Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

Free Grace Media

Of Princeton, New Jersey


Author Various
TitleWeekly Bulletin 7-18-2021
Bible TextVarious
Article Type Bulletin

July 18, 2021

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Proverbs 16:23: The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.


(Psalm 139:17) “How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!”

   Have you thought of what a comfort it is to have a God you can trust, a God who condescends to think on us, to consider our needs, and then supply them? What if all we had to believe in was “the laws of nature”, “mother nature”, “the big Guy”, “a Supreme Being”, or, “the man upstairs”? What if all we had to look forward to was some set of “laws” and “powers” acting apart from God? There are many who try to get away from the thought of a personal God; One who redeems, preserves, and provides for His people. The Bible declares a personal God who takes a special interest in His people, and thinks on them with a tender, gracious consideration. That is what David said, “How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!” What a blessing it is to be able to pray, “Our Father, who art in Heaven.” The greatest blessing is to know God thinks on us.

–Milton Howard


“Fear Not!”

Our Lord says to all of his people, “Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine” (Isaiah 43:1). We have no cause to fear, no matter what our circumstances may be. If we belong to Christ, by the virtue of his blood and the power of his grace, all is well. He will allow no harm to come to his own elect. We will pass through the waters of sorrow, but he will be with us. We will go through the rivers of affliction, but they will not drown us. We will have to walk through the fiery furnace of trial, but the flame shall not kindle upon us. He that is our God is the God of the waters, the rivers, and the fire. He has made them for us; and he will see to it that in their ultimate end, they will bring good to us.           –Don Fortner



Suppose there was a person who knew EVERYTHING about you. Everything you’ve ever done. Everything you’ve ever said. Everything you’ve ever thought. When they looked at you, they saw right through you. Would you not do everything in your power to avoid such a person for shame? If God’s knowledge of us was only because of His omniscience, we would have reason to hide like Adam. But His knowledge of us is more than just the essence of Deity. His knowledge of us is experiential. He was made in the likeness of sinful flesh. He is touched with the feelings of our infirmities. He bore our sins in His body on Calvary’s tree. He was made sin and suffered all its shame. He was forsaken of God in full humiliation. He satisfied Divine justice. Now, He says to His children, “I know everything.” “Come boldly unto the throne of grace that ye may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Heb 4:16. No need to hide. Fig leaves won’t work. “A MAN shall be as an hiding place.” Is 32:2. “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matt. 11:28.                                                                        –Greg Elmquist


“And while he was still a long distance away, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him.” Luke 15:20

After a child of God has enjoyed something of the goodness and mercy of God revealed in the face of His dear Son, he may wander from his mercies—stray away from these choice gospel pastures—and get into a waste-howling wilderness, where there is neither food nor water—and yet, though half starved for poverty, has in himself no power to return. But in due time the Lord seeks out this wandering sheep, and the first place He brings him to is the mercy seat, confessing his sins and seeking mercy. O what a meeting! A penitent backslider and a forgiving God! O what a meeting! A guilty wretch drowned in tears—and a loving Father falling upon his neck and kissing him! O what a meeting for a poor, self-condemned wretch, who can never mourn too deeply over his sins, and yet finds grace superabounding over all his abounding sins—and the love of God bursting through the cloud, like the sun upon an April day—and melting his heart into contrition and love!            –JC Philpot


Good works cannot put in a valid claim on peace and heaven cannot be obtained by the rules of debt; but since it is clear that eternal life is the gift of pure favor, you need not marvel when I say that grace comes to men leaping over the mountains of their iniquities. Abounding mercy delights to blot out abounding sin, and it will never lack for opportunity to do its pleasure. There is no lack of occasions for grace in this poor fallen world, and of all the places where there is most room I know of one spot not far from here where there is a grand opportunity for infinite mercy and super abounding grace to exercise their power. Here is the spot—it is this treacherous, guilty heart of mine. I think, my brother, you know of another spot that is very like it; and you, my sister, too, can say, “Wondrous mercy! Sure there is room for all its heights and depths to be shown in this sinful soul of mine.”                                                               –Charles Spurgeon


An Expected End

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
(Jeremiah 29:11)

Do you know what that expected end is, mentioned in Jeremiah beloved? The answer is found in Jude chapter 1 verse 24—“Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy.” Our Lord finished the work of our salvation, and in the covenant of God’s eternal grace, we have always been in His view and His joy, that of presenting us faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy! Beloved look unto JESUS the author and finisher of our faith! The alpha and the omega of our salvation, Christ Jesus the Lord 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” (Hebrews 12:2).

He has you and me in view beloved! We are the joy set before Him; that glorious day when He will give us, all of His beloved people, an expected end. And He condescends to tells us what it is beloved, that “whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:15) AMEN!            –Joseph Murphy