January 15, 2012
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
Great Prophet! Let us bless Thy name
By thee the joyful tidings came
Of wrath appeased, of sins forgiv’n
Of hell subdued, and peace with heav’n.
I love my Shepherd! He will keep
My wand’ring soul among His sheep
He feeds His flock, He calls their names
And on His shoulders bears His lambs.
Jesus, my Great High Priest has died
I need no sacrifice beside
His blood did once for sin atone
And now it pleads before the throne.
My Lord, my Conqueror, and my King
Thy scepter and Thy throne I sing
Thine is the glory, and I sit
A joyful subject, at Thy feet.
WE WILL OBSERVE THE LORD’S TABLE THIS EVENING.
15th – Mike Rigsby 16th – Kelli Harries 17th – Bernita Singleton
18th – Kristina Verenich 19th – Amanda DuFour
“For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counselors there is safety.” - Proverbs 24:6
FISHERS OF MEN
“Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men” – Matthew 4:19
If we are not fishers of men we are not following Christ. Those who follow Him, He makes fishers of men. You cannot follow Christ and not have an earnest desire to see your fellow men saved. And how do we fish for men? By praying to the Lord of the harvest for their salvation. By seeking to live before them in such a way that they will ask us of the reason for the hope that is in us. By doing all in our power to bring them under the sound of the Gospel. This is done through personal witnessing, giving them a C.D. of the Gospel being preached or a book where the Gospel is preached, or inviting them to come with you to hear the Gospel. This is done by supporting in every way you can the spread of the Gospel. Believer, this is our purpose for being here. To be a fisher of men. May that be our heart in whatever we do. “As you go, preach.”
“The Lord trieth the righteous” (Psalm 11:5). Count on this. You will be tried. The trial God brings you may come in the form of adversity. It may come in the form of prosperity. The Lord does not do this for His own information. He already knows you through and through. You are the one who will learn from this trail. If you are a believer, it will drive you to Christ. It will show you how weak you are, and it will be used in the production of fruit. If you are an unbeliever, it will drive you away from Him, and prove you had no grace in the first place. The trials will show you if you are real. While we do not rejoice in a trial itself, we do rejoice in the One who sent the trail, and we can be sure He will bring forth fruit to His glory.
I never had a better idea of believing in Jesus then I once had from a poor countryman. I may have mentioned this before; but it struck me very forcibly at the time, and I cannot help repeating it. Speaking about faith, he said, “The old enemy has been troubling me very much lately; but I told him that he must not say anything to me about my sins, he must go to my Master, for I had transferred the whole concern to Him, bad debts and all.” That is believing in Jesus. Believing is giving up all we have to Christ and taking all that Christ has to ourselves. It is changing houses with Christ – changing clothes with Christ – changing our unrighteousness for His righteousness – changing our sins for His merits. - C. H. Spurgeon
CRUCIFIXION – CRUCIFICTION
I was passing, some years ago, a Socinian chapel in this great London of ours, and I saw an announcement of the subjects upon which sermons were to be delivered. If I remember rightly, there was to be a sermon on the morning of one Sunday upon some political subject, and in the evening there was to be a sermon upon the crucifixion, but the word was spelt “CRUCIFICTION”. And I thought, “Ah! just so; and though you do not mean it, it is just that with you; it is nothing more to you than a mere fiction, but to us it is real.” We believe that the blood of Jesus really takes away sin. We believe that He really laid down His life to redeem us from our iniquity, and to us the most real, sublime, grand, soul-moving thing beneath heaven, and even in heaven is this, that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners, and died that He might save them. – C. H. Spurgeon
“Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience,
in all things willing to live honestly.” - Hebrews 13:18
Pray for those who minister the word. If the pastor is blessed, the people will be blessed. We should pray that God would teach those who teach us; that He would make them vigilant, wise, zealous and successful; that He would assist them in their labors, support them under their burdens, and strengthen them under all their temptations. Pray for your pastor to return to you the next service, and that when he comes, what he has done and how he has lived will not take away from what he has to say. Pray he will bring with him a message that will exalt the Lord Jesus Christ. Pray that you will submit to the message and look to that Christ who is lifted up. Pray that the account which he will give of his message and ministry, and of your soul on that great judgment day, will be with peace, joy and thanksgiving. Pray for those with you and around you that they too might see Christ. - Copied