Welcome to Rescue Baptist Church

                        

                         Pastor John Reeves

                       Church (530) 677-1710

                               email: rescuebaptist232@gmail.com


 

April 21, 2019

“But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,”

 Galatians 1:15

 

 

 

SCHEDULED MEETINGS

Sunday Morning Bible Study                      10:00 AM

Sunday Morning Worship                           11:00 AM

Friday Night Bible Study                                 7:30 PM

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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OPENING HYMN

         “Revive Us Again”                     pg295

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SCRIPTURE READING

Psalm 119:153-176

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OFFERTORY

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WORSHIP HYMN

           “Blessed Be The Name”         pg204

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SPECIAL MUSIC

To be announced.

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Message Title

“When It Pleased God”

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CLOSING HYMN

         “Heaven Came Down                 pg495

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

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 It is common enough in human history to meet with periodical celebrations, anniversaries of the day of their birth or of their death, held in honor of those who have greatly distinguished themselves by their virtues, their genius, or their high services to their country or to mankind.

But where except here do we read of any one in his own lifetime originating and appointing the method by which he was to be remembered, himself presiding at the first celebration of the rite and laying an injunction upon all his followers regularly to meet for its observance?

Who among all those who have been the greatest ornaments of our race, the greatest benefactors of humanity, would ever have risked his reputation, his prospect of being remembered by the ages that were to come, by exhibiting such an eager and premature desire to preserve and perpetuate the remembrance of his name, his character, his deeds?

They have left it to others after them to devise the means for doing so, neither vain enough, nor bold enough, nor foolish enough to be themselves the framers of those means. Who, then, is he who ventures to do what none else ever did? Who is this, who, ere he dies, by his own act and deed sets up the memorial institution by which his death is to be shown forth?

Surely he must be one who knows and feels that he has claims to be remembered such as none other ever had — claims of such a kind that, in pressing them in such a way upon the notice of his followers, he has no fear whatever of what he does being attributed to any other, any lesser motive than the purest, deepest, most unselfish love!

Does not Jesus Christ, in the very act of instituting in his own lifetime this memorial rite, step at once above the level of ordinary humanity, and assert for himself a position toward mankind utterly and absolutely unique?

                                                                            Dr. Hanna