July 13, 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
The Saviour died, and by His blood
Brought rebel sinners near to God
He died to set the captive free
And why, my soul, why not for thee?
Then sing of grace so rich and free
And say, my soul, why not for thee? (Repeat)

The blood of Christ, how sweet it sounds
Love and free grace therein abounds!
The streams thereof are full and free
And why, my soul, why not for thee?
Then sing of grace so rich and free
And say, my soul, why not for thee? (Repeat)

Our Saviour came, the poor to bless
To clothe them with His righteousness
That robe is spotless, pure and free
And if by grace, why not for me?
Then sing of grace so rich and free
And say, my soul, why not for thee? (Repeat)

(Tune: “The Solid Rock” p. 272)

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We rejoice with Abby Holthaus, Billie Hoover, Aaron Lepisto, Maybelle Lynn, and Chris and Ruth Waesche who will confess Christ in Believer’s Baptism this evening.

Congratulations to John and Cami Walmsley on the birth of their daughter Eleanor Grace!

Birthdays
15th – Pam Murphy 16th – David Vincent 19th – Ida Isaac

Nursery Schedule
AM - *Tracy, Jessica E., Jenifer D., Melanie K. PM – Jenny W. WED – Sarah B.

“Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.” - Proverbs 21:2

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“If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least,
why take ye thought for the rest.” – Luke 12:26
There were several things that I was worried about. This Scripture made me laugh at myself, and made the stress leave! It reminded me of two great truths: (1) I have no control over anything. (2) He has complete control over everything! Since that is the case, why worry about anything? When we worry, our actions say that we do not really believe what we say we do.

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If two people hold two different views as to how God saves sinners, but those views do not exclude the salvation of the differing view, there will be no conflict. I’m o.k. You’re o.k. But if the way I hold excludes other ways, this is where the trouble begins. “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no man cometh to the Father but by Me” (John 14:6)….He is not a way but the way, the way that excludes all other ways.

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When the dust of division settles, those who are true followers of Christ will be made manifest. They may waver in the confusion, but God’s saints will not be moved away from the hope of the Gospel. When the sowers of discord have had their last fling, the cause of Christ will not be hindered, and believers will still cling to Christ with stronger faith than ever before.
- Pastor Don Fortner

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The more a man sees by faith of the sovereign power, mercy, and gracious goodness of God Almighty toward him, the more that man wants to leave matters with God, close his mouth and wait in patience beholding the salvation of the Lord. – Pastor Marvin Stalnaker

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The Lamb of God, once upon the cross, is now the Lamb upon the throne, possessing and exercising all power in heaven and in earth. Yet, He is still mindful of those for whom He suffered; His heart is made of tenderness; His bowels melt with love; He appears in the presence of God for them, as their great High Priest, Advocate, and Intercessor. – John Newton


SOVEREIGN BUT MERCIFUL
“For He saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” - Romans 9:15
Why is it that when God’s servants preach the sovereignty of God in the salvation of elect sinners that many charge God with being an unfair tyrant? We declare plainly that God has mercy on whom He will have mercy and that He will have compassion on whom He will have compassion and the unbelieving, whether religious or reprobate, charge us with declaring that God delights in sending wicked men and women to hell. How can this be?
The problem some have in considering ‘Sovereignty’ is that they tend to make God altogether like unto themselves. Outside of Christ, man can only be described as evil. God, in the totality of His being, can only be described as ‘good’. God is good, both in the punishment of sin, and in the forgiveness of sin. In either case He is just. When Moses, after seeing all of the plagues and miracles, asked God to show him His glory, He made all of His ‘goodness’ pass before him. His goodness is, “I will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy” (Ex. 33:19). He will, because He is good, because He is able to do so in His goodness, because He is determined that not all of us are going to perish, in spite of ourselves. God declares, “I will shew mercy”… and He will, to whomsoever He is pleased.
God forbid that any should preach God’s sovereignty in the salvation of sinners in a way that would portray God as being unmerciful! God is a Sovereign God who does what He wills, when He wills, how He wills, to whom He wills, but He wills to have mercy and compassion. Yes, my God is a Sovereign God, but my God is also a merciful God who keeps mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin…. (Exodus 34:7). “Who is a God like unto Thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He retaineth not His anger forever, because He delighteth in mercy.” (Micah 7:18)
- Pastor David Eddmenson

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There is nothing that keeps a man out of heaven but his own will. But, there is nothing that will keep a man out of hell but God’s will. Eternal life is by God’s will, God’s gift, and God’s work (Romans 9:16; 6:23; II Timothy 1:9). But eternal death is the result of man’s will, man’s work, and man’s merit (Proverbs 1:23-26; Romans 6:23; 10:21).
– Pastor Don Fortner