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Praise be to God for protecting the brethren of the church during a recent gospel witness outreach where over 900 +/- gospel tracts were distributed throughout the city of New Castle. Now let us pray that God will work out his Sovereign will with these gospel seeds which have been planted!
I have found that often times Christians are a bit timid to share the gospel with strangers, however one way to shake off such hesitation is by beginning to use tracts. The tracts we promote and use ourselves in various evangelistic outreach efforts are short, to the point and most importantly faithful to the truth of Scripture.
On the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month we gather together after church and have a good 'ole fashioned pitch in. We warmly invite you to drop in for a visit.
Please come out and visit CRBC at the next INDIANA Reformed Baptist Fellowship meeting on APRIL 22.
Talk #1 - The Free Gospel Offer
Talk #2 - Of Saving Faith - Chp.14 of the 1689 Baptist Confession
To learn more visit: www.rbfi.org
Our church’s small print ministry is thankful to the Lord who, through our faithful supporters enabled us to place over 100 copies of the 1689 Baptist Confession & Steve Weaver’s booklet (1689 Baptist Confession and Early American Missions) into the hands of various leaders attending an international pastor’s conference in Ohio next month. Good, solid, reformed, evangelical and baptistic information in the hands of future generations is one vital element in our overall attempt to further promote doctrinal fidelity among the body of Christ.
To learn more about our print ministry and how you can help go to: www.rbfaithandfamily.org
SPIRITUAL LESSONS FROM OT KINGS
1 KINGS 21 - BEWARE OF COVETOUSNESS
"Covetousness demands a compromise of one’s character, it requires a divided heart – and for anyone who has been ensnared by this silent, invisible enemy, you had better be crystal clear of this one truth – covetousness will take you farther and deeper than you ever anticipated on going and end up costing you your soul!"
~ Excerpt from Sermon
Reformed Baptist Fellowship of Indiana
We are thankful to the Lord as we enter our third year of fellowship, and in particular for the blessings mentioned below which occurred throughout the year of 2016.
Here are a couple of testimonies of fruitfulness that have come from 2016:
1. There is a young pastor who is at an American Baptist Church (USA) that requested copies of the 1693 Baptist Catechism to begin teaching at his church.
2. Additionally, there is another pastor at a SBC church who also contacted us to get 100 copies of the Baptist Catechism to teach at his church.
3. There was a RB family who found a RB church which participates in the fellowship to member into and thus has been a real blessing to their further strength and growth.
4. A seminary student from Covenant Baptist Seminary who fellowships with us has just finished transcribing and formatting Stott's 'History of the Indiana Baptists' which of course illustrates the place of the 1689 Baptist Confession in the roots of Indiana Baptists. We hope to get this printed and mailed out to over 900+ Baptist churches throughout Indiana in hopes of planting seeds of introduction to these old doctrines that many know nothing about.
5. There is a 16yr old young man that attends the fellowship with his father that is working on a school book report covering the book by RBAP publishers entitled 'Covenant Theology from Adam to Christ' by Nehemiah Cox and John Owen.
6. The spirit of co-operation and our united efforts to preserve the biblical doctrines of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith through a fellowship such as ours has inspired brethren in Ohio to start a similar fellowship which had their first meeting in Oct. 2016 with a great turn out.
7. This forum of the fellowship creates an opportunity for those who are interested in or are themselves confessional RBs to come and enjoy like minded fellowship. For instance we learned of two young men from the Terre Haute area that joined us at a recent meeting who were overwhelmed at the opportunity to sit down and discuss the doctrines of the 1689 Baptist Confession and the various implications they have on church and practice face to face with other brethren. Additionally, these brethren reported that there is a strong possibility a confessional RB church is going to be planted in their area!
8. After briefly discussing the various types of unity (doctrinal/confessional, ecclesiastical, practical, spiritual, liturgical) their was a proposal and latter discussion of working together to use the fellowship (with the co-operation and participation of the variously involved churches) as a positive platform of education to the broader evangelical community within Indiana regarding the doctrinal beliefs held by Reformed Baptists as contained in the 1689 Baptist Confession through an on-line and printed news-letter in addition to on-line videos.
Additionally, for the new year we confirmed our initial primary purpose for the fellowship : Educate, Equip and Encourage one another for the work of the ministry - all to the glory of God.
Therefore, please pray for a blessed new year as we seek to honor Christ and His Church as servants who continue to uphold the biblical doctrines as historically confessed in the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith.
SPIRITUAL LESSONS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT KINGS:
2 SAMUEL 11: 1-27 - THE CONSEQUENCES OF SIN
"One would be a fool to ignore the principals given us in Scripture to ‘make a covenant with our eyes’ and to ‘keep our eyes from beholding vanity’, these principals, like the loving and protective nature of God’s moral law affords us practical and useful guidelines to live upright and unspotted lives in a God-hating world.
Excerpt from this week's sermon
SPIRITUAL LESSONS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT KINGS:
1 Samuel 15:1-33 - THE COST OF DISOBEDIENCE
"This call of obedience from the LORD unto King Saul goes to teach us that there will be times also that God will call us out of our comfortable lives, out of our rigid routines, to take action in a particular sphere where He places us."
Excerpt from this week's sermon
Rejoice with us as God is still fulfilling His covenant promise by adding disciples unto His church. We ask that you pray for Johnathan with regard to his future walk as Christ's disciple. Romans 6:4 “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”
This sermon series consisting of four audio messages by pastor Doug Barger along with the printed study guide is a simple journey that will lead one through the precious reality of resting and walking under the Providential Care of God.
Message Titles are: God Shelters His People (Psalm 91), God Delivers His People (Psalm 40), God Leads His People (Psalm 23), God Keeps His People (Jude).
There are many different doctrinal topics covered in these messages such as:
Covenant theology, divine guidance, perseverance of saints, sanctification and more.
Order you free copy here.
We were delighted to have join us fellow Reformed Baptists -Phil and Debbie Ketron with ACTION (www.iaheaction.net) (an Indiana Home School based, conservative political lobbying organization) to discuss how Churches may in the very near future be called upon to provide some sort of religious protection for Christian Home Educators. Fellow Pastors - you need to start thinking about this, contact me at www.crbc.faith to learn more.
Finally a place where Reformed Baptist singles can connect with one another in a conservative, god-honoring fashion. Okay...it may not be exactly how you would have done it...but it is a start in the right direction and is under the oversight of godly pastors who care about helping the singles in the church move forward in their lives.
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Christ Reformed Baptist Church - New Castle, Indiana is inviting everyone to the next Indiana Reformed Baptist Fellowship meeting on: JANUARY 21, 2017
Talk #1: Jim Savistio - Louisville Reformed Baptist Church
Topical message related to Christian service.
Talk #2: Keith Mcwhorter - Corydon Baptist Church
Chp. 12 Adoption of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith
10am - 12 w/free lunch to follow
LEARN MORE AT: WWW.RBFI.ORG