"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
WELCOME TO RESCUE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday Morning September 1st, 2019
Sunday Morning Bible Study 10:00 AM
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Friday Night Bible Study 7:30 PM
“When We All Get To Heaven” pg542
“Blessed Assurance” pg345
Gleaning part 4
“The Glorious Gospel”
“Hallelujah, What A Saviour?” pg175
“The Bible is a book with one message and purpose. The message of the Bible is redemption by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ and its purpose is the salvation of sinners for the glory of God.
This is the thing I want you to see: the singular purpose of Holy Scripture is to reveal the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible was written to show us our blessed Saviour. This fact was beautifully illustrated by our Lord himself when he came into the synagogue at Nazareth. He opened the book of God and read to the people from the prophecy of Isaiah. Then he closed the book, laid it down and, as the people waited to hear his sermon, he said, 'This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears' (Luke 4:18-21). Sitting before them, God in human flesh, our Saviour said, 'I am the one of whom the prophet spoke!'
The risen Christ met two of his disciples on the Emmaus road and walked with them. As they talked together, he opened the Scriptures to them and caused them to understand that all the Scriptures spoke of him (Luke 24:27, 44-47). When Philip the evangelist met the Ethiopian eunuch, the eunuch was reading from Isaiah 53. Beginning at that place, Philip 'preached unto him Jesus' (Acts 8:35). When Peter stood up and preached to the Gentiles at Caesarea, he said, 'To him [the Lord Jesus Christ] give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins' (Acts 10:43).
When Paul came to Thessalonica, 'As his manner was, [he] went in unto them [in the synagogue], and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures, opening and alleging that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ' (Acts 17:2-3). In the book of Hebrews, when Christ came into the world, we are told that he said, 'Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God' (Heb. 10:7).
Jesus Christ and him crucified is the sum and substance of Holy Scripture.”
Pastor Don Fortner
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms"
“The world struggles against worldly enemies. Each man fights against the other inhabitants of the world in order to gain an advantage in power, wealth of fame. Worldly religionists fight worldly evil, protesting the whatever sins may be fashionable at the time and trying to gain whatever power they can in order to slow the descent of the culture or maybe even push the world in a positive direction.
But, just as the believer’s hope is not in this world, so his warfare is not in this world. When a man believes the gospel, his warfare with God is ended, but a new warfare begins. He who would make a friend of Christ and His Kingdom will make an enemy of Satan and his kingdom. Do not ever think that the life of faith is an easy one. It involves warfare – fierce fighting; and to make things worse, it is a sort of warfare we are not accustomed to. The weapons are different, the results are different, and much of the victory will not be seen by us until all fighting is over.
But, blessed be God, the outcome of our present warfare is also different! In times past, we battled in vain. No matter how successful we seemed, in the end all would be lost. But now, our eternal victory is guaranteed, as it is written, “in all these things we are more than conquerors”. The battle will be fierce, and it may often look as though we are on the losing side. But the reality is, everything is going exactly according to plan, and our Lord has and shall be completely victorious, and all our labors in Him shall prove fruitful to the praise of God’s glorious grace. So, encourage your hearts with grace, and fight on, for the battle is the Lord’s!”
Pastor Joe Terrell
· 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
FREE WILL OR SINNER'S WILL
God is the only one with a free will and He does whatsoever He pleases, so, where does that leave man? Those that come to God by their will, l find, also leave God by their will.
Elder Bill Silva
A Strong Consolation
Hebrews 6: 17-19
“If only one of God’s sheep were to perish, the purpose of God would be frustrated, the power of God resisted, the promise of God broken, the faithfulness of God would be a mockery and the word of God proved to be a lie. If but one of His little ones were to be lost and sin win the day, where would be the veracity, the honor, the grace, the covenant and the oath of God? The assurance of faith is not in my ability to hold on but the immutable character of my God who loved me and gave himself for me.”
Pastor Darvin Pruitt
Now that he sees his Lord truly. He sees himself honestly as well! He knows himself a sinner among sinners, in a world as lost and dead as he was! True repentance flows from his broken and contrite heart, and he therefore RUNS naturally to Christ by faith! Wild horses could’nt keep him from coming….for now HE MUST HAVE CHRIST! He has been MADE WILLING,….by the POWER of God!
Elder Mike Loveless An excerpt of “FREEWILLARD”
CHRIST WENT GENTLY TO THE CROSS
“And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.”
“Another reading of this passage, ‘…and the ark went [gently floating] upon the surface of the waters.’ This made me think of how gently Christ went to the cross to suffer the wrath of God for the sins of His Elect. Christ did not fight, argue, or threaten; He went gently to the slaughter (Isaiah 53:7). I am sure that those soldiers who nailed Him to the cross were amazed how willingly he lay down to have His hands and feet nailed to the cross. Our Lord willingly (gently) laid down His life for us. I stand amazed.”
Pastor John Chapman
Joy And Peace Through Believing
“I think that very often unbelievers sit under the preaching of the gospel, waiting and hoping for some kind of experience or feeling of peace and joy before believing the testimony of God concerning His Son
(1 John 5:9 - 13; John 3:21 - 36, 8:24). If you are doing this, then you have, to use an old proverb, ‘Put the cart before the horse’, and are actually looking to yourself rather than to Christ for your soul’s salvation! Believing is the key which opens the door (Christ) through which sinners enter in ‘rejoicing’. Thus, the great apostle to the Gentiles writes, we obtain ‘joy and peace through believing’.”
Pastor Maurice Montgomery
“The life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God”
“When the Lord in mercy passed by and saw us in our blood, He first of all said, ‘Live’; and this He did FIRST, because life is one of the absolutely essential things in spiritual matters, and until it be bestowed we are incapable of partaking in the things of the kingdom. Now the life which grace confers upon the saints at the moment of their quickening is none other than the life of Christ, which, like the sap from the stem, runs into us, the branches, and establishes a living connection between our souls and Jesus. Faith is the grace which perceives this union, having proceeded from it as its first-fruit. It is the neck which joins the body of the church to its all-glorious Head.
“O Faith! thou bond of union with the Lord,
Is not this office thine? and thy fit name,
In the economy of gospel types,
And symbols apposite--the Church’s neck;
Identifying her in will and work
With Him ascended?”
Faith lays hold upon the Lord Jesus with a firm and determined grasp. She knows his excellence and worth, and no temptation can induce her to repose her trust elsewhere; and Christ Jesus is so delighted with this heavenly grace, that He never ceases to strengthen and sustain her by the loving embrace and all-sufficient support of His eternal arms. Here, then, is established a living, sensible, and delightful union which casts forth streams of love, confidence, sympathy, complacency, and joy, whereof both the bride and bridegroom love to drink. When the soul can evidently perceive this oneness between itself and Christ, the pulse may be felt as beating for both, and the one blood as flowing through the veins of each. Then is the heart as near heaven as it can be on earth and is prepared for the enjoyment of the most sublime and spiritual kind of fellowship.”
C. H. Spurgeon