Our Services & Times

SUNDAY SERVICES

Sunday School ~ 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship ~ 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Prayer ~ 5:30 pm
Sunday Evening Service ~ 6:00 pm

MIDWEEK SERVICE

Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting ~ 6:30 pm

 

OUR VISION:

JESUS CHRIST, the holy Son of God, is our vision at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church.  The Reformed believers of the Christian faith called this Solus Christus, meaning “only Christ.”

God the Father, is glorified in the Son (Matthew 17:5; John 13:32).  The Holy Spirit brings glory to the Son (John 16:14).  At Sovereign Grace, we revere and rejoice in the will, glory, and sovereign work of the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (also known as the Trinity).

The Old Testament word for vision can just as easily be translated into the New Testament word “revelation.”  Vision is a revelation from God.  It is a revealing, an unveiling of His will and truth, particularly, the revealing of His one and only Son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth.  Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).

Jesus said that everything in the Scriptures was about Him (John 5:39).  So at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church we read, study, teach, and preach the Bible to know more about Christ and His attributes in order to grow closer to Him, to honor Him, and to submit to His holy will.

If God’s work upon Calvary’s Tree some 2000 years ago was the central, most holy, and most excellent work in all the universe; if His resurrection from the dead is the only sign given to an evil and adulterous generation that Jesus was, is, and ever more shall be who He claimed to be: God in human flesh; if He ascended into heaven with a promise to return; if life is only in Him and apart from Him is eternal condemnation; then, to have a vision other than Christ, to have a desire other than Jesus, to delight in anything else above the Son of God, is sin.

Jesus Christ is EVERYTHING!  He’s not just something.  It is written, “Whom have I in heaven but Thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside Thee.  My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever” (Psalm 73:25-26); and again, “And this is the record, that God hath given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.  He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life” (1 John 5:11-12).

 

OUR MISSION:

When the early Christian Church met in Antioch, they didn’t have a missions conference or a church growth seminar.  The leaders of the church merely got together and “ministered to the Lord, and fasted” when the Holy Spirit stirred them (Acts 13:2), and the largest mission movement in history was born.

If the truth that JESUS CHRIST is our vision, that He is God and worthy of worship, and that anything in heaven and earth that competes with loyalty to Him is a sin, then our mission is to live every day according to that truth, being transformed daily by that truth, and surrendering ourselves to Him without reservation for that truth.  Therefore, because of that truth…

…we will be moved by God’s Spirit to minister to our families as husbands and wives, as fathers and mothers, and as children, as a testimony of that truth.

…the Holy Spirit will move us to encourage one another as Christian believers in bringing honor and glory to Christ in all our speech and actions.

…we will grow in maturity by God’s grace through His holy Word, bringing even more glory and honor to Christ because it has been by His supernatural power to do so.

…it will be evident to the community of Anniston that our love and passion for Christ and His truth is so Biblical and so authentic that it could only be possible by the supernatural power of God’s Spirit to regenerate totally depraved sinners into new creatures in Christ.  Further, we will be supernaturally compelled to want to convey and express this truth with compassion to every soul in Anniston and beyond.

…we will be available for Christ’s call to carry His truth wherever that may lead us, even “unto the uttermost part of the earth.”  We don’t have to “start” a mission.  The truth of Jesus Christ is the mission!

Published on December 22, 2008 at 8:56 am  Comments Off on Our Services & Times  
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