March 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
Before the Throne of God above
I have a strong, a perfect plea
A great High Priest, whose Name is Love
Who ever lives and pleads for me.
My name is graven on His hands
My name is written on His heart
I know that while in Heaven He stands
No tongue can bid me to depart.
Because the sinless Saviour died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God, the just, is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me.
Behold Him there, the worthy Lamb!
My perfect, spotless righteousness
The great unchangeable “I AM”
The King of glory and of grace.
Vacation Bible School will be June 19 – 21.
19th – Rachel Daniel 21st – Doris Daniel 22nd – Jean Bradford
“Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.” - Proverbs 22:15
Never judge anything impossible for God simply because you do not understand how God can do it. “Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the POWER of God” (Matt. 22:29). “The things that are impossible with men are possible with God” (Luke 18:27). - Clay Curtis
“ALL ISRAEL SHALL BE SAVED”
Paul said in Romans 11:26, “And so all Israel shall be saved.” Paul did not mean the physical nation of Israel. Many of them are not saved. That would mean that Paul made a statement that was not true. Israel is the elect of God - “The lost sheep of the house of Israel” - that Christ came to save. “Christ is exalted to be a Prince and a Savior, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins” (Acts 5:31). Israel is made up of all to whom Christ gives repentance and forgiveness. Israel is the elect of God, those for whom Christ died, those who have been born of the Spirit and made an Israelite indeed in whom there is no guile. The true Israelite is the one who Christ wrestles to the ground, and cries with Jacob, “I will not let Thee go except Thou bless me.” “He is not a Jew which is one outwardly” (Rom. 2:28). Can words be any plainer? A physical Jew is not a Jew. “He is a Jew which is one inwardly” (Rom. 2:29). He has a circumcised heart, that caused him to “Worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh” (Phil. 3:3). Truly, “Salvation is of the Jews” (John 4:22). To look at Israel as an ethnic people is to miss the whole point! How many errors have been propagated through the centuries through a failure to see this. Israel is made up of every believer! All Christians are “The Israel of God” (Gal. 6:16).
THE GOOD OLD DAYS?
“Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? For thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this.”
I suppose every generation has said they are the most morally decadent generation to date, and things were better in the past. Oh, for the good old days! But the wise man forbids that kind of talk. Why? First, because it is not true. As bad as these days may be, there have been periods with more moral degradation than these. Secondly, because it takes the emphasis off the Gospel, which in reality is the only remedy. Thirdly, everything is taking place precisely as our Sovereign God has ordered it. Such speech and thinking is not wise. This generation does not need to be brought back to the good old days. This generation needs to hear the Gospel of the grace of God.
“Ho to everyone that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” - Isaiah 55:1
“Ho to everyone that thirsteth.” Is anyone left out here? It requires no level of faith, place in life, or price to be one who “thirsteth”. If you find yourself thirsty, you have a need that you cannot provide for yourself. A thirst is insatiable, it does not go away, the only thing that can satisfy this need is to have your thirst quenched. If you do not satisfy this need, you will die. The call of the message is to all, but only the thirsty will hear. “Come ye.” Look no further for whom He is speaking to - You! “Come to the waters….”
God’s Word declares the glory of His Son. “He that hath the Son, hath life; he that hath not the Son hath not life.” If you want to live you will come to these waters and drink. What are these waters?
1. Simply looking to Christ to provide and satisfy all I need.
2. Abandonment of everything else.
I have no fear of thirst any longer…I know where the well is! Remember the Words of our Lord to the woman at the well, “Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” – John 4:14 - Andy Davis
Christ is the issue, isn’t He? I find it revealing that the point of Calvinistic theology which is most controverted is “Limited Atonement”, the one point of the five that specifically deals with Christ. No matter what the controversy, it will eventually get back to this point: Is the sacrifice of Jesus Christ enough to redeem the sinner? Christ is never enough in the mind of the unbeliever. But Christ is enough to anyone who has nothing else! - Joe Terrell
Our Lord calls our death in Him “sleep.” We are not afraid to fall asleep. Sleep is comfort, rest, health and peace. The full realization of all of these for the believer is experienced when this body lays down and we rise incorruptible like our Master and Savior. – Chris Cunningham