Bulletin Edition September 2020

            It was to SAVE sinners that Christ Jesus came into the world.  He did not come to help them save themselves, to induce them to save themselves, not even to enable them to save themselves.  He came to SAVE THEM!  – William Hendriksen

   “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.”    – Proverbs 28:13

            Adam and Eve were certainly trying to do this when they made the covering of fig leaves to hide their nakedness. That is precisely what every man attempts to do and it will never prosper.  While we should confess and forsake all sin, you will notice “them”is in italics.  It is not in the original. This is not saying if you confess and forsake your sin and sins, then you will find mercy. This is saying, if we confess our sin, agree with what God says of our sin, and forsake this attempt at covering them up, we will receive mercy!  You only do that when you look to Christ alone as the only way your sin can be dealt with.  To believe that mercy is the reward for first confessing your sins, and then not committing them anymore, is to believe salvation by works. 

Todd Nibert


“I am not satisfied with my faith,” says one. NO, of course you aren’t, nor will you ever be, at least I hope not! The Bible does not say, “Therefore being satisfied with our faith we have peace with God,” it says, “Being justified by faith, we have peace with God.”

“I am not satisfied with my repentance.” That is wonderful! What would you do with your repentance if you were satisfied with it? Would you bring it to God instead of the blood? Oh, what pride and self-righteousness must be in any person who is satisfied with his repentance and faith! That person could never find true peace, for such a refuge of lies must fall.

“I am not satisfied with my love.” What? Did you expect, on this earth to be satisfied with any grace found in you? Was it your love for Christ or His love for you that gave you peace at first? 

Now then, there is but one thing with which Almighty God is satisfied – entirely satisfied – and that is THE PERSON AND WORK OF HIS SON! It is with Christ that we must be satisfied, not with ourselves, nor anything about us! When we cease from ALL our labors, and ALL our righteousness, and ENTER INTO HIS REST, pardon and peace will come without delay. – Horatius Bonar (1809-1889)

Christ Jesus Came To Save Sinners

-Pastor David Eddmenson

This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. (1Timothy 1:15)

There can be no grace where there is no guilt. There can be no mercy where there is no sin. There can be no pardon unless there is a crime. If you are not a sinner God will not show mercy to you. If you have no sin, God will not give you pardoning grace.

Christ came into the world to save sinners. Are you a sinner? If not, there is no pardon.

But God’s word answers the question. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

Yes, you are a sinner.

You, who have come short of the glory of God, why not come to Christ who is God’s glory?

The heart of one regenerated by grace and made sensitive to the presence of sin in his flesh will be expressed by the words of David, “Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of Thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.” The believer knows that there is no area of his life, even those areas most precious…hearing the Gospel preached, reading His blessed Scriptures, or seeking Him in prayer, that is exempt from the need of the merciful application of His blood for purifying of the defilement of sin. 

– Pastor Marvin Stalnaker

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; (1Timothy 2:5)

I must approach unto God by Christ Jesus because I am unholy, God must approach unto me by Christ Jesus because HE IS HOLY. In Christ Jesus, I, a poor sinner, and God, a Holy Heavenly Father, have an honest and sincere communion one with another. His holiness is not violated and my sin is not imputed but all is washed away. Oh, sweet fellowship! O, holy union! Oh, easy walk! Oh, joyous friendship! Oh happy me! (1John1;7). Bruce Crabtree


            There are really only two religions in the world. One of Cain and the other of Abel. One is Ishmael and the other is Isaac. One of Esau and the other of Jacob. One of law and the other of promise. One of Mount Sinai and the other of Mount Calvary.  One condemns, the other finds no fault.  One leads to bondage, the other to freedom.  One tendeth to death, the other to life. One of weakness, the other of power.  One of merit, the other of mercy. One of the weakness of the letter, the other of the power of the Spirit.                                                                        -Tom Harding


            Our Lord is both WILLING to save sinners and ABLE to save them.  If He is willing but not able, we have no hope; or if He is able but not willing, the result is the same.  But if He is both willing to save and able, by His perfect sin-offering, there is no reason for me to despair.   – Unknown

1 Almighty Father, bless the Word
Which through Your grace we now have heard.
Oh, may the precious seed take root,
Spring up, and bear abundant fruit!

2 We praise You for the means of grace
As homeward now our steps we trace.
Grant, Lord, that we who worshiped here
May all at last in heav’n appear.

3 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Joseph Hart

1 Lord, bless thy saints assembled here,
In solemn cov’nant now to join;
Unite them in thy holy fear,
And in thy love their hearts combine.

2 O give this church a large increase
Of such as thou wilt own and bless;
Lord, fill their hearts with joy and peace,
And clothe them with thy righteousness.

3 Make her a garden walled with grace,
A temple built for God below,
Where thy blest saints may see thy face;
And fruits of thy blest Spirit grow.

Joseph Hart

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