Atwater Baptist Church

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Atwater Baptist Church
Atwater Baptist Church is listed in the Churches Baptist category in Atwater, California. Displayed below is the only current social network for Atwater Baptist Church which at this time includes a Facebook page. The activity and popularity of Atwater Baptist Church on this social network gives it a ZapScore of 68.

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2124 1st St
Atwater, CA 95301
(209) 358-5427

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September 24, 2017 Message
September 24, 2017 Learning to Live as Exiles: Living Freely in Subjection to Authority 1 Peter 2:11-17; Galatians 5:1

Praise God for commissioning the church for this mission.
September 19-23, 2017 Houston, Texas

Preach the Gospel to Yourself Holiness day by day Today’s Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:1 “I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel.” To preach the Gospel to yourself means that you continually face up to your own sinfulness and then flee to Jesus through faith in his shed blood and righteous life. It means that you appropriate, again by faith, the fact that Jesus fully satisfied the law of God. In both its precepts and penalty, he fulfilled the law of God in its most exacting requirements. And he did this in our place as our representative and our substitute. He is your propitiation, so that God’s holy wrath is no longer directed toward you. To preach the Gospel to yourself means that you take at face value the precious words of Romans 4:7-8: "Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin." You believe on the testimony of God: "There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:1). You believe that "Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us" (Galatians 3:13). You believe he forgave you all your sins (Colossians 2:13), that he reconciled you "to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him" (Colossians 1:22). To preach the Gospel to yourself means you appropriate by faith the words of Isaiah 53:6: "The Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all." It means you dwell upon the promise that God has removed your transgressions from you as far as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12), that he has blotted out your transgressions and remembers your sin no more (Isaiah 43:25). (Excerpt taken from The Discipline of Grace)

Quality Obedience Holiness day by day with Jerry Bridges Today’s Scripture: 1 Peter 2:22 “He committed no sin.” There are times when our inward desires do not match our outward conduct. We act very proper on the outside, but sin in our hearts. This was never the case with Jesus. Through one of the messianic psalms he could say, "I delight to do your will, o my God; your law is within my heart" (Psalm 40:8). He not only perfectly obeyed the law of God; he always desired to do so and, in fact, delighted in doing it. Once he even said, "My food . . . is to do the will of him who sent me" (John 4:34, NIV). If we think about it, we realize that obedience that isn’t delighted in is not perfect obedience. Yet that was the quality of obedience Jesus rendered throughout his life. In one of his many confrontations with his chief antagonists, the Jewish religious leaders, Jesus could unselfconsciously and without any pretentiousness say, "I always do what pleases [the Father]" (John 8:29, NIV). Such a claim must include not only Jesus’ outward actions and speech, but also his inward thoughts (Psalm 139:1-4). Even more important, it must include his motives, for God not only knows our thoughts but understands our motives as well (1 Chronicles 28:9; 1 Corinthians 4:5). A little later in the same confrontation Jesus asked, "Which one of you convicts me of sin?" (John 8:46). Jesus dared his critics to name a single sin he had committed, knowing full well how eager they would have been to do so if it were possible. It’s no wonder that at the beginning of his ministry and again toward the end of it, a voice came from heaven saying, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased" (Matthew 3:17; 17:5).

Making Up Our Deficiencies? Holiness day by day with Jerry Bridges Today’s Scripture: Luke 18:13 “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!” Sin is more than actions; it’s an attitude that ignores God’s law. It’s more than a rebellious attitude; sin is a state of corruption in our inmost being, of vileness, even of filthiness in God’s sight. For this reason the Bible never speaks of God’s grace as simply making up our deficiencies—as if salvation consists in so much good works plus so much of God’s grace. Rather the Bible speaks of a God "who justifies the ungodly" (Romans 4:5), who is found by those who do not seek him, who reveals himself to those who do not ask for him (Romans 10:20). In Jesus’ parable in Luke 18:9-14, the tax collector did not ask God to simply make up his deficiencies. Rather, he beat his breast—a sign of his deep anguish—and said, "God, be merciful to me, a sinner!" (verse 13). He declared total spiritual bankruptcy, and on that basis, he experienced the grace of God. Jesus said the man went home justified—declared righteous by God. Like the tax collector, we don’t just need God’s grace to make up for our deficiencies; we need his grace to provide a remedy for our guilt, a cleansing for our pollution. We need his grace to provide a satisfaction of his justice, to cancel a debt we cannot pay. It may seem that I’m belaboring the point of our guilt and vileness before God. But we can never rightly understand God’s grace until we understand our plight as those who need his grace. As Dr. C. Samuel Storms said, "The first and possibly most fundamental characteristic of divine grace is that it presupposes sin and guilt. Grace has meaning only when men are seen as fallen, unworthy of salvation, and liable to eternal wrath." (Excerpt taken from Transforming Grace)