Back to church Wednesday

On Wednesday July 15th, we will have our building open for church service at 7PM. We are looking forward to being back together. Call in will still be available by dialing 339-207-6813. Lord willing our Live stream will be available as well.

You can always join our Text Service to keep up on what is going on. Just text the capital letters: ABC to: 888-694-9410. We generally send text messages about pertinent announcements.

Text Message Service

One of the easiest ways for our church to communicate with you is through text messages. We have a text message system currently setup. We are asking and encouraging everyone to join in. If you need help, please ask Bro. Shane Rice to add you to the list.
Send a text to: 888-694-9410

With the message: ABC

Happy 4th of July!

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Pledge of Allegiance

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Nugget of History

President Dwight Eisenhower added the words, “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954. He said, “In this way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America’s heritage and future; in this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country’s most powerful resources in peace and war.” Much of our history is rooted in God, and the Bible. Take time to look into the book, get to know God, and strengthen your faith today!

July 2 – Mary & Martha Meeting

The ladies will be meeting on Thursday July 2nd at the church at 6:30PM. It will be a time of encouragement, fellowship, and looking into the Word of God. If you are a lady, plan to attend, you don’t want to miss.

In building Wednesday Services July 15th!

July 15, 2020 we are planning on opening the building back up for Wednesday Services. Make sure you mark your calendar, and plan on attending if you are able. We will temporarily continue live streaming for the time being. Call in will still be available: 339-207-6813 (you can call in for every service and listen to the service.)

Sunday Morning Services @ 11:00AM

As of May 31, 2020 we have started having Sunday AM Services at 11:00AM. Sunday School is still suspended for the time being. Sunday Evening and Wednesday evening are still online only for the time being. We look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday morning at 11AM. We will continue to run live streams on Youtube and Facebook, as well as have the option to call in 339-207-6813.

Cabin fever?

Does being locked down in your house have you feeling down? Here are a few things to help you spiritually.

KNVBC Radio. This is online radio you can listen to that will be a blessing and help to you. http://knvbc.com

FBN Radio. Another online radio. They have good solid broadcasting all the time. You can find it here: http://fbnradio.com/ They also offer a phone number to call and listen. This will be a blessing to many who don’t have internet. The phone number is: 605-781-9840 

Abiding Radio. This is also an online radio with just music that will minister to your heart any time day or night. https://www.abidingradio.org/

Faith Music Radio. Another source of online radio that is solid. https://www.faithmusicradio.com/

How to listen to our service

Many people are unsure of how to watch the church services online. I too was a little unsure of how to watch online, because I’m always at church. Wednesday (tonight) at 7PM we will be posting a video for the church service on Facebook, and Youtube.

You can find our Facebook page even if you don’t have Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/anchorbaptistmassillon/ and look for the video that should be there at 7PM.

You can find us on Youtube as well, just click here.

Easter Sunday – April 12 @ 10AM

We are looking forward to a wonderful Easter Sunday. Would you consider joining us this Easter Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Why did Jesus die? Why Did Jesus come? What was the purpose of Jesus’ life and death?

Why did Jesus come?

Many people truly wonder about this. With so many different religions, how can we be certain about the purpose for Jesus coming? We must first establish a basis for truth. We accept the Bible as our standard of truth. So Bible verses will be presented to answer these questions and help us grasp an understanding of why we celebrate Jesus resurrection from the dead.

Man is sinful

Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Righteous simply means, holy, or without sin. This verse makes it very clear, that not one single person is holy, righteous, or good in God’s eyes. We often view ourselves as good people. After all, there are people that behave worse than we do! However, if we look through God’s view, we all find ourselves at the very same level of ground, sinners.

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Most people know deep down in their heart, they are not acceptable to God the way they are, the question then is, how do we become acceptable to God? Most people believe that if they do enough good works, or attend church, they will get enough merit, credit, or brownie points with God to become acceptable in His eyes.

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

This Bible verse helps clarify that it is not by good works or going to church that can save us. If that is true, then we are in quite a predicament…

Death is required for sin!

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; …

A wage is simply a payment for something. The payment for sin, is DEATH! Yikes, that is not good. So everyone is sentenced to death, and the Bible clarifies by explaining that Hell is the place of the dead. Hell is a place of flame, fire, torment and separation! No one wants to go there.

This is the reason for Jesus’ life! He came to become the sacrifice for us, that we can be saved. Without Jesus coming to the earth, we literally could not be saved.

Why did Jesus die?

Once we understand the predicament that mankind is in, we can look at the plan that God made to save man. Since mankind was sinful, he needed a Saviour. Jesus came to the earth to be that Saviour. John said, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”(John 1:29) In the Old Testament of the Bible, we read that the Jews would constantly offer a sacrifice of a lamb in obedience to God’s Word for their sin. It was prophesied that a Saviour would come. Jesus came to be the sacrifice for our sins!

Hebrews 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

Jesus came as God in the flesh, lived an absolutely sinless life, so that He could pay for our price of sin, and save us. He didn’t sin, so He didn’t deserve to die! He died, because He loves the everyone.

John 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.

Why did He raise from the dead?

In raising from the dead, Jesus defeated death and the grave, thus completing the plan of salvation. His resurrection proves beyond any shadow of doubt His power over death, hell and the grave. Without it, we could not be saved. “And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.” 1 Corinthians 15:17. That my friend is why Jesus rose from the dead!

If you in simply childlike faith, would repent of your sins. This means to acknowledge your sins, or understand you are a sinner and desire to be turned from them. Then call on Jesus to save you, put your trust in Him, you will be saved today.

Rom. 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

That is worth celebrating!

That is why we are celebrating Easter this year. Why not come and join us! April 12 at 10AM at Anchor Baptist Church.