August 7, 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
Though troubles assail, and dangers affright
Thou friends should all fail, and foes all unite
‘Tis one thing secures us whatever betide
His promise assures us, THE LORD WILL PROVIDE!
The bird without barn or storehouse are fed
From them let us learn to trust for our bread
His saints what is needed shall ne’er be denied
So long as ‘tis written, THE LORD WILL PROVIDE!
His call we obey like Abram of old
We know not the way, but faith makes us bold
For though we are strangers, we have a sure guide
And know in all dangers, THE LORD WILL PROVIDE!
No strength of our own, nor goodness we claim
Our trust is all cast on His precious name
In this our strong refuge for safety we hide
The Lord is our refuge, THE LORD WILL PROVIDE!
When life is most o’er and death is in view
The word of His grace will see us safe through
Not fearing nor doubting, with Christ on our side
We hope to die shouting, THE LORD WILL PROVIDE!
(Tune: “How Firm a foundation” p. 268)
WE WILL OBSERVE THE LORD’S TABLE THIS EVENING.
The Danville Bible Conference will be September 2-4.
7th – Leti Anguiano 7th – Lee Anne Walmsley 7th – Aaron Wilson
10th – Eric Wilson 13th – Megan Davis
“Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.” - Proverbs 14:1
BELIEVING & KNOWING
In Timothy 4:2 Paul speaks of “Them which believe and know the Truth.” Note the order. Believe and know. You cannot believe what you do not know. But you cannot know what you do not believe. The Lord said to Martha, “If thou wouldest believe thou shouldest see the glory of God.” (John 11:40) No seeing without first believing. There is no true knowing of the Truth without believing the Truth. If you believe, you will know. Noah believed the rain would fall and entered the ark before a single drop fell. When the rain began, he knew it was raining.
THE ONENESS OF ALL BELIEVERS
“That they all may be one; as thou Father, art in me,
and I in Thee, that they also may be one in us….” - John 17:21
I know that there is a oneness between the Father and the Son in nature, essence, power, and purpose which transcends any kind of union among men. But our Lord prays that “all believers may be one; as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee.” So here on this earth, WE ARE ONE IN FAITH. We all believe Christ, receive Christ, and agree in the main point of the Gospel – salvation only in, by, and through our Lord Jesus Christ. WE ARE ONE IN AFFECTION. He is our first love, but, by his grace, we do love one another and are forever knit together in that love. WE HAVE ONE COMMON GOAL – the glory of our blessed Lord. In works of faith and labors of love, in trials or in prosperity, in giving or receiving our song is the same, “To God be the glory.” WE HAVE THE SAME CARE ONE FOR ANOTHER, “And when one member of His body suffers, all the members of the body suffer with it; or if one member of His body be honored (fulfilled and happy), all the members rejoice with it” (I Cor. 12:26). AND BY THIS SHALL ALL MEN KNOW THAT YOU ARE MY DISCIPLES! - Pastor Henry Mahan
God’s elect worship and serve Him with willing hearts. We willingly believe, willingly worship, willingly give, and willingly do what we can for the glory of God. It is God who, by effectual grace, makes us willing; but we are willing servants of the Most High God! Any worship, service, or gifts offered to God that is not done with a willing heart is an abomination to Him. – Pastor Scott Richardson
It is not true faith to trust Christ only when you feel you are saved. True faith is to trust Christ at all times, whether you feel like you are saved or not; when you have a deep consciousness of your sin and when you don’t; when you have assurance of faith and when your faith is so weak you wonder if you have faith at all. A person is not saved because he feels saved nor because he is aware of his sinfulness. A person is saved when he trust Christ – His blood for redemption and forgiveness of sin, His righteousness for acceptance with God; when he commits all to Him as the “Author and finisher of our faith.” Our feelings may change by the hour, but our salvation is not dependent on our feelings; it is dependent solely on Him who never changes - “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever!
-Pastor Charles Pennington
The longer I live, the more I feel that if there were one thing left undone, if the devil were not conquered, sin not expiated, justice not satisfied, the law not honored and magnified, death not overcome, and every burden not carried, I should not have a ray of hope. I used to think I saw this as clear as the noon day thirty or forty years ago; but I saw it very differently then to what I see now, for I see and feel now that if one hair-breadth is left for me to do to merit heaven, or bring as a plea before God, I am undone for ever and ever. But on the Mount of Calvary, the Lord Jesus Christ undertook the cause of His people; and there is not a jot nor a tittle that He left undone, but, “By one offering He perfected for ever them that are sanctified” and “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Here is complete perfection - “Saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation.” - John Warburton, 1853
Man’s entire apostasy and death in sin, so that he cannot save himself, and God’s entire supremacy, so that He saves whom He will, are doctrines exceedingly distasteful to human pride. But they are Scriptural. Why was one thief saved and the other lost? “Even so Father for so it seemed good in Thy sight” (Matthew 11:25-27). God was not bound to save the one and He had power enough to have saved the other, and neither could save himself. What made the difference? The Sovereign Grace of God! - Horatius Bonar