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)
We rejoice with Lindsay Moody who confessed Christ in believer’s baptism
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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……?”