WELCOME TO RESCUE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday Morning, June 21, 2015
Morning Bible Study . . . . . . . .
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Worship . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Worship . . . . . . . . . . .
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Night Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . 7:30 PM
“Redeemed” Page 521
“Heaven Came Down”
To be announced.
of Eternal Salvation”
“All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name” Page 97
‘Having obtained eternal redemption for us’
“The apostle Paul tells
us that when the Lord Jesus Christ appeared in heaven with his own blood,
offering to God the Father the merits of his sin-atoning sacrifice as the
sinner’s Substitute, he ‘obtained eternal
redemption’. His one sacrifice for sin was gloriously
effectual. When our Savior cried, ‘It is finished’, he
fully accomplished the redemption of his people. The death of Christ
effectually secured and guaranteed the eternal salvation of God’s elect. Those
sinners whom he represented, for whom he died, will never be condemned.
1. I know that all for
whom Christ died will be saved,
because they are completely forgiven of all sin. ‘We have redemption
through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his
grace’ (Eph. 1:6). God charged
our sins to Christ, Christ nailed them to the cross and his blood washed them
away (Col. 1:13-15).
2. Those for whom Christ shed his blood must be saved, because they are completely freed from
the curse of the law (Gal.
3:13; Rom. 8:1). When Christ was
made to be sin for us, he was made a curse for us. When he died under the curse of the law for
us he removed our sins. Removing our
sins, he removed us from the curse.
Where there is no sin there can be no curse.
3. All God’s elect will be
saved, because they have been
completely justified by the death of Christ.
Justification is received by faith, but it was fully accomplished at
Calvary. Christ was ‘delivered for
our offenses, and raised again for our justification’ (Rom. 4:25). To be justified is to be cleared of all
charges, to be just as if I had never sinned.
No charge will be laid against God’s
elect, because God has fully justified us in Christ (Rom. 8:33).
4. And all who were crucified with Christ will be with Christ in
heaven, because they are already in heaven representatively. When Christ died as our Substitute, we died
in him. And when he arose and ascended
back into heaven as our Representative before God, we arose and ascended into
heaven with him (Eph. 2:4-5). Blessed
be God, the finished work of Christ was the full, effectual accomplishment of
redemption for all his elect!”
election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded”
The elect of God obtain blessings from
Him, blessings that those who were not chosen in Christ will never obtain. We obtain mercy, grace, a full pardon from
God, the perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ and eternal life. WHY? For this very reason: Christ, our Blessed Redeemer, obtained those
blessings for His chosen people by His perfect obedience to God our Father
while He was here on this earth. God
bestows His free and sovereign mercy on whom He will for Christ’s sake
(Rom. 9:15; Eph. 4:32), and for the glory of His grace (Eph. 1:6
- 7). Matter-of-fact, God has blessed
us WITH ALL SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS according as he hath chosen us in Christ
before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:3 - 4). Every spiritual blessing the elect of God
obtain was purposed by God in Christ in the Eternal Covenant of Grace before
time began. And our Sovereign God is
going to do everything He has purposed to do (Isa. 46:9 - 13).
All of Adam’s fallen race, including the Jews,
come into this world in spiritual blindness. Blinded by our own sinful nature;
blinded by our love of darkness and hatred for the true light of God; blinded
by the devil, the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that works in the
children of disobedience; and, as John Gill stated: “.. blinded by God
Himself, so that they could not believe; for after all this, it was but just
with God to give them up to judicial blindness and hardness of heart”.
In every generation there has been a
remnant, a particular people, who were chosen by God Himself to be recipients
of His sovereign grace and sovereign mercy. That is true of this generation,
and any future generation as well. The Apostle Paul, writing under Divine
Inspiration, said: “... at this present time also there is a remnant ACCORDING
to the election of grace” (Rom. 11:5).
If election, as some sinfully and blasphemously teach, is based upon
what God foreknew man would do, election WOULD NOT BE OF GRACE.
Brethren, God opens the spiritually blind
eyes of His elect under the preaching of His Gospel. He gives us faith to believe we were chosen
in Christ in old eternity, purchased by the precious, perfect, atoning blood of
Christ at Mt. Calvary, and brought to Christ by the sovereign, irresistible
drawing power of God the Holy Spirit for the glory of Christ, and for the glory
of God’s grace.
all who contributed to yesterday’s work day.
Much was accomplished, and we do praise our Lord Jesus for your labor of
worship service for this evening has been cancelled.
will come to The Lord’s Table during our worship service next
Sunday evening, (DV).
FATHER’S DAY *******
*** Cleaning duty this week: Russ Davis and Michael
BIBLE READINGS FOR THIS WEEK
Monday Wednesday Friday
4 Job 40 Matthew 1
5 Job 41 Matthew 2
6 Job 42 Matthew 3
14 Romans 15 Romans 16
are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivered him out of them
all” (Psalm 34:19). “Can a woman forget
her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb?
yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee” (Isaiah 49:15).
“God’s immutable love, unchangeable covenant,
eternal truths, precious promises, and solemn oaths, all stand engaged for the
safety and salvation of souls redeemed by Christ, who says, ‘He that
believeth on me shall never perish’ (John 3:15). Shall all the powers of earth and hell make
the God of truth a liar? The Bible is
the Christian charter. Study that and
judge of God’s love, not by circumstances or feelings, but by His word and
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“Will worship is the religion
of antichrist, setting man in the place of God, demanding that he be worshipped
as God by making God’s will subservient to man’s will.”
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“OUR GOD DOES WHATEVER HE
“But our God is in the
heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.” – (Psalm 115:3)
“Now, the text clearly states
that ‘our God is in the heavens,’ and that ‘he hath done
whatsoever he hath pleased!’ Yet,
there are multitudes of people who insist that God can’t save anyone without
man’s permission! People
walk down the aisle, down to what they call an ‘altar’, and they ‘give
God permission’ to come and dwell in their hearts! And God sits on his throne unmoved!
-- And why is that? : Because God DOES NOT BOW to MAN’S WILL or
MAN’s WAYS! No one can ‘give God permission’ to do anything! His counsel shall stand, and he will do all
his pleasure! (Isaiah 46:10) And that which God says he will do --
without a shadow of a doubt -- he is able also to perform! (Romans 4:21)”
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“If our hope lies
in us, or in what we do, it is a delusion.
If our hope lies in this church it is a lie. If our hope stands with one foot on the work
of Christ and the other foot on our own merits, it will fail us. Hope in Christ is the only hope which can be
acceptable to God. Our only hope of
Heaven will be through Christ alone.
Here our hope begins, and here our hope ends.”
Pastor Milton Howard
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“I have no doubt that self-righteousness is
the greatest problem we have. It is not our sin that keeps us from Christ. It
is our righteousness. This is the most deceptive of all sins! The deceit of this sin is so subtle, that we
can even commit a sin, and comfort ourselves by thinking, ‘At least that is
not as bad as self-righteousness’, thus making our sin a ground of
righteousness! The sin of
self-righteousness will attack us from every angle!”
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Election 0r Atheism — No
Middle Ground (Romans 9:16-18)
“If you receive the Bible as the Word of
God, you have no choice; you must believe the doctrine of election. If you believe the Bible, you have to take it
all as the Word of God. You cannot say, ‘I
believe what the Bible teaches about heaven; but I just cannot accept the idea
of hell.’ You cannot say, ‘I believe in God; but I simply cannot believe
in election.’ Election is so much a
part of divine truth, that it cannot be expunged from the Book of God without
completely destroying the Word of God.
It is taught in Genesis, in Revelation, and everywhere between. To deny
the doctrine of election is to deny the Word of God, reject the religion of
Jesus Christ, and to engage in the practice of utter atheism; for the denial of
election is the denial of the God of election!
Yes, you read that right. I said the denial of election is a denial of
God! It is a denial of His
sovereignty. It denies that God has the
right to do with His own what He will. Those who deny election deny God's government
of the world and of His right to govern.”
* * *
“I recently heard of someone who claimed to
believe the grace of God in salvation, yet they were having trouble with the
doctrine of election. The problem they
are really having is with true grace.
You see, grace in the true meaning of the word can only mean one thing -
Most people think God looked down through
time to see who would believe on Him and elected them accordingly. But that means that person earned salvation
by believing, and God had to choose that person because of what they did. But NO!
GRACE IS UNEARNED FAVOR, and since no one has earned, or merited God’s
salvation and favor, then it stands to reason that God must choose, or elect,
whomever He decides.”
Pastor Paul Mahan
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Those who believe in the satanic lie of
man’s free will are boasting of their so-called right to choose God, or reject
Him. Whether they want to admit it or
not, they’re calling Jesus Christ a liar, for He said, “Ye have not
chosen me, but I have chosen you, ...” (John 15:16).