June 30, 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
I bless the Christ of God, I rest on love divine
And with unfaltering lip and heart, I call the Saviour mine
His cross dispels each doubt, I bury in His tomb
Each thought of unbelief and fear
Each lingering shade of gloom.
I praise the God of peace, I trust His truth and might
He calls me His, I call Him mine, My God, my Joy, my Light
In Him is only good, in me is only ill
My ill but draws His goodness forth
And me He loveth still.
‘Tis He Who saveth me, and freely pardon gives
I love because He loveth me, I live because He lives
My life with Him is hid, my death has passed away
My clouds have melted into light
My midnight into day.
(Tune: “This is My Father’s World” p. 39)
Congratulations to Luke and Tracy Coffey on the birth of their daughter, Finley Allison.
We extent our sympathy to the family of Wilma Warta who passed away last week.
3rd – Aubrey Brice 3rd – Kristina Carroll
5th – Jackson Dickerson 5th – Jackson Elliott
Sunday AM - Jessica C., Mary W. PM – Monica, Jenny Wednesday – Kristen
“The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.” - Proverbs 27:7
WHAT DO WE WANT MEN TO SEE?
Many things come to our mind when we think of what we want men to see with regard to our walk with Christ. But Paul is very specific when he tells us what men should see in us. “Let your moderation be known to all men.” Moderation means a sweet reasonableness. Moderation is forbearing and gentle. Moderation is humane. It recognizes the weakness of humanity and does not insist on the letter of the law. It does not make unreasonable demands on people. Moderation is not given to extremes. Paul said to the Corinthians, “I beseech you by the meekness and gentleness (moderation) of Christ” (II Cor. 10:1). While we will not budge an inch regarding the Truth of the Gospel; how moderate we should be toward men. Our moderation should be evident to men. Moderation is the disposition of one who has been humbled by the grace of God, and truly loves men and wants them to know the Saviour. “Let your moderation be known to all men.”
When the Gospel is preached, there are two things always taking place (even though most are unaware of it); some are being prepared for glory, others are being hardened. Some are being brought to the light, some are left sitting in darkness. Some see Christ and His glory, others see no beauty about Him. Some who hear the Gospel have their hearts made tender towards sin; others have their hearts hardened in sin. No wonder we say, “Who is sufficient for these things?” The question we should all be asking is, “How is the preaching of the Gospel affecting me?”
- Pastor Donnie Bell
CHRIST IS ALL
If salvation depends upon our being or doing anything, we shall inevitably be lost. Thank God, it does not; for the great fundamental principle of the Gospel is that Christ is all; man is nothing. It is not a mixture of Christ and man – it is all of Christ. The peace of the Gospel does not rest in part on Christ’s work and in part on man’s work; it rests wholly on Christ’s work, because that work is perfect, perfect forever; and it renders all who put their trust in Him as perfect as Himself! Christ must either be a whole Savior or no Savior at all. The moment a man says, “Except you be this or that, you cannot be saved”, he totally subverts the Gospel; for in the Gospel I find Christ coming down to me, just as I am – a lost, guilty, self-destroyed sinner; and coming, moreover, with a full remission of all my sins, and a full salvation from my lost estate, all perfectly wrought by Himself on the cross. – C. H. Mackintosh
BALAAM’S ASS SPOKE THE TRUTH, BUT HE WAS STILL AN ASS!
I assume that you are Calvinistic in creed, fundamental in faith, and moral in manners or you would not be identified with His people. But has the grace you profess made you gracious? Has the love of God you claim made you a loving, tender, and kind person? Has the forgiveness of your sins taught you how to forgive? Has your friendship with “That great Friend” taught you how to be a true and loyal friend? Having received the heavenly gifts freely from God’s merciful hand, have you learned to give to others freely and generously? You have studied the person and work of Jesus Christ, but HAVE YOU LEARNED CHRIST? The only true evidence that you or anyone has of the fact that you know Christ and have truly been with Christ, is that you demonstrate in attitude and action the ways and will of Christ. Is this not what Paul is saying in I Corinthians 13? One may have the orthodoxy and knowledge, and gifts of religion; but IF he does not have LOVE, he is NOTHING! Don’t just preach the love of God; demonstrate it! My friends, a contentious, unloving, ungracious person is a stranger to the grace of God; for the grace of God makes men and women gracious and loving in all areas. “By this shall al men know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Balaam’s ass spoke the truth, but he was STILL AN ASS! SPEAKING the truth does not necessarily change one; LEARNING THE TRUTH DOES! - Pastor Henry Mahan
“The foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His.” - II Timothy 2:19
Let kingdoms come and kingdoms go!
Let churches rise and fall!
Let preachers come and preachers go!
Let men profess Christ and depart!
Let theologians argue and apostatize!
Let movements arise and movements abate!
Let wars, rumors of war, earthquakes, pestilence
famine, plenty and poverty – life and death…
“The Lord knoweth them that are His!”
And they know Him!
- Pastor Henry Mahan
How can we know whether we have gone, not only from ignorance to knowledge, but also from knowledge to submission? It is primarily revealed in this: we cease from establishing our own righteousness before God. We glory in nothing other than Christ’s cross, soothe our conscience with nothing but His blood, and rest our hope for favor with God on nothing other than Christ’s acceptance before the Father.
–Pastor Joe Terrell