Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

Free Grace Media

Of Princeton, New Jersey


AuthorClay Curtis
TitleWeekly Bulletin 3-15-2020
Bible Text1 Corinthians 2:12
Article Type Bulletin
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March 15, 2020




251 Green Lane

Ewing, NJ, 08368

Clay Curtis, pastor

Telephone: 615-513-4464



7 Birch Street

Pennington, NJ, 08538


Schedule of Services

Sunday 10: 15 AM Bible Class

Sunday 11:00 AM Morning Service

Thursday 7: 30 PM Midweek Service


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All articles by the pastor unless otherwise noted.



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ANNOUNCEMENT: Our Friday night class for our young people is scheduled for March 27 at 7pm.




Proverbs 14:22: Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.





Judas Iscariot was very religious. He had a good name – Judas meaning “God Is Praised”. He evidently had a favorable upbringing, being raised an Israelite and taught the things of God from earliest youth. He lived according to the Law of Moses, trying to keep its commandments, observing its sabbaths, and abstaining from its “unclean” foods. He believed many truths regarding Jesus Christ, professed to be His disciple, was baptized, joined himself to the church, had a high position in that church, observed the first Lord’s Supper, then died and went to hell.

     Let us learn from Judas two important truths.

     First: Nothing in Judas’ favor or that he did – nor all these things together – will result in the salvation of the soul. Hell will be thickly populated by such people.


     Second: The salvation of the soul results from the vital thing that Judas did not do – repent of sins and trust in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. None who do so will be found in hell.


     Do not be like Judas Iscariot!                         Pastor Daniel E Parks






A believer should never (in false humility) deny having the gifts that God has given them.  A believer should also never (in false pride) act like they are better by nature than anyone else.  “By the grace of God I am what I am.” (I Cor. 15:10) The reason we have everything we have is God’s grace.  If you believe God it is only by the gift of God’s grace that He gave you faith.  If you know God it is only because of the gift of God’s grace that He revealed Himself to you.  If you love God it is only by the gift of God’s grace that God loved you first.  If you persevere to the end it is only by the gift of God’s grace that He kept you.  A believer should be known as a person thankful for and dependent upon God’s grace.  Let us never be guilty of pride of grace. “For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?” (I Cor 4:7)                                                             Pastor Frank Tate





“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God…” (1 Cor 2: 12)


What a gift!  Every born-again child of God has been given a new spirit which is of God.  That means sinners have nothing to do with giving ourselves this new spirit.  We could not create it nor educate ourselves into having it.  God gave it to us by his grace.  It is “the spirit which is of God.”  Sinners are given this new spirit when we are born-again of the Holy Spirit as God said, “I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you.” (Eze 11: 19)  It is given because we are children of God.  It is the Spirit of God’s own Son which makes us cry out to God as our Father—"because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.” (Gal 4: 6)  In this new spirit we are one with Christ—"he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit” (1 Cor 6:17).  What a gift!





“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God that we might know…” (1 Cor 2: 12)


This “knowing” is not only an understanding of the truth but it is God making us “receive the love of the truth.” (2 Th 2:10)  The “spirit of the world” loves darkness and hates light. (Jn 3: 19-20; Rom 8: 7) But when God gives a new spirit, “the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” (Rom 5: 5) Thereby, God causes us to receive the love of the truth.






“…that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.” (1 Cor 2: 12)


     What are these things freely given to us of God?  “All things are yours.” (1 Cor 3: 21) “And all things are of God.” (2 Cor 5: 18) Is salvation freely given to us of God?  Is faith freely given to us of God? Yes! “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” (Eph 2: 8)  Is justification freely given to us of God? We are “justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” (Rom 3: 24) God gives the fountain of the water of life freely (Rev 21: 6)  Eternal life is God’s free gift through Christ Jesus our Lord. (Rom 6:23; 1 Jn 5: 11)  Everything that pertains to life and godliness is a free gift of God to the believer.  As Paul asked “what hast thou that didst not receive?” (1 Cor 4:7)


     But remember, things free to us cost Christ the price of his precious blood. Our Substitute paid everything we owed so that God can give freely to us in harmony with justice.  Therefore, to those for whom Christ died God’s gifts are "without money and without price." (Is 55: 1; Rev 21: 6; Rom 6: 23; 1 Jn 5: 11) 


    Oh, rejoice brethren, for “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” (Rom 8:32)