October 6, 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
Great God! Thy glory and Thy love
Our humble songs employ
In mercy from Thy throne above
Look down and aid our joy.
Thy presence and Thy glory, Lord
Fill all the realms of space
O let Thy presence, by Thy word
Divinely fill this place.
This hymn begins the solemn sound
Of holy worship here
May ev’ry saint with joy abound
And reverential fear.
Eternal Spirit! Heav’nly Dove!
Descend and fill this place
Reveal the Saviour’s matchless love
The wonders of His grace!
(Tune: “O For A Thousand Tongues” p. 46)
Our church dinner is moved to next Sunday, Oct. 13th. Missionary Daniel Parks will preach this evening. No evening service next Sunday.
8th – Charles Nibert 9th – Bonnie Squires
11th – Hunter Small 12th – Doug Hacker
Sunday AM – Jessica C., Linda, Sarah F. PM – Laura, Andrea B. Wed. - Sarah, Maybelle
Upcoming Bible Conferences
Hurricane Grace – Ashland, KY – Oct. 11-13
College Grove Grace – College Grove, TN – Oct. 18-20
Todds Road Grace – Lexington, KY – Nov. 22-24
“Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.” Proverbs 20:11
Paul said to the Philippians, “For unto you it is given on the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for His sake.” The privilege of suffering for Christ’s sake is a gift from God. The Lord said, ‘Blessed are they that are persecuted for righteousness sake.” After the apostles were beaten and commanded to no more speak in the name of Christ, “They departed from the council rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name. And daily in the temple and in every house they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” Is our love for Christ and zeal for His glory such that we would count it a high honor of grace to be allowed to be persecuted for His sake? If not, is love to His Person even existent?
THE CARES OF THIS LIFE
The Bible does recognize “The cares of this life”, also called, “The cares of the world.” The word cares means, “That which distracts.” The cares of making a living, the cares of raising a family, the cares of doing a good job at what we are doing - there are so many things that can be considered “The cares of this life.”
The Lord warned us about having our hearts overcharged with the cares of this life (Luke 21:34). Overcharged is the drowsiness associated with drunkenness or gluttony. Our hearts may become drowsy and dull with regard to the things of God because they have become “Overcharged with the cares of this life.” If we continue in this state, it will prove at the end we were nothing more than thorn-choked hearers, where “The cares of this world choked the Word.” May we always remember, “The cares of this life” are unimportant compared with the life to come. “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness: and all these things shall be added to you.”
Those who WEARY of hearing the Gospel, who LOSE INTEREST in hearing the Gospel, and LOSE THEIR NEED of hearing the Gospel of Christ, and His redeeming love and grace, have never REALLY heard the Gospel at all. If one can leave Christ, he has never truly met Him! (John 6:65-69). – Pastor Maurice Montgomery
CHRIST IS ALL
Looking at my sin, I see Christ as my atonement and only Christ. Looking at God’s law, I see Christ as my righteousness, my only righteousness. I am not making up what I cannot provide; He is my only righteousness. Looking at God’s justice, He is my justification. Looking at death, He is my life. Looking at the grace, He is my resurrection. Looking at eternity, He is my hope. – Pastor Henry Mahan
Satan’s master plan is to get man religious without Christ. He would rather you be WHITEWASHED than WASHED WHITE in the blood of the Lamb. Whitewashing will not save! I must be washed white in the BLOOD OF CHRIST. – Pastor Donnie Bell
If our acceptance with God depended on anything in ourselves, we would have to believe we might be children of God today and children of the devil tomorrow! What, then, is to keep us from sinking altogether into despair, without hope or help? Why, a knowledge of our acceptance “In the Beloved”, independent of everything in us – good or bad! “And you are complete in Him!” (Colossians 2:10) - J. C. Philpot
The glory of the incarnation is that it presents to our adoring gaze not a humanized God or a defied man, but a true God-man – One who is all that God is and at the same time all that man is – One on whose almighty arm we can rest, and to whose human sympathy we can appeal. - Benjamin Warfield