t                   oPastor John and wife Kathy  


Preaching God's Sovereign, Electing Grace   


10 am Sunday Bible Study


Sunday Morning October 7th, 2018


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

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

      Sunday Evening Worship          CANCELED                    6:30 PM

      Friday Night Bible Study        **** RESUMED ****            7:30 PM



   “All Hail The Power of Jesus Name”     ***           pg 97                



     Psalm 102





 “Moore About Jesus”                    ***               pg 389                                    



   To be announced.


  Message Title

 “Taught of God



  “Hallelujah What a Saviour”         ***               pg 175



*   Fellowship dinner is scheduled this afternoon, please join us

     following this morning’s worship service.

*   During our worship service this afternoon, we will come to

     The Lord’s Table.


  God in nature is God above us;
  God in providence is God beyond us;
  God in law is God against us;
  but God in Christ is God for us, God with us, and God in us.

                           - William Jay (1769-1853) -



 Brothers and sisters pray for me! Pray that when I stand before you in this sacred place, I never say anything but that which   exalts our Lord Jesus Christ and magnifies His sovereign and free love and grace to sinners; that by the Holy Spirit I may    speak boldly and in love, with honesty and sincerity, from my heart to yours.
  Pray for yourselves! Pray that by the sovereign Holy Spirit you might be enabled, through His word, by His gift of faith, have Christ exalted in your hearts and not your minds only!
   Brothers and sisters, pray for us!

                                                         Maurice Montgomery (1939-2015)

“Abraham staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God” (Romans 4:20).

   “Abraham was not staggered with respect to the promise, for it was made by Him who cannot lie and with whom all things are possible.  He was not staggered by the difficulties and seeming impossibilities which stood in the way, for his faith in God was strong and, therefore, he gave God all the glory.  How did Abraham’s faith glorify God?  By ascribing to God all the glory of His faithfulness, His power, His grace and His goodness.  It is important that we glorify God by ascribing to Him His attributes and believing that He will act according to them.”

                             Excerpt from Pastor Henry Mahan’s

                            Bible Class Commentary on Romans


In Christ

   “Often someone asks what ‘position’ do you hold on a particular doctrine, such as particular redemption, or the depravity of man. But the word of God never tells us to come to a position, but to a person to Christ Jesus the Lord.  He himself said; ‘Come unto me’; again; ‘all that the Father gives me shall come unto me’, ‘no man cometh unto the Father but by me’.

     The scriptures speak of believers being ‘In Christ’ in several places.  This is the place I want to be found - In Christ.  This is the only place where a sinner can have a secure position from sin, death, hell, and the judgment and wrath of God.  When a sinner comes to Christ, trusts Christ and learns that he was chosen In Christ before the foundation of the world, then he has the most blessed position a poor sinner can have.

     Justified! Accepted! Righteous! Where?  Before God, who is holy and inhabits eternity.  Before Him who knows our thoughts afar off.  Before Him who knows the heart. ‘Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.’ How?  ‘It is Christ that died, yea rather is risen again, who sitteth at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us’ (Rom. 8:33-34).”

                                                    Pastor Donald Bell


“Philip Henry, Matthew Henry’s father, wrote a little book on ‘Christ is All’.  And he said, ‘The fact that Jesus Christ is our righteousness will do us well three times’.  When we do something awful, how sweet it is to know that Jesus Christ is our righteous-ness.  When we do something good, how necessary it is to know that Jesus Christ is our righteousness.  And when we come down to die and we know that in moments we go out to face the most holy God, the thrice holy God, and the God before whom the stars and moon are not pure in his sight, the God whose eyes are too pure to behold evil.  I will tell you what I want.  I want Christ as my righteousness.  And that righteousness is righteousness accounted to us, imputed to us, based on the fact that God the Son glorified God the Father and gave us eternal life.”

                                          Pastor Tim James


“A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you ...” (Ezekiel 36:26).

  “The natural heart of man is concerned only with natural, temporal things.  The desires of the flesh and mind are by natural origin self-centered. Man is a habitual self-serving creature.  He may be at times, (especially when in the presence of the gospel), consciously aware of this but finds it impossible to change because this is his love - “ … men shall be lovers of their own selves … lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God” 2Timothy 3:2 & 4.  He may reform outwardly for a while and try to adjust his priorities and even strive to think differently, but alas, he is like the dog and its vomit and the sow and its muck. He has not a heart for Christ, His gospel, or His church.  This is not his love.  This is not his desire.  He has only a desire for the vomit and the muck (2Peter 2:22).  The only way one will ever have a heart for the things of God will be if God gives him a new heart and a new Spirit.  God’s promise to His people is, “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you ...”.  The new heart which God gives has preeminence over the old one.  Oh yes, the old heart is still there to aggravate and even temporarily distract us.  However, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world” 1John 4:4).  The new heart is one of faith, love and commitment.  The new heart embraces Christ, His gospel and His church.  This comes as natural to the new heart as embracing self and the things of the world comes to the old heart.  If we have not a new heart and Spirit when temptation comes, when cares come, when it is time for self-denial, we will take the low road to fulfilling the desires of the flesh and mind and it will be revealed we are yet the servants of self rather than the servants of God.  We will be, in our heart, true to what we treasure most –

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:21).”

Pastor Tommy Robbins


“The faith of God's elect”

-Titus 1:1-

  “Almost all men have faith of one kind or another and there are many who profess faith in Christ.  But it is evident that the faith produced by modern-day evangelism is not true saving faith, because it does not produce the same characteristics as that faith taught and exemplified in the Word of God.  That faith which is produced by the power and grace of God the Holy Spirit through the preaching of the gospel will always be distinguished from false faith by at least five things.

1. True faith produces a heart truly before God over sin. (Ps. 51:1-5, 17).  Whenever a man sees himself in the light of God's glory shining upon him through the cross of Christ, he will cry out with the publican, 'God be merciful to me a sinner!'  This is where repentance begins.  Christ revealed in the heart breaks the heart (Zech. 12: 10).

2. True faith causes the heart, to bow willingly to Christ's absolute sovereignty and Lordship in all things. (Luke 14:25-33).  The believer's submission to Christ is far from perfect; but it is a sincere, willing surrender of the heart to Christ.  In our inmost being we voluntarily commit ourselves and all things to the disposal of our gracious Sovereign.

3. Truth faith looks to Christ alone for all things.  True faith trusts Christ alone.  Faith has two hands.  With one hand she strips away all the filthy rags of her own righteousness; and with the other she puts on the righteousness of Christ. Faith sees 'Jesus only'.  Faith wraps itself up in Christ (I Cor. 1:30).

4. True faith will persevere and continue to believe regardless of circumstances. (Heb. 11:13).  False faith fluctuates.  True faith is steady, continual and relentless.  The rougher the storm, the firmer faith clings to Christ.  True faith never gives up.

5. True faith produces a heart of sincere love for the people of God. (1 John 4:8; 5: 1).  False faith strives to produce love and pretends to love.  But love is natural to true faith.  Love for the brethren flows as naturally from the believing heart as water flows from the spring.”

                                       -Pastor Don Fortner-



A word you will not find in written form, in the Holy Word of God, yet the meaning of this word is declared on every page throughout the entire Bible. Every page declares God to rule and rule alone!

   Nowhere in scripture can you find where God needed or asked for help from man. If you were to ask any Christian if God was sovereign they would most assuredly say yes, yet most Christians, will also say God rules over everything but my freewill, that is mine to exercise as I see fit! God rules, but I must decide to let Him rule over me.

   Nowhere in scripture can you find were God needed you for anything! In fact he tells us plainly “it is not of him that willeth, nor him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy” (Rom.9:16).

  The God of scripture rules over everything, or we cannot call Him God! He is the Potter and who are we to tell Him what or how! For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things. (Rom.11:36).

  God the father has highly exalted His Son, giving Him all power, to reign as He sees fit, and that is exactly what Christ is doing! Ruling from His sovereign throne, working all things according to His own counsel.

   You declare your will is higher than God’s, that will dam your soul! We who have been called by His Grace, know our will was corrupt, we know, we were made willing in the day of His power! We know that it was His sovereign will that turned us from the road to hell and brought us into a living union with Himself!

   For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Eph.2:8,9).

                                        - John Reeves-