January 7, 2018
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
Though troubles assail, and dangers affright
Though friends should all fail, and foes all unite
‘Tis one thing secures us whatever betide
His promise assures us, THE LORD WILL PROVIDE!
The bird without barn or storehouse are fed
From them let us learn to trust for our bread
His saints what is needed shall ne’er be denied
So long as ‘tis written, THE LORD WILL PROVIDE!
His call we obey like Abram of old
We know not the way, but faith makes us bold
For though we are strangers, we have a sure guide
And know in all dangers, THE LORD WILL PROVIDE!
No strength of our own, nor goodness we claim
Our trust is all cast on His precious Name
In this our strong refuge for safety we hide
The Lord is our refuge, THE LORD WILL PROVIDE!
When life is most o’er and death is in view
The Word of His grace will see us safe through
Not fearing nor doubting, with Christ on our side
We hope to die shouting, THE LORD WILL PROVIDE!
(Tune: “O Worship the King” p. 1)
We extend our sincere sympathy to Jan Carver and her family on the death of her father.
We will observe the Lord’s Table this evening.
7th – Henry Lynn 8th – Nancy Benton 8th – Rachel Harries
9th – Emily Bryan 10th – Renee Culver
10th – Cali Warta 12th - AaronWarta
“A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.” - Proverbs 15:1
“I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord.” - Psalm 122:1
What a blessing public worship is! There is no joy that this world has that can compare with being enabled to hear the Gospel as Gospel. I was glad that I had the opportunity to go. I was glad I had the desire to go. Christ has promised His presence where two or three are gathered together in His Name. How sad it is to see people in public worship appear to not be happy to be there. How sad it is when people can miss the preaching of the Gospel without feeling a loss. How sad when public worship becomes difficult to fit into life’s busy schedule instead of my first priority. May the Lord give us grace to always say, “I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord.”
THREE THINGS REGARDING GOD’S GRACE
1. God’s grace is always sovereign. “Therefore, hath He mercy on whom He will have mercy, and whom He will He hardeneth.” (Romans 9:18)
2. Grace is always free. “Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 3:24)
3. Grace is always saving. “By grace are ye saved.” (Ephesians 2:8) God’s grace is not an offer up for man’s acceptance or rejection. His grace sovereignly, freely saves! We cannot believe grace without believing these three things regarding grace.
“Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors”
Our Lord connects the forgiveness of our sins with our willingness to forgive others! He has allowed us to cut out the measure of pardon that we wish to receive based on our willingness to forgive others! God will pardon us in proportion as we are prepared to pardon! If we pardon slowly, this will be our lot. If we pardon not at all, this, too, will be out lot! With this in mind remember the words of our Lord in Mark 11:35 – “When you stand praying, forgive, if you have ought against any: that your Father also which is in Heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” - Copied
An egotist talks about himself and loves to hear others talk about himself. A gossip talks about others and loves to hear other gossips talk about others. A true believer talks about Christ and Him crucified and loves for others to talk about Christ and Him crucified. - Copied
DO NOT JUDGE TOO HARD
Pray do not find fault with the man who limps
Or stumbles along the road
Unless you have worn the shoes he wears
Or struggled beneath his load.
There may be tacks in his shoes that hurt,
Though hidden away from view,
Or the burden he bears, placed on your back,
Might cause you to stumble too.
Don’t sneer at the man who is down today,
Unless you have felt the blow
That caused his fall, or felt the shame
That only the fallen know.
You may be strong, but still the blows
That were his, if dealt to you
In the self-same way at the self-same time
Might cause you to stumble too.
Don’t be too harsh with the man who sins
Or pelt him with words or stones,
Unless you are sure, yea doubly sure,
That you have no sins of your own.
For you know, perhaps if the tempter’s voice
Should whisper as soft to you
As it did to him when he went astray
‘Twould cause you to falter too.
- Author Unknown
In all spiritual things all your temptations, all your darkness, all your wanderings God will overrule. It shall be well with you. There shall never be a night, but that morning shall come; there shall never be a day of trouble, but a day of prosperity shall follow; there shall never be an emptying, but there shall be a filling; there shall never be a bringing down, but that He will raise you up again. Let it be either darkness or light, sorrow or grief, night or day, life or death, time or eternity, “It shall be well with the righteous.” - Scott Richardson