Missionary Daniel Parks will be with us to preach an evening service next Sunday, June 30th. We will be giving a gift to help the work in the Virgin Islands. If you would like to contribute please mark your gift accordingly. There is a sign up sheet for food in the vestibule.
You are invited to attend the wedding of Clarah Marie Jennings and Isaac Dale Floyd on July 6, 2019 at 1 p.m. at College Grove Grace Church in College Grove, TN. A reception will follow at 6887 Pulltight Hill Road. RSVP to Sarah Jennings at (615) 969-7234. The couple is registered at Target and Walmart. May the Lord be pleased to bless Isaac and Clarah with a long and loving marriage.
Many times someone has excitedly told me after the service that they had been praying about something that had been troubling them and the Lord gave them the answer through the Word that had just been preached. Think about that. The Lord answers prayer and He answers prayer through His Word. I cannot stress enough the importance of prayer in general and prayer for our worship services in particular. It would do us good to remember this admonition, “ye have not, because ye ask not.” (James 4:2)
Men and women think of a thousand inventions to save themselves and neglect Christ Who is the one thing needful.
Pastor David Eddmenson
GOD GIVES THE ABILITY
God in the gospel commands us to do the impossible. Scripture is full of examples. “O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.” (Ezek. 37:4) “Lazarus, come forth.” (John 11:43) “Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.” (John 5:8) “Stretch forth thine hand.” (Matt. 12:13) Those are impossible commands from God, but with the command from God came the ability from God. The dry bones heard when the Spirit breathed life into them. Lazarus came forth when God gave him life. The impotent man immediately took up his bed and walked when the Lord made him whole. The impotent man stretched forth his hand when the Lord restored it whole.
My friend let us seek Christ by hearing the gospel the very same way. God commands us to believe Christ. Then let us beg God to give us the gift of faith. God commands us to come to Christ. Then let us beg God to give us spiritual life and the ability to come. Salvation is of the Lord. God gives His people the ability to do what is impossible for the flesh: to believe on Christ and come to Him. Then let us beg God to do the impossible for us.
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith” - II Corinthians 13:5
Usually when we think of examining ourselves we think of examining our lives. How are we dealing with besetting sins? Are we reading the Bible to our spiritual profit? Are we spending time in prayer and communion with the Lord? What does our daily lives say about our love to Christ? Can others see that we are Christians? What did Paul say? Examine yourselves whether you be in the faith: if we gain assurance by how well we are performing, it is a false, works based assurance. If we conclude we must not be saved by our failures in these things we are once again making salvation dependent upon our performance. Do you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God? Do you believe that when He said, “It is finished” the salvation of all the elect was accomplished? Are you relying on who He is and what He did as all you have for acceptance with God? Then you are “in the faith” and a true child of God.
I would like to thank our teachers and those who volunteered to help in our Vacation Bible School this week. It is vital for us to teach the Word to our children. I appreciate how diligently our teachers work at teaching the scriptures. May the...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Vacation Bible School for ages 4 through high school will be held this Wednesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Everyone is invited to attend a picnic Friday the 14th at 4:30 p.m. in Simpson Valley. ***** Our sincere sympathy is...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
IS ELECTION NECESSARY? Is election necessary to the preaching of the gospel? Absolutely it is! There can’t be any good news for dead sinners unless God chose to save us according to His will not ours. Our will is dead and we will never...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
THEY ARE THEY WHICH TESTIFY OF ME - (John 5:39) Those for whom Christ in His plain Gospel is not enough, fancy themselves to be digging into the deeper things of the Word of God. This is a delusion. You’ve altogether abandoned the Word of...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
There will be no midweek service on Wednesday this week. Here is the schedule for our Bible Conference. Friday at 7 p.m. Clay Curtis and Don Bell Saturday at 10 a.m. Paul Mahan and Todd Nibert Sunday at 10 a.m. Chris Cunningham and David...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
OUR RULE OF LIFE Many religious people claim to believe a sinner is saved by grace but then they also claim that the believer must still strive to keep the law. They say, “How else will you control people?” One big concern is...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Particular Recently, I was typing on my computer an article for our Sunday bulletin. In the article was the phrase, “Christ’s particular redemption”. The grammar checks on the computer flagged the phrase and suggested I drop the...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
RELIGION HAS IT ALL UPSIDE DOWN Man by nature seeks a religion to make him feel better about himself when he should be seeking a way that satisfies God’s character. The desire to feel good about himself makes man’s religion put...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
We rejoice with Isaac and Brady Floyd who will confess the Savior in believer’s baptism following the service today. If anyone else desires to be baptized please let me know. ***** We extend our sincere sympathy to Debbie Davis whose...[ abbreviated | read entire ]