October 11, 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.

Revive Thy Work, O Lord
Create soul-thirst for Thee
And hung’ring for the Word of Life
O may our spirits be!

Revive Thy Work, O Lord
Exalt Thy precious Name
And by the Holy Ghost our love
For Thee and Thine inflame.

Revive Thy Work, O Lord
Give pow’r unto Thy Word
And may its pure and sacred Truth
In living faith be heard.

Revive Thy Work, O Lord
And give refreshing showers
The glory shall be all Thine own
The blessing, Lord be our.

(Tune: “I Love Thy Kingdom” p. 188)

I will be preaching at the College Grove Grace Church Bible Conference in College Grove, TN this weekend – Oct. 16th – 18th.

11th – Hunter Small 12th – Doug Hacker 13th – Jaime Greenleaf
14th – Maybelle Lynn 17th – Abigail Sullivan

“Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.” - Proverbs 10:12

There are not three more precious words. Christ is all that God is. Christ is all in the Scriptures. Christ is all in every doctrine of Scripture. Christ is all as the object of our faith. Most especially, Christ is all we have! We have nothing to plead but Christ before the Father. He who all he has is Christ, has all! He who has everything but Christ, has nothing.

When I look for evidences of salvation in my attitude and conduct, I fear that I am not saved. When I look to Christ only, I have full assurance. As soon as I think that I have assurance, it leaves. The Lord will not allow us to trust anything but Him. Christ alone! Nothing more, nothing less, and nothing else.

We are told that God loveth a cheerful giver (II Cor. 9:7), and let mercy be shown with cheerfulness (Romans 12:8). May God give us this attitude in these two most important graces.

Christ in me and me in Christ. Throw the thimble in the ocean. The thimble is in the ocean, and the ocean is in the thimble.

One of the remarkable things about growth in grace is that the more you grow, the smaller you become in your own eyes. In the first epistle Paul ever wrote, He was, “The least of the apostles.” He later wrote to the Ephesians that he was, “Less than the least of all the saints.” Shortly before his death, he wrote to Timothy, “I am the chief of sinners.”

The more we are in the presence of Him Whom our souls love, the less we can bear to be out of it. - Scott Richardson

Our Gospel, the Gospel of God, concerning His Son Jesus Christ, is manifestly unflattering to the flesh, and we have no desire to make it otherwise. We are careful not to be personally offensive to people, but the offense of the Gospel (Galatians 5:11) cannot, must not, be diminished.
- Chris Cunningham

I know that no mortal man can fully understand the imputation of sin to Christ or the imputation of righteousness to God’s elect. That is just fine because our belief in substitution is not based upon what we can understand or logically explain. Our faith is based upon the Word of God. It does not matter if I can understand something. The only thing that matters is what does the Word of God say?
There is no doubt that the Word of God teaches that the sin of God’s elect was literally transferred to Christ. The Word of God says Christ, who knew no sin, was made sin (I Cor. 5:21). The Word of God says Christ redeemed His people from the curse of the law by being made a curse for them (Gal. 3:13). Sin was so literally transferred to Christ that in Psalm 40:12 the Saviour called the sin of His people “Mine iniquities.”
Sinners like us desperately need to be made righteous. Our only hope of being made righteous is Christ being made sin for us. The imputation of righteousness to God’s elect is only as real as the imputation of sin to Christ. I can only be made truly righteous if Christ truly took my sin and put it away with the blood of His sacrifice.
This glorious truth cannot be understood by worms like us. It can only be believed by God given faith. God give us faith to quit debating and start believing! - Frank Tate

Exercising simple faith on the bare Word of Him who has given me the sure record respecting His crucified, dead, buried, risen Son, I see myself crucified, dead, buried, risen with Him. Though seeing in myself the chief of sinners, I know and believe that there is no condemnation for me. Conscious of foolishness and ignorance, I know and believe that I am wise in Christ. Sensible of hourly defilement all over, I am persuaded that there is no spot in me. I see sin covering the earth and Satan exercising dominion, but yet I do not believe in the supremacy of sin, and I know that Jehovah reigns. I see no visible Christ, no cross, no throne, no Holy Spirit anywhere; and yet I believe in a Christ, a cross, a throne, a Holy Spirit, and that these are the most real of all things. I see the sickness, the deathbed, the coffin, the grave of the saint; and yet I believe not in his sickness, but in his health, not in his death, but in his life; not in corruption, but in incorruption, not in mortality, but in immortality; not in the grave, but in the resurrection. Thus what I see I do not believe; nay, I believe in the contrary of what I see. – Horatius Bonar