February 26, 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)
We extend our sincere sympathy to Sherri Davis and the family on the death of her husband Jim, and Andy, Jacob, and Josh’s father.
26th – Donna Meek 29th – Meagan Coffey 1st – Caleb Benton
- Pride is living a lie. Humility is living in truth.
- When someone becomes critical and judgmental of others, they have become blind to their own faults and sins.
“A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall
uphold the humble in spirit.” - Proverbs 29:23
HE CAN ASK FOR NO MORE AND ACCEPT NO LESS
When Christ cried, “It is finished” and said, “Father into Thy hands I commend My Spirit”, and bowed His head and gave up the ghost, something took place for everybody He died for. God was completely satisfied with everybody He died for. He could ask for no more, and He could accept no less! What could God possibly ask above, beyond, or in addition to the shedding of His Son’s precious blood? What could a Holy God accept less than the shedding of His Son’s blood for the complete satisfaction of His offended law and justice? If less could have been required, surely when His Son said, “If it be possible, let this cup pass from Me”, the Father would have found a way to do it. Because God can ask no more and accept no less, everybody for whom Christ died is “complete in Him.” Nothing can be added. Nothing can be taken away.
THE MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING
Remember the old commercial showing an egg frying, symbolizing your brain on drugs, with the message “the mind is a terrible thing to waste”? Well, they were close, but they added two too many words, for the plain truth is “the mind is a terrible thing.” Period. God tells us this in Romans 8:7 “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.”
The carnal mind, the fleshly mind, the human mind we are all born with is enmity and hatred against God, and that is a terrible thing. Our brain is on drugs, the drug of sin, so that all we think, say, or do with our minds is terrible.
I think my God and Father for giving me a new mind, for “We have the mind of Christ” (I Cor. 2:16). This new mind that every believer possesses cannot sin, for they have been born of God, and “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin” (I John 3:9). Ask God for mercy, ask God to give you a new heart, a new nature, to create a new man within you, with a new mind, that can repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ…for the mind you were naturally born with can do neither. – Brian DuFour
The nature of the atonement settles its extent! If the atonement merely made salvation possible, it applies to all men. If the atonement secured salvation for those who are and will be saved, then it has reference only to the elect. – Loraine Boettner
Lot is described by Peter as “Just Lot”. He also calls him a “righteous man”, a “righteous soul”, and “godly” (II Peter 2:7-9). This is not merely Peter’s opinion of him. This is God the Holy Spirit’s testimony concerning Lot. He was, as every believer is …righteous! Righteous by imputation and righteous by impartation. Righteous by Christ’s righteousness being imputed to him. Righteous in the new nature being imparted to him in the new birth.
If we read the history of Lot, we may not reach this conclusion concerning him. He made the choice of the well watered plain, preferring his own well-being over Abraham’s. He pitched his tent toward Sodom, moved to Sodom, and lingered in Sodom even after the warning of the angels. Then there is the shameful conduct with his daughters. We may not conclude him to be a righteous man, but God says he was. What are we to learn from this? At least these four things.
(1) Even though God’s people are not righteous in themselves, they are righteous through the Gospel.
(2) How gracious God is! We know of the history of Lot, but when God the Holy Spirit speaks of Him, He speaks of him only as just and righteous.
(3) Things are not always as they appear. Quite often we lack the ability to discern things as they really are. We may not have made this judgment regarding Lot. But if God says he was righteous, he was righteous, in spite of the fact that men could not see it.
(4) Don’t be quick in being too hard on others. You have not been in their shoes.
Let’s not use Lot as comfort in personal disobedience… “Lot was saved, and look at his life.” Yes, he was, but the Scripture also points out that he was “vexed”. Lot gives us an illustration of the Gospel, and provides us with an example of how not to live.