Welcome to Rescue Baptist Church

                                       

                                 Pastor John Reeves

                       Church (530) 677-1710

                       email: www.rescuebaptist232@gmail.com

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August 1

PSALM 29:1-2

Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength. Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

 
WELCOME TO RESCUE BAPTIST CHURCH

“Sinners are welcome at this church. We are a local body of the Lord Jesus Christ. As you spend time with us, you’ll soon discover we’re an imperfect church, with an imperfect pastor, yet by God’s undeserved grace, we preach, believe, and know the perfect gospel of our never-failing Lord Jesus Christ. We call His name Jesus for He shall, (not might, not maybe) but shall save His people from their sins, and every sinner that trusts in Christ is complete in Him, saved to the uttermost” HEBREWS 7:25

                                                                                                               (copied)

 

SCHEDULED MEETINGS

 

      Sunday Morning Bible Study                      10:00 AM

      Sunday Morning Worship                           11:00 AM

      Friday Night Bible Study                                7:30 PM

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

·       Our monthly Fellowship Dinner is scheduled for this afternoon following this morning’s worship service

·       During our afternoon worship service, following our fellowship, we will come to The Lord’s Table
 

OPENING HYMN   ALL HAIL THE POWER OF JESUS NAME   PAGE 97

 
SCRIPTURE READING

PSALMS 89:30-52

 
WORSHIP HYMN   THE CHURCH’S ONE FOUNDATION   PAGE 277

 
MESSAGE

 
CLOSING HYMN   NOW I BELONG TO JESUS   PAGE 511

The believer’s great concern

Luke 11:2

Read 1Co_9:15-27

Once one of our Lord’s disciples said unto him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray.’ In answer to that request, our Savior gave us an example of prayer which instructs us in those things which ought to be of greatest concern in the life of every believer. In Luk_11:2, Christ identifies those things which should be uppermost in the hearts and minds of God’s elect at all times.

   ‘Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.’ Brethren, it should be our soul’s desire to seek the honor of our God in all things. God’s name stands for himself and we who know the glorious excellency and majesty of God should seek to extol and magnify the name of God. It is the preacher’s pleasant duty to exalt the name of God in his message, and it is the heart’s desire of every true believer to magnify his God in his attitude and conduct in all things. Beloved, let this be the principle by which our lives are governed — that God’s name may be reverenced and honored in our lives.

   ‘Thy kingdom come.’ We do not live unto ourselves. We live upon this earth for the glory of God and for the increase of his kingdom. We should spend out our lives for the conversion of sinners to Christ. Our Lord was consumed with this zeal, even unto death. Surely we should love the souls of men enough to carry to them the message of salvation by Christ. We know that there is a kingdom of men which Christ purchased at Calvary. Let us seek to bring those men to the Savior by the preaching of the gospel.

   ‘Thy will be done.’ We recognize that God’s sovereign purpose will be accomplished, Yet, it is possible for us to miss the will of God in a given area. In order to know his will, we must seek his face, his wisdom, his guidance and his strength. I do not want to miss the will of God. How pleasant it is to walk with God — seeking his honor, seeking his kingdom, seeking his will. Is this your great concern?

                                                                                                      Don Fortner

 “I have taken all my good deeds, and all my bad deeds, and cast them through each other in a heap before the Lord, and fled from both, and betaken myself to the Lord Jesus Christ, and in him I have sweet peace.”

                            David Dickson, Scotland (1789-1842), on his deathbed

    


 

IF BAPTISM DOES NOT SAVE, WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Baptism is a ceremony, and nothing more. There is no saving efficacy in it nor is it a means through which grace is conveyed. But that does not take away from its importance. The marriage ceremony does not cause a man and woman to love one another. They love each other before they participated in the marriage ceremony. But if they refuse to participate in the marriage ceremony, and live together without it, they say by that, that they do not love one another enough to be totally committed to one another. This shows how important the marriage ceremony is. There is no true love without it. Baptism is the same. It does not cause salvation. It speaks of a relationship that was already there before the ceremony. And that relationship was caused by what baptism depicts: union with Christ. For someone to refuse baptism is like someone who refuses the marriage covenant and ceremony. That person says by their actions, “I do not love Christ enough to commit to Him.” Love like that is not love at all! Yes, baptism is important. “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved” (Mark 16:16).

                                                                                           Pastor Todd Nibert
 


 

“Brethren, just as real as is the person of the true and living God, so are all his works.  Just as real as the Son of God was made flesh and dwelt among us, he who knew no sin was made sin for us that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.  Just as real as he died to the law, we died to the law.  Just as real as he was raised to the right hand of the Father, we were raised to the right hand of the Father.  Just as real as his elect are in him who is Spirit, he is in all his elect who are born of his Spirit.  Just as real as his creation of our inner man is now fit to enter into his presence, by the same glory and power he shall also raise our mortal bodies to immortality, in incorruption, into his presence.  Just as real as he made the first heaven and the first earth, he shall make all things new in righteousness where nothing that defiles shall enter in.  Just as real as we have been his since before time began, he is now ours for eternity.  Our God is real and so is our salvation.”

                                                                                              Pastor Clay Curtis

ALL ERROR

  “All error in theology comes from two sources.  An attempt to make God less than He is or an attempt to make man more that he is.”

                                                                                          Pastor Henry Mahan


 

The great truth which makes the gospel worth proclaiming, is the truth that “Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners,” that Christ also hath suffered for sin, “the just for the unjust that he might bring us to God;” “Who him self bare our sins in his own body on the tree;” “for the iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and by his stripes we are healed.” In one word, the great fact on which the Christian’s hope rests is substitution.

                                                                                                  C.H. Spurgeon

"NOT MINE" and "NOT LOVED" --Romans 9:25--

  ‘As he says in Hosea: “I will call them ‘my people’ who are not my people; and I will call her 'my loved one' who is not my loved one,"–Romans 9:25

    It is written in the book of Hosea that Hosea's wife, Gomer, bore him a son.  Afterward, it is written that Gomer bore two more children.  These two children were evidently not Hosea's, so they were named, "Not Mine" and "Not Loved."  Life for these children must have been difficult.  Every time they were called on, they were reminded of their illegitimacy and the fact that they had no right to live in Hosea's house.  Their only hope of a happy life and an inheritance was Hosea's grace.  They could not obligate Hosea to show them any good.  But, if Hosea wanted to do them good, he could: He could sovereignly call them "Mine", and sovereignly choose to love those who had no claim on his love.

    What a beautiful picture of God's sovereign grace!  By nature we are "Not Mine" and "Not Loved."  Rather than children of God, we are children of wrath.  We have no claim on God or His love. We have no home or inheritance.  But in sovereign love and mercy, God has called us "Mine" and "Beloved."

    I imagine that those children had a special love for Hosea as he took them as his own.  And you can imagine how loved they felt when, in public, someone would call them by their old names, and Hosea would step forward and say, "No, let me introduce you to "Mine" and "Loved."  And how blessed it is for us when law, conscience and Satan step up to call us by our old names only to hear God say through the gospel, "No, these are 'Mine,' and 'Loved.'  In the very next verse Paul quotes, "It will happen that in the very place where it was said to them, 'You are not my people,' they will be called 'sons of the living God.'

" Freewillers and legalists can have their "gospels". I rejoice in free and sovereign grace!”                                                              Pastor Joe Terrell


 

Jehovahjireh

The Lord Will Provide

    “Faith rests all of its hope in Gods promised redeemer.  Isaac represents all of Gods elect as they are ‘children of the promise’ (Romans 9: 7-8).  That which is begotten of God finds itself on the altar of God in a just and righteous condemnation; but the hand of God is stayed because the lamb of God’s provision has been found to take his place.  Abraham could raise the sacrificial knife and plunge it into the heart of his dear son because he believed that God would provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering.  Even if Isaac dies, he must be raised from the dead because God, who cannot lie, has promised him ‘that in Isaac shall thy seed be called’ (Genesis 21: 12, Romans 9: 7, Hebrews 11: 18).  Both the man of faith and all he can produce are willingly laid on the altar.  But what God will have this man of faith to see is that what God demands of him will be accomplished by another. All that God requires of faith He provides in his substitute, the Lord Jesus Christ.”

                                                                                         Pastor Darvin Pruitt

The Lord's Table (1Corinthians 11:23-29)

  “The Lord's Table is a time of worship for believers.  It is an ordinance instituted by our Lord on the night He was betrayed, as a memorial of His death.  This ordinance is to be observed until He comes again.

    The supper is a time of fellowship and communion with others of like faith wherein those who have trusted Christ gather as one to celebrate that which has made them one family born of one blood.

    This feast is not a place of discipline where the church collectively forbids someone to partake. Since this is an ordinance of Christ, and therefore a command of our Lord, if the church were to forbid someone to partake of the elements, then the church would be forcing that person to disobey the command of our Lord.

Each believer is to examine himself on the basis of whether he discerns, (has a vital understanding of, and a saving interest in) the body and blood of Christ, represented in the elements of unleavened bread and wine.  One is not to approach the table examining himself on the basis of whether or not there is sin in his life so that he can discern his worthiness or lack thereof to partake.... that is a foolish notion.  Discerning the body and blood of Christ is, at its very heart, a knowledge of personal unworthiness.  Taking the Lord's Table is a confession of sin, not a confession of presumed righteousness.”                       Pastor Tim James


 

AT THE CROSS

  “Standing at the cross of our adorable Lord, we see the law thoroughly fulfilled, its curse fully endured, its penalties wholly removed, sin eternally put away, the justice of God amply satisfied, all His perfections gloriously harmonized, His holy will perfectly obeyed, reconciliation completely effected, redemption graciously accomplished, and the church everlastingly saved!  At the cross we see sin in its blackest colors, and holiness in its fairest beauties.  At the cross we see the love of God in its tenderest form, and the anger of God in its deepest expression.  At the cross we see the blessed Redeemer lifted up, as it were between heaven and earth, to show to angels and to men the spectacle of redeeming love, and to declare at one and the same moment, and by one and the same act of the suffering obedience and bleeding sacrifice of the Son of God - the eternal and unalterable displeasure of the Almighty against sin, and the rigid demands of His inflexible justice, and yet the tender compassion and boundless love of His heart to the elect.”

                                                                                                        J.C. Philpot
YE ARE COMPLETE IN HIM” (Colossians 2:10).

  “The believers standing in Christ does not fluctuate with his feelings, not even the increase or decrease of his faith or understanding or anything else.  He stands complete in Christ. God would never trust any of His children to stand before him at anytime in their own selves - that is, in their merits or certain good frames of mind.  He knows our frame.  He remembers that we are yet dust.  Therefore, He has on purpose provided for them this perfect standing in Christ Jesus.  ‘Ye are complete in Him’, the Holy Ghost said.  He says in another place, ‘Ye are perfect in Christ Jesus’, (Col. 1:28.)  The very nature of our God requires us to be perfect and complete before Him at all times.  He, out of necessity, therefore provided all this for His children: a perfection, a completeness, which can never be diminished.  It is as unchanging as God himself, (Heb. 6:17; 13:8).  Every true believer may walk through this world in perfect liberty, free from anything and everything - yes, even his sin, fear of condemnation, and all else that would cause him to doubt of his completeness. He may freely come to God, worship Him, call Him ‘Father’, and this he may do at all times with the utmost confidence and thankfulness, because in Christ he stands, first and foremost and always, complete Before God. O thanks be to God for Jesus Christ.”                   

                                                                                       Pastor Bruce Crabtree 


SUNDAY AUGUST 8, 2021

MICAH 7:18 

Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.


WELCOME TO RESCUE BAPTIST CHURCH

“Sinners are welcome at this church. We are a local body of the Lord Jesus Christ. As you spend time with us, you’ll soon discover we’re an imperfect church, with an imperfect pastor, yet by God’s undeserved grace, we preach, believe, and know the perfect gospel of our never-failing Lord Jesus Christ. We call His name Jesus for He shall, (not might, not maybe) but shall save His people from their sins, and every sinner that trusts in Christ is complete in Him, saved to the uttermost” HEBREWS 7:25                                           (copied)

 

SCHEDULED MEETINGS

      Sunday Morning Bible Study                      10:00 AM

      Sunday Morning Worship                           11:00 AM

      Friday Night Bible Study                                7:30 PM

 

OPENING HYMN     WHEN WE ALL GET TO HEAVEN   PAGE  542  

 
SCRIPTURE READING

PSALMS 87

 
WORSHIP HYMN      TRUSTING JESUS       PAGE 355

 
DEVOTIONAL

 
MESSAGE

 
CLOSING HYMN        HOLY, HOLY, HOLY      PAGE 2

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our condolences to Mike Lesher and his family of the loss of his father at age 90. Vernon Haze Lesher went home to be with the Lord.                                                                              July 25th, 2021
I WILL LOVE THEM FREELY

Hosea 14:4

“I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely:

for mine anger is turned away from him.”

   We are nothing, we have nothing, and we can do nothing that would cause God to love us.  If God loves me, it will have to be freely. One might ask, “You love Jesus, don’t you?” “Your love for God counts for something doesn’t it?” “Your love for Christ must prove something?” Yes, it does! It proves that “He first loved me.” “I love Him because He first loved me.” (1 John 4:19)

   If God ever loved me, he loved me freely. If He ever loved me freely, He still loves me freely for His free love is eternal, without beginning and without end. What comfort that is to a sinner who still is nothing, still has nothing, and still can do nothing that would enable him to barter and bargain with God. Truly, if God would ever love us, it would have to be freely.                                                                      David Eddmenson


We think if we could only put away all our doubts, fears, sins, sorrows, unbelief and indifference all would be well with us in this life.  Not so. Our Father in his holy Wisdom teaches us individually that it is better to confess, “My times are in Thy hands." By great trouble, God brought David to pray, “Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me and hear me. Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort.” That is exactly what God is doing by all these troubles. He shows us we have no strength but Christ.  He causes us to trust in the LORD. He causes us to cry for Christ our Righteousness to deliver us.  He causes us to escape by making us resort to Christ our Strong Habitation. Spurgeon said, “It was well for Jacob that he had an Esau with armed men to drive him to his God. He could say afterwards, “It was good for me to have been afflicted.” Anything that brings us into close fellowship with God, however evil in itself, works for us the grandest form of good.” "Sovereign Ruler of the skies, Ever gracious, ever wise, All my times are in Thy hand, All events at Thy command."

                                                                                                       Clay Curtis


SUNDAY AUGUST 15, 2021

 

ISAIAH 2:3

And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.


WELCOME TO RESCUE BAPTIST CHURCH

“Sinners are welcome at this church. We are a local body of the Lord Jesus Christ. As you spend time with us, you’ll soon discover we’re an imperfect church, with an imperfect pastor, yet by God’s undeserved grace, we preach, believe, and know the perfect gospel of our never-failing Lord Jesus Christ. We call His name Jesus for He shall, (not might, not maybe) but shall save His people from their sins, and every sinner that trusts in Christ is complete in Him, saved to the uttermost” HEBREWS 7:25                                           (copied)

 

SCHEDULED MEETINGS

      Sunday Morning Bible Study                      10:00 AM

      Sunday Morning Worship                           11:00 AM

      Friday Night Bible Study                                7:30 PM

 

OPENING HYMN               VICTORY IN JESUS                      PAGE  473

 
SCRIPTURE READING

PSALMS 91

 
DEVOTIONAL


MESSAGE

CLOSING HYMN     CROWN HIM WITH MANY CROWNS   PAGE 234

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

·       We will come to the Lord’s Table immediately following this morning’s message

·       Our condolences to Ricco Gigliotti and Family in the loss of a loved one
 

YEA, AND AMEN

"For the promises of God in Him are yea, and in Him Amen, unto the glory of God by us." (2 Corinthians 2:20).

  “Our God has given many promises to His believing children. These promises are all IN CHRIST JESUS, since only He existed when they were made and since only He can and has fulfilled all conditions by His obedience and death.  Therefore, these promises are all ‘YES in Him and in Him AMEN’, or ‘So be it’ ‘unto the glory of God by us’.  His promises, Christ fulfilling them, our preaching Him, and your believing are all for the glory of God.”

                                                                                 Pastor Henry Mahan
 

HIS GOOD PLEASURE

“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do

of his good pleasure.” - Philippians 2:13

Everything concerning a sinner’s salvation is of God. Nothing is of us. We don’t begin the work of salvation, He does (Phil. 1:6). We don’t perform the work of salvation, He does (Phil. 1:6). We don’t finish the work of salvation, He does (John 19:30, Heb. 1:3). We don’t call on Him, He calls us (Luke 5:32). We don’t seek Him, He seeks us (Luke 19:10). We don’t find Him, He finds us (Luke 15:3-6). We don’t accept Him, He accepts us (Eph. 1:6). We don’t produce our own faith to believe on Him, He puts His own faith in us and causes us to believe on Him (Eph. 2:8). We don’t earn any perfection of our own, He earned it for us (Titus 3:5). It’s not that we loved Him, but that He loved us (1 John 4;10). We don’t keep ourselves in His love, He keeps us there (1 Peter 1:3-5). Salvation is totally of the Lord (Jonah 2:9).

                                                                           Pastor Gabe Stalnaker


SUNDAY AUGUST 22, 2021

COLOSSIANS 3:1-4

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

 

WELCOME TO RESCUE BAPTIST CHURCH

“Sinners are welcome at this church. We are a local body of the Lord Jesus Christ. As you spend time with us, you’ll soon discover we’re an imperfect church, with an imperfect pastor, yet by God’s undeserved grace, we preach, believe, and know the perfect gospel of our never-failing Lord Jesus Christ. We call His name Jesus for He shall, (not might, not maybe) but shall save His people from their sins, and every sinner that trusts in Christ is complete in Him, saved to the uttermost” HEBREWS 7:25                                           (copied)

 

SCHEDULED MEETINGS

 

      Sunday Morning Bible Study                      10:00 AM

      Sunday Morning Worship                           11:00 AM

      Friday Night Bible Study                                7:30 PM
 

OPENING HYMN          COME THOU FOUNT                          PAGE 2

 
SCRIPTURE READING

PSALMS 92

 
WORSHIP HYMN           MORE ABOUT JESUS                     PAGE 389

 
MESSAGE

 
CLOSING HYMN   THE WAY OF THE CROSS LEADS HOME  PAGE 471
 

THAT WE MIGHT KNOW

“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God that we might know…” (1 Cor 2: 12)

   This “knowing” is not only an understanding of the truth but it is God making us “receive the love of the truth.” (2 Th 2:10)  The “spirit of the world” loves darkness and hates light. (Jn 3: 19-20; Rom 8: 7) But when God gives a new spirit, “the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” (Rom 5: 5) Thereby, God causes us to receive the love of the truth.

                                                                                             Pastor Clay Curtis 

THE GREATEST BLESSING

  “An old timer wrote: ‘My friend, you may think to live very well without Christ, but death will be unbearable without Him.  You are confident and secure at present, but death will destroy your confidence.  Your tree is fair and secure now, but when the wind comes, if your root is not in the Rock of Ages, down your tree must come forever.  You think these worldly pleasures and ways of the flesh are so good; but when your years increase and you reach the bottom of this poisoned bowl, they will be as bitter as wormwood; and worse than gall shall be the daintiest of your drinks.’

    When I read this, I gave thanks to our Lord for delivering us from THIS BODY OF DEATH through our Lord Jesus Christ, and old age and death are no longer to be feared but DESIRED; that death is no longer LOSS of life and joy, but GAIN of eternal life and glory.  While we mourn the temporary absence of our dear loved ones whom the Lord has been pleased to take to glory, we do not sorrow as those who have no hope; for we know, ‘Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints’ (Psalms 116:15) and leaving this world and going to be with Christ is the GREATEST BLESSING of blessings!”

                                                                                    Pastor Henry Mahan
 

Grace is Not Offered but Given

  “Anytime a preacher presents the grace of God as an offer on God’s part to anybody who is willing to receive it, he has not preached grace as the Bible does.  The Bible does not say, ‘But God, who is rich in mercy for His great love wherewith He loved us, even when we were dead in sins has offered us His grace ‘….it says God hath ‘quickened us together with Christ, by grace are ye saved.’ Grace is not offered; grace is given!  And when grace is given, it always saves and is always received!  We do not have a choice as to whether or not we will accept God’s offer of grace. Grace saves! Grace is not something we use to aid in our salvation - Grace saves us!”

                                                                                      Pastor Todd Nibert
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6:


SUNDAY AUGUST 29, 2021

Gal 5:13-14 

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.


WELCOME TO RESCUE BAPTIST CHURCH

“Sinners are welcome at this church. We are a local body of the Lord Jesus Christ. As you spend time with us, you’ll soon discover we’re an imperfect church, with an imperfect pastor, yet by God’s undeserved grace, we preach, believe, and know the perfect gospel of our never-failing Lord Jesus Christ. We call His name Jesus for He shall, (not might, not maybe) but shall save His people from their sins, and every sinner that trusts in Christ is complete in Him, saved to the uttermost” HEBREWS 7:25                                           (copied)


 

SCHEDULED MEETINGS

      Sunday Morning Bible Study                      10:00 AM

      Sunday Morning Worship                           11:00 AM

      Friday Night Bible Study                                7:30 PM

 

OPENING HYMN              PRAISE THE SAVIOR                 PAGE 75

 
SCRIPTURE READING

PSALMS 93

 
WORSHIP HYMN          BLESSED BE THE NAME              PAGE 103

MESSAGE

 
CLOSING HYMN          IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL            PAGE 493


 “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according

to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration,

and renewing of the Holy Ghost”  (Titus 3:5).

  “I recently had someone ask me if I trusted in works.  My first reaction was to say God forbid!  But I answered this way.  Yes, I trust in works.  But they are not my works.  I trust in the work of the Lord Jesus Christ.  I trust in him and what he did for sinners like me.  He did for me what I couldn't do for myself.  He worked out a perfect righteousness for me.  I trust Him and his work alone for all my salvation. His works are now my works.”                            

                                                                                Pastor David Eddmenson


 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

·       Our Fellowship dinner is schedule for next Sunday, and we will come to the Lord’s Table after a brief message, Lord willing

·       Our condolences to the Elizabeth Meserva Tharp and family for the loss of her brother 

“My English dictionary defines a Surety as ‘One who is legally liable for the debt, default, or failure of another’.  The Lord Jesus Christ is the Surety of the everlasting covenant of grace (Heb. 7:22; 13:20).  Before the foundation of the world, He covenanted with the Father to be the Surety for the elect (Rev. 13:8).  From that time the Father looked to Him to answer for those sinners, not as a mere co-signer, sponsor, or helper, to make up for their deficiencies, but to assume and fully discharge ALL of their debts and obligation, for they were (are) totally bankrupt!  From the very moment that He, by covenant, agreed to be their Surety, the Father no longer looked to them but to Him, for all that they owed.  He fully satisfied God in their behalf.  Therefore, they MUST be set free and enter into the glories of Heaven.  What a message of Hope this is to guilty sinners!  Full, free, everlasting salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ, their Surety, BY FAITH, TRUST AND CONFIDENCE IN HIM.”

                                                                 Pastor Maurice Montgomery

What We Say To Our Children

  “We have all heard the phrase.... ‘Actions speak louder than words.’  That is another way of saying with James, ‘Show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works.’  It is our works, our actions that prove whether or not we believe what we say.  Truly, actions speak louder than words!  We say to our children that the worship of God is more important than anything else!  We teach them that Christ is present during public worship, and emphasize how important public worship is.  But what do our actions say when we allow ourselves and our families to miss public worship?  We say by our actions that we really do not believe what we say we do. We tell our children that it is really not that important to us.  What is so tragic about this is, in all likelihood, it will not be that important to them either.  Children usually take the actions of their parents a step farther!”

                                                                                   Pastor Todd Nibert