February 9, 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
Sovereign grace o’er sin abounding!
Ransomed souls, the tidings swell
‘Tis a deep that knows no sounding
Who its breadth or length can tell?
Heirs of God, joint-heirs with Jesus!
Long ere time its race begun
To His name eternal praises
O What wonders love hath done!
Who from Christ our souls can sever
Bound by everlasting bands
Once in Him, in Him forever
None can pluck us from His hands.
O such love, my soul, still ponder
Love so greats, so rich, so free
Say, while lost in holy wonder
Why, O Lord, such love to me?
(Tune: “Jesus Calls Us” p. 374)
10th – Lydia Wilson 13th – Mark Benton
14th – Tom Wooten 15th – Amber DuFour
Sunday AM – Jessica E., Shari G., Shirley. PM – Sarah L., Maybelle Wed. Cami, Sarah B.
“A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”
- Proverbs 17:17
DISPLEASING THE LORD
“The thing that David had done displeased the Lord” (II Samuel 11:27). While it is true that in Christ every believer has no sin – we are justified, sanctified, glorified, and pleasing to God….it is equally true that our sins our displeasing to our Father! This is a reference to David’s sin with Bathsheba. He was not doing what Kings should be doing. Instead of being in battle he was spending time idly on the rooftop. It went from that to adultery, cover-up, murder, and a horrible abuse of power. David was a saved man when he did this. But it displeased the Lord! And it had far reaching consequences to David for the rest of his life! Love wants to please, and cannot bear for the object of its affections to be displeased. While we are saved from our sins and justified before God, every sin we commit displeases the Lord. “These things write I unto you that you sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous.”
Pride is a groundless thing. We have reasons for almost everything, but we have no reason to be proud. Pride should be unnatural to us, for we have nothing to be proud of. OUR CREATION ought to humble us, for we are frail creatures who are here today and gone tomorrow. OUR IGNORANCE should be sufficient to lay us low. We spend a lifetime trying to learn a few things in part; then in old age, we can’t remember where we left our glasses. OUR SINS should lay us in the dust, for it would be embarrassing for the most trusted friend to view our hearts. OUR BLESSINGS ought to humble us; for the more we have, the more we are in debt to God who makes us to differ. A great debtor has no cause for pride. Certainly a believer has no cause for pride, for OUR SALVATION is all of grace! Mephibosheth accurately summed up our confession, “What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?” Let us pray to be delivered from pride, for it is such a subtle enemy that only the Lord can deliver us; but we MUST be delivered, for God resisteth the proud and giveth grace to the humble. – Pastor Henry Mahan
“Let your MODERATION be known unto all” (Phil. 4:5). This is the only time the word “moderation” is used in the Bible, and it does not have to do with temperance in food and drink; but it has to do with attitude and conduct. The meaning is “mild and gentle”. Let all people in the church and in the world see and recognize you as a gentle and kind person. Be known, not as harsh and demanding (this seems to be the code of the day) but as “kind and tenderhearted” (Eph. 4:32). – Pastor Henry Mahan
God’s preachers do not lord it over His blood-bought sheep. Jesus Christ is the Sovereign Lord over His chosen people, and He will have no rivals. As His ordained ministers, we have the honor of preaching His Gospel. By His grace, we do encourage our hearers to believe and trust in the Christ of Holy Scripture who obtained eternal redemption for His elect (Heb. 9:12; Eph. 1:3-7). We exhort, we edify, we warn, we rebuke, not by telling you what we think – but by saying, “THUS SAID THE LORD”, pointing you to what the inspired Word of God says. But our Lord Jesus, Who is LORD OF ALL, is the only One who can speak to the heart, making His Word effectual, making His people willing to obey Him, motivating us by the faith He has given us, which works by love. – Pastor Gene Harmon
A doctrine is not true because I believe it or because you believe it; it is true only if God says it! I do not ask whether you believe what I preach; perhaps you do not. But I ask you to search the Scriptures and determine whether these things be so. I am not afraid to submit my belief in God’s immutable sovereignty, man’s total fall and ruin, God’s elective grace, Christ’s effectual atonement, the Spirit’s INVINCIBLE CALL, and the perseverance of the sheep TO THE WORD OF GOD!
- Pastor Henry Mahan