June 23, 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
Sons we are, through God’s election
Who in Jesus Christ believe
By eternal destination
Sovereign grace we here receive
Lord Thy mercy, Lord Thy mercy
Doth both grace and glory give.
Every fallen soul, by sinning
Merits everlasting pain
But Thy love, without beginning
Has restored Thy sons again
All Thy people, All Thy people
Shall by grace through Jesus reign.
Pause my soul! Adore and wonder!
Ask, O why such love to me
Grace has put me in the number
Of the Saviour’s family
Thanks, eternal thanks to Thee.
When the Angel sounds the trumpet
When my soul and body join
When my Saviour comes to judgment
Bright in majesty divine
Let me triumph, let me triumph
In Thy righteousness as mine.
(Tune: “Angels From the Realms of Glory” p. 99)
Congratulations to Brodi and Kelli Proffitt on their marriage!
Everyone is invited to the wedding of Amy Daniel and Jason Ferrell on Saturday
afternoon July 27th at 5:00 here at the church.
24th – Kristy Burton 24th – David Morris 24th – Haley Small
27th – Paul D. Daniel 28th – Lissie McGuire 28th – David Parker
29th – Emily Dickerson 29th – Hannah Dickerson
Sunday AM - Shari, Jennifer, Peggy
PM – Amanda, Rebekah
Wednesday – Jaime
TWO IMPORTANT FACTS
(1) You cannot preach and believe that which is contrary to the Gospel from
a good heart. It is from an evil heart that evil doctrine comes forth. “An
evil man, out of the evil treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is
evil.” It is never from a heart that is right but the understanding is
(2) But it is also true that everything you say can be right and true, and actually
preach the Gospel: all you say is orthodox and sound, yet it all comes from
a rotten heart. Paul told us of those who preach Christ of envy, strife, and
contention, not sincerely and in pretence. Orthodox speech is not necessarily
synonymous with an orthodox heart. May our speech and our heart line up with
love for Christ, His Gospel, and His people.
“The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.”
What a promise! What a glorious inheritance! What a blessed comfort! Walk in
it, believer; lie down upon it; trust in it; rest upon it. It will do for all
the days of your life and be a soft pillow for your death. When the news is
not good, when your body is tired, when disappointment and doubts fill your
mind, when the flesh is weary and weak and you lie upon your bed staring into
the sleepless darkness asking yourself, “What shall I do?” hum to
yourself these blessed words, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.”
Those words will be like a lullaby to your soul, and you will find rest. –
Pastor Henry Mahan
CHRIST IS ALL
The longer I live, the more I feel that if there was one thing left undone,
if the devil were not conquered, sin not expiated, justice not satisfied, the
law not honored and magnified, death not overcome, and every burden carried,
I should not have a ray of hope. I see and feel now that if one hair breath
is left for me to do to merit heaven, or bring as a plea before God, I am undone
forever and ever. – John Warburton
In I Corinthians 12, Paul instructed the church regarding the gifts of the Holy
Spirit. Before the full canon of Scripture, believers were given supernatural
gifts, such as the ability to heal sickness and preach the Gospel in other languages.
Paul told the church at Corinth to “Covet earnestly the best gifts.”
Who would not want to be endued with these gifts to make Christ’s name
known. But he says in verse 31, “And yet show I unto you a more excellent
way.” Something that surpasses any gifts. He then begins the great chapter
on charity in I Corinthians 13. I Corinthians 14 begins with these words, “Follow
after charity.” Pursue charity. Make charity your aim. We all have something
we are pursuing. Every believer is called upon to make charity their pursuit.
Whatever you are pursuing – stop! And make love your pursuit.
We read in II John 9 of “The doctrine of Christ.” The doctrine of
Christ is one unified whole. There are different aspects of the doctrine of
Christ, but they are so interrelated and dependent upon one another that to
deny any aspect of the doctrine of Christ is to deny the whole. If one link
in the chain is broke, the chain itself is broken.
SUBMIT TO CHRIST!
The way to overcome pride, envy, and the spirit of carnal ambition is to submit
yourselves to God! Submit to His will and purpose regarding gifts, talents,
and possessions; to His place of service, be it lowly or great; to His will
to prosper or empty us, to honor or humiliate us. There is ONE NAME to be praised,
ONE WILL to be done, ONE LIFE to be imitated, ONE PERSON who must have the pre-eminence
– our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
- Pastor Henry Mahan
A doctrine is not true because I believe it or because you believe it; it is
true only if God says it! I do not ask whether you believe what I preach, perhaps
you do not. But I ask you to search the Scriptures and determine whether these
things be so. I am not afraid to submit my belief in God’s immutable sovereignty,
man’s total fall and ruin, God’s elective grace, Christ’s
effectual atonement, the Spirit’s invincible call, and the perseverance
of the sheep to the Word of God! - Pastor Henry Mahan