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Texarkana, USA


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 on October 21, 1961


Sovereign Grace Missionary Baptist Church
"Where The Truths Of Godís Word Have Been Taught For More Than Fifty-Six Years"
1217 Dillon Texarkana, Texas 75501
January 21, 2018
Newsletter Number 654
Brother Randy Johnson, Pastor                            Brother James Thomas, Song Leader
Pastor E-Mail: pastor@sgmbaptist.com                                                      Web Site: www.sgmbaptist.com

"A Church Seeking To Please God In Prayer, Song, Preaching, And Worship."

Please Join Us As We Pray For:

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, Brother Curtis Pugh, Brother Dan Sullivan the work in Thailand, Brother Raul and the work in Romania, Bro. Sergey Mochalov and the Churches in Russia.

A Thought From our Pastor:

The Dead Shall Hear His Voice.

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live." John 5:25 

This scripture is absolute proof that no one can be saved outside of God saving them. Some want to refer this scripture to the lost hearing His voice and other to the second coming when the dead in Christ shall rise from the grave. But here is the absolute truth, it is both! It does not matter if you are dead in the grave or dead in your sins, you are dead and only Jesus Christ can make them hear His voice and live. It is awful to see the amount of accepted Arminianism in the world that falsely states that people can simply make a decision whether to live or to stay dead spiritually. God calls it the blind leading the blind. Matthew 15:13 - 14 "But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up...Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch." As you can see, if the Father has"not planted" or (sent out in the world) as witnesses, then they are not true witnesses but are false witnesses and will only lead to hellís fires. There is not doubt, or question that a lost or spiritually dead person can live without the calling of Jesus Christ or the electing grace of the Father. People interpret the scriptures "out of context" in order to make them say what they want them to say. They change the meaning of them to cause human creatures or people to falsely worship themselves instead of God. "Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen." Romans 1:25 There are two great examples of this, (1) making decisions for salvation, and (2) works for salvation. Both of these are false and only taught by blind leaders leading blind hearers into hell. If God said in Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: (9) Not of works, lest any man should boast." then it would be impossible to reach any other conclusion than (1) God saves sinners, and (2) man cannot do anything in order to be saved. Man cannot simply take scriptures "out of context" to make their points of false teachings. The scriptures do not contradict themselves, otherwise they are false and unacceptable as deity written. If God wrote these things, if the scriptures are the "breath of God" then anything that contradicts these verses are false doctrine. However, to be fair, there is no contradiction. There is not one single scripture (without human interpretation) that contradicts these scriptures. This is truth without human interpretation, (1) a spiritually dead person cannot live without hearing the voice of Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit, (2) A lost person cannot be saved by choosing Christ, and (3) works has nothing to do with salvation. If anyone teaches different than that they are a false teacher. Let me give you some scriptural proof that God saves sinners, and that man cannot save themselves by a simple choice or decision. Jesus said in "John 6:44 "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day." Now, what did Jesus just say, please read it again. John 5:39-40 "Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me...And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life." Jesus wisely advises people to "Search the scriptures" because you cannot trust human interpretation of them. What will they tell you, that salvation is only in Jesus Christ, and you will not come seeking Him. The only way a lost sinner will ever seek Jesus Christ for true salvation is that He seeks them. Jesus also said in Luke 19:10 "For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." I have a couple of questions, (1) does Jesus seek and not find? and (2) does He find and not save? We also must look at Romans 8:14 "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." If one must hear the voice of Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit, then this brings up a couple of question (1) can one be saved without hearing the voice of Jesus through the Holy Spirit? And (2) Does any fail to listen to the voice of Jesus Christ through the holy Spirit? See, people must understand that if your belief contradicts these things, then you are not believing the truth. You cannot worship the creature and not the creator. There are two calls, one of the gospel preaching church, and one of the Holy Spirit, and if you do not hear the call of the Holy Spirit you cannot be saved, no matter what you do. But here is the invitation of the scriptures "And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." Revelation 22:17 So, if you hear the Saviour Jesus Christ calling you in your soul by the power of the Holy Spirit, and you hear the true gospel message from the churches, them come and take the "take the water of life freely".

"We Are Bound To Give Thanks":

By Don Fortner

Can you rejoice in electing love? Paul did. He said, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: according as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world" (Eph. 1:3-4). "We are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth" (II Thess. 2:13).

Can you rejoice in electing love? Peter did. He said, "Ye are a chosen generation,a royal priesthood,an holy nation,a peculiar people;that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light." "Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father" (I Pet. 2:9; 1:2).

Can you rejoice in electing love? David did. He leaped and danced before the ark of God,because God had chosen him above Saul.He said,"Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and sure: for this is all my salvation and all my desire" (II Sam. 23:5).

Can you rejoice in electing love? Our Lord did. On the night before his crucifixion he taught his disciples the doctrine of election in very plain and clear terms, in order to comfort and encourage their hearts. He said, "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 my Father in my name, he may give it you" (John 15:16). Yes, the Lord Jesus Christ gave thanks and rejoiced before God the Father for his gracious election of our souls to eternal salvation. He said, "I thank the, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight" (Matt. 11:25-26).

Surely, every true believer should be filled with praise and joy towards God when he hears the good news of God's electing love.

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