September 7, 2014
Sundays 7:00 am Channel 27 WKYT
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
Hark! Now the Gospel trumpet sounds
Christ and free grace therein abounds
Free grace to all who sinners be
And if free grace, why not for me?
The blood of Christ, how sweet it sounds
To cleanse and heal the guilty wounds
The streams thereof are rich and free
And why, my soul, why not for me?
Our Lord came down the poor to bless
To clothe them with His righteousness
That robe is spotless, full, and free
And why, my soul, why not for me?
Eternal life by Christ is given
And ruined sinners raised to heaven
They sing of grace so rich and free
And say, my friend, why not for thee?
We rejoice with Tom Fitzpatrick and Rebecca Singleton who will confess Christ in Believer’s Baptism this evening.
We will have a Bible Conference December 5th – 7th.
4th – Bob Covert 8th – Kyle Virgin 9th – Todd Nibert
Sunday AM- *Jessica C., Lauren H., Jennifer D., Tammy D.
PM- Sharon V., Megan D. Wed. – Susan S., Allison V.
“He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.” - Proverbs 28:13
When John baptized, it was said of them who were baptized of him that “They were all baptized of him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins” (Mark 1:5). That certainly does not mean that before they were baptized they made a public confession before men of individual sins they had committed. In the act of baptism they were publicly confessing that they were so sinful that the whole of their salvation had to be completely outside of self. In baptism, I confess my whole salvation was accomplished by the life, death, and resurrection of Christ, and I renounce salvation by works in any form!
The promotion of free-will is nothing more than mutiny against God’s will. If I have a free will, my will is free from God’s will. Thank God there is no such thing as free will. If man did have a free will, then the will of God could be thwarted. But thank God that is not the case.
A HYPOCRITE’S RELIGION
A hypocrite never embraces a whole Christ. He can never take up his full and everlasting rest, satisfaction, and content in the person of Christ, in the merits of Christ, in the enjoyment of Christ alone. No hypocrite did ever long and mourn after the enjoyment of Christ, as the best thing in all the world. No hypocrite did ever prize Christ for a Sanctifier as well as a Savior. No hypocrite did ever look upon Christ, or long for Christ to deliver him from the power of his sins, as much or as well as to deliver him from the wrath to come. No hypocrite can really love the person of Christ, or take satisfaction in the person of Christ. – Thomas Brooks
Please take the following words of wisdom to heart: One reason why the church of Christ at this present moment has so little influence over the world is because the world has so much influence over the church. Your duty as a Christian is to stand fast in your place and stand out for God, hating even the garment spotted by the flesh, resolving like one of another time, “Let others do as they will; as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” - Pastor Scott Richardson
COMING TO CHRIST
As long as I am told that I must come to God, and that I can come, I am left to suppose that some good thing, or some power of good remains in me. I arrogate myself that which belongs to Jehovah. The creature is exalted, and God is robbed of His glory. If, on the other hand, I am told I cannot come to God, but not also that I must come, I am left to rest contented at a distance from God, I am not responsible for my rebellion, and God Jehovah is not my God. But if we preach that sinners cannot come, and yet must come, then is the honour of God vindicated, and the sinner is shut up. Man must be shut up that he must come to Christ, or he will look to another, where there is no other to whom he may come. He must be told that he cannot come, or he will look to himself. This is the gospel vice, to shut men up to faith. Some grasp at one limb of the vice and some at the other, leaving the sinner open – but when a man is shut up that he must and he cannot, he is shut up to the faith – shut up to the faith, and then would be shut up in the faith. God is declared to be Jehovah, and the sinner is made willing to be saved by Him, in His own way, as sovereign in His grace.
- Professor Duncan - 1844
THE WORLD – THE GOSPEL
The world bears the Gospel a grudge because the Gospel condemns the religious wisdom of the world. Jealous for its own religious views, the world in turn charges the Gospel with being a subversive and licentious doctrine, offensive to God and man, a doctrine to be persecuted as the worst plague on earth. As a result we have this paradoxical situation: The Gospel supplies the world with the salvation of Jesus Christ, peace of conscience, and every blessing. Just for that the world abhors the Gospel.
- Martin Luther