WELCOME TO RESCUE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday Morning, June 3, 2018
Sunday Morning Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 AM
Sunday Morning Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 PM
Friday Night Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 PM
“I Will Sing of My Redeemer” Page 506
“Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” Page 8
To be announced.
“Reasons We Must Give God All The Glory”
“When We All Get to Heaven” Page 542
‘His great love’
“Everyone talks about the love of God. We all know those scriptures that tell us ‘God is love’ (1John 4:8). ‘God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life’ (John 3:16). ‘God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us’ (Romans 5:8). ‘Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us’ (1John 3:16). Love is not a fickle, sentimental passion in God, like it is with us. It is not an emotion of his heart, but an attribute of’ his nature. ‘God is love!’ Love is an essential part of God’s character. I rejoice to declare to men that the God of heaven is love. He is a God who delights to show love, mercy and grace to men. In the sacrificial death of the Lord Jesus Christ at Calvary, as the sinner’s Substitute, the infinite, magnanimous love of God for his people is most clearly revealed, John wrote, ‘In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins’ (1John 4:9-10). God’s love towards us is free, sovereign and gracious. We did not love him, but he loved us. Our love for God is preceded by and caused by his love for us. ‘ We love him, because he first loved us’ (1John 4:19). God so loved us that he willingly sacrificed the Lord Jesus Christ, his own well-beloved Son, to satisfy his own justice in our place and redeem us. Who can comprehend, or explain, the love of God for us?”
‘Could we with ink the oceans fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade:
To write the love of God above
Would drain the oceans dry,
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky!
Pastor Don Fortner
“The foundation of God standeth sure.”
--2 Timothy 2:19--
“The foundation upon which our faith rests is this, that ‘God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them.’ The great fact on which genuine faith relies is, that ‘the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us’, and that ‘Christ also hath suffered for sin, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God’; ‘Who himself bare our sins in his own body on the tree’; ‘For the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and by his stripes we are healed.’ In one word, the great pillar of the Christian’s hope is substitution. The vicarious sacrifice of Christ for the guilty, Christ being made sin for us that we might be made the righteousness of God in him, Christ offering up a true and proper expiatory and substitutionary sacrifice in the room, place, and stead of as many as the Father gave him, who are known to God by name, and are recognized in their own hearts by their trusting in Jesus—this is the cardinal fact of the gospel. If this foundation were removed, what could we do? But it standeth firm as the throne of God. We know it; we rest on it; we rejoice in it; and our delight is to hold it, to meditate upon it, and to proclaim it, while we desire to be actuated and moved by gratitude for it in every part of our life and conversation. In these days a direct attack is made upon the doctrine of the atonement. Men cannot bear substitution. They gnash their teeth at the thought of the Lamb of God bearing the sin of man. But we, who know by experience the preciousness of this truth, will proclaim it in defiance of them confidently and unceasingly. We will neither dilute it nor change it, nor fritter it away in any shape or fashion. It shall still be Christ, a positive substitute, bearing human guilt and suffering in the stead of men. We cannot, dare not, give it up, for it is our life, and despite every controversy we feel that ‘Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure’.”
--C. H. Spurgeon
- Our monthly Fellowship Dinner is scheduled for this afternoon following this morning’s worship service. Please join us.
- During our worship service this afternoon, following our worship service, we will come to The Lord’s Table (DV).
- Our worship service for this evening has been cancelled.
- A note from your pastor and his wife: A warm, sincere, loving “THANK YOU” to all who attended these special meetings this week-end. All of you are very dear to us. We are scheduled to make our move to Evonsville, Indiana around the first of August. We’ll NEVER forget you, and WE THANK OUR GOD UPON EVERY REMEMBRANCE OF YOU!
- Gene and Judy
- ****** Cleaning duty this week: John and Kathy Reeves ****
SUGGESTED BIBLE READINGS FOR THIS WEEK
Monday Wednesday Friday
Psalm 62 Mark 3 Matthew 18
Psalm 63 Mark 4 Matthew 19
Psalm 64 Mark 5 Matthew 20
Psalm 65 Mark 6 Matthew
- FOOD FOR THOUGHT
- LET US NOT BE DISCOURAGED
“WEAK faith is TRUE faith; for the Author and Finisher is the same as is the Object - OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST!
A weak and frail hand can put food in the mouth as well as if it were a strong hand, seeing the body is not nourished by the hand at all but by the meat. It is not faith that justifies, sanctifies, and redeems; IT IS CHRIST! LET US NOT BE DISCOURAGED!
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“My friends, how vain and futile are any efforts on our part either to add unto or to improve upon the glorious righteousness of our blessed Lord Jesus. Then what must I do to be saved? ‘BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST!’ Ours is to ‘BELIEVE’. His is to ‘DO’.”
Pastor Henry Mahan
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The same amazing grace of God that chose us unto salvation, the same grace of God that redeemed His chosen people through the finished work of Jesus Christ our Saviour; the same grace of God that delivered us from the power of darkness and translated us into the Kingdom of His Dear Son - is the same wonderful grace of God that works in us, both to will and to do of His good pleasure. It is God’s sovereign grace that gives us faith to believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And God’s sovereign grace will keep us looking to Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of our faith. The glorious grace of God Almighty gives us a new heart to love the Lord Jesus Christ; to love the true Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ; and to love the chosen, blood-bought people who belong to the Lord Jesus Christ. The love of God that is shed abroad in our hearts by the power of God the Holy Spirit will manifest itself as we journey through this life. If we’re led by God the Holy Spirit, we’re not under the law of Moses, but under the law of love to Christ. God’s saints are not motivated by fear of His coming wrath. He has delivered us from that, and perfect love casts out all fear. Neither are we motivated by false preachers who foolishly make promises of shining brighter than others for our service in this life below. Every believer has a full inheritance waiting for us in glory. Jesus Christ, and all that belongs to Him, is every believer’s reward. True believers serve the Lord Jesus Christ because we love Him; we love His Gospel; and we love His people. And that love will manifest itself because of Christ who dwells in us; because of God’s gift of faith to us, which works by love.
“For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love” (Gal. 5:6).
“We preach the gospel of God’s sovereign, free grace in Christ Jesus the Lord; that salvation is in Christ alone, by grace alone, through faith alone, according to the word alone. For the most part, the message is rejected, but do not be discouraged, it has ever been so! Elijah thought he was the only one left who believed God; Isaiah wrote, ‘Who hath believed our report and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?’ When the Lord Himself preached in His hometown of Nazareth, the people marveled at His gracious words when He spoke of the blessings, but when He spoke of sovereign mercy, they tried to kill Him! The Apostle Paul was accused of being a pestilent fellow, a mover of sedition, the ringleader of a sect and was imprisoned for preaching the gospel. But remember, it is written: “The word of God is not bound’, ‘My word shall not fail’ and ‘This is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you’.”
Pastor Charles Pennington
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“Faith is not self in action but self forsaken, self abhorred, self put away that the soul may trust in Christ, and trust in Christ alone.”
---Charles H. Spurgeon
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“While the church is in this world she is with Christ and Christ is with her, and she is safe. All is well! Sometimes our doubting hearts become fearful about the welfare and safety of the Lord’s church. But our fears are ill-founded. The church belongs to Christ. He loved her, chose her, and redeemed her. She is in His hands. He will defend her, protect her, and perfect her. The church of Christ and the cause of Christ are safe.”
Pastor Don Fortner
“When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarera Phillippi, he asked his disciples, saing, Whom do men say that I the Son man am? And they said, Some say that thou are John the Baptist; some, Elias; and others Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjonas: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, , but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Mt. 16:13 - 18).