PROPHET, PRIEST AND KING The offices which Christ sustains toward us are such as have been in the highest repute among men. Prophets, priests, and kings have always been accounted worthy of honor. We should give the highest honor to Christ, Who, as a prophet, is superior to Moses; as a priest, superior to Aaron; and as a king, the Lord of David. These offices, as exercised by Christ, deserve our honor, not only because of their excellence, but also because of their adaptedness to us. We are, by nature, ignorant, guilty, and depraved. As ignorant, we need Christ the Prophet to teach us; as guilty, we need Christ the Priest to make atonement for us; and as depraved, we need Christ the King to rule over us, and bring all our rebellious passions into subjection. These offices of Christ are also adapted to the graces which distinguish and adorn the Christian character. The chief of these, as enumerated by Paul, are faith, hope, and love. In the exercise of faith, we receive the truth, revealed by Christ, the Prophet. In the exercise of hope, we follow Christ, the Priest, Who has entered into the holiest of all to appear before God for us. And we submit to Christ the King in the exercise of love, which is the fulfilling of the law, the principle and sum of all holy obedience. âJ. L. Dagg *****
SUBSTITUTION TUNE SOLID ROCK LM WITH CHORUS WORDS BY JIM BYRD
1. Before creationâs work was done, God chose to save us in His Son; Thus did the trinity agree, Way back in old eternity.
CHORUS: Jesus the Lord mighty to save, For us His life He freely gave, For us His life He freely gave.
2. All of the lambs sent forth to die, On Jewish altars typify, The Lamb of God whose sacrifice, Would pay our legal ransom price. Chorus
3. When came the time the Lord had set, The Savior came to pay our debt, Upon the cross of Calvary, Christ died to set His people free. Chorus
4. Who can a charge against us lay, Since Christ has put our sin away? Risen with Him and justified, Soon to be with Him - glorified. Chorus ***** GLORYING IN THE CROSS âGod forbid that I should glory save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christâ (Galatians 6:14). David wrote âThe heavens declare the glory of Godâ (Psalm 19:1), but the glories of redemption vastly outshine the magnificence of creation. All of the infinite perfections of God are harmoniously featured in the substitutionary death of Christ. At the cross we behold Godâs determinate purpose, His everlasting love and His inflexible justice working together to bring about the salvation of unworthy sinners to the praise of the glory of His grace. âPastor Jim Byrd *****
Where must a man go for pardon? Where is forgiveness to be found?
There is a way both sure and plain, and into that way I desire to guide every inquirerâs feet.
That way is simply to trust in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. It is to cast your soul, with all its sins, unreservedly on Christ. It is to cease completely from any dependence on your own works or doings, either in whole or in part, - and to rest on no other work but Christâs work, no other righteousness but Christâs righteousness, no other merit but Christâs merit, as your ground of hope. Take this course and you are a pardoned soul. âTo Christ,â says Peter, âgive all the prophets witness, that through His Name whosoever believeth in Him shall receive remission of sinsâ (Acts 10:43). âThrough this Man,â says Paul at Antioch, âis preached unto you the forgiveness of sins, and by Him all that believe are justified from all thingsâ (Acts 13:38). âIn Him,â writes Paul to the Colossians, âwe have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sinsâ (1:14). The Lord Jesus Christ, in great love and compassion, has made a full and complete satisfaction for sin, by suffering death in our place upon the cross. There He offered Himself as a sacrifice for us, and allowed the wrath of God, which we deserved, to fall on His own head. For our sins, as our Substitute, He gave Himself, suffered, and died, - the Just for the unjust, the innocent for the guilty, - that He might deliver us from the curse of a broken law, and provide a complete pardon for all who are made willing to receive it. And by so doing, as Isaiah says, He has borne our sin; as Paul says, He has purged our sins, and put away sin; and as Daniel says, He has made an end of sin and finished transgression (Isaiah 53:11; John 1:29; Hebrews 1:3; Hebrews 9:26; Daniel 9:24).--J. C. Ryle ***** âFace to face with Christ my Savior, Face to face - what will it be - When with rapture I behold Him, Jesus Christ Who died for me?â Carrie E. Breck ***** SCRIPTURE READINGS TODAY: MORNING: Psalm 115 EVENING: Acts 8:26-40
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 ]
Daily Readings - November 2-8 Sunday - John 1-3 Monday - John 4-5 Tuesday - John 6-8 Wednesday- John 9-10 Thursday - John 11-12 Friday - John 13-16 Saturday - John 17-18 ***** âBUT WE SEE JESUSâ (HEBREWS 2:9) How do we âsee Jesus?â...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Pastor Wayne Boyd will be with us Saturday night at 6 p.m. and then in all of our worship services on Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Bible Class, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service, and 6 p.m. Sunday evening Worship Service. We will live-stream all of our services...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
CHRISTâS BLOOD AND RIGHTEOUSNESS Tune to "AM I A SOLDIER OF THE CROSS?" CM Word by JIM BYRD 1. No labor of a sinful man, Can ever save a soul; No work but that of Christ alone, Can make the guilty whole. 2. A holy God demands that we Be free...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
SAVED BY CHRIST ALONE Tune PRAISE THE SAVIOR 188.8.131.52. Words By JIM BYRD 1. By the Lordâs determination, We were chosen to salvation; What a wondrous ordination, Saved by sovereign grace. 2. Christ accomplished our redemption By His death and...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
ALL GLORY TO CHRIST Tune âAMAZING GRACEâ CM Words by JIM BYRD 1. The Son of Man came to this earth To seek and save the lost; For all His people Jesus died, And paid our ransom cost. 2. âTwas in this way the holy law Of...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
BLESSED JESUS, OUR REDEEMER TUNE TO "COME THOU FOUNT" 184.108.40.206. WORDS BY JIM BYRD 1. Bless-ed Jesus, our Redeemer, Saved us from eternal loss; For He bore our sins and sorrows, When He died upon the cross. Glad the tidings of salvation, All our...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
âO God, Thou art terrible out of Thy holy places: the God of Israel is He that giveth strength and power unto His people. Blessed be God.â (Psalm 68:35) ***** Sing His Worthy Praise Tune to âMAJESTIC SWEETNESSâ CM Words by JIM BYRD 1. ...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
JESUS DIED FOR SINNERS Tune "I SING THE MIGHTY POWER OF GOD" CM/DOUBLE Words by JIM BYRD 1. Consider this amazing truth, For sinners Jesus died. To save them from unending woe, The Son was crucified. Their cause the Savior undertook, From old...[ abbreviated | read entire ]