June 18, 2017
Sundays 9:00 am WKYT Channel 27-2
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
Revive Thy Work, O Lord
Create soul-thirst for Thee
And hung’ring for the Word of life
O may our spirits be!

Revive Thy Work, O Lord
Exalt Thy precious Name
And by the Holy Ghost our love
For Thee and Thine inflame.

Revive Thy Work, O Lord
Give power unto Thy Word
And may its pure and sacred Truth
In living faith be heard.

Revive Thy Work, O Lord
And give refreshing showers
The glory shall be all Thine own
The blessing, Lord be ours.

(Tune: “I Love Thy Kingdom” p. 188)

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A special thank you to everyone who helped with Vacation Bible School this past week. Your time and efforts are very much appreciated! May the Lord be pleased to speak to the hearts of our children and save them by His grace.


Birthdays
24th – Kristy Burton 24th – David Morris 24th – Haley Small



“He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsketh them shall have mercy.” - Proverbs 28:13

 


When my sin causes me to question my salvation (and I can understand it doing that) – how I need to be turned back to the starting point – “It is finished.” We start at the finish line! When Christ said, “It is finished”, the promise “He shall save His people from their sins” was changed to, “He has saved His people from their sins.” My salvation is real, not because of me being able to resist and suppress sin, but because Christ accomplished my salvation! When He said, “It is finished”, He left nothing undone, and I cannot undo what He has done.





“YOU ARE COMPLETE IN HIM”
There is nothing about me that feels complete. I always feel there is something lacking in my faith, love, repentance, sincerity or anything else. But God’s Word tells me I am complete in Him. Not I will be complete or I am in the process of being made complete, but I am, right now, complete, lacking nothing, completely filled. However complete the Christ is, that is how complete I am (I John 4:17). “As He is, so are we in this world.” We have this on the authority of God’s Word. We may not feel complete, but we are complete.

 


WI LLING TO BE SAVED
The natural man is not willing to be saved on God’s terms. The natural man is not willing to be forgiven but would rather justify himself (Luke 10:29). The natural man is not willing to submit and bow to Christ (Romans 10:3). The natural man is not willing to come to Christ for salvation in Him alone (John 5:40).
God does not save anyone against their will, so if any man, woman, boy or girl would be saved, God must give them a new will that comes from a new nature born in the new birth. That is exactly what God does for everyone He saves. “Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power” (Psalm 110:3). When God gives a new will suddenly a person is willing to come to Christ, willing to receive Christ, and willingly, gladly believes Christ (Acts 2:41). The old man is so selfish, but the new man is willing to give liberally (II Corinthians 8:3). The new nature God gives is even willing to depart this body of flesh because then he goes to be with the Lord. “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord” (II Corinthians 5:8). - Frank Tate

 


DO I?
Do I apply the instruction of my heavenly Father to even the smallest occasions in my life? Do I react in a kind way toward brethren when we disagree about even insignificant things? Do I really put brethren before myself? Do I guard against coming across moody or petty? Do I treat my brethren as I would my Redeemer, not only when they give me my way but when they do not? Do I act as though my way is the only way to do things, expecting brethren to bend to my will or do I allow brethren to teach me a better way to do things? Do I exercise myself to have always a conscience void of offence toward God and toward men? Do I dare answer any of these questions as though I need no improvement in all these areas? These questions are not for me to answer for my brethren, but as I sit here reading this now, the question is: Do I? - Clay Curtis


Natural men will do anything and everything except rest in Christ; and even the believer has to labor to rest in Christ due to his remaining sin. “There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into His rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from His. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief” (Hebrews 4:9-11). - John Chapman




Those who have that faith which is the gift of God, that faith which comes through hearing the Word of God – one need not be troubled about them trusting in their faith. This faith causes those who have it – without exception – to renounce themselves and trust entirely in Christ the Saviour. This faith causes self to be abhorred and Christ adored. Those who have this faith could never trust in their faith.
- Maurice Montgomery



It is good that recorded sermons are available. But there is a tendency for folks to ignore the assembly using the argument, “I can listen from my own home.” But, I recently heard an old quote (from way back in the “tape” days) that I think makes the point: Just listening to a tape of a sermon is like kissing your wife over the telephone. It loses something in the translation! - Joe Terrell