March 16, 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
Great God! Thy glory and Thy love
Our humble songs employ
In mercy from Thy throne above
Look down and cause our joy.
Thy presence and Thy glory, Lord
Fill all the realms of space
O let Thy presence, by Thy Word
Divinely fill this place.
This hymn begins the solemn sound
Of holy worship here
May ev’ry saint with joy abound
And reverential fear.
Eternal Spirit! Heav’nly Dove!
Descend and fill this place
Reveal the Saviour’s matchless love
The wonders of His grace!
((Tune: “O For a Thousand Tongues” p. 46)
We will have a church dinner on April 6th.
All ladies are invited to a baby shower for Meagan Coffey this Saturday morning at 10:30 in the fellowship hall. Sign-up sheet is in foyer.
Sunday AM – Jaime, Molly, Lydia W. PM – Megan D., Susan S.
Wed. – Rebekah V., Kate H., Kristen H.
16th – Jacob Davis 17th – Gene Rutledge 19th – Rachel Daniel
21st – Doris Daniel 22nd – Jean Bradford
“Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.” - Proverbs 20:11
There is no knowing the Person of Christ apart from knowing His Work. We preach the Person and the Work of Christ. To preach only the Person or only His Work is to preach neither. One is known by what they do. “Even a child is known by his doings” (Proverbs 20:11). And certainly the Lord Jesus Christ is known by His doings. He is known by what He said and by what He did. To love Him is to love what He said and to love what He did! How we love His Word! How we love His doctrine! Those who love Him love every word that proceeds from His mouth! How we love His doings! Him standing as our surety before time began, Him coming in the flesh, keeping the law for us in His life, washing away our sins in His death, being raised from the dead for our justification, seated in Heaven even now as our Intercessor, ruling and reigning in absolute sovereignty. We cannot love the Person of Christ and not love His words and His works. Many profess a love to Christ who have no love for His words or works. That love is just that – a profession. Certainly not a possession!
WHAT IS A SINNER?
What is a sinner? I need to know because those are the people that Christ came to save (I Timothy 1:15). What does the Bible mean by the word? A sinner is somebody who all they do is sin. Every imagination of the thoughts of their heart is only evil continually (Genesis 6:5). A sinner is somebody who cannot not sin (Romans 8:7). A sinner is somebody who has no claims on God. If God saved everybody but him, he could not charge God with injustice. If that description fits you, you are the person Christ Jesus came into the world to save! “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.”
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAW AND GOSPEL
The last words of our Lord from the cross were, “It is finished.” In these precious words we find the main difference between the law and the Gospel. The law says, “It is not finished.” There is something that you must do before you can be saved. The work Christ did for you may be of no avail if you do not do something to activate it. But the Gospel says…. “It is finished.” When He died, he did not make salvation possible if we… He actually saved everybody for whom He died. Their salvation was finished! But do we not have to believe? Most certainly! And we must believe this… “I have glorified Thee on earth. I have finished the work Thou gavest Me to do.” Law says, “It is not finished.” Grace says, “It is finished!”
It is not good for people to spend their lives seeking God and not finding peace in Him. It is not good that we should be ever learning and never able to rest in the knowledge of Christ. It is not good to be always doubting, and when asked about our doubts to make the untrue excuse, “Oh, I am not doubting God, I am only doubting myself.” No! It is God who promised life in Christ, and it is God whom we are doubting. He said, I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, I will give unto Him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely” (Rev. 21:6). “And let him that is athirst come, and whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely” (Rev. 22:17). Of this promise Bonar wrote, “Thirsty one, it is with the Water and not the Vessel that our souls need to be concerned! It is not the quality of your vessel, but the quality of the water of life (Christ Jesus) that satisfied, sanctifies, and purifies! And he whose pride will not allow him to drink from a weak, soiled, and broken vessel (such as the best faith) must die of thirst; and he who puts away the promise of reconciliation because of imperfect faith must die the death.” He who says, “I believe the right doctrine, but I don’t believe it in the right way; therefore, I can’t have peace” is looking totally in the wrong direction and will never find peace.
– Pastor Henry Mahan
WHAT A DIFFERENCE!
The religious professor receives doctrines because he sees them in the Bible. The believer not only sees them in the Book, but he feels them in his heart, put there by the Holy Spirit. The believer gets at truth through trouble. He arrives at the banquet of mercy through sharp pangs of hunger. He lays hold of the robe of righteousness, being chilled by his nakedness. He comes to the cross because he is guilty and there is nowhere else to go. Thus the religionist and the believer (however they may resemble one another), have an eternal distinction which the hand of God has drawn between the living and the dead. – J. C. Philpot
Learn that urgency in prayer does not so much consist in vehement PLEADING as in vehement BELIEVING. – Robert Murray M’Cheyne