Congratulations to Don Martin and Maggie Patterson on their wedding last week. May the Lord be pleased to bless this new home in every way.
“The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.” Psalm 34:15
A child of God should never feel forgotten because the eyes of the Lord are always upon the righteous. Our circumstances have not escaped His notice. He knows our circumstance because He has ordained it according to His eternal purpose and will. A child of God should also be comforted to remember that the ears of our heavenly Father are always open to the cries of His children. Not only does our Father hear the cries of His children but He tells us that we “ought always to pray, and not to faint” (Luke 18:1). What comfort to know that the Lord sees His people and will always hear their prayer.
If God is sovereign, and His is (Daniel 4:35); if we are begotten of God according to His own will, and we are (James 1:8); if the New Birth is not a result of the will of man, and it most certainly is not (John 1:18); then what is being preached from most pulpits is not from God. Brethren, listen to the message that is being preached and if it contradicts God’s Word, COME AWAY FROM IT! Irreverence to the inspired Word of God breeds irreverence to God Himself.
SALVATION IS ALL OF GRACE - SO WHY NOT ME? (Romans 9:16)
God does not save any man because there is anything in that man that deserves salvation. He saves sinners because He delights to show mercy. The reason for redemption is found in Him, not in us. His mercy planned salvation, His grace chose us, His love gave Christ to redeem us, and His power keeps us. "So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy."
If you have been looking for some reason in yourself why God should show mercy to you, you look in vain! If you have weighed your works and considered your contributions to the kingdom in order to merit God's favor, you'll only be disappointed in the end! The Lord saves whomsoever He will. His own declaration to Moses is, "I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion."
Now then, if it be God's will to save sinners who have no good in them, who do not merit or deserve His love; if He delights to show mercy to all who call upon Him, why should He not save me and you? I certainly qualify as the chief of sinners. If God is pleased to provide a full Savior, I can provide an empty sinner. If Christ died for the ungodly then He certainly died for me! If Christ is the Friend of sinners, I lay claim to His friendship. This religion that requires merit and personal righteousness offers me no hope; but God's free grace to the undeserving, God's sovereign mercy to the ill-deserving, and Christ's effectual atonement for the helpless bring me to His Throne of Grace crying, "God be merciful to me, the sinner." "All the fitness He requireth is to feel your need of Him." WHY NOT ME?
Pastor Henry Mahan
Most preachers are sculptors. They take a sinner and chisel here, cut there, sand down this part, hammer another part until at last they have formed him into a believing godly man. (Is 41: 6-7) Yet, apart from the work of the Spirit within, he is only a statue—“Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” (2 Tim 3: 5)
I am preaching today at Grace Baptist Church in Danville, KY. We welcome our dear friend Bob Coffey from Kingsport, TN to preach both messages for us this morning. ***** LOST AND FOUND The parable in three parts that our Lord told in Luke 15...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Missionary Cody Groover is in need of a new truck. Please give as the Lord enables you. We will send our gift at the end of this week. ***** You are invited to attend the wedding of Maggie Patterson and Don Martin on October 15, 2016 at 7 p.m....[ abbreviated | read entire ]
I am preaching this morning at Kingsport Sovereign Grace Church. The Lord willing Janet and I will return home this evening. We welcome our brother Andy Davis from Lexington, KY back to our pulpit this morning. Andy is a faithful and gifted...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Missionary Cody Groover is in need of a new truck. Please give as the Lord enables you. We will send our gift at the end of September. ***** All of our ladies are invited to a bridal shower for Maggie Patterson at the church on Thursday,...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
We will have a special service tonight at 6 p.m. when missionary Cody Groover will preach for us. We will have a time of fellowship following the service. A sign up sheet for food is in the vestibule. ***** CHRIST DIED FOR THOSE GOD LOVES...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
***** Pastor Clay Curtis will bring the message Wednesday. Missionary Cody Groover will be here to preach for us in a special service on Sunday night, September 4th at 6:00 p.m. We will have a time of fellowship following the service. A sign...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Missionary Cody Groover will be here to preach for us in a special service on Sunday night, September 4th at 6:00 p.m. ***** REDEMPTION SENT Thank God for this blessed truth: “He sent redemption unto his people” (Psalm 111:9)....[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Missionary Cody Groover is in need of a new truck. Please give as the Lord enables you. We will send the gift at the end of September. ***** Let us go to Calvary to learn how we may be forgiven; and then let us linger there to learn how we may...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
We rejoice with our brother Terry Watts who will confess his Savior in believer’s baptism following the message this morning. If anyone else desires to confess Christ please see me. ***** MADE HOLY Every believer has been made holy in...[ abbreviated | read entire ]