“Then went king David in, and sat before the LORD, and he said, Who am I, O Lord GOD? and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?” (II Samuel 7:18).
The desire of the flesh is to be somebody. The teaching of grace is we are nobody. A person is only a fit object for God’s grace when they realize they are worthless. Then we truly ask, “Who am I?”
Who am I that God would elect in love a sinner like me?
Who am I that God would send His Son to save a wretch like me?
Who am I that the Son of God would become a man to be my representative and obey the law for such a rebel as me?
Who am I that the Lord Jesus Christ would agree to be made sin for such a vile sinner as me?
Who am I that the Lord Jesus Christ would die for such a dead dog as me?
Who am I that the Lord Jesus Christ would ascend back to glory to make intercession for such a one as I?
Who am I that the Holy Spirit would give a dead son of Adam like me spiritual life and dwell in my heart?
Who am I that the Lord Jesus Christ would come again to gather a wandering sheep like me to be with Him forever?
Who am I? Nothing. Who is Christ? He is everything to a nothing like me.
GOD NEVER TRIES
God never “tries”; God does! Some speak of some other god who “wants” to save, some other jesus who is “trying” to save, yet he is frustrated by the sinner. They say their god has no hands but the sinner’s hands and no feet but the sinner’s feet. That is not the God of the Bible! But the God of the Bible does describe such men and their god, “They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place, and he standeth; from his place shall he not remove: yea, one shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his trouble.” (Is 46:7) Those saved by the sovereign and free grace of the one true and living God declare “Our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.” (Ps 115: 3)
Pastor Clay Curtis
FELLOWSHIP OF BELIEVERS
I know most of you are faithful to the Sunday worship services, and I know you tarry after services to visit and talk with one another. But what about the other six days of the week? Do you have much fellowship with those whose conversation is seasoned with grace and who are a good influence on you and your children? The people of the world (religious world and social world) ARE NOT an influence for good or spiritual growth. "Evil companions and associations corrupt good character" (1 Corinthians 15:33). But our brethren comfort us, encourage us, instruct us, and regular fellowship with them and their families will be a great blessing to you and your children. Do not spend your social and family time with those who do not know God (86% of the week) and expect to correct the effect with a couple of hours on Sunday. As much time as you can devote to good fellowship in Christ with other believers will reap great blessings to you and your family.
Pastor Henry Mahan
Either the Lord Jesus was made sin for us and our sins were transferred to him, or our sins are still our sins and justice finds them upon us still!
NO HANDS BUT YOUR HANDS? When religious people try to motivate you to service by saying “God has no hands but your hands”, you can point out to them that they are describing an idol. David described idols by saying, “They have...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
We will have a fellowship dinner after the service today to celebrate Dale Simpson’s 70th birthday. I hope everyone will stay and enjoy at time of fellowship and celebration together. ***** THANKFUL CHRIST IS ALL The more I learn of who I...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Our mid-week service this week is moved to Thursday, Aug. 13th. Pastor Tom Harding of Zebulon Baptist Church will be preaching. ***** SOVEREIGNTY BELONGS TO GOD The sovereignty of God is absolute. To acknowledge this truth is at once to...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
THE TIME REMAINING God has appointed a day that all of us must leave this world in death and go to our eternal home. There is nothing we can do to add to or subtract from the time God has given us here on earth. There is nothing we can do to...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Congratulations to Luke and Mikayla Simpson on their recent marriage. May our Lord be pleased to bless this new home with His mercy and grace. ***** NO FEAR OF DEATH The believer has no reason to fear death. When we say Christ died for...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Our sincere sympathy is extended to Earl Wooten in the recent death of his mother, Faye Wooten. ***** NO LIGHT IN THEM “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel. Psalm 69:6 God’s saving grace to sinners will cause those sinners to worship the Lord in...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
IMPUTATION: A JUST CHARGE! Believer, when God imputed sin to us in the court of our conscience was it a just charge? By Adam’s disobedience in breaking the law we were made unrighteous. Also, in natural generation, by Adam’s...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Our mid week service this week will be on Thursday. There will be no service on Wednesday. Pastor Marvin Stalnaker will be here to preach to us on Thursday at 7 p.m. ***** Sin Which Is Not Seen How can God, who sees all things, no longer...[ abbreviated | read entire ]