May 26, 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
Gracious Spirit, Dove Divine
Let Thy light within me shine
All my guilty fears remove
With atoning blood and love.
Speak Thy pardoning grace to me
Set Thy burdened sinner free
Lead me to the Lamb of God
Wash me in His precious blood.
Life and peace to me impart
Seal salvation on my heart
Breathe Thyself into my breast
Earnest of immortal rest.
Guard me round on every side
Save me from self-righteous pride
Me with Jesus’ mind inspire
Melt me with celestial fire.
Thou my dross and tin consume
Let Thy inward kingdom come
All my prayer and praise suggest
Dwell and reign within my breast.
(Tune: “Depth of Mercy” p. 233)
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 this evening to honor them. Bring an appetizer or dessert.
Everyone is invited to the wedding of Kelli Willis and Brodi Proffitt on Saturday, June 22nd here at the church at 1:00. Please RSVP in the foyer if you plan to attend.
We extend our sympathy to Clare Charron and his family on the death of his brother. The funeral will be Tuesday in Michigan.
Sunday AM - Rachel, Amie, Emma, Sarah
PM - Jessica E., Carla
Wednesday - Megan D.
27th – Thomas Kincer 28th – David Walmsley
28th – Stephen Walmsley 1st – Rebekah Vincent
“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give unto you. Not as the world giveth give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27)
There is a peace the world can give. It is calm and content. It is a sense of well-being. It can be produced by circumstances, by a pill or alcohol, by a nap, or even by deception. It is very fragile and can be destroyed instantly by failure, anxiety, being mistreated, or a million other things.
The peace Christ speaks of is His peace. The peace of Christ. He never worries, There is nothing to worry about. He is in control. He does not need to worry about sin. “In Him is no sin.” Paul said that this peace passeth all understanding. It transcends human intellect, analysis, and insight. No human counselor can give it because it is the gift of God. It is what Paul called, “The joy and peace of believing”. It is the peace of believing God is sovereign and that all He requires of me I have in Christ Jesus. “Ye are complete in Him.” This peace is not contingent upon circumstances. It is the peace that knows “He is our peace”, and that “All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”
The ancient Gospel is an unceremonious thing. It pays no respect to the academic because of his profound learning; nor to the moralist on account of his upright conduct. It has not the least regard to the courtier, because of his pompous honors; nor to the devotee for the sake of his zeal or his righteousness. No, the potent prince and the abject slave, the wise philosopher and the ignorant rustic, the virtuous lady and the infamous prostitute, stand on the same level in its comprehensive sight.
- Abraham Booth
“IF THESE THINGS BE IN YOU AND ABOUND”
Peter said in II Peter 1:8, “If these things be in you and abound (these things are mentioned in vs. 5-7, faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, and charity) they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Conversely, if these things are not in us, we are barren and unfruitful in the knowledge of Christ.
If these things are not in me, my faith is in theory only. A theoretical faith believes God is sovereign, yet always worries. When I say I believe in forgiveness but hold a grudge; when I say I believe in grace but yet hold people to the law; when I say I am content with Christ and yet I am continually coveting and craving the things of this world; when I say I believe I am the chief of sinners yet I am easily offended; if I say I believe the doctrines of grace yet can tolerate that which is contrary to them, then my faith is in theory only. I am barren and unfruitful in the knowledge of Christ. My faith is not that faith of which the Lord Jesus Christ is the Author and Finisher.
“The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me.” – Psalm 138:8
It is the Lord who has begun the good work within us; it is He who has carried it on; and if He does not finish it, it never will be complete. If there be one stitch in the celestial garment of our righteousness which we are to insert ourselves, then we are lost; but this is our confidence, the Lord who began will perfect. He HAS done it all, MUST do it all, and WILL do it all. Our confidence must not be in what we have done, nor in what we have resolved to do, but entirely in what THE LORD will do.
- C. H. Spurgeon
Morning & Evening Devotions Excerpt
The Word of God gives us the record of many historical facts; and they are all literally true. But each recorded fact is an allegory. Each was brought to pass by our God and is recorded in Holy Scripture to teach us something spiritual. – Pastor Don Fornter
“Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.” - Proverbs 15:10