Welcome to Mt. Rose Missionary Baptist Church
Mt. Rose MBC and its Mt. Seriah campus are making plans to re-open for "in-person" worship services on Sunday, June 7th. Given health officials' guidance during this coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, when we re-open we will maintain social distancing by family groups, and all members of the congregation will be 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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Teleconference Bible Study Lesson - "Ehud Defeats Moab"
Scripture - Judges 3:12-17, 20-26, 30 (June 3 @ 7:00 p.m., CDT)
To Participate Via Audio Only: Dial 605-562-0400, Then Enter PIN 1993293#
Time Period: 1316 B.c.
Golden Text: "When the children of Israel cried unto the Lord, the Lord raised them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera, a Benjamite, a man lefthanded" (Judges 3:15).
At the time of our golden text, the reason the Israelites "cried unto the Lord" is they had been oppressed by Eglon, the king of Moab, for eighteen years. The reason for their long oppression was their apostasy and idolatry (vs. 12). The Lord would choose Ehud as their deliverer and subsequently their next leader.
Like the Israelites during the time of the judges, we are often beset and burdened in our daily lives by consequences that have come upon us because of unresolved sin.
We may just ignore the problems and try to muddle through in our own strength, but we soon find that ignoring the problems just allows them to grow worse. Then we may seek solace from various sources: our favorite hobbies, entertainment, the company of friends, sports, or social activities. Some may even resort to substance abuse, but this only temporarily numbs the pain, leaving people worse off than before.
Hopefully sooner rather-than later, we come to the end of all our strategies and distractions and realize that only the Lord can give us the true solution to our problems.
When we do finally come to the end of our strength and cry earnestly to the Lord with a repentant heart, He is faithful to forgive our sins and cleanse us from our unrighteousness through the power of Christ's atoning sacrifice (I John 1:9).
Research and Discussion
1. How is it possible for contemporary believers to do evil in the sight of the Lord?
2. Why do disobedient people often come to God for help only as a last resort (Judg. 3:15)?
3. How should believers strengthen themselves against the temptations of sin (cf. Eph. 6:11-17)?
4. How has the spiritual presence of Jesus comforted you in times of testing and trouble?
5. Describe the rest that God provides believers today (cf. Heb. 4:9-11).
6. How does God reveal His love for His children when He must discipline them severely?