Welcome to Rescue Baptist Church

                        

                         Pastor John Reeves

                       Church (530) 677-1710

                               email: rescuebaptist232@gmail.com


 

June 2nd, 2019

“ And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me..”

                                2 Corinthians 12:9

WELCOME TO RESCUE BAPTIST CHURCH

Sunday Morning June 2, 2019 

SCHEDULED MEETINGS 

Sunday Morning Bible Study                      10:00 AM

Sunday Morning Worship                           11:00 AM

Friday Night Bible Study                                 7:30 PM

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OPENING HYMN

         “Blessed Be The Name”          pg103

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SCRIPTURE READING

Psalm 125:1-5

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OFFERTORY

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WORSHIP HYMN

           “Come Thou Almighty King”       pg267

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SPECIAL MUSIC

To be announced.

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Message Title

“Strength Made Perfect”

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CLOSING HYMN

         “How Great Thou Art”               pg4

 


WHO DOES THE SEEKING AND SAVING?

Luke 19:10

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 every one 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 Edmenson


 

“YE ARE COMPLETE IN HIM”

(Colossians 2:10).

   “The believers standing in Christ does not fluctuate with his feelings, not even the increase or decrease of his faith or understanding or anything else.  He stands complete in Christ. God would never trust any of His children to stand before him at any time in their own selves - that is, in their merits or certain good frames of mind.  He knows our frame.  He remembers that we are yet dust.  Therefore, He has on purpose provided for them this perfect standing in Christ Jesus.  ‘Ye are complete in Him’, the Holy Ghost said.  He says in another place, ‘Ye are perfect in Christ Jesus’, (Col. 1:28.)  The very nature of our God requires us to be perfect and complete before Him at all times.  He, out of necessity, therefore provided all this for His children: a perfection, a completeness, which can never be diminished.  It is as unchanging as God himself, (Heb. 6:17; 13:8).  Every true believer may walk through this world in perfect liberty, free from anything and everything - yes, even his sin, fear of condemnation, and all else that would cause him to doubt of his completeness. He may freely come to God, worship Him, call Him ‘Father’, and this he may do at all times with the utmost confidence and thankfulness, because in Christ he stands, first and foremost and always, complete before God.  O thanks be to God for Jesus Christ.”                                                      

              Pastor Bruce Crabtree


Let your love be sincere

 (Romans 12:9 - 19)

   “Believers will love all people.  There is no room in a regenerate heart for hate, grudges, and bigotry.  There is a special love for those who are called brethren (Gal. 6:10).  In making others happy, we find happiness; in giving, we receive; in promoting another’s welfare and honor we are honored!  A man’s character is not always revealed in what others say about him, but in what he privately says about others.”

                                                                            Pastor Henry Mahan


ANNOUNCEMENTS

·       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


FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Whatever length of time a person may spend in this world, be it twenty, forty, or eighty years, if he is to be approved of God and escape His just judgment, every minute of that time must be spent without sin, and in perfect righteousness - perfect heart obedience unto God.  Now I am sure that every honest person will conclude that this leaves us (the whole human race), in and of ourselves, without any hope of God’s acceptance and headed for everlasting destruction from God’s presence.  We were born into this world, sinners by nature and practice.  And we have never done a single thing or had a single thought that was not filled with sin.  Our very lives are a sinful existence, naturally odious to our God. 

     That, my friends, is the truth which God reveals to all of His children, and a truth and reality which they live with.  That is why they long for and embrace the Lord Jesus Christ.  He, as the God-appointed, God-approved, effectual and successful substitute for His people, performed FOR them, all that God requires OF them, and He is TO them all their hearts desire.  He lived to make them righteous, died to make them free, and lives again as their hope of eternal glory.  By the free and sovereign, gracious revelation of God, they SEE Him, they KNOW him, they LOVE Him, they BELIEVE Him, they TRUST Him; and very soon they shall be WITH Him and LIKE Him.

                                                                                           Maurice Montgomery

 


In election the Lord set us apart to be His children.

In adoption He gave us the relationship of children.
In regeneration He gave us the privilege of being His children.
In justification He gave us the perfect standing of children.
In glorification He will give us the inheritance of children.

                                                                                 --Copied


 

“I remember thee.”

--Jeremiah 2:2--

     “Let us note that Christ delights to think upon his Church, and to look upon her beauty. As the bird returneth often to its nest, and as the wayfarer hastens to his home, so doth the mind continually pursue the object of its choice. We cannot look too often upon that face which we love; we desire always to have our precious things in our sight. It is even so with our Lord Jesus. From all eternity ‘his delights were with the sons of men’; his thoughts rolled onward to the time when his elect should be born into the world; he viewed them in the mirror of his foreknowledge. ‘In thy book’, he says, ‘all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them’ (Psalm 139:16). When the world was set upon its pillars, he was there, and he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel. Many a time before his incarnation, he descended to this lower earth in the similitude of a man; on the plains of Mamre (Gen. 18), by the brook of Jabbok (Gen. 32:24-30), beneath the walls of Jericho (Jos. 5:13), and in the fiery furnace of Babylon (Dan. 3:19, 25), the Son of Man visited his people. Because his soul delighted in them, he could not rest away from them, for his heart longed after them. Never were they absent from his heart, for he had written their names upon his hands, and graven them upon his side. As the breastplate containing the names of the tribes of Israel was the most brilliant ornament worn by the high priest, so the names of Christ's elect were his most precious jewels and glittered on his heart. We may often forget to meditate upon the perfections of our Lord, but he never ceases to remember us. Let us chide ourselves for past forgetfulness and pray for grace ever to bear him in fondest remembrance. Lord, paint upon the eyeballs of my soul the image of thy Son.”

                                                    --C. H. Spurgeon


CHOOSE YE THIS DAY

Joshua 24:15

And if it seem evil unto you serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

If Adam in his perfect perfection did not choose God over Eve, but ate the forbidden fruit and plunged all of mankind into rebellion against God then how can an imperfect man choose God.

Isaiah 64:7,9

And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.

And the very LORD JESUS CHRIST said in….

John 15:16

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

You see, salvation is a gift, given by the will of God not commanded by the whims of man.

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not or yourselves: it is the gift of God: [9] Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Man will always choose that which sounds, looks or feels right in their own eyes and disregard that what God declares pleases himself.

Salvation is not your decision to choose God, but God’s good pleasure to choose you.

And if chosen you will serve Him and not He you.

                                                          -- Elder Bill Silva