Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

Free Grace Media

Of Princeton, New Jersey


Author Various
TitleBulletin July 4, 2021
Bible TextVarious
Article Type Bulletin

July 4, 2021

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10:15 AM

Bible Class


11:00 AM

Morning Service


 7:00 PM

Mid-week Service


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Ewing, NJ, 08638

Clay Curtis, pastor

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No service Thursday. Our conference begins Friday. A meal is scheduled at 5:30pm Friday and service begins at 7pm. Saturday and Sunday services begin at 10:15am with a meal after each service. John and Darvin are both scheduled to preach in each service.


Proverbs 16:21: The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.


In another’s righteousness we stand, and by another’s righteousness we are justified. All accusations against us, founded upon our unrighteousness, we answer by pointing to the perfection of the righteousness which covers us from head to foot, in virtue of which we are unassailable by law as well as shielded from wrath.

“Thy work alone, O Christ,

Can ease this weight of sin;

Thy blood alone, O Lamb of God,

Can give me peace within.

Thy love to me, O God,

Not mine, O Lord, to Thee,

Can rid me of this dark unrest,

And set my spirit free.”

–Horatious Bonar


By grace you have been saved. -Ephesians 2.5

I have known this doctrine for just about as long as I have known anything. Yet even now, I feel I scarcely grasp the wonder of it. In fact, it is safe to say that the many years that have passed since I first learned this blessed truth have, in some ways, made it even more difficult to believe. This may seem strange, for should we not expect that passing years would produce a stronger confidence in the grace of God? 

     But what the passing years have shown me is that I am no better now than when I started. And that makes me feel as though I am worse now than when I started, for is it not reasonable to assume that many years of living in grace would produce a better person?  Yes, it is reasonable to assume that, and many do assume that and even press the point in their preaching. But, in truth, the very concept of grace addresses us as those who have nothing—NOTHING—to commend ourselves to God: not when we begin our journey of grace, not at any point in our journey, nor even at the end of it.

     But there is one thing that has most definitely grown since I first learned of God’s grace: I have grown in the realization of my utter dependence on God’s grace. Every year convinces me more of the truth that if this business of salvation is not entirely of God’s grace, I SHALL NOT BE SAVED!

     Whatever else “growing in grace” may mean, it must mean this: a person grows in his dependence on the grace of God. If my growth in grace has any other manifestations, I am unaware of them. As my years fly by, sin abounds. But thanks be to God, where sin abounded, grace abounded more!

Joe Terrell


I have not the shadow of a shade of a ghost of a confidence as to my ultimate salvation except in Jesus Christ alone. And one reason why I dare not have any confidence except in him, is that I do not know anything I ever did, or ever thought, or ever was, in which I could confide; so I am driven to trust in him, and in him alone. I lie at the foot of his cross because I cannot stand upright; I must do that, for, like Luther, I can do no other. If I search myself and my whole life over and over again, I cannot see anything but what I call a filthy rag, and I fling it all away; good works and bad works—so far as mine are concerned, are not worth the trouble of sorting out; so I tie them all up in one bundle, and pitch them overboard, and just cling to the ever-blessed lifebuoy of the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.

Charles Spurgeon


Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun.  For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it. Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?  In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.  All things have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just man that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in his wickedness.  Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?  Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?  It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from this withdraw not thine hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth of them all.  Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.  For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.  Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee:  For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others.                               

Solomon (Ecclesiastes 7:11-22)


Ruth 4: 1: Then went Boaz up to the gate…

The gate was the narrow public entrance to the city where judgment was settled publicly (Deut 16: 18-20; 17:5).  Boaz, the near kinsmen, went up to the gate and redeemed the one he loved before ten elders who judged in righteousness.  Our Kinsmen Redeemer went up publicly before all on the cross pouring out his life’s blood under the law and redeemed his bride in righteousness (Acts 26: 26).  Christ crucified is the straight gate, the only Way, a sinner may enter the city of God (2 Cor 5:21; Gal 3:13; Mt 7:13).