November 13, 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.
HYMN FOR THE DAY
Great God! Thy glory and Thy love
Our humble songs employ
In mercy from Thy throne above
Look down and aid our joy.
Thy presence and Thy glory, Lord
Fill all the realms of space
O let Thy presence, by Thy Word
Divinely fill this place.
This hymn begins the solemn sound
Of holy worship here
May ev’ry saint with joy abound
And reverential fear.
Eternal Spirit! Heav’nly Dove!
Descend and fill this place
Reveal the Saviour’s matchless love
The wonders of His grace!
(Tune: “How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds” p. 53)
There will be no Wednesday evening service November 23rd.
Our Bible Conference will be December 9-11. Please give as you are enabled to cover the extra expenses. Speakers will be Donnie Bell, Bruce Crabtree, Chris Cunningham, Dave Eddmenson, Greg Elmquist, Don Fortner, Gabe Stalnaker, Marvin Stalnaker, and Frank Tate. Sign-up sheets for meals, clean-up, etc. are in the Fellowship Hall.
We rejoice with Ryan Vincent who confessed Christ in believer’s baptism Wednesday evening. May the Lord bless and keep His hand of mercy on each of us.
15th – Carter Steeves 16th – Pamela Weinstock 17th – Joshua Davis
“The King’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water:
He turneth it whithersoever He will.” - Proverbs 21:1
I am writing this article before our Presidential election and by the time you read this, the new President will have been chosen. Remember, “The powers that be are ordained of God.” Whoever was elected was elected because God ordained it. If it is not the person you voted for, you have the blessed assurance it is the person our Sovereign God put in power. And remember this, they really have no power! “Power belongeth unto the Lord.” They cannot do anything apart from God’s purpose and providence. What should we do? Pray for them! We are called upon to pray for and give thanks for “Kings and for all that are in authority that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.” Remember, “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water – He turneth it whithersoever He will.”
Three times in Romans 7 Paul speaks of “The sin that dwelleth in me.” Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit, is giving his experience of sin. Romans 7 is not an excuse for sin, nor a reason to not worry about it or be indifferent toward it. Sin is an infinite evil! But Romans 7 is an explanation of it. Paul says concerning his indwelling sin that he was sold under it. Sold as a slave under sin. He said He hated it. “What I hate I do.” He recognized it. “I know that in me, that is in my flesh dwelleth no good thing.” He said, I do it….“What I hate I do.” It is present with me. “When I would do good, evil is present with me: It is a law in my members warring against the law of my mind. It brought him into captivity. “Bringing me into captivity.” It made him feel wretched. “O wretched man that I am.” It made him know he needed to be rescued and delivered. “Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” But he knew the answer to that question…. “I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” There is one reason that death is attractive to the believer - he will no longer be a sinner!
Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave. – Martin Luther
THE COVENANT OF WORKS OR THE COVENANT OF GRACE
Which do you desire to be under?
The covenant of works was between God and man. God said, “Adam, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat.” Yet God puts conditions in and on the covenant of works. “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it (there was a condition and consequence for disobedience) for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” The covenant of grace is unconditional. In the covenant of grace I never have to worry about whether I have done enough. In the covenant of grace, I never have to worry about whether I have done good enough. Why? Because it is about what Jesus Christ has done for the chosen sinner. It certainly was enough and it certainly was good enough. It was perfect! He is the only One who could satisfy God’s Holy justice and justify me. Why would anyone desire to be under the covenant of works?
- Dave Eddmenson
Those who WEARY of hearing the Gospel, who LOSE INTEREST in hearing the Gospel, and LOSE THEIR NEED of hearing the Gospel of Christ, and His redeeming love and grace, have never REALLY heard the Gospel at all. If one can leave Christ, he has never truly met Him! (John 6:65-69). - Maurice Montgomery
SOMEONE SPILLED PERFUME
When Mary of Bethany anointed the Lord with her costly ointment, it was for Him and Him alone, that she did it. However, the Scriptures tell us that the perfume filled the room and all who were there were blessed and privileged to enjoy the lovely fragrance. So it is with any service done for the love, honor, and glory of Christ, it benefits all of the people of God.
- Joe Terrell
Where God rules there are no accidents, preventable diseases, untimely deaths, stray bullets, or arrows that miss their mark; and God rules everywhere. - Don Fortner