February 6, 2011
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


HYMN OF THE DAY
Sons of God redeemed by blood
Raise your songs to Zions’s God
Made from condemnation free
Grace triumphant sing with me.

Calvary’s wonders let us trace
Justice magnified in grace
Mark the crimson streams and say
Thus my sins were washed away.

Wrath Divine no more we dread
Vengeance smote our Surety’s head
Demands of justice fully met
Christ hath paid the dreadful debt.

Lamb of God! Thy death hath giv’n
Pardon, peace and hope of heav’n
It is finished; let us raise
Songs of gratitude and praise.

(Tune: “Depth of Mercy” p. 233)


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We rejoice with Lindsay Moody who confessed Christ in believer’s baptism last Sunday.


Birthdays
7th – Clark Grubb 7th- Faith Hacker 10th – Lydia Wilson


“The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold: therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.” – Proverb 20:4

WORK OUT WHAT GOD HAS WORKED IN
Paul said to the Philippians, “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” (Phil. 12:12). Give attention to every aspect and every problem. Not in an apathetic, lackadaisical, or fatalistic way; but in fear and trembling. The fear and trembling that comes from the consequences of a failure to work out our own salvation. But then we are given great encouragement to work out our own salvation from this precious promise. “For it is God that worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure” (Phil 12:13). If you find you lack the will to work out what He calls you to do, plead this promise…. Lord, you said in your Word that it is You who works in us both to will and to do Thy good pleasure. Lord, work in me both the willing and the doing of Thy good pleasure, so I can work out my own salvation with fear and trembling. Lord, you promised you would do this. “Do as Thou hast said” (II Sam. 7:25). It is not presumption to ask God to do what He said He would in His Word.

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God’s works of grace are more miraculous then His other works such as creation or the physical miracles of the Lord Jesus. Here is why. It took the death of the God-Man to enable Him to perform the works of grace. The death of the Son of God was not necessary in the performing of any of His other miracles.
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CHRIST IS ALL OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. In the teeth of all thy sins, believe that He is thy righteousness still. Thy good works do not improve His righteousness; thy bad works do not stain it. This is a robe which the best deeds cannot mar. Thou standest in Him, not in thyself. Whatever, then, thy doubts and fears may have been, do now, poor troubled, distressed, distracted believer, say again, “Yes, He is the Lord my righteousness.” - C. H. Spurgeon

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Those who weary of hearing THE GOSPEL, who lose interest in hearing the Gospel, and lose their need of hearing the Gospel of Christ and His redeeming love and grace, have never REALLY heard the Gospel at all. If one can leave Christ, he has never truly met Him! (John 6:65-69) - Pastor Maurice Montgomery

That having to make our peace with God when we die is a poor business. I do not like the expression. I like far better the language of a poor bricklayer who fell from a scaffold, and was so injured that he was ready to die. The clergyman of the parish came, and said, “My dear man, I am afraid you will die. You had better make your peace with God.” To the joy of the clergyman the man said, “Make my peace with God, sir? That was made for me upon Calvary’s cross eighteen hundred years ago; and I know it.” Ah! That is it – to have a peace that was made by the blood of Christ all those years ago – a peace that never can be broken.
- C. H. Spurgeon

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PREACH THE WORD
I saw, last week, a brother from the backwoods of America, and he said to me, “Twenty years ago, I was in your vestry, and you did me much good by something that you said to me.” I asked, “What did I say?” And the good man replied, “You said, ‘Brother, as a minister, there are two occasions upon which you ought to preach Jesus Christ.’” I enquired, “What are those two occasions?” You answered, “In season, and out of season.” - C. H. Spurgeon


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Every departure from the doctrine of election in any degree has been a departure from the Gospel; for such departure always involves the introduction of some obligation on man’s part to make a contribution to his own salvation, a contribution he simply cannot make.
–A.C. Custance


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Should the saints fear death? Richard Baxter said, “If a man that is desperately sick today believed he should arise sound the next morning; or a man in poverty had assurance that tomorrow he should arise a prince; would they be afraid to go to bed……?”