Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

Free Grace Media

Of Princeton, New Jersey


AuthorClay Curtis
TitleWeekly Bulletin 4-5-20
Bible TextPsalm 60:11
Article Type Bulletin
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April 5, 2020




251 Green Lane

Ewing, NJ, 08368

Clay Curtis, pastor

Telephone: 615-513-4464



7 Birch Street

Pennington, NJ, 08538


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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All articles by the pastor unless otherwise noted.



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·       All Friday night classes are on hold until further notice. 

·       If you are scheduled to clean the building please clean it at least once in the month.   




Proverbs 14:25: A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.




God’s people should honor those God put in authority as God commands so long as it be “in the Lord.”  Therefore, at their order we should not assemble during threat of the coronavirus since we have other means of assembling.  But there is also a dangerous precedent set when the state closes the church for any reason.  I pray that the cases in which government has barred churches from meeting will go to the supreme court and the court will rule in favor of the churches.  Else who knows why the government can stop us from assembling in the future.

     Still, let us remember, God sent the coronavirus and only God can take it away.  He can give it to us if we be locked away in a room wearing every garb of protection or keep it from us if we are in a crowd of contaminated people.  Yet, we see the unbelief of man in that man’s answer is do not assemble to worship God.  Since we have other means of assembling, we will honor our rulers for the sake of Christ who rules them; but for the sake of Christ we will never cease assembling to worship Christ: He alone rules; He alone saves; He alone is to be obeyed.


“Whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might HOPE” – Romans 15:4


  THE message of Scripture is a message of HOPE to the believer; a message of salvation and deliverance from sin, death and hell.  Scripture says that Christ came to . . . “deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage” (Heb.2:15).  The language of scripture is a language of HOPE for all the saints.  The disciples, worried about their friend Lazarus, who was sick unto death, were told by the Lord, “Our friend Lazarus sleepeth.”  That eased their worries and fears.  God’s Word to His people is a language of HOPE, which dispels all fear of death and dying.  “Whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.  Believest thou this?” (John 11:26).   None have ever perished who have trusted in God’s mercy, who have believed God’s Christ. NONE!  All who have fallen asleep in Jesus, are right now with Him where He is, beholding His glory, in eternal happiness and bliss.  They didn’t ‘go to the land of the dead’, as some say, but rather, left the land of the dead to go to the living God.  Believer,  HOPE THOU IN GOD!   Hope in His mercy, hope in His grace, hope in HIS SON . . . and it shall be well with thee, thou shalt never die!  You have God’s Word on it.                                                                                 Pastor Paul Mahan






1 Peter 2: 22: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously.


Who of us have been reviled and reviled not again with even a hint of guile in our heart?  When one of us charges another with being a reviler, usually, the very charge itself is reviling.  That is why Christ Jesus is salvation for the believer because he is the sinless Savior of his people, “even unto the death of the cross.”




One of purpose for which God makes his child suffer trails is to keep us declaring Christ’s wonderful works rather than our own.  Those most ready to bear witness that salvation is by God’s grace apart from man are those who have suffered most. They have experienced our total inability and God’s sufficient grace. 





Psalm 60: 11: Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. 12: Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.


When the Spirit of God exalts Christ in our hearts, God brings us to look to Christ our King.  God brings us to fight the fight of faith under the Banner of Jehovah-Nissi.  That is when we repent from ourselves and cry out to Christ, "Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.”  We cry, “O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again. Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh” (Ps 60:1-3).


     Brethren, Christ alone is the great Healer, the Repairer of the Breach.  There is no remedy but by returning to God in faith as we beseech him to return to us for the sake of Christ. If we can do so by God’s grace then God has already brought us under Christ our Banner to trust Christ alone.  When the Spirit of God turns us from ourselves to Christ our King, "Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.”


    So, believer, let’s hear God!  The teaching of this Psalm is that it is vain to trust in man.  All things are Christ’s. He has conquered all.  He shall call out all his elect and unite us in him.  He shall use even the reprobate to do it.  So, believer, having Christ, in the midst of this world today, God says to us, “Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s” (1 Cor 3: 21-23).