Welcome to the Anchor Baptist Church Website. We are pleased that you have come to visit our site and meet our church family. We are an Independent, Fundamental Baptist Church located in Southern Maryland close to the Chesapeake Bay, it's tidal waters and are just 5 minutes from the Northern Neck of Virginia. We boldly stand on the King James Bible as our absolute authority, believe the Old Paths are relevant and absolute for today, the purpose of the Local Church, are Missions oriented and are burdened to bring the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ to winning the lost.
We are not ashamed of what we believe, and we want the reader to know exactly what we believe without apology. We actively seek to equip and evangelize the saints of God in teaching and preaching the Kingdom of God.
We welcome you to explore our site and kindly invite you to come visit and worship with us. If you are interested in attending and being a part of our church we would love to have you. To get directions to our church click the "Google icon" above.
Pastor Bob Joseph
Hebrews 2:10 (KJV) For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Soul Winning Verses & Principles To Memorize
1. All people are sinners and lost in their sin. We need to get people lost before we can see them get saved. There needs to be conviction of sin. God is "Holy," which means "separate from sin." If we have one sin to our account we cannot go to Heaven.
Romans 3:10 "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:"
Romans 3:12 "They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one."
Romans 3:19 "Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God."
Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"
Ecclesiastes 7:20 "For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not."
Isaiah 64:6 "But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away."
2. Our good deeds cannot erase our sins. Salvation is not by our by good works. If we could save ourselves from our sins by our own efforts, then Christ would not have had to die for us.
Ephesians 2:8-9 "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."
Titus 3:5 "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;"
Romans 4:5 "But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness."
Romans 11:6 "And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work."
Galatians 2:16 "Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified."
3. God must punish sinners for their sin. Just as a judge in your town must punish criminals, so God must punish sinners. "Sin" is defined as "crimes against God's Holiness" that we have committed, I John 3:4, "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law." God is a God of Justice. He would not be just if He didn't punish sin, just as a judge would not be just if he let the guilty go free. God has determined that the punishment for sin must be death and eternal separation from God in a Lake of Fire.
Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Romans 5:12 "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:"
Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Genesis 3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Job 25:4 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?
Ezekiel 18:4 "Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die."
Revelation 20:14-15 "And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."
Revelation 21:8 "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."
4. Jesus paid the penalty for your sin and suffered your punishment. God is not only Holy and Just, He is also Love.
Love is active. It compels a person to show their love by actions. God did this by sacrificing His Son on the Cross to die in our place and pay our penalty in full so we could go free. Someone perfect, without sin had to die to satisfy God's anger, only Jesus was without sin. Only His blood was perfect and could appease God's wrath.
Romans 5:6 "For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly."
Romans 5:8 "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
I Peter 3:18 "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:"
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
II Corinthians 5:21 "For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."
5. Only Christ's blood can wash away our sins. We must be cleansed of every single sin to go to Heaven and live in the presence of God's Holiness. There cannot be even one sin on our account. Christ's blood that He shed on the cross when applied to our account by faith, accomplishes the cleansing of us from all sin.
Romans 5:9 "Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him."
Revelation 1:5 "And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,"
Revelation 7:14 "And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."
Ephesians 1:7 "In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;"
Colossians 1:14 "In whom we have redemption through his BLOOD, even the forgiveness of sins:"
I Peter 1:18-19 "Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:"
6. You must trust in Christ only for your salvation. Having, no faith in yourself or your good works, you must believe only in the Lord Jesus Christ and in His death, burial and resurrection. Have faith in His blood to save you from your sin. The word "believe" does not mean to agree with mentally but to trust in with all your heart and to "rely on."
Romans 10:9-10 "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation"
Romans 10:13 "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
Ephesians 1:12-13 "That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,"
Acts 16:31 "And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."
John 3:36 "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."
I John 5:13 "These things have I WRITTEN unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may KNOW that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God."
Romans 8:32 (KJV) He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
Do you know for sure that if you died today, you would go to Heaven? You can know!
Acts 4:12 (KJV) Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
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He went that'a way.........
The "way" to Heaven is UP!
John 14:6 (KJV) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Acts 1:9 (KJV) And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
Psalms 47:5 (KJV) God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
Psalms 48:2 (KJV) Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
Ephesians 2:6 (KJV) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
The Role of the Local Church in Sending Missionaries
Acts 13:1-4 (KJV) Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. 3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. 4 So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.
One of the goals of any local church is not merely calling individuals to salvation, but preaching the gospel and seeing souls come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Anchor Baptist Church is not only a church dedicated to the support of those who God has called to carry the gospel to the infinite parts of the world as “missionaries,” but is a sending church. Antioch was the sending church for the first missionaries in Acts 13:1-52 14:1-28. Sending churches have a far greater responsibility to the missionary than a supporting church. The sending church should assume responsibility to be sure that the missionary’s needs (spiritual, personal, financial and otherwise) are met.
Bro. Howard Hunter is our missionary, OUR ambassador TO the Philippines and HE is commissioned by this "local church," being sent by the Holy Spirit to not only preach the gospel and see souls saved, but to plant churches. Bro. Howard’s burden to build the faith with the Filipino people is our burden. His personal labour and efforts in establishing the Radio Station in Padre Garcia to broadcast the gospel from Lipa City to Batangas City and southern Batangas province has reached over half a million souls.
Bro Hunter is available for missions conferences and to present this ministry in your church at any time. You may contact him at 540/447 4320.
Pray for these needs.
1. Traveling Safety
2. New Lipa Station
3. Spiritual meetings
4. Funding for New Stations
Presentation of Bro. Howard Hunter's Filipino Missionary Ministry
Anchor Baptist Youth Choir Singing at Bible Believers Baptist Church- Jacksonville, Florida
Dr. David Peacock Pastor
Anchor Baptist Youth Choir Singing at Bible Baptist Church Pensacola, Florida
Bro. Maze Jackson- Sermon/Some Things We Never Get Over
Bro. Jack Wood- Sermon/Get to the River
Bro. Jack Wood- Sermon/Pony Express
Bro. Jack Wood- Sermon/Fight the Good Fight
Romans 6:23 (KJV) For the wages of sin is death;but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
.....they shall mount up with wings as eagles
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