October 2, 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 dying
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 failing
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’s 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)
I am preaching for the Grace Gospel Church of Apopka, Florida this morning and will return this evening. Bob Coffey will bring the morning message and Andy Davis will speak this evening.
Cody Groover, missionary to Mexico, and his wife Winna will be here Oct. 16th. He will preach for us and we will have a time of fellowship following the evening service.
3rd – Alison Farhat 3rd – Paul Harries 4th – Alex DuFour
4th – Don Williams 5th- Susan Sligh
WE WILL HAVE A CHURCH DINNER SUNDAY OCT. 30th.
“For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.” - Proverbs 24:16
MISTAKEN OR SATANIC?
Is doctrine that is contrary to the Gospel of grace mistaken or Satanic? Is it misinformed or the Devil’s deception? Is it not full light, or is it darkness? Paul spoke of Satan’s ministers as angels of light and ministers of righteousness (II Cor. 11:13-15). The Lord spoke of the teaching of Jezebel as the depths of Satan (Rev. 2:24). He spoke of those in the church at Philadelphia who are “them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not” (Rev. 3:9). Clearly, that which is contrary to the Gospel is Satanic. As I think of men and women all over the world, using the name of Christ in their “worship services”, I feel both sad and angry - sad that they are so deceived; angry at the wickedness of the deception. But not only do I feel sad and angry, I feel determined by the grace of God to preach the Gospel in such a way that the Gospel is seen for what it is, and that which is contrary is seen for what it is, and men will call upon the name of the Lord.
LITTLE FAITH IN A BIG GOD
Elisha rebuked Joash for smiting the ground only three times. He told him that if he would have smitten the ground five or six times he would have had a greater deliverance from Syria then he would by only smiting the ground three times (II Kings 15-19).
One wonders how Joash was supposed to have known to smite the ground five or six times rather than three. That question, we are unable to answer. But a great principle is taught in this. There are things that are to be done that will enable us to experience more of God’s blessings then we would if we do not do those things. Every one of us live far below our privileges! Many of us expect little from God, ask little, receive little, and are content with little in this life! This comes from “little faith”. Little faith in an infinite God seems contradictory. We ought to expect great things from Him!
LOVE IS KIND
“Love is kind” (I Corinthians 13:4). If we love somebody, we will be kind to them. Not mean, harsh, and judgmental, but kind and this kindness is not our response to them treating us well. It is said of our Heavenly Father that, “He is kind to the unthankful and the evil.” This kindness is exercised simply because we love. This kindness is mild as opposed to harsh, easy as opposed to severe, gracious as opposed to demanding. Love is not mean! “Love is kind.” If we love, we will be kind. An absence of kindness is an absence of love!
CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES
II Corinthians 15:3
The Gospel is not merely that Christ died for our sins, but that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures. What can this mean but that Christ died for our sins in complete fulfillment of all that was said in the prophecies and types of the Old Testament? He died to make a covering for our sinful characters like the animal from which God made clothing for Adam and Eve. He died as the innocent substitute of condemned sinners, like the Passover Lamb. He died particularly for His people as did the sacrifice on the day of atonement, which was offered only for the house of Israel. He died by crucifixion as Psalm 2 states. He died effectually, actually saving those for whom He died, according to Isaiah 53 where it is written, “He shall see the travail of His soul and be satisfied.” The New Testament Gospel is clearly written in the Old Testament. Whenever we claim to preach the Gospel, let us be certain it is the Gospel “according to the Scriptures”! - Pastor Joe Terrell
Since salvation is all of grace, and we are complete in Christ, and “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose”, we should walk in fullness of joy. To not do so is sin and unbelief.