August 11, 2013
Sundays 7:30 am Channel 27 WKYT
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
Compared with Christ, in all beside
No comliness I see
The one thing needful, dearest Lord
Is to be one with Thee.
The sense of Thy redeeming love
Into my soul convey
Thyself bestow, for Thee alone
My all in all I pray.
Less than Thyself will not suffice
My comfort to restore
More than Thyself I can not crave
And Thou cans’t give no more.
Loved of my God, for Him again
With love intense I’d burn
Chosen of Thee ere time began
I’d choose Thee in return.
(Tune: “Come Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove” p. 158)
We will have a Bible Conference November 22-24.
13th – Megan Davis 15th – Jan Carver
15th – Delphus Grubb 15th – Anna Grace Meek
Sunday AM – Amie, Emma, Christie PM – Audrey G. Faith. Wed. – Lee Anne
“Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.” - Proverbs 18:12
The church willingly submits to her Lord (Eph. 5:22). The wife willingly submits to the husband (Eph. 5:22). Servants are called on to willingly submit to their masters (Titus 2:9). Believers are called upon to willingly submit to their pastors (Heb. 13:17). Believers are called upon to willingly submit themselves to one another (Eph. 5:21). We are even called upon to submit ourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake (I Peter 2:13). Forced submission is not submission at all. Refusal to submit comes from lack of love and respect. But willing submission in a joyous thing. It is born of grace and true humility. Peter said, “Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and gives grace to the humble”(I Peter 5:5). The only thing that prevents willing submission is pride.
Salvation is by the pure, unmerited grace and mercy of God. The works, efforts and deeds of men are not involved (John 1:12-13; Romans 9:15-16). If salvation comes to us because of our works (however small), then it is not of grace. If you can find any reason why God should save you other than that by His grace in Christ He was pleased to show mercy, then you are advocating salvation by works.
-Excerpt from Pastor Henry Mahan’s
Bible Class Commentary of Romans
What servant chooses his own task? His own place of labor? His own time of service? Does not the faithful servant ask, “Lord, what would you have me to do?” Everybody wants to take the floor, few care to sweep it. - Pastor Henry Mahan
Faith is not believing that God will do what I want Him to do, or what I think I need Him to do. Faith is believing that God will do what He said He would do. Faith in Christ is an abandonment of our own thoughts and ways, and a complete, unreserved trusting of Him as our righteousness, sin-offering and Sovereign. – Pastor Chris Cunningham
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.” - II Corinthians 5:17
If any person is in Christ, not in religion, in the church, or in moral reformation, but in Christ by faith in Christ, by a new birth wrought in the soul by the Spirit of God, in Christ through electing love, redeeming grace and a living union, he is “a new creature” (Gal. 6:15). This new creation describes a creation work, not of man but of God (Eph. 2:8-10; Col. 3:10). It is a new nature, a new man and a new principle of grace and holiness, which was not there before and is distinct from the old nature, the old man, with which we are born in the flesh (John 3:5-6; 1:12-13). “Old things are passed away” – the old way of life, which loves and serves the flesh, the old legal righteousness and religion, old companions and acquaintances, old desires for riches, honor and human philosophic, and old foolish thoughts of God, self and future glory. The new man thinks and acts from new principles, new rules, with new goals and objectives and in a new fellowship. He has a new commandment of love, a new name, a new song in his mouth, even praise to God, a new and living way opened by the blood of Christ, and an inheritance in the new heavens and new earth. In the new creation absolutely nothing of the flesh is needed, used, or continued. Our Lord said, “Behold, I make all things new.” - Pastor Henry Mahan
“That in all things He might have the preeminence.” – Colossians 1:18
Our Father has determined that Christ shall be all and in all and we nothing. To accomplish this, experimentally, He plunges us in the ditch, turns us upside down, and undoes our doings. This is difficult; and while it is going on, we think it must be for our destruction; but in truth it is for our salvation and His glory! There can be no drinking of the living waters while we have price in our hand, be it little or much. There can be no “triumphing in the Lord our righteousness” while we are hunting for shreds of our own goodness and sewing them together. If we be anything, have anything, or can do anything, the Lord Jesus is not EVERYTHING; and if He be not everything to us, He is nothing at all. – Milford Hall Sr.
It doesn’t make a bit of sense for anyone to expect a reward for something he didn’t have anything to do with. Faith is the gift of God, and everything is the gift of grace from start to finish. All good works are of God. From God’s eternal purpose all the way to eternal glory, it is all God’s grace in Christ. You can count your dung if you want to, but it sure smells bad. – Jack Shanks