July 9, 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
Join, every tongue, to sing
The mercies of the Lord
The love of Christ, our King
Let every heart record
He saved us from the wrath of God
And paid our ransom with His blood. (Repeat)
What wondrous grace was this!
We sinned, and Jesus died
He wrought the righteousness
And we were justified
We ran the score to lengths extreme
And all the debt was charged on Him. (Repeat)
A monument of grace
A sinner saved by blood
The streams of love I trace
Up to the fountain, God
And in His wondrous mercy see
Eternal thoughts of love to me. (Repeat)
(Tune: “Arise, My Soul, Arise”)
UPCOMING BIBLE CONFERENCE
July 21 – 23 Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, Ewing, NJ
15th – Betsy Burch 15th – Pam Murphy
“He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.” - Proverbs 17:9
“For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.” - I Corinthians 2:2
If a man ever sees the glory of the cross of Christ, all other issues will become non-issues.
NEW AND OLD
“Every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.” - Matthew 13:52
The Gospel we preach is both old and new at the same time. It is as old as God, called the eternal Gospel. It you hear something new, or novel, it is not true! Yet it always comes as news. New. Fresh. Needed for today. And that is the way it is to be preached and believed. It we introduce something new it is wrong, and it if is proclaimed in an old, stale way it is wrong. If our faith is old, living off of yesterday’s experience, it is not real. If our faith is in something that is new it is not real. Preaching and believing is always both new and old. Christ is the Ancient of days who has the dew of His youth. That is why our faith is both old and new.
If we do not forgive, we have never been forgiven.
If we do not show mercy, we have never been shown mercy.
If we do not love, we have never been loved.
If we do not preach the Gospel, we have never known the Gospel.
If we do not see Christ as all, we do not know Christ at all.
If we are not gracious, we have never experienced grace.
Paul had just made the glorious statement, “Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.” Your sin is not too great or too strong for God’s grace. Grace saves! Grace reigns! Paul then anticipates the objection he knew men would make, “Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound.” That is like saying, “Let’s continue in being sick that health may abound.” We are thankful for salvation by grace. And we want to live lives that reflect His grace toward us. I do not want my life to be seen as a life where sin abounds. I want my life to be seen as a life where grace abounds! I do not want to use grace to excuse my sin, but may grace enable me to live a holy life.
Nothing so quickly exposes the enmity, the bitter hatred, of the heart of man toward God as the declaration of His absolute sovereignty in the exercise of His grace, having mercy on whom He will have mercy and hardening whom He will harden; and nothing more rejoices and humbles the heart of those who are born of God. – Don Fortner
Any sermon that does not have Christ in the beginning, the middle, and the end is a mistake in conception and a crime in execution. And I heartily say, “Amen!” The apostle Paul never said, “Woe is unto me if I preach not”, but “Woe is unto me if I preach not the Gospel.” And he told the Corinthians, “I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” Any man who stands before men and women in the name of God and does not plainly, clearly, and consistently preach the Gospel of God’s glory and grace in Christ Jesus is the worst sort of a criminal! He is a deceiver and murderer of the souls of men and women! - Scott Richardson
If we could peer into heaven and see that great number of departed and glorified saints, I think we would see Abraham and his nephew Lot, Joshua and Rahab the harlot, Samuel and Samson, the penitent thief, and the apostle Paul, all dressed in THE VERY SAME RAIMENT – that beautiful garment of salvation, the righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ which was freely given them (Isaiah 61:10). After all, nothing less will make a sinner acceptable in God’s sight and qualified for heaven! And what is there more? Can anything be added to the righteousness of Christ? Can anything make a sinner MORE approved of God? The Lord Jesus Christ is ALL the believer’s justifying righteousness (I Cor. 1:30; II Cor. 5:21). - Henry Mahan
Preaching is more than a religious ceremony or some facts to be debated, accepted, or rejected. True preaching is God speaking through a man and carried with it a call – a command from the living God to be received and obeyed. - Henry Mahan
Grace ceases to be grace unless it is totally and absolutely irrespective of anything and everything, whether good or bad, in the objects of it. - Augustus Toplady