February 15, 2015
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
Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness
My beauty are, my glorious dress
Midst flaming worlds, in these arrayed
With joy shall I lift up my head.
Bold shall I stand in that great day
For who aught to my charge shall lay?
Fully absolved through Thee, I am
From sin and fear, from guilt and shame.
This spotless robe the same appears
When ruined nature sinks in years
No age can change its glorious hue
This robe of Christ is ever new.
When from the dust of death I rise
To dwell with glory in the skies
E’en then shal this be all my plea
Christ Jesus lived and died for me.
15th – Amber Dufour 16th – Andrea Vincent
20th – Megan Harries 21st – Tim Daniel
Sunday AM - *Jessica S., Jaime, Rebekah V., Haley PM – Carla, Michelle
Wednesday – Billie
“Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.” - Proverbs 16:22
THE OFFENCE OF THE CROSS CEASED
“And I brethren, if I yet preached circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? Then is the offence of the cross ceased.” - Galatians 5:11
The preaching of circumcision represents adding to or subtracting from Christ alone as all in salvation. It is adding a work to His work, or leaving out some part of the Gospel so as not to offend. It is giving someone hope whose hope is not the one hope of the Gospel. Paul says if he preached circumcision, no one would really be offended by his message and he would not be being persecuted. The offence of the cross would be ceased. When that happens, the message has been vacated. No spiritual births take place. However, Paul was being persecuted constantly and ended up being executed for what He was preaching. I fear preaching or believing in such a way that would cause the offence of the cross to cease.
“Woe unto you when all men shall speak well of you! For so did their fathers to the false prophets.” (Luke 6:26)
“LORD, I BELIEVE”
Exercising simple faith on the bare Word of Him who has given me, the sure record respecting His crucified, dead, buried, risen Son, I see myself crucified, dead, buried, risen with Him. Though seeing in myself the chief of sinners, I know and believe that there is no condemnation for me. Conscious of foolishness and ignorance, I know and believe that I am wise in Christ. Sensible of hourly defilement all over, I am persuaded that there is no spot in me. I see sin covering the earth and Satan exercising dominion, but yet I do not believe in the supremacy of sin, and I know that Jehovah reigns. I see no visible Christ, no cross, a throne, a Holy Spirit, and that these are the most real of all things. I see the sickness, the death bed, the coffin, the grave of the saint; and yet I believe not in his sickness, but in his health; not in his death, but in his life, not in corruption, but in incorruption; not in mortality, but in immortality; not in the grave, but in the resurrection. Thus what I see I do not believe; nay, I believe in the contrary of what I see. – Horatius Bonar
The Lord Jesus said, “I go to prepare a place for you.” His first stop was at the cross, where He made full atonement for our sins; then at the grave where He buried them from God’s sight; then at the resurrection where He manifested God’s satisfaction; then to the throne where He rules over all as King and challenges any creature, man or devil to “Lay any charge to God’s elect.” Therefore sinner, the vital preparation is to Believe. Believe and you shall be saved! - Pastor Terry Worthan
A local church is a body of brothers and sisters in Christ. We are one family. One life is ours, one love is ours, and one objective (to know more of and to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and to be found in His righteousness) is ours. This is the comfort and strength of all, that we are all one with Christ in God’s sight. We cannot properly minister the Gospel of Christ without each other. One cannot say, “My presence or absence will not be noticed because I don’t preach, teach, pray publicly nor lead the singing.” Your presence in the house of God to worship Him is both desired and much needed. You are a comfort and encouragement to other brethren. Another cannot say, “My gift will not be missed because I cannot give as much as some.” All of God’s people should give whenever and whatever they can give as the Lord blesses them. No gift is too small. What may seem small is great for the cause of Christ. The point is this: We are a family, a body, and the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you.” All brethren are equally loved of God and equally needed by one another.
- Pastor Henry Mahan
The phrase “And it came to pass” as far as I can find, is one of, it not the most used phrase in all the Bible. Over 1680 times we find these words written on the pages of Holy Scripture. Every time we hear or read the words, “And it came to pass”, may we be reminded that God has, is, and will always cause all things to come to pass by His own sovereign purpose, providence, and predestinating power, and after the counsel of His own will (Ephesians 1:11). God can cause “All things to work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose” simply because He controls all things (Romans 8:28). David wrote, “But our God is in the heavens: He hath done whatsoever He hath pleased” (Psalm 115:3). The next time you read “And it came to pass” in the Scriptures, or the next time something “Comes to pass” in your life, remember WHY it came to pass and never forget WHO caused it to come to pass.
- Pastor David Eddmenson
A man cannot be thoroughly humbled till he realizes that his salvation is utterly beyond his own powers, counsels, efforts, will and works, and depends absolutely on the will, counsel, pleasure and work of another – God alone. – Martin Luther