June 5, 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
Hark! Now the Gospel trumpet sounds
Christ and free grace therein abounds
Free grace to all who sinners be
And if free grace, why not for me?
The blood of Christ, how sweet it sounds
To cleanse and heal the guilty wounds
The streams there of are rich and free
And why, my soul, why not for me?
Our Lord came down the poor to bless
To clothe them with His righteousness
That robe is spotless, full, and free
And why, my soul, why not for me?
Eternal life by Christ, is giv’n
And ruined sinners raised to heav’n
They sing of grace so rich and free
And say, my friend, why not for thee?
We will have a church dinner Sunday, June 26th after the morning service. There will be no service that evening.
Volunteers are needed to help with Vacation Bible School June 14 – 16. If you are able to help, please sign up in the foyer.
Lantana Grace Church in Crossville, TN - Bible Conference June 17 – 19
6th – Brad Clark 8th – Matthew Greenleaf
9th – Linda Ferrell 9th – Amie Steeves
ONE THING IS NEEDFUL
“One thing is needful” were the words of Jesus to Martha’s complaint. She was cumbered with much serving, careful and troubled. She saw her sister Mary sitting at Jesus’ feet and hearing His word. She was upset with her sister for not helping. The one thing needful is to sit at His feet and hear His word. This was Mary’s choice. “She hath chosen that good part and it shall not be taken from her.” Martha was a believer. But she was distracted, anxious, and troubled. To every Martha, in the midst of all of the cares of this life, there is only one thing that is really needful - To hear the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
LAYING ASIDE ALL MALICE
“Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and
hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings.” – I Peter 2:1
Usually when we think of malice we confine it to hatred or a deliberate desire to do harm to another as “with malice aforethought.” But malice in a believer can take other directions. It might be a continually unfriendly feeling or attitude toward another person, or another race! It might be an unforgiving spirit that wishes no harm but holds a long-time grudge over past mistakes. It might be a secret desire to see another fail or to get what is coming to him. It might be an unwillingness to speak to another or to show common courtesy. It might be a spirit of pride which enjoys cutting another or humbling another to show our superior intelligence, courage, or strength. It might be a gossip’s tongue which enjoys relating the weaknesses, infirmities, and failures of others. Call this what you will – but it all boils down to malice and ill-will which is unbecoming to those who are the objects of mercy. How can I have anything but pity and compassion for a fellow-worm? - Henry Mahan
“The preaching of the cross is to those who perish foolishness.” If what I preach is not foolishness to the natural man, know assuredly that I preach not the Gospel. The Gospel troubles exceedingly the Pharisees; they are very unwilling to cast away their false idols.
– William Tiptaft (1803-1864)
THINKING OF MARRIAGE?
For our brethren thinking of marriage, I encourage you to read every Scripture and listen to every sermon from faithful pastors that you can find on the subject. Marriage is about much more than a man and woman obtaining a license to live under the same roof. God patterned the institution after the unbreakable union of Christ and His church. Believing men learn to be husbands by how Christ loved the church and gave Himself for it. Believing women learn to be wives by how the church submits to Christ in everything. As it is with all, it pleased God that Christ have all preeminence in marriage.
Therefore, knowing marriage is ordained by God to glorify His Son, it is reason enough to take time to learn what God says in His Word about the lifelong responsibilities of husband and wife. If Christ’s honor is not enough to make a young couple deny themselves so as to seek God’s counsel before rushing into an institution for whose glory it was ordained then it will likely not be enough to make them deny themselves and seek God’s Word after they are married. But if by God’s grace Christ’s love is the constraint of each heart when they stand before God to utter that solemn vow then by God’s grace they will know to whom all glory is due when many years finds them still happily honoring their word. - Clay Curtis
“But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets.”
The word heresy means a choice. So someone who decides to believe something is a heretic. Anyone who “Decides to let Jesus into their heart” is a heretic. Any choice our sinful nature makes can never do us any spiritual good because our sinful nature will always choose the way of the flesh.
At one time or another most people who believe and preach the Truth of salvation in Christ alone, have been accused of heresy. But no believer can be a heretic because believers don’t choose to believe Christ of their own free will. Believers can’t help but believe on Christ because God has given them faith to believe. And God given faith always believes Christ alone. - Frank Tate