October 27, 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
We have Thy promise, gracious Lord
O Then fulfill Thy precious Word
Thou wilt be where Thy people meet
To make our joyfulness complete.
We ask Thy gracious presence here
From worldly thoughts, O keep us clear
And set our hearts on things above
With sweet enjoyment of Thy love.
We ask from our great living Head
Give us Thy Holy Spirit’s aid
While we engage in prayer and praise
To be supplied with every grace.
‘Tis Thine alone, Almighty Lord
To speak the soul-reviving Word
‘Tis Thine to give the hearing ear
‘Tis Thine to drive away all fear.
(Tune: “From Every Stormy Wind That Blows” p. 355)
Our conference is November 22-24. There will be a sign-up sheet next week for food, clean-up, etc.
Crystal Cavallaro, our nursery attendant for many years now, is moving and her last day is next Sunday. We will get together after the evening service Nov. 3rd to express our gratitude to her. Bring an appetizer or dessert.
27th – Mark Mohr 27th – Aaron Warta 28th – Drew Charron
28th – Emma Steeves 1st – Charles McGuire
“A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.” - Proverbs 15:1
HOW TO NOT BE JUDGED
Paul had been warning of taking the Lord’s Table in an unworthy manner. He also warned about the chastening that would occur as a consequence. In the midst of that he said, “For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged” (I Cor. 11:31). Conversely, if we fail to judge ourselves, we will be judged. When I judge myself I take sides with God against myself. If do not vindicate myself, but agree with Him…guilty as charged. In doing that I once again look to Christ only, and in doing that I am not judged. Judging others is wrong on every level, but there is one person I should judge. Myself! Whatever we cover will be uncovered. Whatever we uncover will be covered.
WHO IS THIS?
ALL religious reformers and messiahs come to live; Christ came to die.
ALL others leave monuments and memorials: no one can find His birthplace, grave, nor one possession.
ALL others write diaries and memoirs; He wrote on the sand.
ALL others chose their followers from the rich, powerful, and influential; He chose the poor and needy.
ALL others praise human righteousness; He condemned it.
ALL others seek those who can help them; He sought those whom He could help.
ALL others promise success and happiness to their followers; He promised tribulation and suffering.
ALL others held their disciples with fear and force; He invited His to leave Him if they would.
ALL others have palaces, mansions, and headquarters; He had no place to lay His head.
ALL others reward the most talented with recognition, titles, and honor; He said, “The least should be the greatest.”
ALL others say, “Follow me; I will show you the way.” He said, “Come to Me, I AM THE WAY.”
ALL others stay dead; He arose; and all of His claims, works, and promises are true because God raised Him from the dead.
- Pastor Henry Mahan
UNDER LAW OR UNDER GRACE?
“For ye are not under law, but under grace.” - Romans 6:14
Who is this people that is not under law, but under grace? “Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace” (Romans 11:5). There is a remnant of people elected, chosen in Christ by the grace of God, and not through the works of the law…introduce any works of the sinner, and it is no longer grace. “And if by grace, then it is no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.” (Romans 11:6)
Law and grace (works and grace) are like night and day…the law is dark, but grace is light…the law tries to earn salvation, while grace freely gives salvation…the law whips, yet grace embraces,…the law toils while grace rests…the law holds your feet to the fire, but grace nailed my Savior’s feet to the cross so that I would never have to endure the fire of God’s wrath…the law looks to the works of man, while grace looks to the work of the God-man…the law exposes, yet grace covers…the law accuses, but grace justifies. God Himself tells us plainly that salvation is not of works, but all of grace – “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified” (Gal. 2:16). There is only one way for a sinner to be justified – by the faith of Jesus Christ, when He in perfect faith obeyed God’s holy law, and in perfect faith obeyed God’s justice when sin was found upon Him, He faithfully went to that cross and died under the wrath of God. What a Savior! And how thankful we should be that we are not under law, but under grace! - Brian DuFour
Free from the law O happy condition!
Jesus hath bled and there is remission
Cursed by the law and bruised by the fall
Christ hath redeemed us once for all!
Once for all O sinner receive it
Once for all O brother believe it
Cling to the cross, the burden will fall
Christ hath redeemed us once for all!
- Philip Bliss 1838-1876