July 28, 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”)
We welcome Pastor Rupert Rivenbark and his wife Betty from the Bethel Baptist Church in Springlake, NC. He will bring the message this morning.
Congratulations to Jason and Amy Ferrell on their marriage!
27th – Kelli Proffitt 1st – Courtenay Howard
3rd – Shawn Benton 3rd – Tracy Coffey
Sunday AM – Rachel, Jessica C. PM – Jessica E., Carla Wednesday – Christie
“For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.” -Proverbs 24:6
“Not slothful in business: fervent in spirit: serving the Lord”
– Romans 12:11
The word business means diligence. You are diligent about anything you really care about. The word slothful means to shrink back or to become tedious. The Lord is not to be served in such a heartless manner. We are to be fervent in spirit in serving Him. The word means literally to boil or be hot. It is the word that zeal and zealous is derived from. It is warmth of affection, ardor, and passion. It is the opposite of being lukewarm. When we consider the greatness of the One we serve, the greatness of His salvation, and the greatness of His deliverance of us, is there any other way to serve Him? This fervent spirit is zealous of His glory, jealous of anything that detracts from His glory, and passionate about Him. May this describe us, “Not slothful in business, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.”
What does the Lord give as evidence of being His disciple? “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love to one another” (John 13:35). As important as doctrinal orthodoxy and conduct conforming to Scripture is, these are not mentioned. Doctrinal orthodoxy is meaningless without love. Proper conduct is lifeless without love. If there is one thing that men see in my life, may it be love to the brethren.
“He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth and none can stay His hand or say unto Him, what doest Thou?” - Daniel 4:35
Only God has a free will! One may argue about my will, your will, free will, and whosoever will, but in this universe there is one sovereign, immutable will, and that is the will of God. “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Even men such as Pharaoh (Rom. 9:17), Judas (John 17:12), and the crucifiers of Christ (Acts 4:27-28), doing what their perverted wills wanted to do, were at the same time fulfilling God’s will (Acts 13:29).
David said, “Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did He in heaven, and in earth, and in the sea, and all deep places” (Psalm 135:6).
It pleased God to make you His people (I Sam. 12:22).
It pleased God that in Christ shall all fullness dwell (Col. 1:19).
It pleased God to bruise Christ (Isa. 53:10).
It pleased God to reveal Christ in us (Gal. 1:15-16).
It pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe (I Cor. 1:21). – Pastor Henry Mahan
I recently heard of someone who claimed to believe the grace of God in salvation, yet they were having trouble with the doctrine of election. The problem they are really having is with true grace. You see, grace in the true meaning of the word can only mean one thing – UNEARNED FAVOR! Most people think God looked down through time to see who would believe on Him and elected them accordingly. But that means that person earned salvation by believing, and God had to choose that person because of what they did. But NO! GRACE IS UNEARNED FAVOR, and since no one has earned, or merited God’s salvation and favor, then it stands to reason that God must choose, or elect, whomsoever He decides. – Pastor Paul Mahan
Mr. Spurgeon once said, “I know that however many may preach the Gospel better than I do, there is no one who can preach a better Gospel than I preach; for I preach the Gospel of God’s free and sovereign grace in Christ Jesus.” Our Gospel is “the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” Our Gospel gives all the glory to God, for “Salvation is of the Lord.” Our Gospel is true to the Scriptures, fulfilling every promise, pattern and type. Our Gospel enables God to be just and the Justifier of sinners. Our Gospel can save the “chief of sinners”, and our Gospel will not lose one sheep given to Christ, called to Christ resting in Christ by faith. What a rich glorious Gospel is our Gospel! - Pastor Henry Mahan
“WORSHIP GOD IN THE SPIRIT”
- Philippians 3:3
To worship God in the spirit is to worship without the use of idolatrous images and rituals. It is a heart worship of the living God. Yet, it is much more than that. It is worshipping God in the power of and under the influence of the Holy Spirit. True worship is born in the heart by the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit speaks to us through the Word of God, revealing Christ in us; and He causes us to worship God. It is the Spirit of Christ in the heart that produces all characteristics of true worship: humility, faith, repentance, submission, adoration, and obedience to God.
- Pastor Don Fortner
“Abraham was fully persuaded that, what God had promised, He was able also to perform” (Romans 4:21). It is true that the Word of God gives assurance and confidence to faith, but FAITH IS IN OUR GOD! It is the character of our God that makes His Word infallible and unchangeable. It is because WE BELIEVE GOD and know His sovereignty that we can rest on His promises in Christ. “Hath He spoken and shall He not bring it to pass?” (Isaiah 46:11) - Pastor Henry Mahan