November 17, 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
Jesus, engrave it on my heart
That Thou the one thing needful art
I could from all things parted be
But never, never, Lord from Thee.
Needful art Thou to make me live
Needful art Thou all grace to give
Needful is Thy most precious blood
Needful is Thy correcting rod.
Needful Thy presence, dearest Lord
True peace and comfort to afford
Needful art Thou, my soul can say
Through all life’s dark and thorny way.
Needful art Thou to raise my dust
In shining glory with the just
Needful when in heav’n appear
To welcome and present me there.
Andy Davis will bring the message this evening.
Our conference begins this Friday night at 7:00. You can pick up a schedule of services in the foyer. There will be no Wednesday service this week.
17th – Joshua Davis 20th – Sarah Wilson 21st – Todd Meek
Sunday AM – Kristin, Tammy, Audrey Grace, Laura, Faith, Jennifer
Sunday PM – Lee Anne, Rebekah, Billie
“Say not, thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the Lord, and He shall save thee.” - Proverbs 20:22
One of the most comforting passages of Scripture in the Word of God is, “Of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption” (I Cor. 1:30). This does not comfort every son of Adam. But I will tell you who it does comfort –those who see themselves to be foolish, unrighteous, unholy, and in bondage to sin. Only these people can find this to be good news! To the foolish, God has made Him to be wisdom. To the unrighteous, God has made Him to be righteousness. To the unholy, God has made Him to be sanctification. To those in bondage, God has made Him to be redemption. The Gospel is an objective message that becomes subjective when it is received as good news!
I love God’s law! I love the Ten Commandments. When I see them, I genuinely see that I have not kept one commandment one time! But I also see that my Blessed Redeemer kept every commandment every time. His obedience to God’s law is my obedience! I do not try to keep the law. I have kept the law. “Oh, how I love Thy law.”
The Holy Spirit inspired Paul to mention Onesiphorus to Timothy (II Timothy 1:16-18). In the previous verse he mentioned two men who let him down. They turned away from him when they should have helped him. But not Onesiphorus! Paul said, “He oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain.” He stood by Paul in the afflictions he endured for the Gospel’s sake, and often refreshed him. He did not merely wish him well, but “When he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently and found me.” He said to Timothy, “In how many things he ministered to me in Ephesus, thou knowest very well.” The name Onesiphorus means… “One who brings benefit.” Oh for grace to be like this man. The Holy Spirit moved Paul to record this to give us a man to emulate.
Modern day evangelism (so-called) says to any and all it approaches, “God loves you and Christ died for you.” But none of the prophets nor any of the apostles addressed people in this way. The starting point of true evangelism is to acquaint men with the holy and sovereign character of God. This is the “Beginning of wisdom”, which is able to make a man wise unto salvation: for THE FEAR OF THE LORD brings men to true repentance and faith. – Pastor Henry Mahan
GRACE OR LAW? YOU CHOOSE
Human nature desires to be saved by our obedience to the law. God’s Word says salvation must be by grace (Eph. 2:5,8). Would you rather be saved by God’s grace or by your obedience to the law? Consider this:
The law tells us what we must do. Grace tells us what Christ has done.
The law requires you to be righteous Grace makes a sinner righteous.
The law curses. Grace redeems from the curse of the law.
The law brings condemnation. Grace brings salvation.
The law ministers to death. Grace ministers to life.
The law produces fear. Grace produces a good hope.
The law tells us to consider ourselves. Grace tells us to consider Christ.
The law tells us that God is a consuming fire. Grace tells us that God is merciful.
The law tells us that we are unable and unwilling to keep the law.
Grace tells us what God is both willing and able to do for His people in Christ.
“Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?” (Gal 4:21) If you would be saved, quit your relationship with the law and flee to Christ . By the grace of God, salvation is in Christ! - Pastor Frank Tate
LOOK TO CHRIST
Believer, you will never find any comfort looking within. All you will find there is wanderings, wavering, and rebellion because of the presence of sin. The Lord has revealed what we are as fallen creatures in Adam …wretched sinners! But bless His holy Name, it was just for such creatures that Christ came into this world… “To seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10). Look to the only source of life and peace… “Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else” (Isaiah 45:22). – Pastor Marvin Stalnaker
I would like to find the soldier who pierced our Lord’s side for I would tell Him that the blood he shed is sufficient atonement for the sin of shedding it. – Pastor Scott Richardson