January 26, 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
Revive Thy Work, O Lord
Create soul-thirst for Thee
And hung’ring for the Word of life
O may our spirits be!

Revive Thy Work, O Lord
Exalt Thy precious name
And by the Holy Ghost our love
For Thee and Thine inflame.

Revive Thy Work, O Lord
Give pow’r unto Thy Word
And may its pure and scared Truth
In living faith be heard.

Revive Thy Work, O Lord
And give refreshing showers
The glory shall be all Thine own
The blessing, Lord be ours.

(Tune: “I Love Thy Kingdom” p. 188)

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Birthdays
26th - Mike Farmer 26th – Lynn Nibert
27th – Judy Borders 28th – Ryan Rozeboom

Nursery Schedule
Sunday AM – Lee Anne, Jessica E., Andrea B. PM – Jenny W. Kristin, Kate


“Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.” - Proverbs 28:10



I AM HOLY
“Preserve my soul, for I am holy” (Psalm 86:2). David certainly did not say this in self-righteousness. He said in the previous verse, “I am poor and needy.” But wherever you have one who is poor and needy, you have one who is holy. Every believer is holy. They have been set apart by God to be holy (Ephesians 1:4). They have been made holy by the blood of Christ (Col. 1:20-22; Heb. 10:10). They have been given a holy nature in being born of the Spirit of God (II Thess. 2:13). They are called upon to be holy (I Peter 1:15-16). You can only be holy if you are holy. One of the evidences of being holy is feeling unholy. It is the holy nature that sees the sins of the old man and groans under the burden of them. It is the new man who owns and confesses the sins of the old man. Where a holy nature is absent, sin is not really recognized as exceeding sinful. Find me a holy man and I will show you a man who believes himself to be the chief of sinners!




The church willingly submits to her Lord (Eph. 5:22). The wife willingly submits to the husband (Eph. 5:22). Servants are called on to willingly submit to their masters (Titus 2:9). Believers are called upon to willingly submit to their pastors (Heb. 13:17). Believers are called upon to willingly submit themselves to one another (Eph. 5:21). We are even called upon to submit ourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake (I Peter 2:13). Forced submission is not submission at all. Refusal to submit comes from lack of love and respect. But willing submission is a joyous thing. It is born of grace and true humility. Peter said, “Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble” (I Peter 5:5). The only thing that prevents willing submission is pride.


If there was ever one who had the bare minimum of what was needed to be saved, it was the thief on the cross. But he also had the maximum. It is not like he just barely made it in. He had such a fullness of salvation in Christ that nothing could be added to it. Christ alone is our salvation.
Nothing more! Nothing less! Nothing else!



TRUE REPENTANCE
“Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance….For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of” (II Corinthians 7:9,10). Yes, there will be sorrow in repentance, but the primary meaning of repentance is “a change of mind, to think differently.” As my pastor has taught me, as his pastor taught him, this change of mind comes from a change of masters, causing a change in motives, and resulting in a change of manners. There will be much more than tears, there will be a faith which worketh by love.
True repentance is not the improving of the old man, it is the creation of a new man. It is not the changing of the old mind, but the creation of the new mind, for “We have (possess) the mind of Christ” (I Corinthians 2:16). When the Lord enables me to carry out a kind action towards someone, it’s not the old man (Brian DuFour) getting better, it’s the new man (Saint Brian) leaking through, exposing some of the inner holy man through the sinful outer man. The act of kindness (seen as a good act by man) is outwardly performed by the old man, rendering the act sinful (as seen by God)…yet the inward motive and source (not seen by man) is the new heart, the new man, therefore rendering the act holy (as only seen by God, who alone can look on the heart).
Yes, true repentance does produce a change of mind and a change of manners in every believer, yet the result is still the same, it is sin to God for it is outwardly performed by the old man, the flesh that we still carry with us. The difference is the source, the new heart that is holy, which God looks upon with delight, saying, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”
- Brian DuFour