October 19, 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
Look upon me, Lord, I pray Thee
Let Thy spirit dwell in mine
Thou hast sought me, Thou has bought me
Take my heart and make it Thine
Nought I ask for, nought I stirve for
But Thy grace so rich and free
This Thou givest by the Saviour
He hath all things who hath Thee.
Precious is the name of Jesus
Who can half its worth unfold
Far beyond angelic praises
Sweetly sung to harps of gold
Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
Pilgrim through this barren land
I am weak, but Thou art mighty
Hold me with thy powerful hand.
(Tune: “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” p. 354)
We will have a Bible Conference December 5th – 7th. Speakers are: Donnie Bell, Clay Curtis, Greg Elmquist, Don Fortner, Paul Mahan, David Pledger, Rupert Rivenbark, and Joe Terrell. I pray the Lord will bless this meeting. This is quite an expense so give as you are able to cover the costs.
College Grove Grace Church Bible Conference October 24th – 26th
Millsite Baptist Church Bible Conference October 24th – 26th
22nd – Samuel Kincer 24th – Carla Bryan 25th – Norman Frye
Sunday AM - *Jessica E., Jaime, Haley, Kim PM – Sarah L., Cami
Wed. – Billie, Allison V.
“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” - Proverbs 19:24
The Philistines had 30,000 chariots, 6,000 horsemen, and “People as the sand which is on the sea shore in multitude encamped against Israel.” The army of Israel was reduced to 600 men. Jonathan and his armor bearer left the camp of the 600 without telling anybody. He said to his armor bearer, “Come and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that the Lord will work for us: for there is no restraint to the Lord to save by many or few” (I Samuel 14:6). These two men were willing to take on the whole Philistine army, because they had such a high and exalted view of God. They really believed, “If God be for us, who can be against us.” It is faith in a great God that causes men to do humanly impossible things. As Daniel said, “The people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” (Daniel 11:32).
CAN YOU HAVE FAITH AND UNBLIEF AT THE SAME TIME?
“Lord, I believe, help thou mine unbelief.” Is this a contradiction? Can you have faith and unbelief at the same time? Absolutely! As a matter of fact, wherever you have real faith, you will always have unbelief right alongside of it. Why is that? Because we still have an evil nature. That evil nature does not believe. That evil nature cannot believe! It is the new nature that believes. If we only have one nature, faith and unbelief at the same time would be impossible. But because every believer has two distinct natures, called by our Lord the flesh and the spirit, our cry is continually, “Lord, I believe, help Thou mine unbelief.”
“He is our peace” (Ephesians 2:14). Not our works, faith, repentance, evidences, or experience – He Himself is our peace. Because He is our peace, we have peace with God. He is at peace with us through Christ, as we are at peace with Him. Because He is our peace we have peace with one another. We are not in competition. Because He is our peace, we have peace within our hearts. If He really is our peace (and He is!), there is no reason for not having peace. “He is our peace” to all who can find peace no where else!
“WHAT DOEST THOU HERE?”
Can you imagine a person entering heaven without a new heart, without a love for Christ, unable to give Christ all glory and preeminence? He comes within the gates and hears a song of praise, “Worthy is the Lamb”, but he cannot join the song, for he knows not the tune, nor the Lamb. He sees a throne and on it One who is glorious beyond words; but it is CHRIST, whom on earth he refused to worship and acknowledge as the King of kings and Lord of lords. He sees a host of angels and an innumerable company of saints, all rejoicing in the grace and mercy of the Beloved and glad to HONOR THE SON. He stands motionless, silent and still, for he knows not the Son, nor His glory! His dark, dirty rags of vain self-righteousness appear even darker before their white robes. There are no palms of victory in his hand, nor crown of righteousness on his head; and he hears a voice louder than ten thousand thunders, “What doest thou here? How camest thou hither not having a wedding garment?” Speechless, they cast him away!
- Pastor Henry Mahan
“And be found in Him” – Philippians 3:9
Two small words “in Him”, two small words which in and of themselves are insignificant. One is a common preposition and the other is a personal pronoun. Yet these two words are full of grace and truth. In these two words are found the very essence of the Gospel. Why? Because the person the pronoun refers to is the Lord Jesus Christ, the God man, the Savior of sinners. And the simple preposition describes the glorious position and relationship of every believer as being in Christ. God “Chose us in Him” (Eph. 1:4); we are “Justified” in Him (I Cor. 6:11); we are “The righteousness of God” in Him (II Cor. 5:21); in Him is “Forgiveness of sins” (Eph 1:7); in Him we are sanctified and redeemed (I Cor. 1:30); in Him is “Peace with God” (Rom. 5:10); in Him we have “Died to sin” (Rom. 6:2); in Him we are “Alive to God” (Rom. 6:11); in Him we have assurance of faith (I John 2:5); in Him “The love of God is perfected” in all those who believe (I John 2:5); and in Him we have “Obtained an inheritance” of eternal riches. Truly, the Lord Christ is everything and all those who are in Him by faith are those who receive and inherit all the great and precious promises given in Christ Jesus. – Missionary Lance Hellar