July 20, 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
Prepare me, gracious God
To stand before Thy face!
Thy Spirit must the work perform
For it is all of grace.
In Christ’s obedience clothe
And wash me in His blood
So shall I lift my head with joy
Among the sons of God.
Do Thou my sin subdue
Thy sovereign love make known
The Spirit of my mind renew
And save me in Thy Son.
Let me attest Thy power
Let me Thy goodness prove
Till my full soul can hold no more
Of everlasting love!
(Tune: “I Love Thy Kingdom” p. 188)
We rejoice with Tim and Jessica Scifres who will be baptized this evening.
Missionary Cody Groover and his wife, Winna will be with us on August 3rd. We will have a time of fellowship after the evening service. Bring an appetizer or dessert.
20th – Jonathan Carroll 23rd – James Johnson 24th – Brian DuFour
25th – Ellen Willis 26th – James Lynn 26th – Joe McSherry
Sunday AM - *Kristen H., Tammy D., Anna W., Lauren K. PM – Lee Anne W., Julie R., Wed. – Megan D.
“Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” - Proverbs 20:1
A hybrid is a something of mixed origins—it can be a word comprised of two languages, it can be the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents, it can be a vehicle that runs on both a gas engine and a battery. Man’s religion presents salvation as a hybrid. God’s salvation is not a hybrid. God’s salvation is one language - the language of grace. Only those who have grace can understand this language. It is not comprised of mixed origins. The origin is God’s grace. It is not the offspring of a cooperative effort between God and man. “Salvation is of the Lord.” It is not the product of cross breeding…“Which were born, not of blood: not of the will of the flesh, not of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:12-13). Salvation cannot be a hybrid. It cannot be 99% grace and 1% works. It is either all of works of all grace (Romans 11:6). Thank God it is all of grace!
God told Abimelech in Genesis 20:6, “I also withheld thee from sinning against Me: therefore suffered I not thee to touch her.” Thank God for restraining grace. We will commit sin against Him if He does not keep us from it. This is our encouragement for us in prayer to ask Him to withhold us from sinning against Him.
The heart of one regenerated by grace and made sensitive to the presence of sin in his flesh will be expressed by the words of David, “Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of Thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.” The believer knows that there is no area of his life, even those areas most precious…hearing the Gospel preached, reading His blessed Scriptures, or seeking Him in prayer, that is exempt from the need of the merciful application of His blood for purifying of the defilement of sin.
- Pastor Marvin Stalnaker
Since God is pleased by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe, should we not be continually urging our lost loved ones to come hear the Gospel? May God be pleased to open doors for us to go to this dying world and compel men and women to come in.
– Pastor David Eddmenson
“I am not satisfied with my faith,” says one. NO, of course you aren’t, nor will you ever be, at least I hope not! The Bible does not say, “Therefore being satisfied with our faith we have peace with God,” it says, “Being justified by faith, we have peace with God.” “I am not satisfied with my repentance.” That is wonderful! What would you do with your repentance if you were satisfied with it? Would you bring it to God instead of the blood? Oh, what pride and self-righteousness must be in any person who is satisfied with his repentance and faith! That person could never find true peace, for such a refuge of lies must fall. “I am not satisfied with my love.” What? Did you expect, on this earth to be satisfied with any grace found in you? Was it your love for Christ or His love for you that gave you peace at first? Now then, there is but one thing with which Almighty God is satisfied – entirely satisfied – and that is THE PERSON AND WORK OF HIS SON! It is with Christ that we must be satisfied, not with ourselves, nor anything about us! When we cease from ALL our labors, and ALL our righteousness, and ENTER INTO HIS REST, pardon and peace will come without delay. – Horatius Bonar (1809-1889)
I recently heard of someone who claimed to believe the grace of God in salvation, yet they were having trouble with the doctrine of election. The problem they are really having is with true grace. You see, grace in the true meaning of the word can only mean one thing … UNEARNED FAVOR.
Most people think God looked down through time to see who would believe on Him and elected them accordingly. That would mean that person earned salvation by believing, and God had to choose that person because of what they did. But NO! GRACE IS UNEARNED FAVOR, and since no one has earned, or merited God’s salvation and favor, then it stands to reason that God must choose, or elect, whomever HE decides.
– Pastor Paul Mahan
The more faithful the Lord is to bless us, the more prone we are to take His favor for granted. I pray that He will not need to take away any of His mercies from us, in order to remind us from whence they come.
- Pastor Chris Cunningham