Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

Free Grace Media

Of Princeton, New Jersey


AuthorClay Curtis
TitleWeekly Bulletin 9-30-2018
Bible TextEphesians 6:13
Article Type Bulletin
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September 30, 2018



251 Green Lane

Ewing, NJ, 08368

Clay Curtis, pastor

Telephone: 615-513-4464


7 Birch Street

Pennington, NJ, 08538 

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Sunday 11:00 AM Morning Service

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Proverbs 12: 5: The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.


Universal love and universal atonement are universally accepted by all of Adam’s sons except those who, by the grace of God, have seen the Lord Jesus Christ as Isaiah saw His glory and spoke of Him.  Pastor Henry Mahan


Paul prayed for the brethren in Thessalonica that God would increase them in love.  (1 Thess 3: 12) Then Paul told them that they themselves should increase in the loving things they were already doing for one another.  (1 Thess 4: 9-10) I pray God will increase us in love for one another and I pray God make us increasingly express to one another the love that God has already given us. 



God says His name is Jehovah (Isaiah 42:8): “I am Jehovah, that is My name ....” Jehovah means “I Am Who I Am” (Exodus 3:13f) and implies God’s self-existence.
     God also has Jehovah-compound names. These are titles containing the name “Jehovah” and another word identifying what He is to and for His people. Holy Scriptures cite these ten:

1. Jehovah-Jireh, “The LORD Will Provide” (Genesis 22:14)

2. Jehovah-Ropheka, “The LORD Who Heals” (Exodus 15:26)

3. Jehovah-Nissi, “The LORD My Banner” (Exodus 17:15)

4. Jehovah-Meqaddeshkem, “The LORD Who Sanctifies” (Exodus 31:13)

5. Jehovah-Shalom, “The LORD My Peace” (Judges 6:24)

6. Jehovah-Tsabaoth, “The LORD of Hosts” (1 Samuel 1:3)

7. Jehovah-Elyon, “The LORD Most High” (Psalm 7:17)

8. Jehovah-Roi, “The LORD My Shepherd” (Psalm 23:1)

9. Jehovah-Tsidkenu, “The LORD Our Righteousness” (Jeremiah 33:16)

10. Jehovah-Shammah, “The LORD Is There” (Ezekiel 48:35)

     Holy Scriptures also declare that all Jehovah’s names belong to Jesus Christ. Therefore, believers in Jehovah have Jesus Christ as Jehovah their Provider, Healer, Banner, Sanctifier, Peace, Commander, King, Shepherd, Righteousness, and Ever-Present-One.
     Is Jesus Christ all these things to you?  Missionary Daniel Parks



The Lord our God that we worship has not left us to guess about His holy character or righteous attributes. The whole testimony of Holy Scripture is given to reveal unto us our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Consider these many scriptures that declare unto the God and Saviour that we worship and who we trust for all our salvation.

Psalm 68:20; “He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.”

Romans 15:5; “Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus.”

Romans 15:13; “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”

Romans 15:33; “Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.”

Romans 16:20: “And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.”

2 Cor. 1:3; “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort.”

2 Cor. 13:11; “Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.”

1 Peter 5:10; “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.”

The Lord our God has provided for us a perfect God and Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.  What a great privilege is given unto us by the Lord’s eternal purpose and grace to have the precious gift of faith; to trust Him for all our salvation (2 Peter 1:1).  The Lord our God would have us to always look unto Him and be saved.  That is what saving faith does, it looks only to the Lord Jesus Christ. “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” (Heb. 12:2).  “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for

I am God, and there is none else.” (Isaiah 45:22).  Pastor Tom Harding



Ephesians 6: 13: Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

In our spiritual warfare, we, as believers, must know what our spiritual armor is.

First, put on our girdle, “having your loins girt about with truth.” (v14) This is the first piece of armor, the under-armor.  Without this, the rest will not fit properly.  We will never withstand Satan’s assaults, with a head full of theories, speculations, traditions of men, or dead letter doctrine.  God must gird our inward man with Christ the Truth.  So, first, by God’s power and grace, lay hold of Christ the Truth in truth.

Next, put on “the breastplate of righteousness.” (v14) This is not produced by us or maintained by us. This breastplate of righteousness is the righteousness of Christ imputed to us through faith in Christ.  Christ made his people righteous by his obedience.  Therefore, God brings us to faith in Christ, through which, God imputes the righteousness of Christ unto us.  Believe on Christ our Righteousness!

Then, have “your feet shod with the preparation [preparedness] of the gospel of peace.  (v15) God said the devil would bruise Christ heel.  The devil tries to bruise our heel trying to trip us and make us fall.  But God has provided the gospel to keep the believer’s feet planted firmly on Christ the Rock.  (Ps 40:2; 2 Sam 22: 34, 37)

Fourthly, “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” (v16) Abraham overcame by trusting Christ.  (Rom 4: 20-21) It is not our faith, itself, that is the shield.  Christ, who faith believes, is the shield who defends us from the devil.  For this reason, through faith in Christ “ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” (1 Pet 5: 6-9)

Also, take “the helmet of salvation.” (v17) The devil will aim at your reasoning and intellect. It was Pauls’ greatest fear that through the devil’s subtilty “your minds should be corrupted” from simply trusting Christ alone.  (2 Cor 11: 3) The devil uses the world’s upside-down order trying to make you think God’s order is not right. He desires you to reason that it is not fair for God to choose whom he will, redeem only the elect, and give them alone life.  His chief desire is to make you reason that it is impossible for Christ to be made flesh, made under the law, made sin, made a curse and made higher than the heavens.  The devil would love to make you doubt you are saved or that you are saved by Christ alone.  Therefore, put onfor an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thess 5: 8-9)

Lastly, it is very important to notice, we have only one offensive weapon, “the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” (Eph 6: 17) Satan’s gates cannot prevail against the gospel of Christ crucified.  Be under the preaching of Christ consistently.  Read and heed the word of God daily.  Look for Christ in it.  Hear Christ speak through it.  Pray for God’s preachers to preach it.  (vv18-20) And knowing God’s word shall never return to him void but shall accomplish the calling out of God’s elect and the hardening of the reprobate, let us spread the gospel of Christ throughout the world!