January 5, 2014
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
Come, thou almighty Comforter
And bring upon Thy wing
Sweet consolation to each soul
That we may praise and sing.
We want to hear, we want to see
We want to know Christ more
We want sweet foretastes of His love
As we have had before.
And shall we come in vain to God?
Lord, that cannot be
Thy promise stands engaged to come
And bless ev’n two or three.
Lord, give more love, more sincere faith
More confidence in Thee
Break off our legal chains, O God
And let our souls go free.
(Tune: “According to Thy Gracious Word” p. 192)
We rejoice with Clark Grubb who will confess Christ in believer’s baptism today.
5th – Mike Mohr 6th – Nathaniel Sligh 7th – Henry Lynn
8th – Nancy Benton 8th – Rachel Harries
9th – Emily Bryan 9th – Renee Culver 10th – Cali Warta
“He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.” - Proverbs 14:29
Sunday AM – Jan, Anna W., Carla PM – Cami, Elizabeth V. Wed. - Billie
THE MARK OF DISCIPLESHIP
“By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if you have love one to another” (John 13:35). This is the new commandment. “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another: as I have loved you, that ye also love one another” (John 13:34). Yes, we are to love God! Yes, we are to love His Truth! But when the Lord gives the evidence that can be seen, that will show us to be His disciples, it is our love to one another. The love that is longsuffering and kind. The love that is not envious, boastful, or conceited. The love that is not rude, self-seeking, easily offended, and keeps no records of wrongs. A love that covers in silence, is not suspicious, hopes the best, and endures all things. A love that is never reduced to inactivity (I Cor. 13:4-8).
Isn’t it beautiful that the Lord has given this as the mark of discipleship. Truly this is the more excellent way that is the greatest of these. May we make love to one another our aim!
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 choose 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 unto Me, I am the way.” All others claim to be the messengers of God; He said, “He that hath seen me hath seen God.” 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
Faith in Christ is NOT TO WORK but to cease from our labor and to rest in Him for all things. Faith in Christ is NOT TO DO ANYTHING, but to believe and own that ALL IS DONE in Him, by Him, and is imputed to us so fully that we are rewarded as if we did it ourselves! - Pastor Henry Mahan
“To bring in everlasting righteousness”
Consider this single accomplishment of the Lord Jesus and you will find a sufficient cause for rest in your hearts, compelling motivation for praise in your heart, and a firm foundation for the hope of life everlasting.
How hard we have tried, and how useless our efforts have been in creating and maintaining our own righteousness. Truly, our flesh, like all other flesh, is as the grass and flower of the field; no sooner do we manufacture something that looks like righteousness than the winds blow upon it and it withers and dies. What a wearisome task to maintain even the appearance of righteousness, much less the reality of it. But of the several things that were included in the Lord’s triumphant cry, “It is finished”, this is the foundation: He has done for eternity what we cannot do for a moment: brought in righteousness. We can rest, for all that is required for us by God has been done for us by the Son of God. – Pastor Joe Terrell
“IF A PERSON IS TRULY SAVED…?”
I introduced a Sunday morning sermon with an excellent question asked by a friend, “If a person is truly saved by the grace of God in Christ will he love, rejoice, give, share, forgive, and endeavor to glorify Christ in his life or MUST HE BE TAUGHT THESE THINGS?” My answer: “Yes, he will and yes, he must.”
The principles of grace and truth are in the heart by regeneration, as is the love of Christ and love for others; but children must be taught, reminded, corrected, and even chastised. “Go ye and make disciples, TEACHING THEM to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:20). The very fact that our Lord gave us the Lord’s Table to “Do in remembrance of Me” is proof enough that we need to be taught and reminded of spiritual truth. – Pastor Henry Mahan
MY TIMES ARE IN THY HANDS
Not only does God love us and desire our good – but His wisdom is infinite. He knows what is best for us, what things will do us the good we need. We ourselves do not know. The things we think would bring us blessing – perhaps would bring us irreparable harm! The things we dread as evil, and shrink from – perhaps are the bearers to us of divinest good! We would make pitiful work of our lives – if we had the ordering of our affairs in our own hands. If for but one day we could take matters into our own hands, out of God’s hands – we would wreck everything! - Copied