June 16, 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
How rich the depths of love Divine
Of bliss a boundless store
Dear Saviour let me call Thee mine
I could not wish for more – I could not wish for more.
On Thee alone my hope relies
Beneath Thy cross I fall
My Lord, my life, my sacrifice
My Saviour and my all – My Saviour and my all.
How great Thy wisdom, power and grace
That in redemption shine
The heavenly hosts with joy confess
The work is all Divine – The work is all Divine.
Before His face they cast their crowns
Those crowns which Jesus gave
And with ten thousand, thousand tongues
Proclaim His power to save – Proclaim His power to save.
(Tune: “Majestic Sweetness” p. 52)
Andy Davis will bring the message this evening.
Everyone is invited to the wedding of Kelli Willis and Brodi Proffitt this Saturday
Congratulations to Stephen and Aubrey Brice on their marriage!
16th - Andrea Bryan 16th – Monica Bryan
22nd – Sean Weinstock 22nd – Mark Borders
Sunday AM - Aubrey, Jessica E., Kelli H.
PM – Emily, Nora
Wednesday – Megan D.
“Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the
hearts.” Proverbs 21:2
When I see men; myself, believing men, and unbelieving men, I am forced to this
conclusion: “Salvation is of the Lord.” I believe this because the
Bible says it. I believe this because I know it must be true in any case. I
know it must be true in the case of every believer I know. And I know the unbeliever
cannot be saved unless “Salvation is of the Lord.” But thank God
“Salvation is of the Lord.” Those He saved, He saved them before
time began in the covenant of grace. He saved them on the cross of Christ. He
saved them when He gave them spiritual life. He saves them every day as He preserves
them. When they stand before Him in glory, this will be their song, “Salvation
to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb” (Rev. 7:10).
“Without Me, you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Phil
What a blessing it would be to us to learn these two things. Without Christ,
I can do nothing. I cannot think a right thought; I cannot muster up a right
motive. I cannot perform a good deed. I cannot repent, believe, or love without
Him enabling me to. I cannot turn myself toward Him. I cannot even hear the
Gospel! It is a blessing to realize this because it causes us to go to Him for
these things. I may not be able to come to Christ with faith, but I come to
Him for faith!
The second verse is equally true. “I can do all things through Christ
which strengtheneth me.” The man with the withered hand could not stretch
it forth. But when Christ commanded him to, he could. The impotent man could
not get himself into the pool. But when Christ commanded him to rise and walk,
he could. With men all things are impossible, but with God all things are possible.
There is nothing we cannot do with Christ strengthening us. Oh that we would
simply believe these two things.
David said in Psalm 73:3 that he was envious of the prosperity of the wicked.
Who has not had those envious thoughts? Concerning these men, he said, “They
are not in trouble as other men…..they have more than heart could wish…..they
speak loftily…..they prosper in the world: they increase in riches.”
Then David thought of all the trials and heartache he had to endure. He felt
resentful. These feelings of envy and resentment continued, “until I went
into the sanctuary of God: then understood I their end. Surely Thou didst set
them in slippery places. Thou castedst them down into destruction.”
Prosperity in this world is the American dream. And what if your dream is realized?
It could be the judgment of God against you! Believer, do not be envious of
an unbeliever! Do not be envious of a believer either! Thank God for what you
have, and thank God for what you do not have. How happy we are in finding prosperity
in being in the Lord Jesus Christ. Oh, the unsearchable riches we have in Him.
WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT CHRISTIANITY?
For some reason, I have never felt totally comfortable with the term “Christianity”.
It seems to be a title of “one of the great world religions”. Christianity
is not one of the great world religions. It is a religion that excludes and
condemns all other religions as nothing more than a lie. But allow me to use
the term anyway. What is unique about Christianity?
The answer is Christ Himself! None can compare with the Lord Jesus Christ! Here
is a Scripture that will illustrate that. In Revelation 14:1, God’s people
are described as having God the Father’s name written in their foreheads.
But in Revelation 22:4 the name of the Son is said to be in their foreheads.
Does that mean they have two different names written on their foreheads? No!
The name is the same. This shows the infinite greatness of Christ. He is the
second Person of the Trinity, distinct from the Father, yet co-equal to the
extent that His name is interchangeable with the name of the Father! I tremble
as I write this, but Isaiah 9:6 declares, “For unto us a child is born,
unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His
name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace.” Truly, Christ Himself is what is unique about Christianity!