March 13, 2016
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, Thou Almighty Comforter
And bring upon Thy wing
Sweet consolation to each soul
That we may praise and sing.
We want to hear, we want to see
We want to know Christ more
We want sweet foretastes of His love
As we have had before.
And shall we come in vain to God?
Lord, that cannot be
Thy promise stands engaged to come
And bless ev’n two or three.
Lord, give more love, more sincere faith
More confidence in Thee
Break off our legal chains, O God
And let our souls go free.
(Tune: “According To Thy Gracious Word” p. 192)
We express our sincere sympathy to April Frye and family upon the death of her father, Johnie Burton.
Susan Sligh is in the process of updating the mailing list – if you have changes or would like to be added, the forms are in the foyer.
VBS dates this year are June 14-16.
13th – Isaac Hands 13th – Nicholas Creamer 14th – Aaron Greenleaf
16th – Jacob Davis 19th – Rachel Daniel
Nursery Schedule – Sunday AM: Megan D., Rachel H.
Upcoming Bible Conferences
April 15-17 Hurricane Road Grace Church – Ashland, KY
April 25-27 Katy Baptist Church - Fairmont, WV
May 6-8 Central Grace Church – Rocky Mount, VA
“A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”
- Proverbs 17:17
BE NOT DECEIVED
“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners” (I Cor. 15:33). The word communications means communion and companionship. If I make an unbeliever my close friend and companion, it will always corrupt me. No exceptions to this rule. We want to see the unbelievers around us come to know Christ and believe the Gospel and we want to treat them in a gracious way that they will find attractive. We want to mix with unbelievers in that sense. But to make an unbeliever my companion will always have a corrupting effect on me. I will be brought down to their ways. With regard to a companionship with an unbeliever-“Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes be not burned? Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?” (Proverbs 6:27-28)
“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.”
Regarding the words of Romans 8:29-30, a man must receive the whole or reject the whole! It puts a strain on judgment and discernment to think that one may believe two or three of these points and not the rest. The doctrines of the fall, election, particular redemption, effectual call, and perseverance stands like soldiers in a square, presenting on every side of line of defense which is hazardous to attack and easy to maintain. “For whom He did predestinate, them He also called, and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorifed” (Romans 8:30).
- C. H. Spurgeon
ARE YOU A LIAR?
Ask that question to most people, and they would confess to a couple of small white lies, but overall they don’t consider themselves liars. But what does the Word of God have to say concerning this matter? “The wicked (me and you) are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies” (Ps. 58:3). How can that be? A newborn baby can’t even talk, much less lie. Ok, so who are you going to believe, your vain thoughts or God’s Truth? Remember, God always looks at the source of the matter, the heart. And since we are all born sinners (Ps. 51:5), with a sinful nature and a sinful heart, that first scream out of your mouth when you were born was a sinful scream, a lie. No words needed, it came from a lying heart, therefore we all go forth from the womb speaking lies, and we are liars until the day we die. How can that be? And once again I ask, are you going to rely on your selfish way of thinking, or God’s Word? Here is what He says – “Yea, let God be true, but every man a liar” (Rom 3:4). If it was only me who was calling you a liar, you could laugh it off, call me a hypocrite, and go your merry way. But I am not the one calling you a liar, God is – and I wouldn’t laugh it off or not take it seriously. I would confess I am nothing but a lying sinner, and I would ask Almighty God to have mercy on me for Christ’s sake! And those would be the first true words you’ve ever uttered, for only the new holy man inside a dead sinner would ever utter these words. - Brian DuFour
The Gospel of God’s grace in Christ Jesus is not a thing to be proved, but Truth to be believed. It is not submitted to our reasoning powers as a subject for critical examination. The Gospel is a MESSAGE FROM GOD, addressed to the conscience, feelings, and affections. For this reason, men fond of argument and proving everything by strictly logical deduction generally make very poor preachers. In the Scriptures, God does not argue, He proclaims! - J. C. Philpot