November 21, 2010
Sundays 7:30 am Channel 27 WKYT
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.
Join every tongue to sing
The mercies of the Lord
The love of Christ our King
Let every heart record.
He saved us from the wrath of God
And paid our ransom with His blood. (Repeat)
What wondrous grace was this!
We sinned and Jesus died
He wrought the righteousness
And we were justified.
We ran the score to lengths extreme
And all the debt was charged on Him. (Repeat)
A monument of grace
A sinner saved by blood
The streams of love I trace
Up to the fountain, God.
And in His wondrous mercy see
Eternal thoughts of love to me. (Repeat)
(Tune: “Arise My Soul, Arise”)
The Christmas party for the adults will be Friday, Dec. 17th at the Waterford club house from 7:00-11:00pm.
21st – Todd Meek 24th – Martin Weinstock
25th – Sarah Lynn 26th – Adam Charron
“The foolishness of man perverteth his way; and his heart fretteth against the Lord.” The N.I.V. version reads “A man’s own folly ruins his own life. Yet, he rages (or blames) the Lord.” - Proverbs 19:3
THEY REPENTED NOT
Seven times in the Scriptures we read of people that “they repented not.” They heard Christ preach and repented not (Matt. 11:20). Their minds remained the same. Men were scorched with great heat and gnawed their tongue for pain and still “repented not to give Him glory.” (Rev. 16:9-11) Hearing Christ and seeing the miracles brought no repentance. Feeling the pain of His wrath brought no repentance. The mind, the master, the motive, and the manners remain unchanged. This is a reminder that repentance is the gift of God. No man will repent unless God grants him repentance (Acts 11:18). A man never truly repents until he sees his sin has rendered him unable to repent unless God grants repentance. But what a blessing it is to be enabled to repent. When we truly repent, we understand what Whitfield meant when he said, “Our repentance needs to be repented of and our tears washed in the blood of Christ.”
GRACE AND TRUTH
“For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ” (John 1:17). The law is true. There is no falsehood in it. But it is not the truth. Why? Because it does not tell the whole story. It tells us of God’s justice and holiness, but it does not tell us of His grace. But grace and truth come by Jesus Christ. God’s grace mediated through Jesus Christ makes known the whole truth of God’s character; His justice and His mercy, His wrath and His love, His wisdom and His sovereignty. Grace and Truth are like the two sides of a coin. They cannot be separated. Where Grace is preached, believed, and received, the truth is preached, believed, and received. Where Grace is not preached, believed, and received, the Truth is not preached, believed, or received. Where Grace is, Truth is. Where Grace is absent, Truth is absent.
O Jesus full of truth and grace
More full of grace than I of sin
Yet once again I seek Thy face
Open Thine arms and take me in
And freely my backsliding heal
And love the faithless sinner still.
- Charles Wesley
THE LORD GAVE AND THE LORD HATH TAKEN AWAY
“It is GOOD for me that I have been AFFLICTED, that I MIGHT LEARN Thy ways” (Psalm 119:71). God’s ways and God’s Word are best learned by experience and in time of trouble. When our Lord is pleased to lay His hand heavily upon us, we do not soon forget the lessons learned. When the Lord singles out a believer or a church for special affliction and adversity, it is not for punishment, nor lack of love for them; it is for eternal blessings and because He does love them. “Whom the Lord loveth” He chasten, corrects, and teaches! When Job sat before his friends, who was afflicted? THE ONE GOD LOVED! When Paul stood before King Agrippa, who wore the chains? THE ONE GOD LOVED! Humanly speaking, which path of life would you prefer to live on earth, that of Esau or Jacob! Esau had the life of prosperity and ease; Jacob was full of trouble and conflict, BUT GOD LOVED JACOB! Thank God He has loved us in Christ and is pleased to teach us His ways by dealing with us in such a way that we are weaned from the world and find our life, comfort , and hope only in Him. A person who measures his blessings and relationship with God by his prosperity, health, happiness, and worldly comforts makes a fatal mistake. “If ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards and not son” (Hebrews 12:8). Paul said, “Most gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (II Corinthians 12:9-10). He who sends the trial for His glory and my good will supply the grace sufficient. Those who know the Redeemer, also know that when we are weak, we are strong; when we are poor, we are rich; when we are empty, we are full; when we die, we live!
- Pastor Henry Mahan
Saving faith is not based upon one’s feelings but upon God’s faithfulness. It is able to embrace and rejoice in the promises of God. It needs not evidence or proof, only a word from the living God; being “fully persuaded that what God has promised, He is able also to perform” (Romans 4:21); and realizing that the only difference between God’s faithful promise and its perfect fulfillment is just a bit of time….His appointed time! - Pastor Maurice Montgomery
Our pride is disgusted at our faults and we mistake this disgust for true repentance. – Francois Fenelon