May 10, 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, humble sinner, in whose breast, a thousand thoughts revolve
Come with your guilt and fear oppressed, and make this last resolve.
I’ll go to Jesus though my sin, Hath like a mountain rose
I know His courts I’ll enter in, whatever may oppose.
Prostrate I’ll lie before His throne, And there my guilt confess
I’ll tell Him I’m a wretch undone, without His sovereign grace.
Perhaps He will admit my plea, perhaps will hear my prayer
But if I perish, I will pray, and perish only there.
I can but perish if I go, I am resolved to try
For if I stay away, I know, I must forever die.
But if I die with mercy sought, when I the King have tried
This were to die, delightful thought, As never sinner died!
(Tune: “O For a Thousand Tongues” p.46)
Frank Tate, Pastor of the Hurricane Road Grace Church in Ashland will bring the message this evening.
Plan to stay after the evening service on Sunday, May 24th when we will honor our graduating High School Seniors. Bring an appetizer or dessert.
10th – Will Hacker 11th – Kate Hands 12th – Courtney Ortz
12th – Nick Martin 13th – Annie Charron 14th – Rebecca Singleton
Sunday AM - Megan D., Jennifer D., Shari G., Shirley PM- Sherri M., Emma S.
Wed. – Billie, Carla
“Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.” - Proverbs 10:12
A GOOD CHRISTIAN
A woman said to me recently of her son, “He is good Christian boy.” By that she meant that he was a good, moral boy who had not given her any trouble. That is good. And a Christian’s life should be an exemplary life! But there is a very real sense that a “good Christian” is an oxy-moron and a contradiction of terms. A Christian is one who is so sinful that nothing less than the blood of the Son of God could put away their sin. They are so evil, so morally bankrupt that they are completely dependent upon free grace. Inherent in the name Christian is a sinner needing Christ. The phrase “a good Christian” usually belies an ignorance of what is involved in being a Christian.
“What shall we then say to these things?
If God be for us, who can be against us?” - Romans 8:31
What a testimony to the sovereign power of God’s grace. Nothing can prove a hindrance to the all-powerful grace of Jehovah! If God be for a man, nothing shall stop God from saving that man. “Yes, this is true,” say some, “providing the man is willing to be saved.” What! You mean to say that a grace so powerful that the gates of hell cannot prevail against it, a love so powerful that not anything created – neither angel nor Satan, neither death nor life, neither present nor future – can withstand His determination, can, nonetheless, be halted by the stubborn will of sinful man? Such a thought is laughable on the very face of it. My will cannot so much as stop a virus from making me miserable with the flu! Shall I then stop the living God from doing anything He wants to do? It is only the puffed up arrogance of sinful man that accounts his will of any effect. Many times my foolish will has worked against my eternal soul. But God was for me and overrode my will. Even though I would not, He would: and His grace prevailed in all things (including my will) to work them together for my eternal salvation. Truly, if God be for a man, who can prevail against him? It would require prevailing against God! - Joe Terrell
Though believers are justified from all sin by Christ’s righteousness, and have all their sins pardoned through Christ’s blood, yet their sins do not hereby cease to be sins. Justification from sin by Christ’s righteousness, and pardon of sin through Christ’s blood, free them from obligation to (the) punishment due to sin, but do not destroy the nature of sin. – John Gill
“The sacrifice of Himself” – Hebrews 9:26
When the Spirit of God is pleased to enlighten our understanding our self-righteousness melts away like the morning frost before the burning rays of the sun. We become painfully aware of our sins: “O the exceeding sinfulness of sin.” “My sins are ever before me”, we cry with our fathers. What is to be done about my sins? It is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins. It is evident that no man is justified by the law. The tears of Esau would not restore his birthright. The waters of baptism left Simon Magus in the gall of bitterness. Judas’ confession that he had betrayed innocent blood only led him to suicide. The wonderful works professed in Matthew 7 were called “works of iniquity” by Christ. “How can he be clean that is born of a woman?” Here is the answer: “He (the Lord of Glory) appeared (came to earth in flesh) to put away sin (sin – past, present, future) by the sacrifice of Himself” “For Christ also hath suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Sprit.” (I Peter 3:18).
- Henry Mahan
At ALL times and before ALL people the believer’s conversation, conduct, and attitude ought to be glorifying God and in keeping with the principles of holiness and grace! Especially should we be careful and cautious in the presence of young Christians and unbelievers lest we give offense and mislead them. “Walk in WISDOM toward them that are without (non-Christians), redeeming the time (making every opportunity to point them to the Redeemer).” “Let your conversation be ALWAYS with grace, seasoned with salt” (Colossians 4:5-6). – Henry Mahan
To trust Christ Jesus alone is to depend on Him, to definitely, deliberately receive Him as Lord and Redeemer. It means to trust Christ so utterly and completely that should He fail, THERE IS NOTHING ELSE! It is not Christ and the church, Christ and baptism, Christ and my faith; it is not Christ and anything else. CHRIST IS ALL OR NOT AT ALL!
Jesus Christ is not a pasteboard king with royal titles and no authority. He sits upon His holy hill, invested with all power to capture the hearts of His subjects and to execute His threatened vengeance on His adversaries, and where He brings men under the rule of His scepter, He bestows the blessings of His Kingdom. – Milford Hall, Sr.