August 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
Awake, my soul, and rise
Amazed, and yonder see
There hangs the mighty Saviour - God
Upon a cursed tree.
How perfectly fulfilled
Is that most ancient plan
Contrived in God’s eternal mind
Before the world began.
Here free salvation reigns
And carries all before
His death shall for a guilty race
Be refuge evermore.
Now hell in all her strength
Her rage, and boasted sway
Can never snatch a wand’ring sheep
From His great hands away!
(Tune: “I Love Thy Kingdom” p. 188)
All ladies are invited to a Bridal Shower for Delena Wilson and Nick Creamer on Sat. Aug. 25th at 10:30am in the fellowship hall. Please RSVP in the foyer.
There will be a memorial service for Elisabeth Marsh on Tuesday, August 21st at 11:00am here at the church. We will have lunch together afterwards with her family. Please sign the list in the foyer if you are able to attend so we can prepare.
“Our souls loatheth this light bread.” The manna that fell down from heaven every day no longer tasted good to them. Did the manna change in composition or taste? No. Their taste had changed
“Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.” – Proverbs 10:12
13th – Megan Davis 15th – Jan Carver 15th – Delphus Grubb
15th – Anna Grace Meek 18th – Molly Mohr 18th – Adam Peters
“Above all things have fervent charity among yourselves:
for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.” - I Peter 4:8
The word fervent means stretched or strained. It is made of two words which mean literally “stretched out.” What does stretched charity do? It covers the multitude of sins. Love does not want the sin of the object of its love exposed, but concealed and covered so that no trace of it can be seen. This I know, we all have a multitude of sins. This creates strains, but love stretches out and covers. Thank God for His love, that gave His Son that the sins of those He loves be covered. “Love covereth all sins” (Proverbs 10:12).
David said, “Man at his best state is altogether vanity” (Psalms 39:5). If we would remember that about ourselves we would not be so hard on others and we would not be impressed by what the world admires.
“Christ is all.” In that three word sentence we have the summary of the Bible, all doctrine, and the wellspring of all motive and practice. Christ is all.
WHAT IS IT THAT IS BEST FORGOTTEN?
“Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth
unto those things which are before.” - Philippians 3:13
1. Forgetting my days of rebellions and unbelief is best for me, and everyone else! People sometime want to erect “monuments to the meanness.” If we must recall the past, let it be with shame, not levity.
2. Forgetting my profession in false religion! And my attempts to produce a righteousness before God.
3. Forgetting even those good works and deeds done in the name of Christ. When Paul recalled his efforts in the ministry, he said, “I am a fool in glorying.”
4. Forgetting all misunderstanding and careless divisions with my brothers and sisters. If God remembers my sins no more – I would be an ingrate to remember yours!
5. Forgetting the past and reaching forth unto those things which are before! “Lord, remember me when you come into Thy Kingdom.” And we shall be satisfied when we awake with His likeness. – Pastor Henry Mahan
NINE BIBLE WORDS IN REGARD TO GIVING
PASTOR HENRY MAHAN
1. GRACE “Therefore, as ye abound in everything, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.” (II Corinthians 8:7)
2. LOVE “I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.” (II Corinthians 8:8)
3. WILLING “For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.” (II Corinthians 8:12)
4. PROPORTION “Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him.” (I Corinthians 16:2)
5. EVERYONE “Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him.” (I Corinthians 16:2)
6. BOUNTIFULLY (LIBERALLY) “He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.” (II Corinthians 9:6)
7. CHEERFULLY (VOUNTARILY) “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” (II Corinthians 9:7)
8. UNTO THE LORD “Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret Himself shall reward thee openly. And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward.” (Matthew 6:1-5)
9. FORGET NOT “But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.” (Hebrews 13:16)