WELCOME TO RESCUE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday Morning, May 27, 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
“Revive Us Again” Page 295
“O Worship The King” Page 10
To be announced.
“How Great Thou Art” Page 4
“That I may know him...” (Philippians 3:10)
“This was the object of Paul’s life, that for which he sacrificed everything: country, kindred, honor, liberty and life itself. Notice that this was not Paul’s prayer as an unconverted man that he might know Christ and be saved. This is the desire of a saved man, one who enjoyed the full assurance that his sins were pardoned and that he was ‘accepted in the Beloved’. This is the desire of a regenerate soul, ‘that I may know him’.
I am afraid that there are many very religious people who are content to live without knowing Christ. They can say with Paul, ‘that I may win him and be found in him’. That they desire. But this higher aspiration has never stirred their hearts: ‘that I may know him’. They are content to know the history of Christ’s life, the doctrine he taught and the signs of his coming kingdom. These things are all good in their place. But the one thing needful is that we know Christ himself. This is my soul’s desire. I hope that it is yours also, ‘that I may know him’.
- I want to know the glory of Christ’s person, by a personal acquaintance with him.
- I want to know the virtue of Christ’s blood, by experiencing its efficacy.
- I want to know the fellowship of Christ’s sufferings by entering into the suffering of my Substitute with him.
- I want to know the power of Christ’s resurrection, by being raised by him to the newness of life.
- 1 want to know the fullness of Christ’s love, by experiencing and reflecting that love.
- 1 want to know the peace of Christ’s presence, by resting in his love, relying upon his promise and confidently trusting his faithfulness.
- I want to know Christ himself! This is a knowledge that is given to them that believe. It is a spiritual knowledge of Christ that we desire (2Cor. 5:16). The more we know him, the more we see how little we know him. But this I know, to know him is to love him. And soon, we shall see him as he is. Then, oh blessed thought, then, we shall know him!
Pastor Don Fortner
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“Sanctified by God the Father” (Jude 1).
“Sanctified in Christ Jesus” (1 Corinthians 1:2).
“Through sanctification of the Spirit” (1 Peter 1:2).
“Mark the union of the three Divine Persons in all their gracious acts. How unwisely do those believers talk who make preferences in the Persons of the Trinity; who think of Jesus as if he were the embodiment of everything lovely and gracious, while the Father they regard as severely just, but destitute of kindness. Equally wrong are those who magnify the decree of the Father, and the atonement of the Son, so as to depreciate the work of the Spirit. In deeds of grace none of the Persons of the Trinity act apart from the rest. They are as united in their deeds as in their essence. In their love towards the chosen they are one, and in the actions which flow from that great central source they are still undivided. Specially notice this in the matter of sanctification. While we may without mistake speak of sanctification as the work of the Spirit, yet we must take heed that we do not view it as if the Father and the Son had no part therein. It is correct to speak of sanctification as the work of the Father, of the Son, and of the Spirit. Still doth Jehovah say, ‘Let us make man in our own image after our likeness’, and thus we are ‘his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.’ See the value which God sets upon real holiness, since the three Persons in the Trinity are represented as co-working to produce a Church without ‘spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing.’ And you, believer, as the follower of Christ, must also set a high value on holiness--upon purity of life and godliness of conversation. Value the blood of Christ as the foundation of your hope, but never speak disparagingly of the work of the Spirit which is your meetness for the inheritance of the saints in light. This day let us so live as to manifest the work of the Triune God in us.”
--C. H. Spurgeon
- Our SPECIAL JUNE MEETINGS are scheduled to commence at 7:30 pm Friday, June 1, and will continue through Sunday afternoon, June 3.
- Friday evening’s Worship Service will be held in the Fellowship Hall with our pastor bringing a Bible study from the 6th Chapter of John. A time of fellowship with refreshments is scheduled following that worship service..
- Saturday evening’s Worship Services will commence at 6:00 pm in our Worship Hall, with our dear brothers, John Reeves and Michael Smith, preaching the gospel messages. A time of fellowship with refreshments is scheduled following that worship service as well.
- Sunday morning’s Worship Service is scheduled to commence at 10:00 am, also in our Worship Hall, with Brother John Reeves leading the singing and introducing Brother Steve Doyle who will be reading some testimonies. Our pastor will preach the morning message during that Worship Service at 11:00 am .
- A Fellowship Dinner is scheduled for Sunday afternoon at 12:30 pm.
- At 1:30 pm, an afternoon Worship Service is scheduled. Our pastor will bring a short message, and then we will come to The Lord’s Table (DV).
- That will conclude our special meetings.
* Cleaning duty this week: Garrett Lopez, Gene and Judy Harmon *
SUGGESTED BIBLE READINGS FOR THIS WEEK
Monday Wednesday Friday
Psalm 58 Luke 23 Matthew 14
Psalm 59 Luke 24 Matthew 15
Psalm 60 Mark 1 Matthew 16
Psalm 61 Mark 2 Matthew 17
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Our God plainly tells us in His Word that Jesus Christ, the true and living God, CANNOT FAIL (Isaiah 42:4). That truth alone exposes all work’s religionists as those WHO DO NOT HAVE the Spirit of Christ dwelling in them (John 16:13 -15).
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“How great is our God whose hand paints every flower and shapes every leaf; who forms every bud on every tree and every infant in the womb; who feeds each crawling worm with a parent’s care and every insect that sleeps in the bosom of a flower; who opens the golden gates of day and draws the dusky curtains of the night; who measures every drop of rain, the whirling flakes of snow, and the sands of man’s earthly life; who determines alike the fall of the sparrow and the fate of a kingdom; who so overrules the tide of human fortune that, whatever befalls a man, come joy or sorrow, the believer readily declares, ‘It is the Lord: let Him do what seemeth Him good’.”
-- Thomas Guthrie
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“I believe that every particle of dust that dances in the sunbeam does not move an atom more or less than God wishes, that every particle of spray that dashes against the steamboat has its orbit as well as the sun in the heavens, that the chaff from the hand of the winnower is steered as surely as the stars in their courses, that the creeping of an insect over a rosebud is as much fixed as the march of a devastating pestilence, and the fall of leaves from the poplar is as full ordained as the tumbling avalanche. He who believes in God must believe this truth. There is no standing point between this and atheism. There is no halfway between an almighty God who works all things according to the good pleasure of His will, and no God at all!
-- C. H. Spurgeon
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WHY WE PREACH CHRIST FOR WHO AND WHAT HE IS
“If you had a friend who was planning to go before the King in his own dirty, ragged, offensive robe, and you knew that he would be forever rejected, would you not warn him? Suppose, too, that you knew where he could secure, absolutely free, a beautiful, spotless robe with which the King not only would be pleased but one which the King himself had provided. Would you not tell him about it? This is called ‘good news.’ And which robe would you talk the most about – the offensive garment or the beautiful one? I would think that the more he heard about the King’s robe and the more he was made aware of its glories, beauties, and perfections, the more he would become aware of the insufficiency and corruption of his own. That which makes Christ Jesus more precious to me and His robe of righteousness more needful is NOT THE PREACHING OF WHAT I AM NOT, BUT THE PREACHING OF WHO AND WHAT HE IS!
Pastor Henry Mahan
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A PARTICULAR PEOPLE that Jesus Christ saved by His death on the cross are called with an holy calling under the preaching of His glorious gospel according to God’s own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began (2nd Timothy 1:9; 2 Thess. 2:13 - 14)). God Himself tells us that if He purposed it, He will also do it (Isaiah 46:9 - 13).
What, then, is the gospel? Any honest reader of the Holy Scriptures know the Biblical answer to that question. The gospel is not obscure! Jesus Christ is our Sovereign Creator (Heb. 1:3); who became a man so that He could die to redeem His chosen people (Gal. 4:4 - 6; Heb. 9:12).. Because He was obedient unto death, even the death of the cross, God our Father has highly exalted His Son, Jesus Christ the God-man, and has placed Him on His sovereign throne of power in heaven, making Him Lord of lords, and King of kings, revealing to hell-deserving sinnners that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father ((Philippians 2:8 - 11). I bring this short article to a close with this warning: Bow down to Jesus Christ, believing that He by Himself purged your sins from God’s sight forever, (Heb. 1:3; 10:14 - 18) confessing Him as the Sovereign Lord of this whole universe (Acts 10:36), or die in your sins and be cast into eternal torment because you refused to believe the one true gospel that gives our Great Majestic Triune God all the glory for the salvation of His chosen people.(Acts2:36 - 39; Matthew 7:21 - 23; 1 Corinthians 1:30 - 31).
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“Let us be content to know and preach those things which are clearly revealed in the Scriptures and leave the rest alone. As I look back over my years as an adult believer, I see a pattern emerge: trouble and discord has arisen among the sheep only when those things not plainly taught in Scripture begin to take a prominent place in the thoughts of God’s people. There is plenty of obvious truth in the Scriptures to keep us occupied until the Lord shall come. The rest is best left alone. Let us be anxious to learn all we can from Scripture but let us not seek to learn what God has not been pleased to teach.”
Pastor Joe Terrell