Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights! Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts! Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars! Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens! Let them praise the name of the LORD! For he commanded and they were created. And he established them forever and ever; he gave a decree, and it shall not pass away.Psalms 148:1-6 ESV
Every Sabbath should be a thanksgiving Sunday, for Jesus rose from the dead on the first day of the week. We ought to give thanks every time we celebrate His resurrection!— Charles H. Spurgeon
Featured Hymns: 704 & 178
Featured excerpts and lessons from Bella Vista and SCBC Pulpit
BELLA VISTA Sunday School: Exposition of 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith (Bro. jeff)
Chapter 2. Of the Triune God, Paragraph 3c. The Glory of Trinitarian Redemption: The Work of Christ
Teaching: The Redemptive Work of Christ is the ground and center of the complete salvation of God’s people.
- Its Particularity – Christ saves His people from their sins (Eph. 1:7–8; Matt: 1:21)
- Its Power – Christ saves His people by redeeming them from slavery. v. 7
- Its Perfection – Christ saves His people to the uttermost (Eph. 1:9–10; Heb. 7:25).
- Its Purpose – Christ saves His people for the Father’s glory (Eph. 1:11–12).
The Trinitarian theology in the New Testament is a Christ–centered Trinitarianism.Ryan McGraw, Knowing the Trinity
SCBC Sunday School: Exposition of 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith (Ptr. jeremiah)
1689 LBCF 28.1 On Baptism and Lord’s Supper
Baptism and Lord’s supper are not moral laws as they were not given in the Old Testament. These are positive laws anchored upon God’s sovereignty. Keeping these ordinances shows our submission to the authority and lordship of Jesus Christ.SCBC Pulpit
BELLA VISTA Morning Message: Expository Series on the gospel of mark (Bro. Ghan)
The Calling of Levi – MARK 2:13-17
- The Gracious Call – Levi didn’t deserve it. He was a Tax Collector
- The Sovereign Call – This is a call with power and authority
- The Response to the Call
- Radical obedience v. 13 – Mk 8:38
- Total Renouncement – Luke 14:33
- Supreme Devotion – Luke 14:26
- Self Denial – Mt 16:25
To be a disciple is to acknowledge Christ's supremacy, and to leave our source of comfort in life to follow the most important Person. Christ becomes our priority and all.
SCBC Morning Message: Expository Series on the Book of Romans (Ptr. jeremiah)
Romans 10:3-4 – Christ is the End of the Law
- The Fulfillment
- The End
Christ ended the Law as the means of attaining righteousness. We are not freed from the Law as a standard of living; we are freed from the Law as a condition for our salvation.
SCBC Afternoon Message: Communion message (Ptr. jeremiah)
The Agony of the Savior – Mark 14:32-42
The physical torment that Christ experienced cannot be compared to the spiritual torment caused by the outpouring of God’s wrath upon Him.SCBC Pulpit
- Our Lord’s Deep Agony
- Our Lord’s Extreme Loneliness
- Our Lord’s Obedient Trust
- Our Lord’s Firm Courage
Watch and pray before you are amid temptation. Don't wait until temptation comes. We must always be in a state of spiritual alertness that we may not fall.
OFW Message: Expository series on the book of galatians – Galatians 5:16-23 (Ptr. jeremiah)
- The Threefold Foe of the Believers – Satan, the world, and flesh
- The Nature of Life Lived according to the flesh
- The Flesh’s war with the Spirit
To be under the Spirit is to have the power to live a righteous life by God's grace. But we are still in the flesh, so the war is inevitable. True Christians experience warfare daily. Though the battle against flesh is long and difficult, it is not forever. Time will come, we will experience the ultimate victory, where there is no sin in the presence of our Triumphant King!
Blessed Lord’s Day!
SOLI DEO GLORIA!