“Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began”
2 Timothy 1:8 - 9
WELCOME TO RESCUE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday Morning November 3, 2019
Sunday Morning Bible Study 10:00 AM
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Friday Night Bible Study 7:30 PM
Holy, Holy, Holy Pg262
Psalm 1 & 2
Crown Him With Many Crowns pg234
“Do You Hear”
Amazing Grace Pg202
“Here are two things I cannot possibly exaggerate, overstate, or fully describe. I cannot exaggerate our sin, our utter depravity and our lost, helpless, ruined condition by nature. And I cannot exaggerate God’s great grace. God in great grace has given his dear Son to be a great Savior for great sinners for the glory of his own great name. I want you to know both the greatness of your sin and the greatness of God’s free, sovereign, saving grace in Christ.
· God chose to save a people from eternity and chose the people whom he would save in everlasting love (Eph. 1:3-6).
· God, in infinite wisdom, devised a means whereby he could glorify himself in the salvation of guilty sinners - substitution. (Job 33:24).
· God, in eternal love, gave his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to be the sinner’s Substitute, even before the world began (Rev. 13:8).
· God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit entered into covenant agreement to accomplish the salvation of that elect multitude whom he loved (Jer. 31:31-34).
· In the fullness of time, God sent his Son into the world to fulfill all the conditions and stipulations of the covenant by his obedience and death as the surety of the covenant (Rom. 5:19).
· And today God sends preachers, armed with the authority of his throne, the power of his Spirit, and the gospel of his grace, to proclaim the good news of redemption and righteousness in Christ, urging them to be reconciled to God (II Cor. 5:18-21).
· All of this he has done for the undeserving creatures in the universe, fallen, guilty, helpless, condemned sinners like you and me.
Will you hear me now? God’s grace is great beyond description. But it can be seen only upon the black background of man’s depravity and sin. No one will ever see or have any appreciation for the grace of God until he sees and owns his own sin.”
Excerpt from a message preached
by Pastor Don Fortner
“And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish” (John 10:28)
“The Christian should never think or speak lightly of unbelief. For a child of God to mistrust His love, His truth, His faithfulness, must be greatly displeasing to Him. How can we ever grieve Him by doubting His upholding grace? Christian! it is contrary to every promise of God’s precious Word that thou shouldst ever be forgotten or left to perish. If it could be so, how could He be true who has said, ’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 never forget thee” (Isaiah 49:15). What were the value of that promise -- “The mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but My kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of My peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee” (Isaiah 54:10)? Where were the truth of Christ’s words -- “I give unto My sheep eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand. My Father, which gave them Me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father’s hand”? (John 10:28 & 29). Where were the doctrines of grace? They would be all disproved if one child of God should perish. Where were the veracity of God, His honour, His power, His grace, His covenant, His oath, if any of those for whom Christ has died, and who have put their trust in Him, should nevertheless be cast away? Banish those unbelieving fears which so dishonour God. Arise, shake thyself from the dust, and put on thy beautiful garments. Remember it is sinful to doubt His Word wherein He has promised thee that thou shalt never perish. Let the eternal life within thee express itself in confident rejoicing.”
“The gospel bears my spirit up:
A faithful and unchanging God
Lays the foundation for my hope,
In oaths, and promises, and blood.’
C. H. Spurgeon
· 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
· November 13th 9:45 AM LADIES OUTING – APPLE HILL
THE “HIM” BOOK (Luke 24: 44 - 45)
“And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures.”
“The Bible is not a ‘how to’ book, a road map, a calendar of events, a history book, or a code of conduct. The Bible is a Him book. From beginning to end it is the declaration of the redemptive glory of God in Christ. Take the preeminence of Christ out of the Bible and all you have is another book. Use the Bible for any other reason than to declare Christ crucified and you misuse the Word of God.”
Pastor Darvin Pruitt
“So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do” (Luke 17:10)
“All men value their services too highly, which is why all men believe that they can merit salvation. It takes the power of God working in a sinner’s heart to make him see that all his righteousness's are nothing but filthy rags in God’s sight (Isaiah 64:6). Not until a sinner tastes of the grace of God in Christ will he see that after all that he has done or can do, he is still an unprofitable servant.”
Pastor John Chapman
“Christ stands in the gospel-ministry, at the door of men’s hearts, and knocks and calls. Having the key of the house of David, he opens the heart by the power of his grace, and lets himself in. In this way, and by this means, the Spirit and his graces are received. Men are called both to grace and glory by the gospel.”
“The natural heart of man is concerned only with natural, temporal things. The desires of the flesh and mind are by natural origin self-centered. Man is a habitual self-serving creature. He may be at times, (especially when in the presence of the gospel), consciously aware of this but finds it impossible to change because this is his love - “ … men shall be lovers of their own selves … lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God” 2Timothy 3:2 & 4. He may reform outwardly for a while and try to adjust his priorities and even strive to think differently, but alas, he is like the dog and its vomit and the sow and its muck. He has not a heart for Christ, His gospel, or His church. This is not his love. This is not his desire. He has only a desire for the vomit and the muck (2Peter 2:22). The only way one will ever have a heart for the things of God will be if God gives him a new heart and a new Spirit. God’s promise to His people is, “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you ...”. The new heart which God gives has preeminence over the old one. Oh yes, the old heart is still there to aggravate and even temporarily distract us. However, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world” 1John 4:4). The new heart is one of faith, love and commitment. The new heart embraces Christ, His gospel and His church. This comes as natural to the new heart as embracing self and the things of the world comes to the old heart. If we have not a new heart and Spirit when temptation comes, when cares come, when it is time for self-denial, we will take the low road to fulfilling the desires of the flesh and mind and it will be revealed we are yet the servants of self rather than the servants of God. We will be, in our heart, true to what we treasure most - “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:21).”
Pastor Tommy Robbins
“But of him (of God) are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written; He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 1:30 - 31).
“Judge not Christ’s love by providence but by promises. Bless God for shaking off false foundations; bless Him for any way whereby He keeps the soul awakened and looking after Christ. Better sickness and temptation, than security and superficiality.”
“As it is written in verse 40, Him (speaking of Christ) GOD raised up the third day, and showed him (Christ) openly. What this means is he showed him (Christ) as he was, with the pierce marks in his hands and feet, the pierce mark from the sword that pierced his side. But as we see in the beginning of verse 41, Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God. Only those that had been chosen before the world was, chosen by God, witnessed this resurrected Christ!
Peter was speaking of those who lived in that day, but it also applies to all of His chosen before and since! We may not see him with our physical eyes, but we do see him with the eye of faith! The gift of faith (Ephesians 2:8).
When God the Father comes to his elect, his chosen people, and reveals the crucified Son in his word, HE SHOWS US OPENLY this one who stood as our substitute! This one who is God in the flesh! This one who willingly laid down his life for his sheep! This one who paid the price in full for all my sins! This one who is raised from the dead, sitting on His throne in heaven, ruling over everything that is! This one who cannot fail! This one who is LORD OF ALL!
As a witness to these things that are pronounced throughout God’s Holy Scriptures, I declare unto you - SALVATION IS OF THE LORD!”
Pastor John Reeves
“I ask no sign, no vision, no evidence without nor feeling within on which to rest my confidence. God has given us His Word and confirmed it in His blessed Son; and there my confidence, faith and trust shall rest.”