April 27, 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.
Thou, whose Almighty Word
Chaos and darkness heard
And took their flight
Hear us, we humbly pray
And in the Gospel day
Shine forth Thy glorious Ray
Let there be light.
Thou, bless’d incarnate Word
Gird on Thy mighty sword
Conquer Thy foes
Fullness of grace Divine
Subdue this heart of mine
And may Thy glory shine
Let there be light.
Spirit of truth and love
Life-giving, Holy Dove
Speed forth Thy flight
Shine on the chosen race
By Thy almighty grace
Dispel the dark of night
Let there be light.
(Tune: “Come, Thou Almighty King” p. 6)
All adults are invited to Albert and Carolyn Kelley’s this Saturday afternoon at 3:00. Bring an appetizer or dessert. Please sign up in the foyer if you plan to attend.
All ladies are invited to a baby shower for John and Cami Walmsley on Saturday, May 17th at 10:30am in the fellowship hall.
Sunday AM – Amie, Jenny, Lydia W. PM – Audrey Grace, Rebekah V.
Wed. – Cami
Upcoming Bible Conferences
Central Grace Church - Rocky Mount, VA May 2-4
Lantana Grace Church – Crossville, TN June 20-22
28th – Jim Murphy 29th – Eric Dickerson 30th – Linda Rutledge
2nd – Mitch Bryan 2nd – Gretta Daniel
“It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.” - Proverbs 25:27
“Study to be quiet” – I Thessalonians 4:11
The word “study” means … make it your aim: make it your ambition. This is something the believer is commanded to pursue! Make it your ambition…to be quiet? Yes, that is the command of the text. This word is also translated “hold your peace.” What a blessing it would be to ourselves and to others if we would learn when not to speak. Most of the problems I have had in my life have been the product of me saying something when I would have been far wiser to be quiet.
The word quiet is also translated “rest”. It is a peace that arises from within. Really believing God is on the throne, really believing that Christ is all that is needed for salvation – the quiet soul enjoys rest and peace.
This is something for every believer to pursue after and strive for. “Study to be quiet.”
“Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled.
Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.” - Luke 6:21
Notice the word now. If you used to hunger but you no longer do, blessed no longer describes you. If you used to mourn and you no longer do, you are no longer blessed. To no longer hunger after Christ and His righteousness, to no longer mourn over my sin makes me lukewarm. It is only as I see my present sinfulness and need of Christ that I will actually look to Him. Anything else is living on the past or the future. Those are the two greatest false refuges. Something I do or experienced in the past. Something I intend to do tomorrow. “Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.”
“The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found
in the way of righteousness.” - Proverbs 16:31
Let us correct our attitude toward getting older. Believers must not allow the carnal thinking of this world to form our opinions and attitudes. The reason so much emphasis is placed on youth, physical strength and beauty, riches and possessions is because this is all the worldling has, and when these are gone, all is gone! Actually age, while it mars outward beauty, should bring us real lasting beauty – which is inward grace, mercy and peace! Age will decrease our physical strength but should increase our spiritual strength. We grow in faith, love and patience.
Age may make our arms weak and tremble, but it should establish us more firmly on the everlasting arm. Age may make the present less sure, but it gives us assurance of the certainty of the future. I’ll always be young in Christ! My steps may be slower, but I walk with the King. My eyes may be dimmer, but as I see less of the world I see more of my Lord. My ears may be dull, but I hear His voice more clearly. My body may be weak, but I am stronger in faith. I may not know the latest story, but I know the old, old story a little better. I may not be surrounded by as many human admirers, but I am surrounded by a heavenly host which waits to take me home!
- Pastor Henry Mahan