“To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,” Hebrews 12:23

Recollect that there are two kinds of perfection which the Christian needs–the perfection of justification in the person of Jesus, and the perfection of sanctification wrought in him by the Holy Spirit. At present, corruption yet remains even in the breasts of the regenerate–experience soon teaches us this. Within us are still lusts and evil imaginations. But I rejoice to know that the day is coming when God shall finish the work which he has begun; and he shall present my soul, not only perfect in Christ, but perfect through the Spirit, without spot or blemish, or any such thing. Can it be true that this poor sinful heart of mine is to become holy even as God is holy? Can it be that this spirit, which often cries, “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this sin and death?” shall get rid of sin and death–that I shall have no evil things to vex my ears, and no unholy thoughts to disturb my peace? Oh, happy hour! may it be hastened! When I cross the Jordan, the work of sanctification will be finished; but not till that moment shall I even claim perfection in myself. Then my spirit shall have its last baptism in the Holy Spirit’s fire. Methinks I long to die to receive that last and final purification which shall usher me into heaven. Not an angel more pure than I shall be, for I shall be able to say, in a double sense, “I am clean,” through Jesus’ blood, and through the Spirit’s work. Oh, how should we extol the power of the Holy Ghost in thus making us fit to stand before our Father in heaven! Yet let not the hope of perfection hereafter make us content with imperfection now. If it does this, our hope cannot be genuine; for a good hope is a purifying thing, even now. The work of grace must be abiding in us now or it cannot be perfected then. Let us pray to “be filled with the Spirit,” that we may bring forth increasingly the fruits of righteousness. – C. H. Spurgeon

The Lord's Day Services

Sunday, May 17, 2020

9:00 a.m. Bible Class – Dr. McClelland – via SermonAudio, click here

10:00 a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Saunders – via SermonAudio, click here

4:30 p.m. Preservice Prayer Meeting – via Zoom

5:30 p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Saunders – via SermonAudio, click here

Weekly Announcements

Tuesday, May 19th

6:00 p.m. Session Meeting – via Zoom

7:30 p.m. Session & Board Meeting – via Zoom

Wednesday, May 20th

7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer Meeting – Dr. Saunders – via Zoom

Advanced Announcements

Sunday, May 24th

9:00 a.m. Bible Class – Dr. McClelland – via SermonAudio

10:00 a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Saunders – via SermonAudio

4:30 p.m. Preservice Prayer Meeting – via Zoom

5:30 p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Saunders – via SermonAudio

Tuesday, May 26th

7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – Mrs. Jill Saunders – via Zoom

Study in 2 Peter 1:7 “Adding brotherly kindness and love.”

Wednesday, May 27th

7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer Meeting – Dr. Saunders – via Zoom

The Children's Catechism

Q2. What else did God make?
A. God made all things.

The Shorter Catechism

Q2. What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy Him?

A. The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments1, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy Him2.

1. And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; (Ephesians 2:20).

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (2Timothy 3:16).

2. That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. (1 John 1:3).


Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia

Major Vicente Alcivar, Chaplain

  • For wisdom to deal with the chaplaincy in a changing Army
  • For help impacting the lives of soldiers with counseling and a biblical financial program
  • For the weekly Bible studies at lunchtime on Wednesdays
  • For Vicente’s mother, who is aging and dealing with health problems

Please Pray for