June 7, 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 sing the song of songs
The glory which to Christ belongs
The hosts of Heav’n began the strain
“Worthy the Lamb, for He was slain.”

Slain to redeem us by His blood
And makes us kings and priest to God
To cleanse from ev’ry sinful stain
“Worthy the Lamb, for He was slain.”

Among a thousand hearts and songs
His sacred name fills all our tongues
All pow’r in Heav’n and earth proclaim
“Worthy the Lamb, for He was slain.”

Long as I live and when I die
This song of songs shall be my cry
And while in Heav’n with Him I reign
“Worthy the Lamb, for He was slain.”

(Tune: “Doxology”)

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VBS JUNE 16-18 - Sign up in foyer if you plan to attend or can help.

The Lantana Grace Bible Conference, Crossville TN will be June 19-21.

Birthdays
8th – Matthew Greenleaf 9th – Linda Ferrell 9th – Amie Steeves
9th – Sarin Warta 12th – Rick Williams 13th – Matt Vincent

Nursery Schedule
AM - *Jessica C., Shari, Faith, Aubrey PM – Kim D., Julie R. Wed. – Sarah L., Allison


“Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.” - Proverbs 26:27


WILL YE ALSO GO AWAY?
This was the question posed by the Lord to His disciples. He preached a message that had this end, “From that time many of His disciples went back, and walked no more with Him” (John 6:66). As the Lord watched them leave, He said, “Will ye also go away?” The idea is departing without noise or notice. If you desire to leave, here is your opportunity. I love Peter’s reply, “Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life.” These words that made the crowd leave Him were the very words Peter had to have. If you can leave, you will. The Lord will have no unwilling disciples. If you wish to leave, you should. But to the believer, leaving is unthinkable. There is nowhere else to go. The words the crowd viewed as “hard sayings” are nothing less than “Words of Spirit and Life” (John 6:63).



“Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt
bountifully with thee.” - Psalm 116:7
The day-to-day life of believers is much like that of unbelievers. Believers are not immune from the pressures of this life so it is very easy to lose sight of our place of rest as we are rushing about with our lives. How blessed it is to gather like this each Sunday and be reminded of Him Who is our rest. We do not gather to fight battles, but to rejoice in Him Who already WON the battle. We do not gather in order to perform some act of righteousness hoping to improve our eternal blessedness, but to praise Him Who IS our righteousness. We do not gather to make atonement, but to be reminded of Him who ALREADY made atonement for us by the offering up of Himself, once for all. Let us return to our rest, calling to mind how bountifully the Lord has dealt with us. Do you lack any good thing today? God has dealt bountifully with us in all things needful for this life and the life to come – praise His name. In Christ and through the knowledge of Him we have everything we need. Moreover, God’s bounty to us is revealed in what He withholds from us: For there is therefore, now, NO CONDEMNATION … that is exactly how much condemnation I want – none! And that is exactly how much God has given me. So, return unto thy rest, O my soul!
- Joe Terrell


The world did not see Christ in Christ and did not see holiness in the Holy One, but crucified Him as a vile and wicked man. Don’t ever imagine that the world will see Christ or holiness in you. – Don Fortner

 

THE SIMPLICITY THAT IS IN CHRIST
In his second letter to the Corinthians, Paul said, “I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ” (II Corinthians 11:3).
There is a wonderful simplicity in public worship, which, by the grace of God, we must maintain at all costs. The primary purpose of gathering in the Name and Presence of God is the preaching of “Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” This serves two chief ends: (1) It promotes the worship of God in Spirit and in Truth. (2) The salvation and edification of God’s elect.
(1) ANY ACTIVITY which detracts from this solemn purpose of the church is destructive of this simplicity.
(2) ANY THING which draws attention to the worshipper is destructive of this simplicity, such as: rituals, ceremonies, pretty robes, bright gowns, etc.
There is no magic in the preaching of the Gospel of God’s free saving grace in Christ Jesus, but it is God-ordained, God-honored and indispensable. It is primary, paramount, A MUST!
- Maurice Montgomery



Thomas Manton was asked to preach before the Lord Mayor and aldermen. He delivered a sermon that was notable for its display of learning, but lacking in the doctrines of grace. As he left the building, a shabby man seized him by the sleeve of his preaching robe and said, “Sir, I came hoping to get some good for my soul, but I could understand very little of what you said.” Manton looked at the ragged man for a moment and then said, “My friend, it was not I who gave you a sermon. You have given me one; and with the help of the Living God I shall never be so great a fool again.”