Welcome to Rescue Baptist Church

                                       

                                 Pastor John Reeves

                       Church (530) 677-1710

                       email: www.rescuebaptist232@gmail.com

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  March 1, 2020

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

2 Corinthians 13:14

SCHEDULED MEETINGS

Sunday Morning Bible Study 10:00 AM   Simon Peter An Apsotle to Christ (pt48) 

Sunday Morning Worship            11:00 AM

Friday Night Bible Study               7:30 PM

MESSAGE

Delivered

SUGGESTED SCRIPTURE READING FOR THE WEEK 

Sunday 1Cor 1-2     Monday Gen. 32-35     Tuesday Jude 17-21

Wednesday Ps 24-26     Thursday Job 17-18

                     Friday Isa 45-50            Saturday Matt 23-25

In Christ Jesus

“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38 - 39).

  “I will never forget once hearing the President of our country quote, or rather misquote, this passage of scripture on live television with an international audience.  He read it exactly as it is printed above, except he ended it this way...shall be able to separate us from the love of God. He left off those last seven words and in doing so, changed the truth of God into a lie (Rom 1:25).

    If you divorce God’s love from the Person of Christ, you destroy God’s holy character and the sinner’s only hope all at once. This is the problem with false religion, they make God’s love universal and prostitute that which is most holy. God’s love is in Christ Jesus our Lord, and only there. God’s love is eternal and immutable. He loves with an everlasting love. His love ‘passeth knowledge.’  It is mysterious, though much is revealed.  We know that God’s love is in Christ, that is, if we have no interest in Christ, then we have no interest in God’s love, nor claim upon it.  To be outside of Christ is to be under the wrath of and an object of the hatred of God.”

                                                               Pastor Chris Cunningham

What Is Faith? – Knowledge

"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." (Hebrews 11:6)

  “There are many forms of false faith by which the souls of men are deluded. James tells us that even the devils have faith. What is that true, saving faith, that faith by which a man pleases God? That is the question that must be answered.  And it is answered, answered with emphatic clarity, in the Book of God. There is but one true faith. We must examine ourselves and prove ourselves on this point, whether we be in ‘the faith’ (2 Cor. 13:5).  Faith, true, saving faith, consists of three things: knowledge, assent, and trust. If we would be pleasing to God, if we would come to him and be saved by him, we must know the revelation of God in the gospel, we must give assent that God’s revelation is truth, and we must trust him whom God reveals.

Knowledge Essential

The first aspect of faith is knowledge. Knowledge is not faith. Yet, there is no faith without knowledge.  Paul says, ‘He that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is the rewarder of them that diligently seek him.’ Knowledge is essential to faith. We cannot trust an unknown Christ.  Faith in Christ is a heart work. But it is not a leap in the dark. It is based upon knowledge. In order for us to trust, there must be someone, or something known for us to trust

(Isa. 53:11; John 17:3).

God Is

In order for anyone to have faith, he must know the Lord God, as he is revealed in the Person and work of Christ (John 1:18; 14:6-9; Heb. 1:1-3). We must know that God is, that he is who he says he is, and that he is what he says he is—Sovereign and Good (Ex. 33:18-19)—Just and Gracious (Isa. 45:20-22)—Holy and Merciful (Isa. 6:3, 7).  The only way any man can attain this knowledge is by the revelation of God in Christ, the God-man (2 Cor. 4:5-6).                                                      

The Rewarder

We must also know that God is the rewarder of them that diligently seek him (Isa. 55:3, 6, 7; Jer. 29:13-14).  All who seek the Lord, all who come to God by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, shall be rewarded with eternal life and everlasting salvation.  This, too, must be known.  But how can we know that God will reward every believer with eternal salvation?  By the Gospel (1 Cor. 15:3; Rom. 3:24-26)!  The Lord Jesus earned righteousness for his people (Rom. 5:19).  The Son of God purchased salvation for his elect (Gal. 3:13; Heb. 9:12).  God has promised that salvation to all who trust his Son (John 3:14-16, 36; Rom.10:9-13).”   

                                                                         Pastor Don Fortner

ANNOUNCEMENTS

·        Join us for our FELLOWSHIP DINNER concluding this morning service. We will come to THE LORD’S TABLE during our afternoon worship service, Lord willing

·        Yuba-Sutter Grace Church Conference April 17th – 19th

What Christ Sends Preachers To Do
I Corinthians 1:17

"For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel:"

   If you ask most preachers today what Christ sent them to do most will say it is to make disciples for Christ. Indeed, Christ’s preacher and Christ’s people want to see men made into disciples for Christ; we want to see sinners brought to faith in Christ. But Christ sends his preacher to preach Christ and him crucified whether he blesses it to call out his redeemed or not. Why is it so important to understand this? The preacher and people who think their chief charge is to bring sinners to faith will alter the word preached and turn to other means in order to make it happen. God’s preachers are sent to preach Christ and him crucified that Christ might receive all the glory and leave the results to him. If we have done that then our ministry is a success regardless of how many were made disciples unto Christ.

                                                                                   Clay Curtis

“One of the chief meanings of flesh is mortality.  Mortality is an existence of limitations.  It is limited in power, in thought, in will, in affection, and in time.  God hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed and the bounds of their habitation (Acts 17:26).  Compound those bounds by a thousand times in the fall of man where now he is bound by chains of darkness, death, and ignorance.  He has but one hope of escape that God take up abode in him and loose him from his chains, take away his limitations and make him meet to be a partaker of the inheritance of the saints in light (Col. 1:12).  

    We must be delivered from the power of darkness and translated into the kingdom of His dear Son.  In Christ there is a holy union of God and man that breaks free from the bounds and limitations of the flesh and raises us up to sit with Him in the heavens.  It is not memorizing doctrine that delivers my soul, BUT Christ IN me the hope of glory.”

                                                                 Pastor Darvin Pruitt

TULIP

     Moses defined “Total Depravity” long before John Calvin ever did. He wrote, “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” (Genesis 6:5)

     The apostle Paul made us aware of “Unconditional election” long before Mr. Calvin, when he wrote, “Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.” (1 Thessalonians 1:4) Christ is God’s elect and we are elected (chosen) in Him before the foundation of the world. (Ephesians 1:4)          

     The Lord Jesus Himself revealed God’s “Limited Atonement,” long before Calvinism was ever published or printed. He said, “I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.” (John 17:9-10)

     It was our Lord Jesus who preached God’s Gospel of “Irresistible Grace,” long before any Calvinistic preacher did. Our Lord declared, “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” (John 6:37) “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:44)

     Peter knew much more about the Perseverance and the preservation of the saints than any of us do. He knew that Satan desired “to sift him as wheat.” Peter knew first hand that he was spared only because Christ prayed, “that his faith fail him not.” Yes, Peter knew that Christ preserved him and he said that we are, “kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (1 Peter 1:5) 

 

     Dear reader, if you don’t see Christ in Calvinism, (which is often called the doctrines of grace) then you have missed Calvinism altogether. Salvation is in, of, and through, the Lord Jesus Christ and Him alone. Apart from that divine revelation, John Calvin has five good points that will not save.  I pray that God enable you to trust in Christ alone who can.                       

                                                     Pastor David Eddmenson

“ And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. 

1Co 2:2  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. ” (1 Corinthians 2:1 - 2).

"And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19

  “Until we are brought into the depths of poverty, we shall never know nor value Christ's riches. If, then, you are a child of God, a poor and needy soul, a tempted and tried believer in Christ—God shall supply all your needs! They may be very great. It may seem to you, sometimes, as though there were not upon all the face of the earth such a wretch as you—as though there never could be a child of God in your state—so dark, so stupid, so blind and ignorant, so proud and worldly, so presumptuous and hypocritical, so continually backsliding after idols, so continually doing things that you know are hateful in God's sight. But whatever your need be—it is not beyond the reach of divine supply! And the deeper your need, the more is Jesus glorified in supplying it.

    Do not say then, that your case is too bad—your needs are too many—your perplexities too great—your temptations too powerful. No case can be too bad! No temptations can be too powerful! No sin can be too black! No perplexity can be too hard! No state in which the soul can get, is beyond the reach of the almighty and compassionate love, that burns in the bosom of the Redeemer!”

                                                            J. C. Philpot

It is no novelty, then, that I am preaching, no new doctrine. I love to proclaim these strong old doctrines, that are called by nickname Calvinism, but which are surely and verily the revealed truth of

God as it is in Christ.

                                     C. H. Spurgeon

March 8, 2020

Eph 1:3 & 4 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 

SCHEDULED MEETINGS 

Sunday Morning Bible Study   10:00 AM  Simon Peter an Apostle of Christ 

Sunday Morning Worship         11:00 AM

Friday Night Bible Study             7:30 PM

MESSAGE

Blessed is The Man

SUGGESTED SCRIPTURE READING FOR THE WEEK

Sunday 1Cor 3-4     Monday Gen 36-39     Tuesday Ruth

Wednesday Ps 27-29           Thursday Job 19-20

                  Friday Isa 51-55                 Saturday Matt 26-28

‘Blessed is the man whom thou choosest’

Read Ephesians 1:3-14

Divine election is a constant theme of thanksgiving and praise

throughout the Word of God. The blessedness of being one of God’s elect fills every believer’s heart with praise to God. Those who were chosen by God in eternal love and given to Christ as his sheep in the covenant of grace have been redeemed by the Savior’s precious blood John 10: 11, 14,15,26). Divine providence rules all things, sovereignly working all things together for the good of God’s elect (Rom. 8:28-30). The Lord Jesus Christ prays and makes intercession for God’s elect (John 17:9,20). Satan has no power over the souls and eternal destiny of God’s elect, who are kept and preserved by the power of God (Luke 22:31-32; 1 Peter 1:5). Sin will never be charged to God’s elect, because all God’s elect have been perfectly justified by his grace through the blood of Christ (Rom. 3:24; 4:8). All of God’s elect, without exception, will be glorified, presented before the presence of God himself, ‘holy and without blame’, being perfectly righteous through the imputation of Christ’s righteousness to them (Eph. 1:4). In the last day, every one of God’s elect will enter into and possess that kingdom prepared for them before the world began, as ‘heirs of’ God and joint-heirs with Christ’ (Rom. 8:17). Yes, God’s elect people will possess that eternal inheritance to which we were eternally predestinated (Eph. 1: 11). When David thought on all these things his heart broke out in praise to God for his eternal, electing love: ‘Blessed is the man whom thou choosest!’ If you are one of God’s elect all these blessings, and many more, are yours. If you are not among God’s elect none of these blessings will ever be yours. All the blessings of grace flow down to men from the throne of God through the elective purpose of God (Eph. 1:3-6). If you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, if you bow to Christ as your Lord in faith, trusting his blood and righteousness, you are one of God’s elect. If you believe not, you are not elect John 10:26).

                        Excerpt from “Grace for Today” Pastor Don Fortner

Sunday March 15, 2020

Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; 

                                                                       Philippians 1:27 

SCHEDULED MEETINGS

Sunday Morning Bible Study       10:00 AM Simon Peter an apostal of Christ

Sunday Morning Worship             11:00 AM

Friday Night Bible Study                   7:30 PM

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OPENING HYMN

He Lives Page 220

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SCRIPTURE READING

PSALMS 22

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OFFERTORY

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WORSHIP HYMN

Grace Greater then our Sin Page 201

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MESSAGE

One Gospel

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CLOSING HYMN

What a Wonderful Saviour Page 81

SUGGESTED SCRIPTURE READING FOR THE WEEK

Sunday 1Cor 5-6     Monday Gen 40-43     Tuesday 1Sam 1-5

Wednesday Ps 30-32           Thursday Job 21-22

                      Friday Isa 56-61                Saturday Mark 1-2


God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24).

"For the love of Christ Constraineth Us"

II Corinthians 5:14-15

   “All ministers of Christ and all believers in the Lord Jesus are under the strongest and most compelling constraint to do what they do and live as they live.  They are motivated by ‘THE LOVE OF CHRIST’ - His love for them and their love for Him!  It is not the fear of hell, nor a desire for special rewards, nor to establish a righteousness that they engage in worship, works of faith, and labors of love.  It is Christ's eternal love, which led Him to redeem them by His life and death, and the love of God for Christ and His church and kingdom which is shed abroad in their hearts by the Holy Spirit.  ‘All the law is fulfilled in one word– LOVE GOD AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER’ (Gal. 5:14).  It is unreasonable to suggest that an unworthy sinner, loved with an everlasting love, chosen in Christ, redeemed by His blood, and called with a holy, heavenly calling, would disregard the commandments of His Lord and live a selfish, self-centered, and worldly life! ‘For the love of Christ constraineth us...that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them and rose again’.”

                                                                   Pastor Henry Mahan

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“By himself purged our sins” (Hebrews 1:3).

  “The Lord Jesus, of himself, by himself alone and by the sacrifice of himself, made atonement for the sins of his people.  He took our sins upon himself, bore them and died under the penalty of them, thereby abolishing them completely (Col. 1:19 - 22; Isa. 5:4 - 6).”

 Pastor Henry Mahan’s

Bible Class Commentary (Excerpt)

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      A faulty message will produce faulty methods, and a man-centered message will produce man-pleasing methods.

If God’s glory is not our aim, then man’s approval will be.

For these reasons and more, we preach the Gospel, which is the power of God, and keep our methods in line with that Gospel.

                                                                        Paul Mahan

Sunday March 22, 2020

--I Thessalonians 1: 4-5—

Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God. For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance.”

SCHEDULED MEETINGS

Sunday Morning Bible Study    10:00 AM Simon Peter an apostal of Christ 

Sunday Morning Worship          11:00 AM

Friday Night Bible Study              7:30 PM

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OPENING HYMN

A Shelter in the Time of Storm Page 353

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SCRIPTURE READING

PSALMS 23

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OFFERTORY

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WORSHIP HYMN

The Church is One Foundation Page 277

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MESSAGE

The Saving of One

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CLOSING HYMN

What a Friend we Have in Jesus Page 435 

SUGGESTED SCRIPTURE READING FOR THE WEEK

Sunday 1Cor 7-8     Monday Gen 44-47     Tuesday 1Sam 6-10

Wednesday Ps 33-35           Thursday Job 23-24

                  Friday Isa 62-66                  Saturday Mark 3-4


“Herein is love”

--1 John 4:10—

“When the apostle John describes God, he says, ‘God is love.’ Now that is not all that God is: he is also gracious, just, holy, wise and almighty. But all these attributes are consistent with this glorious truth: ‘God is love.’  When you and I think about the love of God, we must remind ourselves that God is not a man.  His love is not like ours.  The love of God is that special affection that he has for his people.  It does not arise from anything outside of himself and it does not change.  God’s love implies his absolute purpose and will to deliver, bless and save his people.  And that loving purpose of God is never more wonderfully and completely revealed than in the sacrifice of his Son in our stead. In this text, John tells us four things which characterize the love of God.

1.     God loves sovereignly. ‘Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us.’  There is nothing which compels God to love any of his sinful creatures.  But, in his infinite goodness, God says, ‘Jacob have I loved.’  Our God is infinite and immutable, and so is his love.  He loves whom he will, because he will, and he loves them eternally.

2.     God loves sinners. ‘He loved us.’  I preach fully, without reservation, unlimited love, unbounded mercy to the vilest of men. We have nothing in us worthy of consideration.  We deserve the utmost terror of God’s wrath.  Who can express the fullness and magnitude of those words: ‘He loved us'?

3.     God loves sacrificially.  ‘He sent his Son.’ Do not ever think that Christ died at Calvary in order to win God’s love for us. No! Christ died in our place at Calvary because God loved us and he resolved to have us.

4.     God loves savingly.  Brethren, God loved us before the world began.  But in order for us to be reconciled to God, justice had to be satisfied.  Therefore, our loving Father gave his Son to be the satisfying ‘propitiation for our sins’.  Through his substitutionary death, all the sins of God’s people were washed away.”

                                                                    Pastor Don Fortner

March 29, 2020

“The natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned”

1 Corinthians 2:14

WELCOME TO RESCUE BAPTIST CHURCH

Sunday March 29, 2020

SCHEDULED MEETINGS

Sunday Morning Bible Study     10:00 AM Simon Peter an Apostal of Christ

Sunday Morning Worship          11:00 AM

Friday Night Bible Study              7:30 PM

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OPENING HYMN

Faith Is the Victory Page 486

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SCRIPTURE READING

PSALMS 24

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OFFERTORY

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WORSHIP HYMN

Glory to His Name Page 527

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MESSAGE

Our Faith

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CLOSING HYMN

I Know Whom I have Believed Page 404

SUGGESTED SCRIPTURE READING FOR THE WEEK

Sunday 1Cor 9-10     Monday Gen 48-50     Tuesday 1Sam 11-15

Wednesday Ps 36-38           Thursday Job 25-26

                  Friday Jer 1-6                      Saturday Mark 5-6

ANNOUNCEMENTS

·       Fellowship dinner and Communion is CANCELED for next Sunday.

·       Friday Night Bible Study is CANCELED for next week

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 “True faith is built upon the strongest evidence possible - the WORD OF GOD.  True faith is a total dependence upon the LORD JESUS CHRIST for all our needs, such as forgiveness, sanctification, peace, and eternal life.  The believer renounces all confidence in his flesh, rejoices only in Christ Jesus, and worships God in spirit.  He feeds upon Christ as the Bread of Life, embraces Christ as his wedding garment, derives all strength and comfort from Christ, and trusts himself to the care of Christ as his shepherd, teacher, priest, and king.  This is the life of faith.”

                                                                         Pastor Henry Mahan

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The Saints Hardest Struggle

The child of God must face all the afflictions that is common to the whole human race. We are not immune to family, health, financial and social problems. We all have been and will again be confronted with many hard and difficult situations. When God saves us we do not move on to EASY STREET. We then begin to fight the hardest battle that will ever be waged by anyone other than the Lord himself. This battle is with self, unbelief, doubt, hardness of heart, insincerity; things that war against the soul. The believer is the only one who knows anything about struggling with the flesh, dying daily, crucifying the flesh, self-denial, and giving SELF to the glory of God.

                                                                             Tommy Robbins

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“Ah, there are many who forsake Egypt’s (the world’s) vices and pleasures, who do not separate from its religion, and that was the central thing in the final test which Moses’ faith had to overcome.”    

                                                                                      --A. W. Pink