October 23, 2016
Sundays 9:00 am Channel 27-2 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.

Revive Thy Work, O Lord
Create soul-thirst for Thee
And hung’ring for the Word of life
O may our spirits be!

Revive Thy Work, O Lord
Exalt Thy precious name
And by the Holy Ghost our love
For Thee and Thine inflame.

Revive Thy Work, O Lord
Give pow’r unto Thy Word
And may its pure and scared Truth
In living faith be heard.

Revive Thy Work, O Lord
And give refreshing showers
The glory shall be all Thine own
The blessing, Lord be ours.

(Tune: “I Love Thy Kingdom” p. 188)

24th – Carla Bryan 24th – Norman Frye 27th – Mark Mohr
27th – Aaron Warta 28th – Drew Charron 28th – Emma Steeves

Nursery Schedule: AM – Jaime, Jessica C., Kate H.

“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.” - Proverbs 22:1

The Christian actually has a greater struggle with sin then the unbeliever does. Still having the old man, he struggles with fleshly lusts. He can have problems with addictions, failed relationships, emotional turmoil…..and on and on! But his struggle is greater than that of the unbeliever. The believer knows more of the evil of sin because he has a holy nature which finds sin repugnant. He understands how his sin is his fault, and does not make excuses for it. Unlike the unbeliever, the believer sees his sin is against God, which is what makes it so bad. And there is no sin the believer cannot commit than the unbeliever cannot commit but the sin against the Holy Spirit. But the believer’s sins are all forgiven sins. The unbeliever’s sins are unforgiven. The believer will spend eternity in Christ’s presence, perfectly conformed to His image! The unbeliever will spend eternity suffering God’s wrath against sin. While the believer’s struggle with sin is greater than the unbeliever’s, it is shorter. Upon death, there will be no more struggle with sin for the believer! Upon death, the unbeliever’s trouble has just begun, and will never end.

If a man fails to see his complete sinfulness, it is because he does not have a holy nature to see it. It is only the new man that can see the sins of the old man for what they are. And it is the new man that owns the sins of the old man, and looks to Christ only for righteousness.

The church willingly submits to her Lord (Eph. 5:22). The wife willingly submits to the husband (Eph. 5:22). Servants are called on to willingly submit to their masters (Titus 2:9). Believers are called upon to willingly submit to their pastors (Heb. 13:17). Believers are called upon to willingly submit themselves to one another (Eph. 5:21). We are even called upon to submit ourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake (I Peter 2:13). Forced submission is not submission at all. Refusal to submit comes from lack of love and respect. But willing submission is a joyous thing. It is born of grace and true humility. Peter said, “Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble” (I Peter 5:5). The only thing that prevents willing submission is pride.

When the widow cast in her two mites she was left with nothing. She was now completely dependent of the Lord to give her what she needed. What a blessed place to be!
When men attempt to make the Gospel more appealing to the flesh by seeking to present it in a less offensive way, they no longer have the Gospel that is the power of God unto salvation. They have a neutered Gospel which cannot give a sinner life. In their attempt to present the Gospel in a way more likely to be received, using wisdom of words, they make the Gospel of none effect. They also prove they know nothing of the saving power of the Gospel.

If there was ever one who had the bare minimum of what was needed to be saved, it was the thief on the cross. But he also had the maximum. It is not like he just barely made it in. He had such a fullness of salvation in Christ that nothing could be added to it. Christ alone is our salvation.
Nothing more! Nothing less! Nothing else!

To speak what I do NOT believe is hypocrisy. NOT to speak what I do believe is cowardly. To speak what I believe only when and where I know it will be received is deceitful. – Pastor Henry Mahan

The grace of God influences both the understanding and the affections. Warm affections without knowledge, can rise no higher than superstition; and that knowledge which does not influence the heart and affections will only make a hypocrite. - John Owen

Christ’s death is not a pattern but a payment. His death is not an example but an atonement. His death does not revive us but it redeems us. Our problem is with the Law and with the Holy Justice of God, and we cannot go free until someone pays that sin debt before a Holy God. Now God can receive us and pardon us because the Lord Jesus Christ paid our sin debt to whom it was owed. God set the price and Christ paid it.
- Pastor Milton Howard

Free grace no more makes a person want to sin than health makes a person want to get sick again. The notion of sovereign grace giving people a license to sin is the foolish excuse of Pharisees who are not willing to give up their own righteousness. God forbid such talk. – Pastor Paul Mahan