Welcome to Rescue Baptist Church

                        

                         Pastor John Reeves

                       Church (530) 677-1710

                               email: rescuebaptist232@gmail.com

December 23, 2018

WELCOME TO RESCUE BAPTIST CHURCH

Sunday Morning December 23rd, 2018

SCHEDULED MEETINGS

Sunday Morning Bible Study              10:00 AM

Sunday Morning Worship                   11:00 AM

Sunday Evening Worship    Canceled      6:30 PM

Friday Night Bible Study                          7:30 PM

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OPENING HYMN

    “He Touched Me”                   pg504

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SCRIPTURE READING

                         Psalm 113

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OFFERTORY

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WORSHIP HYMN

  “More About Jesus”               pg389

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SPECIAL MUSIC

To be announced.

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          Message Title

“Instructing Grace” (pt. 5 of 9)

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CLOSING HYMN

  “Joy to the World”               pg125

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Because of our upcoming holiday season, our Friday Night Bible Study for the next two weeks have been cancelled. In preparation for our Winter Conference (Friday, Jan. 25 -Sunday, 27), a Work Day has been set for Saturday, Jan. 12 at 10:00 AM.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Importance of Church Membership

Article by Pastor Don Fortner (Excerpt)

   “What does this membership involve?  It is one thing to have your name on a church roll, but something else altogether to be a member of the church of God.  Church Membership is an alliance of hearts to one another in Christ.  It is voluntary commitment of love, a loving commitment to Christ and to one another for Christ’s sake. To unite with the church is to make a public commitment to the Worship of Christ (Acts 2: 42).  That is we come faithfully to sing His praises, Read His Word and call upon His name, and be instructed in the gospel.  We are committed in the gospel of Christ.  That is we are committed to the defense and furtherance of the gospel by the preaching of the Word.  We are committed to the church of Christ.  That is we are committed to love one another for Christ’s sake (John 13:34-35).  We are to love and forgive one another even as Christ has forgiven us.”

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THE WONDER OF IT ALL

   “I can appreciate the ability of the learned botanist to give me the scientific names of the rose, the origin of it, the various types of roses, how and where they grow, and the number of petals, thorns, and leaves to expect on a genuine rose; but too often those who become overly entangled in these things somehow lose the most important things, the beauty and fragrance of the rose!

     I hope in our preaching, teaching and witnessing concerning the gospel of our dear Saviour we do not become more concerned with the system than the sweetness, with the mechanics rather than the mercy, with the right terminology rather than the right spirit and attitude.

     You will soon weary my head if you don't warm my heart; and while I am eager to learn more of how, why, and when I got to Christ; I would like to rejoice and enjoy my relationship with Christ!  He is my rose of Sharon, which brightens my life and sends His sweet fragrance through my soul. One can preach about Christ and not preach Christ, just as one can know how God saves sinners and not be a saved sinner. O the wonder of it all, just to think that CHRIST LOVES ME!”           

                                      Pastor Henry Mahan