Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

Free Grace Media

Of Princeton, New Jersey


AuthorClay Curtis
TitleWeekly Bulletin 6-21-20
Bible Text1 Corinthians 4:3-5
Article Type Bulletin
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June 21, 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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Saturday, June 27th, work day at the church building at 10 am.  Please bring shovel and wheelbarrow so we can spread mulch.



Proverbs 14: 35: The king’s favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.




By Archibald Brown (1844-1922)

Had God but laid the foundations, and left it unto us to complete the superstructure, He had as well done nothing. But "done," "done,"" done" is replete with joy, it leaves me nothing else to do than sing my thankfulness. He has not merely put me in a salvable condition but saved me—not merely made reconciliation a possibility but reconciled me unto Himself—not merely put me on a road that leads to heaven but guaranteed my reaching there.

     He would be a fool for his presumption, who should call all to hear what had only been commenced by God, but was dependent for completion on his own exertions, but he on the other hand is a traitor to his Father's glory, who holds his peace concerning what his God has done. A religion of the two letters, DO, can never be a religion of song, but a religion of the four letters, DONE, is a religion that  need never want its accompaniment of praise. See to it then, that in salvation's anthem this note of divine completeness ring loud and clear. 




The very root of all the trouble we see going on in this world right now is nothing more than a sin problem. People can tag whatever name they want to use for all the trouble, but the real problem is sin. Sin is what we are, sins are what we do because of what we are. Until sin is finally gone, we will continue as we are; trouble, trouble and more trouble.                                       Pastor John Chapman



Mt 11:29  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.


It is important to notice our Lord said, “and learn of me…and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”  It is important because it is when we are in the scriptures learning of Christ that we find the most rest.




Though it be true that a sea of corruption still dwells within, and that at times sin rages violently, and so prevails that it seems a mockery to conclude that we have been delivered from its domination; yet this does not alter the fact that a miracle of grace has been wrought within us. Though the Christian is conscious of so much filth within, he has experienced the “washing of regeneration.” Before the new birth he saw no beauty in Christ that he should desire Him; but now he views Him as “the Fairest among ten thousand.” Before, he loved those like himself; but now he “loves the brethren” (1 John 3:14). Moreover, his understanding has been cleansed from many polluting errors and heresies. Finally, it is a fact that the main stream of his desires runs out after God.  Arthur Pink (1886-1952)






1 Corinthians 4: 3: But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. 4: For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. 5: Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.


Some in the church at Corinth questioned Paul’s faithfulness; others overly exalted Paul. The problem was that they were not using righteous judgment. Due to a division they were harshly judging professing believers as unfaithful, even condemning some as unbelievers, while justifying others as being truly faithful.  If you and another professing believer come to realize that you do not have the same understanding of a certain doctrine, it does not mean either of you are suddenly unbelievers.  That is what this division at Corinth had caused. Paul says it is wrong!


    When it comes to the faithfulness of God’s people we do not know the motive of the heart. How do you and I judge?  How does God judge?  Scriptures say, “the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart. (1 Sam 16: 7)  We need to remember that a believer can stumble and look like an unbeliever.  Consider Lot, David, Abraham, and Jacob.  But Paul said receive your brother without doubting and disputing.  If he is truly Christ’s then Christ is his Master, not you and me.  Christ is able to make him stand (Rom 14: 4).


     Judge nothing before the time. Do not condemn a professing believer.  The Lord Jesus Christ shall come again to judge the whole world.   The Lord our Judge knows everything that happens in his church, in each of his people and with our enemies. When he comes God “will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts.”  For the unbeliever, Christ will judge even his best deeds as wickedness then cast him into outer darkness. For the believer, Christ will bring to light the truth that you stand clothed in the perfect righteousness of Christ, holy, unblameable, unreprovable in his sight.