Weekly Announcements (June 1-7)

LAST UPDATED Sunday, May 31
Monday, June 1
4:00 p.m.
– Drop off food at Kerr Bros. on Harrodsburg Road for the Ritchey family. 
5:00-9:00 p.m.- Visitation for Bro. Norris Ritchey at Kerr Bros. Funeral Home on Harrodsburg Road.
Happy Birthday to Steve Dawson! 

Tuesday, June 2
6:45-8:00 a.m.
– Men’s Morning Meditations: Where God’s Word and coffee perk you up at your Pastor’s home! 
2:30 p.m.- Funeral for Bro. Norris Ritchey at Kerr Bros. Funeral Home on Harrodsburg Road.

Wednesday, June 3
7:00 p.m.– We will continue our “What We Believe Series.”  The kids will continue studying the book of Mark. 

Thursday, June 4
-Pray for your Pastor as he prepares for Sunday.

Friday, June 5
-Pray the Lord will wrap Sis. Becky in His loving arms today.  Call her, send her a card, take her out to dinner.  Apply Sunday’s sermon and show love!
Happy Birthday to Denise Young!
Happy Anniversary to Steve & Rachel Gee! 

Saturday, June 6
-Pray for the services tomorrow and prepare your heart for worship. 

Sunday, June 7
10:00 a.m.– Sunday School (Malachi)
Devotion: Steve Dawson
11:00 a.m.– Sunday Morning Worship (Colossians 3)
Ushers: Chandler Dawson and Roger Harden
5:30 p.m.– Little Lifers Kids’ Choir
6:00 p.m.– Sunday Evening Worship (Exodus)

Saturday, June 13
for the college and youth classes at Steve & Becky Dawson’s house.  Time TBA. 

Sunday, June 14
Love offering for Subic Bay Children’s Home in the Philippines.

Tuesday, June 30
Isaiah 58 Ministry

Missionary of the Month:
BFM General Fund
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Bro. Norris Ritchey meets Jesus Face to Face!

Bro. Norris Ritchey went home to be with the Lord around 2:40 this morning.  Just a couple of months ago, Bro. Norris started his battle with lung cancer and is now in the very presence of Jesus, face to face with Christ his Savior.  

Monday, June 1 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Kerr Bros. on Harrodsburg Road

Tuesday, June 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Kerr Bros. on Harrodsburg Road


[Obituary from Kerr Bros. Funeral Home]
RITCHEY, C. Norris, 62, husband of Becky Ritchey, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2009 at his residence. Born in Lexington, he was the son of the late Nancy W. and George W. Ritchey, Sr. He was a truck driver for Sunbelt. A Kentucky Colonel, Norris was a member of New Life Baptist Church as well as a former assistant Scout Master to Troop #59 and a member of the Ancient Age Street Rod Club. He and his wife were also foster parents. Besides his wife, he is survived by; two sons, Mark (Beverly) Ritchey of Shelbyville and Michael (Joy) Ritchey of Berea; a daughter, Brittany Harpe of OH; six grandchildren, Cassie, Cordell, Micah, Raelyn, Jasmine and Aryanna; three siblings, James Ritchey, Sarah R. Ritchey and Paul West; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be 2:30 pm Tuesday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd. by Pastor Steven Wainright. Visitation will be 5-9 pm Monday at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Carl Bradshaw, Wayne and Barry Hobbs, Jerry Larrison, Jack Pattie and Keith Flora. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Bills, Tom Peek, Jim Lawson and Jerry Cooper. Memorials are suggested to God’s Pantry, 1685 Jaggie Fox Way, Lexington, KY 40511 or the Bluegrass Council BSA, 3473 Yorkshire Medical Park, Lexington, KY 40509.

It Is Not Death To Die
It is not death to die,
to leave this weary road,
and join the saints who dwell on high,
who’ve found their home with God.
It is not death to close the eyes long dimmed by tears,
and wake in joy before Your throne,,
delivered from our fears.

O Jesus, conquering the grave,
Your precious blood has pow’r to save.
Those who trust in You will in Your mercy find
that it is not death to die.

It is not death to fling
aside this earthly dust,
and rise with strong and noble wing to live among the just.
It is not death to hear
the key unlock the door
that sets us free from mortal years
to praise You evermore. 

O Jesus, conquering the grave,
Your precious blood has pow’r to save.
Those who trust in You will in Your mercy find
that it is not death to die.

-Original words: Henri Malan (1787-1864)
-Translations: George Bethune (1847)
-Music, chorus and alternate words: Bob Kauflin
from “Come Weary Saints” by Sovereign Grace Music


“Now we see but a poor reflection…then we shall see face to face.” -1 Corinthians 13:12

Please keep Norris and Becky in your prayers today.  The doctor has given him one day to one week to live, but we know Who determines that.  Pray that the Lord will shower both of them with His love and grace as Bro. Norris prepares to meet his Savior face to face and Sis. Becky prepares to momentarily be separated from him.

Scripture at Sunrise 5.29.09

“For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by His life.”  -Romans 5:10

While at Next this past week, we had the privilege of learning a lot of new Gospel-centered songs.  This one is very short, but says a lot in its few words. 

The Gospel Song
Lyrics: Drew Jones
Music: Bob Kauflin

Holy God, in love, became
Perfect man to bear my blame
On the cross he took my sin
By his death I live again
© 2002 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI).

Listen to this gorgeous song.
Resources for this song.

Wednesday Night Recap 5.27.09

Eternal Security:
-If one could lose his salvation, no one could be saved.  (Psalm 130:3)
-We have forgiveness of sins and the imputed righteousness of Christ, seen 34 times in Romans (Romans 4; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
-We are not righteous because we are declared righteous.  We are righteous because we are righteous–because we have been made righteous in Christ. 
-We are not under law but under grace! 
-Assurance: has to do with the believer’s understanding and sense that he does indeed possess eternal life.
-Eternal Security: This doesn’t refer to one who just attends church or has changed his life in such a way that he conforms to Christian standards.
-Justified: Romans 8:29-30 The completion of one act necessitates the next.  Sanctification is omitted because it would have to be after justification and sanctification cannot necessitate glorification.  It is God’s work from start to finish.  Romans 8:31-39.  Who could condemn?  Only God.  But He is the One Who justifies.  (John 6:37-39; John 10:27-29; John 17:6-7; Romans 11:29)
-False professions: Matthew 7:21-23 What believer would point to his owrks that he has done?  We point to our Savior! 
-1 John 5:11-12- past tense: “has given eternal life”
-Hebrews 10:14- perfected; forever; that are being sanctified (vs. 17-18- “no more sacrifice for sins because there are no more sins to be atoned for)
-Hebrews 13:5; 1 Peter 1:2-4
-Ephesians 1:13-14- A seal was used a symbol of ownership and security.  For example, Pilate placed a seal on the tomb of Jesus.  Only Pilate or someone greater than Pilate could legally break the seal.  The Holy Spirit is seen as both the seal and the One who does the sealing.  You are owned and kept by God.  The only one who can break that seal is God or someone greater than God.  The believer is sealed until the day of redemption. 
-If someone believed they could lose their salvation by some sin, who are they depending upon for salvation? 
-Does your salvation depend on you or on God?  If on you, you will ever have assurance.  (Romans 3:20, Philippians 1:6, 2 Timothy 1:12)
-Psalm 23- Security is not an issue here for the sheep (vs.1- total provision; vs. 2a- He controls and directs; vs. 2b- He provides rest and refreshment; vs. 3a- He maintains life; vs. 3b- straight paths; vs. 4- through the deep dark valleys, the staff protects and prods)