Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

Free Grace Media

Of Princeton, New Jersey


AuthorClay Curtis
TitleWeekly Bulletin 4-12-2020
Bible TextRomans 15:13
Article Type Bulletin
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April 12, 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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·       No Friday night bible classes until further notice. 



Proverbs 14:26: In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.



We rejoice today that we have the blessed privilege to assemble, in heart, around the Gospel. I know that these times are different from the norm, but the Lord’s providence has dictated these times and we bow to His will and purpose. The authorities, for the health and safety of our citizens, have placed restrictions upon our meeting together, and we’re commanded, in accordance to our obedience to Christ, to be subject unto the higher power. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God” Rom. 13:1. Bro. Henry Mahan made this comment, “The person who resists, rebels against, or sets himself against proper authority in any of these places is resisting the order and ordinance of God.”

     We may not, in accordance with the Lord’s providence, be able to collectively meet as usual, but that doesn’t stop us from worshipping…It doesn’t stop us from preaching and hearing the Gospel. Pray for those men that the Lord has raised up and commanded to comfort His people. Pray that His word might go forth in power and thank Him for the privilege to hear the word that He has sent forth through His servants to the salvation and comfort of those He has everlastingly loved in Christ.   
                                                                             Pastor Marvin Stalnaker




Genesis 22:5, Hebrews 11:17-19 


     One of the greatest statements of faith recorded in all the Bible is found in Genesis chapter 22, verse 5. Speaking to the young men that accompanied him and Isaac that day to Mount Moriah, Abraham said, “I and the lad (Isaac) will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.” If Abraham was to be obedient to God’s command and sacrifice his son Isaac, how then could Isaac return with him? Hebrews chapter 11, verses 17-19 explains and reveals very well how he could say such a thing. “By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: accounting (or concluding) that God was able (powerful, capable) to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.”


     Isn’t that what faith is? It is concluding, (having the matter resolved in our minds and hearts), that God is capable and has the power, to perform anything and everything that He has promised. Beloved, “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)” Hebrews 10:23            Pastor David Eddmenson





As God's people grow in grace and the knowledge of Christ, our prayers change! There is more praise and less petition; more gratitude and less “give me;” more thanksgiving and fewer requests. I believe this is a sign of spiritual maturity.       Psalm 103 is an example of this. Most agree that David wrote the psalm in his later years; for there is a clear sense of the FRAILTY OF THIS LIFE, there is a KEENER AWARE­NESS OF SIN, and there is a HIGH PRIORITY PLACED ON MERCY AND FORGIVENESS! As far as I can tell, NOT ONE PETITION NOR REQUEST occurs throughout the entire psalm. The psalmist, David, kneels in adoration and praises the Lord Himself. Let us learn from this. It is possible to be taken up with blessings, gifts, and benefits and fail to praise, thank, and rejoice in THE LORD HIMSELF!

                                                                               Pastor Henry Mahan





Romans 15: 13: Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.


In chapters 14 and 15 the apostle Paul exhorted us as God’s saints to receive our weak brethren and not doubt or dispute with them.  He admonished us to follow after things which make for peace for the good of our brethren; to follow after things wherewith we may edify one another; to bear the infirmities and shortcomings of our weak brethren; to please our brethren for their edification rather than please ourselves.  Then by this prayer Paul shows us the only way a sinner like you and me can do those things is when God fill us with all joy and peace in believing, that we might abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

     Doubting and disputing is due to unbelief that Christ can make our brother stand without our help. Unbelief is not full of joy and peace but bitterness and unrest which results in biting and devouring.  But when God fills us with all joy and peace in believing on Christ then we are able to trust our weak brethren to Christ.  Then we abound in hope that our Master is able, and shall, make our weak brother stand.  When we ourselves have experienced God’s power in filling us then we will wait on Christ to do the same in our weak brethren. 
We are never more certain that everything we have is through the power of the Holy Ghost than when the Spirit blesses us in spite of us.  After God shows us that we are too weak to even seek a word from God for our brother, then the Holy Ghost fills us with God’s word in spite of us, it makes us know that everything we have is through the power of the Holy Ghost. 


     So brethren we cannot find fault with a weak brother without finding fault with God who filled him—he is what he is by the grace of God (Rom 14: 4).  What will make us suffer long and be kind, believe all things, hope all things, endure all things for a weak brother?  What will make us trust him to Christ, abounding in hope that Christ is able to make him stand?  When “the God of hope fills us with all joy and peace in believing, that we may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”