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RED BANK BAPTIST

CONNECTING PEOPLE TO JESUS

UPCOMING EVENTS

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RED BANK BAPTIST

CONNECTING PEOPLE TO JESUS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Red Bank Baptist Church is a multi-generational church located in the Red Bank community of Chattanooga. We have a rich history of being a lighthouse in our community for over 100 years.  We are a caring congregation who wants you to discover the joy that we share when we come together to worship God in spirit and in truth.  As a church, we exist as followers of Jesus to connect people to Jesus.  We desire to see individuals encounter Christ through worship, equip them to be faithful disciples of Christ, and engage them as leaders to the nations for the glory of God. If you are planning to visit us soon, scroll down for important tips to help you find your way around and know what to expect.

Directions


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Directions


 

 

 

SCHEDULE

Morning Worship - 8:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m., and 10:45 a.m

Wednesday Night Bible Study - 6:00 p.m.

GETTING HERE

Red Bank Baptist Church is located at 4000 Dayton Boulevard.  As you make your way onto our campus, please look for our guest parking located at the corner of Bank Street and Redding Road.  Our parking lot greeters will assist you in locating our Worship Center and/or one of our welcome centers.

 

 

 
 
 
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From the Pastor


 

 

 From pastor sam greer, ph.d.

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From the Pastor


 

 

 From pastor sam greer, ph.d.

In 1984, my dad, mom, brother, unborn sister, and I were in a terrible car accident. My dad was killed instantly. The rest of my family survived. With the hand of God’s grace leading her, my mother raised her three children. We regularly attended the local United Methodist church in Crystal Springs, Mississippi.

At the age of 21, I attended a service at a local Baptist church and listened to the preaching of God’s Word. For the first time, God stirred my heart to the reality of sin. For the first time, I realized that my sin separated me from God. I wanted to respond but I was terrified. The next morning I called my aunt and she called her pastor. In my aunt’s living room, I listened to the pastor tell me some good news. In fact, he shared with me THE good news! He told me that God loved me so much that He sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross in my place. He told me that Jesus was buried but God raised Him from the dead. With bended knee and bowed heart, I cried out to God placing my trust and faith in His Son Jesus Christ alone.

At the age of 27, I married my God-given wife Tonya. We moved to Richland, Mississippi where we became members of First Baptist Church Richland. We began teaching a young adult Sunday School class. Then, we began serving on the missions committee. Eventually, we found ourselves on the other side of the world on a short-term mission trip to Myanmar.

At the age of 29, on that mission trip to Myanmar, I surrendered to the call of God on my life to serve Him in vocational ministry. When this event occurred, I just knew God called Tonya and me to serve as International Mission Board missionaries to the Bhama people group in Myanmar. Tonya said, “I didn’t hear that phone ring!” So, we returned to Richland and God gave me an opportunity to preach (for the first time) in a local church. Immediately, I knew God had called me to preach and pastor in the local church. In obedience, Tonya and I stepped out in faith and moved to New Orleans to go to seminary. From 2004 to 2012, I served in two churches while earning a Masters of Divinity in Expository Preaching, a Masters of Theology, and pursuing a PhD in Preaching. I completed my PhD in May of 2014 while serving as pastor of Red Bank Baptist Church.       

WHAT IS OUR PURPOSE?

We exist as followers of Jesus to connect people to Jesus.

WHAT IS OUR PASSION?

We desire to share the good news of Jesus with Chattanooga, Hamilton County and beyond.

WHAT IS OUR PRACTICE?

We accomplish this by…  

  •  Encountering God as True Worshippers
  •  Equipping the Church as Disciple Makers
  •  Engaging the World as Personal Witnesses

WHAT ARE OUR PRINCIPLES?

We value being…

  • Biblical - declaring truth 
  • Authentic - sharing hope
  • Global - reaching people
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What We Believe


OUR BELIEFS

Southern Baptists have prepared a statement of generally held convictions called The Baptist Faith and Message 2000, available on the Southern Baptist Convention web site. It serves as a guide to understanding who we are. Here is a brief summary of these convictions, also taken from the SBC web site. The full text on the issue is also available from SBC.

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What We Believe


OUR BELIEFS

Southern Baptists have prepared a statement of generally held convictions called The Baptist Faith and Message 2000, available on the Southern Baptist Convention web site. It serves as a guide to understanding who we are. Here is a brief summary of these convictions, also taken from the SBC web site. The full text on the issue is also available from SBC.

 

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. …He exalts Christ. He convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. …He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. …He exalts Christ. He convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. …He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.

A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local body of baptized believers who are associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel…and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. …This church is an autonomous body. …The New Testament speaks also of the church as the body of Christ, which includes all of the redeemed of all the ages.

A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local body of baptized believers who are associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel…and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. …This church is an autonomous body. …The New Testament speaks also of the church as the body of Christ, which includes all of the redeemed of all the ages.

God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. …Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly…the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell. …The righteous… will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.

God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. …Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly…the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell. …The righteous… will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.

Christ's people should … organize such associations and conventions as may best secure cooperation for the great objects of the Kingdom of God. Such organizations have no authority over one another or over the churches. …Cooperation is desirable between the various Christian denominations.

Christ's people should … organize such associations and conventions as may best secure cooperation for the great objects of the Kingdom of God. Such organizations have no authority over one another or over the churches. …Cooperation is desirable between the various Christian denominations.

There is one and only one living and true God. …The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.

There is one and only one living and true God. …The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.

Man was created by the special act of God, in His own image, and is the crowning work of His creation. …By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. … The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore every man possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Man was created by the special act of God, in His own image, and is the crowning work of His creation. …By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. … The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore every man possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. …It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.

Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. …It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.

It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations … to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by personal effort.

It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations … to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by personal effort.

Every Christian is under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in his own life and in human society. ... The Christian should oppose in the spirit of Christ every form of greed, selfishness, and vice.

Every Christian is under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in his own life and in human society. ... The Christian should oppose in the spirit of Christ every form of greed, selfishness, and vice.

God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. …God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.

God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. …God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, sanctification, and glorification.

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, sanctification, and glorification.

The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members … memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.

The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members … memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.

The cause of education in the Kingdom of Christ is co-ordinate with the causes of missions and general benevolence … there should be a proper balance between academic freedom and academic responsibility. …The freedom of a teacher in a Christian school, college, or seminary is limited by the pre-eminence of Jesus Christ, by the authoritative nature of the Scriptures, and by the distinct purpose for which the school exists.

The cause of education in the Kingdom of Christ is co-ordinate with the causes of missions and general benevolence … there should be a proper balance between academic freedom and academic responsibility. …The freedom of a teacher in a Christian school, college, or seminary is limited by the pre-eminence of Jesus Christ, by the authoritative nature of the Scriptures, and by the distinct purpose for which the school exists.

Church and state should be separate. The state owes to every church protection and full freedom in the pursuit of its spiritual ends. …A free church in a free state is the Christian ideal.

Church and state should be separate. The state owes to every church protection and full freedom in the pursuit of its spiritual ends. …A free church in a free state is the Christian ideal.

Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. …He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.

Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. …He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.

Election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners. …All true believers endure to the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end.

Election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners. …All true believers endure to the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end.

The first day of the week is the Lord's Day. …It commemorates the resurrection of Christ from the dead and should be employed in exercises of worship and spiritual devotion.

The first day of the week is the Lord's Day. …It commemorates the resurrection of Christ from the dead and should be employed in exercises of worship and spiritual devotion.

God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him. Christians have a spiritual debtorship to the whole world, a holy trusteeship in the gospel, and a binding stewardship in their possessions. They are therefore under obligation to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions.

God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him. Christians have a spiritual debtorship to the whole world, a holy trusteeship in the gospel, and a binding stewardship in their possessions. They are therefore under obligation to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions.

God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. …Marriage is the unity of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. …The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God's image. The marriage relationship models the way God relates to His people. …Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord.

God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. …Marriage is the unity of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. …The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God's image. The marriage relationship models the way God relates to His people. …Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord.

 
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What is the Gospel?


WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?

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What is the Gospel?


WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?

 

Great question! In fact, the answer to this question can be found in John 3:16! 

For God so loved the World, that He gave His only son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
— John 3:16

The Creator brought life with no end!

God loves you so much that He created you in His own image for His purpose.

“In the beginning was the Word... He was in
the beginning with God. All things were made
through Him, and without Him was not anything
made that was made.  In Him was life,
and the life was the light of men.”

-John 1:1-4  

 

The Act brought death with no end!

Just like all of humanity, you have sinned by turning from God’s purpose to your own purpose.
  Your sin has separated you from God.  You will perish in your sin.

“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the
sin of the world!”

-John 1:29

 

The Savior brought death to an end!

God gave His only Son to die on the cross in your place for your sin.   
When Jesus rose from the grave,  He overcame the penalty of your sin: death

“For God did not send his Son into the world to
condemn the world, but in order that the world
might be saved through Him.”

-John 3:17

 

The Turn brings life with no end!

If you will turn from trusting in yourself and commit to trust in Jesus, then you will not
  perish but you will have eternal life.

“But to all who did receive Him, who believed in
His name, he gave the right to become 
children of God.”

-John 1:12

“But these are written so that you may believe
that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,
and that by believing you may have life in 
His name."

-John 20:31

 

 

If you turn from your sin and put your trust in Christ alone, then your journey begins immediately.

  • Tell someone about your decision! Right now. Call someone. Call anyone. Call us. We would love to talk with you about your new life and walk with Jesus.
  • Find a church home! Find a Bible-believing, Bible-teaching, and Bible-preaching church home! It is crucial that you get plugged in with a group of people who are walking with Jesus.
  • Begin a Bible reading plan! Start today. Set aside a time each day that you can read the Bible. Don’t try to start at the beginning of the Bible and read all the way through. Start with the book of John. John is located after the books of Matthew, Mark, and Luke in the New Testament.
  • Join a small group! Get plugged into a Sunday School class or Bible study class at your church.
  • Pray! Prayer is simply listening to God and talking to God. God loves you. He wants you to know Him better. Use prayer to tell God about your day, your troubles, your questions, and your desires. Then, listen to God to hear His desires, His direction, and where you fit into His plan. 
  • Be baptized! Baptism is the public act of identifying yourself as a Christ follower and identifying yourself with Christ’s church. Jesus commanded His followers be baptized.