May 15, 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.
Join, every tongue, to sing
The mercies of the Lord
The love of Christ, our King
Let every heart record.
He saved us from the wrath of God
And paid our ransom with His blood. (Repeat)
What wondrous grace was this!
We sinned, and Jesus died
He wrought the righteousness
And we were justified.
We ran the score to lengths extreme
And all the debt was charged on Him. (Repeat)
A monument of grace
A sinner saved by blood
The streams of love I trace
Up to the fountain, God.
And in His wondrous mercy see
Eternal thoughts of love to me. (Repeat)
(Tune: “Arise, My Soul, Arise”)
BIBLE SCHOOL WILL BE JULY 5-7.
Our sympathy is extended to the family of Carol Ballard, who passed away this past week. Her daughter is Gina Caines and her granddaughters are Meagan Coffey and Mary Caines.
We will honor our graduating High School Seniors after the evening service on June 5th. Bring an appetizer or dessert.
17th – Isaac Meek 18th – Dave Burton 19th – Dylan Daniel
19th – Kay Sligh 20th – Melanie White
“He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the Lord: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth Him.” - Proverbs 14:2
THE PUTTING AWAY OF SIN
“But now, once, in the end of the world hath He appeared
to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself” – Hebrews 9:26
My confession of sin does not put it away. No amount of sorrow for sin could put it away. No promise I make to never do it again can put it away. No amount of suffering I experience can put it away. If I never sinned again, that would not put it away. My death would not put it away. Hell itself cannot put away our sin. that is why hell is eternal. Only the Lord Jesus Christ can put away sin, and that by the sacrifice of Himself. But thank God, not only can He put away sin, He did put away the sin and the sins of all of His people on Calvary’s tree. “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many: and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation” (Hebrews 9:28). How? That sin He bore, He put away!
TRUSTING GOD, NOT MEANS
The Lord used ravens to feed Elijah, but Elijah never thought of trusting in the ravens. If we lean on instruments instead of the hand that used them, we bring down a curse upon ourselves, for it is written, “Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm and whose heart departeth from the Lord.” - Scott Richardson
Now then, there is but one thing with which Almighty God is safisfied – entirely satisfied – and that is THE PERSON AND WORK OF HIS SON! It is with Christ that we must be satisfied, not with ourselves, nor anything about us! When we cease from ALL our labors, and ALL our righteousness, and ENTER INTO HIS REST, pardon and peace will come without delay. – Horatius Bonar 1808-1889
BY THE PROPHETS
“God who at sundry times and in divers manners spake
in time past unto the fathers by the prophets…..” - Hebrews 1:1
The word prophet in the Old Testament means, “spokesman”, and is from a root word which means “to speak under divine influence.” Interesting that this root word would come to be used for God’s spokesmen and it is because if a sinner is going to speak for God, God must bless that sinner and specially enable him to do so. “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (II Peter 1:21). In Hebrews 1:1 the prophets are mentioned, but it is God who spoke. We see this same wording in Luke 1:68-70 “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for He hath visited and redeemed His people, and hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David; As He spake by the mouth of His holy prophets, which have been since the world began.”
No man has ever truly spoken for God, then or now, that has not had a message directly from God, and it has always been the same message. Everyone who is not preaching Christ and Him crucified is just pretending to speak for God. If the Holy Ghost has anything to do with it, it will be Christ alone. Let religious zealots speak of “a message for our day” all they want. There has never been but one message for any day, and that is Christ Jesus, the sovereign, effectual Redeemer of sinners. While others are “sharing” sensationalism under the misnomer of “end time prophecy”, and rambling about what sinners need to do for God, His spokesmen will be doing what our Lord Himself did while He was here – “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.” (Luke 24:27). – Pastor Chris Cunningham