July 24, 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
Look upon me, Lord I pray Thee
Let thy Spirit dwell in mine
Thou hast sought me, Thou hast bought me
Take my heart and make it Thine.
Nought I ask for, nought I strive for
But Thy grace so rich and free
This Thou givest by the Saviour
He hath all things who hath Thee.
Precious is the name of Jesus
Who can half its worth unfold?
Far beyond angelic praises
Sweetly sung to harps of gold.
Guide me, Oh Thou great Jehovah
Pilgrim through this barren land
I am weak, but thou art mighty
Hold me with Thy powerful hand.
(Tune: “Jesus Calls Us” p. 374)
Mary Caines will confess Christ in believer’s baptism this evening. Anna Williams was baptized last Sunday. We rejoice with both of these young ladies. What a blessing when the Lord makes Himself known in our midst.
24th – Brian DuFour 25th – Ellen Willis 26th – James Lynn
26th- Joe McSherry 27th – Kelli Willis
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” - Proverbs 18:21
God is immutable. He never changes in His essence, attributes, purpose, covenant, or His love and affection for His people. If He were mutable, subject to change, He would not be God! “For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”(Malachi 3:6) Any preaching or teaching that says or implies the opposite is error, and an attempt to degrade the character of God!
Conviction of sin is more than feelings of guilt and remorse over sin. An individual has experienced Holy Spirit conviction of sin when it leads Him to call upon the name of the Lord, and to look nowhere but Christ only as everything in His salvation.
Reconciliation in the New Testament sense is not something which we accomplish when we lay aside our enmity to God; it is something which God accomplished, when in the death of Christ, He put away everything that on His side meant estrangement. – James Denney
God never changes in His affections for His people or His purpose of good toward them. It is for this reason, and no other, that our salvation is sure and certain. Four thousand years of human rebellion did not cause God to abandon His promise of a Substitute to redeem His people; and our few years floundering in this world cannot move Him from His purposed grace toward us. What a comfort! Our salvation is not founded upon the shifting sands of our righteousness, confessions, or faithfulness, but on the bedrock of Divine consistency.
- Pastor Joe Terrell
SALVATION BY GRACE
Salvation by grace entails many things, which can be summed up like this…The love of God sending Christ to do everything for chosen sinner that can do nothing. – Brian DuFour
Last words of Scottish preacher, Mr. James Guthrie – June 1, 1661
(From the scaffold where he was beheaded for preaching the Gospel)
I am come hither to lay down my life this day, and I bless God, I die not as a fool; not that I have anything wherein to glory in myself: I acknowledge that I am a sinner, yea, one of the greatest and vilest that has owned a profession of religion, and one of the most unworthy that has preached the Gospel. My corruptions have been strong and many, and have made me a sinner in all things, yea, even in following my duty; and therefore, righteousness have I none of my own, all is vile. But I do believe “That Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinner, whereof I am chief”, through faith in His righteousness and blood have I obtained mercy; and through Him, and in Him alone, have I the hope of a blessed conquest and victory over sin and Satan, and hell and death, and that I shall attain unto the resurrection of the just, and be made partaker of eternal life. “I know Whom I have believed, and that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.” I have preached salvation through His name, and as I have preached, so do I believe, and do commend the riches of His free grace and faith in His name unto you all, as the only way whereby ye can be saved.