Welcome to Rescue Baptist Church

                        

                         Pastor John Reeves

                       Church (530) 677-1710

                               email: rescuebaptist232@gmail.com

28th Annual Sovereign Grace Winter Conference

Saturday Morning January 26th, 2019

“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen”

                                       Jude 1:24-25

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OPENING HYMN

         “My Faith Has Found A Resting Place”        pg405

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WORSHIP HYMN

           “Lead Me To Calvary”               pg176

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SPECIAL MUSIC

   Darryl Starks

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   Message by Pastor Gene Harmon

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WORSHIP HYMN

           “Hiding In Thee”                       pg348

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OFFETORY

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SPECIAL MUSIC

  Denise Warta

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Message by Pastor Rick Warta

        Come to Christ (Part 2)

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CLOSING HYMN

         “I Know Whom I Have Believed”        pg409


 “A Broken Heart”

       Every enlightened child of God knows that “A Broken Heart” does not save any hell-deserving sinner.  But no one will be delivered from the power of darkness until they experience the miracle of “The New Birth”.  A broken and a contrite spirit God will not despise (Psalm 51:17) because a true broken heart is God’s work!  When God breaks sinner’s hearts:  He gives us faith to see our totally depraved, hopeless, sinful condition.    He gives us faith to see Jesus Christ as our Sovereign Creator who became a man. As a man, He was perfectly obedient to His Father’s will, even the death of the cross (Phil. 2:8).  That obedience is the only righteousness God will accept, and the only sacrifice our Heavenly Father will accept, for the sins of His people.     And we will see, by the gift of God’s faith, Jesus Christ as the resurrected, glorified God-man; as our Great High Priest; as our Blessed Surety; as our Sovereign King who rules and reigns over this whole universe and everything in it.

   All of these spiritual blessings, and so many more. accompany the miracle of  “The New Birth” (Eph 1:3), and are received by every heart our Lord Jesus is pleased to break.  “All things are of God”  for the glory of His Darling Son, Jesus Christ our Sovereign Lord and Saviour (1 Cor. 8:6).                                Pastor  Gene Harmon

 

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"Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept Thy word" (Ps. 119:67)

 

I did not start in the truth of Christ. I was not in the way of life until I was afflicted. I was ignorant of Christ. I was ignorant of God’s word. I did not believe God or Christ or His word. My way was to go astray. I did not live by faith on Christ. How did the Lord turn me? Affliction was a necessary ingredient. Where was that rod applied? To my conscience. What did that accomplish? It made my foolish heart believe His Son when He spoke from the Gospel, that Christ accomplished my salvation, that He is my all. This is the way of God with men. He plows the ground. The heart is made soft by affliction. The word declares Christ to the weary, those long-plagued, long-burdened, sorely helpless, needing to be rescued (Luke 15:14-20; 18:13). Then the glad news of the Gospel of Christ crucified is sent by the messengers of peace (Isa. 52:13)! God looks upon Christ for me! God provided and offered and accepted Christ for sinners! He afflicts all for whom Christ died. Then He declares Christ crucified, risen and reigning as their eternal Rest (Heb. 4:1-10). Salvation in Christ has become my song (Isa. 12). He is God. He is Man. He reigns on heaven’s throne with all honor, authority and power. He sovereignly calls and brings His own. It seems too good to be true, that God would look to His Son as my Substitute and answer His own law in the answer Christ my Surety gave when He answered with Himself. Until I was afflicted I went astray. But now I have believed His Son, I have believed the Gospel. This is God’s work of grace (John 6:29; Acts 18:27; Eph. 2:8-10; Rom. 6:17)!

                                                                                                                   Pastor  Rick Warta