September 10, 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
Compared with Christ, in all beside
No comeliness I see
The one thing needful, dearest Lord
Is to be one with Thee.
The sense of Thy expiring love
Into my soul convey
Thyself bestow; for Thee alone
I absolutely pray.
Less than Thyself will not suffice
My comfort to restore
More than Thyself I cannot crave
And Thou canst give no more.
Loved of my God, for Him again
With love intense I burn
Chosen of Thee e’re time began
I choose Thee in return.
Whate’re consists not with Thy love
Oh teach me to resign
I’m rich to all the intents of bliss
If Thou, O God, art mine.
(Tune: “According to Thy Gracious Word” p. 192)
We rejoice with Megan Harries, Allison Vincent, and Sharon Vincent who will confess Christ in Believer’s Baptism this morning.
Paul Mahan, Pastor of the Central Grace Church in Rocky Mount, VA will preach for us this evening.
16th – Lyn Covert
Our Bible Conference dates this year are December 8 – 10.
Upcoming Bible Conferences
Sept. 15 – 17 Kingsport, TN
Oct. 20 – 22 College Grove, TN
“He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.” - Proverbs 17:15
IS CHRIST ALL TO YOU?
“Christ is all in all” (Col. 3:11). Christ is all that God is because, “In Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” He is all to God in salvation because, “God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” He is the only reason. He is all in the Scriptures for, “They are they which testify of Me.” Is He all to you? That can be answered by this one simple question. Is He all that you have? It is only if He is all that you have that He is all to you. You plead nothing but Him! Christ and anything negates Christ is all. Christ alone is all in every aspect of our salvation. If you find any hope anywhere but Christ only, Christ is not all to you. In reality, if Christ is not all to you, He is nothing to you. If all you have is Christ, it that enough? Only if He is all you have. If you have anything with Him, you will find that you really do not have Him at all!
The sovereignty of God may be defined as the exercise of His supremacy. Being infinitely elevated above the highest creature, He is the Most High, Lord of heaven and earth. Subject to none, influenced by none, absolutely independent; God does as He pleases, only as He pleases, always as He pleases. None can thwart Him, none can hinder Him. So His own Word expressly declares: “My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure” (Isaiah 46:10); “He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay His hand” (Daniel 4:35). Divine sovereignty means that God is God in fact, as well as in name, that He is on the Throne of the universe, directing all things, working all things “After the counsel of His own will” (Ephesians 1:11). - A. W. Pink
Faith is not the Savior. It was not faith that was born at Bethlehem and died on Golgotha for us. It was not faith that loved us and gave itself for us, that bore our sin in its own body on the tree, that died and rose again for our sins. Faith is one thing, the Saviour is another. Faith is one thing, and the cross is another. Let us not confound them nor ascribe to a poor, imperfect act of man that which belongs exclusively to the Son of the living God. - Horatius Bonar
Man’s religion teaches a sinner must “straighten up” enough for God to save him. Then he must gradually and progressively grow holier, overcoming this sin and that sin, until he is fit for heaven. This is called progressive sanctification (holiness). God’s religion declares that every sinner saved by the grace of God is wholly holy from the second he is born again, and can get no holier, for Christ is his holiness - “But ye are washed, but ye are sanctified (holy), but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Sprit of our God” (I Cor. 6:11). Man’s religion implies the righteousness of Christ is not enough, you must contribute your part to become holier and holier. God’s religion declares, “Ye are complete (full, whole) in Him” (Col. 2:10). That means every elect sinner, given faith in Christ, is fully holy, is wholly holy, and as fit for heaven as he will ever be.
- Brian Du Four
No sinner can or will turn to God until he has been turned by God. None can or will call upon the Name of the Lord until they have been called, effectually and irresistibly called, by the Lord. None can or will come to Christ for grace until Christ has come to him in grace.
- Don Fortner
It does not make a bit of sense for anyone to expect a reward for something he didn’t have anything to do with. Faith is the gift of God, and everything is the gift of grace from start to finish. All good works are of God. From God’s eternal purpose all the way to eternal glory, it is all God’s grace in Christ. You can count your dung if you want to, but it sure smells bad. - Jack Shanks
When asked of the ground of hope that the false professor has of salvation, he looks back to some act or experience or inward to some imagined goodness for hope. But the believer only looks outward and upward by faith to Christ and His effectual sacrifice! - Copied