Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

Free Grace Media

Of Princeton, New Jersey


AuthorClay Curtis
TitleWeekly Bulletin 10-13-2019
Bible TextIsaiah 60:9
Article Type Bulletin
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October 13, 2019




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


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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.



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Mid-week service is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16; I am scheduled to preach for College Grove Grace Church where brother Chris Cunningham is pastor.  



Proverbs 14: 2: He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.




Matthew 28:20: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.


     Every sermon must be preached with the awareness that there will be sinners hearing who do not know Christ or their sin.  We must preach knowing that the only way God will profit, reprove, correct and instruct in righteousness is through the gospel of Christ and him crucified.


     Therefore, every passage is best expounded by declaring how Christ fulfilled it, glorified the Father and accomplished the salvation of the elect thereby. Then if it applies to the believers walk, God will comfort the believer that Christ alone has made them the righteousness of God.  They will not seek acceptance by their performance of any precept but God will mortify their flesh as they behold how far short they come of heeding the instruction.  God will give a desire in the inward man so that they are constrained only by the love of Christ, which is, the only godly motive. 


     So before preaching let me ask, “If I were a lost sinner, after hearing this sermon will I be shut up to the truth that salvation is by God’s sovereign grace alone, through God’s gift of faith in Christ alone, and left knowing that my flesh profits nothing?” If so the sermon will declare the one thing needful; if not, it must be discarded for one that does!




Faithful pastors are men who “labour in the Word,” seeking by diligent study and prayer to rightly understand the Book of God. And they labor in “doctrine,” teaching and preaching the gospel. They are not loiterers, but laborers.
                                                                                              Pastor Don Fortner



The gospel of Christ the sinner’s Substitute is a glorious theme that I love to preach.  Christ the sinner’s Substitute is glorious in its wisdom that allows God to be both Just and Justifier.  Christ the sinner’s Substitute is glorious in its scope that saves all of God’s elect from all of their sin.  And Christ the sinner’s Substitute is glorious because of its objects.  Christ is the Substitute for the very worst of sinners and by His blood He makes them white as snow. 
                                                                                          Pastor Frank Tate



“…THE SALVATION OF THE RIGHTEOUS IS OF THE LORD: HE IS THEIR STRENGTH IN THE TIME OF TROUBLE. AND THE LORD SHALL HELP THEM, AND DELIVER THEM: HE SHALL DELIVER THEM FROM THE WICKED, AND SAVE THEM, BECAUSE THEY TRUST IN HIM” (PSALM 37:39-40) Beloved, this is the very gospel of our salvation—“the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD” (Psalm 37:39). Now while those that oppose the gospel of Christ would assert that “salvation is up to you” or “salvation is left up to the so called ‘free will’ of man”—God’s word declares “Salvation belongeth unto the LORD” (Psalm 3:8), indeed “Salvation is of the LORD” (Jonah 2:9). You see, God decides to whomsoever He will give it. Salvation does not belong to man’s worth, or man’s will, or man’s whim; rather, God “saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion” and the apostle concludes that salvation “is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy” (Romans 9:15-16). My friend, it is God that shows mercy: Salvation is of Him; He purposed it, He purchased it, He provided it, and He gives it to His beloved people undeservedly. Indeed “He shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in Him.” May the LORD grant reader and writer alike to ever do that very thing “trust in Him” with the heart that He opens [Acts 16:14]. AMEN!  
                                                                                    Pastor Joseph Murphy


Psalm 65:4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts.

The Lord in grace performs the work of salvation in his chosen vessels of mercy. Salvation is his operation of grace in his people. We who believe are blessed because of his work. Our works didn’t save us. Our works do not bless us. Paul affirms the source of our blessings saying “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3).

      Accordingly, we do not choose God by our will. Instead God chooses whom he will. “Blessed is the man whom thou choosest” is how the Lord worded it. Our will is corrupt and bound in sin and darkness. So God does the choosing. And God brings forth the work of faith in us. He causes us to approach him and beg for mercy. He bears the fruit of faith in his people. And God further reveals to that faith that salvation is his blessed work. He bears the fruit of thanksgiving and rejoicing in his people for his work. “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain” (John 15:16). In spite of the lies that dead religion teaches men, the Lord’s people are brought into the light of Christ. And in Christ their Lord and Savior they learn that “it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy” (Romans 9:16).                                                                                        Pastor Eric Lutter





Isaiah 60: 9: Surely, the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.


Here God promises the Gentiles (the isles) shall unite with God’s people. They are those who are “sons” chosen, justified and called of God (Jn 10: 14-15).  Notice, they come “unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel”  When God the Father calls he makes us come unto him by coming unto Christ, the Holy One.  God’s people do not come to a preacher, a church denomination nor any other name.  Christ said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” (Jn 10: 27)  What a comfort! What a relief! No resorting to man-made tactics. We simply preach the gospel and wait on the Lord to do as he promises! Isn’t it wonderful to believe God!