September 8, 2013
Sundays 9:00 am Channel 5 CWKYT
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
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 length 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”)

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Upcoming Bible Conferences
Hurricane Grace – Ashland, KY – Oct. 11-13
College Grove Grace – College Grove, TN – Oct. 18-20
Todds Road Grace – Lexington, KY – Nov. 22-24


Birthdays
8th – Ernest Tucker 8th – Kyle Virgin 9th – Todd Nibert

Nursery Schedule
Sunday AM – Andrea, Sharon, Alison PM – Anna, Sarah B. Wed. – Billie

“A brother offended is harder to be won that a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.” - Proverbs 18:19

 


The Lord Jesus completely removed our sins. There is no barrier or impediment in God’s reconciled face. There is no sin! He by Himself purged them all away. God has no reason for anger because the sin is all gone! Do we believe that? Or do we have some vague assumption that all is not right in our relationship with God. Through that way of thinking we can hold an unconscious grudge against God, and find an excuse for the state of our soul. May we hear once again, “It is finished.” All God requires to be perfectly pleased with me He has. Instead of lingering away in fear… “Let us draw near with a true heart, a full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscious, and our bodies washed with pure water” (Heb. 9:22). There is nothing that encourages obedience like the full assurance of faith.




MODERATION
“Let your moderation be known unto all men” (Phil 4:5). And how will men know our moderation? Not by us telling them we are moderate, but by being moderate toward them. This word is also translated gentle, forbearing, and patient. It carries with it the idea of being merciful, humane, and non-judgmental. We cannot be merciful or humane if we are judgmental. There are myriad reasons to not be judgmental. The Lord forbids it. If we judge, we will be judged. It is hypocritical, because we are just as bad if not worse than the one we judge. When we are judgmental we arrogate ourselves to the position that belongs to God only. We are incapable of a fair or right judgment because we do not know all the facts. Our moderation will only be known to men by us being a merciful and non-judgmental people towards others.




Here are we too prone to think highly of our knowledge; but when we arrive in yonder world of light, to see Him as He is, we shall be ashamed of the highest conceptions we had of Him, and of our most labored attempts to express them, while we were imprisoned in this distant land. Then we shall say with the queen of Sheba, “Behold the half, the thousandth part, was not told us!” In the meantime, He is pleased to accept our imperfect stammerings, to assist our feeble inquiries, and does not disdain (as He justly might) to hear us take His name upon our polluted lips! - John Newton

 


Peter said in II Peter 1:8, “If these things be in you, and abound (these things are mentioned in vs. 5-7 – faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, and charity), they make you that ye shall be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Conversely, if these things are not in us, we are barren and unfruitful in the knowledge of Christ. If these things are not in me, my faith is in theory only. A theoretical faith believes God is sovereign, yet always worries. When I say I believe in forgiveness but hold a grudge; when I say I believe in grace but yet hold people to the law; when I say I am content with Christ and yet I am continually coveting and craving the things of this world; when I say I believe I am the chief of sinners, yet I am easily offended; if I say I believe the doctrines of grace, yet can tolerate that which is contrary to them, then my faith is in theory only. I am barren and unfruitful in the knowledge of Christ. My faith is not that faith of which the Lord Jesus is the Author and the Finisher.





The truth of God has been out of fashion since man changed his robe of fadeless life for a garment of faded leaves. Noah built an ark and voyaged alone. His neighbors laughed at his strangeness and perished in style! Abraham wandered and worshipped alone. He found that city for which he looked and his neighbors lost the one they owned. Daniel prayed and dined alone. Jeremiah prophesied and wept alone. Christ spoke of the lonely way most of His disciples must walk. “They shall put you out of the synagogues; yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think he doeth God service” (John 16:2). It was not prophets these people hated; it was the living prophets with God’s message of grace in Christ for today! The most of Israel praised dead Abraham and hated the apostles. Later the people of Europe praised the apostles and hated the reformers. Today most religionists praise Luther, Calvin, Knox, and Spurgeon and hate those who preach the same Gospel these men preached. – Copied




To disobey the Gospel is far worse than to break the law. For disobedience to the law there is a remedy in the Gospel, but for disobedience to the Gospel no remedy can be found!! “There remained no more sacrifice for sins.” - C. H. Spurgeon