Savannah River Baptist Church

It Matters How We Worship

October 13th, 2017 | Pastor Dale Montgomery

 

Music and singing have always been a hallmark of God’s people. After all, if anyone has something worth singing about, it’s the child of God! 2000 years after Christ founded His church, we are still singing. We sing not because we face no hardship or experience no heartache. We sing and worship God because it’s what we were created to do. That’s why Satan has worked overtime to silence the praises of God’s people. But, if he cannot silence us, then he will sell us the lie that God can be worshiped however we please. Rap, rock, or hip hop. The choice is ours. The Devil reassures us that God is somehow glorified through the sensual dance and indecent dress of gifted performers. The golden calf in the church today is worldly worship. Gullible Christians are quickly enamored by the cool drum beat, strobing lights, and swaying bodies. However, each of these things are cheap imitations of the power of the Holy Spirit. True worship doesn’t hype, it humbles. True worship reflects the holiness of God, not the worldliness unbelievers. Music is not about what pleases myself, but what pleases my Savior. True worship is anything but dull, lifeless, and routine. True, Holy Spirit-filled worship overflows with gratitude, surrender, humility, and sincerity. It prepares us to take action, and respond in obedience to God’s word. -Pastor Dale Montgomery

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Never Out of Season

October 13th, 2017 | Pastor Dale Montgomery

 

I love the variety of seasons throughout each year, and I am so thankful for how God designed our world with such diversity of climate and geography. The truth is, life and change seem to go together. For the Christian, however, there are somethings that should never change. As a Christian in the first century under the Roman Empire, a young man named Timothy was often faced with the temptation to change from preaching God’s word because people were offended by it and it was unpopular. The admonishing words of the Apostle Paul to Timothy give us a fresh reminder to continue to faithfully proclaim God’s timeless Word regardless of the season: “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.” (2 Timothy 4:2) Pastor Dale Montgomery

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I Love Being Apart of a Missions Minded Church

September 28th, 2017 | Pastor Dale Montgomery

I would like to take this opportunity to express my thankfulness to God for all that He accomplished through our missions conference this past week. It was truly a blessing to see our church family’s faithfulness and enthusiasm towards worldwide missions. So many of you sacrificed a great deal to make this past week a success. God is always faithful to remember your work and labor of love. Your love and interest in each of our guest missionaries was so evident throughout the conference. Always remember that the blessing of God upon our church is directly related to our commitment to reaching the lost with the Gospel. Keep up the great work! -Pastor Dale Montgomery

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Servant of All

September 28th, 2017 | Pastor Dale Montgomery

The life and ministry of Jesus Christ was characterized by service. Mark 10:42 “Even as the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” Our Lord did not come to earth to serve himself, but to serve others. As missionaries at home and abroad, we are called to adopt the same servant’s heart as Christ. It’s exciting to be involved in something so much bigger than ourselves, and I believe that worldwide missions work is the opportunity of a lifetime. Just imagine what God could accomplish through missions with local churches filled with believers who faithfully followed the servant-hearted example of Christ – the servant of all. -Pastor Dale Montgomery

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Preparing and Protection

September 7th, 2017 | Pastor Dale Montgomery

Hurricanes and Savannah seem to go together. Last year it was Hurricane Matthew. This year it’s Irma. What a relief to know that the Lord controls the storm. Proverbs 21:31 tells us, “The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.” This verse reminds us that it is our responsibility to prepare, and it is God’s responsibility to protect. As we wait in anticipation of how Hurricane Irma will impact our area, we can rest assured that God will follow through with His part. Our job is to prepare. Stay informed. Stock up on supplies. Follow your local city officials instructions. Trust in the Lord. -Pastor Dale Montgomery

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The Gospel is Good News!

August 29th, 2017 | Pastor Dale Montgomery

The best news that anyone in this world can hear is the good news of salvation! What a joy to know that our sins are completely forgiven, and when this temporal life is over we have an eternal home in Heaven awaiting us! How sad that so few people have this wonderful hope. So many are blinded by empty religious rituals and by the notion that if their good works outweigh their bad, they will earn the right to be in Heaven. Others are deceived into believing that Heaven, Hell, and God are mere myths. Eternal life cannot be gained any other way except through personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior. In light of Jesus’ soon coming, may we compassionately and continually share the good news of the gospel with those around us.

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A Marriage Made in Paradise

August 17th, 2017 | Pastor Dale Montgomery

I am excited about the Marriage Enrichment Seminar our church is hosting this coming Saturday, August 26. Our guest speaker is Dr. Dan Reed, who has been in ministry for more than 40 years. Dr. Reed married his high school sweetheart, Donna, and they have five children and nine grandchildren. Whether you are in the honeymoon stage of your marriage or have been married for decades, this Marriage Enrichment Seminar will equip you with practical truths from God’s Word that will safeguard your home. Marriages are crumbling like never before, and we must do all that we can to fortify our own hearts and homes from Satan’s subtle attacks. Satan destroys homes by redefining marriage, by promising fulfillment through pornography, by planting roots of bitterness between spouses, by causing us to consider adultery acceptable, and by convincing us that our marriage needs no improvement. Prevention is always the best form of protection. By equipping our minds and hearts with biblical truths, we can have a strong, thriving, happy marriage that honors God. Rachel and I look forward to seeing you there! -Pastor Dale Montgomery
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Celebrating Seven Years!

August 3rd, 2017 | Pastor Dale Montgomery

Happy seventh anniversary to Savannah River Baptist Church! It hardly seems possible that our church is turning seven years old. Following God’s leading, Rachel and I moved to the Savannah, Georgia area, and we held our first church service in the banquet room of a nearby hotel in August of 2010. For the first several years our Wednesday midweek Bible study was held in the living room of our town home. In 2014, God miraculously answered the prayers of our church family by giving us 30.1 acres of land at the unbelievable price of $57,000. Over the past seven years, we have seen many people trust Christ as their Savior and follow the Lord in believer’s baptism. We have actively worked at knocking on doors and spreading the gospel throughout the greater Savannah community. The Lord has steadily added many wonderful people to our church throughout the past seven years and it has been a joy to be co-laborers together in the work of the Lord. Last year we held our very first service in our first building. To God be the glory! Savannah River Baptist Church has a bright future and, by God’s grace, we will continue to follow the pattern found in Acts 5:42, “they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.”

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God is Answering Prayer!

July 25th, 2017 | Pastor Dale Montgomery

In the early years of our church we were given a 15 passenger 1994 dodge van which has been such a blessing. Over the past several months the van has become beyond repair. We rejoice that God has answered our prayer to provide the funds for a new church van! An anonymous donor agreed to match gifts for a church van up to $3,000 and over the past several weeks our church family has been working toward that goal. This past Sunday God supplied another anonymous gift of $10,000 toward the purchase of a new van. God rewards the faith of His people when we simply trust Him to supply the need. Pray with us that God will lead us to the exact van that He desires for us to have, and that a great number of people will be ministered to through this eternal investment.

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Continuing Revival

July 25th, 2017 | Pastor Dale Montgomery

The Revive America Weekends throughout the month of July have been a blessing to our church. Many of our church members have shared how God has been working in their own heart through the revival services. The fellowship dinners before the services have also been refreshing and delicious. Each of the preachers that the Lord sent our way were spot on in their messages challenging each one of us to live a life of unwavering commitment to Christ. Satan tries to do everything possible to confuse believers about our need for genuine revival. Revival is not a spooky, eerie feeling that comes over us. Biblical revival is not something to be feared, it is something to be enjoyed. It is simply returning back to normal New Testament Christian living; walking in the fear of the Lord and in sweet fellowship with our precious Lord Jesus Christ. May the Holy Spirit continue to stir our hearts about our need to live day by day in a consistent state of revival.

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