Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

Free Grace Media

Of Princeton, New Jersey


AuthorClay Curtis
TitleWeekly Bulletin 6-7-2020
Bible TextIsaiah 63:15
Article Type Bulletin
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June 7, 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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We have a nursery equipped with a digital flat screen television broadcasting all services live, for children four and under.  

All articles by the pastor unless otherwise noted.



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Proverbs 14: 33: Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.




In our Lord’s parable the Pharisee pointed out the sin of another in order to justify himself for his sin.  The publican hit his face confessing his sin asking God’s mercy.  It was not the Pharisee that the Lord declared just—he betrayed a proud heart.  It was the publican the Lord declared justified.  Brethren, whether dealing with God or our brethren may God give us grace to lay aside our self-justifying pride, take the blame for our sins and ask mercy like the publican.





Isaiah 63: 15: Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory:…


Being “looked down on” has a negative connotation for us.  Only a chosen, redeemed, regenerated child of God can delight in this.  True faith acknowledges that God our Father and our Savior the Lord Jesus is far above us. God’s habitation is in “heaven.” God’s habitation is the “habitation of his holiness”, the habitation of “his glory.”  True faith acknowledges that God alone is able to save us, crying,  ‘“Look down from heaven” upon us, oh Lord.  “Behold” us oh Lord.’’ Brethren, our chief need for God to look down and behold us in Christ.






Isaiah 63: 15:…where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?


These are the words of a believer calling out to God.  Without God’s zeal toward us, we have no true zeal toward God.  Without God’s strength, we have none!  Without Christ showing us mercy, we are totally helpless to help ourselves!


     But remember, how Joseph’s bowels yearned for Benjamin? Christ’s zeal, strength, compassion and mercies toward each of his redeemed is always constant. Yet, Joseph went into his chamber and did not let his compassion be known to his brethren. Why? Because Joseph knew it was not the right time to make himself known to his brethren. So it is with God.  His timing is best for our profit.


     One day I watched a little boy walking along in the mall with his father.  The little boy kept running ahead.  The father told him several times to stop running ahead yet he kept doing so.  So next time the little boy ran ahead, the father stepped behind a column and hid from his son.  Soon the little fellow looked around and his father was gone.  He began to search.  Just before he broke out into tears the father stepped out.  The little boy ran to his father and latched onto his legs.  As I watched them walk away that little boy was right by his side as close as he could get to his father. 


   Our heavenly Father knows when to hide himself and when to reveal himself to us.  God does it to bring us to the place where he brought Isaiah, to cry out for God’s presence and God’s mercy!  Our heavenly Father knows how to make his son run to him and cling to him by faith.  






"O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come." (Ps 65:2)


Is there anything more comforting to a believing soul than to know his God will hear his prayer.  We are told in this country to express our needs and complaints to our congressmen and representatives in Washington.  We write them and send them off but never knowing if they were actually read and considered or simply received and thrown in the trash.  But here we are assumed that our God hears our prayer.  His house is a house of prayer and God hears our prayers and answers them according to his wisdom and purpose.  Teach me, Lord, to pray.  To pray much, pray often, and pray from my heart.  "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.  The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous men availeth much." (James 5: 16)                                                                                         

                                                                                    Pastor Darvin Pruitt






“Unto you therefore which believe he is precious” (1 Peter 2:7).


It is impossible for those who believe in Christ to fully express the preciousness of Him to them.


1). He is precious to every believer because He is their life.  “He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life” (1 John 5:12).


2). He is precious to every believer because He is their clothing.  The best robe that the Father gives or imputes to every son that He receives is the righteousness of Christ.  It is the robe of His spinning by His perfect obedience and sacrifice.


3). He is precious to every believer because He is their food.  Just as the Israel of old feasted on the Paschal Lamb, so God’s spiritual Israel feasts on the Lamb of God.  We continually feast upon his flesh and drink His blood; we continually look to His one sacrifice that atones for all the sins of His elect.


4). He is precious to every believer for He is our hiding place.  In the storms of life we say with the psalmist: “Yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be over past” (Psalm 57:2).                                                                                    Pastor David Pledger