July 26, 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
Glory to God the Father’s name
Who, from our sinful race
Chose out His people to proclaim
The glory of His grace.
Glory to God the Son be paid
Who dwelt in human clay
And, to redeem us from the dead
Gave His own life away.
Glory to God the Spirit give
From whose Almighty power
Our souls their heavenly birth derive
O bless the happy hour.
Glory to God that reigns above
Th’ eternal Three in One
Who by the wonders of His love
Has made His nature known.
God’s mercy is forever sure
Eternal is His name
As long as life and speech endure
My tongue this truth proclaim.
(Tune: “O For A Thousand Tongues” p. 46)
26th – James Lynn 26th – Joe McSherry 27th – Kelli Proffitt
1st – Courtenay Howard 1st – Lilyana Scifres
Sunday AM - *Megan D., Cami, Debbie W., Elizabeth V. PM – Audrey Grace, Allison V.
Wed. – Carla B.
“He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.” - Proverbs 20:19
IN TRUTH AND LOVE
These are the two words that characterize genuine faith. An embracing of the Truth and a faith that works by love. Paul spoke in Titus 1:1 of the faith of God’s elect, the acknowledging of the Truth, which is after godliness and he spake in Galatians 6:5 of faith which worketh by love. Faith bows to and receives all of God’s Truth. A faith that fails to receive all of the Truth is not the faith of God’s elect. This faith is not the bare assent to declaring a doctrine to be true. You love the Truth because you love the One of whom the Truth speaks. Faith is energized by love to Christ and His people. If love and Truth are not there, it is not saving faith.
Someone once asked Walter Groover, Missionary to Yucatan, Mexico, if he was happy. His reply was, “What does that have to do with anything?” We should not try to be happy. We should try to do what is right. If we are seeking happiness, we will make ourselves and others miserable. If we are seeking to do what is right, we will make ourselves and others happy.
I do not believe in a redemption which did not redeem, nor in an atonement which did not atone; but I do believe in Him who died in vain for none, but will effectually save His own church and His own sheep for whom He laid down His life. To Him we will all render praise, for He was slain, and He has redeemed us unto God by His blood out of every kindred and people and nation. - C. H. Spurgeon
BALAAM’S ASS SPOKE THE TRUTH BUT HE WAS STILL AN ASS!
I assume that you are Calvinistic in creed, fundamental in faith, and moral in manners or you would not be identified with this people. But has the grace you profess made you gracious? Has the love of God you claim made you a loving, tender, and kind person? Has the forgiveness of your sins taught you how to forgive? Has your friendship with “THAT GREAT FRIEND” taught you how to be a true and loyal friend? Having received the heavenly gifts freely from God’s merciful hand, have you learned to give to others freely and generously? You have studied the person and work of Jesus Christ, but HAVE YOU LEARNED CHRIST? The only true evidence that you or anyone else has of the fact that you know Christ and have truly been with Christ, is that you demonstrate in attitude and action the ways and will of Christ. Is this not what Paul is saying in I Corinthians 13? One may have the orthodoxy and knowledge, and gifts of religion; but if he does not have LOVE, he is NOTHING! Don’t just tell men about the grace of God; show them what His grace has done for you. Don’t just preach the love of God; demonstrate it! My friends, a contentious, unloving, ungracious person is a stranger to the grace of God; for the grace of God makes men and women gracious and loving in all areas. “By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Balaam’s ass spoke the truth, but he was STILL AN ASS! SPEAKING the truth does not necessarily change one - LEARNING THE TRUTH DOES! - Henry Mahan
THE GRACE OF GOD
People talk of grace as if it were something they could use, and not a influence having power over them. Grace is something, not which I improve, but which improves me, employs me, works in me. Let people talk as they will about universal grace. It is all nonsense; there is no such thing, nor can there be. They may talk correctly about universal blessing, because we see that the natural gifts of God are scattered everywhere, more or less; and men may receive them or reject them.
It is not so, however, with grace. Men cannot take the grace of God and employ it in turning themselves from darkness to light. The light does not come to the darkness and say, “Use me to be restored to life.” The spiritual influence does not come to the dry bones and say, “Use this power to clothe yourselves with flesh”, but it clothes them with flesh and the work is done. Grace is a thing which comes and exercise an influence on us.
The sovereign will of God alone
Creates us heirs of grace
Born in the image of His Son
A new created race. – Charles Spurgeon