June 24, 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
Look upon me, Lord, I pray Thee
Let Thy Spirit dwell in mine
Thou hast sought me, Thou hast bought me
Take my heart and make it Thine.
Nought I ask for, nought I strive for
But Thy grace so rich and free
This Thou givest by the Savior
He hath all things who hath Thee.
Precious is the name of Jesus
Who can half its worth unfold?
Far beyond angelic praises
Sweetly sung to harps of gold.
Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
Pilgrim through this barren land
I am weak, but Thou art mighty
Hold me with Thy powerful hand.
(Tune: “Jesus Calls Us” p. 374)
Vacation Bible School is this Tuesday through Thursday 10:30am -1:00pm. If you are able to help, please sign up in the foyer.
Andy Davis will bring the message this evening.
24th – Kristy Burton 24th – David Morris 24th – Haley Small
27th – Paul D. Daniel 28th – Lissie McGuire 28th – David Parker
29th – Emily Dickerson 29th – Hannah Dickerson
“Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a
fool than of him.” - Proverbs 26:12
“Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Neither give place to the devil.” - Ephesians 4:26-27
Not all anger is bad. Anger is attributed to God and Christ. There is a good anger. An anger against sin! An anger that is provoked by a zeal for His glory is a good anger. But sin not in that anger. Anger is listed as a sin in Ephesians 4:31. Even a good anger should not last. “Let not the sun go down on your wrath.” If we remain angry, we will give place to the devil. How he operates through our anger. Truly, we should not let the sun go down on our wrath.
WHAT TEMPERATURE AM I?
If a man is dead, the clothes he is wearing will take on the temperature of his cold dead body. If a man is alive and warm, the same clothes that were cold on the dead man will be warm on him! Our doctrine can be very much like that. It takes the warmth or the coldness of the one who holds it. To one man, the doctrine is cold and dry because he is cold and dry. To another man the doctrine is warm and living because the man has the warmth of spiritual life. Same doctrine…cold to one and warm to the other. What is the difference? Life.
It was said of the Lord, “He spoke as one having authority, and not as the scribes.” This was said of Him after hearing, “You have heard it said…but I say unto you…” His authority is such that whatever He said, that made it so, because He said it!
WHAT DO YOU MORE THAN OTHERS?
“And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?” - Matthew 5:45
The fact of the matter is, we ought to do more than others! What grace has been given us! When people are looking to see how little they can get by with; when questions are asked like, “How much is necessary to believe?” When Christian liberty is used to excuse sinful behavior rather than the joy of obedience, surely something is wrong. I know this - nobody needs grace more than me. Nobody is more greatly indebted to the grace of God than me. Therefore, nobody ought to be more loving, forgiving, generous, and obedient than me. Brethren, we ought to do more than others!
Solomon said, “Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.” And, oh, how grimly and solemnly will God, at the last, answer every self-righteous fool according to his folly. You say that you did not sin as that publican did. No, and therefore, you did not repent as that publican did. Christ came into the world to save sinners; but, according to your own declaration, you are not one of them, so He did not come to save you. He has shed His blood to wash the filthy, but you say that you are not filthy, so you shall never be washed, you shall forever remain as you are. This will be one way of letting the self-righteous see how God doth laugh at the calamity of those who have despised His mercy, and doth mock when their fear cometh. All their self-righteousness was a mocking and a laughing at Christ, and His precious blood, and at free grace and the Gospel; so the time will come when they will hear another kind of laugh, and it will be but fitting that they should. – C. H. Spurgeon
If we would remember that we live among people who are imperfect, we would not be in such a fever when we discover one another’s failings. Old cloth will tear and cracked pots will leak. Blessed is he who expects nothing of poor flesh and blood, for he will seldom be disappointed. The best of men are only men at best. – C. H. Spurgeon
The church of God has many critics, but no rivals. This is the Family of God, the Kingdom of Heaven, the Temple of the Holy One, the place where Christ manifests forth His glory, spreads His table, and meets with His people. Blessed beyond description are those people who are privileged to be a part of this family! Truly, as Paul puts it, this is “A habitation of God through the Spirit!” - Pastor Don Fortner
It was to save sinners that Christ Jesus came into the world. He did not come to help them save themselves, nor to induce them to save themselves, nor even to enable them to save themselves. He came to save them. – William Hendricksen