January 20, 2013
Sundays 9:00 am Channel 5 CWKYT
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
Precious Saviour, friend of sinners
We, as such, to Thee draw near
Let Thy Spirit dwell within us
With that love that casts out fear.
Matchless Saviour, let us know Thee
As the Lord our Righteousness
Cause our hearts to cleave unto Thee
Come, and with Thy presence bless.
Open now Thy precious treasure
Let Thy Word here freely flow
Give to us a gracious measure
‘Tis Thyself we long to know.
Come and claim us as Thy portion
Let us all find rest in Thee
Leave us not to empty notions
We could find our hope in Thee!
(Tune: “Jesus Calls Us” p. 374)
We extend our sympathy to Bernita Singleton on the death of her mother, Ophelia Mosley, who attended here for many years. Also to Judy Borders on the death of her sister this week. Our thoughts are with them and their families.
26th – Mike Farmer 26th – Lynn Nibert
“Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.” - Proverbs 10:12
If a man is cold and dead, his clothing will be cold as well without the warmth of the body to warm them. But if a man is alive, his clothing will take on the temperature of his body. In like manner, the man who is cold and dead in his heart will have cold, dead doctrine, even if it is orthodox. When he hears the truth it is cold and dead to him because he has a cold dead heart. But when a man has the warmth of life the same doctrine that appeared so cold in the one is warm and alive in that man who has life. When his living heart hears the doctrines of the Gospel, they are alive and powerful. The doctrine we believe takes on the warmness or the coldness of our heart.
There is an Advocate and Intercessor always waiting to present the prayers of those who come to God through Him. That Advocate is the Lord Jesus Christ. He mingles our prayers with the incense of His own almighty intercession. Our prayers, as poor as they are in themselves, are mighty and powerful in the hands of our High Priest and Elder Brother. The bank note without a signature at the bottom is nothing but a worthless piece of paper. The stroke of the pen gives it all its value. The prayer of a poor child of Adam is a poor and feeble thing in itself; but once endorsed by the hand of the Lord Jesus, it availeth much. – Pastor Scott Richardson
The grace of God influences both the understanding and the affections. Warm affections, without knowledge, can rise no higher than superstition: and that knowledge which does not influence the heart and affections, will only make a hypocrite. – John Newton
The faith of God’s elect is not something we achieve. It is a gift of God’s grace in and through Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9). However, it comes to us only through the hearing of the Word of the Gospel and by the teaching of God (John 6:4-5; Romans 10:17). - Copied
In Heaven, believers will be able to do perfectly that which Paul determined to do on this earth. Know nothing save Jesus Christ and Him crucified. – Pastor Chris Cunningham
Religion and Eternal Life – The Difference
Religion is to know biblical facts; life is to know God (I John 5:20). Religion is to know what I believe; life is to know Whom I believe (II Timothy 1:12). Religion is to be baptized into the church; Life is to be baptized into Christ (Romans 6:3). Religion is to be reformed, life is to be regenerated (John 3:3). Religion is to be a new convert; life is to be a new creature in Christ (II Corinthians 5:17). A man was asked, “And what is your religious persuasion?” He replied, “I am persuaded that nothing can separate me from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).
– Pastor Henry Mahan
We preach election because there is not a single blessing that comes to us from the hand of our Redeemer that is not stamped with the hand of God’s electing love. The Scriptures say, “God hath blessed us according as He hath chosen us.” Again, “He hath chosen you to salvation.” Again, “He hath chosen us that we should be holy.” Again, “The God of our fathers hath chosen thee that thou shouldst know His will.” It is not in ourselves that these blessings are contained. We have them because of OUR UNION WITH CHRIST, and we are united with Christ because of the Father’s divine and sovereign choice. Let us never imagine that the atoning sacrifice of Christ was intended to make an angry God willing to be merciful. That is not the truth. Jesus Christ died, not to create love in the heart of God, but to open a just and righteous way for that mercy and love which is there from all eternity. God’s mercy and love went forth to us before the Saviour came. THAT’S WHY HE CAME! Spiritual blessings are heavenly blessings. They come from heaven and are of a heavenly nature. We enjoy these in Christ because He has purchased them for us and has gone there to posses them for us in His own name. All things are yours, and you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s. It all starts with God’s sovereign choice.
- Pastor Henry Mahan