July 19, 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
Christ bears the name of all His saints
Deep on His heart engraved
Attentive to the state and wants
Of all His love has saved.
In Him a holiness complete
Light and perfection shine
And wisdom, grace, and glory meet
A Saviour all divine.
The blood, which, as a priest, He bears
For sinners is His own
The incense of his prayers and tears
Perfumes the Holy Throne.
In Him my weary soul has rest
Though I am weak and vile
I read my name upon His breast
And see the Father smile.
(Tune: “How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds” p.53)
All ladies are invited to a Bridal Shower Brunch for Michelle Grubb this Saturday the 25th at 10:00am. Invitations and sign-up in the foyer.
19th – Ida Isaacs 20th – Jonathan Carroll 23rd – James Johnson
24th – Brian DuFour 25th – Ellen Willis
Sunday AM - *Jessica S., Shari G., Lydia W., Rebekah V. PM – Faith, Sharon V.
Wed. – Aubrey
“Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.” - Proverbs 21:23
Paul said to Timothy, “Be Thou an example of the believers in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” (I Timothy 4:12)
Every believer is called on to be an example to other believers. If people followed my example would their words be consistent with the Gospel, words of humility and kindness? Would their behavior adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour? Would love to God and men be evident in their lives? Would they see poverty of spirit and the fruit of the Spirit? Would they see one who believes God? Would they see purity of motive and manners? Do not believe that our example before others is not of great importance. What we are before others indicates the reality of grace in our hearts.
Sin means missing the mark. There may be more, but I have found seven definitions of sin in the Bible. (1) “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). (2) “Sin is the transgression of the law” (I John 3:4). (3) “To him that knoweth to do good and doeth it not, to him it is sin” (James 4:17). (4) “The thought of foolishness is sin” (Proverbs 24:9). (5) “Whatsoever is not of faith is sin” (Romans 14:23). (6) “If you have respect of persons, ye commit sin” (James 2:9). (7) “A high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked is sin.”
My sin and my sins are ever before me and a torment to me. How thankful I am that the blood of Christ puts away my sin and how thankful I am that heaven will be a place where there is no sin! But even before I get there I am in a place where there is no sin. “In Him is no sin” (I John 3:5)
It is absolute helplessness and death that lays the sinner where Christ can deal with him. When he is nothing, Christ shall be everything.
- Milton Howard
Dear friends, let me tell you, once for all, that you cannot make yourselves fit for heaven, you cannot clothe yourselves with the garments of salvation, you cannot renew your own nature. Somebody says, “But, sir, you discourage people by telling them that they cannot change themselves.” That is the very thing I want to do. “Oh, but, I want to set a man working!” says one. Do you? I want to set him not working; that is to say, I want him to have done with any idea that salvation is of himself; I want him to drop that thought altogether, and just to feel that, if his salvation is to come out of himself, he has to get everything out of nothing, and that is not only difficult, but impossible. He has to get life out of his own death, to get cleanness out of the filthy ditch of his own nature, out of which it can never come. Discouragement of this sort is the very thing I always aim at in my preaching. I am afraid that there are many people who are made to believe that they are saved when they are not. My belief is that God never healed a man till he was wounded, and that he never made a man alive till he was dead. It is God’s way first to drag us down, and make us feel that we are nothing, and can do nothing, and that we are shut up to be saved by grace, that Christ must save us from beginning to end, or else we can never be saved at all. Oh, if I could but bring all my hearers, not only into a state of discouragement, but into a condition of despair about themselves, then I should know that they were on the road to a simple faith in the Lord Jesus Christ! - C. H. Spurgeon
When you become just nothing, when you have no good feelings, no good desires, or anything you can bring to Christ – when you come to Christ, not with a broken heart, but for a broken heart, then He will receive you, then you will be the kind of man that Christ came to save. – Milton Howard