(November 23, 2014)
Sunday School Bible Study: 10AM "The Doctrine of Salvation." Jim Turner audio
Worship Service: 11AM "Abuse of Christian Charity." by Pastor audio
Afternoon Service: 1:30PM Pastor had a message for the afternoon service on "Being in Tune with God" (outline listed below) but we opted to go over some of the special prayer requests on our prayer list and have a season of Prayer instead. Praying for the Tyler family as they grieve, for several on the prayer list battling cancer, for missions, for our nation, for one another - especially brother Skip and sister Teresa, for Grace and a test coming up this week and brother Turner at appointment on Tuesday with neuro-surgeon about pain where they operated on his neck, for Forrest and the blood clots in his legs, for sister Gail who was out sick today, for our members in distant places an many more concerns. We closed out the service by singing the ole hymn "The Love of God."
12 in attendance.
Pastor, Marion, Jim and Diana traveled yesterday down to Springfield, Oregon to the Memorial service for Sister Norman Tyler and back home again late last night. The services went well and God answered prayer for traveling grace all the way down and back. Thank the Lord. It was good to have two visitors today who were out here all the way from Kansas.
See 2014 3rd Quarter Report for TLBC HERE
To see more on the trip to Ireland click here.
And I heard a voice from heaven
saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from
henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and
their works do follow them. (KJV)
We are here today in loving memory of Sister Norma
Tyler. The hard part is dealing with our
loss but none of us would want to bring her back from heaven to the pain and
sorrow of this wicked old world here below.
We have the comforting assurance of God’s word that for the believer in
Christ, death is to be absent from the body and present with the Lord. 2Cor.5:8.
(We might take a moment to remember some things about Sister Norma at
The Bible says that it is appointed unto men once to die and
after this the judgment. Heb 9:27. There is a judgment for the just and a
judgment for the unjust. The Saved will
be rewarded for their faithful service at the Judgment Seat of Christ. Rom 14:10.
But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy
brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. The
unsaved will also receive their due reward at the Great White Throne
judgment. Rev 20:11-15. And I saw a great white throne, and him that
sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was
found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God;
and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book
of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the
books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it;
and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were
judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into
the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written
in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
The difference between being saved and not being saved is
found in the Gospel. Rom 1:16. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of
Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth;
to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
I believe Sister Tyler would want us to stress the truth of
the Gospel today. Paul wrote to Timothy
under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit about how the Gospel is worthy to be
received. 1Tim 1:15. This is
a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into
the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
He also gave one of the clearest descriptions of what the
Gospel is all about in 1Cor 15:1-4. Moreover,
brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also
ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep
in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I
delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ
died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that
he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
It is at times like this when we all need to look into our
own hearts and examine ourselves and consider the question: How do I stand with God? Are you lost in sin? Or, have you by faith, trusted the Lord Jesus
Christ as your personal savior? The
Bible says in Jn 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and
he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth
As we prepare to move on with our lives, let us remember
that God created man in an upright condition but man unmade himself by
transgressing Gods law. Rom 5:12. Wherefore, as by one man sin entered
into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that
all have sinned: Rom.3:23. For
all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; and Rom. 6:23. For the wages of sin is
death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our
The only remedy for
our sin problem is Jesus Christ. Lk
19:10. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. Matt 1:21.
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he
shall save his people from their sins.
Jn 3:16. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Jn.17:3. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God,
and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
As we do our best to bring some closure to the departure of
our loved one, we remember the Bible asks the age-old question: If a man die, shall he live again? Job14:14.
God’s word also gives us the answer to the question. Job 19:25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that
he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though after my skin worms destroy this
body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:
Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not
The New Testament story of the resurrection of Lazarus in
John chapter eleven reminds us that the Son of God has power to raise the
dead. In fact, Christ is the
John 11:25-27. Jesus
said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me,
though he were dead, yet shall he live:
And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou
For the closing benediction, let us pray.
Heavenly Father, Thank you for the gift of life. Thank you for the fond memories we have of
our loved ones who have passed away.
More than anything else, thank you for the gift of spiritual life
through your Son and His saving Gospel.
We come into this world with nothing and we leave the world the same
way. You formed us from the dust of the
ground and it is back to the earth that our bodies go in death - until the
resurrection. Dust goes to dust and
ashes to ashes. The Lord gave and the
Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the
name of the Lord. AMEN.
I wish I had one more chance to tell Mom I loved her. Pastor.
Memorial service Saturday, 12-15-12 for Sister Leona Killion. AUDIO
Memorial Service for Elder Glen L. Tweet 5-30-2013 AUDIO
In Memory of Elder Cresencio Baldemor. Jan. 2014. AUDIO
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FIRST FRIDAY FELLOWSHIP at 7PM on the first Friday of every month. Mark your calendars.
The January 2014 FFF was held on 1-3-14. We opened the AP Box (answered prayer) and counted the AP blessings we had in the year 2013. 132 total. Listen to the service: audio
The February 2014 FFF was held on 2-7-14. Elder Ted Tweet preached on "Why Good Moral Men go to Hell." audio
The March 2014 FFF was held on 3-7-14. Brother Jim Hunt brought a lesson on "Born unto Trouble." audio
The April 2014 FFF was held on 4-4-14. Elder Paul Sandelin preached on "The Lord Opens Eyes" audio
The May 2014 FFF was held on 5-2-14. Bro. Jim Tweet preached on "An Evil Heart of Unbelief." audio
The June 2014 FFF was held on 6-6-14. Elder Jim Turner preached on "Three Gospel Pillars in Isa.53:6" audio
The July FFF meeting is scheduled in conjunction with the Bible Conference in Naples, Idaho
July 4-6. 2014.
The August 2014 FFF was held on 8-1-14. Brother Anthony Parish brought the lesson on "What Happens After Death." audio
The September 2014 FFF was held on 9-5-14. Pastor Larry Killion preached on "Our God Reigns" audio
The October 2014 FFF was held on 10-3-14. Elder Jim Tweet preached on Simeon and Anna in Lk.2:25-38. audio
The November 2014 FFF was held on 11-7-14. Elder Ted Tweet preached on "He Restoreth My Soul." audio
The December 2013 FFF was held on 12-6-13. Elder Jim Turner preached on "No Tears No Exceptions" audio
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SPECIAL 34th Anniversary services at TLBC
January 25-31, 2014 we had special services at TLBC. Elder David ONeal was our speaker. He preached a total of eight (8) sermons. We have MP3 copies of the sermons saved and you may access them HERE.
We hope you will listen to his sermons.
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Our Baptist Heritage
The Lord's Baptist Church was organized by Elder Larry Killion from the South Park Missionary Baptist Church on January 26, 1980 in Tacoma, Washington. (see organization minutes of TLBC)
The South Park Missionary Baptist Church was organized by Elder Glen Tweet from the Bryan Station Baptist Church on July 4, 1957 in Seattle, Washington. (see organization minutes of SPMBC)
The Bryan Station Baptist Church, Lexington, Kentucky was organized on April 15, 1786 by Elder Lewis Craig from "Craig's Church" also known as "The Traveling Church" which moved to Kentucky territory from Spotsylvania, Virginia. (see ECHOS FROM GLORY a Concise History Of The Bryan Station Baptist Church p.5)
The Traveling Church was organized as a Baptist Church on November 20, 1767 between the James and the Rappahanack rivers by Elders James Read, Sammuel Harris, and Dutton Lane.(see A History of the Baptists by John T. Christian p. 289 & 290 and History of the Baptists in Virginia by Semple p. 23)
Read, Harris and Lane were from the Dan River Baptist Church (History of the Baptists in Virginia by Semple p.17 & 65) which came from Abbott's Creek Baptist Church Pastored by Daniel Marshall (History of the Baptists in Virginia by Semple p.16) who came from Sandy Creek Baptist Church.
Sandy Creek Baptist Church of Guilford county, North Carolina, was organized with 16 charter members on November 22, 1755 by Elders D. Marshall and Shubal Stearns. (History of the Baptists in Virginia by Semple p. 14)
Sandy Creek came out of the Opeckon Baptist Church in Berkeley county, Virginia (History of the Baptists in Virginia by Semple p. 13). Other spellings for this church are Opequon and Opekon. She was reorganized by certain ministers of the Philadelphia Baptist Association in 1751 upon the Calvinistic plan, sifting out the chaff and retaining the supposed good seed according to the record.
From 1751 on, the Opekon Baptist Church was connected with the Philadelphia Baptist Association of churches and was officially received into the association October 8, 1754.(Minutes of the Philadelphia Baptist Association From 1707 to 1807 p. 71) The churches in this association were all of like faith and order and recognized each other as true New Testament churches. They did not recognize other denominations as true churches. Elder Abel Morgan was one of the messengers at the annual meeting when Opekon was received into the Association. Morgan came from the Welsh Tract Baptist Church in Newcastle county, Delaware (p.15) which was organized with 16 members at Pembrokeshire, South Wales in June of 1701 and sailed together to Philadelphia arriving September 8, 1701.
The charter members of the Welsh Tract Church, for example, Pastor Thomas Griffiths, came from the church at Rhydwilim which was called anabaptist by their enemies but they felt unjustly so because theirs was the only true kind of baptism. (History of the Welsh Baptists by Davis p.72)
The Anabaptist church at Rhydwilim associated with the Particular Baptists of Wales and England and was instrumental in publishing the 1689 London Confession of Faith which was also adopted by the Philadelphia Baptist Association in 1742. (The American Baptist Heritage In Wales by Joshua Thomas p.93 & 94, and History of the Welsh Baptists by Davis p.188)
The first Association meeting of these old time Baptist ministers to meet after the reformation was in 1653. Though the records are lost, men like Dyfrig, Illtyd, and Dynawt no doubt had their meetings long before Austin's slaughter of Welsh Baptists for the cause of Popery in AD600. Before AD600, believer's immersion was the only mode recognized in the British Isles as the baptism of the New Testament. (History of the Welsh Baptists by Davis p.187, 14 and 15)
These great forefathers of the faith have much in common with their brethren in the Valley's of the Piedmont and the very first of them to begin assembling themselves together as churches of the Lord Jesus Christ came to Wales shortly after AD63 as result of the Apostle Paul's ministry in Rome. The Welsh Baptists were not Protestant rejects of the Roman Catholic Church or separatists from the Church of England. (History of the Welsh Baptists by Davis p.7, 6,17,20,21 and Acts 28:17,28-31 and II Tim 4:21)
The Apostle Paul was taught directly by the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ and was sent out as a foreign missionary from the church in Antioch Syria. (Acts 13:1-3, Gal 1:15-21, 2Cor 12:1-5) The church in Antioch Syria was constituted by baptized believers out of the church in Jerusalem (Acts 8:1 & 4) and had an authoritative connection to the church in Jerusalem. (Acts 15:1-4, 22-31)
Larry J. Killion
Thus we have seen a link by link connection of New Testament churches in our heritage all the way back to the Apostles and Christ in the New Testament.
The Old Particular Baptists of Wales and England were often scattered by their enemies and reorganized in secret only to flourish again depending on the intensity of their persecution and the out pouring of the Holy Spirit. Their writings and records were always destroyed by their persecutors. Many who were led away by the teaching of infant baptism were brought back to the religion of their forefathers and dipped in the River Allen only 25 miles distant from Hill Cliffe. (History of the Baptist Church at Hill Cliffe by Kenworthy p.24)
The Hill Cliffe Church, also known as Lollards, is believed to be connected with the ancient Waldensians.
Earlier we posted another church history at this point with a disclaimer that we were not able to validate the references in it. We have now removed it due to the fact that some have chosen to ignore our disclaimer and accuse us as liars for posting bogus historical references.
The fact of the matter is that Christ organized His church during His earthly ministry. He gave it and it alone the Great Commission. He empowered it once and for all in New Testament times to do the work of the Great Commission. Members of the very first church in Jerusalem were dispersed to various other places and fitly framed local visible assemblies of scripturally baptized believers were organized in those locations with like faith and order as the church that they came from. They in turn organized others like themselves. This is the New Testament Pattern and it is in harmony with the biblical principle of "like begets like". It has worked from New Testament times all the way down to today. There is no need for a new formula for church organization.
Some of our earlier churches went into error about AD251. They broke fellowship with the pure churches and eventually evolved into the modern day universal hierarchy heresy. No true churches have ever identified with this movement in any way. It was this organization that martyred millions of members of true churches over the centuries for not recognizing their self-claimed authority. See The Trail of Blood. The so-called reformers have the same hatred for true churches and I fear they are attempting to attack them now from within with a new "Pop-up Church" theory that ridicules authoritative connection to a sound church for proper organization. If you come from nothing you have no more authority than the pompous papists. I plead with my beloved Baptist brethren that are leaning this way. Please do not depart from us. Jesus is coming soon! LJK 11-18-07.