God Bless America,
We ask God for blessings for our troops.
The Sovereign Grace Missionary
Baptist Church Of Texarkana, Texas USA
1217 Dillon St. Texarkana, Texas
Randy Johnson, Pastor
This Church Was Established in Texarkana, USA
Missionary Baptist Church
"Where The Truths Of
Godís Word Have Been Taught For More Than Fifty-Six Years"
1217 Dillon Texarkana, Texas 75501
May 27, 2018
Newsletter Number 671
Brother Randy Johnson, Pastor
Brother James Thomas, Song Leader
Pastor E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Churches Web Site: www.sgmbaptist.com
"A Church Seeking To Please God In Prayer, Song,
Preaching, And Worship."
|Please Join Us As We
All of Our Military, Their Familyís & All the Civilian
Workers in The Middle East, Zee Mink Fuller and Family, Her
sonís Bryan Armstrong and Hunter Hackie, Daughter Shannon,
and Brother Philip & Sondra Thornsberry, Johnnie Stephens,
Alecia Stephens, and children, Frankie Baldridge and
daughter, Buckie Thompson, Frank & Sonya Trusty, Frank &
Dawana Reigel, Andrew Preston, Larry & Martha Mollette and
Her Family, Tyrell Loyd, Bonnie, Ted O'Bonion, Larry
Mollette II & Family, Kerry Adcock, Kim Poole, Danny & Nita
Mollette, The Muncy Family, Lee & Mary Mollette, Wendell
Henderson, Joshua Kidd, Matthew Kidd, Ronnie and Sarah
Henderson, Ronnie Henderson Jr. & Children, Ricky Henderson
and Family, Jacie Henderson, Velma Hammond, Charles, Don
Hammond and Families, Archie Griffin, Donna Johnson, James
and Luann Reynolds, Timothy Fails, Nathan Fails, Jacob
Ramsey, Jerry Hughes, Pastor G. L. Burr, Melody Carr, Janie
Capps, Linda Hughes, Donna Jones, Gina, Brother Kelley and
Sister Hinson, The Harris Family, Teresa Bookout, Little
Titan Thomas (Trent and Tiffane Thomas child), James Ė Diane
and Brooke Thomas, Jace Fails, Sister Ann McSwain, Elaine
Sparks, James daughterís mother-in-law, Danny Hammond, Jim
and Linda Meier, Ronnie Elam, Bonnie From Ohio, Brother Dan
Sullivan the work in Thailand, Brother Raul and the work in
Romania, Bro. Sergey Mochalov and the Churches in Russia.
|From Our Pastor:
The Beautiful Grace Of God.
"Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the
knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as his
divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto
life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath
called us to glory and virtue:" 2 Peter 1:2 Ė 3
I am simply amazed every time I see Gods grace in my
life. Paul said "But by the grace of God I am what I am"
1Cor. 15:10 if I am what God wants me to be then how can I
ever complain? God has made me His child, I understand the
trials of life, the persecutions of life, even the heart
aches of life, but I am a child of the Living God, what else
could I want. This is how I see it, even with all the
sufferings of life, God chose for me to send His Beloved Son
Jesus to this evil world and to suffer death on my part to
give to me eternal life. Look at what God said through
Peter, "But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower
than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with
glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should
taste death for every man...For it became him, for whom
are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many
sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation
perfect through sufferings." Hebrews 2:9 Ė 10 Now give
this a little thought, Jesus who created all things, whom is
the image of God, who is God, gave His life for me. He came
to this world, lived here for about 33 years, and allowed
His own creation to crucify Him, to give to me eternal
life. God said through Paul that Jesus is "Öthe captain
of their salvation perfect through sufferings." Jesus is the
Captain of our salvation because of His living and dying for
our righteousness. By Captain it means He is also our leader
in life, death, and resurrection. We as Christians ought to
live our life for the Father, because Jesus did. We need to
live in the steps of Jesus, even if life leads us through
much tribulations and eventually to death. If God did it,
then should we also do it. Listen to Jesus because as a
Christianís this should be our pattern in life, "I can of
mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my
judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but
the will of the Father which hath sent me." John 5:30
Jesus came to this world to do the will of His Father, NOT
TO DO HIS OWN WILL. Sometimes as Christians, we seek our own
will over our Fathers will, this is a no, no. God saved us,
Jesus died for us, therefore we belong to God, our personal
will in life, our personal desires in life do not matter,
only Godís will matter. Jesus was not selfish, He gave
His life in a very horrible way because His Father sent
Him here to die for our sins. We look at our life and we
say that God has brought me to it, and My Father will make
sure to walk me through it. God does not ever leave us, and
we should never leave the Lord for personal reasons or any
other reason. Even if it leads us through the fires of life,
Jesus is our Captain, He leads the way, we just need to
follow Him, even to death. Godís grace is powerful, and
we need to lean on His grace in every trial, tribulation,
sickness and even death. Grace, oh how wonderful is Gods
grace to us. If it were not for Godís wonderful grace I
would still be lost, and hell bound. If it were not for
Godís grace I would be naked and without. Godís grace is
everything to me, so if God leads me through the fire I will
walk through it by His beautiful, marvelous grace. Folks
never forget what God told us through Peter, "his divine
power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life
and godliness,". What happens to me is happening because God
brought it to me, He chose it for me, and I will suffer it
for my Father. I pray that my Father will not ever allow
me to put selfís will and desires before His will and
desires for me, no matter what. Let us remember the
words of John Newton "Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me....I once was lost but now am
found, Was blind, but now, I see. T'was Grace that
taught...my heart to fear. And Grace, my fears relieved How
precious did that Grace appear...the hour I first
believedÖ" Jesus our Captain leads the way lets just follow
the captain through life, even if it leads to death, and
|Cain, Esau, Saul,
By: Curtis Pugh
"Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads
to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings
death." 2 Cor. 7:10
These two kinds of repentance are to be carefully
distinguished from each other; though they are often sadly
confounded. Cain, Esau, Saul, Ahab, Judas, all repented. But
their repentance was the remorse of natural conscience, not
the godly sorrow of a broken heart and a contrite spirit.
They trembled before God as an angry Judge, but were not
melted into contrition before Him as a forgiving Father.
They neither hated their sins nor forsook them.
They neither loved holiness nor sought it.
Cain went out from the presence of the Lord.
Esau plotted Jacob's death.
Saul consulted the witch of Endor.
Ahab put honest Micaiah into prison.
Judas hanged himself.
How different from this forced and false repentance of a
reprobate, is the repentance of a child of God; that true
repentance for sin, that godly sorrow, that holy mourning
which flows from the Spirit's gracious operations! ?
Godly sorrow does not spring from a sense of the wrath of
God in a broken law, but from His mercy in a blessed gospel;
from a view by faith of the sufferings of Christ in the
garden and on the cross; from a manifestation of pardoning
love; and is always, attended with self-loathing and
self-abhorrence; with deep and unreserved confession of sin
and forsaking it; with most hearty, sincere and earnest
petitions to be kept from all evil; and a holy longing to
live to the praise and glory of God.
|The world's trinity?
By Thomas Reade
Everything to which we give the heart, becomes our idol.
Pleasure, wealth, and power, form the world's trinity!
Before these idols they bow down in adoration.
All their thoughts, time, and talents are employed in
their service. No sacrifice is deemed too great to obtain
possession of these vanities.
Alas! thousands, who call themselves Christians, who have
been baptized in the name of Christ, and who make a nominal
profession of Christianity, worship these idols which Satan
has set up.
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