SUNDAY March 7, 2021
I Peter 1: 3 - 5
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time."
WELCOME TO RESCUE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday Morning Bible Study 10:00 AM SIMON PETER AN APOSTLE OF CHRIST (pt89)
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Friday Night Bible Study 7:30 PM
OPENING HYMN PAGE 506
I WILL SING OF MY REDEEMER
WORSHIP HYMN PAGE 354
LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS
FOLLOWERS OF THE LORD
CLOSING HYMN PAGE 543
WHEN THE ROLL IS CALLED UP YOUNDER
March 14th at 2:00 AM
'I will come into thy house.' The house of God is the
congregation of the saints, wherever they gather in public
assembly to worship God.
'I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy.' It is
not enough merely to 'go to church'. We must come into the
house of God in faith, trusting the Lord's mercy. And there are
a multitude of mercies with God in Christ. Sinners need
mercy. We must come to the place of public worship as
sinners trusting God's abundant mercy in Christ. If we do not
come as sinners seeking mercy, we will not worship. But
sinners looking to Christ for mercy always find a multitude of
mercy in him (Luke 18:13-14). In him we find:
• Everlasting, covenant mercy (Jer. 31:31-34)
• Sin-atoning, redeeming mercy (Rom. 3:24-26)
•Effectual, saving mercy (Micah 7:18-20)
• Immutable, preserving mercy (Mal. 3:6)
•Daily, providential mercy (Rom. 8:28)
Truly, 'It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed,
because his compassions fail not' (Lam. 3:22), and every
worshipper in God's house finds it to be so.
'And in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.' We must
come to the house of God with reverence and godly fear to
worship him, that is, to see him, to hear him, to adore him, to
praise him and to obey him. This was David's resolve. May it
ever be yours and mine. May God give us grace to make
public worship our delight and truly to worship him in the
assembly of his saints.
Excerpt of Church of God by
Humbled or Angered
“Rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee”
Someone has said, "Faithful reproofs, if they don't profit you will provoke you." God's prophet, John the Baptist, faithfully rebuked Herod for taking his brother's wife (Matt. 14:4). Herod's response to the truth of God was anger and murder toward God's prophet. On another occasion, the prophet of God, Nathan, rebuked King David for taking Bathsheba to be his wife and for the murder of Uriah the Hittite, her husband (2Sam. 12:7-14). David, instead of being angry, was humbled and confessed before God that he was a sinner and begged for mercy. David expressed this in Psalm 51, “Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me”. Now here is the question for us. How do we react to the rebuke of Holy Scripture? Are we humbled and broken hearted? Do we beg God for mercy and forgiveness or do we get angry and upset? Believers are humbled, those who don't believe God are only angered and enraged.
The Righteousness Of God
“I longed to understand Paul's letter to the Romans, but one expression stood in my way – ‘THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD’. I took it to mean that righteousness whereby God is righteous and deals righteously in punishing the unrighteous! Night and day I pondered until I grasped the truth that the righteousness of God is that righteousness whereby in Christ, by Christ and sheer mercy, God justifies us by faith. Thereupon, I felt myself to be reborn and to have gone through the door to paradise. The whole of Scripture took on new meaning. Whereas ‘THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD’ had filled me with fear, it became inexpressibly sweet in love.”
· Our FELLOWSHIP DINNER will be following this morning service
· We will come to THE LORD’S TABLE during our afternoon worship service, Lord willing
· FRIDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY IS CANCLED THIS FRIDAY
· Yuba-Sutter Grace Church will hold their special meeting with Karl Mantle starting March 19th at 7PM and March 20th at 4:30PM and Sunday March 21st 11AM Held at Rick’s home
WHO DOES THE SEEKING AND SAVING?
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
I remember working with a man who came into work on a Monday morning gleaming and smiling from ear to ear. I asked him, “Why are you so happy?” He proudly said, “I found Jesus yesterday.” This is the subtlety of Satan in works religion. Lost sinners think they did the seeking, the finding and the saving. But how can they seek, find and save anyone, especially themselves, when they are dead? This seemingly innocent and sincere statement is taught in religion to promote the will, work and way of a fallen sinner. If a sinner “found Jesus,” then they have ultimately saved themselves. Christ was helpless to save until they found Him! If you “found Jesus” then you were not only able to contribute to your salvation, you were the cause of your salvation. To indicate that you “found Jesus” insinuates that He was lost and helpless until you found Him. To imply that you “found Jesus” suggests that the sinner has some ability and power above God Himself. But that is not what the Bible teaches. Christ Jesus came to SEEK and to SAVE that which was lost and everyone of them (His elect) will be sought, found and saved. (John 6:37) I am so glad and relieved that Christ my Lord does the seeking, the finding and the saving. For if He hadn’t, I would still be lost!
Pastor David Eddmenson
WHY, THAT IS PREPOSTEROUS!
The greatest absurdity in all the world is for men and women to call a being God, then say that he cannot and does not do as he pleases! That is more ridiculous than saying that water is not wet. Water, by its very nature, is a liquid, wet. Almighty God, by His very nature, is absolutely sovereign, independent and free. He can and does do as He pleases. “Our God,” said the psalmist, “is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased” (115:3). And again, “Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places” (135:6). “He doeth according to his will,” says Daniel the prophet, “in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou? (Dan. 4:35). “What his soul desireth, even that he doeth” (Job 23:13). “He worketh all things after the counsel of his own will” (Ephesians 1:11). And only a lost, unregenerate person would ever entertain a thought to the contrary. (Proverbs 14:12; 16:25; I Corinthians 2:14). In fact, all thoughts to the contrary are nothing less than blasphemy! The God of the Bible is God indeed. His people call him God because He is God!
Listen to the words of Spurgeon: “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 fully 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!”
Have you ever made a phone call and a voice comes on and says push 1 or 2 or 4, then when you push that number it starts all over again. How frustrating.
In every part of life there are too many things to choose from, in going to a restaurant in choosing a car, what kind of computer should I get, on and on it goes.
But there is one thing in which there are no options SALVATION from sin and condemnation. God in His holy word has made it plain and straightforward; “This is my beloved Son hear Him”.
God says there is ONE WAY to come unto Him, One who has the power to give eternal life, One who has the power to make God the Father known, One in whom a sinner can be accepted.
The Holy Scriptures tells us there is One Righteousness; One Savior of sinners, One Mediator between God and men “the man Christ Jesus”. One who has the power to give life and quicken whom He will. God says there is One whom He appointed heir, One by whom He will be addressed by, One by whom He will address sinners by, One JUST ONE.
God will give no man any wiggle room here, freewill won’t do, works won’t do, merit has no place, and law keeping won’t be accepted. The Lord God said it this way; “He that believes on the Son of God hath life he that believes not on the Son the wrath of God abideth on him.”(John 3:36)
I am so thankful that God the Father brought me to the place were there was no way out from under the guilt and condemnation of my sin and revealed the ONE WAY in which He would accept and make me righteous. That Way is through and by the Lord Jesus Christ.
PASTOR DON BELL
Leave Them There
I know my sins, but I rejoice in His grace. I know my weakness, but I rest in His strength. I know my emptiness, but I am complete in Him. “O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,” all because we do not cast our sins, our souls, on Christ and LEAVE THEM THERE!
Pastor Henry Mahan