Welcome to Mt. Rose Missionary Baptist Church
Mt. Rose MBC and its Mt. Seriah campus have resumed "in-person" worship services. However, be advised that given health officials' guidance during this coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are maintaining social distancing by family groups, and all members of the congregation are asked to wear masks. Other church programs and activities will continue to be held via telephone and video conferencing until further notice. This includes a telephone conference for Bible Study/Sunday School on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Rev. (Dr.) John D. Harris
We are so delighted and blessed that you are visiting our website. Thank God for this opportunity to welcome you to our fellowship.
If you are looking for a church in the Brenham community, our doors are always open to you. This is truly a place where you can grow and build in the Kingdom of God.
If you have not accepted Christ as your Savior, allow us the opportunity to introduce you to Him so that you can enjoy an abundant life here and eternally. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to visit our site often for Christian inspiration for living, highlights, calendar events, Bible information, etc. Our goal is to communicate the Word of God and provide the opportunity for members to use their spiritual gifts to minister to people in need and make disciples for Christ.
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Bible Study Lesson for October 7th @ 7:00 p.m., CDT
"God Gives the Ten Commandments" (Exodus 20:1-17)
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(Below study notes are from the Sunday School study book by Union Gospel Press.)
Time Period: 1445 B.C.
Place: Mount Sinai
"Thou shalt have no other gods before me" (Exodus 20:3).
This week's golden text is a very simple statement on the surface, but it bears incredibly weighty meaning. Our God is a jealous God. This does not mean that He is envious of anyone's clothes, money, or relationship status. Rather, "jealous" in this sense refers to God's claim of ownership over your life. He wants and deserves all of your devotion, obedience, and worship. He will not share you with some other god.
You might ask, What other god? As you walk down the street in a typical American city, you are not likely to be distracted by the worship of pagan gods or the sale of pagan idols. Nevertheless, it is our natural inclination to elevate temporal things to a godlike status.
Perhaps you struggle with finding your identity in what others think of you, making you vulnerable to serving the god of self-security. Maybe you work excessive hours, which may suggest that money and work are your gods rather than the Lord. Or perhaps you spend the bulk of your time on television and video games, leaving basic adult responsibilities neglected. Whatever the vice or sin that you wrestle with, the Lord wants to be supreme in your life, defining and dictating your time, emotions, and focus.
Following this command means taking on a consistent attitude of self-sacrifice and surrender. False gods call for our allegiance each and every day, but God will give us the power to resist them through faith.
—J. A. Littler
1. God's Word and Spirit will guide us as we represent Him in a darkened world (Ex. 20:1-2).
2. God will not tolerate His people worshipping gods invented by humans (vss. 3-6).
3. The degree to which we respect God's name shows how we really feel about Him (vs. 7).
4. Regular observance of rest and worship energizes us for service (vss. 8-11).
5. Healthy family relationships provide a foundation for a stable community (vs. 12).
6. Our love and respect for God is seen in our relationships with those created in His image (vss. 13-17).
—Cheryl Y Powell
RESEARCH AND DISCUSSION
1. What would Israel's obedience to God's commandments teach other nations about God?
2. What do the Ten Commandments teach people today about God's expectations of believers in Jesus Christ?
3. Why did God remind Israel of what He had done for them before He gave them His Ten Commandments?
4. Why is the sin of idolatry particularly offensive to God? What practical steps should Christians take to avoid this sin today?
5. How does our relationship with God affect our human relationships?
—Cheryl Y Powell