Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

Free Grace Media

Of Princeton, New Jersey


Author Various
TitleWeekly Bulletin 10-23-2022
Bible TextVarious
Article Type Bulletin

October 23, 2022

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Proverbs 19:11: The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.


Our tears, our faith, and the very best of our good works are so full of sin that, were they not washed in the blood of Christ, they would demand our eternal damnation! 

Don Fortner


The seed of Christ (every chosen child of God) were in Christ before time.  When God our Father chose Christ to be the Head of his body, the church, then each elect child was in Christ our Head.  “For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren” (Heb 2:11). As Levi was in the loins of Abraham and paid tithes in Abraham so every elect child of God was in Christ on the cross and obeyed God (Heb 7:9-10).  When the Holy Spirit gives us a knowledge of Christ then we are made to know that as eternally and inseparably one as God the Father and Christ his Son are one, so we are one with God our Father in Christ his Son (Jn 17:21-23). What comforting assurance for believing sinners!


Legalists attempt to force others to obey (Gal 6:12-13).  The might of the flesh may produce outward conformity yet it will never change a sinner’s heart but only produce more inward contention.  God is the only one who can give a new, willing, obedient spirit.  He does so using those God has already given a new heart so that they preach only Christ and him crucified in peace.  “The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace” (Ja 3:18).



     “To the praise of the glory of His grace,” is mentioned twice in the book of Ephesians.  No truth is taught more plainly in God’s word than this: that the salvation of sinners is entirely of the grace of God.
     Grace is given “in spite of” our sin, and our fleshly nature. The scriptures declare that men are lost by their own works, but saved through the free favor of God.  Their ruin is justly merited; their salvation is unmerited.  Men earn the wages of their sin...death. But men cannot earn their salvation!

    From election, to effectual calling, and final entrance into heaven, it is all by grace.  The glory of His grace is:

1)      Sovereign – “I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy.”

2)      It is free – “I will love them freely,” Hosea 14:4.

3)      It is full – It is never a little grace.

4)      It will never fail.

No wonder it says, “To the praise of the glory of His grace.” 

Don Bell


So many today are stressed out and anxious.  The cure for anxious care is to cast all our care on the Lord Jesus Christ for our Savior cares for his people (1 Pet 5:7). A lot more of God’s word and a lot less social media will do us good.  Let’s fill our ears and hearts with God’s word rather than the noise of this world (Mt 6:31-33).


The gospel of Christ is called the “gospel of peace.” (Rom 10:15) It is because “being justified, by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…” (Rom 5:1).


The sacrifices offered under the old covenant never made any sinner perfect “For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins” (Heb 10:2).  It is only when our conscience has been purged by the blood of Christ so that we know Christ has put away all our sin that we will cease trying to earn salvation by our works.


The work of sanctification is all of God. The Spirit of God created a new man in the image of God within the body of this death.  He taught us that God our Father through the blood of his Son has made us fit to enter heaven with the saints already there.  So we give God the glory.  “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins…” (Col 1:12-14).


As God’s children our Father had given us a new heart to want to please God in all we do.  At the same time, our sins are ever before us.  Yet, God continues to show us mercy for the sake of his Son in and by whom our Father receives us.  It is God’s mercy and forgiveness that works most to grow us in love to God, in hatred of our sins and makes us seek to glorify God in our lives.

     Brethren, always remember and never take for granted that our cup is sweet because our Savior’s was bitter; God communes with us because he forsook our Substitute; we are enlightened because Christ endured darkness for us.  This is why we give God all the glory, saying, “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort!” (2 Cor 1:3).


Great value is given to a believer’s trouble as God comforts us by making the consolation of Christ abound in us so that we may be able to comfort our brethren who are in trouble with the same comfort wherewith God has comforted us. (2 Cor 1:3-5).