August 2, 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”)


I am preaching for the Grace Gospel Church in Apopka, Florida today and will return tomorrow evening. Don Martin will teach the Bible Study, Aaron Greenleaf will bring the message this morning and Matt Vincent the evening message. Remember these young men today.


Birthdays
4th – Brodi Proffitt 6th – Shawn Benton 6th – Kristen Hands
7th – Leti Anguiano 7th – Aaron Lepisto
7th – Lee Anne Walmsley 8th – Isaac Williams


“An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked is sin.”
- Proverbs 21:4


GOD’S LAW’S WRITTEN IN THE HEART
When God says, “I will put my laws in their mind and write them in their hearts” (Hebrews 8:10) - this is not a reference to the Ten Commandments. They are already written on the heart of everybody born into this world. Everyone knows it is wrong to dishonor your parents, murder, commit sexual sin, lie, steal, and so on.
These laws He writes on the heart are the laws of the new nature. We act according to our nature. A tiger eats meat because it is his nature. There are six laws mentioned in the New Testament that make up the laws of the new nature, given in the new birth. (1) The law of sin. (Romans 7:21,23). Only the new man understands what sin is, and he is prevented from having confidence in his flesh. (2) The law of righteousness (Roman 9:30-31). The new man can only be satisfied by perfect righteousness. He knows the only righteousness there is is the righteousness of Christ. (3) The law of faith (Romans 3:27). It is the nature of the new man to believe. The new man cannot not believe the Gospel. (4) The law of love (James 2:8). It is the nature of the new man to love God as He is and his brother as he is. (5) The law of liberty (James 2:12). The new nature cannot tolerate bondage. (6) The law of Christ (Galatians 16:1-3). We bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill it.
These things come natural to the new nature. They also need to be taught because we still have an old nature fighting against them.



One of Charles Wesley’s hymns has in it an expression something like this:
Lord, it there be a sinner in the world more needy than I am, then refuse me; if there be one more underserving than I am, then cast me away; if there be one that needs grace and mercy, pity and compassion, more than I, then pass me by. But, Lord, Thou knowest I the chief of sinners am, the vilest of the vile, the most hardened, and the most senseless, then, Lord, glorify Thyself by showing to me, to angels, and to devils, what Thy right hand can do. - Copied


One mark of the children of God is that they love one another, and they love to associate with each other. That is why we have churches. Christ’s sheep do not like to wander alone; they love company. Some professors claim to get on best by themselves. But God’s people love fellowship. “We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren.” - Milton Howard

 


THE MARK OF DISCIPLESHIP
“By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if you have love one to another” (John 13:35). This is the new commandment. “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another: as I have loved you, that ye also love one another” (John 13:34). Yes, we are to love God! Yes, we are to love His Truth! But when the Lord gives the evidence that can be seen, that will show us to be His disciples, it is our love to one another. The love that is longsuffering and kind. The love that is not envious, boastful, or conceited. The love that is not rude, self-seeking, easily offended, and keeps no records of wrongs. A love that covers in silence, is not suspicious, hopes the best, and endures all things. A love that is never reduced to inactivity (I Cor. 13:4-8).
Isn’t it beautiful that the Lord has given this as the mark of discipleship. Truly this is the more excellent way that is the greatest of these. May we make love to one another our aim!




I venture the whole of my salvation and the whole of my relationship with God Almighty on Jesus Christy and Him crucified. I cast loose entirely and completely from any other person, any other refuge, or any other hope. I do not rest partly on Christ crucified and partly on my works. In the matter of my soul’s salvation, Christ Jesus is all and in all from beginning to end. He is the Author and Finisher of my faith. With heaven before me, Christ my door, with hell beneath me, Christ my deliverer, with the law against me, Christ my righteousness, justices’ claim on me, Christ Jesus my satisfaction, with death awaiting me, but Christ to remove the sting, the grave is my destiny but Christ my victory, eternity my long home, until Jesus Christ, my glory. - J. C. Ryle