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Kitchens Creek Baptist Church
7231 Monroe Hwy @ Kitchens Creek Rd
Ball, Louisiana 71405

Email: Pastor Milton W Howard
Mailing:  PO Box 740
Ball, Lo
UiSiAna  71405-0740

Weekly Church Bulletin
May 19, 2024

MAY 19, 2024

daily radio:

7:45 a.m.

kwdf  am 840

morning worship:

11:00 a.m.

 

wednesday worship:

7:00 p.m.

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No Wednesday Service 

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT c.h. spurgeon

I liked the remark of a good brother from this platform the other day, when he said that gospel ministers were fishers, and that we were to fish with nets. It was all a mistake that we were to catch people with a bait; that was angling, and there was nothing about angling in Christ's commission. We are to fish with nets. Now, what is a net for? The net is to shut the fish up; it goes under them, around them, everywhere, and shuts them up so that they cannot get out. That is exactly what God does with poor sinners whom he means to save. He shuts them right up. He puts the net round them, and they cannot get out. Only when the net quite encloses his fish can the gospel fisherman get them out of the sea of sin, and lift them into the boat where Jesus sits. We must get the net right round them shut them up by the law that they may be brought to Christ. Every avenue of escape is closed against you for ever, sinner, except one, and that is Christ, who says, "I am the door." There is no other door, neither upwards nor downwards, to the right nor to the left, before nor behind. You are ruined and destroyed, O sinner, and perish you must, if left to yourself. There is none in earth, or heaven, that can help you, save only one; and oh, if the Lord will lead you to look to him, what a blessed thing it will be.

(Psalms 116:3-4)  "The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.  Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul." 

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You know we have a law that people must not beg in the streets. There is a man I know in a certain road who does not beg and yet begs. The police would not let him beg, and therefore he never begs at all not he. It would be a slander to say of him that he begs, only he wears a pair of shoes through which you can see his toes and the side of his heel; you can spy his knee through his trousers; his cheeks are all sunken, and his whole appearance is that of a consumptive man who must soon die. He has been consuming now for many years, and dying daily most comfortably. I believe that if I were to say to him, "Are you a beggar?" he would reply, "Beggar? no, sir, certainly not; I never beg." Yet he is one of the most successful of beggars. His looks beg, his rags beg, his flesh begs, his weariness begs, his general air of sickness begs, everything about him begs. He begs all over. That is the way to pray. Pour out your heart before the Lord, with or without words.
C.H. SPURGEON
 

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THE SINNER'S PRAYER AUGUSTUS TOPLADY

Try me, O God, and search the ground of my heart: prove me and examine my thoughts.  Look well if there be any wickedness in me, any root of bitterness yet undiscovered; and lead me in the way everlasting.  Show me the true state of my soul.  Bring me out from every false refuge.  Strip off every deceitful covering, every covering that is not of Thy Spirit.  Forbid that the anchor of my hope should be cast, or the house of my dependence built, on any but Christ, the Rock of Ages.  Forbid that I should rest short of that repentance which is Thy gift, and is connected with life eternal: and forbid, O forbid, that I should sit down without aspiring to that conformity unto Thee in righteousness and true holiness, abstracted from which repentance is false and faith is dead. 

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CALL TO WORSHIP
William Hammond 1745 

Lord, we come before Thee now;

At Thy feet we humbly bow;

Fill our souls with Thy rich grace;

Tune our hearts to sing Thy praise.

 

In Thine own appointed way

Now we seek Thee; here we stay;

Lord, from here we would not go

'Til a blessing you bestow.

 

Send a message from Thy word

That may peace and joy afford;

Let Thy spirit now impart

Grace and mercy to each heart.

 

Grant that those who seek may find

Thee, our Lord, supremely kind;

Heal the sick, the captive free;

Let us all rejoice in Thee. 

(Tune: "I Am Coming Lord To Thee") 

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(Jeremiah 29:11-13)  "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.  Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.  And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."