5/21/23 New Teaching Series

Pastor Harrison will conduct an “Evangelism Training” class during the Sunday school hour (10:00 am) for a number of weeks. Please plan to attend in person at church or via Zoom. Zoom information is found on our online bulletin.

Pastor Harrison has completed a series of sermons on the book of Hebrews. Starting this Sunday, he embarks on a new sermon series based on the book of Romans.

Mother’s Day

Please join us for a Mother’s Day Message.

Pastor Harrison will be preaching from Proverbs 31:1-9 on a “Mother’s Godly Admonition”

“The call to be a mother is a high calling indeed. Even when the home life is
fraught with difficulties and challenges, a Christian mother has a great
opportunity to influence her children for Christ. Her family is her mission field,
and like all faithful missionaries she should trust the Lord to supply grace to
meet all of the challenges as she seeks to seize all of the opportunities to
impact the rising generation with the gospel.”

Dr. Tom Ascol Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral.

A Thought for Easter

Charles Spurgeon delivered this message on Sunday April 21, 1889 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, London. The full sermon—along with nearly all of Spurgeon’s other sermons—is available in The Complete Spurgeon Sermons Collection.

Once more—the resurrection of Christ is operating at this present time with a quickening power on all who hear the word aright. The sun is, to the vegetable world, a great source of growth. In this month of April he goes forth with life in his beams and we see the result.
The buds are bursting, the trees are putting on their summer dress, the flowers are smiling and even the seeds which we buried in the earth are beginning to feel the vivifying warmth. They see not the Lord of day but they feel his smile. Over what an enormous territory is the returning sun continually operating! How potent are his forces when he crosses the line and lengthens the day!
Such is the risen Christ. In the grave he was like the sun in his winter solstice but he crossed the line in his resurrection. He has brought us all the hopes of spring and is bringing us the joys of summer. He is quickening many at this hour and will yet quicken myriads. This is the power with which the missionary goes forth to sow; this is the power in which the preacher at home continues to scatter the seed. The risen Christ is the great producer of harvests. By the power of his resurrection men are raised from their death in sin to eternal life.

Good Friday Service at 7:00 pm

Opening Prayer

“O Sacred Head, now Wounded” Hymn 178

Scripture Reading – John 19:16-27

“Alas! And Did my Savior Bleed” Hymn 195

Scripture Reading – John 19:28-42

Special Music – Dori Martin

Sermon – Pastor Patrick Harrison

I Peter 3:18

“The Suffering of our Lord Jesus”

“Glory Be To Jesus” Hymn 190

Closing Prayer

For Christ also suffered once for sins,

The Righteous for the unrighteous,

that he might bring us to God,

being put to death in the flesh

but made alive in the spirit,

I Peter 3:18

It was the will of the Lord to crush him;

He has put him to grief.

Isaiah 53:10

Easter Baskets for Grace’s Open Pantry


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Easter Basket Donation

Needs for

Grace’s Food Pantry

Bring donations to church by March 30

Potatoes, Box or Real

Canned Vegetables

Cake Mix

Can of Frosting


Pasta Sauce

Egg Decorating Kits

Bag of Jelly Beans

On behalf of all of us at Grace’s Pantry we would like to thank you all for the continued support. God Bless each of you.

Countries to Pray For:


The Lord has bared His holy arm in the sight of all the nations,

that all the ends of the earth may see the salvation of our God.

Isaiah 52:10

Malta (EUROPE)

Population: 518,536

Languages: Maltese, English

Religions: Roman Catholic, Jehovah’s Witness, Mormon

People: Historically, the apostle Paul was shipwrecked on its shores. Today, Malta is a popular tourist destination; economy relies on trade with European countries. Many immigrants pour through the island as they travel from Africa to Europe, resulting in social tensions with the native population.

What to Pray About: For most Maltese, Christianity is simply a tradition. The non-religious segment of society is growing quickly, and nominalism is high. Gospel witness – Pastor Paul Mizzi with Trinity Evangelical Church.

Marshall Islands (OCEANIA)

Population: 42,050

Languages: Marshallese, English

Religions: UCCCMI, Assembly of God, JW’s, Bukot Non Jesus, Mormonism

People: During the Cold War, the USA tested 67 nuclear weapons at its Pacific Proving Grounds located in the Marshall Islands, including the largest atmospheric nuclear test ever conducted by the U.S. At one time, the Marshall Islands were considered “by far the most contaminated place in the world.” A large concentration of about 4,300 Marshall Islanders have relocated to Springdale, AR. The United States is solely responsible for international defense of the Marshall Islands.

What to Pray About: The rate of Type 2 diabetes one of the highest in the world. To this day, the Marshall Islands also suffers from many consequences of nuclear testing. Religion has enormous influence in every area of society, but there is a lack of solid biblical teaching and many are easily led astray by cults.

RBCL Quarterly Prayer Meeting

Hymn 534 – Sweet Hour of Prayer

Jeremiah 33:3

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

A command to pray

Luke 18:1 “And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.”

Ps 50:15  “and call upon me in the day of trouble;  I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”

Ps 62:8  “Trust in him at all times, O people;  pour out your heart before him;  God is a refuge for us.”

Pray for:  Spiritual growth, physical health, financial strength, national wellbeing

Is 55:6  “Seek the Lord while he may be found;  call upon him while he is near;”

Matt 7:7  “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”

Pray for: Church ministries and workers, evangelistic opportunities, personal witness

Mark 14:38 ” Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

I Thess. 5:17  “pray without ceasing,”

Heb. 4:16  “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

Pray for: RBNet missionaries, Gospel Foundation Ministries, Today’s Choice, persecuted Christians

James 4:8 “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.”

Col 4:2 “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.”

Nations to Pray For

Malawi (AFRICA)

Population: 20,383,557

Languages: English, Chichewa, Chinyanja, Chiyao, Chitumbuka

Religions: Roman Catholic, CCAP, Muslim

People: Economic growth of the 1970s and 1980s at the cost of an oppressive dictatorship until 1994; country has unreliable power, poor telecommunication infrastructure, water shortages, and inadequate roadways, along with corruption in government.

What to Pray About: Drought (2016) and ongoing armyworm disaster on crops (since 2017). High number of AIDS orphans. Gospel witness – Pastor Malamulo Chindongo of Antioch Baptist Church (Blantyre); Pastor Newton Chilingulo of Reformation Bible Church (Lilongwe); Pastors Brino Kumwenda, Kondwani N’goma, and Anthony Zuze of Christlike Church (Mzuzu); Pastor Kondwani Nyanda of Grace Bible Church (Lilongwe); Pastor Frank Maxson of Grace Bible Church (Zomba).

Malaysia (ASIA)

Population: 33,417,000

Languages: Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese dialects, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai

Religions: Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Confucianist, Daoist

People: Freedom of religion, though Islam is state religion. Multiplicity of cultures and religions has prevented national unity. Malaysians are trafficked by leaders to build and maintain power.

What to Pray About: Prevalent sex trafficking; situated close to the “Golden Triangle” which produces some of the world’s largest amounts of opium. Gospel witness – Serdang Grace Baptist Church; Melaka RBC; Grace RBC; Kuala Kubu Chapel; JB First Community; Miri RBC; Shalom RBC; Ebenezer RBC; Ipoh East RBC; Puchong Grace Church; Sungai Dua Church; Damansara RBC; Subang Jaya RBC; Gospel Highway digital magazine.