September 25, 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
Sons we are through God’s election
Who in Jesus Christ believe
By eternal destination
Sovereign grace we here receive.
Pause, my soul, adore and wonder
Ask, O why such love to me?
Grace hath put me in the number
Of the Saviour’s family.
Every fallen soul, by sinning
Merits everlasting pain
But Thy love, without beginning
Has restored Thy sons again.
When my Saviour comes in judgment
Bright in Majesty Divine
I will stand with that great number
In Thy righteousness as mine.
(Tune: “Jesus Calls Us” p. 374)
All ladies are invited to a Bridal Shower for Maggie Patterson (Don Martin) this Saturday in the church fellowship hall from 11:00am – 12:30. The invitations and sign up sheet are in the foyer.
The Preacher’s class begins again this Saturday Oct. 1st 10:00am – Noon. All men are invited to attend.
25th – Daniel Weinstock 25th – Darrell Williams 26th – Amanda Holthaus
27th – Ryleigh DuFour 28th – John Parker 28th – Ben Walmsley
“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” - Proverbs 11:30
UPCOMING BIBLE CONFERENCES
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
We know from John 13:18 that Ahithophel was a type of Judas. He was Bathsheba’s grandfather, David’s friend and counselor, who defected to Absalom’s side after what David did with Bathsheba. He could not find it in his heart to forgive David, became embittered toward David, and ended up hanging himself as Judas did. What David did to his granddaughter was indeed a great and grievous sin. But Ahithophel’s inability to forgive David demonstrated that he knew nothing of God’s forgiveness of his own personal sinfulness. If I cannot forgive someone who has sinned against me, I prove by that I do not see my sin against God is worse than their sin against me, and I have never experienced the forgiveness of God. “If you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your heavenly Father forgive your trespasses” (Matthew 6:14).
Of old, God complained to Israel, “Thou thoughtest that I was altogether as thyself” (Psalm 50:21). Such must NOW be his indictment against an apostate Christendom. Men imagine that the Most High is moved by sentiment, rather than actuated by principle. They suppose that His omnipotency is such an idle fiction that Satan is thwarting His designs on every side. They think that if He has formed a plan or purpose at all, then it must be like ours, constantly subject to change. They declare that whatever power He possesses must be restricted, lest he invade the citadel of man’s “free will” and reduce him to a “machine”. They lower the all-efficacious Atonement, which has redeemed everyone for whom it was made, to a mere “remedy”, which sin-sick souls may use if they feel disposed to; and they enervate the invincible work of the Holy Spirit to an “offer” of the Gospel.
- A. W. Pink
The sovereignty of God is the stumbling block on which thousands fall and perish; and if we go contending with God about His sovereignty it will be our eternal ruin. It is absolutely necessary that we should submit to God as an absolute sovereign, and the sovereign of our souls, as one who may have mercy on whom He will have mercy and harden whom He will.
- Jonathan Edwards
“CHRIST IS ALL”
My sins may grieve me, and indeed they do, but since Christ is all, since my salvation is based entirely on what He has done, what I have done is of no eternal consequence. Such a statement may trouble the mind of the legalist, for he simply cannot believe that his actions do not determine his destiny.
However, the believer knows that God has “Predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 1:5). The believer’s destiny has been determined by God, and secured by the person and merits of Jesus Christ. Will such preaching breed a sinful life or an antinomian spirit? Only in those who do not believe! However, in those who do believe, in whose heart resides the blessed hope of being like Christ, it is a purifying truth.
“And every man that hath this hope in him purifies himself,
even as He is pure.” - I John 3:3
Christ is ALL and that is all.
- Joe Terrell
The Christian knows no change with regard to God. He may be rich today and poor tomorrow; he may be sickly today and well tomorrow; he may be in happiness today and tomorrow be in distress; but THERE IS NO CHANGE WITH REGARD TO HIS RELATIONSHIP TO GOD. If He loved me yesterday, He loves me today. I am neither better nor worse in God than I ever was. Let prospect be blighted, let hopes by blasted, let joy be withered, let mildews destroy everything; I HAVE LOST NOTHING OF WHAT I HAVE IN GOD! - C. H. Spurgeon