February 18, 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
Father of heav’n whose love profound
A ransom for our souls hath found
Before Thy Throne we sinners bend
To us Thy pardoning love extend.

Almighty Son, Incarnate Word
Our Prophet, Priest, Redeemer, Lord
Before Thy Throne we sinners bend
To us Thy saving grace extend.

Eternal Spirit, by whose breath
The soul is raised from sin and death
Before Thy Throne we sinners bend
To us Thy quickening power extend.

Jehovah! Father, Spirit, Son
Mysterious God-head, Three in One
Before Thy Throne we sinners bend
Grace, pardon, life to us extend.

(Tune: “Doxology”)


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Birthdays
20th – Megan Harries 21st – Tim Daniel
22nd – Zachary Byrd 22nd – Evonne Kincer


“A false balance is abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is His delight.” - Proverbs 11:1


In Heaven, believers will be able to do perfectly that which Paul determined to do on this earth. Know nothing save Jesus Christ and Him crucified. - Chris Cunningham
Every believer has saving faith. The reason they have faith is because they were born of the Spirit. Their faith comes from Him. The only faith of which He is the author is the faith that looks to Christ alone. Nothing more, nothing less, and nothing else! And wherever there is faith caused by the Holy Spirit, there is the fruit of the Spirit. There is never one without the other. In the parable of the sower it was only the good ground hearer that bore fruit. The Lord said, “Herein is My Father glorified, that ye bare much fruit” (John 15:8). His reason for choosing us was not because of our fruit, but that we should go and bring forth fruit (John 15:16). And we need not wonder about what that fruit is. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance” (Gal 5:22). Every believer without exception has the fruit of the Holy Spirit, and every believer desire to grow in the fruit of the Holy Spirit.


WOULD YOU BE JUSTIFED BEFORE GOD?
Then learn one thing! Jesus Christ is ALL in our justification before God! Only through Christ can a sinner have peace with the Holy God. Only by Christ alone can a sinner be accepted and admitted into God’s presence. HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS is the only robe which will cover us. HIS BLOOD is the only mark that will save us from eternal death. HIS NAME is the only name by which we shall obtain an entrance through the gate of eternal glory. I pity those who try to obtain God’s favor by their works; and I sound a clear warning – you are building on sand; you are spending money for that which is not bread; you will hear Him say, “Depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.” But this I know – not one person has ever entered heaven’s courts with any testimony but this: “Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood – to Him be the glory” (Rev. 1:5-6).
- Henry Mahan


Our Lord Jesus has never delivered one of His lost sheep from the power of darkness under the preaching and teaching of what is referred to as “Practical Godliness”. God has ordained the preaching of Jesus Christ and Him crucified as the instrument He uses to bring His chosen, blood-bought children into a living union with Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. By His Sovereign Grace, and His Spirit working in us, our new Master gives His enlightened saints a sincere desire to live godly lives for the glory of Jesus Christ our Blessed Redeemer.
- Gene Harmon

 


Is Christ’s work of righteousness really my righteousness or am I just laying claim to the work of another in order to bypass God’s judgment?
If it is that His righteousness really is the whole of my righteousness before God, then we must conclude first how close union with Christ really is. Truly, He is our Head and we are His body; the head cannot go where the body is not. When He wrought His righteous work, I was in Him. All those in Him can lay claim to His work as their own work of righteousness before God. His work is mine and I have nothing to be ashamed of before God. Second, His work is the only work that has or ever will be deemed Righteous. All of mankind are sinners, incapable of producing a righteous work of their own that God will accept. Therefore, I have nothing to mention regarding my own works that I wrought in my life. They would only condemn me.
It all sounds good up to this point, but what about sin? What must be done with it? God cannot accept me in sin or without righteous works. Having one of the two is not enough! Just assuredly as I can lay claim on the works of Righteousness that Christ wrought and those be my righteousness, Christ laid claim on all the sin of all His people. In doing so, that sin became His guilt, His shame, and His foolishness before God. In spite of Him having never committed sin Himself, God killed Him for it.
If Christ cannot lay claim to my sin, making it His own and bearing guilt and punishment because of it, then two things are true:
1) God killed His Son unjustly since He was not really guilty.
2) I can no longer lay claim to His Righteousness as my own.
It must be true in both cases, or none of it is true. We have His Righteousness as our own and He bore our sins as His own. If Christ suffered and died, then assuredly, I must live!
“He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.” -Proverbs 17:15
- Andy Davis


Faith is necessary for salvation. But we do not look to our faith to save us; rather, in faith, we look to Christ. Repentance is necessary for salvation. But we do not look to our repentance to save us; rather, in repentance, we turn to Christ. There are graces, which God works in us as He saves us. But these graces are never to be the object of our trust, confidence or hopeful gaze. All the graces God gives us in salvation are to be used to look to, turn to, appreciate, and lay hold of Christ, who is our Salvation! - Joe Terrell