October 9, 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
Glory to God on high
Let earth to heav’n reply, “Praise ye His name!”
Angels, His love adore, Who all our sorrow bore
And saints cry ever more, “Worthy the Lamb!”
All they around the throne
Cheerfully join in one, Praising His name!
We who have know His blood, Sealing our peace with God
Sound His dear name abroad, “Worthy the Lamb!”
Join all ye ransomed race
Our Lord and God to bless, “Praise ye His name!”
To Him we’ll tribute bring, Hail Him our sovereign King
And without ceasing sing, “Worthy the Lamb!”
(Tune: “Come Thou Almighty King” p. 6)
There will be a Bible Conference the weekend of Oct. 21-23 at the College Grove
Grace Church, where Chris Cunningham is Pastor.
We extend our sympathies to Ann Schuyler and her family on the death of her
Cody Groover, missionary to Mexico, and his wife Winna will be here next Sunday.
He will preach for us and we will have a time of fellowship following the evening
service. Bring an appetizer or dessert.
WE WILL HAVE A CHURCH DINNER OCTOBER 30th.
9th – Bonnie Squires 11th – Hunter Small 12th – Doug Hacker
13th – Jaime Greenleaf 14th – Maybelle Lynn 15th – Brandon
“A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth
not rebuke.” - Proverbs 13:1
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor
standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.”
- Psalms 1:1
The descent begins by walking along side of and hearing the advice of the ungodly.
What comes next is the walking ceases and we stand in the way of sinners. Then
we sit down in the seat of the scornful. The scornful sit in judgment of what
God says. What a dreadful place to sit! But how blessed by God is the man who
does not walk in the counsel of those who do not know God. How blessed is the
man that does not stand in the way of sinners: the way of salvation by works.
How blessed is the man who does not become a critic and a judge of God. As David
said, “But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His law doth
he meditate day and night.” Truly, that man is blessed!
While no two people are exactly alike and men differ widely in temperament,
values, experience and environment, the Bible only recognized two types of people:
the righteous and the wicked. This is expressed in many ways: children of God
and children of the devil; believers and unbelievers; saved and lost; living
and dead; justified and unjustified; lovers of God and those who do not love
God; saints and sinners; friends of God and enemies of God; those who justify
themselves and those who justify God.
Jacob and Esau were in many respects very much alike. They were twins, raised
by the same parents, hearing the same Gospel. But how different they were! Jacob
was loved by God. Esau was not. Jacob had to have God’s blessing…“I
will not let Thee go except Thou bless me.” It was of no more value to
Esau then a bowl of soup. Jacob and Esau represent the two manner of men. Am
I one whom Christ has loved with an everlasting love, or will I hear from Him,
“I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity”?
The God of glory is infinite. He said, “Thus saith the Lord, the King
of Israel, and His redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the
last; and beside me there is no God.” (Isaiah 44:6). He only is infinite.
He cannot be measured, He has no boundaries. He has no limitations. He is unsearchable
and incomprehensible. He cannot be known unless He is pleased to make Himself
known. He is He who “Hides Himself from the wise and prudent and reveals
Himself to babes” for no other reason than this, “Even so Father,
for so it seemed good in Thy sight.” Worship before Him!
WHAT IS MEANT BY SOVEREIGN GRACE?
Sovereign Grace is God’s grace. And God’s grace is Sovereign Grace.
If it is not Sovereign Grace, it is not saving grace. Sovereign Grace is the
Truth. Sovereign Grace is the message that declares the electing love of the
Father, the redeeming love of the Son, and the invincible love of the Holy Spirit.
Sovereign grace is the content of all true evangelism. Sovereign Grace is the
Gospel! Any message that does not declare the Sovereign Grace of God in Christ
Jesus is “another gospel!” Sovereign Grace is saving grace!
A LOCAL CHURCH
A local church is a body of brothers and sisters in Christ. We are one family.
One life is ours, one love is ours, and one objective (to know more of and to
glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and to be found in His righteousness) is ours.
This is the comfort and strength of all, that we are all one with Christ in
God’s sight. We cannot properly minister the Gospel of Christ without
each other. One cannot say, “My presence or absence will not be noticed
because I don’t preach, teach, pray publicly, nor lead the singing.”
Your presence in the house of God to worship Him is both desired and much needed.
You are a comfort and encouragement to other brethren. Another cannot say, “My
gift will not be missed because I cannot give as much as some.” All of
God’s people should give whenever and whatever they can give as the Lord
blesses them. No gift is too small. What may seem small is great for the cause
of Christ. The point is this: We are a family, a body, and “The eye cannot
say to the hand, I have no need of you.” All brethren are equally loved
of God and equally need by one another. – Pastor Henry Mahan .