November 18, 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 Christ our God and Savior
Guide, and counselor, and friend
Bearing all our misbehavior
Kind and loving to the end.
Nothing but Thy blood, O Savior
Can relieve us from our smart
Nothing else from guilt release us
Nothing else can melt the heart.
Law and judgment do but harden
All the while thy work alone
But a sense of blood-bought pardon
Soon dissolves a heart of stone.
Trust Him, He will not deceive us
Though we see through glass so dim
He will never, never leave us
Nor will we depart from Him.
(Tune: “Jesus Calls Us” p. 374)
The pews are being repaired tomorrow so please remove all of your belongings
from the auditorium today. Our Bible Conference is Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 so
please wait until after the conference to return your things so any guests will
be able to find seating and the auditorium will be in order.
Andy Davis will bring the sermon this evening.
20th – Sarah Wilson 21st – Todd Meek 24th – Martin Weinstock
“A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.”
- Proverbs 15:1
A NEW HISTORY AND A NEW MAN
History cannot be changed or altered. Because of my history, if I were given
forgiveness for my past sins, a clean slate and a new start, it would do me
no good. I would mess it up (History repeats itself).
What I need is a new history and a new man. While there is nothing new under
the sun (Eccl. 1:8-10), there is One who is over the Sun. He said, “Behold,
I make all things new” (Rev. 21:5). He gives us a new history (Justification)
and a new man (Regeneration) who will not mess things up. Aren’t you thankful
for Him who said, “Behold, I make all things new”?
“Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God that
worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.”
- Philippians 2:12-13
We have all said with regard to some problem that needs our attention, “I’ll
work it out.” When Paul says, “Work out your own salvation,”
he is referring to anything in our lives contrary to salvation, anything contrary
to faith, anything contrary to obedience, anything contrary to likeness to Christ.
And when he tells us to do so with fear and trembling, this is not the fear
of losing our salvation. This is the fear and trembling that comes from a reverence
toward God and a desire to please Him. And then we are given this glorious assurance;
what we work out is His work in us. When we work out our own salvation, it is
because He is working in us, giving us the desire to do His will, and the ability
to do His will. Working out what He has worked in us is the working of Grace.
God said to Abraham, “Unto thy seed have I given this land.” (Gen
15:18). But when He made that statement, Abraham did not have any children.
Yet, it is referred to as an act which was already done. When God wills something,
it is past tense before it takes place!
“If he then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought
for the rest.” (Luke 12:26)
There were several things that I was worried about. This Scripture made me laugh
at myself, and made the stress leave! It reminded me of two great truths: (1)
I have no control over anything. (2) He has complete control over everything!
Since that is the case, why worry about anything? When we worry, our actions
say that we do not really believe what we say we do.
Wisdom is more than knowledge, information, and recognized education. A person
may have these and still not be wise. Spurgeon once said, “Knowledge is
the horse; wisdom is the rider who controls the horse and steers him in the
Wisdom is the proper combination of truth and spirit.
Wisdom is the proper union of faith and conduct.
Wisdom is the discernment of heart and discipline of mouth.
Wisdom is knowing the will of God and yielding to it in spite
of frowns or flattery, friends of foes.
Wisdom is THE GIFT OF GOD.
“If any man lack wisdom, let him ask of God” -James 1:5
--Pastor Henry Mahan
Christ is only preached as ALL, when He is all that is preached. “I determined
not to know anything among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” (I
Love is as love does. Love is defined by what it does. Love gives. Love wants
to please the object of its love. A love that is in word only but not in deed,
in not love at all. This is true with love toward God and love toward men.