March 12, 2017
Sundays 9:00 am WKYT Channel 27-2
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
With harps and with vials there stands a great throng
In the presence of Jesus and sings this new song
To Him who hath loved us and washed us from sin
To Him be the glory forever, Amen.

All these once were sinners, defiled in His sight
Now arrayed in pure garments, Their voices unite
To Him who hath loved us and washed us from sin
To Him be the glory forever, Amen.

He maketh a rebel a priest and a king
He hath bought us and taught us this new song to sing
To Him who hath loved us and washed us from sin
To Him be the glory forever, Amen.

Aloud in His praises our voices shall ring
So that others, believing, this new song shall sing
To Him who hath loved us and washed us from sin
To Him be the glory forever, Amen.

(Tune: “How Firm a Foundation” p. 268)



We will observe the Lord’s Table this evening.

Birthdays
12th – Chance Borders 13th – Isaac Hands 13th – Nicholas Creamer
14th – Aaron Greenleaf 16th – Jacob Davis

Upcoming Bible Conferences
Hurricane Road Grace Church - Ashland, KY April 7-9
Katy Baptist Church - Fairmont, WV April 14-16


“A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.” - Proverbs 16:9

 


SATISFACTION
When God raised Christ from the dead it was because He was completely satisfied with what He did, and He was completely satisfied with all whom Christ died for. He could ask for no more and accept no less. His justice: satisfied! The requirements of the law: satisfied! His purpose of the salvation of the elect: satisfied! Christ was satisfied with what He did. “He shall see the travail of His soul and be satisfied.” No failure or discouragement. Everything He intended to do, He did do. He completely glorified His Father and completely saved His bride. And every believer finds complete satisfaction in the same thing the Father, Son, and Spirit does. While we are not satisfied with ourselves and will not be until we awake in His likeness, we are satisfied with His salvation. Being complete in Him, we are not looking for anything else. What a blessing! Satisfaction.




DO YOU REJOICE IN HIS SOVEREIGNTY?
If I admit that God’s will regulates the great movements of the universe I must admit that it equally regulates the small. It must do this, for the great depend upon the small. The minutest movement of my will is regulated by the will of God. And in this I rejoice. Woe is me if it be not so. If I shrink from so unlimited control and guidance, it is plain that I dislike the idea of being wholly at the disposal of God. I am wishing to be in part at my own disposal. I am ambitious of regulating the lesser movements of my will, while I give up the greater to His control. And thus it comes out that I wish to be a god to myself. I do not like the thought of God having all the disposal of my destiny. If He gets His will, I am afraid that I shall not get mine. It comes out, more over, that the God about whose love I was so fond of speaking, is a God to whom I cannot trust myself implicitly for eternity. Yes, this is the real truth. Man’s dislike at God’s sovereignty arises from his suspicion of God’s heart. And yet the men in our day, who deny this absolute sovereignty, are the very men who profess to rejoice in the love of God – who speak of that love as if there were nothing else in God but love. The more I understand of the character of God, as revealed in Scripture, the more shall I see that He must be sovereign, and the more shall I rejoice from my inmost heart that He is so. - Horatius Bonar

“ ... There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called
in one hope of your calling; One lord, one faith, one baptism,
one God and Father of all…” - Ephesians 4:1-4
It is often lamented that the church of the Lord Jesus is fractured, divided into many fragments, and that all effort ought to be exercised in order to bring all Christians together into one group. This would be an utter waste of time; not because such a goal is not laudable nor because it is unattainable, but because the goal has already been reached! ALL CHRISTIANS ARE UNITED! Note that it does not say, “There OUGHT TO BE one body…” or “We SHOULD seek TO BE one body…” but, “There IS one body.” And this one body is in agreement in its hope and in its faith, for there IS (not “ought to be”) one hope and one faith. So it is needless to bring together true believers, for it has already been done; and it is impossible to bring together people of different faiths, for they that are of different faith are not of the same body. The sad case that often exists is that true believers divide over issues which are not matters of the faith. By all means, let us exert every effort to bring down the foolish, fleshly walls that divide us; but we cannot, we must not, we DARE not tear down those walls that divide Truth from error, and thus, believers from unbelievers. Often this dividing wall that defines the “one body” of believers will divide a household, a church, even spouses, parents, and siblings. But the dividing wall of Truth must not be altered to pacify even our nearest kinsman or friend.
- Joe Terrell




THE BELIEVER
The believer is perfect in Christ, but in himself is a poor, feeble creature, ever liable to fall. Oh, the blessedness of having One who can mange all his affairs for him at the right hand of the Majesty in the Heavens: One who upholds him continually by the right hand of His righteousness: One who will never let him go: One who is able to save to the uttermost: One who is the same yesterday, today and forever: One who will bear him triumphantly through all the difficulties and dangers that surround him and finally, present him faultless before the presence of His Glory with exceeding joy. Blessed forever be the grace that has made such ample provision for all our sins in the Blood of a spotless victim and the intercession of a Divine High Priest.
- Scott Richardson