News Letters

Skyline Baptist Church

News Letter

 

 August - September

Welcome to the first SBC news letter.  This newsletter will be published Bi-Monthly, and will be sent out  by e-mail. If you get our newsletter through e-mail, and you want us to stop sending it to you, just give us a quick note by e-mail.

You will see events that have happened and what's coming up in the future, and also all of our meeting days and times.  You will also see stories of some of the folks in our church and some will be writing articles.  Pastor Rick will be writing sermons and devotions that you can read for your encouragement.  If you have any questions about what you read, you can e-mail him.

 

Sundays:

Sunday School Bible Study 9:30-10:15 AM

Shari Miller, Kids class

Brenda Bell, Youth class

Adult class, Pastor Bell or Dallas Brown                  

Morning Worship                10:30 AM

 

Wednesday Nights:

A Meal for everyone                          5:00 PM

Bible Study and Prayer                       5:45 PM

 

Schedule of events for August:

August   7 Youth Night Out Jim and Shawney Moore's House, 5:30 PM

August   8  Men's Fellowship Breakfast 8:30 AM at the Farm House Restaurant

August   9  Food and fellowship after the morning service. All are welcome.

August 16 Third Sunday Pot-Luck Dinner after church

August 20  Ladies Fellowship Meeting at church 1:30 PM

August 28  Youth Night Out.  Crystal Jouett's home 5:30

 

Schedule of events for September:

September 5 Men's Fellowship Breakfast 8:30 AM  Location TBA

September 12  CBA Annual Meeting and Meal  at Mustang Mountain Cowboy Church

Starting registration at 8:30 AM

September  17 Ladies meeting at Skyline BC 1:30 PM

September 20  Church Potluck Dinner after the morning service.

(Other September events will be e-mailed at a later date.)

What's been going on:

 

Over the last several months we have been blessed with families that have joined themselves to our church.  Within those families we were blessed to have some youth, and have started a youth group doing different activities.  One of the first activities was playing Kick-Ball out on the church ball diamond followed by a hamburger cook out.  Each month they have had activities and fellowship with each other.

Since the restaurants have been opening in town, the men are blessed to meet and have a time of fellowship at the Men's Breakfast.  There is always a devotion by one of the men before the meal.  The men take turns in doing that.  If you are interested in coming, let Pastor Bell know.  All are welcome to come.  As matter of fact we have folks coming from out of town to be with us.

 

The ladies have a Fellowship meeting every third Thursday of the month.  In the meeting someone brings a nice devotional Bible study.  They also do a craft of some kind and there is always a food selection.  If any of you ladies would be interested in going to that  meeting, call Brenda and get the details.

 

Our Services:

 

The services at SBC are the traditional style.  We sing traditional old time hymns out of song books with occasional contemporary choruses.  We are blessed by people that will do special music.  Pastor Bell, as well as all of our teachers, preach or teach out of the KJV Bible.  Pastor Bell preaches Biblical messages that we can all apply to our daily Christian living.  At the end of each message Pastor Bell always gives an invitation to invite people to receive Jesus, or they can come to be prayed for, join the church, or any other business that the Holy Spirit leads them to do.

SBC church folks are a friendly group always making visitors feel welcome.  So, if you're looking for a church home to grow together with and get involved in, SBC is the place for you. 

Or, if it has been sometime since  you have regularly attended a church, Skyline is a great place to worship and serve with other people and families.

 

 There is always a nursery if needed.  Also each Sunday morning we have coffee and sometimes people bring snacks to go along with it, or any other drinks that they want to share with others.

Our Sunday School and Wednesday Bible study time is a time where we can all ask questions, or make any comments to the lesson.  Pastor Bell allows that because He says "that it always enhances a better understanding and learning of the Bible."  We are always blessed by people who tell of their Christian experiences that relate to what is being studied.

 

 

 

 

Pastor Bell

 

Pastor Richard (Rick) was saved and baptized after going to a Baptist church in Sierra Vista, Arizona in 1971. Being in the Army, he had just returned from serving overseas in Vietnam. He met Brenda in Sierra Vista and they were married there. Pastor Rick believes that God brought Brenda to him. Now they have three grown children -- two daughters and one son, and seven grandkids. He makes the statement that those grandkids sure makes him get old faster than normal. In 1973, Pastor Rick was called into the Ministry while serving in a Baptist church in Tucson, Arizona, and he believes that God gave him the desire to be a Pastor. He graduated from Bible college in the summer of 1978, and he has been in the ministry since.

Pastor Rick has been on staff in a few different churches. He has started two churches over the years, and has pastored five churches including Skyline. He is thankful for his salvation, he loves the Lord Jesus, the Bible, his wife Brenda and his family; and he loves the people at Skyline that God gave him to pastor. He says that if anyone wants to know more about him, and actually see what he really is like, they have to come to the services. One of his favorite Bible verses is: Galatians 2:20:

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, Who loved me, and gave Himself for me. (KJV)

 

A recent message by Pastor Bell

 

Disclaimer

The structure of this outline may not be grammatically correct. It came from a rough draft.

 

                                                                Our Great Salvation                                                              

                                                                         Hebrews 2:1-4 (Rough Draft )

 

Salvation Definition:  Salvation is the process of God by His Grace and mercy to send His Son down from heaven to provide a satisfactory substitute for the payment of sin for the whole world that man can be reconciled back to the Heavenly Father.  That Jesus gave Himself on the cross to shed His sacrificial Blood and to have His body broken for us for the payment of our sins.  That Jesus completed the act of salvation by raising again from the grave and provide eternal life for those that believe. To provide for ones that believe in Jesus a way to escape from the burning hell through out all eternity.  Hence Salvation.

 

Salvation

 

John 3:16 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.

 

Receiving Jesus Christ is the most important thing that a person can do.  Salvation is not based on a religion or a name of a religion.  It is the truth of the eternal Word of God.

 

Here are some Biblical verses that explain salvation and how to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour.  This is salvation from hell.   In short, this is called the Roman's Road.

 

Rom 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

 

The Bible says that we are all sinners, and cannot work our way to heaven.  We are born sinners, and our good works for God is not the way for salvation.

 

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Because we are sinners, God can't let sin into heaven and we are to deserving of hell.  That is our punishment. (Wage)  The best part is that God provided His Son, Jesus, as a gift to the world to provide eternal salvation.

 

Romans 5:8 But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

 

God loves you and me and the entire human race so much!  He gave His Son to die for us and pay the penalty for our sin.

 

Romans 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.

 

Jesus shed His blood on the cross for the payment of our sin, so God considers that as an act of justification for us.  (We are justified as if we never sinned.)  We are saved from the wrath of hell.

 

Romans 10:9 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.

 

We need to do our part in salvation by receiving the gift of salvation.  Realize we are a sinner, admit that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, believe in our hearts that it's true, choose to commit our lives to Him, and He is our gift.

 

Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

 

This verse tells how it is that we believe in our hearts about this salvation and when we say so believing (confession),  it solidifies our eternal life in heaven.

 

Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

 

This verse describes the final act of receiving the gift of God and eternal life.  God made it so simple that even a child can understand and do.  This is what you do by praying this prayer.  God will hear you.

 

"God, I know that I am a sinner deserving of hell. Be merciful to me a sinner and come into my heart and life and save me.  I receive Jesus as my Saviour.  In Jesus name,  Amen."

 

If you prayed this prayer, the Bible says that you are born again and are a child of God.  Since you are in the family of God, you can never lose this salvation or be unborn out of the family of God.

 

I will talk on the subject eternal security and assurance in a future news letter

 

Intro:    Paul begins chapter 4 with assuring these "transitioning" Jewish believers that what they have now in the New Covenant is so much greater than what they had under the Old Covenant.

 

1.  The Old Testament saint, under the Old Covenant of Atonement  was saved by faith in the coming of Messiah, the promised Seed of the Woman.

 

2.  The New Testament saint, under the New Covenant  is saved by faith in the Lamb of God which took away the sin of the world.

 

3.  One looked forward while the other looked backward, but both were based on faith, not of works.

 

Acts 15:10-11  Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?  (11)  But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

 

b.  I fear that you and I too often forget just what a wonderful thing that our Lord Jesus Christ did for us at Calvary and, therefore, give little thought to just how great our salvation is.

 

I.  Just remember what God did for us! 

Where we were when the Lord found us and took all our sins away.

 

a.  He blotted out our sins.  Psalms 103:12  As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

 

b.  He chose never to remember.  Isaiah 43:25  I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.

 

c.  He changed our standing.  1 John 3:1  Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

 

Micah 7:19  He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

 

Jude 1:24  Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

 

 

II.  Just remember what God did in us!  

Where the Lord brought us to and how He changed our lives.

 

a.  A change of life.  

2 Corinthians 5:17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

 

c.  A change of love. 

1 Thessalonians 4:9  But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

 

This love shows that...

 (We love God; we love God's people; we love God's Word; we love God's house.)

 

III.  Just remember what God does for us.  How much we take for granted the blessings of God.

 

a.  God spiritually provides for us. 

2 Peter 1:3  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:

 

b.  God protects us. 

Proverbs 21:31  The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.

 

c.  God guides us. 

John 16:13  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

 

d.  God sealed us. 

Ephesians 4:30  And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

 

IV.  Just remember what God is going to do for us. 

One day, this life will be over and time will be no more.

 

a.  An eternal body. 

I Corinthians 15:52-54  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.  (53)  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.  (54)  So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

 

b.  An eternal home. 

John 14:2  In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

 

c.  An eternal prospect.  Being with Jesus

John 14:3  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

 

Philippians 1:23  For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

 

Conclusion: What about you, are you saved today?

Wouldn't you like to accept Jesus today and get saved.  Be born again, So you can have that inner peace of eternal life in heaven.