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 21st @ 7:00 p.m., CDT
"God Confirms the Covenant" (Exodus 24:1-11)
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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
"For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us" (Hebrews 9:24).
The special nature of God's covenant with the Israelites cannot be overstated. In the course of time, however, the Lord demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that He intended that the Gentiles (non-Israelites) also were to be brought into fellowship with Him through faith in Jesus Christ.
The "holy places made with hands" refers to the special rooms of the tabernacle and temple. These were buildings the Israelites made for worship. Why would Jesus not go there?
Indeed, the tabernacle and temple played a central role in the Israelites' worship. Yet through His death and resurrection, Jesus revealed the true role of these buildings. They were temporal, "made with hands" and out of earthly materials that would rot, rust, and corrode.
Christ began something more significant than these man-made structures of worship could ever accomplish. Jesus entered "into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God."
But what if you stopped there without reading the final two words of the golden text? How beautiful and meaningful are those final two words: "for us"! Jesus is actively interceding for believers, representing us to His Father.
Meditating on this biblical concept should prompt the Christian to bow in wonder and gratitude.
—J. A. Littler
1. God requires order and reverence from those who worship Him (Ex. 24:1-2).
2. Godly leadership relies on God's Word, not human wisdom (vs. 3).
3. Sacrificial gifts and offerings demonstrate dependence on God and show that we recognize the price we have been bought with (Ex. 24:4-6; cf. I Cor. 6:20).
4. Our obedience to God's instructions demonstrates our faith in Him (Ex. 24:7-8).
5. In worship and in prayer, we must resist the temptation to bring God down to our level (vs. 9).
6. Right worship prepares God's people for fellowship with Him (vss. 10-11).
—Cheryl Y. Powell
RESEARCH AND DISCUSSION
1. For what reasons did God give the law to His people? How does that law apply to Christians today (Gal. 3:15-25)? Discuss.
2. Is the public reading of Scripture still important in Christian worship services today? Discuss.
3. What did the Old Testament sacrificial system teach the Israelites about God and about sin? Discuss.
4. What sacrifice is available to Christians today that was not available in the days of Moses?
5. How might Moses' description of his experience on the mountain with God inspire us in our personal and corporate worship?
—Cheryl Y. Powell