September 2, 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
A mind at perfect peace with God
Oh! What a word is this!
A sinner reconciled through blood
This, this indeed is bliss.

By nature and by practice far
So very far from God
Yet now by grace brought nigh to Him
Through faith in Jesus’ blood.

So near, so very near to God
I cannot nearer be
For in the person of His Son
I am as near as He.

So dear, so very dear to God
More dear I cannot be
The love wherewith He loves the Son
Such is His love to me!

Why should I ever anxious be
Since such a God is mine
He watches o’er me night and day
And tells me, “Mine is thine.”

(Tune: “Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove” p. 158)

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We will observe the Lord’s Table this evening.

Clay Curtis, Pastor of the Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Princeton, New Jersey will preach for us this evening.

We will have a church dinner Sunday, September 30th.

Birthdays
5th – Luke Coffey 5th – Shari Greenleaf
8th – Ernest Tucker 8th – Kyle Virgin

“The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the Lord.” - Proverbs 19:3


I do not believe the Bible is the infallible Word of God because I have been given verifiable proofs that its prophecies have come to pass. I do not believe it is the Word of God because I have weighed the evidences for it being God’s Word and the alleged evidences of it not being inspired and have concluded that the evidence for it being the Word of God outweighs the alleged evidences that it is not infallible. I believe the Word of God is the Word of God because it is the Word of God. The Truth recommends itself as the Truth! I hear what the book says, I believe all it says, and I know this book was not written by men! “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God.” “Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” I believe the Bible is God’s Word, and believing, I know it is.


“Be ye kind one to another” – Ephesians 4:32
Under the preaching of His glorious Gospel, God sends the Spirit of His son into the hearts of His chosen, blood-bought children, making us “Partakers of His Divine Nature.” Because of that new nature, we love the Lord Jesus Christ, we love His Gospel, and we love His people. But we have an on-going problem with that old sinful nature that will be with us until we’re delivered from the body of this death. Our faults offend others. Their faults offend us. But the love our Lord has put in our hearts causes us to overlook the faults of our brothers and sisters in Christ. We’re kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven us. Love just works that way. Love is a barrier Satan cannot penetrate. That old serpent would love to get us to turn against one anther. It’s his desire to cause division amongst the brethren. But when he sees true love in action, love that does not render evil for evil, love that keeps us from bad mouthing one another with sinful gossip, he turns tail and runs. God gives grace to the humble. If we resist the devil, he will flee from us (James 4:7). God help us to humble ourselves before Him, and cry out for grace to help in our time of need. – Pastor Gene Harmon


It is one thing to mourn for sin because it exposes us to hell, and another to mourn for it because it is an infinite evil; one thing to mourn for it because it is injurious to ourselves, and another to mourn for it because it is wrong and offensive to God. It is one thing to be terrified; another to be humbled. – G. Spring

 

I HAVE NEVER SINNED!
That phrase is hard to write, even harder to say…but I, and every believer eternally united to Christ, have never sinned. A believer has two separate, distinct, opposing natures….the flesh (the old man) and the spirit (the new man). The man writing this article in the flesh is a sinner, and can only sin. I sinned when I wrote the title to this article. But the new man, the spirit of Christ in me, is holy and righteous, and has never sinner. The real me, the eternal me, is eternally righteous. No, I don’t fully understand that, but I really do believe it, because God’s word declares it. Speaking of His elect, spiritual Israel, He says, “I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off” (Isaiah 56:5). The everlasting name He gives to His church follows in the book of Jeremiah, “And this is the name wherewith she shall be called, the Lord our righteousness” (Jer. 33:16). Our everlasting, eternal name is the Lord our Righteousness! That means throughout all eternity past and eternity to come, I have never sinned and never will. Every believer is therefore eternally justified, not guilty, nothing to be charged with, for in Christ I have never done any wrong.
- Brian DuFour



SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS
It is not merely that the sinner cannot come to Christ, but he will not come to Christ that he may have life; it is not merely that he cannot see the truth, but that he loves darkness rather than light, and does not want to see. Sinners are not willing to see. The natural will itself is in bondage. It takes the divine will of God to overcome the wicked will of man by creating life where there was no life. This blindness is more than blindness of the natural eye. It is blindness of heart, blindness of will, blindness of conscience, blindness of understanding, blindness of all things spiritual. You who are yet blind may raise your objections to my Gospel but you are as unqualified to express an opinion about something you have never seen as a blind man is to argue with you about the color of an object. – Pastor Clay Curtis