CALL TO WORSHIP (Tune – O Worship the King – p. 1) (Words by Pastor Jim Byrd)
We gather this day to honor the King, Who sits on His throne, His triumphs we sing; The Savior who died to atone for our sin Came forth from the tomb and He liveth again.
Christ Jesus the Lord the battle has won, He died and arose, all praise to the Son! He took on Himself all our debt to repay, The sins of His people are all washed away.
To Jesus our Lord all honors we bring, And say unto death, “Where now is thy sting?” Enthroned in His glory, almighty to save, Victorious His conquest o’er sin and the grave.
He conquered the grave and liveth above, All praise to His Name, all power and love; Made righteous in Jesus we someday shall rise, To dwell with our Savior above earth and skies.
TODAY’S SERVICES – Messages by Pastor Bill Parker
BIBLE CLASS – 10:00 a.m. –
Our Common Salvation – Jude 1-3
MORNING WORSHIP – 11:00 a.m –
OPENING – Jude 24-25
CALL TO WORSHIP (above)
HYMN – Glory to His Name – p. 489
READING – Genesis 22:1-19
MESSAGE – God is Able – Hebrews 11:17-19
CLOSING HYMN – My Faith Looks Up To Thee – p. 359
NO MID-WEEK BIBLE STUDY THIS WEDNESDAY
Birthdays: Jimmy Casey – April 30th
We will serve the LORD’S SUPPER following the messages this morning. All BELIEVERS are invited to participate in this ordinance. After our services we will have lunch in our dining hall. All are invited.
Debbie and I will be traveling to Ruston, LA, this week where I will be preaching next weekend (5/4 – 5/7) for Pastor Richard Warmack and our brethren at Grace Baptist Church. Brother Mark Pannell will be preaching here next Sunday (5/7) in both services. Please pray for Debbie and me as we travel and that God will bless us in our meeting next week. Please pray for Brother Mark and me as we prepare and preach the Gospel of God’s grace in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. –Pastor Bill Parker
THE COMMON SALVATION (Jude 3)
All believers have this in common – We all trust for righteousness in Christ alone. We are accepted in the Beloved. If you have any hope which disturbs, diminishes, or destroys the glory of His grace and power of His righteousness, the sooner you get rid of it the better. We must not detract in any degree from the complete glory and power of Christ in the redemption of His people. In salvation, as in all things concerning a right relationship with God and eternal life, Christ is all! –Copied
Believer, if the Bible is not God’s holy, verbally-inspired, inerrant Word to His people, then we have no foundation upon which to base our faith and assurance. But rest assured – the Bible IS God's holy, verbally-inspired, inerrant Word. Make it your life’s goal to read and know it! –Pastor Bill Parker
“He setteth the poor on high” (Psalm 107:41)
How high? Above the reach of the curse, which shall never touch him, above the power of Satan, which shall never ruin him, above the reigning influence of sin, which "shall not have dominion over him," above the possibility of being banished from His presence, for "Israel shall be saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation." –Joseph Irons
TRUE REPENTANCE OR UNBELIEF?
The one who believes that he cannot be saved due to the severity of his sins is no closer to the kingdom of God than the man who believes that his own righteousness and works can save him. The first man may look like a truly repentant person, but he is not. The only difference is that the first man is waiting for some improvement in himself to make him worthy of salvation while the second man believes he has already attained that improvement. But this they have in common – Neither one is trusting Christ, neither one has received and submitted to the imputed righteousness of Christ as the only ground of salvation. If they had, they would rest in Christ, knowing that God is just to justify sinners based on Christ’s merits alone. If they had, based on Christ having satisfied law and justice on their sinner's behalf, they would truly repent of ever thinking that our sins could keep us from salvation or that our obedience could recommend us unto God. They also have this in common – They shall alike perish if they do not trust Christ, for the Scriptures say, "He that does not believe is condemned already." The reason that a man does not believe is of no consequence, only the fact that he does not believe. Do not be fooled by outward displays of humility expressed in mournful despair. The Scriptures say, "Whoever believes on Christ will not perish but have eternal life." Therefore, any and every reason men give for unbelief is simply self-righteousness. So, right now, be done with any hope you have in anything other than the imputed righteousness of Christ, without the deeds of the law, according to God's promise. Look for no qualifications in yourself ever, but look wholly on Him who has already met all the qualifications and fulfilled all conditions for His people. –Copied
APRIL 23, 2017 CALL TO WORSHIP(Tune – Immortal Invisible – p. 34)(Words by Gary Shepard) Sweet mercies of Jesus, I find my delight.My hope in the morning, my song in the night.Whatever He sends me, I know it’s from Him.Both...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
APRIL 16, 2017 CALL TO WORSHIP(Tune – Take My Life – p. 393) Christ is risen, let us sing,Glory, honor, praises bring;Law and justice magnifiedBy our Lord Who bled and died. (R) Christ is risen, O what grace,To our God alone we...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
APRIL 9, 2017 CALL TO WORSHIP(Tune – Jesus Calls Us – p. 374) Sovereign grace o’er sin abounding!Ransomed souls, the tidings swell;‘Tis a deep that knows no sounding,Who its breadth or length can tell? What from Christ...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
APRIL 2, 2017 CALL TO WORSHIP(Tune – O God Our Help – p. 10)(Words written by Pastor Gary Shepard) It is a mystery so greatThat for eternity,God has determined all my hopeTo be in Christ not me. By faith alone can I believeThat I'm a...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
MARCH 26, 2017 CALL TO WORSHIP(Tune – Majestic Sweetness – p. 52) My Shepherd will supply my need,Jehovah is His name;In Pastures fresh He makes me feed,Beside the living stream. (Repeat) He brings my wand’ring spirit back,When I...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
MARCH 19, 2017 CALL TO WORSHIP(Tune – Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus – p. 378) I see the blessed Savior uplifted on the tree.The law holds Him its captive, that sinners might go free.His blood poured out in mercy; it does for sin...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
MARCH 5, 2017 CALL TO WORSHIP(Tune – Doxology) Come, let us sing the song of songs,The glory which to Christ belongs;The hosts of Heav’n began the strain,Worthy the Lamb, for He was slain. Slain to redeem us by His blood,And makes us...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
FEBRUARY 26, 2017 CALL TO WORSHIP(Tune – Come Thou Almighty King – p. 6) Glory to God on High!Let earth to heav’n reply – Praise ye His name!Angels His love adore –Who all our sorrows boreAnd saints cry evermore,...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
FEBRUARY 19, 2017 CALL TO WORSHIP(Tune – O God Our Help – p. 10) ‘Tis not by works of righteousness Which our own hands have done; But we are saved by sovereign grace, Abounding through the Son. ‘Tis from the mercy of...[ abbreviated | read entire ]