June 7, 2009
Sundays 11:00 am Channel 36 WTVQ
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.

We have Thy promise, gracious Lord
O then fulfill Thy precious word
Thou wilt be where Thy people meet
To make our joyfulness complete.

We ask Thy gracious presence here
From worldly thoughts, O keep us clear
And set our hearts on things above
With sweet enjoyment of Thy love.

We ask from our great living Head
Give us Thy Holy Spirit’s aid
While we engage in prayer and praise
To be supplied with every grace.

‘Tis Thine alone, Almighty Lord
To speak the soul-reviving word
‘Tis Thine to give the hearing ear
‘Tis Thine to drive away all fear.

(Tune: “From Every Stormy Wind That Blows” p. 355)

We will observe the Lord’s Table this ev ening.

Congratulations to our High School Graduates Silas Benton, Andrea Bryan, Monica Bryan, Drew Charron, Amber DuFour, and Christian Warta! We will have a get-together for them after the service this evening. Bring an appetizer or dessert. Also congratulations to College Graduates Emily Goddard, Aubrey Nibert, Katy Pennington, and David Walmsley.

7th - Karri Harding 8th - Bob Coffey 8th - Matthew Greenleaf
9th - Amie Steeves 9th - Stan Warta 13th - Matt Vincent

“He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.” - Proverbs 25:28
Summer Bible Conferences
Redeemer B aptist Church - Louisville, KY June 12-14
Lantana Grace Church - Crossville, TN June 19-21
Zebulon Baptist Church - Pikeville, KY July 24-26

David said, “I have=2 0been young, and now am old: yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread” (Psalm 37:25). God will never forsake a righteous man. This gives us some glimpse of what was going on while Christ hung on the cross. He was certainly the righteous man. He never sinned! Yet He cried, “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” God has never and will never forsake a righteous man. As the sin-bearing substitute, Christ was so truly made sin, that the Father forsook Him. In bearing our sins in His own body on the tree, he deserved to be forsaken by God! It was justice and righteousness of God that caused Him to forsake His Son. But there is wonderful assurance here. Just as Christ was truly made sin, everybody he died as a substitute for is made the very righteousness of God. And the righteous will never be forsaken.

“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men” (Col. 3:23). We make a mistake if we think of anything we do as being mundane or indifferent. Whatever we do, we should do our best, because ultimately, we are doing what we are doing for the glory of Christ. There is no secular and sacred in the life of the believer. It is all sacred! Whatever we do, whether it is being a spouse, parent, employee, employer, or anything else, it is the Lord Christ we serve. And we are commanded in Scripture, “Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” (I Cor. 10:31). That puts purpose, meaning, and importance in everything we do. Truly, in the life of the believer, there is nothing mundane! We can glorify God just as much in digging a ditch as dying as a martyr, if our attitude is right.

“If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least,
why take ye thought for the rest.” - Luke 12:26
There were several things that I was worried about. This Scripture made me laugh at myself, and made the stress leave! It reminded me of two great truths: (1) I have no control over anything.
(2) He has complete control over everything! Since that is the case, why worry about anything? When we worry, our actions say that we do not really believe what we say we do.
Love is as love does. Love is defined by what it does. Love gives. Love wants to please the object of its love. A love that is in word only, but not in deed, is not love at all. This is true with regard to love toward God and love toward men.
Wisdom is more than knowledge, information, and recognized education. A person may have these and still not be wise. Spurgeon once said, “Knowledge is the horse; wisdom is the rider who controls the horse and steers him in the right direction.
Wisdom is the proper combination of truth and spirit.
Wisdom is the proper union of faith and conduct.
Wisdom is the discernment of heart and discipline of mouth.
Wisdom is knowing the will of God and yielding to it in spite of frowns or flattery, friends or foes.
Wisdom is THE GIFT OF GOD . “If any man lack wisdom, let him ask of God.” (James 1:5) - Pastor Henry Mahan


The promises of the Gospel do not deal with feeling, but reality. By the Gospel we ARE accepted in the Beloved, even if we do not FEEL accepted. We ARE forgiven in Christ, even when we do not FEEL so. Many a struggling believer has doubted his struggles by polling his feelings for proof of grace. But we live by faith, not be sight; that is, we live by believing even when there is no discernable proof of the things we believe.
We are prone to think our faith most strong when we most “feel” it, but faith is best proven when it has no supports. He who can trust Christ and cling to Christ when he has no emotional testimony to verify his faith is truly the one who has that faith which is the gift of God. The faith generated by the flesh must be continually supported by the flesh. But that faith which needs no support but lives on the bare promises is that faith which comes from God. - Pastor Joe Terrell