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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-Five Years"
1217 Dillon Texarkana, Texas 75501
October 15, 2017
Newsletter Number 641
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, Vickie Adkins, 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, Steve Sparks, Sister Ann McSwain, Elaine Sparks, James daughterís mother-in-law, David Leman, 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:

Christians have been, and will always be hated.

2 Timothy 3:12-13 "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecutionÖBut evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived."

Paul, writing to young Preacher Timothy is explaining to him about evil people. Paul speaks of two sorts of evil people, (1.) "evil men" could very well be lost people who hate God, and (2.) "seducers" which is defined as an impostor which I would think could be counterfeit Christians who are not real Christians. These two groups could include also Christians who have actually fallen away from the truth. I must believe that all three groups must be included here. Paul speaks here of it never getting any better, in fact he says it will get "worse and worse". As Christians we must understand that people of all sorts, even some real Christians hate and work against the truths of God. I see weak Christians allowing Godís truths to be trampled on by lost imposters and helping them to promote the false teachings of Satan. Paul warned young Timothy "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine" 2 Timothy 4:3. I see these people as weak Christians who change Godís truths into lies, because in this same scripture Paul wrote, "after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers" then in verse 4 Paul wrote "they shall turn away their ears from the truth" as though they believed the truth before. And Paul went on in verse 4 to say, the truth "shall be turned unto fables." Which means fiction or lies. This tells me that these people knew and understood the truth before their turning Godís truth into Satanís lie. Paul went on in verse 5 to warn Timothy, as we ought to also be warned "But watch thou in all things" meaning we must hold on to the truth and not fall from it, as these others have. Paul warned that this falling away from the truth would grow worse and worse, but also the impostors and the evil men would also grow worse and worse. Now God is speaking about time as a whole. We sometimes speak of the past in our time, going back to the 50ís and 60ís and so on when times were better for Christians. But to God it is simply time therefore we are not talking about generation to generation but time as a whole. What we see today is simply those past years evolving into today when the sin, imposters, and the falling away from the truth flowering into what we have today. Today it is seen as evil to believe the truth and the lies are seen as glorious truths. They have managed to change right into wrong and wrong into right. I have even heard people say about biblical truth, "I would not serve that kind of God", well you do not! If you do not serve God in biblical truth then you do not serve God. This is why churches and Pastors and Missionaries of truth are struggling, people hate the truth of God, but flock to the lies of Satan. We, who love biblical truth are not just ignored, we are hated with the hate of Satan in their hearts. It seems like, you love the truth and other people, even those impostors hate you. There is no such thing as "we disagree", nope, it is hate pure and simple. But Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 3:14 "But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;" Paul went on to write in 2 Timothy 4:5 "Ödo the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry." What Paul just said was, "Timothy, you do the work of a called gospel preacher that carries out fully the truth of Godís word, while proving it". We must understand that we are not alone, God is with us. Sure people will hate the truth, they will hate God, and they will hate you for believing the truth, but walk in it anyway because leaving it has greater consequences than staying with it. Luke 12:4 "And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do." Only God can deal with what is after this life. This life is as a vapor, but life after this one is an eternity, and so are the crowns and rewards for standing on the truth. Yes beloved, we are hated, but we are loved by even a greater power, God!

HUMAN GOODNESS
By Elder Curtis Pugh

While there is human goodness in people, the Bible and our own experience tell us that there is also much evil. So the question is this: just how bad off are we humans? From God's Word we learn that "all have sinned and come short of the glory of God," (Romans 3:23). We are also assured that "There is none righteous, no, not one," (Romans 3:10). The prophet wrote: "...we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags..." (Isaiah 64:6). Even the good that we humans sometimes do is often tinged with wrong motives: motives of selfishness, desire for recognition, etc.

This world would be an intolerable place if everyone was as bad as they could be. That is not the problem. The problem is this: each one of us Ė apart from the new birth Ė is as bad off as we could be. Why? Because each child of Adam was born spiritually dead. When God tested Adam with the forbidden fruit He told him, "...in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die," (Genesis 2:17). Adam did not die physically that day, but he did die spiritually that day. Because of this all his offspring were born alive physically, but dead spiritually. Paul verified this to be true when he wrote to Christians telling them what God had done for them. He wrote: "Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)," (Ephesians 2:5). Being born dead in sins means each individual is born as bad off as they could be. Physically dead persons can do nothing physically. Spiritually dead persons can do nothing spiritually. That is the meaning of being dead: the absence of life and all it entails.

The Lord Jesus Christ said, "...I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly," (John 10:10). The idea behind life more abundantly is not related to health and wealth, but to spiritual life rather than spiritual death. Of course spiritually dead people do not know they are spiritually dead. They have no basis of comparison having never experienced spiritual life. So it may be that some who see this article will say that they are not dead. How can they know, having never experienced life? And so it is that the Bible means nothing to many. They will not believe it because it is foolishness to them and because they cannot Ė they absolutely cannot understand it with profitability. The Bible specifically states these two reasons in 1 Corinthians 2:14: "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." The greatest religious teacher in Israel, Nicodemus, did not understand about spiritual life. Nevertheless, the Lord Jesus said to him, "Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again," (John 3:7). Selah Ė think about it!

Church News:

Happy Birthday Brother Justin Bookout Monday Oct. 16th

Happy Birthday Sister Dawana Reigel Wednesday Oct. 18th

 

 

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