May 11, 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
Thy Works, not mine, O Christ
Speak gladness to this heart
They tell me all the work is done
They bid my fear depart.
Thy cross, not mine, O Christ
Has borne the awful load
Of sins that no, none else could bear
But our incarnate God.
Thy death, not mine, O Christ
Has paid the ransom due
Ten thousand, thousand deaths like mine
Would have been all too few.
Thy righteousness, O Christ
Alone can cover me
No righteousness can satisfy
Save that which is of Thee!
(Tune: “I Love Thy Kingdom” p. 188)
BIBLE SCHOOL – JUNE 17-19
Our dear brother, Gene Rutledge, died unexpectedly this past Thursday. His visitation will be today from 2:00-4:00 here at the church and the funeral tomorrow at 11:00. Our deepest sympathies are extended to his family.
All ladies are invited to a baby shower for John and Cami Walmsley this Saturday, May 17th at 10:30am in the fellowship hall. Sign-up in foyer.
Sunday AM – *Jessica E., Shirley, Susan S. PM – Megan D., Kelly B.
Wed. – Kristen & Kate
11th – Kate Hands 12th – Nicholas Martin 12th – Courtney Ortz
12th – Nora Squires 13th – Annie Charron 17th – Isaac Meeks
“He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.” - Proverbs 16:20
THE DANGER OF SUPPOSING
“But when the first came they supposed that they should receive more” (Matt. 20:10). And who wouldn’t make that supposition? If I worked twelve hours I would suppose that I would earn more money than the one who worked merely one hour. But the supposition was wrong! Most of the things, perhaps all of the things we suppose are wrong. All of the suppositions we naturally make with regard to the Gospel are wrong! Many of the suppositions we make with regard to something somebody has said or done which offended us or hurt our feelings is wrong. What we supposed actuated them is usually not what actuated them at all. Beware that what you suppose could very well be wrong. The fact that all we have ever supposed concerning God is wrong ought to alert us to the fact that what we suppose regarding the response or the action of somebody else is wrong. May God give us the grace to always put the best construction on what others do instead of some negative supposition. It is always better to give our brethren the benefit of the doubt rather than supposing the worst!
Every blessing of salvation is a means to a great end. Forgiveness, mercy and grace, justification, election, adoption and any other Gospel doctrine, as wonderful as they are, are only means to this great end: The glory of Jesus Christ the Lord. The glory of Christ is the end. All else is means to that great end.
Peace without truth is a false peace! Unity without the Gospel of Christ is a worthless unity. Let us never be ensnared by those who advocate a peace and unity without Christ’s righteousness and atoning blood. There was no one who loved peace and unity more than the Apostle Paul. Yet when he saw the Apostle Peter act contrary to REDEMPTION BY GRACE (Galatians 2:11), Paul withstood him to his face and publicly rebuked him. We dare not sacrifice our peace with God, in Christ, for the sake of a peaceful so-existence with this religious world. We dare not lose that blessed fellowship with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ, in order to live without controversy among men. – Pastor Henry Mahan
“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you.” - I Thessalonians 5:18
A pastor was talking to the mother of a little girl who had just recovered from a near-fatal illness. The woman said, “Wasn’t God good to give us back our child?” The minister was about to voice his agreement when an arresting thought entered his mind. The woman was surprised when he answered, “Yes, but would not God have been just as good, or just as kind, if your child had not been spared?” The mother hesitated. Her face clouded over. At last, though half-heartedly and without conviction, she conceded that her pastor was right.
It takes an unshakable confidence in the wisdom, power, and love of God to give “thanks always for all things” (Ephesians 5:20). This does not mean we delight in pain and suffering. We simply cling to His unchanging attributes. It’s easy to be happy when everything seems to be going our way. We readily express thanks to God when we receive the things we desire. But there’s often an opposite response when we find ourselves in adverse situations and our heavenly Father does not grant our requests. The trusting child of God, however, learns to praise the Lord in every circumstance.
Romans 8:28 has become so familiar to many of us that we sometimes fail to appreciate it. But it’s a comforting truth that “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”
Thanks for thorns as well as roses
Thanks for weakness and for health
Thanks for clouds a well as sunshine
Thanks for poverty and wealth!
“I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord.”
I can and do worship the Lord anywhere; I can pray and rejoice in God’s mercy in Christ anywhere; I can read the Word and meditate upon His grace anywhere; but there is a time and a place (referred to as the house of God) where people of God gather in His name each week to worship, pray, preach His Word, and encourage one another. He promised to be in their midst. They meet to seek His face, His blessings, and to hear the Word He has given His servant for them at that time. They also come with children to be identified individually and as families with the Lord and His Kingdom. They come to praise Him in joy and seek His comfort in their sorrows. For all these reasons, I am glad when that day dawns and that time approaches and I can meet my true family in my Father’s house. I must be honest, as one called of God to speak for Him: I cannot believe for one moment that those who forsake this sacred assembly and find every excuse not to be there (whatever the reason) have a true love and regard for our blessed Redeemer.
- Pastor Henry Mahan