WELCOME TO RESCUE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday Morning, June 14, 2015
Morning Bible Study . . . . . . . .
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Worship . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Worship . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 PM
Night Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . 7:30 PM
“Rejoice, The Lord Is King” Page 228
“The Church’s One Foundation” Page 277
To be announced.
“All That Thrills My Soul
Hebrews 5:1 - 5
Appointed - No man volunteered for the office of high
priest, but was called to it (Heb. 5:4 - 5). The office of high priest was an
office of the highest honor. It involved
the work of representing the people before God.
Only those men who were appointed and ordained of God were allowed to
function as priests in Israel. Any who
dared, like Uzziah the king, to take the honor to themselves would suffer grave
consequences and be brought to public shame.
Even Christ himself did
not take this high and holy office unto himself. Neither did he receive it from men. He did not acquire it by family heritage,
because he was of the tribe of Judah. He
was not, as a man, of the Levitical, priestly, order.
Our Lord was made a
Priest. God the Father made him our High
Priest. The Father appointed him to the
office, anointed him with the oil of gladness above his fellows and sent him to
execute it (John 8:54).
The Superiority of
Christ Over Aaron - In these verses the Holy Spirit shows
Christ’s fitness as our great High Priest by
contrasting his priesthood with Aaron’s.
Aaron and the other high priests in Israel were types and pictures of
the Lord Jesus Christ as our great High Priest.
Like our Savior, those priests were men of flesh who understood and had
compassion upon their fellow creatures.
They were chosen and appointed of God to be high priests. They were intercessors, mediators between God
and men. They offered blood sacrifices
Contrasts - Yet, in many ways, the priesthood of
Christ cannot be typified by men. Those
priests of the Old Testament age were many.
Christ is the one High Priest. -- Their priesthood was only temporary.
Our Lord’s priesthood is eternal (Heb. 7:1-3). -- Those priests
offered many sacrifices. Our Savior
offered only one (Heb. 10:12). -- Those priests offered the blood
of others. The Lord Jesus gave his own
life’s blood as an offering to God for us (Heb. 9:12). -- The
sacrifices offered by those priests of the Mosaic age could not put away
sin. The one sacrifice of Christ has
effectually put away all the sins of all God’s elect forever (Heb.
10:14). -- The work of the priests of that carnal, ceremonial
dispensation was never finished. --The Son of God, our Savior, finished the
work given to him (John 17:4; John 19:30; Heb. 10:11-14).”
Pastor Don Fortner’s Book, Discovering Christ In Hebrews
“As every High Priest was taken from among
men, so the Son of God took upon him our nature for this express purpose, so
that he also was taken from among men.
For we are told, that in all things it behooved him to be made like unto
his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful High Priest, in things
pertaining unto God, Heb. 2:17. And hence, when, in the counsel
of peace, between the Persons of the Godhead, the Lord Jehovah is represented
in Scripture as speaking in vision to his Holy One, these are the words which
were spoken, “I have laid help upon One that is mighty; I have exalted
One chosen out of the people, Psalm 89:19.
And as Jesus, our great High Priest, was taken from among men,
so was he ordained for men. For there
would have needed no High Priest, nor sacrifice, had there been no sinners.
But, as Christ’s Church, Christ’s people, his spouse, whom he betrothed to
himself before all worlds, had fallen into sin; the Son of God came to redeem
her from all sin, by the sacrifice of himself.
And, as God the Father, first gave her to his dear Son, so God the
Father ordained Christ from among men, to be an High Priest, to act the part of
an High Priest, to redeem her to himself, and to present her to himself a
glorious Church; not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing, but to be
without blame before him in love, Eph. 5:26-27.
As no man, among men,
would have suited the office of an High Priest, according to what this blessed
Chapter saith, but such as could have compassion on the ignorant, and on them
that are out of the way; so the great feature of character, in our dear Lord,
to constitute him High Priest, was eminently his great meekness and tenderness
of heart. God the Father’s account of him was this by the Prophet. Meek and lowly, Isa. 42:1-4,
compared with Mat. 2:23 and Mat. 12:17-21. And, although in point of holiness, Christ
was holy, harmless, and undefiled: and, in point of power, made higher than the
heavens: and, in point of understanding, in him were hid all the treasures of
wisdom and knowledge; yet, though all these were indeed requisites for the high
office of the Priesthood, it was the infinite compassions of his heart, which
made him so peculiarly suited for our High Priest, and more immediately hath
endeared him to the affections of his people, Heb. 7:26; Col. 2:3; Heb.
Robert Hawker’s Commentary on
Our monthly Music & Testimony Night is scheduled
for this commencing at 6:30 PM.
Our 30th Annual Sovereign Grace Summer Conference is
scheduled to commence Friday, July 3 at 7:00 PM,
and will continue through Sunday, July 5. Our scheduled speakers are Don Fortner,
Daniel Parks, John Reeves and Michael Smith. Please be in prayer for these men,
and for our Lord’s blessings on them as they preach His Glorious Gospel during
these special meetings.
In preparation for our summer conference, a WORK DAY
is scheduled for next Saturday, June 20, commencing at 9:00
****** Cleaning duty this week: John and Kathy Reeves ******
BIBLE READINGS FOR THIS WEEK
Monday Wednesday Friday
1 Job 37 Revelation 20
2 Job 38 Revelation 21
3 Job 39 Revelation 22
11 Romans 12 Romans 13
WORTHY IS THE LAMB
Christ is worthy of all worship because He
is my merciful Redeemer. God counted Him
worthy to be the Substitute, Surety, and Redeemer of me committing the
salvation of my soul into His hands as the Lamb slain before the foundation of
the world. His Righteousness is worthy
to clothe me. His sufferings are worthy
to make me clean. His power is worthy to
preserve me. His love is worthy to win
my heart. Christ proved Himself
worthy. As the Lion of the tribe of
Judah He prevailed with God. As the Lamb
of God He redeemed me to God and now with my heart I can say Christ is
worthy. He is worthy of my faith,
obedience, love and worship. Christ is
worthy of eternal praise because He is God’s exalted King and as the King,
every creature of God in heaven, the earth, and under the earth will say ‘worthy
is the Lamb that was slain’.
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“Christ is the gospel, and the gospel is
Christ. The doctrine of grace (sometimes
we say DOCTRINES of grace) is the seasoning of the true gospel. It gives that sweet savor to the
message. The gospel we preach is the
message of the person and works of Christ, and that message is leavened with
What is unconditional election, particular
redemption, irresistible grace, preservation and perseverance of the saints but
the expression of free grace dispensed and free grace bestowed?”
Pastor Terry Worthan
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Jesus Christ is not a way to God. He is the ONLY WAY any hell-deserving
sinner can come to God (John 14:6). Brethren, SUBSTITUTION is not a take
it or leave it gospel. SUBSTI-TUTION
IS THE GOSPEL! As the God-man, Jesus
Christ walked on this earth in perfect obedience to the will of God the Father,
establishing a perfect righteousness for His chosen people. As the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ satisfied
the Holy Justice of God for His elect by laying down His life for them. As God’s risen, glorified, exalted King,
Jesus Christ now lives to give eternal life to all who were given to Him by God
the Father (John 17:1 - 3).
Jesus Christ is the sinner’s only hope, who has already entered within
the veil, there to appear in the presence of God for those He purchased with
His own precious blood. Flee to Him for
refuge, and lay hold upon the only sure hope for sinners (Hebrews 6:17 -
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“We cannot worship the Lord God of Glory,
and embrace the false god of freewillism and legalism. We cannot bow to Dagon and receive the
blessing of the atonement of God’s blessed Sacrifice, the Lord Jesus Christ.”
--Brother Tommy Robbins
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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 PRECIOUS!”
Pastor Maurice Montgomery
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“The atonement does not change the nature
and character of God, but rather, the atonement honors and magnifies the
character of God. The death of Christ is
not the cause of God’s love, but the result of it. God is not merciful because Christ died. Christ died because God is merciful. In order that every attribute might be
expressed, glorified, and honored, God gave His Son to be the Savior of His
chosen people! Thank God! There is an atonement BEFORE THE LORD!”
Pastor Henry Mahan
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“Every religion except one puts you upon
doing something in order to recommend yourself to God. It is only the gospel of Christ which runs
counter to all the rest by affirming that we are saved and called with a holy
calling, not according to our works, but according to the Father’s own purpose
and grace which was given us in Christ before the world began (not sold out to
us on certain conditions to be fulfilled by ourselves). It was long ago remarked by a good man that, ‘It
is the business of all false religions to patch up a righteousness in which the
sinner is to stand before God’. But
it is the business of the glorious gospel to bring near to us, by the hand of
the Holy Spirit, a righteousness ready wrought, a robe of perfection ready
made, wherein God’s people, to all the purposes of justification and happiness,
stand perfect and without fault before His throne!”
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“I ask any saved person to look back on your own
conversion and tell me how it came about.
You turned to Christ; you believed on His name. But who caused you to repent? to turn? to
receive Christ? What power or force
turned you from sin to righteousness? Do
you attribute this powerful renewal to the existence of something better in you
than is found in your unbelieving neighbor?
No! You confess that
unless the Lord opened your eyes and turned you to Christ, you would still be
where you’re neighbor is now--LOST!”
--C. H. Spurgeon
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“... To believe God is no small thing! It is the evidence of a heart reconciled unto
God; it is the proof of our being weaned from our own works and deeds; it is a
clear sign of the true conviction of sin; it is honoring to Christ, our only
Redeemer; it is the essence of true worship; and it is the root of sincere
Pastor Henry Mahan