Welcome to Rescue Baptist Church

                                       

                                 Pastor John Reeves

                       Church (530) 677-1710

                       email: www.rescuebaptist232@gmail.com

                      sermon Audio   www.sermonaudio.com/rbc232


 

May


SUNDAY MAY 2, 2021

JOHN 10:27-30

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one. 


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 

Simon Peter an Apostle of Christ (pt97)

      Sunday Morning Worship          11:00 AM

      Friday Night Bible Study              7:30 PM


OPENING HYMN                 PAGE 190

ARE YOU WASHED IN THE BLOOD

 
SCRIPTURE READING

PSALMS 78

  
WORSHIP HYMN                 PAGE 508

I WILL SING OF MY REDEEMER

 
DEVOTIONAL

 
MESSAGE

 INIQUITIES FORGIVEN


CLOSING HYMN                  PAGE 358

I AM THINE O LORD


The Substitute – One Who Stood In My Place

   Everywhere in the scriptures the work of the Lord Jesus Christ is set forth as the work of a substitute. You all know that a substitute is one who stands in the place of another. This is the great foundation doctrine of the Bible. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, stood in the place of sinners, so that all who trust in him might eternally stand accepted before God. Since I do fully trust my soul upon the merits of Christ, and him alone, resting upon him for everything before God, I have good reason to believe that he is my Substitute.

    He stood as my Substitute in eternity past as my Surety in the everlasting covenant of grace. “By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament” (Hebrews 7:22). Before I had ever sinned, he stood as my Ransom. Before I ever broke God’s law, he stood as my Righteousness. God the Father gave my soul, along with all the hosts of his elect, into the hands of Christ as the Surety of the covenant before the world began. “Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began” (2 Timothy 1:9).

   Christ stood in my place as my Federal Head and Representative as he lived in this world. The sinless life of Christ was as necessary for my redemption as his death. In his life, Christ fulfilled the holy law of God, establishing perfect righteousness for me, without which I could never be accepted before God. By his life, he brought in an everlasting righteousness for his people. His name is “The LORD our Righteousness” (Jeremiah 23:6).

   The Son of God stood in my place at Calvary. He died under the penalty of God’s law, bearing my sin, my shame, my guilt, and the wrath due to me. He died in my place, so that I would never be required to die. “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree” (Galatians 3:13). “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

   Jesus Christ the Righteous stands in my place today as my Advocate in heaven. “If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous” (1 John 2:1). His five precious wounds, the merits of his righteousness, and the merits of his blood effectually secure my present and eternal welfare. God will not charge me with sin, and the law cannot require punishment upon me, because Christ, the risen Lord, my Substitute, stands today as my Advocate with the Father.

   And the Lord Jesus Christ himself shall stand in my place as my Substitute before God in the day of judgment. When God examines me, he will behold no spot or blemish in me, because his own Son performed in my place perfect righteousness and obedience, and thoroughly washed away my sins. Trusting Christ as my Substitute, I fully expect to hear him say to me, “Well done!”

                                       Don Fortner   (Grace Bulletin 4/10/86)


“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” - Phil 3:13,14

Brethren, as we leave one year behind us and enter in to another year ahead of us, let us (now more than we ever have before) press the necessity and importance of the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Let’s press the necessity and importance of hearing, believing, and gathering together in worship. Let’s press it to ourselves, our children, our parents, our siblings, our friends and our acquaintances. It is truly the one thing that is needful.

With another year gone, it only means that time is running out. Let’s redeem it! While there is still breath in us, our responsibility in this life on earth is to glorify and praise our

Redeemer and King; and to tell all who will listen how great

things He has done for us! Our God said that it has pleased Him to use the means of preaching His accomplishment on the cross to call His chosen people from darkness to light. So, while it is still today, let’s witness His glorious victory with all of our ability.

When we feel tired, let’s encourage each other. When we feel weak, let’s strengthen each other. When we feel lost, let’s point each other back to Christ. Let’s not put any stock in last year’s faith or faithfulness. Today is the day of salvation for ALL of us. May God, for Christ’s sake, give us more fervency than we had last year. May God give us more heart for Christ and the things concerning Him than we had last year. May God give us a deeper need; a more urgent cry; and may He cause us to see His

Word to not only be true, but LIFE!

Lord, show us the Mark! Reveal the Prize! Cause us to reach forth! Press us and we’ll be pressed!

                                                                             Pastor Gabe Stalnaker


“If Christ were mere man I would not have the confidence to encourage you to trust Him.  No matter how holy He might be, there would be no power in His blood to save.  But Christ was "very God of very God." Can you imagine the value of the blood of God's own dear Son?  He is "God over all, blessed for ever."  Because of who He is, He is ‘able to save to the uttermost, them that come unto God by him’.”  

                                                                               Pastor Milton Howard


ANNOUNCEMENTS

*Join us for our FELLOWSHIP DINNER following this morning message

* Lord will we will come to the Lord’s Table after a short message

* Friday night bible study will resume this Friday 5-7-2021


Psalm 22: 28: For the kingdom is the LORD’S: and he is the governor among the nations.

  Think on this, brethren.  Our Substitute who put away our sin by the sacrifice of himself, our Advocate who ever lives to make intercession for us, our Judge who declares we are completely innocent of all guilt before his holy judgment seat, is also our Governor constantly governing with equity all our interest in this present evil world.  For each of his own, our Governor will execute judgment and do only what is best for us.  He will not deny his governing hand to those he has washed in his blood.  And that is not all.  “The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.” (Ps 9:9)  Who will enter this Stronghold?  “And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee” (Ps 9: 10).

                                                                                  David Eddmenson


RESERVED

“I have reserved to myself seven thousand men” (Rom. 11:4).

  “What is most amazing about this verse is not how many!  Although seven thousand men is no number to shake a stick at, that is not the important message our Lord is pleased to reveal here.  ‘I have reserved’ is the message to take away from this!  God’s sovereignty is declared above all things, he is the one who reserved those men, by keeping them from bowing their knees, or even praising the idol of Ba-al as it states in 1 Kings 19:18.  If you changed that number to two, would it make a difference?  NO!  It has become a praise of men, to declare the number of souls they have won for the lord.  They say their numbers are the result of their preaching or witnessing, their so-called truth!  They declare they must be teaching the truth, look at the numbers.  But what saith the scriptures?  Verse 5 “Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace”.  The word remnant means “a portion of” or “what’s left over of”, or another words, the seven thousand men were but a small portion, compared to all that had bent their knee to Ba-al.  By GOD’S GRACE, there is a remnant he has reserved unto himself.  Verse 6 “And if by grace, then is it no more of works; otherwise, grace is no more grace.  But if it be of works, then is it no more grace”. Numbers are not the issue!  GOD’S GRACE IS!”

                                                                                                  John Reeves


THE SPIRIT OF HIS SON

Galatians 4: 6: And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

Romans 8: 15: For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Romans 8: 26: Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27: And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

   This is too wonderful for me!  But it is so because God says it!  In Galatians 4:6 it is the Spirit of his Son himself within our hearts, crying Abba, Father.  In Romans 8: 15 the Spirit of adoption make us cry.  Then in Romans 8:26 when we cannot pray, the Spirit himself makes intercession for us with groanings which we cannot utter and God, who knows our hearts, knows the mind of the Spirit within us because the Spirit makes intercession according to the will of God.

     Is this not the only reason why the apostle Peter’s faith failed not?  Is it not the only reason our faith fails not?  Even when Peter appeared outwardly to have denied the Lord, Christ prayed for him, not only at God’s right hand but also within his heart.  This is an illustration of what Paul meant when he said, “the life I now live in the flesh, I live by the FAITH OF THE SON GOD…”  The Spirit of God’s Son within us is the Faith of our faith, even when unbelief makes it appear we believe not.  With the Spirit of Christ in us we are so one with Christ that by the Spirit of the Son crying, Abba, Father we cry Abba, Father.  The Spirit within makes intercession for us even when we know not what we should pray for as we ought and cannot utter a word.  Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 2 that we have the mind of Christ. Here he says God who knows our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit within us because the Spirit makes intercession for us according to God’s will.  This is more than this sinner can understand.  But I am so thankful it is so!  Christ is the Faith of our faith and the Intercessor of our prayers.

                                                                                                      Clay Curtis


 “So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy”.  Romans 9:16

REPENTANCE

“For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge!” (2 Cor. 7:11).

Now Paul gives us seven evidences of true, sincere and genuine-godly repentance that is the gift of God.

1). What carefulness (eagerness, diligence and haste) it wrought in you; to correct our behavior before God and to avoid future offences, diligence and carefulness; as opposed to our past negligence in the gospel and in spiritual matters. (1Thes. 1:4-9).

2). What clearing of yourself; not by denying our sin, (what we are before God) and our guilt (because of our transgressions against God), but rather by confessing and owning them and seeking forgiveness for them only thru Christ; (1John 1:7-9; Heb. 9:12-14).

3). What indignation, (righteous anger), not against God's holy law, nor against God's servant for declaring the truth, but rather against our

own selves, because of our own sin and foolishness. For true repentance is taking God's side against ourselves because of our own folly and sin. (Job 42:5-6; Isa. 6:5; Rom. 7:24-25).

4). What fear; (alarm) not of eternal condemnation; (Rom. 8:1); no condemnation to them that are in Christ, but rather of the Father's disapproval and chastisement, and the fear of bringing reproach on the  gospel of Christ. Prov. 16:6; "By the fear of the LORD men depart from evil." What fear and reverence the Lord does give us when He grants unto us repentance; (Psalm 111:9).

5). What a vehement desire; (longing for) to honor God and to live for His glory in the present evil world. When God gives repentance He changes our desires, of self-glory, self-centeredness, self-righteousness to seeking His glory; (Gal. 6:14; Phil. 3:7-14).

6). What zeal; to promote God's gospel; (1 Peter 2:9). To stand for the true gospel of grace in Christ, having nothing to do with those who promote salvation by deeds of the law; (Gal. 1:7-10; 2:16).

7). What revenge; not against any person in a private way, for vengeance belongs unto God, but rather against anything contrary to the gospel of Christ; (Psalm 119:104). These sweet and gracious effects wrought in us spring from the first great cause, God's sovereign grace in Christ. They come from God and always lead to Him. "The goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance" (Rom. 2:4).

                                                                                   Pastor Tom Harding

SUNDAY MAY 9, 2021

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. 

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                                                  PAGE 521

REDEEMED

 
SCRIPTURE READING

PSALMS 79

 
WORSHIP HYMN                                                 PAGE 460

ALL THE WAY MY SAVIOR LEADS ME

 
DEVOTIONAL

 
MESSAGE

 
CLOSING HYMN                                                 PAGE 202

AMAZING GRACE


 ANNOUNCEMENTS

·       Kelley Crowell went to be with the Lord 5/4 @ 10:45 PM Our sincere condolences to his wife Leann and family

·       We will come to the Lord’s Table next Sunday May 16th immediately following our Morning message
 

“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24).

We Believe

    Scriptures Alone: The Bible is the Word of God, 1 Timothy 3:16. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God. It contains no error whatsoever. We do not derive our doctrine from men or denominations. The Bible is our rule of faith and practice. "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this Word, it is because there is no light in them" (Isaiah 8:20)

    Christ Alone:  Christ is the Gospel.  He is both the subject and the object of The Gospel. It is about Him (Romans 1:1-3), and for His glory (Colossians 1:18). "Christ is ALL" are the words of scripture (Colossians 3:11). He is All in the scriptures, All to God, All in salvation, and All to every believer.  The SURE and ONLY hope of every child of God is wrapped up in the person and work of Christ. Salvation is caused by the work of Christ, His effectual atonement for His people (Mathew 1:21), and experienced by knowing and bowing to the Lordship of Christ (John 17:2 - 3)

    Grace Alone:  Every aspect of salvation from the beginning (election) to the end, (glorification) is all of God's grace.  Salvation is not what you do for God, but what He does for you.  No part of salvation can be ascribed to man.  To ascribe any part of salvation to the religious efforts, good works, or free will of man is to deny salvation by grace, "Salvation is of the Lord" (Jonah 2:9).  "By grace are ye saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God; not of works lest any man should boast" (Ephesians 2:8 - 9).

    Faith Alone:  Christ and His salvation is not received by doing, but by believing.  "This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent."  Anybody who trusts Christ for salvation will be saved. "The just shall live by faith" (Romans 1:17).                                                                                                    Pastor Don Bell

SUNDAY MAY 16, 2021

2PETER 1:3 

According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the

knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:           

 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                                                  PAGE 201

GRACE GREATER THAN OUR SIN

 
SCRIPTURE READING

PSALMS 80

 
WORSHIP HYMN                                                 PAGE 66

TO GOD BE THE GLORY

 
DEVOTIONAL

 
MESSAGE

 
CLOSING HYMN                                                 PAGE 175

HALLELUJA WHAT A SAVIOR

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

·        Pray travel mercies for Kathy and me, as we travel to Colorado.

·        Our Friday Night Bible Study 5-21-2021 is canceled.



 FAILED CLOKES

     In this day where ninety-nine percent of preaching is mixed with the disannulling poison of works, when it is like finding an oasis in the dessert to find where Christ and him crucified is the only message preached, if anyone or anything can keep a professing believer from where God is sending forth the truth of his Son then there is a problem in the heart. The heart in which the Spirit of Truth dwells despises and cannot continue under the man-exalting dung which dishonors the one who laid down his life for his people. That is fact!  Excuses for rejecting the gospel are only failed attempts at cloaking the real issue. Failed, because Christ said, ‘If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin’ (John 15: 22).”                                                                                          Pastor Clay Curtis



 “There is nothing more comforting to believers than God’s sovereignty over all things. Under the most adverse circumstances, in the most severe trials, we believe that God has ordained our afflictions, that God overrules them, and that God will sanctify them for our good and His glory. There is nothing for which we ought to contend more earnestly than the truth of God’s rule and reign over all things, all creatures, and all their actions. The throne of God, His right to sit on that throne, and His right to do with His own what He will is what we believe and what we preach. Let us be accused of over-emphasizing the majesty and power of the living God, but never let it be said that we underestimate His glory.”                                                                               Pastor Henry Mahan



THREE THINGS REGARDING GOD’S GRACE

  1. Grace is always sovereign. “Therefore, hath He mercy on whom He will have mercy, and whom He will He hardeneth” (Romans 9:18).

  2. Grace is always free. “Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:24).

  3. Grace is always saving. “By grace are ye saved” (Ephesians 2:8).

  God’s grace is not an offer up for man’s acceptance or rejection.  His grace sovereignly, freely saves! We cannot believe grace without believing these three things regarding grace.                                                    Pastor Todd Nibert

SUNDAY MAY 23, 2021

Isaiah 30:1 

Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:

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                                                  PAGE 338

AT CALVARY

 
SCRIPTURE READING

PSALMS 81

 
WORSHIP HYMN                                                 PAGE 210

JESUS PAID IT ALL

 

 
DEVOTIONAL

 

 
MESSAGE

 


CLOSING HYMN                                                 PAGE 495

 

HAVEN CAME DOWN

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

·       Our Friday Night Bible Study will resume 5-28-2021.
 

BELIEVING WITH THE HEART

  “With the heart man believeth unto righteousness’ (Romans 10:10).  “That means with the whole man! (Our understanding, our affections, and our will).  I understand that Christ is the only way to the Father.  I am not seeking to come ‘some other way’.  Not only do I understand this, I love Christ being the only way to the Father.  I do not merely have a cognitive understanding of Christ being the only Way, I love Christ being my only ground of acceptance.  Thus, not only do I understand what I believe, I love what, or rather WHOM I believe.  The understanding and affections are not all that is involved in believing with the heart.  The will also is involved.  If I were given a choice of some other way of salvation, I would reject it.  The way of sovereign grace is the way my renewed will prefers.  The understanding, affections, and will are all involved in saving faith.  ‘With the heart man believeth unto righteousness’.”

                                                                                    Pastor Todd Nibert
COMMITMENT OR INDIFFERENCE

 

  “We see so little true commitment, so much indifference, and so few dedicated people in today’s religious world that we may be prone to accept this attitude as normal.  But it is not so!  David wrote in Psalm 147:18, ‘He sendeth out His word and MELTETH THEM.’   Paul wrote in Romans 8:6, ‘To be carnally minded is death; but to be SPIRITUALLY MINDED is life and peace.’   If God is pleased to move in love and grace upon a person, the very life of Christ is formed in him and UNBELIEF is driven out by God-given faith.  INDIFFERENCE departs at the revelation of God’s glory in the face of Christ.  IGNORANCE vanishes as Christ is revealed in His work of redemption as Just and Justifier.  SELF-PRIDE disappears before His grace and mercy.  SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS has not the slightest claim in the light of His perfect obedience.  SELF-LOVE takes an awful beating in the light of His love for us.  No!  It would be IMPOSSIBLE for a true child of His great, invincible grace to be indifferent or uncommitted after the melting of His word and the revelation of His love.”

                                                                                  Pastor Henry Mahan