August 25, 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
Sovereign grace o’er sin abounding
Ransomed souls, the tidings swell
‘Tis a deep that knows no sounding
Who its breadth or length can tell?
On its glories, let my soul forever dwell.
Who from Christ that soul shall sever
Bound by everlasting bands?
Once in Him, in Him forever
Thus the eternal cov’nant stands
None shall take Thee, from the mighty Saviour’s hands.
On such love, my soul, still ponder
Love so great, so rich, so free
Say, while lost in holy wonder
Why, O Lord, such love to me?
Hallelujah! Grace shall reign eternally!
(Tune: “Look Ye Saints!” p. 141)
Upcoming Bible Conferences
Grace Baptist – Danville, KY - Aug. 30 -1
Hurricane Grace – Ashland, KY – Oct. 11-13
College Grove Grace – College Grove, TN – Oct. 18-20
Todds Road Grace – Lexington, KY – Nov. 22-24
29th – Cami Walmsley 30th – Abigail Holthaus
Sunday AM – Shari, Jennifer, Peggy PM – Emily, Rebekah Wed. – Jaime
“A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.” - Proverbs 19:5
The belief in universal redemption is a denial of every attribute of God revealed in Scripture.
There are many who believe in “once saved always saved,” that do not believe the Gospel at all. They believe in the salvation experience when they accepted Christ as their personal Savior. They believe that experience to be salvation, they are taught the “once saved always saved” doctrine. When they have doubts, they look back to that experience to regain their confidence and security. Sadly, these people will one day wake up in hell. But that does not mean the Bible does not teach the eternal security of the believer. All of those that God elected, Christ died for, and the Holy Spirit calls will continue in the faith. The covenant of grace insures it (Romans 8:28-39). They have a spiritual nature, literally partakers of the divine nature, and they cannot fall away. The Lord gave them eternal life. Christ intercedes for them. They have no sin. They are eternally united to Christ. God is faithful. How could they fall away? They cannot!
“Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ” (II Peter 3:18). Growth in grace is utterly unique. When anything else grows it gets bigger. When a Christian grows, he becomes smaller! Like John the Baptist said, “He must increase, I must decrease.” In a dark room, if a candle is but a flicker, it is all you see in the room. But if it is a strong flame, it lights up the room and you actually see less of the candle. As we grow, Christ will be seen more clearly and self will more and more take the background.
Let us never diminish one aspect of our Savior’s work to make another appear more glorious. All that Christ is made to us and all that He does for us is vital. We cannot be saved without His work for us; and we cannot be saved without His work in us. Both are vital. – Pastor Don Fortner
TRUSTING GOD, NOT MEANS
The Lord used ravens to feed Elijah, but Elijah never thought of trusting in the ravens. If we lean on instruments instead of the hand that uses them, we bring down a curse upon ourselves, for it is written, “Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm and whose heart departeth from the Lord.” -Pastor Scott Richardson
If any good comes to us, it must be entirely on the ground of God’s grace freely given through the merits of Christ – not won by merit on our part. – C. H. Spurgeon
CHRIST IS ALL
My sins may grieve me, and indeed they do, but since Christ is all, since my salvation is based entirely on what He has done, what I have done is of no eternal consequence. Such a statement may trouble the mind of the legalist, for he simply cannot believe that his actions do not determine his destiny.
However, the believer knows that God has “Predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ” (Eph. 1:5). The believer’s destiny has been determined by God, and secured by the person and merits of Jesus Christ.
Will such preaching breed a sinful life or an antinomian spirit? Only in those who do not believe! However, in those who do believe, in whose heart resides the blessed hope of being like Christ, it is a purifying truth.
“And every man that hath this hope in him purifies himself,
even as he is pure.” – I John 3:3
Christ is ALL and that is all.
- Pastor Joe Terrell
KNOWLEDGE THAT WILL PREVENT SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS
Knowing…that PERFECTION is found in Christ alone causes me to cease from expecting it in others.
Knowing…MYSELF to be the chief of sinners causes me to be more tolerant of other sinners.
Knowing…that GOD is the first cause of all things causes me to cease from blaming others.
Knowing…my IGNORANCE causes me to cease form always correcting others. – Author Unknown
Concerning the accumulation or riches and material wealth, Matthew Henry wrote: “There is a burden of care in getting them, fear in keeping them, temptation in using them, guilt in abusing them, sorrow in losing them, and a burden of account at the last to be given concerning them.” Let us set our affection on things above and not on things of this world!
- Charles Pennington
Scripture largely and distinctly teaches that we are not justified by law, nor is the law our rule of life. That which can only curse can never justify, and that which can only kill can never be a rule of life. As well might a man attempt to make a fortune by a deed of bankruptcy filed against him.
- C. H. Mackintosh