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The

GARDEN of HOPE

BAPTIST CHURCH


WELCOME

JULY 22nd

2017


We are thankful to our Heavenly Father, The one and only True GOD, The GOD Of Abraham, The GOD of Issac and the GOD of Israel, for his Love and Mercy and the Gift of Eternal Life through His only Begotten Son, our
LORD JESUS CHRIST.

Gen. Douglas MacArthur said:
“The enemy is in front of us, the enemy is behind us, the enemy is to the right and to the left of us. They can't get away this time!”


Armed with the unlimited power of Almighty GOD and indwelt By His Holy Spirit, "The Comforter and Our Savior Sitting at His right hand, making intercession for us; We look forward to the work of preaching, teaching and witnessing from GODS Holy Word; The King James Bible, that we may accomplish GODS Will ; that all the world; men, women, boys and girls might come to repentance through the saving Grace and Knowledge of our LORD JESUS CHRIST. Please pray for Brother Darrell's recovery from physical affliction and for this ministry and this church that we will be used of GOD in a mighty way in the weeks and months ahead. Thank you and may GOD bless you for your thoughts, prayers and efforts in this work.

Pastor Bob Messer




DAILY PROMISES

The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked. (Proverbs 10:3)
Take confidence in this, dear believer: in the very suffering of the righteous lies the mystery of gospel victory. Sure enough, Christ's church is sore oppressed upon this earth. Just as even He was-for a servant is not greater than his master. By His righteous suffering, our eternal victory was bought and by our suffering for righteousness's sake, we glory in that same victory! Though in our days upon this earth, we may indeed perish from starvation, that is not an end which we should fear. We ought look forward to the heavenly consummation of our lives-when at long last we will be truly free from famishment. When at long last we will no longer hold to the promises of unshakable victory by faith alone, but will apprehend such by unfettered sight! O come Lord Jesus, come!



TREASURES FROM GODS WORD



And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. (Daniel 12:3)
Here is something to wake me up. This is worth living for. To be wise is a noble thing in itself: in this place it refers to a divine wisdom which only the Lord Himself can bestow. Oh, to know myself, my God, my Savior! May I be so divinely taught that I may carry into practice heavenly truth and live in the light of it! Is my life a wise one? Am I seeking that which I ought to seek? Am I living as I shall wish I had lived when I come to die? Only such wisdom can secure for me eternal brightness as of yonder sunlit skies.
To be a winner of souls is a glorious attainment. I had need to be wise if I am to turn even one to righteousness; much more if I am to turn many, Oh, for the knowledge of God, of men, of the Word, and of Christ, which will enable me to convert my fellowmen and to convert large numbers of them! I would give myself to this, and never rest till I accomplish it. This will be better than winning stars at court. This will make me a star, a shining star, a star shining forever and ever; yea, more, it will make me shine as many stars. My soul, arouse thyself. Lord, quicken me!




Stay in the fight. Rest, if you have to, but don't quit.

Bob Messer 
Pastor


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There is only one way to Heaven

Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me." (John 14:6) http://blb.sc/002Vj3

Good works cannot save you.

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)  http://blb.sc/002UZQ

Trust Jesus Christ today! Here's what you must do:

  1. Confess to God that you are a sinner, in need of a savior.

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" (Romans 3:23)   http://blb.sc/002T3j

"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" (Romans 5:12) http://blb.sc/002Uqg

"If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us."

 (1 John 1:10)  http://blb.sc/002NZl

2           Believe that Jesus Christ died for you, was buried, and rose from the dead.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16) http://blb.sc/002KIL

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners. Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8) http://blb.sc/002Uqg

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." (Romans 10:9)  http://blb.sc/002O5E

Through prayer, invite Jesus into your life to become your personal Saviour.

"For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." (Romans 10:10)  http://blb.sc/002O5E

3     Turn from sin and Repent

Jesus said: "I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."

(Luke 13:5)  http://blb.sc/002q2Q

"And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:" (Acts 17:30) http://blb.sc/002SM0

 

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

 (Romans 10:13)   http://blb.sc/002O5E

"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:" (John 1:12)  http://blb.sc/002NJc

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17)  http://blb.sc/002N2S


If you have received Jesus Christ as your Saviour, as a Christian you should:

  1. Read your Bible every day to get to know Christ better.

"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15)  http://blb.sc/002S3B

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." (Psalms 119:105)  http://blb.sc/002y1g

  1. Talk to God in prayer every day.

"And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

" (Matthew 21:22)  http://blb.sc/002bwg

"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." (Philippians 4:6)  http://blb.sc/002Vby

  1. Be baptized, worship, fellowship, and serve with other Christians in a church where Christ is preached and the Bible is the final authority.

"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:" (Matthew 28:19)  http://blb.sc/002mxR

"Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."
  (Hebrews 10:25)  http://blb.sc/002Pal  

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" (2 Timothy 3:16)  http://blb.sc/002RWu

  1. Tell others about Christ.

"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." (Mark 16:15)  http://blb.sc/0036hZ  

"For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!" (1 Corinthians 9:16)  http://blb.sc/002v2C

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." (Romans 1:16)  http://blb.sc/002StL