June 1, 2014
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.
Brethren, let us join to bless
Christ our Peace and Righteousness
Let our praise to Him be given
High at God’s right hand in heaven.
Son of God, to Thee we bow
Thou art Lord and only Thou
Thou the woman’s promised seed
Thou, who didst for sinners bleed.
Thee the angels ceaseless sing
Thee we praise, our Priest and King
Worthy is Thy name of praise
Full of glory, full of grace.
Thou hast the glad tidings brought
Of salvation fully wrought
Wrought, O Lord alone by Thee
Wrought, to set Thy people free.
Thee, our Lord, would we adore
Serve and follow more and more
Praise and bless Thy matchless love
Till we join Thy saints above.
(Tune: “When I survey the Wondrous Cross” p. 118)
BIBLE SCHOOL JUNE 17-19 - 10:30am-1:00pm
We will honor our High School graduates on Sunday evening June 15th. Bring an appetizer or dessert.
Sunday AM – *Jessica C., Sarah L., Tammy D., Peggy M. PM – Faith, Andrea B.
WED. – Cami, Christie
Please look at the nursery schedule in advance and make prior arrangements with someone, finding your own replacement, if you are unable to keep your scheduled time.
1st – Rebekah Vincent 2nd – Audrey Grace Hacker 2nd – Jacob Rigsby
2nd – John Walmsley 4th – Debbie Williams 6th – June Warta
“A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.” - Proverbs 18:19
SALVATION AND KNOWLEDGE
It was prophesied to John the Baptist…. “And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways; to give knowledge of salvation unto His people by the remission of their sins” (Luke 1:76-77). I am not saved by my knowledge. I am saved by the grace of God. I am not saved by what I know. I am saved by Who I know. He foreknew me. He saved me! He stood as my Surety before time began, became flesh in time, kept the law for me, died for my sins, was raised for my justification, ascended as my Intercessor, gave me a new heart to repent and believe, preserves me and causes me to persevere in the faith, and will raise me from the dead to be perfectly conformed to His image. He saved me! And I know that! While my knowledge does not save me, there is no salvation apart from me knowing that. There is no salvation apart from knowledge. The knowledge we have is that He is ALL in our salvation. If we do not know that, it is because He has not done anything for us. The knowledge of salvation is the knowledge that He did it all! Here is a summary of all we believe….
“He who hath saved us” (II Timothy 1:9)
When Satan tempted Eve, he did not begin with open error. He did not begin with an open rejection or denial of what God said. Eve would have never allowed that. He began with a slight modification of what God said. “Hath God said you shall not eat of every tree.” No, God said there was only one tree which they were forbidden to eat from. But through that slight modification the door was opened for a complete denial of what God said, “Ye shall not surely die.” Big errors always begin small. And small errors always turn into big ones! The only way to prevent this is to believe exactly what God says and reject even the slightest deviation from it! In reality, little errors are like little sins. There is no such thing!
PLEASURE AND DUTY
“For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister to them in carnal things” (Romans 15:26-27).
We do not generally consider doing something that we find to be pleasurable a duty. How can something so pleasurable be duty? Nor do we find our duty, or the payment of a debt, a thing of pleasure. But when Paul speaks of the giving of the saints in these verses, twice he calls it a pleasure, and once a debt and a duty. Giving, or any other act of obedience to Christ, is both a pleasure and a debt and duty! We find such pleasure and happiness in doing what is right. But we are also indebted to Christ and His grace, and it is our positive duty to do what is right. In walking with Christ, our pleasures are our duties, and our duties are our pleasures! Do you find obedience to Christ both a pleasure and a duty?
THE OLD STORY IS FOREVER NEW
“To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not tiresome, but for you it is safe” (necessary) (Philippians 3:1). We never grow weary of preaching the Word of our Lord, the Gospel of His grace; and we never tire of gathering together in His name to worship, pray, and fellowship with His people. The old story is forever NEW; and the familiar Scriptures are fresher and sweeter with every taste.
1. To often hear His Word preached is to keep our hearts and minds on Christ, the fountain of life.
2. To often hear His Word preached is a safeguard against false doctrine and false teachers. An untaught child is more easily led astray than one “taught of God.”
3. To often hear His Word preached guards against self-righteousness. There is little danger of a person who is often in the presence of HIS HOLINESS seeing any merit in himself.
4. To often hear His Word preached refreshes our spirits, brings peace to our hearts, and beauty to our countenances. One can look at flowers and readily see which flowers are most often watered!
- Pastor Henry Mahan