February 27, 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

Blest be the Father and His love
To whose celestial source we owe
Rivers of endless joy above
And rills of comfort here below.

Glory to Thee, great Son of God
From whose dear wounded body rolls
A precious stream of vital blood
Pardon and life for dying souls.

We give Thee, sacred Spirit, praise
Who in our hearts of sin and woe
Make living springs of grace arise
And into boundless glory flow.

Thus God the Father, God the Son
And God the Spirit we adore
That sea of life and love unknown
Without a bottom or a shore.

(Tune: “Doxology”)

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I am preaching today for the Grace Gospel Church in Apopka, Florida where Greg Elmquist is Pastor. Mark Daniel will teach the Bible study, Bob Coffey will bring the message this morning and Paul Daniel this evening. I will return Wednesday afternoon, Lord willing.


Sincere sympathy is extended to Mark and Judy Borders and their family on the death his father, Stanley Borders.

Birthdays
29th – Megan Coffey 1st – Caleb Benton 5th – Michelle Grubb


A man may be theologically knowing and spiritually ignorant.
– Stephen Charnock


WHAT SPIRIT ARE YOU OF?
“All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes:
but the Lord weigheth the spirits.” - Proverbs 16:2
When James and John asked the Lord to enable them to command fire to come down from heaven and consume those people who would not receive Christ, they thought they were doing this out of love to Christ and zeal for His glory. But the Lord rebuked them for this and said, “Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.” (Luke 9:55-56)
I wonder how often this would be true of me. I desire something, say something, or do something that I think is the right thing, when in fact it was of a wrong spirit. Oh, that the Lord would purge us of this “spirit”, and cause us to be wholly taken up with why Christ came…to save men!

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When Joshua was defeated at Ai, he acknowledged the failure, sought the face of the Lord, and went back and won the battle. When he was tricked into making league with the Gibeonites, he admitted the mistake publicly, and then he made it work to the benefit of the nation and to God’s glory.
There is a very important lesson here. A person’s faithfulness is not to be judged by isolated acts, but by the tenor of his life. Faithful men are still only men at best. They often fall and fail. But they do the best they can and keep going when they know they have erred learning from their failures. Experience is a tough teacher. It always gives the exam first and then teaches the lesson afterward. But there is no teacher like it. Joshua turned to the Lord in his failures, found both forgiveness and renewed strength, and continued serving the Lord God and His people. How gracious God is! He not only uses a crooked stick to draw a straight line, He forgives the crooks in the stick, and gets glory to Himself in using it (I Corinthians 1:26-31). – Pastor Don Fortner


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If the guilt of sin is so great that nothing can satisfy it but the blood of Jesus; and the filth of sin is so great that nothing can fetch out the stain thereof but the blood of Jesus, how great, how heinous, how sinful must the evil of sin be. – William Bridge
We understand more about what Heaven is and will be to us by understanding what it is not and will not be to us. There will be no more sin – no more pain – no more sorrow – no more crying – no more war – no more death – no more sickness – no more heartache – no more fear – no more confusion – no more lacking – no more vanity – no more waiting – no more going astray – no more reproach – no more affliction – no more darkness – no more troubles – no more misery – no more wicked to oppress – no more forsaken – no more curse – no more dishonoring of God – our name will no more be called Jacob.
“But the throne of God and of the lamb shall be in it; and His servants shall serve him: and they shall see His face; and His name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.” - Revelation 22:3-5
- Pastor Milton Howard

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A believer sets out on this journey of life, and he has to travel many a day before he reaches his home. WHAT CHANGES HE EXPERIENCES ALONG THE WAY! Today it is fair; the next day there is a thunderstorm. Today he is on the mountain; tomorrow he is in the valley. Such is our journey – ever changing! But one thing is sure and never changes – OUR LORD AND HIS WORD. I don’t know WHAT tomorrow holds, but I know WHO holds tomorrow. I don’t know were my roads may WIND, but I know where it will END! So, amid all the changing times and seasons, I will look to HIM who said, “I am the Lord, I change not, therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” KEEP YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY UNDER THE GOSPEL INFLUENCE. – Copied

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DISCERNING TRUE DOCTRINE
How may we know that any doctrine is of the true grace of God? I answer:
If it exalts the glory of the grace of God as the sole and entire cause of salvation.
If it humbles the creature and excludes all boasting.
If it provides for the honor of God’s holy law and justice.
If it is a solid and sure ground of strong consolation to the believers.
If it is according to holiness. – John Brine, 1750