WAITING ON THE LORD Tune to MAJESTIC SWEETNESS CM Words by JIM BYRD
1. O sovereign Lord to Thee we come, Before Thy throne we fall; Reveal to us Thy precious Son, As on Thy Name we call, As on Thy Name we call.
2. Though wicked, full of sin and death, To Thee alone we cry; Through Jesus show Thy sovereign grace, And save us or we die, And save us or we die.
3. If Thou wilt do Thy saving work, The dead in sin will live; It is within Thy sovereign right, Thy quickâning grace to give, Thy quickâning grace to give.
4. The glory shall be Thine alone, For none can save but Thee; No arm but Thine the work can do, So Lord, we wait on Thee, So Lord, we wait on Thee.
***** "For this God is our God for ever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death."(Psalm 48:14) *****
Our annual Bible conference begins Friday night. Speakers: Pastor Tim James, Sequoyah Baptist Church, Cherokee, NC. Pastor Gary Shepard, Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, Jacksonville, NC. All services will be live-streamed on Sermonaudio.
FRIDAY: 7PM - Tim James 8PM - Gary Shepard Food and Fellowship
SATURDAY: 6PM - Gary Shepard 7PM - Tim James Food and Fellowship
SUNDAY: 10AM - Tim James 11AM - Gary Shepard Food and Fellowship *****
SCRIPTURE READINGS: MORNING: JOHN 10:1-18 EVENING: ACTS 1:1-14
NO FEAR OF DEATH " Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage" (Hebrews 2:14-15). It is only because of the substitutionary death and resurrection of Christ that believers may face death without fear. Death, the penalty of sin, has already been endured for us by the Savior. In fact, rather than us dying, the Savior said to Martha, in John 11:26, "And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Believest thou this?" When believers pass from this life, they "sleep in Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 4:14); the soul goes to paradise and the body sleeps in the dust, awaiting a glorious resurrection. "Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because the everlasting dawn has finally arrived. Dying saints may be justly envied, while living sinners are justly pitied" (Matthew Henry). It doesnât matter where you die, when you die or how you die; all that is important is to die in Christ. âPastor Jim Byrd
***** GLORIFYING THE LORD Jehovah is glorified actively when we give to Him the glory that is due to His holy name. God is said to be glorified when we honor Him in His Word, His attributes, His perfections and in all His dispensations, both in nature, providence and grace. "Whoso offereth Me praise, saith Jehovah, he glorifieth Me" (Psalm 50:23). We may be said to glorify God when we give Him the credit due to God in believing Him, and especially in that record He hath given of His dear Son. In this view of giving glory to God is included all that self-abasement becoming poor lost creatures, and ascribing the whole of redemption to sovereign, free and unmerited grace. In short, in every way, and by every means, we may be said to glorify Jehovah when Christ, as the Christ of God, is exalted as the only Savior of a lost world; and the soul lies low at the footstool of the throne of grace, ascribing salvation only to God and the Lamb. This is to glorify God actively. âRobert Hawker *****
THE GREAT LOVE OF GOD "But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us" (Ephesians 2:4). The love of God to His chosen people is very great, if it be considered Who it is that has loved them, God and not man, Who is an infinite, unchangeable, and sovereign Being. His love is like Himself, for God is love. It has heights and depths, and lengths and breadths immeasurable. It admits of no variation nor alteration and is altogether free, arising from Himself and not from any motives and conditions in men. If the persons themselves are considered, who are the objects of it, they are sinful men, unworthy of the divine notice and regard and these are loved personally, particularly, and distinctly, and not others. They are loved, not for anything in them or done by them, and that notwithstanding their manifold sins and transgressions. To which may be added, that this love is represented as a past act; and indeed, it is from everlasting and is antecedent to their being quickened, and was when they were dead in trespasses and sins. This is the source and spring of the blessing next mentioned, the grace of God. "Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, by grace ye are saved" (Ephesians 2:5). âJohn Gill
REJOICE IN THE LORD Tune to "O WORSHIP THE KING" 10.10.11.11. Words by JIM BYRD 1. Rejoice in the Lord, be glad every heart, Our God rules on high His grace to impart; Jehovah is Lord, O how sacred His Name, Bow down at His footstool His glories...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
PRAISE OUR EVERLASTING LORD Tune to "âTIS SO SWEET TO TRUST IN JESUS" 126.96.36.199. WITH REFRAIN Words by JIM BYRD 1. God in wisdom chose to save us, Praise Him for His sovereign grace; Gave us to the blessed Savior, Son of God, our Hiding-Place....[ abbreviated | read entire ]
On the night before He gave His life a ransom for many, our Savior instituted the Lordâs Supper. This is one of two ordinances which He gave to His church, the other being baptism. Today, immediately after the morning message, we will partake of...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
COVENANT GRACE Tune to "I SING THE MIGHTY POWER OF GOD" CM/DOUBLE Words by JIM BYRD 1. Before the mountains were brought forth, Or earth and heavân were made; From everlasting Thou art God, In majesty arrayed. âTwas in eternity that God Chose...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
CHRIST IS MY CONFIDENCE Tune to: "I LOVE THY KINGDOM LORD" SM Words by: JIM BYRD 1. How gracious is the Lord, How merciful and kind; My heart is filled with thankfulness, And gladness fills my mind. 2. O what amazing grace, That saves a soul...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
GOD REIGNS Tune to âDOXOLOGYâ LM Words by JIM BYRD 1. God reigns on high ye saints rejoice, He reigns, so bless Him with your voice; He reigns forever over all, Our God reigns over great and small. 2. God reigns upon...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
THE FELLOW OF THE LORD TUNE TO "AM I A SOLDIER OF THE CROSS?" CM WORDS BY JIM BYRD 1. Behold the Fellow of the Lord, One of the Godhead three; Once dwelt among the sons of men, The Man of Galilee. 2. According to the covenant, Ordained eâer...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
THE SAVIOR LIVES AND REIGNS TUNE: âSWEET HOUR OF PRAYERâ LM/DOUBLE WORDS BY JIM BYRD 1. Behold the Savior from on high, Descended here to live and die; He suffered on the cross alone, And shed His blood sin to atone. The sins...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
PARABLE OF LOST THINGS (LUKE 15) TUNE TO "AMAZING GRACE" CM WORDS BY JIM BYRD 1. This is a grand and wondrous truth, That Christ the Lord of all; Would be the Friend of sinners who Were lost through Adamâs fall. 2. Like sheep His people went...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
CHRIST ONLY Tune to "O FOR A THOUSAND TONGUES" CM Words by JIM BYRD 1. My heart upon Christ Jesus rests, No other One can save; I trust the blood and righteousness, Of Him the Father gave. 2. He suffered awful agony, And died upon the tree; To...[ abbreviated | read entire ]