March 1, 2015

Helmers Street Baptist Church

March 1, 2015

Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.

Memory Verse:

Proverbs 14:12 “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.

Order of Service:

Welcome

“Praise Ye the Triune God!”                                          4

Scripture Reading

“Pattern for Prayer” (page 484)                               44

“’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”                              257

Greeting (God is So Good)

Announcements

Worship with tithes and offerings

“Bring Them In”                                                       436

Special

Sermon by Pastor Jacob Mendoza

Invitation

“Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?”                        342

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The ways of death

“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Proverbs 14:12

There is only one way to heaven, and that is God’s way. Men and women have made up very many ways to get to heaven, but not one of them will work. All of them are ‘the ways of death’. None of them will take you to heaven. Man’s ways are many and complicated. God’s one way is simple.

Don’t trust your own heart, don’t trust other people’s logic. Do trust God and seek out the Bible way of salvation.

February 22, 2015

Helmers Street Baptist Church

February 22, 2015

Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.

Memory Verse:

Ephesians 2:9 “Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.

Order of Service:

Welcome

“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”                                         40

Scripture Reading

“The Secret of Strength” (page 472)                        19

“It Is Well with My Soul”                                           256

Greeting (God is So Good)

Announcements

Worship with tithes and offerings

“Now I Belong to Jesus”                                           487

Special

Sermon by Pastor Jacob Mendoza

Invitation

“Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?”                        342

The Lord’s Supper

Not of works

“Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:9

Some of us do more works than others. If we could work our way to heaven, perhaps a certain number or kind of works would get us there. But we can’t. Even though some people work harder at being good and doing good than others, we can’t deserve heaven through our efforts.

If works could get us there, some would have reason to boast. But the Bible says it doesn’t work that way. That only the work of Jesus is effective to get us to heaven. Our works are not. Trust in his work today, and stop placing your confidence in your own works, which will let you down. Jesus will not let you down: he will give you eternal life if you trust him.

February 15, 2015

Helmers Street Baptist Church
February 15, 2015

Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.

Memory Verse:
Titus 3:5a
“Not by works of righteousness which we have done.”

Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.

Order of Service:
Welcome

“Love Divine” 2

Scripture Reading
“The Supremacy of Love” (page 486) 49

“I Would Be True” 319

Greeting (God is So Good)
Announcements
Worship with tithes and offerings

“He Lifted Me” 459

Special

Sermon by Pastor Jacob Mendoza

Invitation
“May the Mind of Christ, My Savior” 333

Not by works

“Not by works of righteousness which we have done” Titus 3:5a

Understanding that we’ve all done something wrong – we’ve all sinned – and that the wages of sin is death, how are we to avoid receiving those wages, which are spiritual death, eternal separation from God?

Many people come up with the answer, “I just need to do more good than I do bad. Then when my good outweighs my bad, I’ll be safe and I’ll get into heaven.”

But this verse tells us that we don’t get into heaven by doing works of righteousness. You see, our righteousness can’t out-weigh our sin, but Jesus’ righteousness and his sacrifice for us makes it possible for him to wipe away our sins and assign his righteousness to our account.

The world keeps telling us we are all good enough, but the Bible tells us we are not, and that we must throw ourselves on God’s mercy. Will you give up relying on yourself today and rely on the Lord Jesus for your salvation?

February 8, 2014

Helmers Street Baptist Church

February 8, 2015

Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.

Memory Verse:

Romans 6:23

“For the wages of sin is death.”

Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.

Order of Service:

Welcome

“O Worship the King”                                                    1

Scripture Reading

“The King of Glory” (page 467)                                   8

“I’ve Found a Friend”                                                469

Greeting (God is So Good)

Announcements

Worship with tithes and offerings

“Bringing In the Sheaves”                                       420

Special

Sermon by Pastor Jacob Mendoza

Invitation

“May the Mind of Christ, My Savior”                       333

 

The wages of sin

“The wages of sin is death” Romans 6:23a

“Wait!” say those who know this verse, “finish the verse!” But the truth is that the second part of this verse, which we will memorize another day, is not relevant until we agree with the truth of the first part of this verse.

When I work at my job, I deserve to get paid. I get paid my wages. It would be (and sometimes it happens) very unjust to work and not get paid. I’ve had that happen to me, have you? Usually I really want my wages. I deserve them, and I did good work to get them.

But not everything we do is good, and when we do bad, when we sin, we also deserve something for that. This verse says that the wages of sin is death. That because we sin, we deserve to die. Think of that! Every sin a capital crime! Does that sound harsh to you? If it does, you might not have a clear picture of how our Creator made us in his own likeness, and even though we are each of us sinners, wants to make us again in his own likeness, and is so deeply grieved when we reject him. And that is what sin is. Every time we decide to do something wrong, no matter how small, we are rejecting him who loves us so much.

Sin is a terrible thing. And we treat it so lightly. Its wage is death. Run to the Savior who is able and willing in mercy to shield you from the wages of sin. No longer delay, do it today!

February 1, 2015

Helmers Street Baptist Church

February 1, 2015

Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.

Memory Verse:

Romans 3:23

“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.

Order of Service:

Welcome

“Crown Him with Many Crowns”                               62

Scripture Reading

“Christ and the Children” (page 490)                      56

“All the Way My Saviour Leads Me”                        296

Greeting (God is So Good)

Announcements

Worship with tithes and offerings

“Jesus Loves Me”                                                      479

Special by Marie Mendoza                     Amazing Grace

Sermon by Pastor Mendoza

Invitation

“May the Mind of Christ, My Savior”                       333

Baby Dedication

Couples Retreat March 12-14th

Come be refreshed in your spirit and in your relationship. Once when a man mentioned at work that he was going to a couples retreat, his co-worker confided, “I didn’t know you were having trouble in your marriage!” He responded, “I’m not, but going to these couples retreats are part of what keeps me out of trouble!”. Whatever your motivation, you and your spouse will be drawn closer to God and to each other during these days of refreshment.

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