Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Changing human pastor vs. Unchanging divine pastor, Hebrews 13:7-8 . . . Audio sermons, First Baptist Church, Marysville, WA . . . CBAmerica, CB Northwest

First Baptist Church. Marysville, WA.
July 22, 2012.
As UCM moves 90 miles east from Port Angeles to Marysville, Washington, here are its first two sermons, based on Hebrews 13:7-8, to the congregation at First Baptist Church of Marysville. See July 22 and 29, 2012.

If not available any more online, simply contact UCM.

Founded in 1903, FBC is in major transition. The flock numbers about 100 people.

Since 1959, FBC has been a member of the Conservative Baptist Association of America. Prior to 1959, FBC was a member of the American Baptist Churches USA.

Formed in 1947 in Atlantic City, N.J., CBAmerica has over 1,200 churches in the U.S. and over 200,000 church members. CB Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington) consists of some 240 churches.

Among its four seminaries, Denver Seminary (Colorado) and Western Seminary (campuses in Portland, Oregon, and Sacramento and San Jose, California) are members of CBAmerica.

Please join Uncommon Christian Ministries in PRAYING for
First Baptist Church of Marysville, WA.

Times of major transition can be very exciting when a congregation submits
to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Head of the Church, and seeks their next pastor from Him.

First Baptist Church. Marysville, WA.
Est. 1903.
Current (2nd) church built 1957-61.
Marysville, Snohomish County, WA.

Conservative Baptist Association of America-Northwest.

CBAmerica. Est. 1947.
Western Seminary. Est. 1927.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day 1820 with James Brainerd Taylor, uncommon American Christian . . . "The contrast will be fully seen only above"

Here is how one 19-year-old student--the "uncommon" American Christian, James Brainerd Taylor--spent his American Independence Day holiday near Lawrenceville, New Jersey, in 1820.

On Tuesday I called at ten houses. At most of them I presented one or more [Gospel] Tracts such as I thought likely to be useful. This was the fourth of July.
In the evening I had many reflections on the manner which I had spent the day, so totally different from that in which I had heretofore spent that anniversary. O how much greater cause of triumph to be instrumental in delivering one soul from the power of sin and Satan than to be the conqueror of nations! The contrast will be fully seen only above.
*Benjamin Holt Rice and John Holt Rice, Memoir of James Brainerd Taylor, 2nd Edition (NY: American Tract Society, 1833), page 48.

May today's Christian--American or otherwise--not take holidays off in our efforts at telling others about the sin-bearing Savior Jesus Christ who "came to seek and to save the lost" (Luke 19:10).