March 31, 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
Join every tongue to sing
The mercies of the Lord
The love of Christ, our King
Let every heart record
He saved us from the wrath of God
And paid our ransom with His blood. (Repeat)

What wondrous grace was this!
We sinned, and Jesus died
He wrought the righteousness
And we were justified
We ran the score to lengths extreme
And all the debt was charged on Him. (Repeat)

A monument of grace
A sinner saved by blood
The streams of love I trace
Up to the fountain, God
And in His wondrous mercy see
Eternal thoughts of love to me. (Repeat)

(Tune: “Arise, My Soul, Arise”)

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Birthdays
3rd – Mariesha Watters 4th – Barbara Tucker 5th – Jessica Elliott


“Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.” - Proverbs 20:18

Now there once was a big argument about how Adam’s sin affected man. One theologian, Pelagius, said that when you come into the world, you have a neutral relation to sin and you can choose to be a sinner or not. But another theologian, Augustine, had an answer to that: “Find me one who didn’t choose sin, and I might believe it.” Needless to say, one could never be found. - Copied
“He delighteth in mercy” (Micah 7:18). We read that. We believe that. But it is certainly not the way we think. We think of Him as being mad at us because of our sin. We generally do not think of Him as actually delighting in extending His saving mercy to unworthy sinners. But He does! It is His nature to delight in mercy. What a glorious God! The same One who is inflexibly just, and will by no means clear the guilty, actually delights in mercy. It is only the cross that tells us how both of these are true! The cross speaks of His Justice. The cross speaks of His delight in mercy.


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WHAT TRUE CONVERSION DOES
When the Word of God converts a man, it takes away from him his despair, but it does not take away his repentance. True conversion gives a man pardon, but does not make him presumptuous. True conversion gives a man perfect rest in Christ, but it does not stop his progress. True conversion gives a man security, but it does not allow him to leave off being watchful. True conversion gives a man strength and holiness, but it never lets him boast. True conversion brings a man to live for God. He does what he does for the glory of God, not for himself. True conversion makes a man live before God; he desires to walk with God, worship God, and talk to God as a man talks with his friend. – C. H. Spurgeon

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Let your conversation be seasoned with grace and language which is spiritually beneficial to others. Avoid unwholesome words, worthless talk, gossip and excessive levity (Col. 3:8-9; 4:6). – Pastor Henry Mahan


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If there is some sense in which you are still under the law, then there is some sense in which you are cursed of God, for it is written, “Cursed is everyone that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.” - Pastor Don Fortner
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Where men get the idea that man’s will is the all-determining factor or moving cause of his salvation is hard to see. Certainly they do not get it from the Bible. – A. W. Pink
Our enemy is crafty, and he uses the natural stresses of this life to drain our strength, then he hits us with the one-two punch of our guilt. I have known for many years that I am an unworthy sinner – unworthy of God’s grace and unworthy to be among those who preach it. But brother, I feel it so strongly now! There is a strong temptation to quit (the ministry) and a great fear that I shall be found out for the wretch I am and be humiliated out of the ministry of the Gospel. These things feel so much like weights thrown on me as I try to run the race.
I say that our enemy drains our strength. The truth is, he can drain only our fleshly strength. He has no access to that spiritual strength which is ours by grace. But, it is fleshly strength we FEEL, and when it is gone, we FEEL weak. Spiritual strength is known and experienced only by faith. I think this is part of what Paul meant when he said, “When I am weak, then am I strong.” Each of us is two men, in some respects. And God allows our enemy to so weaken us in our flesh that we have nothing but that which is ours through God’s grace given to the spirit. of course, the devil does this because he hates us, but God lets him do it because He loves us. However, as we experience it, all we fell is the diabolical hatred, not the Divine love. In fact, the devil sometimes is able to convince us that his hatred that we feel is actually a Divine hatred, and our thinking is all confused with guilt and a sense of condemnation. But even as Satan works to remove our hope from Christ, God, who began His work of grace in us, keeps at it, and we continue to believe even as we cry out, “Help my unbelief.” How right William Cowper was when he wrote, “God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform!”
But it will not be long before God removes us from here and takes us where none of this happens anymore. Until then, we live in the encouragement of that hope. - Copied
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The Gospel, rightly understood and cordially embraced, will inspire the slothful with energy and the fearful with courage. It will make the miser generous, melt the grouch into kindness, tame the raging tiger in the beast, and in a word, expand the narrow, selfish heart and fill it with a spirit of love to God, cheerful unreserved obedience to His will, and benevolence to mankind. – John Newton (1725-1807)

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We believe, that the work of regeneration, conversion, sanctification and faith, is not an act of man’s free will and power, but of the mighty efficacious and irresistible grace of God. – C. H. Spurgeon