October 9, 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.
Glory to our Heavenly Father
Fountain of Eternal love
Who, His wondering sheep to gather
Sent our Saviour from above.
To the Son all praise be given
Who with love unknown before
Left the bright abode of Heaven
And our sins and sorrows bore.
Holy Ghost from both proceeding
Let Thy praise our breadth employ
Earnest of our future glory
Source of holiness and joy.
Praise the God of our salvation
Praise the Father’s boundless love
Praise the Lamb, our expiation
Priest and King enthroned above.
(Tune: “Jesus Calls Us” p.374)
Everyone is invited to the wedding of Don Martin and Maggie Patterson here at the church this Saturday, October 15th at 7:00pm with the reception immediately following in the Fellowship Hall. The invitation and RSVP is in the foyer.
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
11th – Hunter Small 12th – Doug Hacker 13th – Jaime Greenleaf
14th – Tom Fitzpatrick 14th – Maybelle Lynn
Nursery Schedule: AM – Rebekah V., Kelli H., Maybelle
“Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.” - Proverbs 18:12
FAITH ALONE IS NEVER ALONE
What is meant by faith alone? It is the only kind of faith there is. If it is not alone, it is not faith in Christ. Faith alone looks to Christ only. Faith alone sees that God looks to Christ alone for everything He requires of the sinner. Faith alone does not look to works to help buttress its assurance. Faith alone looks to Christ alone. And works based assurance is a false assurance. Faith alone is never alone. There will be evidence that faith alone is there. Faith alone will not tolerate any doctrine contrary to it. And faith alone deserves to glorify the only object of its faith with a life that honors Him. Faith that is alone is never alone!
We do the five points of grace a disservice when we call them the five points of Calvanism. Total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace, and the perseverance of the saints is not a man made system of doctrine, or a human perspective. The points of grace are the clear teaching of Scripture. It is impossible to preach the Gospel of God and not preach all five points. While you can preach the five points without preaching the Gospel, you cannot preach the Gospel and not preach the five points. And woe be unto the man who tries to do so by dressing up the five points in such a way that makes them unrecognizable. All that does is remove the offence of the Gospel and make it powerless to save.
BLESSED BY GOD’S CHOICE
We preach election because there is not a single blessing that comes to us from the hand of our Redeemer that is not stamped with the hand of God’s electing love. The Scriptures say, “God hath blessed us according as He hath chosen us” (Eph. 1:3-4). Again, “He hath chosen us that we should by holy” (Eph. 1:4). Again, “The God of our fathers hath chosen thee that thou shouldst know His will” (Acts 22:14). It is not in ourselves that these blessings are contained. We have them because of OUR UNION WITH CHRIST, and we are united with Christ because of the Father’s Divine and Sovereign choice. - Henry Mahan
LAMPS OF PURE OLIVE OIL
“Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually” (Lev. 24:2). Israel was to burn lamps of pure olive oil every day from evening until morning. Why? Because lamps provide light during the dark of the day from evening until morning. What else happened every evening and morning? The sacrifice on the altar. One in the morning for the sins of Israel in their sleep, one in the evening for the sins of Israel while awake. And the lamp of pure olive oil, the Gospel of grace, sheds light on and reveals how a sinful people can be accepted in the presence of a Holy God – through the pure and perfect sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ! May God give us spiritual light and understanding to rejoice in the finished work of Christ!
- Brian DuFour
I love how God the Holy Spirit, through the apostle Paul, makes reference to himself in the book of Romans 4:5. God refers to Himself as, “Him that justifieth the ungodly.” By this 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 JUSTIFES 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.”
- Dave Eddmenson
If God is sovereign, and His is (Daniel 4:35); if we are begotten of God according to His own will, and we are (James 1:8); if the New Birth is not a result of the will of man, and it most certainly is not (John 1:18); then what is being preached from most pulpits is not from God. Brethren, listen to the message that is being preached and if it contradicts God’s Word, COME AWAY FROM IT! Irreverence to the inspired Word of God breeds irreverence to God Himself. - Author Unknown
Let us go to Calvary to learn how we may be forgiven; and then let us linger there to learn how we may forgive. There shall we see what sin is, as it murders the Lord of love; and see also how Almighty mercy prevailed against it. - C. H. Spurgeon