Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

Free Grace Media

Of Princeton, New Jersey


AuthorClay Curtis
TitleWeekly Bulletin 1-12-2020
Bible TextHebrews 12:11
Article Type Bulletin
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January 12, 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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Wednesday, January 22, we are scheduled to have mid-week service rather than Thursday, January 23.



Proverbs 14: 14: The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.




1 Peter 5:7


For that child of God who is laboring under some present distress, there are no words sweeter than these—"He careth for you!” He cares for your soul. He cares so much that he gave his only begotten Son to redeem you from sin and supply you with every spiritual need. Surely, if Jesus Christ died to redeem your soul from death, you must know his great care. Not only is that so, the Lord God tenderly cares for the bodies and the concerns of the lives of his people. Do you believe that He cares? Then cast your care upon the Lord!

     Are you troubled about your sin? Cast it upon the Lord. Are you troubled about some personal trial? Cast it upon the Lord. He was tempted in all points like as we are. He is touched with the feeling of our infirmities. He is able to help them that believe. Go, therefore, with your heavy burden to the throne of your merciful High Priest, cast your burden there and find grace and mercy to help in your time of need. 

                                                                                     Pastor Don Fortner





There is a perfection of sanctifying grace in Christ; perfect holiness is in him; from him must we have our holiness, as well as our righteousness, for we stand in need of an holy nature, as well as of a justifying righteousness; and as without the one, so neither without the other can we enter into the kingdom of heaven; for without holiness no man shall see the Lord; {Heb 12:14?} no, not without a perfect one. From whence now must we have perfect holiness? from ourselves we cannot expect it, but from Christ, who has purchased and procured it for us, and has now all the holiness of his people in his hands, and is giving it forth unto them, that they may be perfectly meet for the eternal enjoyment of himself, who of God is made unto them sanctification, as well as righteousness.  Pastor John Gill (1697-1771)



John Bunyan wrote, “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”




It is a great encouragement to submission, that all things work for good to them that love God; but his divine wisdom is often seen in a point of light which to me exceeds all other considerations whatever, and that is, when the soul is inwardly recompensed with such comfort as more than sustains the infirmities of the body. This affords such renewings to the inner man, that the decayings of the outward man are overlooked; and we are brought into a strait, not knowing which to choose, ease or pain. It is often observed that when pain goes, the comfort goes; this is a most wise way of winning the soul to kiss the rod and hug the cross. I believe that every crook in our path has its origin either in the blindness of our minds or in the stubbornness of our wills. When we have light to see every cross to be needful and beneficial, it inclines us to submit; and submission makes every crook straight and is a cushion between the shoulder and the cross, which makes the burden light…The cross is lined with love and will never wring the shoulder but only when self-will, pride, consequence or self-seeking strive to bear rule. The old man is often galled, but the new man never complains of the cross.

                                              Pastor William Huntington S.S. (1745-1813)


“A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle” (Proverbs 18:19).  

Who has not felt offended and done wrong by a brother?  I would say no one is exempt from this experience. And who has not offended a brother? “In many things we offend all” (James 3:2)-whether intentionally or unintentionally.  It is a very painful thing to feel disrespected, judged, slighted, and misrepresented.  That person is harder to be won back than a fortified city, and the contentions they feel toward the offending party are like the bars of a fortress.  May the Lord give me grace to not offend and humble myself when I do.   And when offended, may I not hold a grudge and bear resentment and be hard to be won. If men are offended by our Gospel, so be it!  But to offend a brother is a thoughtless, insensitive, arrogant, and selfish thing! And to stay offended is equally as wrong!  May we be quick to humble ourselves and seek forgiveness when we do offend, may we be quick to forgive from the heart when we are offended.  Pastor Todd Nibert



Heb 12:11  Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

When our great Husbandman chastens his child he always produces fruit thereby.  What sweet fruit it is!  The Holy Spirit calls it “the peaceable fruit of righteousness.”  It is peaceable fruit of righteousness because God makes his child turn from self and cast all our care on Christ our Righteousness so that we have peace in believing the Prince of peace. It is peaceable fruit of righteousness when God makes his child do what is right according to God’s own word for these things make for peace nor disturb our peace with God.  It is peaceable fruit of righteousness when God brings us to sow righteousness in a peaceful manner toward our brethren for then we have peace with our fellow blood-bought brethren when watered and increased by our Husbandman.  Righteousness is such peaceable fruit that when produced in a child of God we thank God for the chastening even when as yet we are not completely out of the trial that brought it.