February 3, 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
Not saved are we by trying
From self can come no aid
‘Tis on the blood relying
Once for our ransom paid
‘Tis looking unto Jesus
The Holy One and Just
‘Tis His great work that saves us
It is not try, but trust.

No deeds of ours are needed
To make Christ’s merit more
No frames of mind or feelings
Can add to His great store
‘Tis simply to receive Him
The Holy One and Just
‘Tis only to believe Him
It is not try, but trust.

(Tune: “The Church’s One Foundation” p. 186)

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We will observe the Lord’s Table this evening.

We welcome Marvin Stalnaker, Pastor of the Katy Baptist Church in Fairmont, WV, who will bring the message this morning.


Birthdays
3rd – James Carver 4th – Jessica Cunningham 4th – Stan Warta
5th – Billie Hoover 7th – Tammy Dickerson
7th – Clark Grubb 7th – Faith Hacker


“A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.” - Proverbs 14:16


DISCERNING THE DIFFERENCE
Paul prayed that the Philippian’s “Love may abound more and more in knowledge and all judgment: that you may approve things that are excellent: that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ” (Phil. 1:9-10). The marginal reading says that “approving things that are excellent is discerning things that differ. As our love to Christ abounds, our discernment abounds. We can discern the difference between law and Gospel, grace and works, spirit and flesh. We have a spiritual sensitivity and awareness. We have “hearing ears”.
But when our love grows cold, so does our ability to discern. It is frightening when those who could discern what they heard seem to lose that sense of discernment. You fear what will happen next! Oh, that the Lord would cause our love to abound in knowledge and perception, being able to discern what differs, coming from a heart that is sincere and without offence.



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WHAT IS GOD’S WILL FOR MY LIFE?
Lots of people are looking for a deeper purpose for their life. “God has big plans for me.” “What is His will for my life?” The Scriptures plainly give us the answer… “In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (I Thess. 5:18). Everything that happens to us in our life is the will of God, and we are to be thankful for it.
- Brian DuFour


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‘Tis perfect poverty alone
That sets the soul at large
While we can call one mite our own
We have no full discharge.

But let our debt be what they may
However great or small
As soon as we have naught to pay
Our Lord forgives us all.
- Joseph Hart


ALL OUR RIGHTEOUSNESSES ARE AS FILTHY RAGS
Righteousness is only that which is good, holy, right, and just before “Him with whom we have to do.” I think we forget that! We will be judged by God’s standards, not our own. The Scripture uses the word “all” when speaking of our righteousnesses – no one is left out or exempt from “all”. This means any righteousness you produce before God as a means for Him to be pleased or show favor or mercy to you is: filthy rags before Him. Filthy rags go much further than what it appears – it is not just a dirty garment. The word translated as filthy is actually menstrous. This is the process by which a woman sheds the lining of her womb. Why does this occur? There is no life present. She cannot produce life in and of herself, and the womb, the place where life should be, is barren – therefore the lining of the womb is cast off because there is no life to sustain. The woman is said to be unclean during this time. How then can we, as sinful men and women, hold up our menstrous rags, which are the only “righteousness” we can produce for a holy God to be pleased with? We are all as an unclean thing. Our righteousnesses cannot sustain life.
I will not defile the precious robe, clean and white, that my Lord bought by shedding His blood for me. His righteousness is the only righteousness there is! Shall I mingle my polluted self-righteousness with His precious blood as my contribution? God forbid! I plead only the righteousness of Christ. It is not my sin that will keep me from God – it’s my filthy rags.
- Andy Davis


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God’s sovereignty lies at the foundation of all things, YET in His dealings with men – His own people not accepted – He always treats them as moral agents, enforces their accountability, and causes them to reap as they have sown, whether it was evil or good seed. – A. W. Pink