Albuquerque Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

We are now singing the Psalms in our Worship Service using the Trinity Psalter.
As with our hymns, the opening Psalm is selected based on the sermon theme.
We also sing from Psalm 119 between the readings of the Old and New Testaments.



We continue to be blessed with visitors from a wide variety of places. Most recently
we have welcomed families from Massachusetts and Virginia in addtion to those from
Lancaster, California, Fort Collins, Colorado, El Paso, Texas, and Danbury, Connecticut.
From outside the United States, we have had visitors from Canada and The Netherlands.
 



Happy Birthdays!

 
We were delighted to celebrate birthdays for two of our ladies,
Grandma Cherry (left, who has since gone to the Lord) and Bernice.
Along with cake we had finger sandwiches, slaw, potato salad, and
beanie-weenies for the young. April Lund, owner of Sweet Blessings Bakery
and Catering (417 Tramway Blvd, 298-4800) made a yummy cake and
decorated it handsomely, with a bright red cherry and, for Bernice, a
reminder that her cats get around! Happy Birthdays, ladies!!
 
 
Spring 2005 Status

We received word and more than thirty photos from the Davidson family, missionaries in
Peru that we support, of their tent campaign in San Juan de Miraflores. The outreach included
 all ages and ranged from preaching services to one-on-one discipleship and childrens programs.

Also visiting was the Ortiz family. We enjoyed the fellowship of our elder in Portal, Arizona, and
we look forward to returning the visit and travelling to his part of the southwestern United States.

June, 2004: The Lord continues to watch over His church.

Ray Gonzales, Robert McKay and David Hayden have moved
on to other churches in the Albuquerque area.

Brothers Ortiz and Guerrero have been ordained as elders and are now
active in their own Sovereign Grace ministries. Brother Ortiz has a church
in Portal, Arizona and Brother Guerrero leads a group in the El Paso, Texas
area. Both works are done entirely in the Spanish language.

Pastor Charles Treadwell continues to lead the Albuquerque congregation
assisted by Brother Daniel Sharpes.

July 30, 2000: Robert McKay and David Hayden called as Elders to work along side
Charles Treadwell and Ray Gonzales

 

May 17, 2000: Albuquerque Baptist Temple Church was dissolved and
was incorporated as Albuquerque Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

 

June 3, 1999: Voted unamimously to change name to Albuquerque(Sovereign Grace) Baptist Church
11/7/98: Received 20 new Trinity Hymnals from a brother in Oregon.

 

September 6, 1998: Started a Sovereign Grace class, during Sunday School.

 

June 3, 1998: Voted on a new constitution Based on the constitution of the
Reformed Baptist Church of Grand Rapids, MI and revised to fit our church.

 

October 1, 1997: Adopted the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689

 

June 1997: Started teaching the "Doctrines of Grace"

Meetings of the Albuquerque Reformation Society are currently on hold.


" Call it what you will--Calvinism, reformed theology, the doctrines of grace--these
truths are nothing less than historic Southern Baptist orthodoxy. This is the theology
which gave rise to the formation and early development of the great missionary and
evangelistic enterprise which we know as the Southern Baptist Convention. This is
what our forefathers believed to be the true teaching of Scripture. These are the
doctrines on which they built their churches and which undergirded their ministries.
And if these doctrines were true then, they are still true today, because the Bible has
not changed, God has not changed, and truth does not change.
If we hope to see a renewal in our churches (how we live), then we must be willing to
seek a renewal in our theology (what we believe). Our doctrinal heritage can be very
helpful as it challenges our thinking and points us forward into a renewed understanding
of God's Holy Word."

Excerpt from:  Southern Baptist at the Crossroads: Returning to the Old Paths


There is no soul living who holds more firmly to the doctrines of grace than I do, and
if any man asks me whether I am ashamed to be called a Calvinist, I answer - I wish
to be called nothing but a Christian; but if you ask me, do I hold the doctrinal views
which were held by John Calvin, I reply, I do in the main hold them, and rejoice to avow it.

But far be it from me even to imagine that Zion contains none but Calvinistic Christians
within her walls, or that there are none saved who do not hold our views...I believe there
are multitudes of men who cannot see these truths, or, at least, cannot see them in the
way in which we put them, who nevertheless have received Christ as their Saviour, and
are as dear to the heart of the God of grace as the soundest Calvinist in or out of Heaven.

 

Excerpt from C.H. Spurgeon:
A Defence of Calvinism.