June 2, 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”)
Peter Meney, Pastor of the Egglesburn Baptist Church in England will preach Wednesday.
2nd – Audrey Grace Hacker 2nd – Jacob Rigsby 2nd – John Walmsley
6th – June Warta 6th – Brad Clark
8th – Bob Coffey 8th – Matthew Greenleaf
“Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the Lord, and He shall save thee.” - Proverbs 20:22
Sunday AM - Cami, Molly, Anna
PM – Laura, Andrea B.
Wednesday – Sarah, Maybelle
A man dead in sins can still perform the functions of physical life. He can see what is beautiful and ugly. He can hear that which is pleasing to him and grating to him. He can smell what smells good and what smells foul. He can taste what tastes good and what tastes bad to him. He feels what is pleasant to the touch and what is irritating to the touch. But with regard to the senses of spiritual life, he cannot see, hear, smell, taste, or feel, anymore than a physically dead man cannot physically see, hear, smell, taste, or feel.
But when a man is given life, he can see the beauty of Christ and the ugliness of human nature. He hears the Gospel as Gospel and can also hear when the Gospel is not preached. He can smell the sweet savor of grace and the foul stench of salvation by works. He tastes that the Lord is gracious, and he tastes the bitterness of sin. He feels joy in seeing God glorified and feels pain when He is dishonored by men. What a blessing it is to have spiritual life. If we have it, we know where it came from. “God who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were” (Romans 4:17).
“I want to be happy.” Who has not desired this phantom? But we must understand that the quickest route to unhappiness is to make happiness that which we seek. What we are to seek is obedience to Christ. We will find happiness and contentment in doing what we are commanded to do. When we obey the command of the Gospel, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ”, what joy we have. When we do what we know we should do, what contentment there is, even if the circumstances remain difficult. The Lord said to His disciples in John 13:17, “If ye know these things, happy are ye if you do them.” Don’t seek happiness, seek obedience! True happiness will arise from that.
‘Salvation is of the Lord,” cried Jonah from the belly of the fish: and indeed it is. It is the Father who chose us, who set His love upon us from all eternity. It is the Son who redeemed us – The Lord our Righteousness – who by His life and death both sanctified and justified us in God’s sight. It is the Holy Spirit who quickened the dead and made us to live. But all saving acts must be performed by the man himself. Faith is the gift of God, but the Holy Spirit never believes for anybody; it is not His office to believe but to woo, draw, and teach us to believe. The sinner must believe! Repentance is the work of the Holy Spirit, but the Holy Spirit never repented. What has He to repent of? The sinner must repent! There must be in every person who comes to Christ a personal repentance and personal faith; and though these are wrought in him by the Holy Spirit, they are his own acts. They cannot be the acts of anyone else or the person has not repented and has not believed and there is no spiritual life in him. For instance, the Holy Spirit helps us to pray; He helps our infirmities. But we pray! True desires after God must be your own desires. The desire is wrought in you, but still it is yours!
- Pastor Henry Mahan
“That which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.” - Luke 16:15
For something to be “abomination in the sight of God” is a very grave and serious matter indeed. The word abomination means that which is hateful and detestable, odious, and loathsome, that which is extremely disagreeable. What is it that the Lord Jesus here describes as “abomination in the sight of God”? Surely all sin must be disagreeable to the pure and holy God, for He is “Angry with the wicked every day” and “Hatest all workers of iniquity” (Ps. 5:5; 7:11). But what is this “abomination”? This “abomination in the sight of God” is that which is “highly esteemed among men.” But what is it? It is those outward, religious acts which men perform to be seen and applauded by their peers, and favored and approved of God. It is that spirit of religious pride and self-righteousness which motivates these men in their performances. This is “abomination in the sight of God.” There seems to be something which God hates more that the “common” sins and transgressions of men, and that something is – any righteousness which men set up in competition with the righteousness of Jesus Christ. They say, “I trust in Christ, but ….and ….!” ABOMINATION! - Pastor Maurice Montgomery