Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

Free Grace Media

Of Princeton, New Jersey


AuthorClay Curtis
TitleWeekly Bulletin 11-15-2020
Bible TextMatthew 26:75
Article Type Bulletin
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November 15, 2020


Meeting Location and Mailing Address

251 Green Lane

Ewing, NJ, 08638

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: 20: A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.



Hebrews 2:1

“Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.”

All of us have pressing personal matters to take care of. Many of these things seem to be important, some even urgent, but do they really have any eternal consequence? There is one thing in particular that the child of God must “give the more earnest heed.”  We must give the more earnest heed to the things that we have heard from the Word of God through preaching. There is nothing that we should concern ourselves with more! The things that we have heard in the preaching of the gospel cannot be neglected. “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him.” (Hebrews 2:3) The things that we have heard preached are the eternal subjects that we can never let slip. Without doing so we can slip at any time. “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” (Matthew 24:13) How do we endure to the end? Christ loves us and keeps us unto the end. “Having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.” (John 13:1) May God be pleased to give us “the more earnest heed to the glorious things that we have heard.” They are the personal matters of life and death. David Eddmenson



One who is born of God has the Lord as his por­tion and inheritance. He is thankful for who he is and what he has; for in Christ he has "all things" that are worth having. Having food and clothing and believing friends, he is content. He brought nothing into this world and will carry nothing out. Earthly possessions, honors, and property have no value after death; but to be forgiven of sin and alive in Christ is the highest prize and glory. As soon as a person really learns, believes, and embraces the grace of Christ, like Moses, "he esteems even the reproach of Christ greater than the riches of this world." But they that seek after riches and worldly honor fall into many temptations, which drown men in destruc­tion and misery. This craving for the world's wealth and approval has caused many to depart from the faith and pierce themselves through with many sorrows (I Tim. 6:6-10).  Henry Mahan



     The Lord said,  I kill, and I make alive; I wound and I heal” (Deut. 32:39). Things don't kill us God does. God sends things. Whether cancer, car wreck, heart disease, guns, knives, swords…. These things are the means which God uses to take us. But things don't kill us. We are not to fear things but fear the Lord. We are not to live in fear of things or people but the Lord.  Let us not act foolishly. . . but let us act on faith. Let us not put ourselves in harm's way . . . but let us put our trust in the Lord. This is not fatalism it is faith.

     But what if we do contract a deadly disease or virus ?  What if it kills us?   Well, it didn’t kill us, the Lord did, and in reality, it was the God-sent, merciful means to send us to Glory where all our fears will be gone forever!

     Fact is, we walk through the valley of the shadow of death all the time.  Disease and death are all around us.  But what does the Psalm say? . . . I will fear no evil for Thou art with me.  Paul Mahan



“Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.” (Matt. 26:75).

There has been much written and said of Peter’s failure and sin when he denied that he knew the Lord Jesus Christ but not much of Peter’s conviction and repentance that was granted and given of the LORD.  Peter sinned but he did not lose his salvation.  His faith was weak but not dead.  He sinned and failed miserably but he was not forsaken (Heb. 13:5).   God brought Peter through this trial and granted him strength, recovery and a constant heart of repentance before God  (Acts 5:11; 11:18).  Here are four things we learn from Peter’s trial and repentance.

1). It was the working of God’s sovereign providence. “Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.”  God used a rooster to bring to Peter’s mind what the Lord had said (Matt. 26:34).  Often in the believer’s life God uses small insignificant things to bring us to a remembrance of the gospel.  Despise not the day of small things (Zech. 4:10; Rom. 11:36).

2). It was the working of the effectual word of God.  Peter remembered the word of Jesus.”  It is the preaching of the Word that God uses to quicken us and to reveal Himself to us (1Cor. 1:21; 2Cor. 4:5-7; James 1:18; 1Peter 1:23). It is through the ministry of the Word, hearing and believing the word that we grow in grace and in the knowledge of Christ (1Peter 2:2; 1Thes. 2:13).

3). It was the working of the powerful grace of God.  “The Lord turned and looked upon Peter (Luke 22:61).  The Lord looked upon Peter in pity love and pardon and I am sure that Peter also looked upon the Lord.  Their eyes were fasted upon one another and Peter’s heart melted within him.  It is the goodness of God that brings us to repentance  (Rom. 2:4).

4).  It was the working of Jesus Christ as our blessed Mediator. “The Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:  But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren” (Luke 22:31).  Peter’s faith was sorely tried, but it was not utterly destroyed (1Peter 1:5). Christ stood as his ever-living Mediator (Heb.7:25)!  Peter was made stronger through this trial and was sent to preach the gospel to others.

We know the rest of the story of Peter’s life.  He stood at Pentecost and preached the gospel to thousands and the Lord added to His church daily such as should be saved (Acts. 2: 41-47).   Tom Harding