Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

Free Grace Media

Of Princeton, New Jersey


Author Various
TitleWeekly Bulletin 11-20-2022
Bible TextVarious
Article Type Bulletin

November 20, 2022

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 Proverbs 19:15: Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.


Romans 6:10: For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 11: Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

In Christ’s death, God’s people really died to sin. The Spirit of God says, “Reckon ye”—impute—“ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin…”  Child of God, there is one judgment.  You were in Christ and died in Christ one time (Heb 9:26-28). Therefore, the judgement of God is settled toward you.  God also says, “Reckon ye”—impute—“ye also yourselves…alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.”  This means everything about us which is born of Adam is fleshly and temporary. It is the new man within us that is the new creation created by Christ’s righteousness and holiness by Christ dwelling in us.  Therefore when we draw our last breath, nothing will need to be done to our new man to make us accepted of God; we will be with Christ immediately.  In the end, our Savior shall raise up a new immortal, incorruptible body for us which will also be entirely of Christ’s creation.  Then we will entirely be a new creation in the righteousness and holiness of our Redeemer.  But do not miss what God declares of us right now!  We are dead indeed unto sin but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.  For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace” (Rom 12-14).


Does anyone ask, “What must I do to be saved?” God says, If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Ro 10:9-10)


“Then the band and the captain and the officers of the Jews took

Jesus, and bound him” (John 18:12).

Behold here the amazing hardness of unconverted men. The company of those who arrested the Savior was made up of men of marked differences; it was composed of Gentiles and Jews, soldiers and servants of the priests and Pharisees, heathen and those who belonged to the covenant people of Jehovah. But in one respect they were all alike — they were blind to the glories of Him whom they apprehended. Both parties had witnessed a signal exhibition of His power, when by a word from His lips He had thrown them all to the ground. Both parties had witnessed His tender mercy, when they saw Him heal the torn ear of the first to lay rough hands on Him. Yet, both remained insensible and unmoved, and now proceeded to coolly carry out their odious business of binding the incarnate Son of God. Terrible indeed is the state of the natural man. Let us not wonder, then, at the unbelief and hardness of heart which we see on every side today; these things were manifested in the presence of the Savior, and will continue until He returns in judgment.

A.W. Pink


When God called us to life the Spirit made us know that our Substitute has delivered us from so great a death by his precious blood. From then until now God has made us know that it is God who has continued to deliver us and shall continue. “Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us” (2 Cor 1:10).   


When a person has been saved from drowning, they lean all their weight upon their deliverer. When the lost sheep was found, he took it upon his shoulder. You must be content then to lean all your weight upon Christ. Cast the burden of temporal things upon Him. Cast the care of your soul upon Him. If God be for us, who can be against us?      

Robert M’Cheyne


Cherish a humble sense of your own frailty. Other people fall sadly and foully, but what are we? We were as bad (see Titus 3:2-3); we may even be worse (see 1Corinthians 10:12). Bernard tells of a man who, hearing of a fallen brother, fell into a bitter weeping, crying out, “He is fallen today, and I may tomorrow.”

Exchange a sin for a duty: “If anyone sees his brother commit a sin that does not lead to death, he should pray” (1 John 5:16). This will be a holy way to spend your zeal with the most profit.

All our endeavors are nothing. Go to God: “Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips” (Psalm 141:3). David wants God to keep him from speaking amiss when he is in deep affliction. It is God alone who can tame the tongue: “From the LORD comes the reply of the tongue” (Proverbs 16:1). When the heart is not prepared, the tongue may falter. The saints sometimes desire God to open their mouth (see Ephesians 6:19; Psalm 51:15) and sometimes to shut it.      

Thomas Manton


2 Corinthians 1:9: But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead.

None of God’s saints is exempt from any sin, not even the sin of self-trust. God sent trouble so severe that Paul called it “the sentence of death.” What?  The apostle Paul needed this?  This is the man who God used to write most of the new testament!  No one ever declared so clearly as Paul that we are not to trust in self but only in God!  But Paul was a sinner just like you and me.  Therefore, God gave Paul this sentence of death so that he would not trust in self but in God which raiseth the dead.  Oh, let us praise and thank God when in love he graciously does the same to us.