September 30, 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
Come, thou Almighty Comforter
And bring upon Thy wing
Sweet consolation to each soul
That we may praise and sing.

We want to hear, we want to see
We want to know Christ more
We want sweet foretastes of His love
As we have had before.

And shall we come in vain to God?
O Lord, that cannot be
Thy promise stands engaged to come
And bless e’vn two or three.

Lord, give more love, more sincere faith
More confidence in Thee
Break off our legal chains, O God
And let our souls go free.

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

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We will have a Bible Conference November 30 – December 2.

Everyone is invited to stay for lunch after the service this morning. There will be no evening service tonight.

Birthdays
3rd – Alison Farhat 3rd – Paul Harries 4th – Alex DuFour
4th- Don Williams 5th – Susan Sligh

“When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.” - Proverbs 11:2

HOW LONG?
“How long wilt Thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt Thou hide Thy face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? How long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?” (Psalm 13:1-2) David is telling us how he felt, and which of us have not felt the precise same thing. The Lord seems far away. I am not hearing from Him, but am having to take counsel from myself, a very poor counselor, indeed! While David felt this way, it was not the way it was. The Lord had not forgotten him. But He was making David desire Him. This was causing David to call upon His name. What seemed to be chastening (and it was), was actually a blessing (and it is). This is just another instance of “all things working together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”
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In Scripture, whenever the word doctrine is used in the plural, it is always bad. The “doctrines of men.” The “doctrines of devils.” “Strange and divers doctrines.” God’s doctrine is singular. It is “The doctrine of Christ.” It is one whole. To reject any part of this doctrine is to reject it all. It cannot be separated. Those who are willing for it to be separated are like the harlot in Solomon’s day who was willing to have the child cut in half. She had no true love for the child. Neither do these people have any true love for the doctrine of God. God’s doctrine is an undivided whole.

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Law manifests what is in men – sin! Grace manifests what is in God – love! Law demands righteousness from men! Grace brings righteousness to men! Law sentences men to death! Grace brings dead men to life! Law speaks of what I must do! Grace tells what Christ has done! Law gives a knowledge of sin! Grace puts away sin!
Oh, to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be.
- Pastor Henry Mahan

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To speak what I do NOT believe is hypocrisy. NOT to speak what I do believe is cowardly. To speak what I believe only when and where I know it will be received is deceitful. – Pastor Henry Mahan

ELECTION OR ATHEISM – NO MIDDLE GROUND
Romans 9:16-18
If you receive the Bible as the Word of God, you have no choice; you must believe the doctrine of election. If you believe the Bible, you have to take it all as the Word of God. You cannot say, “I believe what the Bible teaches about heaven; but I just cannot accept the idea of hell.” You cannot say, “I believe in God; but I simply cannot believe in election.” Election is so much a part of divine truth, that it cannot be expunged from the Book of God without completely destroying the Word of God. It is taught in Genesis, in Revelation, and everywhere between. To deny the doctrine of election is to deny the Word of God, reject the religion of Jesus Christ, and to engage in the practice of atheism; for the denial of election is the denial of the God of election!
Yes, you read that right. I said the denial of election is a denial of God! It is a denial of His sovereignty. It denies that God has the right to do with His own what He will. Those who deny election deny God’s government of the world and of His right to govern. – Copied


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There are two vital things the Holy Spirit reveals to all whom He bring to faith in Christ Jesus.
1. He will reveal our NEED OF CHRIST! I need Thee, precious Jesus, for I am full of sin, My soul is dark and gloomy, My heart is dead within; I need the cleansing fountain where I can always flee, The blood of Christ most precious, The sinner’s perfect plea.
2. He will reveal that CHRIST IS ALL WE NEED! “In Him dwelleth ALL the fullness of the Godhead bodily and ye are COMPLETE in Him.” He, of God, is made unto me all I need. The more quickly we learn that Christ is, indeed, ALL we need to make us righteous and accepted before God, the sooner we will enjoy the rest, peace, and assurance promised to His own. Most of God’s elect are brought to Christ earlier in life than the dying thief, but all are redeemed and make righteous EXACTLY AS HE WAS – by the free grace of God, plus nothing, minus nothing. – Pastor Henry Mahan