June 12, 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.
Come ye saints, admire and wonder
Jesus’ matchless love adore
Sing for Sinai’s awful thunder
Shall upon thee burst no more.
Sing, though sins are black and large
Sing, for Jesus, by His death
Set you free from every charge.
Set you free from every charge.
Sing, though sense and carnal reason
Fain would stop the joyful sound
Sing, and count it highest treason
For a saint to hold his tongue.
Sing aloud, whose holy calling
Your election surely shows
Sing, nor fear a final falling
Jesus’ love no changes knows.
Sing, for you shall heaven inherit
Sing, and ne’re the song be done
Sing, for He alone is worth it
He our sins did all atone.
Sing aloud among God’ people
In your heart when all alone
Sing to Father, Son, and Spirit
One in three, and three in One.
(Tune: “Come Thou Fount” p. 17)
The Lantana Grace Church in Crossville, TN where Donnie Bell is the Pastor will hold their Bible Conference this Friday thru Sunday.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL JULY 5-7
CHURCH DINNER SUNDAY JULY 3rd
13th – Matt Vincent 14th – Lauren Harries 15th – Silas Benton
16th- Andrea Bryan 16th- Monica Bryan
16th – Sean Weinstock 18th – Allyson Shaffer
“Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterward build thine house.” - Proverbs 24:27
Every sermon preached should be a powerful sermon. A powerful sermon is used by God to move men to faith and repentance. A powerful sermon is never without results. If the sermon is not powerful, it is not God inspired. Whenever there is powerful preaching, these five things are involved. (1) The Holy Spirit (I Peter 1:12). (2) The Word of God (Hebrews 4:12). (3) Testifying from personal experience (Acts 22:14-15). (4) Faith (II Corinthians 4:13). (5) Prayer (II Thessalonians 3:1). A powerful sermon is inspired by the Holy Spirit. The content is the Word of God. The preacher is giving personal witness of what he has seen, heard, and experienced. He speaks what he believes. He prays because he knows he is powerless, and he is dependent upon the power of God to make the sermon powerful. May God grant us powerful preaching.
NECESSARY OR SUFFICIENT?
One of the biggest issues in the New Testament was the issue of circumcision. There was a large group of people who professed to believe the Gospel of Christ. But they also believed it was needful to be circumcised (Acts. 15:1-11, Galatians 5:1-6). They did not deny the necessity of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. Indeed, they professed that salvation could not be possible without it. However, they did deny the sufficiency of Christ. They believed there was something that needed to be done along with the person and work of Christ. They did not deny the necessity of Christ’s atonement. But they did deny its sufficiency! They did not deny salvation by grace. But they did deny salvation by grace alone! They did not deny that salvation comes through faith in Christ. But they did deny faith alone! That was the issue then. And it is the issue in our day. The message preached by “the circumcision” in our day is, “Christ died for all, but there is something you need to do to make this blood work for you.” Faith is looked upon as a work the sinner performs in order to make the blood of Christ effectual. But the answer to this is still the same. “If ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing” (Galatians 5:2).
ASKING IN FAITH
“But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.” - James 1:6
It is impossible to pray without faith. The man who prays without faith is told, “Let not that man think he shall receive anything of the Lord” (James 1:7). But, what is it to pray with faith? It is believing God! “Abraham believed God.” It is believing all that He says. So, the prayer of faith is believing what God has said, and asking Him to do what He said He would do. David put it this way in II Samuel 7:25, “And now, O Lord God, the work that Thou hast spoken concerning Thy servant, and concerning his house, establish it forever, and do as Thou hast said.” Asking in faith is believing He will do what He said He will do in His Word.
From Pastor Henry Mahan’s commentaries:
Colossians 4:6 “Let your speech be always with grace.”
This is not just to talk about the grace of God, but our speech should reveal the grace of God.
1. Speak the truth faithfully and sincerely, without lying, flattery, or exaggeration.
2. Speak in love, avoiding gossip, whisperings, or anything that is injurious to the character of another. Avoid sowing discord or division.
3. Speak kindly and pleasantly. Hard words reveal a hard heart. Unkind, cutting remarks reveal a bitter spirit.
Grace is to the speech what salt is to meat. It makes it acceptable, good to the ear and a blessing to the heart. Grace in the heart will teach you how you ought to answer any person. Knowledge is not acquired by speaking, but it ought to go before it.!
LOVE IS AS LOVE DOES
Love is as love does. The noun is defined by the verb. Love loves. Love to Christ is seen in actions. Everything else is just talk. Love to others is seen in deeds. Just as faith without works is dead, being alone…..Love without works is dead, being alone.