Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

Free Grace Media

Of Princeton, New Jersey


AuthorClay Curtis
TitleWeekly Bulletin 9-6-20
Bible TextGenesis 45:26-27
Article Type Bulletin
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September 6, 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

Services Broadcast Live @




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 15: 10: Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.


JC Philpot said, “He means to conform you to the image of His Son in glory.  Therefore He now conforms you to the image of His Son in suffering.”

Thomas Brooks, “God’s house of correction is His school of instruction.”


God hears prayer even if it be silent.  Better to pray from the heart with no audible words than with audible words and no heart.  Our confidence in prayer is Christ our great High Priest.


     “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.” (1 Corinthians 15:55-56) Why should believers fear death? Christ has put away their sin. Christ has fulfilled the law on their behalf. Both the sting of death and its strength are defeated. For believers, death is the last stop on their way to complete perfection. (Romans 8:29-30) 

                              David Eddmenson, pastor of Bible Baptist Church, Madisonville, Ky


Salvation By Grace Alone

“But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they  Acts 15:11.

When that first Bible Conference at Jerusalem was assembled and the vital question about salvation was discussed Peter stood up and declared that salvation is by the grace of God alone not by the deeds of the law (Gal. 2:21; 1Peter 5:10).  There are at least four things we know the scriptures plainly declare about the grace of God.

1). Grace is eternal. Grace was planned and purposed in Christ before it was imparted and applied to our heart (2 Tim. 1:9; Heb. 13:20; Rev. 13:8).

2). Grace is free. No man ever purchased the grace of God. He bought us with His own blood and justified us with His grace alone (Acts 20:28; 1 Peter 1:18; Rom. 3:24).

3). Grace is sovereign.  God gives grace to whom He pleases. Grace is the free and sovereign favor of God freely given to underserving, ill-deserving and hell deserving sinners  (Rom. 5:19-21; Rom. 9:12-16)

4). Grace is always because of and in Christ. We only believe through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:16-17; Acts 18:27; Eph. 1:3-7; 2 Cor. 8:9).

Thank God for His grace. Every believer can say with Paul, “I am what I am by His grace.” Tom Harding, pastor of Zebulon Grace Church, Pikeville, KY


“The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorous; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain: But when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me” (2 Tim 1: 16-17).  

Due to his imprisonment all in Asia turned away from Paul, including two known preachers.  But Christ’s love constrained Onesiphorous.  He went to great lengths to seek out Paul—he knew how Christ had sought him out while in the prison of sin.  He was not ashamed of Paul’s chain—he knew that though he was a shameful sinner, Christ was not ashamed to call him brother.  He refreshed Paul often—he knew how Christ refreshed him continually.  This was Christ showing Paul (and us) through Onesiphorous that Christ’s love for us never wavers therefore He sticks closer than a brother.        



And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt…And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them:…” (Gen 45: 26-27)

As the children of Israel reported to Jacob that Joseph was alive and governor over Egypt, the message we preach is that Christ is risen and reigning over all.  We preach and rejoice in the message that Christ laid down his life for his people and put away our sin (Heb 9: 26).  Our confidence that Christ really did put away the sin of all his people is that Christ is yet alive.  His being raised again from the dead declares that God is satisfied toward all his people in Christ, “Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.” (Rom 4: 25) God our Father raised our Redeemer to be Governor, not only over Egypt, but over heaven and earth as Head over all things to the church, which is Christ’s body and fullness (Is 9: 6-7).

Brethren, because Christ lives we live!  Have you ever taken out the chapter division between Ephesians 1 and 2 so as to make this connection?

Ephesians 1: 20…he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21: Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23: Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. 2: 1: And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

This is our gospel. Christ yet Lives! He is the Governor over All! All his blood-bought people are, and shall, be quickened to life in and by him.  Therefore we preach the words Christ commands us to preach—“And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them:…”