June 26, 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.

O, Lamb of God, still keep me
Near to Thy wounded side
Tis only there in safety
And peace I can abide.
What foes and snares surround me!
What lusts and fears within!
The grace that sought and found me
Alone can keep me clean.

‘Tis only in Thee hiding
I know my life secure
Only in Thee abiding
I steadfast shall endure.
Thine arm the victory gaineth
O’er every hurtful foe
Thy love my heart sustaineth
In all it’s care and woe.

Soon shall my eyes behold Thee
With rapture, face to face
The half hath not been told me
Of all Thy power and grace
Thy beauty, Lord, and glory
The wonders of Thy love
Shall be the endless story
Of all Thy saints above.

(Tune: “The Church’s One Foundation” p. 186)


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I am preaching this weekend for the Sovereign Grace Baptist Church of Princeton, New Jersey. Mark Daniel will teach the Bible Study, Bob Coffey will bring the message this morning and Andy Davis will speak tonight. I will return later this evening, Lord willing. May the Lord bless these men today as they endeavor to preach the Gospel.

CHURCH DINNER NEXT SUNDAY (No evening service July 3rd)

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL JULY 5-7 (10:30AM – 1:00PM)

Birthdays
27th – Paul D. Daniel 27th – Ken Wilson
28th – Lissie McGuire 28th – David Parker

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“Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.” - Proverbs 17:28

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HOW CAN I KNOW THT CHRIST DIED FOR ME?
If Christ died for me I must be saved! If I can know that He died for me I can have assurance that I am saved. Can I know He died for me? I know that He did not die for all men without exception. He died for His sheep. “I lay down my life for the sheep.” How can I know that He died for me without it being an act of presumption? I do not have access to the Lamb’s book of life to see if my name is written there. Can I know for sure that He died for me? Yes I can. If I fit the description of the people He is said to die for. “When we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly” (Romans 5:6). If I am without strength and ungodly, then I can know that Christ died for me! I am without spiritual strength in and of myself and I am ungodly. Therefore I know that Christ died for me. I fit the description of the people He died for!

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A room is not more dusty when it is shut up than it is when the sun shines in through the little crevice in the shutter, where the beam of sunlight comes through. There is no more dust in that particular part of the room where the sun shines in than there is anywhere else, and yet how very full of dust that slanting sunbeam seems to be. The room is not more dusty there, but there is more light there than anywhere else. So it seems that the very coming in of light to the soul reveals more and more of the evil things, the spiritual unlovelinesses that yet lurk there, and which I fear will be there until the Lord takes us home. - C.H. Spurgeon

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One of the principal designs of our gracious heavenly Father in the ordering of our path, in the appointing of our testings and trials, in the discipline of His love, is to bring us to the end of ourselves, to show us our own powerlessness, to teach us to have no confidence in the flesh, that His strength may be made perfect in our conscious and realized weakness. – A. W. Pink


TO BE A WITNESS
“Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great
things the Lord hath done for thee......” -Mark 5:19

The Lord had shown great mercy to this poor sinner, setting him free from demons and from sin. Now he tells him to go home to his family and friends and to be the Lord’s witness. Do not go home and begin to preach. Do not go home and take up the great doctrines of grace and expound them. Do not go home and strive to bring everyone to your views and beliefs. Do not go home and condemn all who do not see what you see. Go home and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you! Not what great things you have read or heard, but what great things you have experienced! This is the way to begin our witnessing. There is never a more interesting story than the story a person has experienced, lived, and felt. If you would really interest others and get their attention, tell them what great things the Lord has done in you and for you! Notice the Lord said, “Tell them what great things the Lord hath done.” It is a story of free grace. Not what we did, willed, or gave, but what He did for us by His own free, sovereign, and undeserved love. We will not convince them nor change them anymore than another man could convert us. But the Lord who did great things for us can do great things for them if He is so pleased to use the faithful witness of those who go and tell what great things the Lord hath done for them. – Pastor Henry Mahan

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The sovereignty of God is absolute. To acknowledge this truth is at once to acknowledge that God has foreordained whatsoever comes to pass; that nothing else can come to pass; that predestination is a fact; that God does rule in the kingdoms of men; that all human ties, bonds and relationships are divinely appointed and formed; that salvation rests solely, fully and only in God’s election; that salvation is by God’s grace and His grace alone; and, that no part of man’s salvation is of himself either in origin or execution. Where men get the idea that man’s will is the all-determining factor or moving cause of his salvation is hard to see. Certainly they do not get it from the Bible…“Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” (John 1:11-13). Any sermon that does not have Christ in the beginning, the middle, and the end is a mistake in conception and a crime in execution. – Scott Richardson