SUNDAY OCTOBER 3, 2021
I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
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)
Sunday Morning Bible Study 10:00 AM
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Friday Night Bible Study 7:30 PM
OPENING HYMN CROWN HIM WITH MANY CROWNS PAGE 234
SCRIPTURE READING PSALMS 98
WORSHIP HYMN WHAT A WONDERFUL SAVIOUR PAGE 81
CLOSING HYMN REDEEMED PAGE 521
“It doesn't make a bit of sense for anyone to expect a reward for something he didn't have anything to do with. Faith is the gift of God, and everything is the gift of grace from start to finish. All good works are of God. From God's eternal purpose all the way to eternal glory, it is all God's grace in Christ. You can count your dung if you want to, but it sure smells bad.”
Brother Jack Shanks (Excerpt)
Under The Blood, But Written In The Book
The sins of Gods saints are all under the blood of Christ, entirely forgiven by God. Yet, the most glaring sins of Gods most eminent servants are plainly written in the Bible for all men to read. Noah, who found grace in the eyes of the Lord, was found in a drunken stupor. Abraham, the friend of God, fearing he would be slain by the king, was willing to give his wife to Abimelech. Lot, Gods righteous servant, was reduced to incest in his drunkenness. David, the man after Gods own heart, committed adultery and murder. Peter, the bold defender of the faith, trembled and denied the Lord for fear before a little maiden. The list could go on at great length.
Why were these things written? They were not written merely to mar the reputations of good men. They were not written to excuse sin. These sad events in the lives of Gods beloved saints have been recorded in the Word of God to teach us two things: First, That which is born of the flesh is flesh (John 3:6). And second, Salvation is of the Lord (Jonah 2:9).
The best of men are only men at best. We have no righteousness of our own. The only righteousness we have is that which God gives us in Christ. Thank God, he does not impute sin, but only righteousness to his own elect.
Pastor Don Fortner
“The Lord Jesus Christ proclaimed blood atonement. He said the blood has been shed. It was God's blood . . . holy blood, precious blood . . . it was divinely sent blood . . . saving blood . . . redeeming blood. The blood atonement means the life laid down, it means the offering up of the Lord of glory! And He said this was the only basis on which a Holy God could deal with sinful men. Not upon your goodness, but upon the basis of His life laid down . . . that's how God deals with sinners.”
Rolfe Barnard, 1904-1969
THE FOUNDATION OF GOD STANDETH SURE
--2 Timothy 2:15 - 21—
“Paul speaks of two men who proved themselves wicked, Hymenaeus and Philetus. Scripture speaks of others: Phygellus and Hermogenes. False doctrine and the devilish spirit in which errors are preached must be regarded as a cancer and we are to shun them like we would a cancer—“Shun profane and vain babblings.”
Yet, do not be shaken by such things. It is nothing new. The first family had a Cain. Noah’s family had a Ham. Abraham had an Ishmael. Isaac had an Esau. The church in the wilderness had their Korah, Dathan, Abiram. In a great house there are vessels to honor and some to dishonor, so it is in God’s house. ‘If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.’
Still, remember, as heretics rise and fall throughout the ages, God’s church stands unmoved and unmovable on the church’s one foundation, Christ Jesus our Lord. Christ is the foundation on which this whole world is founded and by his covenant word upheld. (Heb 1: 3) Hymaneus’ and Philetus’ of this world may try to point us to other foundations but fact is ‘other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ’ (1 Cor 3: 11) This is the foundation God our Father laid in eternity when he chose Christ to bring his elect to him without spot or blemish. Therefore, God our Father shall keep us believing only Christ and keep us hearing his gospel together with his saints (Is. 28: 16). This is why our foundation is sure. Christ entered covenant with the Father to save this people and present them faultless to the Father. ‘The word of his power’ is Christ’s covenant promise to the Father to lose none whom the Father entrusted to him. Our foundation is immoveable because Christ fulfilled the justice of God. God’s justice owes Christ our Redeemer every chosen child for whom he died and Christ shall have them. Our foundation is not temporary. The things that are seen are temporal. Our foundation is only seen with the eye of faith. It is not ice or earth or brick or stone. It is Christ Jesus and the Lord knoweth them that are his. This world and all the works thereof shall dissolve with a fervent heat but not before Christ calls all his people to repentance. Not one living stone upon this sure foundation shall be moved out of place. The Lord knoweth them that are his. Therefore our foundation is sure because Christ shall not and cannot fail!”
Pastor Clay Curtis
· 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
· Our condolences to the family of Lyndsay Campbell
Do You Love Him?
Peter was grieved when the Lord asked him the third time, “Lovest
thou me?” It has been suggested that the Lord asked this question
three times because Peter denied Him three times. I’m sure that the
memory of that incident added to Peter’s grief that the Lord should
keep repeating this same question. Peter appealed to the Lord’s
complete knowledge of all things, of all hearts and thoughts, and
replied, “Lord, thou knowest all things, thou knowest that I love
thee” (John 21:15-17).
This is the VITAL ISSUE for all professed Christians; “Do you love
Christ?” It is not, do you love the sovereignty of God, the doctrine,
the Bible, the church, or even the people of God (though you
certainly, will love all these if you love Christ). But DO YOU LOVE
HIM? This is where life and hope and grace are born, love for Christ
(1 Cor. 16:22). Pastor Henry T. Mahan (bulletin 1987)
“Deliverance from the power and bondage of sin pertains to God alone. A believer has no expectation of saving himself and has no confidence in the power of his flesh. This is a blessing that comes only from the Lord and is said to be, ‘upon thy people.’ What a sweet word of comfort to every regenerated sinner made to see something of his desperate need and desire to be named, ‘Thy People’--His people in creation, in electing grace, in redemption by the blood of Christ, and by their willingness to come to him, casting all their hope upon him, in the day of his power. What a glorious blessing and name -- ‘Thy People’.”
Pastor Marvin Stalnaker
“Faith is necessary for salvation. But we do not look to our faith to save us; rather, in faith, we look to Christ. Repentance is necessary for salvation. But we do not look to our repentance to save us; rather, in repentance, we turn to Christ. There are graces, which God works in us as He saves us. But these graces are never to be the object of our trust, confidence or hopeful gaze. All the graces God gives us in salvation are to be used to look to, turn to, appreciate, and lay hold of Christ, who is our Salvation!”
Pastor Joe Terrell
“The Gospel of God’s grace in Christ Jesus is not a thing to be proved, but truth to be believed. It is not submitted to our reasoning powers as a subject for critical examination. The Gospel is a MESSAGE FROM GOD, addressed to the conscience, feelings, and affections. For this reason, men fond of argument and proving everything by strictly logical deduction generally make very poor preachers. In the Scriptures, God does not argue, He proclaims!”
J. C. Philpot
“Of old, God complained to Israel, ‘Thou thoughtest that I was altogether as thyself’ (Psalm 50:21). Such must NOW be his indictment against an apostate Christendom. Men imagine that the Most High is moved by sentiment, rather than actuated by principle. They suppose that His omnipotency is such an idle fiction that Satan is thwarting His designs on every side. They think that if He has formed a plan or purpose at all, then it must be like ours, constantly subject to change. They declare that whatever power He possesses must be restricted, lest he invade the citadel of man’s ‘free will’ and reduce him to a ‘machine’. They lower the all-efficacious Atonement, which has redeemed everyone for whom it was made, to a mere ‘remedy’, which sin-sick souls may use if they feel disposed to; and they enervate the invincible work of the Holy Spirit to an ‘offer’ of the gospel.”
A. W. Pink
“Christ on the cross guarantees peace of conscience, while Christ on the throne gives peace of heart. His death cancels our condemnation, and His life guarantees our access to the very presence of God.
W. G. Thomas
“As Far as the East is from the West”
“God’s people confidently declare in Psalm 103:12, “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”
It is significant that the psalmist spoke of the distance from the west to the east, not from the north to the south. On Earth, the distance from the west to the east is – unlike the distance from the north to the south – immeasurable. This is because Earth is a sphere with magnetic extremities at its north and south poles, but having no magnetic poles identifying its eastern and western extremities.
To measure the distance from the north to the south on Earth, go to the North Pole, where your compass points only southward regardless of which direction you face. Then go southward until your compass points only northward regardless of which direction you face, which means you have reached the South Pole. The distance between these two poles is the distance from the north to the south on Earth.
But if you go to a place on Earth between those two poles and follow your compass either eastward or westward in order to measure the distance between the east and the west, you will do so forever!
Believer, So far has God removed our transgressions from us!”
Missionary Daniel Parks
If we believe that Jesus Christ has entered into heaven itself, there to appear in the presence of God for us (Heb. 9:24), we have absolutely nothing to fear. Christ our Saviour is not only every believer’s Heavenly Representative, He is the omnipotent, glorified God-man. All power in heaven and earth belongs to Him (Matthew 28:18), and we’re kept by His power through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time (1 Peter 1:5).
“Jesus Christ is no security against storms, but He is a perfect security in storms. He has never promised you an easy passage, only a safe landing. Peace rules the day when Christ rules the soul.”
SUNDAY October 10, 2021
Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
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)
Sunday Morning Bible Study 10:00 AM
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Friday Night Bible Study 7:30 PM
OPENING HYMN HIS NAME IS WONDERFUL PAGE 101
SCRIPTURE READING PSALMS 99
WORSHIP HYMN LEAD ME TO CALVARY PAGE 176
CLOSING HYMN I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR PAGE 428
“…we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is true, and we are in Him that is true, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.”
(1 John 5:20)
· Next Sunday Oct. 17th we will come to the Lord’s Table
· Pastor Norm Wells will be preaching Oct. 23 & 24
When God’s people meet together, there are many reasons involved: First and foremost is the Glory of God. That is the most important motive for our meeting. Secondly, the heart is taken up with the worship of Christ the Lord. Thirdly, is to be instructed in the truths of God’s word, in the blessed doctrine of Christ. Fourthly, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Rom. 10:17). Fifthly, when the Lord’s people meet, it is to encourage and edify one another.
When someone fails to come to the worship services, they miss more than “just a church service.” The most troubling thing to consider is this: “Why isn’t God working in my heart that I want to be with the Lord’s people when they meet”? “Why does God allow me to miss the worship service – is He leaving me to my own will and way?” “Is He not stirring in my heart?” “Why hasn’t the Lord given me a hunger and thirst for righteousness?”
David cried out, “Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me” (Ps. 51:11). There are two questions for those who do not take the meeting of the Lord’s people together seriously: “Do I fear God?” “Do I know and love Christ Jesus?”
Pastor Don Bell
GOD WILL PROVIDE
“AND ABRAHAM SAID, MY SON, GOD WILL PROVIDE HIMSELF A LAMB FOR A BURNT OFFERING: SO THEY WENT BOTH OF THEM TOGETHER.”
What beauty is found in the words of faith that Abraham expressed to his beloved and only son Isaac, who God commanded him to sacrifice. “God will provide Himself a lamb for a burnt offering.” What a picture of “Divine Substitution.” God not only provides for us a sacrifice, but Christ, who is God, is the perfect Sacrifice and Substitute for chosen and elect sinners. God will provide Himself!
Pastor David Eddmenson