Preparing Our Hearts With PrayerPosted by Ripley Primitive Baptist Church on Sunday, May 10, 2020
Sermon by Elder Louis Sacran | Preparing Our Hearts with Prayer | Sunday, May 10, 2020
Welcome! Our purpose is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ in worship and to proclaim the gospel of God and His sovereign grace and mercy to undeserving sinners. Since the Bible alone is the Word of God, we look to it as our final rule of faith, practice, and authority. We trust you will find something here that will be a blessing to your soul. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of further assistance to you.
An Open Invitation. If you live in the Ripley area, just moved to our area, or are just passing through, please feel welcome to visit our congregation and worship with us. We always love having visitors and will try our best to make you feel welcome and at home. You can click here to see a map of our location.
Our Vision. One of our founding pastors, Elder Hassell Wallis, issued the following vision for Ripley Church many years ago. It is this vision that our congregation, though admittedly imperfect, continues to pursue.
My primary concern is to regain the spirit of first century Christianity . . . those vigorous years, a period before Christianity conformed itself to the image of this world; an era when believers were smitten with a vision of Christ which controlled their lives.
A time when every non-Christian was aware that a new force was entering the world:
- One of a revolutionary nature
- One of an uncompromising character
- One with the radical claims of the gospel
- One with sweeping demands on the faithful
- One with intense love of the truth
- One with a vision that encompasses a large sweep
- One with initiative that was bold and daring
- One that could answer the call of hungry hearts
- One with a compelling dynamic that pushed its convictions from Jerusalem to Rome for 34 years against strong opposition.
I long to be a part of a little group who ache in their hearts to emerge in the midst of latter-day religious confusion, and self-gratification, and pleasant complacency to exhibit the faith and obedience set forth by the disciples of Christ in the first century.
I desire to be a pioneer in pulling away from a sleepy-time religious atmosphere.
I long to be gripped with the reality of God to the degree that all complacent assumption might be washed away from my life.
Your Vision. Does this vision resonate in your heart? Do you also long to be “gripped with the reality of God?” We invite you to join us in worship as we explore the vast display of the love of God, of the grace of Christ, of the communion of the Holy Spirit, and the sufficiency of Scripture for all of life.