August 28, 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.
Not all the outward forms on earth
Nor rites that God has given
Nor will of man, nor blood, nor birth
Can raise a soul to Heaven.
The Sovereign will of God alone
Creates us heirs of grace
Born in the image of His Son
A new peculiar race.
The Spirit, like some heavenly wind
Blows on the sons of flesh
Creates a new – a heavenly mind
And forms the man afresh.
Our quickened souls awake and rise
From the long sleep of death
On heavenly things we fix our eyes
And praise employs our breath.
(Tune: “Am I a soldier of the Cross?” p. 414)
Cody Groover, missionary to Mexico and his wife Winna will be with us next week. He will preach next Sunday morning. Cody is in need of a new vehicle, so please give to this cause as the Lord enables you.
The Danville Bible Conference is this Friday thru Sunday.
29th – Cami Walmsley 30th – Abigail Holthaus
31st – Eva Hicks 1st – Wanda Frye
“He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.” - Proverbs 28:26
UPCOMING BIBLE CONFERENCES
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
I once was attempting to preach the Gospel to an atheist. A man who believed salvation by works was listening and soon joined in with the atheist in objecting to the God I preached. The man who believed in salvation by works had more in common with the atheist than he had with me. Why? The atheist denies that God is the ultimate cause of the universe. And the man who believes in salvation by works denies that God is the ultimate cause of salvation. But the man who believes grace really believes that God is the cause of them both. Is there really any difference in the belief of the atheist and the one who believes in salvation by works? They are both united in denying that God is the ultimate cause. They will both find out on judgment day to their own horror that God is the cause of both!
HE NEVER CHANGES
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and forever.” - Hebrews 13:8
I am so thankful that as I grow older and things change, inside and out, that there is One who never changes. 1. His love never changes with time, for He loved me with an everlasting love that knows no change. 2. His power never changes. He is just as able to keep me from falling today as when I first began. 3. His word never changes: “God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? Or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good? (Numbers 23:19). Has He not magnified His Word above His Name? 4. His election of me shall never change. He will never cast off those whom He has chosen, for they will never do anything that He did not know about and has not already taken care of. 5. The power of His blood shall never change. It still cleanses from all sin. No matter how deep the stain has gone His blood washes it away. 6. His Sacrifice will never change, it will never lose its effectiveness because it is always fresh in the midst of the Throne of God: “And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain…” (Rev. 5:6). We have a living sacrifice standing in the midst of the Throne of God. When we rise out of our beds in the morning and go through our changes, just remember that there is One who remains the same yesterday, today and forever: The Rock Christ Jesus. - John Chapman
OUR AIM – THE GLORY OF GOD
A preacher recently said on the local TV program that, “Unless the church is willing to change it will die. If we are not willing to change, we cannot keep the commandment of God and fulfill the great commission.” “Not our message,” he said, “but our methods of presenting our message. We must be willing to change our methods according to changing conditions and circumstances, and according to different cultures.” This poor man does not understand that according to the Word of God, the Message (Christ crucified) is the method! There is only one message and one method of evangelism – the Gospel! Men create these so-called evangelistic gimmicks, skits, plays and dramas because they simply do not believe God! Thus they cannot wait upon the Lord to do His work. They must help Him out. God does not move fast enough for them. They cannot have a successful ministry waiting on God. That is the old fashioned way, and it won’t work in our day. One thing is required in preachers – faithfulness. Faithfulness to preach the Gospel, to plant and water, and wait upon the Lord God to give the increase – or not to give an increase! We all know what is going on in the churches today across our land – all of the quick man-made “methods” of “getting sinners saved.” Dear souls, this is totally, completely, and absolutely wrong! And God is not in it. It is a religion of fleshly origin, built upon fleshly reason (Prov. 3:5), and running on fleshly power. I repeat, God is not in it. It is disobedience and rebellion (I Sam. 15:22, 23). My dear brothers and sisters, you will be condemned for saying anything against these things, for not joining in and going along with these things, and even because you do not do these things in your church; but we must not have any part in such goings on! Let others do what they will, but we will seek to honor and glorify our great God and Savior in declaring HIM to the world. Let us, by the grace of our God, plant and water and wait upon our great God and Savior to do HIS WORK, in HIS OWN TIME.
- Maurice Montgomery
THE SILENCE OF PRAISE
“Praise waiteth for Thee O God in Zion.” The marginal reading says, “Praise is silent before Thee.” Perhaps the purest praise is the praise of silence. “Be still, and know that I am God.” In light of who He is, indeed what can I say? This is not to say words should never be used in our praise – “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.” But the more I see of Him and the more I see of myself, the more disposed I am to bow my head and heart in worship. My words seem out of place. “Praise is silent before Thee in Zion.”