Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

Free Grace Media

Of Princeton, New Jersey


Author Various
TitleWeekly Bulletin 5-8-2022
Bible TextVarious
Article Type Bulletin

May 8, 2022

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Our annual summer conference is scheduled for July 8-10.


Proverbs 18:11: The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.


The most secure are commonly the least safe; and those most shamefully betray their own weakness that most confidently presume upon their own strength (1Cor 10:12). 

Matthew Henry


The Hope of a believer is not some long drawn-out theological statement. The hope of a believer can be summed up in two words, Jesus Christ. 1 Timothy 1:1, “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope.”  Any more than this is hopeless.

–John Chapman


“A cup of cold water” (Matthew 10:42). Our Lord takes notice of and honors a cup of cold water offered to a disciple just as fully as he does the greatest expositions of a prophet if both are done for the same reason. It does not matter what we do for Christ, but only why we do it. All deeds are the same which are done for the same reason and with the same devotion.  

–Don Fortner


To believe God is no small thing! It is the evidence of a heart reconciled unto God; it is the proof of our being weaned from our own works and deeds; it is a clear sign of the true conviction of sin; it is honoring to Christ, our only Redeemer; it is the essence of true worship; and it is the root of sincere obedience.         

Henry Mahan



The Lord Jesus Christ in talking about His sheep says: “I give unto them eternal life and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” However, He did not say . . .

     . . . They shall not sin, only not unto death. He did not say, They shall not fall, only not fall away completely. He did not say, They shall not wander, only not forever, and not too far that He can’t find them. He did not say, They shall not feel guilty, only they shall not be condemned.

     He did not say They shall never be persecuted; only they shall not be forsaken. He did not say They shall never be cast down, only they shall not be destroyed. He did not say They shall never be accused; only they shall not be charged. He did not say They shall never be tried; only they shall never be sentenced.

     He did not say the sheep shall never be mauled by a bear, a lion, or a man, and found wounded, bruised, bleeding and hurt . . . . only They shall never PERISH!!! WHY?

Because the Lord is their Shepherd.

Because they are His sheep and He goes and finds them.

Because He gave His life for them and gives life to them (and never takes back what He gives).

Because He calls them and they will come (and keep coming, though they wander).

Because they are in His hand and the Father’s hand.

Because HE SAID SO!!

–Paul Mahan


“Man cannot be saved by perfect obedience, for he cannot render it; he cannot be saved by imperfect obedience, for God will not accept it”

–C.H. Spurgeon


“And he said unto me, my grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Cor. 12:9).

What a glorious promise is given to every believer. God’s grace, given through our Lord Jesus Christ is all sufficient to the saving purpose of His people (Acts 15:11). Grace is never said to be insufficient but always sufficient to accomplish its intent, purpose and glorious end (2 Tim. 1:9); sufficient, enough, plenty and adequate to justify (Rom. 3:24), to redeem (Eph. 1:6-7), to supply all our every need (Phil. 4:19), to sustain us through all trials (Heb. 13:5) and to strengthen us when weak (Heb. 4:16). This mighty and sovereign grace appears to us most glorious, sufficient and appreciated when we realize our own weakness, inability and utter helplessness before God (Rom.7:24-25). “Most gladly therefore,” do we rejoice in our own infirmities, and weakness that the power of our Lord Jesus Christ may rest upon us (Rom. 1:16), or tabernacle over us (Psa. 27:5), sheltering (Psa. 46:1), preserving (1Peter 1:5), protecting us from all adversaries and enemies of the gospel (John 10:2-30). Thank God for His unfailing, everlasting, saving, redeeming, electing and all sufficient grace (Rom. 8:37; 1 Cor. 15:57; 2 Cor.9:15).

–Tom Harding



“Be still and know that I am GOD.” Psalm 46:10

The more a man begins to see of the awesome holiness and gracious goodness of God Almighty, the more that man wants to close his mouth and behold Christ. Many have thought outward noise is the proof of inward peace, but often that outward noise reveals an empty heart. There is no greater joy for a sinner, saved by the grace of God, than to be made to quietly contemplate Christ. A redeemed sinner, knowing a little about his own nature, realizes that his natural tendency is to make foolish noise that only brings glory unto himself. How prone we are to draw attention to ourselves. May we be brought down from our lofty pedestal. 

–Marvin Stalnaker