March 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
Revive Thy Work, O Lord
Thy mighty arm make bare
Speak with the voice that wakes the dead
And make Thy people hear.

Revive Thy Work, O Lord
Create soul-thirst for Thee
And hungering for the Bread of Life
Oh may our spirits be.

Revive Thy Work, O Lord
Exalt Thy precious Name
And by Thy Holy Ghost Divine
Our love for Thee enflame.

Revive Thy Work, O Lord
And give refreshing showers
The glory shall be Thine alone
The blessings, Lord, be ours.

(Tune: “Blest be the Tie” p. 187)

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We rejoice with Michael Mohr who will confess Christ in Believers Baptism at the close of the service this morning.

All Ladies are invited to a baby shower for Amy (Daniel) Ferrell this Saturday morning at 10:00. Invitations and sign-up sheet are in foyer.


Birthdays
16th – Jacob Davis 19th – Rachel Daniel 21st – Doris Daniel


Nursery Schedule
Sunday AM - *Jessica S., Shari, Shirley, Julie R. PM – Sarah L., Haley Wed. – Elizabeth

 


“A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.” - Proverbs 19:5



CALVINISM
John Calvin would strongly object to his name being attached to the Truth from Scriptures that declare “Salvation is of the Lord.” The total depravity of man, the unconditional election of the saved before time began, the successful and particular redemption of the Savior in behalf of the elect, the irresistible and invincible work of God the Holy Spirit in regeneration, and the perseverance and preservation of those the Father elected, the Son redeemed, and the Holy Spirit regenerated is the doctrine of Holy Scripture. The Lord Jesus preached what would be called the five points of Calvinism clearly in His message in John 6. This is the message that caused many of His disciples to go back and walk no more with Him. No disrespect to John Calvin, but this is not Calvinism. This is the Doctrine of Christ. This is the teaching of the Word. This is the Good News of Jesus Christ the Lord!




A BLESSING TODAY
“Ask and ye shall receive…open thy mouth and I will fill it”
This day will be a good day for all who can say from the heart, “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go unto the house of the Lord.” The Gospel will be good news indeed to those who need to hear it. To those who ask the Lord for a blessing from the preached Word, will most definitely receive a blessing today. All who hunger and thirst after righteousness will go away full today. All who have a need of healing will have the Balm of Gilead applied to their sin-sick soul today. Yes, we have God’s promise on it. May the Lord grant that there be two or three gathered together in HIS NAME, for most assuredly the Lord Himself will be with us today.
O the wonder, the glory and beauty of God’s Word! It’s beyond our ability to fully understand and appreciate it. But we marvel at what we do understand, don’t we? God uses may things to describe His Word: everyday, ordinary, yet wonderful and necessary things. He likens His Word to such things as: Light, Gold, Milk, Honey, Meat, Fire, Water, Hammer, Sword, Plough, Seed, Rain, Dew, Treasure, Net, Mirror…a Kiss! All this and more is God’s Word for His people. – Paul Mahan

 


On true doctrine rests the worship of the true and living God. From error in doctrine springs the worship of a false God. There is a tendency among many religious people to undervalue true doctrine, to exalt morality at the expense of the character of God and the teachings of our Lord, and to deny the importance of a sound creed. I do not doubt that sound creed has often covered an unsound life. But when I hear it said, “Such and such do not believe the doctrine of sovereign grace and substitution, but they love the Lord and are saved.” I wonder and ask, “What then was the Bible written for?” Is it no infallible expression of the mind of God? Is it no standard of truth? Are we to believe what appeals to us and deny the rest? God forbid! God’s Word declares the oneness of Truth and condemns EVERY DEAPRTURE FROM THE TRUTH AS A DIRECT ATTACK ON GOD HIMSELF! Do not tell me that a man’s heart is right with God when his head contains a creed of error and denies the Person and Work of the Redeemer.
- Horatius Bonar



The sovereignty of God is absolute. To acknowledge this truth is at once to acknowledge that God has foreordained whatsoever comes to pass; that nothing else can come to pass; that predestination is a fact; that God does rule in the kingdoms of men; that all human ties, bonds and relationships are divinely appointed and formed; that salvation rests solely, fully and only in God’s election, that salvation is by God’s grace and His grace alone; and that no part of man’s salvation is of himself either in origin or execution. Where men get the idea that man’s will is the all-determining factor or moving cause of his salvation is hard to see. Certainly they do not get it from the Bible
- Scott Richardson



“And there I will meet with thee…” – Exodus 25:22
When a righteous God and a ruined sinner meet on a blood-splattered platform, all is settled once and for all, settled in such a way as to perfectly honor and glorify God and eternally save the sinner. The only proper meeting place between God and man is the point where grace and righteousness meet and perfectly harmonize. Nothing but perfect righteousness could suit God, and nothing but perfect grace could suit the sinner. But where could that take place? Only in the cross. There it is that mercy and truth are met together, and there the believing sinner finds peace for the heart and conscience. - Scott Richardson