February 12, 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
Precious Saviour, friend of sinners
We as such to Thee draw near
Let thy Spirit dwell within us
With that love that casts out fear.
Matchless Saviour, let us know Thee
As the Lord our Righteousness
Cause our hearts to cleave unto Thee
Come, and with Thy presence bless.
Come and claim us as Thy portion
Let us all find rest in Thee
Leave us not to empty notions
We would find our hope in Thee!
(Tune: “Jesus Calls Us” p. 374)
Geraldine Bigelow’s funeral will be here at the church tomorrow with visitation beginning at 11:00am and the service at noon.
13th – Mark Benton 14th – Thomas Wooten
15th – Amber DuFour 16th – Andrea Vincent
“Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.” - Proverbs 18:12
God is as He has been and shall always be as He is. He cannot be better than He is; He cannot be wiser, or more powerful than He is. If God changed one iota He could not be God to begin with. – Pastor Donnie Bell
“It was not you that sent me hither, but God”
These were the words of Joseph to his brethren. What calloused cruelty they used in selling their brother as a slave. How could they let their father believe he was killed and allow him to sorrow as he did. The actions of these men were heinous and reprehensible. I am sure that Joseph pleaded with them not to do this. How easily Joseph could have become bitter over his brother’s treatment of him and the grievous trials he experienced as a result. But what faith he demonstrated! He did not say, “You did this but God overruled it.” He said, “It was not you who sent me hither, but God.”
While we take full responsibility for our sin, and dare not lay the blame of our sin at God’s door, how we rejoice to know that His good, acceptable, and perfect will is always done; He only brings good out of evil. The cross testifies of that.
The problem with sinners is not that we are unwilling to do something to save ourselves but that we are unwilling to do nothing that we might be saved by another (John 3:19-20). Faith takes nothing from you, faith takes nothing done by you, faith demands you add nothing, only believe and continue believing, not in anything you have done or not done. Faith is casting your care, your whole self, your whole eternal salvation into the hands of Jesus Christ. – Pastor Clay Curtis
RELIGION OR CHRIST
Having religion is one thing, but knowing and walking with Christ is different! Having religion the world understands and tolerates. But free grace the world neither understands, nor tolerates! Any two religious errors can walk together, and permit them both to exist! But the truth of God’s grace cannot exist with error – for one always must go! - Pastor Henry Mahan
ONLY A PROFESSION?
I believe I know a little of the grief that Paul felt when he wrote, “Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world.” I don’t know very much about Demas, but I know that Paul believed that Demas loved Christ, loved the Gospel, and would continue in the faith of Christ until God called him home. But Demas allowed someone or something to come between him and the Lord, revealing that what he had professed for so long was ONLY a profession! - Pastor Henry Mahan
ALL WE CAN DO?
It is common among religious people, when faced with a situation “beyond their control”, (as though anything is not) to say, “Well, all we can do is pray about it.” All we can do? It sounds as though prayer is a last resort, when all else has failed; just a final, half-hearted venture so we can convince ourselves we’ve been appropriately religious about it. Believer, our first resort, our blessed privilege and very best we can do for a lost loved one, or a brother or sister in need, is pray for them. I fear we have little idea what our Lord has done for us, in that He has not only granted us access to His very throne, but graciously commanded us to come and enquire and give Him no rest, in asking all that we need. He is able to give us exceeding abundantly above all that we ask, or could even think of (Ephesians 3:20). He knows how to give good gifts to His children (Matthew 7:11), and He said, “Ye have not, because ye ask not” (James 4:2). Think about this believer. Think of all the reasons why you think you don’t have what you need, and then hear the one reason God gives. “Because ye ask not.” Prayer is not “all we can do,” but it is the very best we can do, and we should do nothing important without it, because without Him, we can do nothing. Pray for me, my friends, before, during and after you do anything else you might think to do for me, pray for me.
– Pastor Chris Cunningham
Why did God hate Esau? Why does God hate any man? I defy anyone to give any answer but his – because that man DESERVES to be hated. No reply but that can be true. If God deals severely with any person, it is because that person deserves all that he gets. Esau did not LOSE his birthright; he SOLD it. He sold it for a “mess of pottage.” If any of you want to know what I preach, it is this: I preach salvation all of grace and damnation all of sin. I give God the glory for every soul that is saved; and when I come to preach damnation, I say that damnation is of man.
- C. H. Spurgeon
Regeneration makes no alteration on the flesh, but the Spirit. There is nothing in the flesh made holy. And there is nothing in the spirit left unholy. - Robert Hawker