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Sunday Morning November 4th, 2018

SCHEDULED MEETINGS

Sunday Morning Bible Study                 10:00 AM 1 Samuel 17:11-32

Sunday Morning Worship                       11:00 AM

Sunday Evening Worship    Canceled      6:30 PM

Friday Night Bible Study      Resumed     7:30 PM

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OPENING HYMN

  “Holy, Holy, Holy”                                      pg 262

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SCRIPTURE READING

Psalm 106

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OFFERTORY

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WORSHIP HYMN

“Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus”                 pg 350

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SPECIAL MUSIC

To be announced.

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Message Title

“Unreproveable in His Sight”

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CLOSING HYMN

“He Hideth my Soul”                                   pg 496

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

*  This is Fellowship Dinner Sunday

* We will come to The Lord’s Table during our afternoon

    worship service, Lord willing.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

1Corinthians 1: 29-31

That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. 
WHAT IS YOUR GROUND OF ASSURANCE?

“To those who struggle with assurance, saying, ‘There are so many times that I do not feel saved’, I would remind you that, before you came to Christ, there were many times you did not feel lost!  Did your lack of ‘lost feeling’ at that time mean that you weren’t lost? Of course not!  For feelings have nothing to do with whether or not we are lost. Do you not see that it is the same with respect to whether or not we are saved?   Martin Luther said it well when he wrote:

‘For Feelings come and feelings go,

And feelings are deceiving;
My warrant is the Word of God;
Naught else is worth believing.’

There it is!  God’s Word!  There is our foundation.  The Scriptures never instruct us to feel, but to believe.  If you do not feel, believe anyway!  It does not say, ‘For by grace are you saved through FEELINGS.’  Feelings are a look inward, at ourselves.  Faith is a look outward at Christ.  Feelings change because they look at a changing object – ourselves.  Faith never changes, for it looks at an unchanging object – Christ!   May God grant you grace to look to Him.”

Pastor Joe Terrell

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“The Word of God gives us the record of many historical facts; and they are all literally true.  But each recorded fact is an allegory.  Each was brought to pass by our God and is recorded in Holy Scripture to teach us something spiritual.”

Pastor Don Fortner

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“ACCEPTED IN THE BELOVED”

(Ephesians 1:6).

  “Think for a moment of the Glory and Majesty of Almighty God.  If a believer ponders in his heart the wonder of God’s Grace, he soon realizes his own unworthiness and utter vileness.  How could it ever be that He, before whom the moon and stars are not pure in His sight, accept such sinners?  Yet the infallible Word of God declares that He indeed has accepted some men in the Beloved.  Who are they?  How are they made accepted?  According to Ephesians 1:3 - 14, they are those who have been blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ.  They are those who have been chosen in Christ from the foundation of the world.  They are those who have been predestinated to the adoption of children by Christ.  They are those who have been accepted in Christ.  They are those who have been redeemed by Christ, forgiven their sins by Christ, illuminated in Christ, gathered in Christ, and given an inheritance in Christ.  They are those who have been given faith after they heard the Gospel.  They are those who have been sealed by the Holy Spirit in Christ.  This was all done for these to the praise and the glory of God’s Grace.  This was accomplished for them by Him who doeth all things after the counsel of His own will.  To the hopeless, and only the hopeless, this is good news!”

Pastor Tim James

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A Strong Consolation

(Hebrews 6: 17-19).

   “If only one of God’s sheep were to perish, the purpose of God would be frustrated, the power of God resisted, the promise of God broken, the faithfulness of God would be a mockery and the word of God proved to be a lie.  If but one of His little ones were to be lost and sin win the day, where would be the veracity, the honor, the grace, the covenant and the oath of God? The assurance of faith is not in my ability to hold on but the immutable character of my God who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Pastor Darvin Pruitt

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JESUS CHRIST IS GOD’S GRACE, LOVE, AND KINDNESS!

   “Our brother Peter preached to us last Lord’s Day evening from Titus 2:11 regarding ‘... the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men ....’  He stressed that the grace that ‘appeared’ was seen, and that this grace of God that was seen is the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  And he rightly declared that ‘Jesus Christ is the grace of God!’

   Furthermore, Paul the apostle writes in the very next chapter that ‘... the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared’ (Titus 3:4). Here again, the kindness and love that ‘appeared’ was seen.  Jesus Christ is also ‘the kindness and the love of God our Savior’!

    Let us here learn this important truth: God’s grace, love, and kindness are not mere invisible attributes.  Rather, they are also a visible person embodying and manifesting those attributes.  And that person is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 Jesus Christ Himself is God’s grace, love, and kindness!

Missionary Daniel E. Parks

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Self-Righteousness

   “I have no doubt that self-righteousness is the greatest problem we have. It is not our sin that keeps us from Christ. It is our righteousness. This is the most deceptive of all sins!  The deceit of this sin is so subtle, that we can even commit a sin, and comfort ourselves by thinking, ‘At least that is not as bad as self-righteousness’, thus making our sin a ground of righteousness!  The sin of self-righteousness will attack us from every angle!”

Pastor Todd Nibert

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“Lo, in the midst of the throne ... stood a Lamb as it had been slain”

(Revelation 5:6).

“Why should our exalted Lord appear in his wounds in glory?

The wounds of Jesus are his glories, his jewels, his sacred ornaments.  To the eye of the believer, Jesus is passing fair because he is ‘white and ruddy’; white with innocence, and ruddy with his own blood.  We see him as the lily of matchless purity, and as the rose crimsoned with his own gore.  Christ is lovely upon Olivet and Tabor, and by the sea, but oh! there never was such a matchless Christ as he that did hang upon the cross.  There we beheld all his beauties in perfection, all his attributes developed, all his love drawn out, all his character expressed.  Beloved, the wounds of Jesus are far more fair in our eyes than all the splendour and pomp of kings.  The thorny crown is more than an imperial diadem.  It is true that he bears not now the sceptre of reed, but there was a glory in it that never flashed from sceptre of gold.  Jesus wears the appearance of a slain Lamb as his court dress in which he wooed our souls, and redeemed them by his complete atonement.  Nor are these only the ornaments of Christ: they are the trophies of his love and of his victory.  He has divided the spoil with the strong.  He has redeemed for himself a great multitude whom no man can number, and these scars are the memorials of the fight.  Ah! if Christ thus loves to retain the thought of his sufferings for his people, how precious should his wounds be to us!

“Behold how every wound of his

A precious balm distils,

Which heals the scars that sin had made,

And cures all mortal ills.

"Those wounds are mouths that preach his grace;

The ensigns of his love;

The seals of our expected bliss

In paradise above.”

                                                                             --C. H. Spurgeon

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Lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect’

--1 Corinthians 1:17--

   “Whenever believers come to consider any doctrine, we should always ask three questions: ‘Is this doctrine plainly stated in the Word of God? Does this doctrine glorify God? Will this doctrine give man room and cause to boast before God?’  You can be sure of this: any doctrine taught in the Word of God will both glorify God and remove all ground of boasting from man. God has determined ‘that no flesh should glory in his presence ... That according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord’ (I Cor. 1:29-31).

     On that basis alone, the theory of universal redemption, the doctrine which says Christ died for and made an atonement for the sins of all men, as much so for those who perish under the wrath of God as for those who are saved, must be rejected as heresy.  This doctrine makes the cross of Christ of none effect and declares that the determining factor in man’s salvation is not the work of Christ but rather the free will of man!  Such a doctrine as this must be exposed and denounced for what it is, the most hideous doctrine that has ever been perpetrated in the world.  It is more harmful to the souls of men than any other.  It treads under foot the Son of God, counts the blood of the covenant a useless thing and does despite to the Spirit of grace.

I know that I am using strong language, but where the souls of men and the glory of God are at stake there is no room for pretty words and accommodating speech.  Either the Lord Jesus Christ effectually accomplished the redemption of those people for whom he died, or he failed in his work!  If a building contractor makes a bid and agrees to build a specifically designed building within a certain amount of time for a specified price, but only gets the building 90% complete, he is a failure.  The part that he did may look beautiful, but if someone else has to finish the job, the original contractor is a failure.  He must hang his head in shameful reproach and forfeit all honor and reward.  My friend, the Lord Jesus Christ is no failure! ‘He shall see of the travail of his soul and shall be satisfied’ (Isaiah 53:11).”

Pastor Don Fortner