WELCOME TO RESCUE BAPTIST CHURCH
30th Annual Sovereign Grace Summer Conference
Sunday Morning, July 5, 2015
“I Am His, and He Is Mine” Page
Message by Missionary Daniel Parks
“The Solid Rock”
Message by Pastor Don Fortner
“Hallelujah, What a Saviour!” Page
‘What did Christ accomplish?’
1. He brought in an everlasting righteousness for us (Dan.
9:24). By his life of
submission and obedience to the law of God as a man, the Son of God established
righteousness in the earth. This righteousness was performed by Christ as our
Representative before God. It is this
righteousness, performed by Christ, which God imputes to believers. He declares
us righteous by virtue of Christ’s righteousness
for us. We have no righteousness of our own, but we are made righteous before
God in Christ.
satisfied the justice of God as our Substitute.
God demands the death of
every transgressor. Every sinner must
suffer the infinite wrath of God for sin. ‘The wages of sin is death’
(Rom. 6:23). And God always pays
men their wages. ‘The soul that sinneth, it shall die’ (Ez. 18:20). When Christ hung upon the cross he
died under the penalty of the law. He
died as the object of God’s wrath, because he was made to be sin for us. And by his death, he satisfied the claims of
justice against us, so that those for whom he died are no longer under the
sentence of death.
3. Jesus Christ
our Savior has put away the sins of his people by the sacrifice of
himself. He took our sins upon himself and made them his own. Dying under the penalty of sin for us, Christ
put away our sins. He drowned them in
his precious blood. In so far as the law
and justice of God are concerned, our sins, the sins of all who believe, the
sins of God’s elect do not exist! In
Christ we are freed from all sin. ‘Blessed
is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin’ (Rom. 4:8).
4. By his life and by his death, the Lord Jesus Christ
secured and guaranteed the eternal salvation of his people. God will save every sinner for whom
Christ died upon the cross. Not one of
God’s elect will perish. By his life of righteousness as our
Representative Christ merited the blessings of God for us, and by his
sin-atoning death as our Substitute he silenced the claims of justice against
us. All for whom Christ died shall live forever in glory.
Pastor Don Fortner
To say that God loves those who go to eternal torment with the same love
as those who go to eternal bliss makes the love of God absolutely
meaningless. To say that the blood of
Jesus Christ was shed for those who go to hell as well as those who go to
heaven makes the blood of Jesus Christ absolutely meaningless. To say that Jesus Christ died for those who
go out into eternity hating God as well as those who leave this world with a
sincere, God-given love for Jesus Christ, the true and living God, is to make
the death of Christ absolutely meaningless.
Brethren, those who believe in universal redemption DO NOT
believe that Jesus Christ is their Redeemer.
They rule out the love of God, the blood of Christ, and the death of
Christ. WHAT ARE THEY CLINGING
TO? Their sinful, polluted, corrupt
so-called free will. The God of all
grace tells us this in Romans 9:15 - 16: “.. I will have
mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have
compassion. SO THEN it is not of
him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy.” WHO DO WE BELIEVE? False preachers, who call God a liar? OR GOD, WHO CANNOT LIE? While He was here on this earth, our Lord
Jesus told some self-righteous false religionists: “He that is of God
heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God”
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PREACHING WHAT IS PRECIOUS
“Some preachers preach Christ. Other preachers preach other things. This is true because all preachers preach
what is precious to them and their hearers.
Christ is ‘rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious’
(1 Peter 2:4). Not only is
Christ precious to God, but also “to you who believe, Christ is precious”
(v.7). Therefore, Christ’s
people desire to hear Christ preached, and Christ’s preachers preach Christ.”
Missionary Daniel Parks
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It is the sincere delight of
God’s ordained ministers to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and it is the
sincere delight of the enlightened saints of God to hear that same Gospel. WHY?
“Unto you therefore which believe he (Christ) is
precious” (1 Peter 2:7).
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A Fellowship Dinner is scheduled for this afternoon
following this morning’s worship service.
Please join us.
Our worship service for this evening, and our Friday Night Bible Study
for this week, have been cancelled.
A sincere “THANK YOU” to our
conference preachers for your labor of love in preparing and delivering the
Gospel messages we have had the honor of hearing. Also, in behalf of this little church family
here at Rescue, we are so thankful to all of you who were able to attend this
year’s summer conference. May our Lord
Jesus be pleased to give you a safe and uneventful trip back to your homes.
***** Cleaning duty this week: Don & Shirley Jukich *****
BIBLE READINGS FOR THIS WEEK
Monday Wednesday Friday
10 Psalm 4 Matthew 7
11 Psalm 5 Matthew 8
12 Psalm 6 Matthew 9
Acts 4 Acts 5 Acts 6
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
“Eternal life is to know the living God and
Jesus Christ whom He has sent. It is to
have the LIFE of Christ, the PRESENCE of Christ, the SPIRIT and
MIND of Christ, and the very GLORY of Christ begotten, created, and
formed in us. CHRIST IN YOU
is the hope of glory. Until the miracle
of grace is performed, our religion is but a form of godliness.”
Pastor Henry Mahan
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“Christ did not die on the cross trying to
save his people. HE DIED SAVING HIS
PEOPLE! He was given the name Jesus
for that very purpose: For he
shall save his people from their sins (Matt 1:21). If you believe that God loves every
one and died for everyone, then your idol is a failure as all idols are. The God of scripture is not trying to do
anything. HE IS ACCOMPLISHING HIS PURPOSE (Isa. 14:27). He willingly became a man, laid down
his life, paying the price of sin, for his sheep (John
10:15). We have all sinned and
came short of the glory of God; we all deserve the wrath to come, yet there is
a people, chosen before the world was (Eph 1:4), who are to be
the recipients’ of His Love.
Because he first loved us, we have a
substitute. One who has paid the price for us, one who
stood in our place. One who willingly
received our just reward. One who laid
down his life for us. No man taketh it
from him (John 10:18).
Dear reader, I pray that The Lord of Glory
is Your Substitute. Today is the day of salvation! Believe on the LORD JESUS CHRIST and
thou shalt be saved.”
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“All God’s people, sooner or later, are brought to this point -
to see that God has a ‘people’, a ‘peculiar people’, a
people separate from the world, a people whom He has ‘formed for Himself
that they should show forth His praise.’
Election, sooner or later, is riveted in the hearts of God’s
people. And a man that lives and dies in enmity against this blessed doctrine,
lives and dies in his sins; and if he dies in enmity, he will be damned in that
enmity. Every child of God is brought, sooner or later, to see that God has a
people; and the longing desire of every living soul is to be manifested as one
of that people.
There are no cavillings against election after God has broken a man down
to nothing. There may be cavillings against it until we are stripped of all;
but when a man is stripped of all, made a beggar, a bankrupt, a pauper, a poor
needy insolvent with a huge debt and nothing wherewith to pay, then election is
made manifest in that man’s conscience, because he feels that unless God has
chosen him from eternity, he will never see His face in glory.”
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MY SIN AND MY
saddens me most of all about my own sin is that it dishonors my Savior. And it
also saddens me that it might cause those who don't know Christ to
think less of Him.
However, my sin is not a
legitimate excuse for anyone to reject God's Son! For God now commands
'all men every where to repent' and 'believe on the Lord Jesus
Christ!' (Acts 17:30, 16:31)
And 'he hath
appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that
man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in
that he hath raised him from the dead' (Acts 17:31)."
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is only when we know and believe the love that God hath to us, that we come to
cherish any corresponding emotion to Him. Our love is secondary, His is
primary; ours is reflection, His the original beam; ours is echo, His the mother-tone.”
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“When asked of the ground of hope that the
false professor has of salvation, he looks back to some act or experience or
inward to some imagined goodness for hope. But the believer only looks outward
and upward by faith to Christ and His effectual sacrifice!”
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“To those who truly believe, those who have
this precious faith, ‘HE IS PRECIOUS’ (1 Peter 2:7). This is one way I know that God has given me
this faith. The faith which I have will
not permit me to look to, trust in, rest upon, live upon, or have any hope in
anyone but Christ, and Christ alone!
Unto me ‘HE IS PRESIOUS!’”
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renounces all works of the flesh, and rests only in the perfect redeeming work
of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of His people.
MOREOVER, true faith will not allow God’s enlightened children to
assemble with any religious organization that does not look to Christ, AND
CHRIST ALONE, for acceptance into God’s eternal kingdom.