March18, 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
Sovereign grace o’er sin abounding
Ransomed souls, the tidings swell
‘Tis a deep that knows no sounding
Who its breadth or length can tell?
On its glories - Let my soul forever dwell.

Who from Christ that soul shall sever
Bound by everlasting bands?
Once in Him, in Him forever
Thus the eternal cov’nant stands
None shall take Thee - From the mighty Saviour’s hands.

On such love, my soul, still ponder
Love so great, so rich, so free
Say, while lost in holy wonder
Why, O Lord, such love to me?
Hallelujah! Grace shall reign eternally!

(Tune: “Look Ye Saints!” p. 141)


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Vacation Bible School will be June 26-28.

Several members of the Redeemer Baptist Church in Louisville have been affected by the recent tornado in Henryville, IN and lost much. If you’d like to send a gift to help them out, please mark it accordingly.


“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.” - Proverbs 12:15


Birthdays
19th – Rachel Daniel 21st – Doris Daniel
21st – Frank Singleton 22nd- Jean Bradford


AND HAVE NOT CHARITY
Paul spoke of some very wonderful things he could do: speak with the tongue of an angel, have the gift of prophecy, understand all the mysteries of Scripture, possess miracle working faith, give all to feed the poor, and be burned at the stake as a martyr. But if he did not have charity, it was all meaningless. This charity or love is a supernatural thing. It is a fruit of the Holy Spirit and is not found in the natural man. Love can be known only by the actions it prompts. God’s love to us is seen in the gift of His Son. Our love to Him is seen in how we treat His people. The love that is not in word, but in deed and truth. This is the will of the Lord Jesus Christ concerning all His loved ones – “A new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another: as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another.”

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OUR ASSEMBLIES
By God’s all-wise appointment, our assemblies are the life, the food, and the nourishment of our souls. It is the main way whereby we publicly identify with Christ and His Gospel. We evidence our love for Christ by our loyalty and support of one another in opposition to all false worship. Many things will rise up in competition to the diligent attendance of our assemblies. We must recognize and refuse to give in to anything that is opposed to what Christ commands. The total falling away of a graceless professor always begins with this neglect, this disassociation with God’s people. (Hebrews 10:25) - John Owen 1616-1683


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CHRIST’S GREAT WORK
What is His work? The work which the Father gave Him to do; the work covenanted from before the world began, the work that shall crown Him with glory and honor for ever and ever; the work of fulfilling, of magnifying, and of honoring the holy law of God; the work of satisfying it and sheathing the sword of inflexible justice in His own heart; the work of vanquishing the powers of darkness, bruising the old serpent’s head, spoiling principalities and powers, taking away the sting of death, and removing the curse forever from all the election of grace. That is the work of God; that is the work of Christ, and it is freely given to the believer. – Joseph Irons


BIBLE DOCTRINE OF FAITH
“The just shall live by faith.” – Romans 1:17
Be sure you understand the doctrine of Holy Scripture. Faith in Christ is not the cause of our justification or of our regeneration. We are justified by the grace of God through the redemption accomplished by the shedding of Christ’s precious blood at Calvary (Romans 3:24). It was the blood of Christ that satisfied the justice of God, not our faith. It was the blood of Christ that put away our sins, not our faith. It was the blood of Christ that redeemed us, not our faith.
In the matter of regeneration, too, the work is altogether the work of God’s free, sovereign, omnipotent, irresistible grace. Faith is not the cause of the new birth, but the result. We believe by the working of God’s almighty power, by the operation of God. Yet, we must believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. “He that believeth on the Son of God hath everlasting life. He that believeth not the Son of God shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” But faith in Christ is much more than most people imagine.
Most vainly imagine that “since they decided” to believe in Jesus, “since they believed” in Him (yesterday, this morning, or 30 years ago) they are saved forever. The Scriptures never use such language. The testimony of Holy Scripture is, “The just shall live by faith.” Faith in Christ is not an act of life, but a way of life. – Pastor Don Fortner


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Christ is all our righteousness. In the teeth of all thy sins, believe that He is thy righteousness still! Thy good works do not improve His righteousness; thy bad works do not stain it. This is a robe which the best deeds cannot mar. Thou standest in Him, not in thyself. Whatever, then, thy doubts and fears may have been, do now, poor troubled, distressed, distracted believer, say again, “Yea, He is the Lord my righteousness.”
- C. H. Spurgeon


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To believe God is no small thing! It is the evidence of a heart reconciled unto God; it is the proof of our being weaned from our own works and deeds; it is a clear sign of the true conviction of sin; it is honoring to Christ, our only Redeemer; it is the essence of true worship, and it is the root of sincere obedience. – Pastor Henry Mahan