t                   oPastor John and wife Kathy  


Preaching God's Sovereign, Electing Grace   


10 am Sunday Bible Study


Sunday Morning, May 13, 2018



     Sunday Morning Bible Study      . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   10:00 AM

     Sunday Morning Worship           . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   11:00 AM

     Sunday Evening Worship            . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     6:30 PM

     Friday Night Bible  Study           . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .    7:30 PM



  “Hallelujah, What a Savior”                                             Page 175      



    Psalm 83





  “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”                             Page 185



 “Ivory Palaces”

   Duet by Cheryl Hafdell and Shirley Jukich

   Judy Harmon, Pianist


Message Title

     “Light Manifested Through The Gospel



     “Jesus Paid It All”                                                               Page 210



--Exodus 12:13--

  “The Scriptures speak constantly about the blood.  It is written in the books of the law, ‘The life of the flesh is in the blood.’  God told Moses, ‘The blood shall be to you for a token.’  He said, ‘When I see the blood, I will pass over you.’  When the high priest went into the holy of holies on the Day of Atonement, he went in with blood.  No man can come to God without blood atonement.

    When our blessed Savior instituted the Lord’s Supper, he took the cup of wine, held it before his disciples and said, ‘This is the blood of the New Testament, shed for many for the remission of sins.’  In Hebrews 9:22, we read, ‘Without shedding of blood is no remission.’ That makes the blood a matter of infinitely immense importance.

    These days, it is common for preachers, churches, theologians, and hymn writers to say as little as possible about the blood.  We have become so educated, refined, and sophisticated that talking about blood is considered improper, unsophisticated, and rude. But it is still true that ‘without shedding of blood is no remission.’ The whole of God’s revelation of himself, the whole of the gospel, the whole of salvation is wrapped up in the blood, the precious, sin-atoning blood of the Lord Jesus Christ (Hebrews 9:12; 1 Peter 1:18-21).

           ‘What can wash away my sins?

             Nothing, but the blood of Jesus!

             What can make me whole again?

             Nothing, but the blood of Jesus!

             Oh! Precious is the flow that makes me white as snow!

             No other fount I know,

             Nothing but the blood of Jesus!’

    The shedding of Christ’s precious blood was and is absolutely essential to the saving of our souls. Let us ever cherish the blood of Christ as that which is precious above all things.”

 Pastor Don Fortner


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“Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”

--John 6:37-- 

  “No limit is set to the duration of this promise. It does not merely say, “I will not cast out a sinner at his first coming,” but, “I will in no wise cast out.” The original reads, “I will not, not cast out,” or “I will never, never cast out.” The text means, that Christ will not at first reject a believer; and that as he will not do it at first, so he will not to the last.

    But suppose the believer sins after coming? “If any man sin we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” But suppose that believers backslide? “I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.” But believers may fall under temptation! “God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” But the believer may fall into sin as David did! Yes, but he will “Purge them with hyssop, and they shall be clean; he will wash them and they shall be whiter than snow”; “From all their iniquities will I cleanse them.”

“Once in Christ, in Christ for ever,

Nothing from his love can sever.”

  ‘I give unto my sheep’, saith he, ‘eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.’  What sayest thou to this, O trembling feeble mind?  Is not this a precious mercy, that coming to Christ, thou dost not come to One who will treat thee well for a little while, and then send thee about thy business, but he will receive thee and make thee his bride, and thou shalt be his for ever?  Receive no longer the spirit of bondage again to fear, but the spirit of adoption whereby thou shalt cry, ‘Abba, Father!’  Oh! the grace of these words: ‘I will in no wise cast out’.”

--C. H. Spurgeon


  • Michael Smith brought an excellent Bible Study Friday night. Copies of his notes are on the table in the church foyer.
  • Our worship service for this evening has been cancelled.

**** Cleaning duty this week:  Russ Davis and Roger Deaver ****



Monday                          Wednesday                      Friday

Psalm 50                         Luke 15                            Matthew 6

Psalm 51                         Luke 16                            Matthew 7

Psalm 52                         Luke 17                            Matthew 8

Psalm 53                         Luke 18                            Matthew 9


  “The religious man needs to be entertained and impressed by spiritual surroundings. The simpler the service and the more preaching (of Christ), the better the believer likes it; for it is Christ he has come to hear about and worship.”    

                       Pastor Henry Mahan



Every believer’s standing is in Jesus Christ our Blessed Redeemer, the perfect exalted Son of God.  If our Heavenly Representative is perfect, and He most certainly is, every believer is perfect in Him.  That’s our standing, not our state.  As long as we’re in this sinful body of clay, that old sinful man continually plagues us with sinful thoughts and sinful deeds.  But Christ our Saviour bore our sins in His own body on the tree when He laid down His life for His elect.  That’s when the sins of His chosen people were removed from God’s sight forever.  God our Father sees us in Christ Jesus just as perfectly holy as He is.  OH! my precious brothers and sisters in Christ.  Hate sin as much as you hate the devil.  But don’t let our weaknesses in the flesh cause us to fear death or coming judgment.   Our Heavenly Father loves His blood-bought children with the same perfect love He has for Christ His Darling Son, and “Perfect love casteth out fear” (1 John 4:18).  “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1).                                                       


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      I recently received some junk email with the subject line ‘Anti-aging secrets found in the Bible’.  I thought how sad it was that many people think so little of the message of Christ declared in the Bible.  My friends, the Bible has one subject: Christ.  The message of the Bible is not physical, but spiritual.  The message of the Bible is not how to live a longer life here on earth.  The message of the Bible is that eternal life is in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Believe on Him WITHOUT DELAY!

Pastor Frank Tate

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  “The same faith that takes us up to the gates of Heaven, also lifts us from the gates of Hell.  Our hope for pardon is in our God in Christ Jesus. The only hope that any believer has for the forgiveness of his iniquity, lies in the sacrifice presented to God on Calvary by the Lamb of God.  We never trust that our sins are forgiven us because of our repentance, or because of a long life of active Christian service.

    Our trust for sanctification is in our God in Christ Jesus. We can no more conquer sin in us now that we are alive in Christ, than we could when we were dead in sin. We can no more conquer sin in ourselves, by our own strength, than we could remove the guilt of it by our own merits.  The same Christ who is made unto us ‘wisdom’, ‘justification’, and ‘redemption’, is also made unto us ‘sanctification’. We must never forget, that while we wash our robes and make them white in the blood of the Lamb as to pardon, we also overcome our sins through the blood of the Lamb.”


Pastor Milton Howard

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The Scriptures

  “The ancient Jews were renowned for ‘Searching the Scriptures’, but for all of their study and accumulated knowledge, most of them perished without Christ.  By the same token, there are many in the world today who have a certain familiarity with the Scriptures, but who, nevertheless, are perishing without Christ.  It is a saddening thought, but one may know much about the Scriptures and yet not know what (Whom) the Scriptures are all about! (John 5:39-46; Acts 13:27-29; Luke 24:25-27, 44-45; Acts 10:43).

--Maurice Montgomery

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  “He who is alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord has a new heart that throbs with desire and love for Christ, His gospel, His work, His church and the growth of His kingdom here on this earth.”

 --Tommy Robbins

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  “How can we know whether we have gone, not only from ignorance to knowledge, but also from knowledge to submission? It is primarily revealed in this: we cease from establishing our own righteousness before God. We glory in nothing other than Christ’s cross, soothe our conscience with nothing but His blood, and rest our hope for favor with God on nothing other than Christ’s acceptance before the Father.

 Pastor Joe Terrell

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“YE ARE COMPLETE IN HIM” (Colossians 2:10). 

  “The believers standing in Christ does not fluctuate with his feelings, not even the increase or decrease of his faith or understanding or anything else.  He stands complete in Christ. God would never trust any of His children to stand before him at anytime in their own selves - that is, in their merits or certain good frames of mind.  He knows our frame.  He remembers that we are yet dust.  Therefore, He has on purpose provided for them this perfect standing in Christ Jesus.  ‘Ye are complete in Him’, the Holy Ghost said.  He says in another place, ‘Ye are perfect in Christ Jesus’, (Col. 1:28.)  The very nature of our God requires us to be perfect and complete before Him at all times.  He, out of necessity, therefore provided all this for His children: a perfection, a completeness, which can never be diminished.  It is as unchanging as God himself, (Heb. 6:17; 13:8).  Every true believer may walk through this world in perfect liberty, free from anything and everything - yes, even his sin, fear of condemnation, and all else that would cause him to doubt of his completeness. He may freely come to God, worship Him, call Him ‘Father’, and this he may do at all times with the utmost confidence and thankfulness, because in Christ he stands, first and foremost and always, complete before God.  O thanks be to God for Jesus Christ.”                                                       

 Pastor Bruce Crabtree