October 23, 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.
Wherewith shall we approach the Lord
And bow before His throne?
By trusting His unchanging Word
And pleading Christ alone.
This is the name the Father loves
This is the name we plead
This is the name that heav’n approves
And blesses us indeed.
Then let His name forever be
To us supremely dear
His name our all-prevailing plea
For all our hope is there.
His name LORD JESUS suits Him well
His name is great indeed
He saves from sin and wrath and hell
His name is all I need.
(Tune: “O God Our Help in Ages Past” p. 10)
I am preaching this morning for the College Grove Grace Church in Tennessee. I will return to preach this evening. Bob Coffey will teach the Bible Study and Mark Daniel will bring the morning message in my absence.
WE WILL HAVE A CHURCH DINNER NEXT SUNDAY.
(THERE WILL BE NO EVENING SERVICE)
24th – Carla Bryan 25th – Norman Frye 27th – Mark Mohr
27th – Aaron Warta 28th – Emma Steeves 28th – Drew Charron
“He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.” - Proverbs 17:9
“Above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins” (I Peter 4:8). And we do all have a multitude of sins. James said, “In many things we offend all” (James 3:2). If I love you, I realize you are like me, a person with a multitude of sins. I do not excuse my sin, or yours. But if I love you I will cover your sins, just like I do not want mine to be exposed. “Love covereth all sins” (Proverbs 10:12), and “He that covereth a transgression seeketh love” (Proverbs 17:9). I am so thankful for His love that has covered my sins with the precious blood of His Son. Oh, that I might be the one who covers, who remains silent, who does not seek to expose my brother’s sin. To do so is contrary to love, for “Charity shall cover the multitude of sins.”
I suppose when we tell men to “Look to Christ” or read “Looking unto Jesus”, this puzzles some people. One may say, “If Christ were in Jerusalem, I would sell out and go and look upon and listen to Him.” Another may say, “If Christ were on earth today, I would look to Him and sit at His feet.” My friends, we talk like Nicodemus, “How can I be born again; shall I enter my mother’s womb and be born again?” We are so bound to the flesh. Our saving relationship and connection with the Lord Jesus has nothing to do with our natural eyes, ears, and flesh. BUT WITH THE MIND AND HEART. To look to Christ is to hear Him in the MIND, believe and love Him in the HEART, bow and receive Him in the WILL! One does not need a college degree to look. You may not be able to read, but you can look; you may be destitute of virtue, but you can look; you may have no merit, but you can look. Looking to the Redeemer requires my PERSONAL interest and attention. Another can pray for me, but no one can look for me; I must look to Christ myself – not to His apostles, His church, His law, His ordinances. “Look unto Me”, He said, “and be ye saved.”
- Pastor Henry Mahan
Will worship and Christ worship cannot exist together. Either God’s will controls man’s will or man’s will controls God’s will. Either God controls the devil, or the devil controls God. Either God rules man, or man rules God. God says, “I will do all my pleasure”, and all who know Him rejoice in knowing that it is so, saying, “It is the Lord: let Him do what seemeth Him good.” - Pastor Don Fortner
THE LAST DAYS
“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.” (I John 2:18). Ever since the day our Lord died on that cross, we have been in the end times. There were antichrists then (anti – meaning “in place of”) and there are many antichrists now that preach a christ in place of the true Christ. They preach a weak christ, a begging christ, a christ waiting on you to give him your life….. we preach a Christ that is God, ruling and reigning, saving whom He wills, when He wills, for “None can stay His hand, or say unto Him, what doest thou?” (Daniel 4:35)
There is no need to look for signs of the end times, earthquakes, and so on…did not the earth quake when Christ died, and many bodies of the dead saints arose? (Matthew 27:50-53). Now is the end day, even now the end of time is upon us. Oh Lord, save me, have mercy on my sinful soul! Let me not look for signs of the end times, but let me look only to Christ! - Brian DuFour
Although I am a sinner, yet I despair not, for Christ, who is my Redeemer and my Righteousness liveth. In Him I have no sin, no fear, no sting of conscience and no fear of judgment, for in Him there is no condemnation. I am indeed a sinner as touching this present life, but I have a righteousness of God which is above this life, who is Christ my Lord – in Him I rejoice. – Martin Luther
The preacher’s message must always be judged by the picture it portrays of the Lord Jesus Christ. Of Christ’s person, of His work, of what His work accomplished, and for whom it was accomplished.
- Pastor Donnie Bell