November 11, 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)
I will be preaching for the Redeemer Baptist Church in Louisville Kentucky Friday
night at seven and Saturday morning at ten this week
11th – Patsy White 11th – Peggy Mohr 11th – Elizabeth Vincent
11th – Norma Johnson 14th – Terry Squires 15th – Carter Steeves
16th – Pamela Weinstock
“A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”
– Proverbs 17:17
“And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful
and troubled about many things: but one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen
that good part, which shall not be taken away from her” (Luke 10:41-42).
All the doctrines of grace and teachings of Scripture are wonderful, and all
have their appointed place and use – but we can become consumed and overwhelmed
in the pursuit of them and miss Christ altogether. May God give us grace to
see one thing – that Christ is everything! - Brian DuFour
PRAYER AND FORGIVENESS
“And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that
your Father also which is in heaven may forgive your trespasses. But if ye do
not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
- Mark 1:25-26
You cannot truly pray and have an unforgiving spirit. You are simply going through
an empty and meaningless ritual which God does not hear and ensures that your
sin will not be forgiven. Be quick to forgive, not simply when someone asks
for your forgiveness, but when you remember that they did you wrong! In doing
this, God will quickly forgive your trespasses, even before we are aware of
our need for forgiveness. Shakespeare was not an inspired writer, but what he
said was true… “To err is human. To forgive is divine.”
I recently heard of someone who claimed to believe the grace of God in salvation,
yet they were having trouble with the doctrine of election. The problem they
are really having is with true grace. You see, grace in the true meaning of
the word can only mean one thing….UNEARNED FAVOR.
Most people think God looked down through time to see who would believe on Him
and elected them accordingly. But that means that person earned salvation by
believing, and God had to choose that person because of what they did. But NO!
GRACE IS UNEARNED FAVOR, and since no one has earned, or merited God’s
salvation and favor, then it stands to reason that God must choose, or elect,
whomever HE decides. - Pastor Paul Mahan
We are apt to think, how much more full our faith and belief in Christ would
have been had we lived during His time and seen His face, been present during
His teaching and preaching in the temple and witnessed the miracles He performed,
or stood by watching while He was crucified. Would these things be so? Could
my faith and belief in Him as God and Savior be stronger having beheld the Lord
Jesus, the Christ, Son of the Living God in His days upon the earth?
I think not. “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, acquainted
with grief: we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and we esteemed
Him not.” (Isaiah 53:3) Our estate is a sad state of being. We would not
have seen Him as anything or anyone differently than those of His day. He was
mocked, doubted, and eventually murdered. The apostles weren’t even at
His tomb on the third day until they had heard He was already risen. They were
the apostles! They had seen, touched, and witnessed His Lordship first hand.
Many are searching for greater faith and a stronger belief, and these are good
thing to seek, but often we are looking in the wrong place. We must make sure
that we are not judging our salvation in Christ based upon the reflection of
our faith or the strength of our belief. We can’t even stop from committing
one sin, one time. Even if we do so outwardly, our heart condemns us. How could
we then expect to produce a saving faith or belief in the truth that we would
feel secure in?
We are saved through…His faith, His work, and His righteous person. He
is the Lord. I have complete faith in Him. I’ll gladly put aside pining
over the small candle that is my faith to obtain the faith of Him who’s
brightness is greater than the sun. We must rest in His ability to do for us
and in us what we by nature cannot do or provide for ourselves. “Wherefore
He is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He
ever liveth to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25). – Andy