August 14, 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.
Lord, we come before Thee now
At Thy feet we humbly bow
Oh, do not our suit disdain
Shall we seek Thee, Lord, in vain?
Lord, on Thee our souls depend
In compassion now descend
Fill our hearts with Thy rich grace
Tune our lips to sing Thy praise.
In Thine own appointed way
Now we seek Thee, here we stay
Lord, we know not how to go
Till a blessing Thou bestow.
Send some message from Thy Word
That may joy and peace afford
Let Thy Spirit now impart
Full salvation to each heart.
Comfort those who weep and mourn
Let the time of joy return
Those that are cast down lift up
Make them strong in faith and hope.
Grant that all may seek and find
Thee a gracious God and kind
Heal the sick, the captive free
Let us all rejoice in Thee!
(Tune: “Angels We Have Heard On High” p. 89)
Andy Davis will bring the message this evening and Evan Ferrell on Wednesday evening.
15th – Jan Carver 15th – Delphus Grubb 15th – Anna Grace Meek
17th – Olivia Williams 18th – Molly Mohr 18th – Adam Peters
19th – Nora Imes 19th – Allison Vincent 19th – Sharon Vincent
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
Missionary to Mexico Cody Groover is in need of a new vehicle. Please give to this cause as the Lord enables you.
“He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.” - Proverbs 29:1
Ingratitude is a terrible sin. Let us thank God this morning for the unspeakable gift of grace in Christ Jesus. For every good and perfect gift that He has bestowed so freely upon us. Thank God for His Gospel, and for the gift of faith in the Son of God. - Chris Cunningham
The angel Gabriel was sent to both Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist and Mary, the mother of the Lord with the announcement of a supernatural birth for them both; to Zacharias, the birth of his son, John the Baptist; to Mary, the birth of her son, Jesus. The response of Zacharias was “How can I know?” (Luke 1:18), and Mary was “How?” (Luke 1:34). Zacharias was met with a rebuke for unbelief. (Luke 1:20). Mary is commended as, “Blessed is she that believed” (Luke 1:45). Zacharias was questioning how he could be sure it would happen, since it was humanly impossible. Mary believed it would surely happen even though humanly impossible. She just did not know how it would happen. Faith is not understanding how. Faith is simply believing what God has said. “Abraham believed God.” A child-like faith is believing what God has said, simply because He said it. Simplistic? Yes. Truth always is.
“That He would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve Him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our lives.” – Luke 1:74-75
It is no human enemy that could prevent this service. This enemy that could prevent this service is sin! This is an enemy I cannot defeat! But thank God, it is the deadly enemy that He has defeated by His work on Calvary’s tree. Because it has been defeated and put away, every believer can now serve Him without fear. Since the sin has been blotted out, we can now serve Him in holiness and righteousness all the days of our life here and throughout eternity.
NOT OF EXCELLENCY OF SPEECH
I Corinthians 2:1
A Gospel sermon is not a work of art, or a display of human knowledge. It is a plain a simple declaration of the Truth of God. It will be quite boring to those who have no interest in Christ. The reading of a will would be mind-numbing legalese unless you are a beneficiary. So the Gospel message is of no consequence save to those who are join-heirs with Jesus Christ. There is a tendency toward making the Gospel interesting or novel, and this is why Paul highlights this specific determination not to. But fleshly displays of human wisdom or art only make the message interesting to the self-righteous. A real sinner finds nothing of more interest than the simple Truth of God being merciful to sinners in Christ.
A real sinner is riveted by the news that there is mercy even for the most foul and foolish. A real sinner is enthralled to hear that grace is free and that the precious blood of Christ is effectual to save to the uttermost all who come to God by Him. The language you use will, in the end, be appropriate to the audience to whom you speak. The “Greeks” will always want human philosophy and “deep” studies of words and ideas, and to take “stances” on points of doctrine. The “Jews” will always seek the sensational, emotional and that which impresses the sense. But those who are the called of God, whether Jew of Greek, will need and demand Christ, Who is to them the wisdom and power of God Himself. - Chris Cunningham
We must be very clear in telling the sinner that there is no hope for him anywhere else but in Christ. Nine out of ten of the arrows in a minister’s quiver ought to be shot at the sinner’s good works, for these are his worst enemies. That “deadly doing” that needs to be cast “down at Jesus’ feet” – that trying to be or to feel something in order that they may save themselves – this is the curse of many. O sinner, if, from the crown of thy head to the soles of thy feet, there is no sound part in thee, but thou art full of wounds, and bruises, and putrefying sores, yet, if thou wilt but believe in Jesus, He will make thee whole every whit, and thou shalt go thy way a sinner saved by grace. - C. H. Spurgeon
God does not say, “When I see your faith”, or “When I see your believing”, or “When I see your experience”, or “When I see your baptism”, or “When I see your graces”, but…. “When I see the blood, I will pass over you” (Exodus 12:13). - Milton Howard