July 31, 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
Precious Savior, Friend of sinners
We, as such, to Thee draw near
Let Thy Spirit dwell within us
With that love that casts out fear.
Matchless Saviour, let us know Thee
As the Lord our righteousness
Cause our hearts to cleave unto Thee
Come, and with Thy presence bless.
Open now Thy precious treasure
Let Thy Word here freely flow
Give to us a gracious measure
‘Tis Thyself we long to know.
Come and claim us as Thy portion
Let us all find rest in Thee
Leave us not to empty notions
We would find our hope in Thee!
I am recovering from surgery this week. Matt Vincent will bring the Bible Study and Andy Davis will bring the messages today. Don Fortner will preach Wednesday evening.
Missionary to Mexico Cody Groover is in need of a new vehicle. Please give to this cause as the Lord enables you.
UPCOMING BIBLE CONFERENCES
Sept. 2 – 4 Grace Baptist, Danville KY
Sept. 16 – 18 Kingsport Sovereign Grace, Kingsport TN
Oct. 14 – 16 College Grove Grace, College Grove TN
Oct. 21 – 23 Sovereign Grace Church at New Castle, IN
Dec. 9 – 11 Todds Road Grace Church, Lexington, KY
1st – Courtenay Howard 1st – Lilyana Scifres 4th – Brodi Proffitt
6th – Shawn Benton 6th – Kristen Hands
“Most men will proclaim everyone his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?” - Proverbs 20:6
“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Ghost.” (Rom. 15:13)
What give me joy, hope, and peace is that when Christ said it is finished, my salvation was signed, sealed, and delivered. What joy I have in being complete in Him! What hope I have because His righteousness is mine! What peace I feel from hearing that God has made Him to be my wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. If I focus on joy, hope, and peace, they fly away. They refuse to take the place of Christ. When by grace I am enabled to trust Him as All, the good friends of joy, peace, and hope return. They delight in Him being the sole object of faith.
“Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.” (Rom 4:7-8). And how can every believer look at their sins, iniquities, and sin? My sins are forgiven, covered, and not imputed. The only thing that is better then that, is not having any sin. We have that as well because “In Him is no sin.” What a glorious deliverance from sin through Christ’s redeeming work!
To make a thorough study of all that is wrong with man, all of the specific consequences of the fall, would be a considerable undertaking requiring great time and effort. Yet we know that unless the Lord opened our hearts and understanding to His Truth, we would yet be entirely ignorant on the subject. But if God is pleased to just show us Christ crucified, one glimpse of the Son of God at Calvary, will make us to know what we are. The horror of what we are. And that same glimpse, of that same One, will reveal how God made right all that is wrong. For the elect of God, all that we are and all that He is, is revealed at the cross - Our condemnation, and our sure hope, in one look. We preach Christ crucified. – Chris Cunningham
Faith is not life giving, but proof of life. Faith is not a work for salvation, but a work of salvation. Faith is not what saves us, but is certain proof God has saved us. Faith is not a condition we meet, but the condition God’s Spirit puts in us to “Make us meet” (Col. 1:12). Is all this important? Do we split theological hairs here? NO! NO! For the Glory of God is at stake! The other (false) Gospel says faith is man’s work, man’s will. But no, faith is “Not of yourselves, but the gift of God” (Eph. 2:8). Faith is “According to the working of His mighty power” (Eph. 1:19). Therefore, it is “To the praise of the glory of His grace” (Eph. 1:6)….and not rather “to the praise of our faith.” - Paul Mahan
I love how God the Holy Spirit, through the apostle Paul, makes reference to Himself in the book of Romans, chapter 4, verse 5. God refers to Himself as “Him that justifieth the ungodly.” By these two vital Truths can be known. First, GOD DOES JUSTIFY. God does make wretched yet chosen sinners to be just, righteous, and holy, conforming them to the image of Christ, His beloved Son. Secondly, God’s reference of Himself gives me the greatest hope of being justified. Why? Because GOD JUSTIFIED THE UNGODLY. That being the case, “Justification” is definitely something that I qualify for. O how wonderful and marvelous it is that God “Justifieth the ungodly.” - David Eddmenson
If the Lord had not first loved me, I never should have loved Him; and if there is any good thing in men whatsoever, it must have been implanted there by the Holy Spirit. If salvation be of works, then I can never have it; and if it be the reward of natural goodness, then I shall never have it. I feel that it must be of grace, and of grace alone. – Charles H. Spurgeon