t                   oPastor John and wife Kathy  


Preaching God's Sovereign, Electing Grace   


10 am Sunday Bible Study


Sunday Morning, February 25, 2018



     Sunday Morning Bible Study      . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   10:00 AM

     Sunday Morning Worship           . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   11:00 AM

     Sunday Evening Worship            . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     6:30 PM

     Friday Night Bible  Study           . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .    7:30 PM




  “Rejoice, The Lord Is King”                                            Page 228  




    Psalm 72






  “Crown Him With Many Crowns”                                   Page 234 



   “The Love of God”

     Duet by Cheryl Hafdell and Shirley Jukich

     Judy Harmon, Pianist


Message Title

  “His Name Shall Be Called The Mighty God”




  “All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name”                              Page 97


‘What think ye of Christ?’

--Matthew 22:42--


  “Who do you think he is?  Most people acknowledge that he was a prophet, a religious teacher, a good man, who promoted morality and truth and justice.  Many would like to make his life of morality, self-sacrifice, self-denial and devotion a good example for men to live by. Even Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews, acknowledged, ‘We know that thou art a teacher come from God’ (John 3:2).  But the Word of God declares that Jesus Christ was and is God the eternal Son.  Mary’s Son is also Mary’s God, Mary’s Lord and Mary’s Savior.  The great, miraculous mystery that took place in Bethlehem two thousand years ago is just this: ‘God was manifest in the flesh’ (1Tim. 3:16). Jesus Christ is more than just the fair, little baby of Bethlehem.  He is ‘over all, God blessed for ever’ (Rom. 9:5).

    Why did the Lord Jesus Christ come to this earth in human flesh? The answer to that question is plainly declared many times in the Bible: ‘Thou shalt call his name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins’ (Matt. 1:21). ‘When the fulness of time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law’ (Gal. 4:4-5). ‘This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief’ (1Tim. 1:15).  Yes, the Son of God took upon himself human flesh, according to the will of God our Father, and came into this world as a man, to save sinners. He lived in righteousness to establish righteousness as a man, even the very righteousness of God which is imputed to every believer.  He was made to be sin and died as the sinner’s Substitute, in order to satisfy the law and justice of God against sin.  He came to save sinners, to die as the sinner’s Substitute, so that God might be just and yet justify all who believe.

    Where is the Lord Jesus Christ now?  Having finished the work which he came to do, he has ascended back to heaven, to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords, until he has put all his enemies under his feet.  By his one great sacrifice for sin, he put away the sins of his people, redeemed and justified them, and now he ever lives to save all who come to God by him.”

Pastor Don Fortner


“Thou shalt call his name Jesus.”

--Matthew 1:21--


  “When a person is dear, everything connected with him becomes dear for his sake.  Thus, so precious is the person of the Lord Jesus in the estimation of all true believers, that everything about him they consider to be inestimable beyond all price. ‘All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia’, said David, as if the very vestments of the Saviour were so sweetened by his person that he could not but love them.  Certain it is, that there is not a spot where that hallowed foot hath trodden—there is not a word which those blessed lips have uttered—nor a thought which his loving Word has revealed—which is not to us precious beyond all price.  And this is true of the names of Christ—they are all sweet in the believer’s ear.  Whether he be called the Husband of the Church, her Bridegroom, her Friend; whether he be styled the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world—the King, the Prophet, or the Priest—every title of our Master—Shiloh, Emmanuel, Wonderful, the Mighty Counsellor—every name is like the honeycomb dropping with honey, and luscious are the drops that distil from it.  But if there be one name sweeter than another in the believer’s ear, it is the name of Jesus Jesus! it is the name which moves the harps of heaven to melody.  Jesus! the life of all our joys.  If there be one name more charming, more precious than another, it is this name.  It is woven into the very warp and woof of our psalmody.  Many of our hymns begin with it, and scarcely any, that are good for anything, end without it.  It is the sum total of all delights.  It is the music with which the bells of heaven ring; a song in a word; an ocean for comprehension, although a drop for brevity; a matchless oratorio in two syllables; a gathering up of the hallelujahs of eternity in five letters.”

                                    “Jesus, I love thy charming name,

                                     ‘Tis music to mine ear.”

--C. H. Spurgeon


  • Our monthly Fellowship Dinner is scheduled for next Sunday afternoon following our morning worship service.
  • We will come to The Lord’s Table during our worship service next Sunday afternoon following our fellowship dinner (DV).
  • Our worship service for next Sunday evening has been cancelled.

****** Cleaning duty this week: Gene and Judy Harmon ******



Monday                           Wednesday                     Friday

Psalm 6                            Matthew 15                     James 5

Psalm 7                            Matthew 16                     1 Peter 1

Psalm 8                            Matthew 17                     1 Peter 2

Psalm 9                            Matthew 18                     1 Peter 3


God’s enlightened children are filled with righteous indignation against those who call God a liar.  That’s exactly what all self-righteous free-will religionists are doing.  Our God, who cannot lie, says: “... I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.  So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy” (Rom. 9:15 - 16).  Whether they want to admit it or not, those who believe their so-called free will is what brought them to Christ are calling God a liar.



   "I have heard a lot of excuses that men give for leaving the preaching of the Gospel.   Not one of those excuses would cause them to stop traveling to the grocery store for their daily bread.  Not one of their excuses would make them quit their job and their paycheck.  In fact, they put up with much, much worse in order to do those things because they consider that which they receive to be their life.  Yet, a far less excuse is enough to make them walk away from where Christ is Himself preaching through His earthen vessel.  Make no mistake, we reveal what our real treasure is by what we will endure to have it!  "Where your treasure is there will your heart be also."

 Pastor Clay Curtis

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  “The vital thing to understand about the blood of Christ is this: IT IS ENOUGH!  Nothing else is needed to accomplish the salvation of all for whom His blood was shed.  Not His blood plus my works; not His blood plus my ‘decision’; not His blood plus the ordinances; not His blood plus church membership; not even His blood plus my faith – His blood purchased my faith. HIS BLOOD ALONE paid the price required by His justice; and His blood alone can make a sinner clean. ‘By His own blood He entered in once into the holy place, having OBTAINED (not made possible) eternal redemption for us’ (Hebrews 9:12)."

Pastor Donnie Bell

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“Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God. 4: He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he” (Deuteronomy 32: 3).

   “Why do we preach only Christ and him crucified? Because in preaching Christ crucified we publish the name of the LORD and ascribe all greatness to our God.  By preaching Christ, we declare he is the Rock and his work is perfect. Beholding Christ made flesh, made under the law, made sin for us, made a curse for us then made higher than the heavens (and we in him), we behold all God’s ways are judgment. He is a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.”

Pastor Clay Curtis

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  “I notice that few preachers and writers use the expression “OUR LORD JESUS” or “THE LORD JESUS.” It is “Jesus said this” and “Jesus did that” or “Jesus died and rose again.” Brethren, HE IS THE LORD – HE IS THE LIVING GOD!

     We need to acknowledge His deity, His dominion, and His divine anointing! He is ‘God over all, blessed forever’ and we can never praise Him too much, speak too reverently of Him, or give Him a high title which He does not deserve.

     You may feel that I am straining at a gnat but I sincerely do not think so.  As for this preacher and this congregation, He is our LORD JESUS CHRIST and I shall continue to discourage any over-familiarity or lack of reverence for His person and work.

  ‘Ye call me LORD and ye say well, for so I am.’  And I urge all who use His glorious name, even in conversation, to use it most reverently and with full honors!”                                            

Pastor Henry Mahan

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“The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD” (Prov. 16:33).


   “ Is it not wonderfully settling to the heart of a redeemed and regenerated sinner to know that our God does all things well?  We plan according to the way we think things should or ought to be, but He Who rules in heaven and earth is the Determiner and Director of all things. As we consider the way that our precious Lord and God has been pleased to move in our midst, may we be reminder that He, ‘worketh all things after the counsel of His own will’, and that as we behold His gracious hand of providence…‘We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.’  If we could see the end, as He sees, we would never doubt, question, or complain. 

Pastor Marvin Stalnaker

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"The Lord Is The Portion Of Mine Inheritance" (Psalm 6:5)


  “Therefore, if I never have what this world considers to be desirable, if I never have this world's wealth or applause, that is all right.  The Lord is my portion.  If my life does not turn out as I thought it would and I never make an impact, the Lord is still my portion.  If I am brought to see that I am nothing, that is not damaging knowledge to me.  It makes me see more clearly that ‘Christ is ALL.’ He that has nothing but the Lord as his portion, in reality has everything!  He who has everything but Christ, in reality has nothing. Blessed is the man who can see the vanity of this world and rejoice that ‘The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance’.”

Pastor Todd Nibert

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  “There are two vital things the Holy Spirit reveals to all whom He brings to faith in Christ Jesus.

  1. He will reveal our NEED OF CHRIST! ‘I need Thee, precious Jesus, for I am full of sin, My soul is dark and gloomy, My heart is dead within; I need the cleansing fountain, where I can always flee, The blood of Christ most precious, The Sinner’s perfect plea.’
  2. He will reveal that CHRIST IS ALL WE NEED! ‘In him dwelleth all the fullness of the godhead bodily, and ye are COMPLETE in Him’.”      

Pastor Henry Mahan