Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

Free Grace Media

Of Princeton, New Jersey


AuthorClay Curtis
TitleWeekly Bulletin 9-27-2020
Bible TextGalatians 1:1-5
Article Type Bulletin
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September 27, 2020


Meeting Location and Mailing Address

251 Green Lane

Ewing, NJ, 08368

Clay Curtis, pastor

Telephone: 615-513-4464

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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Proverbs 15: 13: A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.


There is no attribute more comforting to His children than that of God’s Sovereignty. Under the most adverse circumstances, in the most severe trials, they believe that Sovereignty has ordained their afflictions, that Sovereignty overrules them and that Sovereignty will sanctify them all.  Arthur Pink                                  



“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:”—John 10:27

PRECIOUS TRUTH – Jesus Christ, that great shepherd of the sheep, says: “I know them.” Child of God, wherever you are at present, whatever you might be passing through at this moment, remember this: your Savior knows. Christ’s sheep are never out of his hands and never out of his heart. He does not appear, declaring his love to his sheep, and then tell them that he will let them perish and not interfere with their will. Never. “The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”

SWEET COMFORT – Yes, what sweet comfort to remember that “My Savior knows.” An aged believer, on his death bed, in and out of consciousness, was asked the cause of his great peace. He answered, “When I am able to think, I think of Jesus; and when I am unable to think of him, I know he is thinking of me.” Christ will seek, find, and save his sheep in time, and bring them each to be with him in eternity. There will never be a time when Christ will not say: “I know them.”  Larry Criss


Maurice Montgomery

God has revealed unto the true believer the true nature of sin and his wound grows deeper with the passing of time, as God gives him more light.  Consequently, his need, his hungering and thirsting for Christ also increases with time.  The deeper his wound, the deeper his repentance, and the more he loves to hear of the all-sufficient Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Those who profess faith in Christ and do not, with the passing of time, have a deeper sense of their sinfulness, and thus live in a deeper state of repentance, have never likely experienced anything but a superficial religious scratch, not Holy Spirit conviction and repentance.  And this condition is nearly always manifest in their lack of an increasing hunger and thirst for Christ and the indifferent manner in which they hear that precious Gospel of God's glory and grace.  They had as soon, or rather, hear other things than the things of Christ.  Contrariwise, the true believer can never hear too much of that glorious message of "Jesus Christ and him crucified."

The true believer is described in Philippians 3:1-14.  May we, you and I, be found in that blessed number.  Mr. Spurgeon once said, "After some years of experience, the Christian comes to know, better than he did at first, how much the Gospel suits him.  He finds that its simplicity suits his bewilderment; its grace suits his sinfulness: its power is suitable to his weakness; its comfort is suitable to his despondence; and the more he grows, the more he loves the gospel of the grace of God."


Believer, when the devil accuses, remember, Christ is not a judge to condemn because he already gave himself for your sins.  He will not trample his fallen but build you up.  He will not lay a heavier burden but take it off.  Flee to Christ.  He already gave himself for your sins.


The more a child of God sees yourself alone at the foot of the cross, the only one hammering the nails, the only one mocking and thrusting the spear, the only one whose sins caused Christ to be forsaken then the less you will esteem yourself and the more you will esteem Him who bore it to make you perfectly righteous.



Galatians 1: 1: Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)

The devil uses the same tactics in every generation.  He attacks Christ’s messenger.  By this he attempts to discredit the gospel he preaches.  His ultimate goal is to turn brethren from Christ.  So Paul magnifies, not himself, but Christ.  Our risen Redeemer not only justified his church by his blood but it is Christ who makes all his people his witnesses through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth.  Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus” (Heb 3:1).  To oppose his witnesses is to oppose him (Ps 105: 14).



Galatians 1: 3: Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, 4: Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: 5: To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

These verses make it impossible to argue for human merit in any part of salvation.  Grace is the unmerited favor of God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.  Grace chose us, grace redeemed us, grace regenerated us and grace shall bring us home to glory.  Beginning to end salvation is all of grace.   Peace is from God our Father and his Son Jesus Christ.  Sin and guilt torment. Grace remits sin by Christ’s blood and gives peace of conscience within.  Peace is knowing God accepts us in the Beloved and there is no more offering for sin.   Therefore, we have one message and one motive.  Our message: "our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father.”  Our motive: “To whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.”