October 14, 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
Jesus, the Lord, my Savior is
My Shepherd and my God
My light, my life, my joy, my bliss
I in His grace rejoice.
What’er I need in Jesus dwells
And there it dwells for me
‘Tis Christ my earthen vessel fills
With treasure rich and free.
Mercy and truth and righteousness
And peace most richly meet
In Jesus Christ, the King of grace
In Whom I stand complete.
Worthy the Lamb, shall be my song
For He for me was slain
And with me all the heav’nly throng
Shall join and say “Amen”!
(Tune: “According to Thy Gracious Word” p.192 )
We will have a Bible Conference November 30 – December 2. The speakers will be Donnie Bell, John Chapman, Bruce Crabtree, Greg Elmquist, Don Fortner, and Tim James.
14th – Maybelle Lynn 15th – Brandon Coffey 17th – Abigail Sullivan
18th – Dwayne Imes 18th – Julianna Rigsby
“A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.” - Proverbs 13:1
MERCY OR MERIT?
Understanding that God’s mercy is His not giving us what we deserve is fundamental to our asking for mercy. Without understanding this, we are not asking God for mercy! We have entered the realm of merit; we think that God is somehow obligated to have mercy on us. When mercy is obligated, it is no longer mercy; it becomes merit.
If I make any aspect of salvation ultimately dependent upon my works, I believe in salvation by works. If at the beginning of salvation my will was the deciding factor; if during the middle my works of obedience made me more holy than I was; if at the end of salvation I am given a higher reward in heaven because of my works, then I can share in the glory of salvation and God is paying me what He owes me. How offensive to God and all who have been saved by His grace
THE AWFUL SIN OF JUDAS (Matthew 26:14-15)
Ever since he “betrayed innocent blood”, selling the Lord Jesus Christ to the highest bidder, the name Judas has been a byword, symbolic of the worst form of treachery and deceit known to man. However, though he stands out in history as unique and his crime the most sinister, his sin is still among us. The man who identifies with and or supports in any way preachers, churches, and ministries, which in their preaching, deliver Christ into the hands of His enemies to do with Him as they will, auctioning Him off to the sinful crowd, and selling Him out at a price agreeable to fallen men’s sinful will is a Judas. Any preacher or pastor, who to get his people to be faithful, frightens them with the hounds of hell, drives them with the whip of the law, or bribes them with promises of exalted positions and great rewards in heaven is a Judas.
Is the Lord Jesus Christ such an ugly, unattractive, undesirable husband that his bride will not love nor serve Him unless she is driven or bribed? What a dishonoring thought! What a blasphemous thought! Those who truly know the Lord Jesus love Him. Those who love the Lord Jesus desire to honor and serve Him. Those who desire to honor and serve Him do so as willing and thankful servants constrained by the knowledge of His great love for them and the love which they in return have for Him. To all who know Him, Christ is altogether lovely and desired above any other and all else. – Pastor Maurice Montgomery
“CHRIST IS ALL”
He is the first cause and the last end of all things; in election, salvation, redemption, calling, righteousness, regeneration, and glorification. He is all in the salvation of His people. “Salvation is of the Lord.” He is all in election; we are chosen in Him, He is the Elect (Isaiah 42:1). He is all in redemption; He obtained it with His own blood (Hebrews 9:12). Christ is all in our calling; He called us with a holy calling (II Timothy 2:9). Jesus Christ is all our righteousness: He worked it out for us as our advocate (I John 2:1). He is all in our regeneration; He quickened us when we were dead in sin (Ephesians 2:1). He is all in our final glorification; “He raised us up together and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:6). All our spiritual blessings are in Him and from Him (I Corinthians 1:30). – Pastor Donnie Bell
“I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me”
Our Saviour performed all things for us. Our sin has been all put away. The righteousness with which we are clothed is complete. All that God’s infinite justice can demand of us has been performed for us by our Substitute. Our warfare is accomplished. Our sin is pardoned. There is not one thing for us to do to complete the work of Christ. This word performeth means perfecteth. “I will cry unto God most high, unto God who perfecteth all things concerning me.” David is confident that what God has said will come to pass. He is so sure of God’s purpose, that while he is fleeing for his life, he praises and blessed God that He is perfecting that which concerns him, and leading him by a sure path to the throne. The Lord God of Heaven is working every detail for our good and for His glory. No wonder he could say, “I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.” - Pastor Milton Howard