Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

Free Grace Media

Of Princeton, New Jersey


Author Various
TitleWeekly Bulletin 4-3-2022
Bible TextVarious
Article Type Bulletin

April 3, 2022

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Proverbs 18:3: When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.


“The head that once was crowned with thorns

Is crowned with glory now.

A royal diadem adorns

The mighty Victor’s brow!”

–Isaac Watts


The prevalence of unbelief and indifference in the present day ought not to surprise us. It is just one of the evidences of that mighty foundation-doctrine, the total corruption and fall of man. How feebly we grasp and realize that doctrine is proved by our surprise at human incredulity. We only half believe the heart’s deceitfulness. Let us read our Bibles more attentively and search their contents more carefully. Even when Christ wrought miracles and preached sermons there were numbers of His hearers who remained utterly unmoved. What right have we to wonder if the hearers of modern sermons in countless instances remain unbelieving? ‘The disciple is not greater than his Master.’ If even the hearers of Christ did not believe, how much more should we expect to find unbelief among the hearers of His ministers? Let the truth be spoken and confessed: man’s obstinate unbelief is one among many of the indirect proofs that the Bible is true.

JC Ryle



     Follow Me is the command Christ gives to all of His disciples. We have a tendency to think that means to imitate Him. We should imitate Him in all that He does, but that is not the idea conveyed in following Him. If you follow someone, you keep your eyes on them. If you look down at your feet you cannot follow them. If you look to the side of someone else you are not following them. If you look behind you to a past experience you cannot follow them. To follow someone is to keep your eyes glued upon them. Have you ever been in a crowded and unfamiliar place, where you had to keep your eyes on the one you were following? If you take your eyes off of them for even a second, you will lose them! To follow Christ is to look to Him, and you continue looking to Him by continuing to look to Him only. If we make following Him anything else, we will take our eyes off of Him and look somewhere else!

–Todd Nibert


Men will not come to Christ unless he draws them. Sometimes, when I am trying to prepare a sermon to preach, I say to myself, “Why must I take all this trouble?” If men were in their senses they would run to Christ without calling. Why must we put this business so temptingly? Why must we plead? Why must we be so earnest? Because men do not want to come, not even to their own Savior. They do not wish to have their sins forgiven. They do not wish to be renewed in heart; and they never will come—no, not one mother’s son of them—unless he that sent Christ to them shall draw them to Christ. A work of grace in the heart is absolutely necessary before the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus will be accepted by any one of us. Jesus said, “Ye will not come to me that ye might have life.” What our Lord said is true to this hour; man has not improved an atom.

Charles Spurgeon


Psalm 98:1: «A Psalm.» O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.



“He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal” (John 12:25).

Every believer is an ardent and passionate lover of the Lord Jesus Christ.  This is only by His sovereign grace (1 John 4:19).  Because we are in love with Christ we hate ourselves, what we are by nature, sinners by birth, practice and choice.  We love what the Lord has made us by His grace, objects of His mercy, grace and love (1 Cor. 15:10; 2 Tim. 1:9). Saving faith forsakes all else, and every false refuge of lies, every phony hope and every wild experience and looks to Christ, cleaves to the Lord and trusts Him for all salvation.

     However, we still have this old sin nature to daily contend with of which we are told to “put off the old man with his deeds and put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness” (Eph. 4:23-24). This is the same testimony of those sinners, like, Job, Isaiah, David and the apostle Paul recorded in the Word of God, who were saved by grace and in love with Christ but hated what they were by nature.

     Job said, “I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor (hate) myself, and repent in dust and ashes” (Job 42:5-6). Isaiah said, “Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts” (Isaiah 6:5).  David said, “For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.  Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight” (Psalm 51:3-4).  Paul said, “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” (Romans 7:24)

     Those who are in love with themselves, are those who look to themselves for salvation, loving their self-righteousness, embracing their works and will for salvation instead of looking to Christ alone (Isa. 45:20-24). Those who are in love with themselves are certainly strangers to the way God saves sinners in Christ. (Isa, 64:6-7; Luke 16:15; John 14:6; Acts 4:12).

     May the Lord be pleased to continually cause us to hate what we are by nature, sinners and to love Christ and look to Him for all salvation, “He is altogether lovely” (Luke 9:23-26; Phil. 3:7-14).

Tom Harding