Be sure to visit our page on Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America, and, please be in prayer for the following:
James Gaylon ~ Henderson, Nevada
July Missionary Prayer Focus…
24. The Building Tomorrow’s Missions Conference begins today at Santa Theresa Baptist Church, in New Mexico. Prof. Renihan will be preaching today, and Dr. Fred Malone will be carrying the preaching ministry through the rest of the week. Please ask the Lord to use this week for the extension of His kingdom.
25. Please pray for Chaplain Joyners preparation in preaching and teaching – that he will have the light of God and that receptive hearers will be changed through the power of God.
26. Matthew Brennan our National Pastor in Ireland requests prayer for the Holiday Bible Club (27th-29th). Would you pray for good numbers to attend, for safety and good listening during the time we run the club.
27. Please pray for the college team that arrives in Clonmel, Ireland during the Holiday Bible Club. Pray that they would learn much about Gospel work in Ireland and be blessed as they are working alongside Matthew Brennan.
28. Pray for spiritual growth, joy and unity within the different churches and church plants throughout Quebec that Raymond Perron is involved.
29. Please be praying for the Lord to bless our upcoming ARBCA School of World Missions with His presence. The School is being hosted by Trinity Reformed Baptist Church of Jackson, GA on Thursday-Friday, November 3rd and 4th.
30. Pray for several individuals Allen and Katie Beardmore have gotten to know in Perth. Pray for their landlord Tiffany, pray for their neighbor Robert, and for other parents of small children living in Subiaco: Anna, Adrianna, Natalie and Travis. Pray that the Lord would provide opportunities to show hospitality and to speak the truth about Christ.
Psalm 91:1-2 English Standard Version (ESV)
My Refuge and My Fortress
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
From the 1689 Baptist Confession
Chapter 19: Of the Law of God
6. Although true believers be not under the law as a covenant of works, to be thereby justified or condemned, yet it is of great use to them as well as to others, in that as a rule of life, informing them of the will of God and their duty, it directs and binds them to walk accordingly; discovering also the sinful pollutions of their natures, hearts, and lives, so as examining themselves thereby, they may come to further conviction of, humiliation for, and hatred against, sin; together with a clearer sight of the need they have of Christ and the perfection of his obedience; it is likewise of use to the regenerate to restrain their corruptions, in that it forbids sin; and the threatenings of it serve to shew what even their sins deserve, and what afflictions in this life they may expect for them, although freed from the curse and unallayed rigour thereof. The promises of it likewise shew them God’s approbation of obedience, and what blessings they may expect upon the performance thereof, though not as due to them by the law as a covenant of works; so as man’s doing good and refraining from evil, because the law encourageth to the one and deterreth from the other, is no evidence of his being under the law and not under grace.
( Romans 6:14; Galatians 2:16; Romans 8:1; Romans 10:4; Romans 3:20; Romans 7:7, etc; Romans 6:12-14; 1 Peter 3:8-13 )
7. Neither are the aforementioned uses of the law contrary to the grace of the Gospel, but do sweetly comply with it, the Spirit of Christ subduing and enabling the will of man to do that freely and cheerfully which the will of God, revealed in the law, requireth to be done.
( Galatians 3:21; Ezekiel 36:27 )