July 30, 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
In looking through my tears one day
I saw Mount Calvary
Beneath the cross there flowed a stream
Of grace enough for me! (Repeat)

While standing there, my trembling heart
Once full of agony
Could scarce believe the sight I saw
Of grace enough for me! (Repeat)

When I beheld my every sin
Nailed to the cruel true
I felt a flood go through my soul
Of grace enough for me! (Repeat)

When I am safe within the veil
My portion there will be
To sing through all the years to come
Of grace enough for me! (Repeat)

(Tune: “Majestic Sweetness” p. 52)


Bring a dish next Sunday August 6th for our church dinner after the morning service. There will be no evening service next Sunday.

Birthdays
1st – Lilyana Scifres 4th – Brodi Proffitt



UNMERITED OR DEMERITED?
To define God’s grace as unmerited favor fails to set forth the concept of God’s grace. If I would randomly pick you from off of the street and give you $5,000.00, it would be unmerited grace to you because you did nothing to merit it. But if you had brutally murdered my only child and I gave you $5,000.00, that is more than unmerited favor. It is demerited favor. You demerit any hope of gaining my favor, and the favor I extend would be demerited favor. Unmerited favor puts the sinner in too high of a position. How glorious is God’s grace, that He does not merely offer the grace to the murderers of His Son, but He saves them by His grace - ask the Roman centurion who presided over the death of Christ and was given saving faith. Unmerited favor fails to tell the Truth. It was demerited favor that saved me.

 


“Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.” - Proverbs 16:19


TRUE RELIGION
True religion arises out of a true knowledge of God as He is revealed in the Scriptures. True religion arises out of a true knowledge of man as he is described in the Scriptures. True religion arises out of a sense and understanding of the great things God has done for sinners in the Lord Jesus Christ. True religion produces a well-grounded hope in the soul, based upon the word of God. True religion produces a spirit of love and surrender of one’s self to Jesus Christ as Lord. True religion will make the goodness and grace of God to me to be the principle and model of my conduct to others. True religion presses upon men three goals not attainable in the flesh, but the seed of which is planted here and begins to grow: (1) Total commitment to Jesus Christ. (2) Total communion with Jesus Christ, and (3) Total conformity to Jesus Christ.
- John Newton



Men and women are not going to come to hear you preach “the doctrines of grace”. But if needy sinners get wind of the fact that you are preaching “the Christ of grace,” they will give you a hearing. When you only preach to my head in acts so numerous and terms so tedious, you weary me and forget that I am a human with emotions and a hungry HEART! I laugh, I cry, I love, I feel, I sorrow, I doubt, I fear, and I need a minister with whom I can identify in all of these, who has the message of God’s mercy, not cold, calculated creeds which ignore these human traits. The Arminian cheerleader sings joyful hymns, weeps, laughs, rejoices, and calls for men to commit themselves to a movement with NO message of hope or assurance. The Calvinistic professor stands rigidly in his pulpit of pious orthodoxy, daring not to weep lest he be called emotional, daring not to laugh lest he be thought frivolous, daring not to call mourners or seekers lest he be called a free-willer, daring not to let people know him or get close to him lest he lose their respect and awe. Someone may find out he is only a sinner saved by grace. “Lord, deliver me from having to listen to either one of them, and send an Elijah of like passions who will minister to my heart and to my head – the whole man. – Author Unknown

 

DULL OF HEARING
“Ye are dull of hearing” – Hebrews 5:11
Dullness of hearing is a deplorable state to be in. He went on to say, “You ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again.” If we are dull of hearing, it is our fault! Dullness of hearing has sin at its root. “If any man will do His will, he shall know the doctrine” (John 7:17). Not knowing has something to do with a lack of compliance to His will. When we are dull of hearing we cannot digest the meat of the Word; and are “unskillful in the word of righteousness.” Unskillful means inexperienced. This lack of experience renders us unable to discern between good and evil, law and Gospel, works and grace. Dullness of hearing is a chastisement toward the child of God for disobedience, or a judgment executed against the unbelievers for their unbelief. Numberless are the things that bring on this dullness of hearing. Only one thing can bring us out! His Grace! Lord, cause me to be one “Who will do His will.” “Speak Lord, thy servant heareth.”

 


“There is a wide difference between your religions and mine,” said a Christian lady to one in whose spiritual condition she had long been interested. “Indeed,” said he, “how is that?” “Your religion,” she replied, “has only two letters in it, and mine has four.” It seems that this gentleman was one of that numerous class seeking to get to haven by their doings, by attention to ordinances and ceremonies, by what the apostle, in the ninth of Hebrews, terms “dead works.” But he did not understand about the “two letter” or the “four”. His friend had often spoken to him, and on the occasion to which our anecdote refers she had called to take her leave of him for some time, as she was about to go from home.
“What do you mean,” said he, “by two letters and four?” “Why, your religion,” said the lady “is D-O; whereas mine is D-O-N-E.” This was all that passed. The lady took her leave; but her words remained and did their work in the soul of her friend – a revolutionary work, verily. The entire current of his thoughts was changed. DO is one thing; DONE is quite another. The former is legalism; the latter is Gospel.
- Author Unknown



The nature of the atonement settles its extent! If the atonement merely made salvation possible, it applies to all men. If the atonement secured salvation for those who are and will be saved, then it has reference only to the elect. - Loraine Boettner