September 3, 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
Begin my tongue, some heavenly theme
And speak some boundless thing
The mighty works and mightier Name
Of our Eternal King.
Tell of His wondrous faithfulness
And sound His Name abroad
Sing the sweet promise of His grace
And our Redeeming Lord.
Proclaim salvation from the Lord
For sinful, dying men
His hand has writ the Holy Word
With an Immortal pen.
Oh might I hear Thy heavenly tongue
But whisper, “Thou art mine!”
Those precious words would raise my song
To notes almost divine!
(Tune: “According To Thy Gracious Word” p. 192)
Clay Curtis, pastor of the Sovereign Grace Baptist Church of Ewing, NJ will preach for us this evening.
We will resume the preacher’s class this Saturday, Sept. 9th at 10:00am.
Our Bible Conference dates this year are December 8 - 10.
Upcoming Bible Conferences
Sept. 8 – 10 New Castle, IN
Sept. 15 – 17 Kingsport, TN
Oct. 20 – 22 College Grove, TN
4th – Bob Covert 5th – Shari Greenleaf 9th – Todd Nibert
“He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.” - Proverbs 10:4
God said to Adam, “In the day you eat thereof you shall surely die.” When Adam ate, he most surely died. Not physically, but spiritually. Just as a dead man is unable and incapable of performing the functions of life, a spiritually dead man is unable and incapable of performing the functions of spiritual life. He can no more repent and believe then a dead man can breathe or see. Any doctrine that denies or contradicts the total inability and depravity of man, his spiritual death at his birth, is a false doctrine. It is impossible to receive any doctrine that denies this and still believe the Gospel of Grace. Somebody once said, “Wrong on the fall, wrong in it all.” All false doctrine has this at its core: making man more than he is…dead in sins. And something that always goes along with that is making God less than He is. The two always go together. And wherever they are taught and believed, the Gospel is rejected.
A Believer’s Desire and Constant Prayer
Lord, make me to be as loving to others, as you have been to me. Make me to be as gracious to others, as you have been to me. Make me to be as merciful to others, as you have been to me. Make me to be as kind to others, as you have been to me. Make me to be as compassionate to others, as you have been to me. Make me to be as tender-hearted to others, as you have been to me. Make me to be as forgiving to others, as you have been to me. Make me to be as caring to others, as you have been to me. Make me to be as giving to others, as you have been to me. I know one day I will be just like you, and all of these traits will come naturally. But until then, my sinful flesh does everything in its power to serve self, and despise others. So I ask that you would cause these holy desires to reveal themselves in kind and gracious actions to others…not to earn salvation, not to maintain or prove my salvation, but to serve and please the One who loved me and gave Himself for me. Amen. - Brian DuFour
Why is sin suffered to dwell in us, make us groan and distress us? To make it more hateful to us, to put us out of conceit with ourselves and our own righteousness, and to endear Christ’s atonement and righteousness to our souls, that all our comfort should spring from Him.
- William Mason, 1719-1791
THE WORKS OF GOD
“Then said they unto Him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent.” - John 6:28-29
A dear friend of mine works in the medical field and her position requires that she ask patients a series of questions, one being, the patient’s place of employment. Recently a lady told her that she was retired but that she now “worked for Jesus”. I was unaware that the Lord Jesus was an employer. The Scripture informs me that His work was a solo work of righteousness that is now finished (John 19:30). God’s Word declares that any work of righteousness that a sinner does is nothing but “filthy rags”. Paul tells us, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). So, according to God’s Word, any work for Jesus done in this life is a filthy work, and unprofitable work, and a boastful work. If you desire to work the works of God, simply believe on the Lord Jesus Christ Whom God has sent. - David Eddmenson
There are really only two religions in the world. One of Cain and the other of Abel. One of Ishmael and the other of Isaac. One of Esau and the other of Jacob. One of law and the other of promise. One of Mount Sinai and the other of Mount Calvary. One condemns, the other finds no fault. One leads to bondage, the other to freedom. One tendeth to death, the other to life. One of weakness, the other of power. One of merit, the other of mercy. One of the weakness of the letter, the other of the power of the Spirit. - Unknown
“He setteth the poor on high.” - Psalm 107:41
How high? Above the reach of the curse, which shall never touch him, above the power of Satan, which shall never ruin him, above the reigning influence of sin, which “Shall not have dominion over him”, above the possibility of being banished from His presence, for “Israel shall be saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation.” - Joseph Irons