Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

Free Grace Media

Of Princeton, New Jersey


AuthorClay Curtis
TitleWeekly Bulletin 3-8-20
Bible TextPsalm 56:4-10
Article Type Bulletin
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March 8, 2020




251 Green Lane

Ewing, NJ, 08368

Clay Curtis, pastor

Telephone: 615-513-4464



7 Birch Street

Pennington, NJ, 08538


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Sunday 10: 15 AM Bible Class

Sunday 11:00 AM Morning Service

Thursday 7: 30 PM Midweek Service


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Proverbs 14: 21: He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.




The older we get, the more we’re made to realize the truthfulness of the frailty of our flesh. The truth, that this life is but a vapor, becomes more of a reality than we once realized. But though the brevity of this life is daily more evident, so is the promise of the Lord to the vessels of His mercy.

     He has promised to never leave nor forsake His own and when He says, “never,” He means, “never.” The believer in the Lord Jesus holds that promise near and dear to his heart. He rests in the Lord who has magnified His word above all His name. That word of promise is precious right now, and O in the hour of our departure from this world, how precious and comforting shall His word be to His departing saint.  “Never, no never, no never!”

                                                                      Pastor Marvin Stalnaker  



“In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me” (Ps 56:4). When news came to Martin Luther that both the emperor and the pope threatened his ruin, he answered, “I care for neither of them, I know whom I have trusted.” Brethren remember who you have trusted.



"Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God” (Ps 56:7).  Child of God leave your enemies to God. Do not take vengeance. God will take vengeance for the sake of his people. If the one overcome by their sinful flesh is God’s child then God shall cast down the old man in them and preserve his child for Christ’s sake. But if that one committing iniquity against God’s saint is not his then God shall take vengeance vindicating each child who is robed in Christ’s righteousness.







“Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?” (Ps 56:8) 


The day has not yet come when Christ shall wipe away all tears from our eyes and there be no more. But the day is here right now when the tears of his saints awaken sympathy in our Redeemer's heart. Mary Magdalene anointed Christ’s feet with precious ointment.  But her tears with which she washed them were far more precious to our Redeemer (Is 63:9). Believer, God knows everything that is happening to you right now! It is all according to God’s purpose, all governed by God’s hand. He knows every tear and heartache and God shall provide (Mal 3: 16; Mt 10: 28-31)





“When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me” (Ps 56:9). Our Savior told Peter to put up his sword, saying, "Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?" (Mt 22:53). Christ’s intercession for us is at least twelve-legions-of-angels-strong!  Instead of fearing man, cry unto our Savior.





Psalm 56: 10: In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.


Here are two names for God.  “God” is "Elohim" denoting justice. “LORD” is “Jehovah” denoting mercy.  Christ made justice and mercy meet in harmony on the cross.  Therefore, the justice of God that before demanded I be crucified now unites with mercy calling for my salvation.  Therefore, in Justice will I praise his word: in Mercy will I praise his word.






“And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 8:11)


I have often been asked, “Will we know one another in heaven?” Unless I am terribly mistaken in my understanding of Holy Scripture, the answer is obvious. God’s saints in heaven are engaged in constant, uninterrupted fellowship with their Triune God, with one another, and with the holy angels. A casual reading of the book of Revelation conveys the idea that God’s saints will forever discuss with one another and with the heavenly angels the wonders of covenant mercy, the ministry of the angelic hosts, redeeming love, saving grace, and divine providence. Yes, all God’s saints will see and know one another in that glorious world of bliss.


   Just before he died, someone asked Martin Luther, “Sir, will we know one another in the other world?” Luther answered, “As Adam knew Eve to be bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh by the revelation of God, though he had never seen her before, so shall the saints of God know one another in heaven.” As the apostles knew Moses and Elijah on the mount with Christ, though they had never seen them, or even seen a picture or description of them before, so shall we know the saints of God in heaven. In heaven we will know parents, wives, husbands, children, and friends far more perfectly than ever we knew them on the earth.


   There will be no strangers in heaven. If there were a stranger in the heavenly company, freedom and joy would be greatly hindered. Who is free around a stranger? In heaven’s glory when the bodies of God’s saints are raised up to glory, we shall see and know one another and all God’s saints. When we sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, we shall all see Christ in all his glory and the Bride, the Lamb’s wife, in all the beauty which he has given her. We shall see and know every believer. And we shall love and esteem them all perfectly.