REMEMBERANCE SEVENTH DAY BAPTIST CHURCH
We would be happy to see you and have you worship with us! We rent the facilities of the Westridge Nazarene Church which is located at 3644 Alemeda Street in Forth, Texas 76136.
Our Sabbath (Saturday) services start at 10am with Sabbath school. The worship service is set for 11am with a short fellowship time after the service. A nursery is provided for children from birth through three years of age. Our nursery attendant is certified in First Aid, Ministry Safe, and CPR. She has five years of experience working in a church setting as a nursery attendant.
Rev. Stephan F. Saunders (Pastor Steve): 817-302-9060 or email@example.com
Nina Creel (church clerk): (817-618-5257 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO WE ARE
The Remembrance Seventh Day Baptist Church (SDB) is one that draws members from as far away as 100 miles. We are the only Sabbath-keeping Baptists in northern Texas, although we sponsor an SDB fellowship in Waco, Texas. SDBs around the world are Baptists who believe in the Fourth Command-ment, the seventh day of the week as Sabbath and holy to the Lord. The Lord Jesus Christ stated, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. Therefore, the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath.” (Mark 2:27-28 KJV)
We observe the 24-hour Sabbath from sundown on Friday until sundown on Sabbath. In the first chapter of Genesis, we read that each of the six days of creation states that “the evening and the morning were the ____ day.” The days begin at sundown, although in modern thinking, most people agree that midnight is the end and start of the day. We accept with thanksgiving God’s gift to us as a special time for our benefit. Isaiah 58:13-14 (NIV 1984) states: “If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight and the Lord’s holy day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way and not doing as you please or speaking idle words, then you will find your joy in the Lord, and I will cause you to ride on the heights of the land and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.”
In Genesis 2:2&3 (KJV) we read: “And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.” Our Creator proclaimed the seventh day of creation (Sabbath) holy—the only day He has called holy.
Jesus also said, “The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath day.” (Matthew 12:8 KJV) Because of our love for Jesus Christ, we keep the Sabbath and strive to obey all the commandments in the scriptures. Jesus said, “If you love me, keep my commandments.” (John 14:15 KJV)
SALVATION IS BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH
Even though we as SDBs believe observing the scriptural seventh day of the week (Sabbath) is of utmost importance, we also believe that we are not saved by observing the Sabbath or any of the Ten Commandments. The apostle Paul says in Romans 3:20 (KJV), ”Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” Jesus told Nicodemus in John 3:16 (KJV), “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood to take all sin on Himself so that through Him we can become righteous through faith in Him and confession. Only those who accept Jesus as Savior and Lord by surrendering their lives to him will be saved. The apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 2:8 and 9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (KJV)
OUR HISTORY IN AMERICA
The first SDB church was founded in Newport, Rhode Island in 1671 after leaving Europe due to religious persecution. Our forefathers moved from New England to establish Christ-centered, Bible-believing churches with people who practice baptism by immersion, the priesthood of believers, have traditional family values, and love of our country. We accept the main tenets and doctrines of the Bible, although each member may have minor issues and understanding. We are a covenant people based on the concept of a personal, born-again relationship with Christ. We practice an autonomous (self-governing) existence, with each church in relationship and communication with the Seventh Day Baptist Denomination but not controlled by the Denomination. We are similar to conservative Baptists, but with one major difference—the observance of the Sabbath—not Sunday.