Bulletin Scripture: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Words of Wisdom from the Proverbs
Proverbs 1:1-4 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; To give subtilty (prudence) to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
Christ Our Savior!
Faith is not our Savior. It was not faith that was born at Bethlehem and died on Golgotha for us. It was not faith that loved us, and gave itself for us; that bore our sins in its own body on the tree; that died and rose again for our sins. Faith is one thing—the Savior is another. Faith is one thing—and the cross is another. Let us not confound them, nor ascribe to a poor, imperfect act of man—that which belongs exclusively to the Son of the Living God.
God designs that those whom He sanctifies, shall tarry awhile in this present evil world, that their own experience of temptations may teach them how great the deliverance is, which God has wrought for them.
Psalm 107:14 "He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder."
This is what God has done for His born again, redeemed people as darkness mentioned here is a picture of the unconverted life. In darkness we are ignorant of God; we are unaware of the atoning work of Christ, we are unaware of the regenerating power of God the Holy Spirit.
What darkness we are in! It is an intellectual darkness, it is a darkness of our understanding, it is a darkness of the heart and will, which acts and reacts upon one another. Darkness of the heart results in darkness of the understanding; we are dead in trespasses and sins and are guided by a dead nature, a nature veiled in darkness! Now we see that there is no human help, no human ability that can change that state, but Oh the mighty power of our great God! Who can take one who walks in darkness and bring them into the light which is the light of Christ Jesus our Lord. Salvation is in Him and Him alone.
Gems from John Flavel
The whole world is not a theater large enough to show the glory of Christ upon, or unfold the one half of the unsearchable riches that lie hidden in Him!
Jesus is . . . bread to the hungry, water to the thirsty, a garment to the naked, healing to the wounded. Whatever a soul can desire—is found in Him.
He chose us not because we were lovely—but that He might make us lovely.
As God did not at first choose you because you were high—He will not now forsake you because you are low.
The law wounds—the gospel cures!
Christ is the very essence of all delights and pleasures, the very soul and substance of them! As all the rivers are gathered into the ocean, which is the meeting-place of all waters in the world—so Christ is that ocean in which all true delights and pleasures meet.
No doctrine is more excellent, or necessary to be preached and studied—than Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.
Did Christ finish His work for us? Then there can be no doubt but He will also finish His work in us.
The mercy of God to eternal life, or His saving mercies—are only dispensed to us through Jesus Christ.
August 23rd, 2020 Bulletin Bulletin Scripture: Mal 3:17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Amazing Love! The seed of...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Psalm 105:1 “O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.”*****All the whole volume of perfections!“Whom do I have in Heaven but You? And I desire nothing on earth but You. My flesh and...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Psalm 3:8“Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: Thy blessing is upon Thy people. Selah.” ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Jesus Christ is a Threefold King:First, His enemies’ King; Secondly, His saints’ King; Thirdly, His Father’s...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
1 Thessalonians 5:9 “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ”/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*Jesus Christ Shall Not Fail!Isaiah 42:4 “He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till He have...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
“For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true;but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:”Hebrews 9:24*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*John...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
John 3:1 “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not.” ~~~~~~~~~~June 21“This do in remembrance of...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
“Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God though our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 5.1 Treaty of GraceFaith has signed the “Treaty of Grace” which is a treaty of unconditional surrender. This treaty has been...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Galatians 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.”...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Psalm 135:1Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD.*****This is the God whom we Adore!A Letter of John Newton"For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods. Whatsoever the...[ abbreviated | read entire ]