June 25, 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
Sons of God redeemed by blood
Raise your songs to Zion’s God
Made from condemnation free
Grace triumphant sing with me.
Calvary’s wonders let us trace
Justice magnified in grace
Mark the crimson streams and say
Thus my sins were washed away.
Wrath Divine no more we dread
Vengeance smote our Surety’s head
Demands of justice fully met
Christ hath paid the dreadful debt.
Lamb of God! Thy death hath giv’n
Pardon, peace and hope of heav’n
It is finished; let us raise
Songs of gratitude and praise.
(Tune: “Depth of Mercy” p. 233)
I leave for Mexico tomorrow, along with Greg Elmquist and Reynaldo Pena`. We will speak at the preacher’s class on Tuesday and preach for the church in Merida on Wednesday and Thursday. Reynaldo will translate for us. I will return on Friday, Lord willing. Remember the churches in Mexico that the Lord will guide and direct them.
27th – Paul D. Daniel 28th – Lissie McGuire 28th – David Parker
28th – Jessica Scifres 29th – Emily Dickerson 29th – Hannah Dickerson
“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.” - Proverbs 12:15
TO TRUST IS TO OBEY
There is a song in our hymn book whose chorus says, “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey.” Those words are a denial of the obedience of faith. Lest anyone defend the song, the writer says, “But we never can prove the delights of His love until all on the altar we lay.” Our works on an altar? Blasphemy! To trust is to obey and to trust and obey is to disobey the Gospel. The command of the Gospel is to “Believe only.” To have assurance by my works of obedience is to have a false assurance. We obey the Gospel when we look to Christ only as All in our salvation. Nothing more, nothing less, and nothing else. To trust is to obey. To trust and obey is to disobey.
JUDGE NOTHING BEFORE THE TIME
“Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.” - I Corinthians 4:5
We all have a point of view. And we generally think our point of view is right. We believe ourselves to be justified in our actions. But someone else may have a completely different point of view concerning the same actions and believe themselves to be right in having a different view of the same actions that I justify myself in. I am afraid the Proverb, “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes” applies to all of us. There is only one point of view that counts. There is only One who can see accurately. The Lord Himself. I must judge nothing before the time, realizing my right point of view may be wrong, and my brother’s wrong point of view may be right. What should I do? Judge nothing before the time.
PREACH THE WORD
I saw, last week, a brother from the backwoods of America, and he said to me, “Twenty years ago, I was in your vestry, and you did me much good by something that you said to me.” I asked, “What did I say?” And the good man replied, “You said, ‘Brother, as a minister, there are two occasions upon which you ought to preach Jesus Christ.’” I enquired, “What are those two occasions?” You answered, “In season, and out of season.” - C. H. Spurgeon
WORK OUT WHAT GOD HAS WORKED IN
Paul said to the Philippians, “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” (Phil. 12:12). Give attention to every aspect and every problem. Not in an apathetic, lackadaisical, or fatalistic way; but in fear and trembling. The fear and trembling that comes from the consequences of a failure to work out our own salvation. But then we are given great encouragement to work out our own salvation from this precious promise. “For it is God that worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure” (Phil 12:13). If you find you lack the will to work out what He calls you to do, plead this promise…. Lord, you said in your Word that it is You who works in us both to will and to do Thy good pleasure. Lord, work in me both the willing and the doing of Thy good pleasure, so I can work out my own salvation with fear and trembling. Lord, you promised you would do this. “Do as Thou hast said” (II Sam. 7:25). It is not presumption to ask God to do what He said He would in His Word.
God’s works of grace are more miraculous then His other works such as creation or the physical miracles of the Lord Jesus. Here is why. It took the death of the God-Man to enable Him to perform the works of grace. The death of the Son of God was not necessary in the performing of any of His other miracles.
Every departure from the doctrine of election in any degree has been a departure from the Gospel; for such departure always involves the introduction of some obligation on man’s part to make a contribution to his own salvation, a contribution he simply cannot make. - A. C. Custance
CHRIST IS ALL OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. In the teeth of all thy sins, believe that He is thy righteousness still. Thy good works do not improve His righteousness; thy bad works do not stain it. This is a robe which the best deeds cannot mar. Thou standest in Him, not in thyself. Whatever, then, thy doubts and fears may have been, do now, poor troubled, distressed, distracted believer, say again, “Yes, He is the Lord my righteousness.” - C. H. Spurgeon
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) - Pastor Maurice Montgomery