CALL TO WORSHIP (Tune: “Brethren, We Have Met to Worship” – p. 15) Words by Pastor Jim Byrd
Hallelujah praise the Savior, Son of God a Man became; He is worthy of all glory, Sing His wonders, spread His fame. Praise the holy name of Jesus, Who for sinners once was slain; By His blood He saved His people, Washed away sin’s crimson stain.
Hallelujah for the Savior Has redeemed His chosen bride;| All our sins by God were pardoned, When our Lord was crucified; Who can tell how much He suffered, All our sin-debt to atone? Now He lives and reigns forever, Seated on His sovereign throne.
O what wondrous might and merit, In the blood of Jesus dwell; For the law of God was honored, And our souls were saved from hell. Hallelujah praise the Savior, Who our sins and sorrows bore; Now enthroned in matchless glory, Sing His praises evermore
Today: Bible Classes – 10:00 a.m.; Morning Worship – 11:00 a.m. Messages by Pastor Bill Parker
Television Broadcast: Reign of Grace Television Sunday morning on WALB-TV @ 9 AM.
Live Streaming – 11:00 a.m. service from Sermon Audio web site
We want to express our deepest sympathies for Gary and Betty Shepard and family. Betty’s mother, Hazel Reece, passed away last week.
"All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me; him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out" (John 6:37)."All," not one, or two, or ten, or a million only, but "all." And observe why? They are the Father’s gift to Jesus, and therefore they must come. He said elsewhere, "that I should give eternal life to as many as Thou hast given me" (John 17:2). Hence, therefore, there is a blessed provision, a blessed security, that they shall come; for they are the Father’s gift to Christ, as well as the purchase of Christ’s blood; and the promise is absolute in the charter of grace – "Thy people shall be willing in the day of Thy power" (Psalm 110:3). And, to give every possible encouragement to the poor coming sinner, whom God the Holy Ghost is leading by the hand to the all-precious Jesus, He adds, "And him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out."
-- Robert Hawker
A man sent from God to preach the gospel of grace is neither an inventor of new doctrine nor an editor of old doctrine. He is a faithful proclaimer of the Lord’s doctrine, just as it is, to sinners, just as they are.
—Pastor Jim Byrd
God’s sovereignty lies at the foundation of all things, YET in His dealings with men – His own people not excluded – He always treats them as moral agents, enforces their accountability, and causes them to reap as they have sown, whether it was evil or good seed. – A. W. Pink
“And you hath He quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins” (Ephesians 2:1).
BORN DEAD IN TRESPASSES AND SINS
For centuries men have debated the effects of Adam’s fall on mankind. Men naturally want to believe that even though we fell in Adam, that fall simply opened us to the possibility of sin if we choose sin. They claim we are all born innocent and free from sin and remain that way until we make a sinful choice. The problem with this view is three-fold – (1) It opposes plain Scriptural teaching which says, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” (Rom. 5:12). (2) It defies both reason and reality because “ALL have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23). Has there ever been one human being in the whole history of mankind who did not choose sin? No! (3) It denies both the Scriptural truth and reality of spiritual death. The Bible teaches that we are all born spiritually dead and there is only spiritual, eternal life in the Lord Jesus Christ and based on His righteousness alone. “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life” (1 John 5:11-12).
Spiritual life is the gift of God which comes to us through Jesus Christ and based on His righteousness imputed and applied by the Holy Spirit in the new birth – “And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness” (Rom. 8:10). Salvation is described as a quickening – “And you hath He quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins” (Eph. 2:1). We know our natural spiritual death is overcome by the power of Christ through the Holy Spirit when that life is evidenced by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, repentance of dead works, and a heart to follow and obey Him in love, grace, and gratitude.
February 8, 2015 CALL TO WORSHIP(Tune: “Depth of Mercy” p. 233) Sons of God redeemed by blood,Raise your songs to Zions’s God.Made from condemnation free,Grace triumphant sing with me. Calvary’s wonders let us trace,Justice...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
FEBRUARY 1, 2015 CALL TO WORSHIP(Tune: O For A Thousand Tongues – p. 46)(Words by Pastor Jim Byrd) O what a good and perfect Gift,The Father gave in love;To save our souls, His Son He sent,Down from His throne above. What other good and...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
JANUARY 25, 2015 CALL TO WORSHIP(Tune: “Jesus Calls Us” – p. 374) Precious Saviour, friend of sinnersWe, as such, to Thee draw nearLet Thy Spirit dwell within usWith that love that casts out fear. Matchless Saviour, let us know...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
JANUARY 18, 2015 CALL TO WORSHIP(Tune: “O Worship the King” – p. 1) Oh what shall we do our Saviour to praiseSo faithful and true, abounding in graceSo strong to deliver, so good to redeemThe weakest believers who rest upon...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
JANUARY 11, 2015 CALL TO WORSHIP(Tune: Doxology)(Words by Pastor Jim Byrd) Adore the God of endless days,Lift up your heart to Him in praise;O magnify His sovereign grace,And to the Lord salvation trace. The Father long ago decreed,Salvation...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
JANUARY 4, 2015CALL TO WORSHIP(Tune: “How Firm a Foundation” – p. 268) Thy mercy, My God, is the theme of my songThe joy of my heart, the boast of my tongueThy free grace alone, from the first to the lastHath won my affection and...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
DECEMBER 28, 2014 CALL TO WORSHIP(Tune: “Brethren, We Have Met to Worship”) For Thy mercy and Thy grace, faithful through another year;Hear our song of grateful praise; Father, and Redeemer, hear.Lo, our sins on Thee we cast, Thee,...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
DECEMBER 21, 2014 CALL TO WORSHIP (Tune: “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” – p. 92)(Words by Pastor Jim Byrd) Sing praises to the Son of God, Who down from heaven came;To save His people from their guilt, From misery and...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
DECEMBER 14, 2014 CALL TO WORSHIP(Tune – “Take My Life” – 393)(Words by Pastor Jim Byrd) To the Savior, reigning King,Honors to His Name we bring;What a kind and gracious Friend,May His praises never end. (R) Not to us,...[ abbreviated | read entire ]