November 25, 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
To Him that chose us first
Before the world began
To Him that bore the curse
To save rebellious man
To Him that form’d our hearts anew
Is endless praise and glory due. (Repeat)

The Father’s love shall run
Through our immortal songs
We bring to God the Son
Hosannas on our tongues
Our lips address the Spirit’s name
With equal praise, and zeal the same. (Repeat)

Let every saint above
And angel round the throne
For ever bless and love
The sacred Three in One
Thus heaven shall raise His honors high
When earth and time grow old and die. (Repeat)

(Tune: “Arise, My Soul Arise”)

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NO WEDNESDAY SERVICE THIS WEEK

Our Bible Conference will begin this Friday evening.
Friday 7:00pm - Bruce Crabtree & Don Fortner
Saturday 6:00pm - John Chapman & Donnie Bell
Sunday 10:00am - Tim James & Greg Elmquist


The preacher’s class will meet Saturday morning at 10:00am.


We will serve pizza and dessert Friday night and lunch on Sunday afternoon.

Birthdays
25th – Sarah Lynn 26th – Adam Charron 28th – Lydia Lynn
29th – Stephen Brice 30th – Issac Steeves 30th – Mitch Steeves



“He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.” - Proverbs 22:8

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EVIL COMMUNICATIONS
“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. Awake to righteousness and sin not” (I Cor. 15:33-34). The NIV reads, “Do not be misled. Bad company corrupts good character. Come back to your sense as you ought, and stop sinning.” When we make those who have no love for our God our friends; when we adopt the way of thinking of unbelieving men and women; when we are influenced by worldly philosophy, it always corrupts our character. “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.” You see the descent, from walking to standing to sitting. What a sad thing it is when a believer allows himself to be influenced by that which is contrary to God. It can always be seen in the character of the one who has allowed themselves to be influenced. If we begin to walk in the counsel of the ungodly we will end up in the seat of the scornful. That is a very ugly place to be. May we walk in the counsel of Him who is the Wonderful Counselor. “If any man lack wisdom, let him ask of God.” You seek His counsel and grace, and He will not turn you away!


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If a doctor only treated the symptoms of a disease it would be a disaster. If we have cancer, and are given morphine to take away the pain, but no chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery is used to deal with the cancer itself, we will die.
There are many symptoms of sin. Unhappiness, fear, depression, substance abuse, pride, anger…we could go on and on. The world, particularly religion, seeks to correct the symptoms without dealing with the real problem of sin. It is only the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ that deals with the real problem. Anything less deals only with the symptoms, and will do no real good.

The doctrines of the Gospel, commonly known as the doctrines of grace, are distinguished for this peculiarity above every other, namely, that they sink the creature very low, and present the Lord Jehovah before us as sitting on a throne, high and lifted up. So true is this, that the most uneducated Christian may, even if he is incapable of refuting an erroneous discourse, always be able to discover the untruthfulness if it glorifies man at the expense of God. The merest babe in grace may carry this test with him. In the midst of the diversity of opinion which he is surrounded, he may always judge, and judge infallibly too, of the truth or falsehood of a doctrine by testing it thus – DOES IT GLORIFY GOD? If it be so it is true. Does this exalt man? Then it must be false. On the other hand, does it lay man very low, and speak of him in terms which tend to make him feel his guilt? Then doubtless, it is full of truth. And does it put the crown upon the head of God, and not upon the head of man’s free will, or free agency, or good works? Then assuredly it is a doctrine according to godliness, for it is the very truth of the Lord our God. – Charles Spurgeon


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The most humbling and challenging thing that I face…the great concern of my heart…is that my generation experience a return to the preaching of the Gospel of God’s grace. This generation is plagued with a gospel of works and are strangers to the Gospel of redemption. I want a return to the message that takes away all of the glory and dignity of the flesh and proclaims the redemptive glory of Christ. The results of this message will be a sense of the awesome holiness of God, the inability and sinfulness of the flesh, and the total sufficiency of the Person and work of Christ. Perhaps once again we will hear men and women cry…. “Depths of mercy can there be, mercy still reserved for me? Can my God his wrath forbear, and me, the chief of sinners, spare?” - Pastor Henry Mahan