November 6, 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.

Thou, Christ, the great Jehovah art
The Fount of holiness
And, God with us, Thou art become
The Lord our Righteousness.

Oh, wash us with Thy blood and clothe
With Thy pure spotless dress
Oh, hide us in Thyself, and be
The Lord our Righteousness.

Make us by grace to be indeed
What we in word profess
Oh, make us like unto Thyself
The Lord our Righteousness.

Pour on us showers of Thy grace
Increase our fruitfulness
That we may yield Thine own to Thee
The Lord our Righteousness.

So, in Thy glorious image raised
May we Thy mercy bless
And sing forever praise to Thee
The Lord our Righteousness.

(Tune: “Come Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove” p. 158)

We will observe the Lord’s Table this evening.

Ryan Vincent will confess Christ in believer’s baptism this Wednesday evening.

Mark your calendar now and plan to attend a gathering hosted by Andy and Megan Davis at their home for the adults on Friday, December 16th.

8th – Daniel Holthaus 9th – Ryan Vincent 11th – Norma Johnson
11th – Peggy Mohr 11th – Hannah Summers
11th – Elizabeth Vincent 11th – Patsy White

“The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the Lord.” - Proverbs 19:3

“I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord” (Psalm 122:1). The house of the Lord is where God’s people meet together to worship God and hear the Gospel. What gladness there is in the Gospel! And how sad it is when one no longer feels glad. It becomes difficult to attend because there are so many other things that need attended to. The preacher has become dry and boring. If there is no gladness, either I am in a place I should leave because the Gospel is not preached, or I am in a bad state of heart. Lord, enable me to say from my heart, “I was glad when they said unto me, let us go unto the house of the Lord.”

God the Holy Spirit called Barzillai a very great man. You can read his story in II Samuel 19:30-40. He is the man who provided for David while David was hiding from Absolom. He loved the King and would put himself at risk out of loyalty to the King. He simply trusted David to do whatever seemed good to him to do: if it was good to David it was good to Barzillai as well. He was generous toward David, he did not serve him for recompense nor believe himself to be worthy of meritorious reward because he was a truly humble man. He did not want to be a burden to David. In other words, he was not a user. But he did ask things of David of which David said, “Whatever you ask you will have.”
If a man loves and is loyal to Christ, if a man will put himself at risk for Christ, if a man trusts Christ and is generous toward Christ, if a man does not want to be a burden to others, and if he asks great things of Christ, God calls him a great man. Should we not all aspire to that greatness.

An esteemed friend who kindly read through my book on the Sovereignty of God, and to whom I am indebted for a number of suggestions, has pointed out that GRACE is MORE than “unmerited favour.” To feed a tramp who calls on me is “unmerited favour”, but it is scarcely grace! But suppose that after he has robbed me I should feed this starving tramp – that would be grace. Grace then is favour shown where there is positive demerit in the one receiving it. Grace is unearned, undeserved, and the free gift of God which He bestows on whom He pleases. - A. W. Pink

“But Jesus beheld them and said unto them, with men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible” (Matt. 19:26). Man’s religion reminds me of a TV show in the early 70’s called “Mission Impossible.” Men were given a dangerous mission that they could accept or refuse to try and accomplish, at great risk to their lives. In the same manner, men and women in religious establishments throughout the world choose to take on the mission of saving their sinful soul through walking aisles, repeating choreographed prayers, giving their heart to Jesus, speaking in tongues, rubbing Buddha’s belly, taking sacrament, adhering to the five points of Calvinism, clutching beads, handling snakes, constructing hospitals and orphanages, sending donations to Joel Osteen, posting the Ten Commandments, joining promise-keepers, and so on and so on and so on, at great risk to their lives.
Oh that God would reveal to them that with men it is mission impossible, but with God it is mission accomplished! It is impossible for a sinful man to saved his or anyone else’s sinful soul, but not so with God. His precious Son, the spotless Lamb of God, put away the sin of all of God’s elect, nailing them to the tree, sealing their salvation when He cried – “It is finished!” Nothing left to do. No danger, no risk. Just rest, and joy, and peace, in believing that Christ successfully accomplished what He set out to do…. “Thou shalt call His name Jesus: for He shall save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). Mission accomplished! – Brian DuFour

1. If we do not forgive, we will not be forgiven. “If you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your heavenly Father forgive you your trespasses.”
2. We will be forgiven in the same way we forgive others. “Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.”
3. We will be happier! How bitter and resentful the person who has been wronged can become, but how cleansing it is to forgive.
4. When we fail to forgive, Satan has the advantage over us. “To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ; Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices” (II Cor. 2:10-11).
5. It lies in the very nature of God to forgive, and when we forgive it is the most God-like thing we can ever do!