September 18, 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
When harps and with vials there stands a great throng
In the presence of Jesus and sings this new song
To Him who hath loved us and washed us from sin
To Him be the glory forever! Amen.

All these once were sinners, defiled in His sight
But now in pure garments, in praise they unite
To Him who hath loved us and washed us from sin
To Him be the glory forever! Amen.

He maketh the rebel a priest and a king
He hath bought us and taught us this new song to sing
To Him who hath loved us and washed us from sin
To Him be the glory forever! Amen.

Aloud in His praises our voices shall ring
With the ransomed in glory, to Jesus our King
To Him who hath loved us and washed us from sin
To Him be the glory forever! Amen.

(Tune: “How Firm a Foundation” p. 268)


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We extend our sympathy to Mitch Bryan and his family on the death of his father this past week.


All ladies are invited to the Bridal Shower for John Walmsley and Cami Vincent this Saturday at 10:30am. Please RSVP in the foyer if you plan to attend to we can prepare accordingly.


Birthdays
18th – Heather Ham 19th – Kaitlyn Burton
19th – Rebecca Coffey 23rd – Christian Warta

“The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the Lord shall fall therein.” - Proverbs 22:14



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HOW WE DIE IS HOW WE WILL LIVE ETERNALLY
“He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he that is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.” –Revelation 22:11
We will all die physically. And the state we are in when we die is how we will spend eternity. The two states of men are both described by two words – unjust and filthy – righteous and holy. The unbeliever is unjust before God, filthy and obnoxious in his sin. The believer is righteous before God, having been justified and given a holy nature. If a man dies being unjust and filthy, he will spend eternity in that state, suffering the righteous indignation and wrath of God against such unjustness and filthiness. The man who dies righteous before God, having been justified by His grace, and given a holy nature, will live eternally before God in that state, enjoying the reward of eternal bliss in the presence of Christ. If I were to die today, what state would I die in? “Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!” (Numbers 23:10)


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HOW LONG ARE YE SLACK?
The Lord gave all the twelve tribes of the children of Israel an inheritance of land. This land represents the spiritual blessings we have in Christ Jesus such as peace, joy, rest, forgiveness, faith…. But seven of the tribes had not received their inheritance. Joshua asked them in Joshua 18:3, “How long are ye slack to go to possess the land, which the Lord God of your Fathers hath given you?” They were living far below their blessings and privileges. God had given them this land. Consequently it was theirs, with all its blessings and privileges. Yet they had not possessed it. Every promise of the word of God is for the believer. How foolish we are when we do not possess it, and live far below the privileges of the promises of His grace.


Christian! Your present afflictions are not great if compared with the afflictions and torments of many of the damned, who, when they were in this world, never sinned at so high a rate as you have done! There are many now in Hell who never sinned against such clear light as you have done, nor against such special love as you have done, nor against such precious mercies as you have done! Certainly, there are many now a-roaring in everlasting burnings who never sinned as you have done!
Whose pains are without intermission of mitigation (to make milder); who have weeping served for the first course, gnashing of teeth for the second course, the gnawing worm for the third course, and intolerable pain for the fourth course! Yet the pain of the body is the least part of pain. The very soul of sorrow and pain is the soul’s sorrow and pain! The everlasting alienation and separation from God is served for the fifth course!
Ah Christian! How can you seriously think on these things and not lay your hand upon your mouth, even when you are under the greatest temporal sufferings? Your sins have been far greater than many of those who are now in hell, and your “great” afflictions are but a fleabite compared to theirs! Therefore, hush your murmuring and be silent before the Lord! - Thomas Brooks



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Those who have been saved are those who are “being saved” (I Cor. 1:18; Phil. 2:12,13). Those who have learned of Christ are those who “are learning” of Him (John 6:45; Matt. 11:29). Those who know the Lord are those who “desire to know Him” (Phil 3:7-10). Those who have seen the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ are those who continue to cry, “Lord, I beseech Thee, show me Thy glory” (Exodus 33:18). These are the people who by the grace of God can say, “As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.” (Psalm 17:15)
– Pastor Maurice Montgomery