain.

(Tune: “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear” p. 90)

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I will be preaching for the Grace Baptist Church in Harrodsburg this Thursday thru Saturday. Information is in the foyer.

All ladies are invited to a baby shower for Megan Davis here at the church on this Saturday, Nov. 20th at 11:00am.

The Christmas party for the adults will be Friday, Dec. 17th at the Waterford club house from 7:00-11:00pm.

Birthdays
14th – Terry Squires 15th – Carter Steeves 17th – Pam Weinstock
19th – Kseniya Verenich 20th – Sarah Wilson
“Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.” -Proverbs 10:12


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OPTIMISM
The book of Revelation is addressed to the seven churches of Asia. This is the same Asia of which Paul was forbidden by the Holy Ghost to preach there (Acts 16:6). There was a time when, if you went into Asia, there would be nothing to be encouraged by, and no prospects of a brighter future. No room for optimism. All we know was that God would not allow the Gospel to be preached in that region. But a few years later, we read of at least seven churches that were there. After a period of time, the Lord allowed His Gospel to be preached there and many were saved. No mater how bleak things may presently appear, there is still room for optimism. We never know what God is going to do. This we do know…. “With God, nothing shall be impossible.” Now, that is reason for optimism!

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LITTLE ERRORS?
When Satan tempted Eve, he did not begin with open error. He did not begin with an open rejection or denial of what God said. Eve would have never swallowed that. He began with a slight modification of what God said. “Hath God said you shall not eat of every tree.” No, God said there was only one tree which they were forbidden to eat from. But through that slight modification the door was opened for a complete denial of what God said, “Ye shall not surely die.” Big errors always begin small. Any small errors always turn into big ones! The only way to prevent this is to believe exactly what God says and reject even the slightest deviation from it! In reality, little errors are like little sins. There is no such thing!

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C. H. Spurgeon reckoned as the highest compliment ever paid to him the words of an open enemy who said, “Here is a preacher who has NOT moved an inch forward in all his ministry. Here at the close of the Nineteenth Century, this man is still teaching the theology of the First Century and is proclaiming the doctrine of Bethlehem, Nazareth, and Jerusalem, which was current eighteen hundred years ago!”
Throughout the whole study of the relationship which exists between the two natures (both Divine and human nature in Christ) we are, of course, face to face with impenetrable mystery. It is one of those mysteries which the Scriptures reveal but which they make no effort to explain. Christ is an absolutely unique person; and although in every age much study has been expended upon His personality, it remains a profound mystery. All we can know are the simple facts which are revealed to us in the Scriptures. As a matter of fact, we do not understand the mysterious union of the spiritual and physical in our own natures. But the essential facts are clear and understandable. These are that the second person of the Trinity added to His own nature a perfectly normal human nature, that His life on earth was passed as far as was fitting within the limits of this humanity, that His life remained at all times the life of God manifest in the flesh, that His action in the flesh never escaped beyond the boundary of that which was suitable for incarnate Deity, and that all of this was done in order that in man’s nature and man’s substitute HE MIGHT ASSUME MAN’S OBLIGATION BEFORE THE LAW, SUFFER THE PENALITY WHICH WAS DUE TO HIM FOR SIN, AND SO ACCOMPLISH HIS REDEMPTION. - Loraine Boettner


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The royal bath of mercy, where in black souls are washed white as the snow, was filled from the veins of our Lord Jesus Christ. No blood of martyrs mingled with that stream. No blood of noble confessors and heroes of the cross entered into the river of atonement. The banquet of mercy is served by one host, the Lord Jesus Christ, who prepared the feast, invited the guests, makes them willing to come, and gives them their robes of spotless righteousness – the wedding garment. – Copied


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HIS STRENGTH MADE PERFECT IN OUR WEAKNESS
We must serve our Lord in His way and in His strength, or He will never use us for His glory. That which we do unaided by Divine leadership and strength will prove to be worthless. There must be a consciousness of ignorance and weakness before there will be any victories! - Pastor Henry Mahan