A Traditional Church Service.

 


“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.”
– Romans 1:16 –

 

At River Westlake Baptist Church, we offer a traditional church service very much like you would have experienced at the beginning of the 1900s.  The surroundings are authentic to that time period, but more importantly, we open the Bible and exhort directly out of it, which used to be the norm in churches. 

Unfortunately, there is confusion these days about preaching.  Opening the Bible and exhorting directly out of it is now considered “hard preaching.”  Exhorting out of the Bible is not “hard preaching,” it is “Biblical preaching.”

We are not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  On the contrary, we want to share the full counsel of God with as many people as we can.  Please join us soon, it’s very important.

Romans 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.”

 

 

 

 

Ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

 


“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.”
– Romans 1:16 –

 

Ecumenicism is sweeping through churches today and is rendering them impotent.  If churches won’t stand for God’s truth, who is going to?

Romans 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.”

Today unfortunately many churches and their people ARE ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  There are many people and churches that profess to believe the Word of God, but think that they must improve on the Gospel to make it more palatable to people.  They think that God couldn’t possibly have meant that we should actually tell people to avoid sin, to hold fast to the doctrines of God, and that the Word of God is the only standard of truth.  They don’t believe these things.

There are lots of churches that think they know better than God, so they will “improve” the clear teachings of the Word of God and make it more agreeable to people.  They think that they know what will “resonate” with people better than God does.  May God have mercy on them.

Churches that are ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ are not actually churches, they are just meeting halls and social clubs.  This is why Christianity is so weak right now; because the Word of God is being compromised, and because people think that the Word of God needs to be improved, and they know just how to improve it… make it more agreeable to everybody.

God knows who is a true believer in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and who has a feigned faith.

Revelation 14:12 – “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”

 

River Westlake Baptist Church is Supporting Our First Missionary.

 


“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
– Acts 1:8 –

 

River Westlake Baptist Church is very happy to be taking on our first missionary for support.  Bob Mach is a missionary to the Ivory Coast of Africa. He has a dynamic presence in the country that includes training future Pastors, planting churches, running Bible Schools and preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a difficult area of the world.

We are very pleased to start regular support of these missionary efforts. We continue to pray that whatever area we find ourselves in, whether it be Africa or Westlake, we would be a light to this lost world, spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to whomever we encounter.

Acts 1:8 “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

Your Jerusalem is wherever you live.  Start there.  The people right outside your door in your neighborhood need to hear the life-giving Gospel of Jesus Christ just as much as the people of the Ivory Coast of Africa.  Bob Mach will handle his area in the Ivory Coast, and we need to handle our areas in Rocky River and Westlake.  That’s how you make a difference.