THE LIVING WORD TRANSCRIPT

PROGRAM AIR DATE – 6-30-13

LESSON TITLE: “MERCY SAVES.”

WELCOME

What a privilege we have this morning to join together in the study of God’s Living Word. We welcome you to our program and we thank God that you have chosen to be with us today. We are excited about this opportunity we have together this morning to glorify our creator. May we each do our part to make this time acceptable in His sight and according to His will. Now, let’s approach our Father’s throne in prayer.

(PRAYER)

What a wonderful privilege we have as Christians to lift up our voices in praise to God. How encouraging it is to have this avenue of worship to our creator! So, this morning won’t you join in with the congregation at this time as we sing together our first hymn of the morning. The name of the song “When We All Get To Heaven!”

(SONG # 1)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS

The Psalmist David always had a wonderful way of reminding us of just how great our God is. In fact, in Psalm 94 we see that he helps us to remember that it is only through God that we are able to bear the things of this life.

In verses 17 through 19 we read, “unless the Lord had been my help, my soul would soon have settled in silence. If I say, "my foot slips," your mercy, o Lord, will hold me up. In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.” Think of all the wonderful things David reminds us of here.

He said without God’s help his soul would have already been silenced. How true this is. If we don’t have God, our soul is empty, because it is the soul of man that houses the very essence of God. God fills us as His children and guides us through the soul.

David also reminds us that we can count on God to help us when we fall. He said if his foot slipped, God was always there to catch him. You see, we have the same privilege in Jesus Christ. He is always with us to help us and care for us when we have needs.

The final thing David mentions is in relationship to anxieties. He says that God is always with us as a comfort when anxieties come our way. Let me remind you anxieties are fears which we have due to uncertainties or things we are unsure of.

Our God is truly a great God. He is always with us to guide, guard and direct us in every walk of life. The question is, do you have Christ in you? If not, why not? Choose today to accept His will, by confessing His name, repenting of your sins, and being buried with Him through baptism. Then, and only then, can you have the help from God that we are talking about today.

In just a few moments we will be going to God’s Word for the main study of the day. To lead us in our thoughts, we are happy to have brother Brent Green. Brother Brent is a full time instructor at the Bible Institute of Missouri and he also preaches for the HWY 13 Church of Christ in Bolivar, MO. We’re glad to again have him with us today.

As far as our discussion, this morning we will continue our study on the statement of Jesus, “I Say These Things That You May Be Saved.” Our specific topic of the day will deal with, “Mercy Saves.” So please continue with us this morning and after our next song together, brother Green will return with this lesson from God’s word. It’s now time to join in our second hymn of the morning, the name of the song, “I’ll Fly Away.”

(SONG # 2)

LESSON

By Ray Sullins

(SONG # 3 - “Prepare To Meet Thy God!”)

CLOSING COMMENTS

Let me thank you again for choosing to be with us today for the Living Word Program. I hope and trust, that together we have all benefited from this service to our lord. Let me also invite you to join us every lord’s day morning at 7:30 as we give this time to our creator.

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Thanks be to God for His saving Mercy which allows us to enjoy the hopes and blessings of this life as well as the promise of an eternal life to come. Have you fully submitted to your Merciful God!

(program closing)