August 9, 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
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say
It is well, it is well, with my soul.
Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come
Let this blest assurance control
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, Oh my soul!
For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live
If Jordan above me shall roll
No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.
But, Lord, ‘tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait
The sky, not the grave, is our goal
Oh trump of the angel! Oh voice of the Lord!
Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul!
And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend
Even so, it is well with my soul.
(Refrain after last verse only: It is well, With my Soul, It is well, It is well, With my soul)
10th – Eric Wilson 13th – Megan Davis 13th – Sarah Ferrell
15th – Jan Carver 15th – Delphus Grubb 15th – Anna Grace Meek
AM – *Jessica E., Cami, Jennifer D. PM – Melanie Wed. – Carla
“The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.” - Proverbs 26:13
THOUGHTS ON JUDGING OTHERS
When the Lord said, “Judge not that ye be not judged”, He does not mean if we judge someone God will judge us and send us to Hell. If that were the case no one would go to Heaven. Nor does it mean we are to be morally ambivalent. There is right and there is wrong. But when we judge somebody we are assuming moral superiority. The Lord has one thing to say regarding our judging, “Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye…. thou hypocrite” (Matt. 7:3-5). When we judge someone, they will judge us in a critical manner and magnify every fault. So what should we do? “Let us not judge one another any more.” All of our judgments are not accurate anyway. We do not have the information to form an accurate judgment. There is only one person we are fully allowed to judge. “For if we should judge ourselves, we should not be judged.” (I Cor. 11:31).
IN THE WORLD
While the religious world is up in arms over recent government policies and Supreme Court decisions, let us remember two things. First, the “Chief of all sinners” has no high ground from which to look down. The publican can never say, “God I thank thee that I am not like other men”. If we expect sinners to hear the Gospel they must hear it from a fellow sinner. Believers must never present themselves with a hint of moral superiority if we want to be heard. Second, “There is no power but of God, the powers that be are ordained of God” (Rom 13:1). One would have to read extra-biblical history to find out about the atrocities committed by the Roman authorities during the first century. And, if you did, you would discover a culture that makes twentieth-first century America look morally superior. Why did Paul, or any other New Testament writers, never mention it? Because the Kingdom of God is not of this world. The real problem with our society and every other society is not to be blamed on the politicians, or the educators, or any other worldly institution. Our surprise ought to be that the Lord restrains them from going farther than they do. The real problem lies squarely in the pulpits. Oh, that God would be pleased to raise up laborers to the harvest. That the Gospel of His free grace in Christ would be preached with clarity, conviction, and compassion from sinners to a dying world of sinners. - Greg Elmquist
The sovereignty of God may be defined as the exercise of His supremacy. Being infinitely elevated above the highest creature, He is the Most High, Lord of heaven and earth. Subject to none, influenced by none, absolutely independent. God does as He pleases, only as He pleases, always as He pleases. None can thwart Him, none can hinder Him. So His own Word expressly declares: “My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure” (Isaiah 46:10); “He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay His hand” (Daniel 4:35). Divine sovereignty means that God is God in fact, as well as in name, that He is on the Throne of the universe, directing all things, working all things “After the counsel of His own will” (Ephesians 1:11).
- A. W. Pink
WE ARE WHAT WE ARE
We are not desirous of honor, esteem and applause from men, for we are what we are by the grace of God. God can take away what we have as easily as He gave it. We do not despise and provoke one another with our piety; nor do we want to appear wiser, richer in grace, nor more gifted than others; for we are less than the least of the saints. Nor do we envy the gifts, abilities, or grace of another. God will enlighten us, equip us, and bless us as He sees fit to use us. - Henry Mahan
ALL OF GRACE
In heaven’s glory we shall forever adore and praise our great God for the wondrous mystery of His grace, by which we are saved. Everything in the great work of salvation sets forth the splendor of the grace of the Most High God. What do we see in election, predestination, redemption, regeneration and preservation, but His grace? The whole work of salvation displays God’s rich, free, almighty, irresistible, sovereign, saving grace in Christ. In salvation, as well as in creation, all things are of God, all things are by God and all things are for God. He works all our works in us, and in Him alone all praise must be forever! - Maurice Montgomery