May 19, 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
From all who dwell below the skies
Let our Creator’s praise arise
Let the Redeemer’s name be sung
Through every land, by every tongue.
Eternal are Thy mercies, Lord
Eternal truth attends Thy Word
Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore
‘Til suns shall rise and set no more.
O render thanks to God above
The fountain of eternal love
Whose mercies firm through ages past
Have stood, and shall forever last.
Extend to me that favor, Lord
Thou to Thy chosen doth afford
When you return to set them free
Let Thy salvation visit me!
Everyone is invited to stay for lunch honoring the memory of Frank Singleton after the service today. There will be no evening service tonight.
All ladies are invited to a Bridal shower for Aubrey Nibert tomorrow evening at 7:00 in the church fellowship hall.
Congratulations to our graduating High School seniors Sarah Ferrell, Amanda Holthaus, Nora Imes, Michael Mohr, and Aaron Warta! We will meet together after the service next Sunday evening to honor them. Bring an appetizer or dessert.
Sunday AM – Shari, Shirley, Lydia
PM – No Service Tonight
19th – Dylan Daniel 20th – Melanie White
“A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”
- Proverbs 17:17
THE FIRST LESSON
What is the first lesson our Lord teaches His disciples? It is just this, “If any man will be my disciple, let him DENY HIMSELF”, that is, he will renounce his own wisdom, his own righteousness, his own plans and ambitions! He will be content not only to lie down at the feet of Christ as a “Wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked sinner” to receive all mercy through free grace, but he will also count all personal, material, and fleshly ambitions but loss for Christ; sometimes the latter is harder to part with than the first! WHICH IS EASIER TO GIVE UP, my rags of righteousness for His robe of spiritual holiness or to give up my comfortable home and living and live by the Gospel as a missionary or a preacher? WHICH IS EASIER TO PART WITH, my trust in works and law to save or to give up some of my money, lands, and treasure to help send the Gospel to others and relieve the needs of God’s people? TO DENY MYSELF goes much deeper than idle doctrine; it reaches to those things which I treasure and trust to make me happy and comfortable in this world. – Pastor Henry Mahan
I question today’s easy believism which makes salvation only a profession and not an experience; which operates only in a man’s mind and not upon his heart; which obligates God, but does not glorify God; which designates Jesus Christ as a Saviour and denies His Lordship. Don’t talk to me so much about your Saviour – tell me who is your Lord? Somebody is your Lord – whoever your Lord is – his servant you are! What do you say to our generation? “Accept Jesus as your Saviour?” It is hard to find someone who has not already done that! I say, Cease from self and bow to the claims of our Lord Jesus Christ! It is hard to find anyone who has done that! Christ
will be Lord of all or not Lord at all! - Rolfe Barnard
“Even so faith, if it hath nor works, is dead, being alone” (James 2:17). True saving faith is always accompanied by works of love…and in our exuberance to prove to ourselves and others that our faith is real, we try to manufacture these works, or work up some works of love, so we can feel better about our faith.
If you are at the point of continually having to work up some works, you may want to commit some serious time to “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith” (II Cor. 13:5). Are you trusting your works, or are you trusting Christ alone? Are you looking to your works, or are you looking to Christ alone? If I am truly looking to Christ alone, I cannot help but see the beauty of what He has done for me, in living and dying for me…and in seeing the beauty of Him, I cannot help but fall in love with Him…and when you are in love with someone, works of love flow naturally (from the new heart) without any thought, without having to work them up, “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.” (Phil. 2:13).
The old man, looking to the flesh, tries to work up works…the new man, looking to Christ, seeing the beauty of salvation in Him, finds himself in love with Christ, and wanting nothing else but to give himself to loving and serving his Savior, loving and serving his brothers and sisters in Christ, loving and serving all men and women, loving and serving his enemies.
- Brian DuFour
“Husband, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church,and gave Himself for it.” - Ephesians 25:28
When a man of God’s our choosing asks a young woman, whom he loves,
to be his wife – in the eyes of God, they are one! And when God gives
that couple children to love, cherish and care for all their days, this husband
will abide with his wife and raise his children in that house as long as he
shall live. It never occurs to that husband to stop loving his wife or to
leave those children! - Pastor Henry Mahan