August 30, 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.
Join every tongue to sing
The mercies of the Lord
The love of Christ our King
Let every heart record
He saved us from the wrath of God
And paid our ransom with His blood. (Repeat)
What wondrous grace was this!
We sinned, and Jesus died
He wrought the righteousness
And we were justified
We ran the score to lengths extreme
And all the debt was charged on Him. (Repeat)
A monument of grace
A sinner saved by blood
The streams of love I trace
Up to the fountain, God
And in His wondrous mercy see
Eternal thoughts of love to me. (Repeat)
(Tune: “Arise, My Soul, Arise”)
The Danville Bible Conference is this weekend – Sept. 4-6
We will observe the Lord’s Table this evening.
We rejoice with Laura Peterson who will confess Christ in Believer’s Baptism this evening.
30th – Abigail Holthaus 31st – Eva Hicks 1st – Wanda Frye
4th – Bob Covert 5th- Shari Greenleaf
Nursery Schedule (30th)
AM - *Debbie W. Shari, Peggy Elizabeth V. PM - Sharon V., Molly
“He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.” - Proverbs 17:15
THE LORD’S DAY
Sunday is the first day of the week. It is the day the Lord rose from the dead. It is the day the New Testament saints met together for public worship. John called it in Revelation 1:10, “The Lord’s day”. There is a reason it is called the Lord’s day. It is not a Sabbath day with inflexible rules, but meeting with the church to hear the Gospel and having fellowship with other believers. That should be the primary focus of the day. When it is not, there is a serious problem that may be the beginning of a further decline. “Let us consider one another to provoke unto love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together as the manner of some is, but exhorting one another and so much the more as you see the day approaching.”
If Christ did die for the sins of all men without exception, and some are saved and some are lost, then I better have a better plea on judgment day then Christ died for me. Under that belief system, Christ could die for me and I could go to hell anyway. Thank God the Bible does not teach such foolishness. All that Christ died for must be saved. My only hope of salvation is that Christ died for me. When Paul asked the question, “Who is he that condemneth?” I love the singularity of the answer, “It is Christ that died” (Romans 8:34). “I need no other argument…I need no other plea…It is enough that Jesus died…and that He died for me.”
In Romans 10:8-10, the heart and the mouth is mentioned in all three verses. What is believed in the heart will come out in the speech. “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” If my words are contrary to the Gospel, my heart is contrary to the Gospel. If my heart loves the Gospel, my speech and confession will be consistent with the Gospel.
Since God is pleased by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe, should we not be continually urging our lost loved ones to come to hear the Gospel? May God be pleased to open doors for us to go to this dying world and compel men and women to come in. – David Eddmenson
SOVEREINGTY BELONGS TO GOD
The sovereignty of God is absolute. To acknowledge this truth is at once to acknowledge that God has foreordained whatsoever comes to pass; that nothing else can come to pass; that predestination is a fact; that God does rule in the kingdoms of men; that all human ties, bonds and relationships are divinely appointed and formed; that salvation rests solely, fully and only in God’s election; that salvation is by God’s grace and His grace alone; and that no part of man’s salvation is of himself either in origin or execution. Where men get the idea that man’s will is the all-determining factor or moving cause of his salvation is hard to see. Certainly they do not get it from the Bible
- Scott Richardson
“God forbid that I should glory, saved in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.”
The cross of the Lord is a wondrous mystery. It is a token of shame but the believer’s glory. It is an instrument of death but the source of life to millions. It is the symbol of Divine curse, but the means of God’s grace. It was instigated by man’s hatred of God, but has worked a love for God in the heart of many a man. It bears the insignia of failure, but is in truth, the greatest achievement of the Lord Jesus. It was designed to put an end to the Lord’s message, but became the very essence of all that the Lord preached. It is a mass of contradictions to the natural mind, but is pure simplicity to the people of God. - Joe Terrell
The unsoundness of a vessel is not seen when it is empty, but when it is filled with water, then we shall see whether it will leak or not. It is in our prosperity that we are tested. Men are not fully discovered of themselves till they are tried by the fullness of success. Praise finds out the crack of pride, wealth reveals the flaw of selfishness; and learning discovers the lack of unbelief. David’s (troublesome) sin was little seen in the tracks of the wild goats, but it became conspicuous upon the terraces of his palace. Success is the crucible of character. Hence, the prosperity which some welcome as an unmixed favor, may far more rightly be regarded as an intense form of test. O, Lord, preserve us when we are full as much as when we are empty!
- Thomas Manton