Sermon for Sunday, November 19th
How Do You Know What Belongs to God ?
I can remember both my father and Jeanie’s father, both preachers, saying repeatedly, “I have no authority to speak except the authority of this Book." They both would be making a reference to the authority of the Bible in their lives and in their profession. It was the Word of the Lord.
It seems to me that the authority of scripture has been waning lately. The preacher may hold up the Bible and say, “This is the Word of the Lord,” and those who hear it may respond, “So?”
So what? We read and listen. We sense the Spirit and the Words of the Lord speak to us. Clearly we learn that we ourselves belong to God and we are to “present ourselves to God as a living sacrifice, holy acceptable to God, which is our reasonable act of worship.”
What is it that we are to give to God? It is the highest priority of a life of stewardship. See you Sunday to worship and to recommit myself to the Lord.
A Note from Pastor Martus Miley
Welcome to River Oaks Baptist Church! We are a caring family of people seeking to be devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Our devotion expresses itself through the disciplines of study, worship, prayer, fellowship and missions.
I would like very much for you to be a part of this loving comunity of faith. I extend to you the invitation to join with us by your profession of faith in Christ or by the transer of your church letter. If our staff can be of any assistance to you, please call on us.
Sunday Worship Services
Worship is the expression of our love for God and is essential to our growth as believers. We encourage active participation in worship by all ages. Our goal in worship is to experientially know the presence of God so that our personal lives are transformed by God's presence.
Traditional Worship Service
10:00AM Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary
At ROBC, we provide a creative worship experience through a blending of traditional and contemporary worship styles. Our service is designed to lead persons to worship through scripture readings, personal and corporate prayer, hymn and chorus singing, choral music and responsive readings. The service is characterized by a spirit of respect for the majesty and sovereignty of the living God and a joy at being in His presence. Led by our Pastor, Martus Miley, and our Associate Pastor for Worship, Greg Stahl, the worship service provides Biblical based messages that provide truths applied to everyday living. We want you to worship with us!
Sanctuary Assisted Listening Available
As a part of the ROBC sanctuary renovations during the summer of 2012, considerable upgrades were made throughout the audio systems. One of those upgrades was to the assisted listening devices for our members that might need additional help hearing during the worship services.
Individual wireless receivers are available in the Welcome Center before the worship service. Each unit has individual volume control and a single ear bud. Our Greeters will be able to assist you with the units, or they can locate our Sound Engineer if you have a question.
If you would like to use one, please sign the unit out when you arrive and return the unit to the Welcome Center following the worship service by placing it in the metal box to be recharged for the following week.
Chinese Worship Service
11:00AM Sunday mornings in the Chapel
Our Chinese Service is a celebration of God's Word in the Chinese language. Informal in style, this service is lead by Pastor Clifford Lee and is characterized by scripture readings, hymns and prayer. The service is supplemented by a Bible study program for all ages. Please visit our Chinese Church page for more information.