June 19, 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.
Come, Thou Fount of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy, never ceasing, Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet, Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it, Mount of Thy redeeming love.
Sorrowing I shall be in spirit, Till released from flesh and sin
Yet from what I do inherit, Here Thy praises I’ll begin
Here I raise my Ebenezer; Here by Thy great help I’ve come
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure, Safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger, Wandering from the fold of God
He, to rescue me from danger, Interposed His precious blood
How His kindness yet pursues me, Mortal tongue can never tell
Clothed in flesh, Till death shall loose me, I cannot proclaim it well.
O to grace how great a debtor, Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, Bind my wandering heart to Thee
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, Seal it for Thy courts above.
O that day when freed from sinning, I shall see Thy lovely face
Clothed then in blood-washed linen, How I’ll sing Thy sovereign grace
Come, my Lord, no longer tarry, Take my ransomed soul away
Send Thine angels now to carry, Me to realms of endless day.
(Tune: “Come Thou Fount” p.17)
We rejoice with Mark Medley who will confess Christ in believer’s baptism at the close of the service this morning.
We will have a church dinner next Sunday, June 26th after the morning service. There will be no service that evening.
Special thanks to all of you who helped out with Vacation Bible School this past week. Your time and efforts are so very much appreciated! May the Lord be pleased to bless to the hearts of our children the Gospel they heard declared.
24th - Kristy Burton 24th – David Morris 24th – Haley Small
“Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.” - Proverbs 25:14
SINCERITY AND TRUTH
“Serve Him in sincerity and truth” – Joshua 24:14
“Let us keep the feast…with the unleavened
bread of sincerity and truth” – I Corinthians 5:5
Here are two things that must be together – sincerity and truth. To have sincerity without truth is meaningless. To be sincere in your belief of error is no different than the zeal without knowledge of the Pharisees (Rom. 10:1-2). To have truth and hold orthodox views without sincerity simply proves you really do not believe what you say you do. But when you have sincerity and truth you have someone who really believes what he professes to believe.
We are called upon to “Hold fast the form of sound words”, “Hold fast the confidence and rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end”, and “Hold fast the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end”. If we do not hold them fast we will prove to be apostates. If we do not hold them fast we will drag down others with us by our example. It is only he who continues in Christ’s Word, who endures to the end that shall be saved. Lord, keep me and I will be kept. Turn me and I will be turned. Preserve me and I will persevere. Do all of this for Christ’s sake!
“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you; depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” - Matthew 7:22-23
The self-righteous in order to justify themselves, claim to have done many wonderful works in the name of God. Isn’t it somewhat ironic that any so-called “good works” that a man does to earn or merit salvation is considered by God to be a work of iniquity? Any work man believes of his to be righteous, is truly filthy in the sight of God. God only accepts that perfect work of righteousness that He accomplished and imputes to His people. To those who insist on trusting in their own works, God says, “I never knew you.” - David Eddmenson
There is no part of this Christian life which is without its dangers. Nothing is so false to the teaching of the New Testament as to give the impression that the moment you believe and are converted, all your troubles are at an end and you will never have another problem. Alas, that is not true, and it is not true because we have an enemy, the Adversary of our souls. But not only do we have to contend with the enemy, there is still the old nature within, and these two together make it certain that we shall have troubles and difficulties; and it is our business to understand the teaching of the Scripture with respect to these, lest we be caught by the guile and subtlety of the enemy. He follows us as he followed our Lord, all the way. When he had tempted and tried our Lord in the wilderness for 40 days, we are told that at the end of it he only left him, ‘for a season’. He did not leave him permanently; he came back again and again and followed him all the way. Look at his activities in Gethsemane at the very end, indeed he was still attacking when our blessed Lord was dying on the cross. Now to say that is not to be depressing, it is to be realistic, and to be realistic is always encouraging. There is nothing worse or more reprehensible than to drug people with some kind of soporific and then to allow them to wake up suddenly to find difficulties they are not prepared for. It is our business to anticipate these things in light of Scripture. “To be forewarned is to be forearmed”, and we have before us always got that mighty Scripture which teaches: “Take unto you, therefore, the whole armor of God.”
- Martin Lloyd-Jones
We will not have peace of mind unless and until we come to believe that salvation is, indeed, entirely a matter of God’s grace from beginning to end. This is why the judgmental are always so fearful and angry and never at peace – one simply cannot be judgmental of others while relying entirely on the grace of God for himself. - Joe Terrell
A friend is one to whom you never need to explain yourself, one who always puts the best construction possible upon your actions and words, one who is always ready to help. A friend is someone who steps in when everyone else walks out. I pray for grace to be such a friend.
- Don Fortner