November 8, 2015
Sundays 7:00 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.
Thy works, not mine, O Christ
Speak gladness to this heart
They tell me all the work is done
They bid my fear depart.
Thy cross, not mine, O Christ
Has borne the awful load
Of sins that no, none else could bear
But our incarnate God.
Thy death, not mine, O Christ
Has paid the ransom due
Ten thousand, thousand deaths like mine
Would have been all too few.
Thy righteousness, O Christ
Alone can cover me
No righteousness can satisfy
Save that which is of Thee!
(Tune: “I Love Thy Kingdom” p. 188)
Bible Conference November 20 – 22
Friday 7:00PM – Bruce Crabtree & Paul Mahan
Saturday 10:00AM – Chris Cunningham & Tom Harding
Saturday 6:00PM – Joe Terrell & Don Fortner
Sunday 10:00AM – Donnie Bell & Greg Elmquist
(Sign up sheets for meals and clean up are in the fellowship hall.)
(There will be no Wednesday service Nov. 18th or Nov. 25th)
8th – Daniel Holthaus 9th – Ryan Vincent 11th – Norma Johnson
11th – Peggy Mohr 11th – Hannah Summers
11th – Elizabeth Vincent 11th – Patsy White
AM - *Megan, Cami, Lauren K. PM – Andrea V. Wed. – Megan H.
“It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.” - Proverbs 20:3
“Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and His doctrine be not blasphemed.” – I Timothy 6:1
Being a slave under the yoke of bondage would be a difficult life indeed. But rather than resenting the slave-owner, Paul tells the slave to count his master worthy of all honour. How can one do this? (1) By grace. (2) By remembering the sovereign God has placed you where you are for His purpose and glory. (3) Because the believer wants to conduct himself in a way before unbelievers that will give them no reason to rail on the doctrine of the Gospel he believes. Oh for grace to have this attitude!
LET THE RIGHTEOUS SMITE ME
“Let the righteous smite me: it shall be a kindness; and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head….”
– Psalm 141:5
If a man really desires to order his conversation aright, he will look at correction from other believers as an act of kindness on their part and beneficial to him. When a man cannot be corrected by others and quickly responds by way of self-justification and self-vindication, he demonstrates that living to the glory of God is not important to him. His own disturbed self-image is what is important to him. We hurt ourselves and others when we cannot be rebuked.
The last fruit of the Spirit is temperance (Gal. 5:23). The word means strength from within. Temperance curbs our sinful desires and passions. Temperance restrains the tongue, prevents the intoxication of alcohol, pride, worldliness, pretentiousness, and all of the other things we can become intoxicated with. Temperance causes us to have sober views of our self, not thinking more highly of ourselves then we ought to think. This is something every believer processes because it is a fruit of the Spirit, and it is something we grow in. May we all by grace increase in temperance.
LOVE AND HATE
“Ye that love the Lord, hate evil” – Psalm 97:10
To not hate evil is to not love the Lord.
II CORINTHIANS 5:21
“For He hath made Him sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” – II Corinthians 5:21
To me, this is the most astounding verse in the Word of God – that God would make His Holy Son to be sin, so that chosen sinners would be made holy. This is the Gospel of salvation by grace – that though Christ never once personally committed one sin during His lifetime, God made Him sin, and He was rightly punished for His own sin. And although God’s elect have never once personally performed one righteous act during their lifetime, God makes them righteous, and they are rightly rewarded for their own righteousness.
This is all the work of God alone…it is utter nonsense to even think a mortal man could carry out a work of this magnitude…we burn our toast, trip over our own feet, can’t remember the name of someone we met ten seconds ago, yet we still think we can have some part in our salvation. Can you take your sin out of your body and place it in the soul of Christ? Can you take the righteousness of Christ out of His body and place it in your soul? I didn’t think so, yet those two transferrals must take place to create a saint inside a sinner. And only an Almighty God of Mercy can do that!
- Brian DuFour
Noah went into the ark BEFORE ONE DROP OF WATER FELL! If he had waited until the rain commenced, he would have been joined by thousands of false converts. True faith believes the promises of God and warnings of God BEFORE they come to pass. A refuge built or entered during the storm is usually forsaken when the sun shines again. Be wary of those who seek the Lord when their flesh is pained. – Henry Mahan
When I first took over the defense of the Gospel, I remember what Doctor Staupitz said to me, “I like it well,” said he, “that the doctrine which you proclaim gives glory to God alone and none to man. For never can too much glory, goodness, and mercy be ascribed unto God.” These words of the worthy Doctor comforted and confirmed me. The Gospel is true because it deprives men of all glory, wisdom, and righteousness and turns over all honor to the Creator alone. - Martin Luther
If God did not choose some men without conditions, no man would ever choose God under any condition. God chose us, not because we believe, but that we may believe. - Augustine