June 12, 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.

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 enflame.

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

(Tune: “I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord!” p. 188)

We rejoice with Jacob Murphy who will confess Christ in believer’s baptism at the close of the service this morning.

We will have a church dinner Sunday, June 26th after the morning service. There will be no service that evening.

Vacation Bible School is this week Tuesday–Thursday 10:30am -1:00pm. Volunteers are still need to help. If you are able to help, please sign up in the foyer.

Lantana Grace Church in Crossville, TN - Bible Conference June 17 – 19

12th – Rick Williams 13th – Matt Vincent 14th – Lauren Harries
15th – Silas Benton 16th – Andrea Bryan
16th – Monica Sparks 16th – Sean Weinstock

David’s sin in the matter of Bathsheba and Uriah brought devastating consequences to David for the rest of his life. The believer cannot sin without there being consequences in this life. We should be afraid of sin, not only because it is against God, but the trouble it brings us in the commission of it. That is why John said, “These things write I unto you that ye sin not.” But thank God, that sin that caused David so many consequences in this life was put away. “The Lord hath put away thy sin” (II Sam 12:13). Because Christ bare that sin in His own body on the tree and put it away, David stood before God having never committed that sin. What was true of David is true of every believer. Sin brings consequences in this life. But thank God there are no consequences in the world to come. The Bible calls it justification.

Not everybody believes this. To some men He is nothing. Others view Him as important. Still others view Him as very important. But to some He is ALL. He is all in all things. He is all in their salvation; He is all in their faith; He is all in their rejoicing and confidence. For whom and to whom is Christ all? He is all for all and to all who really believe Him to be ALL! I truly believe Him to be all in my salvation, and have hope in nothing else.

Predestination is nothing less than God being God. The only alternative to predestination is atheism, which is not an alternative. The god who is preached that does not predestinate is an idolatrous absurdity, the figment of the depraved imagination of man.

He who is blind to the glory of Christ may hold fast to the doctrine of the Gospel yet be enamored of the glory of the world, pursue its fame and fortune, and court its favor. But he who has seen the glory of Christ is dead to the glory of the world, for the world’s glory has been made inglorious by the surpassing glory of Christ. - Joe Terrell

Looking at my sin, I see Christ as my atonement and only Christ. Looking at God’s law, I see Christ as my righteousness, my only righteousness. I’m not making up what I can’t provide; He is my only righteousness. Looking at God’s justice, he is my justification. Looking at death, He is my life. Looking at the grave, He is my resurrection. Looking at eternity, He is my hope. - Henry Mahan

A dear friend said to me recently that death was on his mind quite a bit. He could look at death without fear because he really believed that all that God required of him, He looked to His Son for. But he said that he would like to die with no regrets. He did not want to lie on his death-bed and regret how he treated anybody. It made me think of a story I once read about a young man who went overseas to be a missionary against his parent’s wishes. He believed God had called him to it. Three weeks after his arrival he died of a disease he caught the very first week he was there. A wasted life? His father went to the country to get his son’s belongings and bring them back. He opened his son’s Bible and found three things written…..
“No reserve. No retreat. No regrets.”
Oh that these words would characterize our service for Christ! No reserve! No retreat! No regrets!

Believer, do you have any burdens, worries, anxieties, concerns or fears? If you are reading these words, you do. We may try to convince ourselves or others that we are so spiritually stable, faithful, and grounded that we are beyond the reach of these plagues of the old man. But to you who have been made honest and willingly admit the battle that rages within, remember these words of comfort, “Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you” (I Peter 5:7). - Marvin Stalnaker

It takes the work of the entire Godhead to save a sinner. In order for a sinner to be saved the Father must elect that sinner unto salvation, the Son must purchase the salvation of that sinner with His blood, and the Holy Spirit must apply that salvation, in the new birth. The work of one is not more important than another. The work of each is vital. If you try to take away the work of the Father in election, the work of the Son in redemption, or the work of the Holy Spirit in regeneration, you have no salvation at all.
- Frank Tate

He who in his soul believes that man does of his own free-will turn to God, cannot have been taught of God, for that is one of the first principles taught us when God begins with us, that we have neither will nor power, but that HE gives both; that HE is the “Alpha and Omega” in the salvation of men. - C. H. Spurgeon