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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 God’s Word Have Been Taught For More Than Fifty-Six Years"
1217 Dillon Texarkana, Texas 75501
February 18, 2018
Newsletter Number 658
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 Family’s & All the Civilian Workers in The Middle East, Zee Mink Fuller and Family, Her son’s 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 – Diane and Brooke Thomas, Jace Fails, Sister Ann McSwain, Elaine Sparks, James daughter’s 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:

Jesus Talks To Me.

"To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out." John 10:3

We heard a lot this last week about Vice President Mike Pence making a statement that Jesus talks to him. He was ridiculed by exiting adviser to President Trump Omarosa Manigault for saying that Jesus talks to him. When Omarosa appeared on the T.V. daytime show called The View Hostess Joy Behar mocked our Vice President for saying that Jesus talks with him. It is my biblical and personal experience that our Vice President is correct and that both Omarosa Manigault and Hostess Joy Behar are both spiritually lost and ignorant to God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit, and the scriptures. Now, some may believe my statement about these two women is unjust but let me remind you it is based on scripture. The truth is that if Jesus Christ has not talked to you then you are lost and damned to eternal hell. This scripture is biblical proof of that fact. Jesus said, "…the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name…" If Jesus calls His own sheep by name, then how can one be saved if they have not heard Jesus call them. Jesus went on to say "…leadeth them out." Jesus not only calls us but leads us to the saving blood. Jesus went on to say, "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:" John 10:27 This is not some sheep but all His sheep. Now I must admit, I have never heard Jesus speak openly to me through my ear gate, but spiritually I have absolutely heard Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit, and God the Father all speak to me. They that speak are that little voice inside of you that speaks to you. From His Holy Spirit to our living spirit. This is why God said that if we worship Him we must worship Him in Spirit. "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." John 4:24 See, this is also a biblical fact, worship is spiritual not an outward experience. It is only an outward experience to those who do not have a living spirit in them to worship. Samuel wrote by God’s Holy Spirit these words, "But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7 Rejoicing in the Lord (for a saved person) is an inward act of rejoicing not an outward. Now, it may cause one to react outward, but still that outward reaction is guided by an inward reaction first. God does not work with a person outward, nor does God speak with a person outward, but inwardly. People look at outward reactions, people act outwardly who have no inward reaction. Solomon wrote in Proverbs 16:2 "All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits...Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established." This is because the Lord communicates to us inwardly and we react inwardly. Now if that reacts on the outwardly with a vocal reaction "Amen" or some other verbal reaction then so be it, but most of what you see from religionist is an outward only reaction. But again, if Jesus Christ has not spoken to you, if He has not led you, if He has not found you and brought you back to the Shepherds fold, then you are not saved. And this little point in closing, if we do not hear the voice of Jesus then how do we follow him? He said in John 10:27 "…they follow me:" how do we follow someone that we do not hear? So, let us understand, we hear Jesus in our hearts, we hear Him in His word, and because He called us, and "the porter openeth" the spirits door, we answer the call of our Saviour. If you have not experienced this call, then you are not saved. You can call yourself, act as if you are all you want, but you are not. So, go ahead and mock Christians, but when they die it is heavens doors they will walk through. I will close with this invitation scripture, "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 Do you hear Jesus calling?  

THE PURPOSE OF GOD.
By Elder Curtis Pugh (Now With The Lord)

In Hebrews 2:10 the Bible speaks of God "bringing many sons unto glory." This He is doing. He is not a failure: He is a success in spite of man's enmity against Him. That the mind of all natural born men is enmity against God is stated in Romans 8:7 in these words: "Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be." Some people love religion. Others think to escape eternal punishment by being religious. Still others are convinced that God will give them health and wealth if they will be religious. And so while they have actually chosen religion, they think they have chosen God.

The Bible clearly teaches that God is the one who elected (chose) whom He will save. The words "elect," "election," "choose," "chosen," etc. speaking of God's choice are found repeatedly in the Bible. One such place is Ephesians 1:4 which says: "According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world..." The Bible is also clear that the purpose of God in choosing is unconditional. He did not choose people because He saw ahead of time that they would be good or believe or do anything. Romans 9:11 says, "that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth..." God chose whom He will save irrespective of what those sinners do. That is a truth that is hated by most people today, but it is the truth nevertheless.

Paul wrote to Timothy about this same thing, saying, "Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began," (2 Timothy 1:9). God's purpose and grace – called "the purpose of God according to election" - is to save spiritually dead sinners in spite of what they have done and not because of anything they have done. It is "not according to our works."

Sinners do a lot of things after God has regenerated them, but can do nothing to cause God to regenerate them. God causes them to experience godly sorrow and repentance. Paul wrote: "For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death," (2 Corinthians 7:10). Along with repentance comes faith in Christ. In Acts 20:21 Paul said those two things were what he preached: "Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ." He also wrote that God is the cause of these changes in sinners, saying, "he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ," (Philippians 1:6). And again he wrote: "For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure, (Philippians 2:13). God accomplishes His purpose! In God's bright and glad tomorrow.

Church News.

Just remember to pray for our church and her membership.

The Northside Baptist Church in Oakdale, La will host their annual Bible Conference on March 16, 17, and 18 Please attend if you can.

 

 

 

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