March 29, 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
Come, let us join our grateful songs
With angels ‘round the Throne
Ten thousand thousands are their tongues
But all their joys are one.
Worthy the Lamb that died, they cry
To be exalted thus
Worthy the Lamb, our lips reply
For He has died for us.
Jesus is worthy to receive
Honor and pow’r divine
And glory more than we can give
Be, Lord, forever Thine.
The whole creation join in one
To bless that holy name
Of Him who sits upon the Throne
And to adore the Lamb.
(Tune: “Am I a Soldier of the Cross?” p. 414)
WE WILL HAVE A CHURCH DINNER APRIL 19TH
30th – Sherri Morris 3rd – Mariesha Watters 4th – Anthony Rawlins
Sunday AM - *Jaime, Rachel W., Cami, Emma S. PM – Jessica E., Maybelle Wed. – Billie
“Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.” - Proverbs 27:6
While we love God’s law, there are also things we recognize about it. The writer to the Hebrews spoke of the weakness and unprofitableness of it (Hebrews 7:18). It is Utterly powerless to give us life and without the ability to enable us to obey. He said it made nothing perfect (Heb. 7:14), and its priests were men with infirmities, who could really do us no good (Heb. 7:28). It was not faultless because it could not save (Heb. 8:7). It waxed old, and was ready to vanish away…signifying the abolition of it (Heb. 8:13). When Paul contrasted the law with the Gospel He said it had no glory in comparison to the glory that excelleth (II Cor. 3:10). The only way we can see the law in its proper light is by seeing what it cannot do. It can expose sin and it can condemn, but there is nothing else it can do. Every aspect of salvation is by grace. He has been taught by God who has learned to discern the difference between law and grace.
GRACE IN ACTION
God’s grace saves. That means more than deliverance from hell – although that is a great blessing. There are many things grace does. Among those things are how it affects our view of ourselves and how it affects our view of others. Grace humbles us in our view of self. When you believe grace you really believe you are the chief of sinners. And grace makes us esteem others as better then ourselves, and grace causes us to forgive others. If we are around each other for any time at all, we are going to need other’s forgiveness. “Be ye kind, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:32). When a man cannot truly forgive from his heart, he has never experienced the grace of God.
HAVE MERCY ON ME
Here is a prayer that God never says no to... “Have mercy upon me.” Whenever someone asks for mercy, they are acknowledging their guilt before God, they are acknowledging His sovereign right to give it or withhold it as He sees fit, and they are pleading their need of mercy. Everybody who truly pleads for mercy will have it. If you say, “I asked the Lord for mercy and He did not give it to me,” then you really never asked for mercy. You may have used the word “mercy”, but that is not what you meant. Because if you meant what the Bible means by mercy, you would have it! The Lord did say, “Him that cometh to Me, I will in no wise cast out.” If you are not received in mercy by Him, it is because you never came to Him for mercy in the first place! Remember, “He delighteth in mercy.”
THE JESUS MEN DO NOT HATE
When Christ walked upon this earth, men hated Him. Does not the cross speak loudly of how men hated the Christ? But there is a Jesus men do not hate. It is the Jesus that men believe they can control. The one whose will can be thwarted by our will. The one whom men can accept or reject. The one who cannot save unless we of our own free will allow Him to save us. Nobody hates a Jesus they can control. The problem is - that Jesus is an idol invented by men to take the place of the Lord Jesus Christ that they hate. He is the One who has sovereign control over all. The One over whom men have no control. The Lord Jesus Christ, in whose hand all men are. The One who can accept or reject us. This Jesus men hate because they see no safety in salvation being in His hands. But in reality, the only place of safety is in the hands of the sovereign Christ.
SHOULD I MAKE MY CHILDREN GO TO CHURCH?
In response to that let me ask, “Should you make your children go to school?” Of course you should! Because it is important to their future happiness for them to get an education. We do not let them miss school without a good reason. We don’t allow them to stay home for fear that forcing them to go to school will make them hate knowledge when they are grown. We do not allow such things as sporting activities, sleep-overs, jobs, or laziness to cause them to miss school regularly. Why? We count their attendance important for the good it will do them.
How important to you is it that they learn the way of eternal life? Is it as important as them learning the ABC’s? Is their eternal happiness as important to you as the “this-life” happiness? I know it is. Then act like it is and lovingly bring your children to church regularly so that they may hear of Christ. - Joe Terrell
Don’t worry about originality, brethren; our REDEEMER never claimed it. He said, “The words that I speak are not mine, but His that sent me.” The HOLY SPIRIT did not claim originality; for it is written, “He shall not speak of Himself, but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak.” In fact, the only original thinker in the Bible is SATAN, of whom it is written, “When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own; for he is a liar and the father of it” (John 8:44). – Charles Spurgeon