WELCOME TO RESCUE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday Morning, October 4, 2015
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
“Rejoice, The Lord Is King” Page 228
“I Will Praise Him” Page 525
“Calvary Covers It All”
Solo by Mike Loveless Judy Harmon, Pianist
“Blessed Assurance” Page 345
“When our Lord instituted the Lord’s Supper, he took the cup of wine, held it before his disciples and said, ‘This is the blood of the New Testament, shed for many for the remission of sins.’ In Heb. 9:22, we read, ‘Without shedding of blood is no remission.’ That makes the blood a matter of immense, infinite importance.
The blood represents the life. The blood of Christ speaks of Christ’s sacrifice of himself.
## These days, it is common for preachers, churches, theologians, and hymn writers to say as little as possible about the blood. We have become so educated, refined, and sophisticated that talking about blood is considered improper, unsophisticated, and rude. But it is still true that ‘without shedding of blood is no remission.”’ Nothing is more important and nothing more precious than the blood of Christ (Heb. 9:12; 1 Peter 1:18 - 21). The shedding of his precious blood was and is absolutely essential to the saving of our souls. Let us ever cherish the blood of Christ as that which is precious above all things.
Heb. 9:13 - 14 -- ‘For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?’
The blood of bulls and goats could never take away sin (Heb. 10:4). That was never God’s purpose. The animal sacrifices were given as types and pictures to illustrate and point to the great, sin-atoning sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ. However those Old Testament sacrifices did purify the people in an external, ceremonial way. How much more shall the blood of Christ, God's own dear Son, spotless, sinless blood of infinite value offered to God by the Holy Spirit, cleanse us, purify our souls, and deliver us from seeking acceptance through our dead works! The blood of Christ is effectual. It has satisfied the wrath and justice of God. By it our sins have been put away. Therefore the believer’s conscience condemns him no more (Rom. 8:1; Rom. 8:33 - 34; 1John 1:7 - 10; 1 John 3:5).”
Excerpt from Pastor Don Fortner’s book, Discovering Christ in Hebrews
“He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD” (Proverbs 17:15).
The Judicial system of this country we’re living in leaves a lot to be desired. But this is one thing our law will not allow. A loved one cannot suffer the penalty in the place of one who is guilty of breaking the law. Punishment must be imposed upon the one who is found guilty and convicted of a crime, not upon an innocent substitute. That would be a miscarriage of justice. Moreover, the person who is found guilty must suffer the punishment imposed upon him by the judge.
All of Adam’s fallen race stands guilty before the bar of God’s Holy Justice. God must punish sin! But His Holy Justice was satisfied for a particular people when God punished His Darling Son. But God could not have condemn Jesus Christ to die if His Son was not guilty before Him. Proverbs 17:15 tells us it would be an abomination for Him to do so. THEREFORE, Jesus Christ hung there on that cruel cross GUILTY before God the Father. Not for His own sins. He had none of His own. But our Saviour bore our sins in his own body on the tree (1 Peter 2:24). God our Father made His Son who knew no sin (to be) SIN FOR US (2 Corinthians 5:21). ALL our iniquities were laid on Jesus Christ our Substitute (Isaiah 53:6)..
Proverbs 17:5 also says He that justifieth the wicked is an abomination to God. But Romans 8:32 - 33 says “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? IT IS GOD THAT JUSTIFIETH.” Brethren, because of Jesus Christ, “.. all who believe are justified from all things, from which we could not be justified by the law of Moses (Acts 13:39). THEREFORE, all of God’s chosen, blood-bought children are NOT WICKED in His sight. If we were, He could not have justified us. It would be an abomination for Him to do so. Our Heavenly Father sees us in the risen, Holy, Christ of God - WITHOUT SIN! God’s elect, and only God’s elect, stand before the Judge of all the earth FAULTLESS! WITHOUT SIN! The sin atoning sacrifice of Christ our Saviour removed all our sins from God’s sight forever (Hebrews 10:14 - 17).. All of our Lord’s chosen, blood-bought children stand before Him AS PURE AND AS HOLY AS GOD HIMSELF! Reader, do these Biblical God-honoring truths bless you? If not, God have mercy on your soul.
Our monthly Fellowship Dinner is scheduled for this afternoon following our morning worship service. Please join us.
We will come to The Lord’s Table during our worship service this afternoon, Lord willing.
Our worship service for this evening has been cancelled.
Our monthly Music & Testimony Night is scheduled for next Sunday evening.
Our dear sister, Annie Robinson, departed this life last Friday afternoon, and was ushered into ETERNAL BLISS. She is now, and forever will be, in the presence of the Glorified God-man, Jesus Christ her Lord and Saviour. Our sincere condolences to all her loved ones.
**** Cleaning duty this week: Russ Davis and Michael Smith ****
SUGGESTED BIBLE READINGS FOR THIS WEEK
Monday Wednesday Friday
Genesis 49 Psalm 43 Luke 2
Genesis 50 Psalm 44 Luke 3
Exodus 1 Psalm 45 Luke 4
Romans 15 Romans 16 1 Corinthians 1
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
“If we could peer into heaven and see that great number of departed and glorified saints, I think we would see Abraham and his nephew, Lot, Joshua and Rahab the harlot, Samuel and Samson, the penitent thief and the glorious Apostle Paul, all dressed in the same raiment--that beautiful garment of salvation, the righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ which was freely given them (Isaiah 61:10). After all, nothing less will make the sinner acceptable in God’s sight and qualified for heaven! AND WHAT IS THERE MORE? Can anything be added to the righteousness of Christ? Can anything make the sinner more approved of God? The Lord Jesus Christ is ALL THE BELIEVER’S JUSTIFYING RIGHTEOUSNESS (1 Corinthians 1:30, 2 Corinthians 5:21).”
Pastor Henry Mahan
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“The Best Friend you can have on this earth is one who will tell you the truth. One who will not help make you comfortable in a refuge of lies. One who speaks the truth to you in love. One who will continue to do so though you may not appreciate his doing so. May I be such a friend that the blood of others be not on my hands.”
Pastor Donnie Bell
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“On true doctrine rests the worship of the true and living God. From error in doctrine springs the worship of a false God. There is a tendency among many religious people to undervalue true doctrine, to exalt morality at the expense of the character of God and the teachings of our Lord, and to deny the importance of a sound creed. I do not doubt that sound creed has often covered an unsound life. But when I hear it said, ‘Such and such do not believe the doctrine of sovereign grace and substitution, but they love the Lord and are saved’, I wonder and ask, ‘What then was the Bible written for?’ Is it no infallible expression of the mind of God? Is it no standard of truth? Are we to believe what appeals to us and deny the rest? God forbid! God’s Word declares the oneness of Truth and condemns every departure from the truth as a direct attack on God Himself! Do not tell me that a man’s heart is right with God when his head contains a creed of error and denies the Person and Work of the Redeemer.”
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“As long as you live, beware of a religion in which there is not much of the cross. We live in a time when the warning is sadly needful. Beware; I say again, of a religion without the death of Christ, the blood of Christ, the vital doctrine of the atonement of Christ, this is a false religion.”
Pastor William Terry Worthan
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“The reason people find the “cross of Christ” so offensive is because it strips them of any skill, strength or ability to save themselves.”
Pastor David Eddmenson
“It has been my experience that focusing on whether or not I am saved always leads to confusion and doubt, but focusing on whether Christ is the Saviour has always led to simplicity of thought and confidence.”
Pastor Joe Terrell
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“Paul says to every believer, ‘Ye are complete in Him’ (Col. 2.10). If I look for assurance anywhere else, I will always come up short. To find assurance in an experience I had or a time when I learned something or stopped doing something, is to find assurance in the wrong place. The believer’s assurance is this: in him, by virtue of union with Him, I am complete! I lack nothing. When He said, It is finished’, it was because it really was finished. We cannot have perfect assurance in something that has not yet been done. But what assurance we have in that which is already finished. ‘Ye are complete in Him’.”
Pastor Todd Nibert
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Isaiah 53:10 and 2nd Corinthians 5:21
2nd Corinthians 5:21 is the inspired commentary of God the Holy Ghost on Isaiah 53:10. He tells us that in order for the Lord Jesus Christ to be our sin-offering he had to be made sin for us. Justice could never have punished him as a sin-offering had he not been made sin for us. — ‘Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift!’
Pastor Don Fortner
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A Gospel To Believe
“The Gospel of God’s grace in Christ Jesus is not a thing to be proved, but a truth to be believed. It is not submitted to our reasoning powers as a subject of critical examination. The gospel is a MESSAGE FROM GOD, addressed to the conscience, feelings and affections. For this reason men fond of argument and proving everything by strictly logical deduction generally make very poor preachers. In the Scriptures, God does not argue. He proclaims!”
--J. C. Philpot