Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

Free Grace Media

Of Princeton, New Jersey


AuthorClay Curtis
TitleWeekly Bulletin 8-4-2019
Bible TextGenesis 25:21-23
Article Type Bulletin
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August 4, 2019




251 Green Lane

Ewing, NJ, 08368

Clay Curtis, pastor

Telephone: 615-513-4464



7 Birch Street

Pennington, NJ, 08538


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Sunday 10: 15 AM Bible Class

Sunday 11:00 AM Morning Service

Thursday 7: 30 PM Midweek Service


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Proverbs 13: 17: A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.





What does scripture say about the glory of our flesh?  For all flesh is as grass, and all the GLORY OF MAN AS THE FLOWER OF GRASS; The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away” (1Pe 1:24).  Brethren put no confidence in your flesh!  Anything done by us will perish with our flesh.  If we are to have assurance in righteousness, it must be eternal righteousness; if we have assurance in holiness it must be perfection which lasts forever. But our flesh is only grass and our glory as a fading flower.

    Yet, all that Christ freely gives us is eternal and everlasting.  We are born-again “by the word of God, WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOREVER” (1Pe 1:23). Christ said, “I give unto them ETERNAL LIFE; and they shall never perish” (Jn 10: 28) Christ is the Author of “ETERNAL SALVATION” with “ETERNAL GLORY” (Heb 5: 9; 2 Ti 2: 10). “By his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained ETERNAL REDEMPTION for us” (Heb 9: 12). So “they which are called receive the promise of ETERNAL INHERITANCE” (Heb 9:15). Our Savior made with us an “EVERLASTING COVENANT” (Gen 9: 16),  robed us in his “EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS”, gave us his “EVERLASTING KINGDOM”, and established us on his “EVERLASTING FOUNDATION” (Ps 119: 142; Ps 145: 13; Pro 10: 25) Therefore, “In the LORD Jehovah is EVERLASTING STRENGTH” (Is 26: 4).  Though the glory of our flesh is as the flower of grass, “the LORD shall be unto thee an EVERLASTING LIGHT, and THY GOD THY GLORY!” (Is 60: 19).






“And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely” (Rev 21: 6)


Friend, if you or I should ever come before the LORD on that day, trusting in something that we did or didn’t do as the basis of our acceptance before Him, He will justly send us to the Lake of Fire. Salvation is not some collaboration between God and man, but it is entirely of the LORD. This is set forth very plainly in God’s word by three blessed facts:


1st, Salvation has one Author. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (HEB 12:2).


2nd, Salvation has one Workman. “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works,   which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them”  (EPH 2:10).


3rd, Salvation has one Righteousness. “I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only” (PS 71:16).


     Beloved, we know that believing on Christ, believing His blessed person and His finished saving work is the power of God, and the wisdom of God, through the faith of the operation of God. What blessed assurance, not merely believing in Christ but, beloved, believing on the Lord Jesus Christ (1 COR 1:18-24).

      Friend, irrespective of what some liar may have told you, your salvation does not depend on you and what you do with Him. Not in the least! Rather, your salvation depends entirely upon what He will do with you.  Pastor Joseph Murphy




“For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:” (Colossians 2:9,10)

     In Christ, there is no further perfection to attain. In Christ, a sinner is made to be everything that God requires him to be. In Christ, wisdom is complete, righteousness is complete, sanctification is complete, and redemption is complete. To know Him is to know it all, and to have Him is to have it all. In Christ, we are as perfectly complete as we will ever be.                                                                           Pastor Gabe Stalnaker




Sin is evil, sin is damning, sin is powerful, but thank God, “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace” (Romans 6:14).  Pastor John Chapman






Genesis 25: 21: And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. 22: And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD. 23: And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.


Believer, have you ever been so disturbed by your sins that you asked yourself, “Why am I thus?” You believe on Christ, trusting he is All.  You put no confidence in your flesh. Yet, beholding your own sinful heart you see yourself as nothing but sin.  You ask, “Why am I thus?” Here is the answer, “Two manner of people are in you.” 


     Within every born-again child of God there is an old man and a new man. They are each like their father: from Adam is “the old man, [which] is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts”, from Christ is the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness” (Eph 4: 22, 24).  The Lord Jesus said, That which is born of the flesh is flesh; And that which is born of the Spirit is spirit” (Jn 3: 6).  They are as opposed to one another as was Jacob and Esau. 


     Therefore, like as “the children struggled together within” Rebecca’s womb, our old man and our new man will always be in constant warfare within us.  But by God’s grace with Christ in you “the elder shall serve the younger.”  Christ is the Strength of our new man who will not allow our old man to prevail over the new.  This is why the apostle Paul said, “I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.  For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom 7: 21-25).