October 25, 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, humble sinner, in whose breast
A thousand thoughts revolve
Come, with your guilt and fear oppressed
And make this last resolve.
I’ll go to Jesus, though my sin
Hath like a mountain rose
I know His courts I’ll enter in
Whatever may oppose.
Prostrate, I’ll lie before His Throne
And there my guilt confess
I’ll tell Him I’m a wretch undone
Without His sovereign grace.
I can but perish if I go
I am resolved to try
For if I stay away I know
I must forever die.
(Tune: “Am I a Solider of the Cross?” p. 414)
We will have a Bible Conference November 20 – 22. The speakers will be: Donnie Bell, Bruce Crabtree, Chris Cunningham, Greg Elmquist, Don Fortner, Tom Harding, Paul Mahan, and Joe Terrell. Give as you are enabled to cover the expenses of the meeting.
25th – Norman Frye 27th – Mark Mohr 27th – Aaron Warta
28th – Drew Charron 28th – Emma Steeves 30th – Tucker Greenleaf
AM - *Jessica E., Kristen H., Sherry M., Faith PM – Maybelle 28th – Rebekah V.
“Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.” - Proverbs 21:2
If I love someone I want them to be pleased with me. If I am indifferent about pleasing them I am indifferent toward them. Love wants to please. I know the only way God can be pleased with me is if I am in Christ, in whom God is well pleased. And I want Him to be pleased with His work of grace in my heart which will come out in my conduct and conversation, attitude, relationship with others, and so on. It is also true that a believer can do things that are displeasing to the Lord. “The thing that David did displeased the Lord.” May we desirous of pleasing Him and fear doing that which displeases Him. Indifference about this speaks of indifference toward Him. By His grace may that never be!
The spirit of tolerance is looked upon by many as a great virtue. Indeed there are times when it is! But this is the spirit for which He condemned the churches at Pergamos. They had in their midst those who espoused the doctrine of Balaam and the doctrine of the Nicolaitans. That which the Lord said He hated, they tolerated. Lack of love is behind this attitude. Lack of love to the Person of Christ makes one tolerant of that which is contrary to Him. Love to Him makes one intolerant of that which robs Him of His glory. Remember, he that does not hate the false, does not love the Truth.
The story is told of a certain of pastor who was disturbed greatly because one of his dear brethren was getting too involved in other things and was absent from the worship services. One Sunday evening at the close of the service, the pastor went to his friend’s house and found him sitting before an open fire. Somewhat startled by the appearance of his pastor (who spoke not a word), the man pulled up another chair before the fire, waiting for words of rebuke from his visitor; but none came. The minister took his seat before the fire and silently took the tongs and lifted a glowing coal from the midst of its fellows and LAID IT BY ITSELF ON THE HEARTH. Remaining silent, both men watched the blaze die and the coal grow dark. Then the truant brother opened his mouth and said, “You need not say a word, pastor; I will be there Wednesday night.” - Henry Mahan
SECRET AND REVEALED
“The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever,
that we may do all the words of this law.”
Without question, the will of God is one and unalterable. It is His sovereign and absolute purpose. Yet, Holy Scripture speaks of the will of God as both “secret” and “revealed”. It was clearly God’s revealed will that Pharaoh should let the Israelites go out of Egypt, that Abraham should sacrifice his son, and that Peter should not deny the Lord Jesus Christ. Yet, as was proved by the event, it was his secret will that Pharaoh should not let Israel go (Exodus 4:21), that Abraham should not sacrifice Isaac (Genesis 22:12), and that Peter should deny his Lord (Matthew 26:34).
– Don Fortner
Those who have been saved are those who are “Being saved” (I Cor. 1:18; Phil. 2:12-13). Those who have learned of Christ are those who “Are learning” of Him. (John 6:45; Matt. 11:29). Those who know the Lord are those who “Desire to know Him” (Phil 3:7-10). Those who have seen the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ are those who continue to cry, “Lord, I beseech Thee, show me Thy glory” (Ex. 33:18). These are the people who by the grace of God can say, “As for me, I will behold Thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness” (Psalm 17:15). - Maurice Montgomery
Christ is not valued, nor His grace appreciated until men have a genuine knowledge of their misery, helplessness, and lost condition because of sin. When sin is SIN indeed, then grace is GRACE indeed, and Christ is CHRIST indeed. If men have a superficial sense of sin, they have a superficial faith in Christ. - Thomas Manton