Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

Free Grace Media

Of Princeton, New Jersey


AuthorClay Curtis
TitleWeekly Bulletin 7-2-2017
Bible TextIsaiah 55:7-8
Article Type Bulletin
PDF Format pdf
Word Format doc
Audio HI-FI Listen: God's Way (32 kbps)  /  [go to notes]
Audio CD Quality Listen: God's Way (128 kbps)  /  [go to notes]

July 2, 2017




251 Green Lane

Ewing, NJ, 08368

Clay Curtis, pastor

Telephone: 615-513-4464



7 Birch Street

Pennington, NJ, 08538


Schedule of Services

Sunday 10: 15 AM Bible Class

Sunday 11:00 AM Morning Service

Thursday 7: 30 PM Midweek Service


Services Broadcast Live @




We have a nursery equipped with a digital flat screen television broadcasting all services live, for children four and under.  

All articles by the pastor unless otherwise noted.

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE WEBSITE: watch videos of our full services—click here.




Brethren, this month no one family is designated to clean the building because we need everyone to pitch in to get everything ready for the conference.  I will put a list in the back of things that need to be done. As you take a job please check it off so we know it is done.  In the meantime, if you see something that needs to be done, do it.  I thank each of you for your constant willingness to help out.  God has blessed us with a happy and peaceful family!   




Proverbs 8: 22: The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. 23: I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. 24: When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. 25: Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: 26: While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world. 27: When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: 28: When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: 29: When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: 30: Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him; 31: Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men. 32: Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways. 33: Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. 34: Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. 35: For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. 36: But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.



A believer is not someone who merely has believing family members.  Nor is a believer someone who has merely sat under the gospel for years, faithfully attending the preaching of the gospel.  A believer is not even someone who merely believes the bible is truly God’s word. A believer is someone God has made to be no longer ashamed to confess before all in believer’s baptism that Christ is all their salvation and that they are following him, denying themselves, the rest of their lives.



By Pastor Henry Mahan


“But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace” (Gal. 1:15).


Some say we are saved when we are chosen to salvation by God's eternal grace. Some say a person is saved when sprinkled as an infant or when he makes a profession of faith or when he is baptized or when he learns the doctrine of grace. Some say we are not saved at all until we actually get to heaven. But what does the Scripture say?


   1.)     A man is saved WHEN IT PLEASES THE LORD (Ga1.1:15)! Salvation is of the Lord. It pleased God to make you His people, it pleased God to make Christ your surety, it pleased God to bruise Him, and it pleased God to reveal His Son in you! It is God who quickens, regenerates, calls, and justifies. We are born of God.


   2.)     A man is saved WHEN HE COMES UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (Rom. 10:9-10)! The Bible knows nothing of a doormat named Jesus or a fire escape called Christ. But it does teach the Lordship of Jesus Christ. The Bible knows nothing of a salvation which allows a man to have Christ as his Savior and yet refuse to bow to Him as Lord.


   3.)     A man is saved WHEN HE SEES THE GLORY OF GOD IN THE FACE OF JESUS CHRIST (II Cor. 4:6).         Job asked "How can a man be just with God?" "How can God be just and justify the ungodly?" Where can righteousness and peace meet? Where can mercy and truth kiss one another? Only at the cross. We see in the death of Christ both the wisdom and the power of God and His REDEMPTIVE glory!


   4.)     A man is saved when walking in the light of Divine revelation, HE RECEIVES AND CONFESSES JESUS CHRIST TO BE HIS LORD AND SAVIOR! (John 1:2; Matt. 10:32-33). The Lord has no secret disciples. He that believed shall neither be ashamed nor be put to shame.

"I'm not ashamed to own my Lord

Or to defend His cause.

Maintain the honor of His Word

The glory of His cross."




Proverbs 8: 17: I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.




By Pastor Frank Tate

     No sinner can be saved until he sees the Lord by faith.  Many people claim to be saved, but I question whether or not they have truly seen Christ in faith.  If you wonder whether or not you have seen the Lord, let me give you two evidences of everyone who has seen the Lord and believes on Christ.

     First, everyone who has seen the Lord shuts their mouth before the Lord.  When Job finally saw the Lord, he shut his mouth and quit speaking (Job 40:4).  To shut your mouth before the Lord means that you quit talking about what you have done to justify yourself. You shut your mouth because you see your own guilt of sin and you are ashamed of everything you are and everything you have done.

     Second, everyone who has seen the Lord opens their mouth before men and publicly confesses Christ. (Romans 10:9).  When the apostle Paul saw the Lord, he quit talking about all of his deeds because he counted them all nothing but dung (Philippians 3:8), and he began to boldly tell everyone who would listen that salvation from sin is in Christ alone.  If you have seen the Lord you will quit talking about the things you have done to make yourself righteous and you will start to talk about Christ your righteousness.

     Have you seen the Lord?




Isaiah 55: 7: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts:…8: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.


The “wicked man” is the vile sinner such as harlots. The “unrighteous man” is the self-righteous church-going man. God puts the self-righteous who refuse to confess Christ in the same category with the common whore! In fact, Christ said it is harder for the self-righteous to forsake his way than it is for the immoral sinner. (Mt 21: 31)

     What are both told to forsake? God commands you forsake your way. The course of ungodliness, rebellion, and sin, along with the course of self-righteous, works religion is your way.

     What is God’s reason that you must forsake your way?  God says because God’s way is not your way, neither his thoughts your thoughts. Every sinner has got some way by which he thinks God will receive him. There are as many vain ways as there are vain sinners.  But every thought, every way, of every sinner can be summed up this one way: self—self-wisdom, self-righteousness, self-sanctification, self-redemption.

     Sinner, mark it down, whatever seems right to you is wrong. (Pro 14: 12) We must forsake our way and our thoughts.   Sinner, flee to Christ confessing him to be your all and only Wisdom, your all and only Righteousness, your all and only Holiness, your all and only Redemption, yes, your all and only Salvation! God will receive you and you shall find abundant forgiveness of sin!