May 1, 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
Revive Thy work, O Lord
Thy mighty arm make bare
Speak with the Voice that wakes the dead
And make Thy people hear.

Revive Thy work, O Lord
Create soul-thirst for Thee
And hungering for the bread of life
Oh! May our spirits be.

Revive Thy work, O Lord
Exalt Thy precious Name
And by Thy Holy Ghost Divine
Our love for Thee inflame.

Revive Thy work, O Lord
And give refreshing showers
The glory shall be Thine alone
The blessings, Lord, be ours.

(Tune: “Bless Be the Tie that Blinds” p. 187)


Albert and Carolyn Kelley will host a get together for adults this Saturday, May 7th from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Bring a salad or dessert.

All men are invited to attend the preacher’s class the first Saturday of each month at 10:00am. This Saturday, May 7th guest teachers are Donnie Bell and Greg Elmquist. Greg will preach for us next Sunday, May 8th.

Birthday
2nd – Mitch Bryan 2nd – Gretta Daniel 4th – Jeffrey Imes 7th – Kyle Willis

Nursery Schedule
Sunday AM – Alexis S., Allison V.


“A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.” - Proverbs 14:25


When is the last time you shed a tear over your sin?
“Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.”


I know myself enough to know that if any part of salvation is dependent upon me first doing something or stopping something I will not be saved. Without any excuses and to my shame I confess that sin abounds in me. Thank God, “Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.” My present sinfulness can never prevent God from giving me grace. Grace always takes the initiative and no amount of sin can possibly prevent it. “That as sin had reigned unto death; even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.”



CHRIST ALONE
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.



WHAT FREE WILL DENIES
Before we can see what free will denies, we first have to know what is meant by free will. Free will says that a man’s destiny is dependent upon the choice he makes. His will is free to choose to allow God to save him, or reject God’s offer of salvation. His eternal destiny is determined by his free will.
If I believe my will is free, there are three things I deny. I deny that God is sovereign. I say His sovereignty does not extend to my will. That is a complete denial of His sovereignty. I deny that I am a sinner in the Biblical definition of the word. According to the Bible, men are dead in sins (Ephesians 2:1). That means they are completely unable to do anything to save themselves. Free will is a denial of that. Free will is a denial of free grace. You cannot believe in salvation by grace and free will. Free will is nothing less that salvation by works. The teaching of free will is a denial of the Gospel!

 


IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PREACH….
1. That man is both totally and partially depraved.
2. That election is both conditional and unconditional.
3. That regenerating grace is both resistible and irresistible.
4. That redemption is both limited and unlimited.
5. That perseverance is both certain and uncertain.
Nor can there be a modification of one by the other; it is impossible to blend the two. History records such efforts in the past; but despite the efforts, sovereign grace and free–willism will not mix, nor can they walk together in peace, nor can those holding either system force the other to their view. - Rolfe Barnard (1904-1969)





A.W. Pink said, “When the sovereignty of God is denied, there will be no awe of Him.” How true, for it is only before an Almighty and Sovereign God that men will bow down and WORSHIP. It is only in the purpose and will of our sovereign, all-wise Father that we can find PEACE. It is only thorough the blood and righteousness of a Redeemer WHO CANNOT FAIL, that we have a GOOD HOPE of eternal life!
- Henry Mahan




If my finger were on the golden latch of paradise, and my foot were on its jasper threshold, I should not take the last step so as to enter heaven, unless the grace which bought me thus far should enable me fully and fairly to complete my pilgrimage. - C. H. Spurgeon