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The Lord's Baptist Church

11102 Yakima Avenue South

Tacoma, WA.  98444

  God has blessed us over the years since TLBC was organized.  We organized five churches directly through this local church.  We presently have a full time Missionary working under the authority of TLBC in Ireland.  Come worship with us as we renew our strength in the Lord and PRAY for us if you can not join in and meet with us locally. 

Pastor: Larry J. Killion

 

For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Romans 6:23

Join us in worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth at 11102 Yakima Avenue South.  See Directions Page. 

Please sign our  Guestbook .


SERVICE TIMES:
Sunday School: 10:00AM
Morning Worship: 11:00AM
Noon Meal: 12:30PM
Afternoon Service: 1:30PM

Wednesday Prayer Time: 7:00PM
 

  Special Announcement

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King James ordered his translators (within his 15 rules to the translators), not to translate ekklesia but instead to use the ecclesiastical term “church.”  All contributors to the Landmark Study New Testament are thankful to be free from the rules of a human King for this edition.  We trust and pray that the great King of Kings will bless this effort to His honor and glory.  We humbly present the Landmark Study New Testament for the edification of God’s elect and a clearer understanding of New Testament Ecclesiology.   

There are 872 pages in the work.  Take a look at it and get your copy NOW - CLICK HERE



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What do we know about the charter members of the Lords Baptist Church in Tacoma, WA? Were they just a bunch of believers who decided they wanted to call themselves a church? No, they were scripturally baptized members in good standing of a sound New Testament church who were lettered out for the purpose of organizing another church of like faith and order. Click on Letter of Authority


Would you like to see a clear and proper record of how this New Testament church came into existence? Click on Organization Minutes


For doctrinal statement on what we briefly believe the Bible teaches, Click on Articles of Faith


God is not the author of confusion and would have all things done decently and in order. 

Click on Constitution to see how we attempt to keep ourselves in order.


If you like PINK and GILL you'll love this   Two of the great ones among Baptists. 


Need some SPURGEON?     They called him the prince of preachers. 


KING JAMES BIBLE   This is the Word of God for

the English speaking people of the world. 


Study New Testament



The Trail of BLOOD A brief history of the Lord's true churches since the days of Christ.


T. P. Simmons Theology Book   Out of Print see it here.


For an email Bible Study of the Five Points of the Doctrine of Grace, CLICK HERE.

Make sure you click on the confirmation link in the confirmation email so we know it was YOU that requested the Bible Study. 


This is VERY handy.

At http://www.instaverse.com/ you can download a program for free that will let you instantly see the KJV scripture reference in any article you read on your computer simply by moving and holding your mouse curser over the top of it. Use it on the sermon outlines below.   

Pastor Killion.                              


           To visit some other churches of like faith, Pastor has a page called "Larrys Links" Click Here.



Pastors

Latest Sermon Outlines









 Mt. Carmel   






























God Gave Them Up

  Perfect Hatred in the Bible

Spiritual Truth is Worthy of Study

Lost People Matter to God

A Preacher's Prayer

Bible Shun Words

Gods Call to Fall

How & For Whom the Rapture Takes Place

  Our Incomparable Christ

Till He Comes

The Word of God

In Memorial

Take Courage

Bathsheba & Solomon

4 Aspects of Holiness

  Satisfaction Guaranteed

The Law Repeated

Dealing with Joy Robbers

Whosoever shall call on the Lord shall be saved

The Stone was rolled away

Marriage in America

  Landmarks on the Old Path

The Truth About Baptism

The Atonement Part 2.

The Atonement Part 1.

10 Reasons Why Jesus Could Return Today

Three Great N.T. Facts

Satan's Chain and the Saint's Reign

Running To and Fro

Pro-Life Christians and a Pro-Choice Government

  Marks of a Heavenly Authorized N.T. Gathering

Gathering Ourselves Together

Prerequisites of True Worship

Extra Curricular Christianity

Standing for the truth in a day of apostasy

How can death be precious to God.

Pictorial Preaching

Hell Hates the Home

Habakkuk Part Three

His Fan is in His Hand

Habakkuk Part Two

Our Standing and Our State

Habakkuk Part One

Continue to STAND against Evil

Let us think about our heart.

Members at Ephesus Rigged for Warfare

The LORD Bless Thee

Members at Ephesus Rejoice in Obeidience

A Continual Craving

Praying, Preaching and Personal Liberty

Members at Ephesus Reminded of Responsibility

8 Good Reasons why the World Hates You

Gods Way vs Mans Way

Members at Ephesus Recognize Mystery

5 Ways to Light up the Darkness

Members at Ephesus Remember the Past

7 Do's & Don'ts for Christian Politics

Members at Ephesus Receive Greeting

Malachi's Message

Some will Fail and Some will Follow

The Saved Belong to Jesus

Intro to Ephesians

Who can hear a hard saying?

Defending Doctrine

The 3 C's of Caring (Brotherly Love)

Galatians 6

Encouragement

The High Cost of the Body & Soul of Gods Elect

Galatians 5

What Christians get out of life

Galatians 4

Getting Real for Christ

Galatians 3

We Preach Christ Crucified

Galatians 2

Why Keep Waiting on God

Co-Workers for Christ

Biblical Fellowship

Galatians 1

The Body of Christ

Let's Study the Book of Acts

His Fullness and Your Void

Pastors, Preaching & Politics

Dangers of Dialogue

The Golden Rule

The Mother of our Lord

Repentance Brings Glory to God



Dangerous Doctrines of the Last Days

Christ is Precious

Conforming to Christ in Matrimony

What God Can Do For You

The Faithful and the Fussy

Walking the Line for God

Christians and Politics

The Sanctity of Life

Building a House of God

The Eternal Purpose of God

The Prophesy of the Incarnation

  The Person of the Incarnation

God Became Man

Thanksgiving

The One True God

The Mystery of Godliness

The Deity of Christ

Christian Code of Conduct

Earmarked For Christ

  Biblical Know How

Biblical Identification with Christ

Christian Suffering

Rendering Honor

God's Leftovers

Pre-Pentecost Congregation

Are You Clean

The Christ of All Things

The Makings of a Strong Christian

Finally

When a Nation Forgets God

Abounding Hope

God Bless Our Nation

Summer Fruit

The Wrath of God

Winning Souls

Do You Have a Biblical Worldview?

Where there is no Vision

He Love His own unto the end

Study Outlines on a Mighty Man of Valor

Faith Produces Humility

The Lamb of God

Christ's Resurrection

Another Jesus or Ours

Be Careful Little Child What You do

Things That Accompany Salvation

Born Losers

Spiritual Snoozing

Walking with God

Do not sin against the Child

Practical Christian Living

Dealing with the Joy Robbers

Little is much if God is in it.

The Bible ABC's

Spiritual Hypothermia

Lets Study Noah and the Flood

What is the Gospel?

Ephesus Body a Local Congregation

God Crowns the year with Goodness

Gathering Blessings

Good Advice for Godly Servants

Staying in shape for Service

Sinking Sand

A Salad Sermon

Why Good People go to Hell

Life, Liberty and Happiness

What Christ MUST Do

  Things to Remember Without Ceasing

Life, Death and Eternity

Don't Miss the Truth

Sermon on the Mount - Ruth - The Apostles

Pounding Home the Truth

The Righteousness of Saints

The Light of God

In Case You Forgot

The Problem of Forgetfulness

New Things of the New Birth

The Rational and Irrational Will of God

The Strange Doctrines of Modern Salvation

Signs of Life

The Two Calls of God

Let's Study Revelation


Latest News:

(September 14, 2014) 


Sunday School Bible Study:  10AM  Pastor stood in for Brother Turner & taught on "Palestinian Liberation Theology". audio

Worship Service:  11AM "Drops of Honey."  by Pastor. audio

Afternoon Service:  1:30PM  We had congregational singing, our regular monthly business meeting, took the Lord's Supper, sang an hymn and went out.  (closed communion)

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   08 in attendance this morning.  Two big AP's this week.  Brother Turner's surgery went well and so did the installation of the DE-fibrillation device for Sister Cookie.  The Russell family was missing today and so was a regular visitor (Penny) but Forrest and Grace were here and it was a good day.  We lettered out eleven (11) members in good standing for the organization of a sister assembly of like faith and practice on October 12, 2014 in Cork County, Ireland.  Pastor has plane fare to be there for this great event.  He is also scheduled to preach in the Bible Conference in Roseville, California next weekend.  Pray for his travels to be safe and uneventful.  We are scheduled to have our annual corporation meeting this Wednesday night at 7PM.


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I wish I had one more chance to tell Mom I loved her.  Pastor.

Memorial service Saturday, 12-15-12 for Sister Leona Killion. AUDIO 

Memorial Service for Elder Glen L. Tweet 5-30-2013  AUDIO

In Memory of Elder Cresencio Baldemor. Jan. 2014.  AUDIO
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Go HERE for some audio clips of some recent sermons at TLBC.


HERE is our Quarterly Report for the 1st Q 2014.  Click Here

                                                                2nd Q 2014  Click Here
                                                              
                                                                3rd Q 2013  Click Here
                                                       
                                                                4th Q 2013  Click Here

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FIRST FRIDAY FELLOWSHIP at 7PM on the first Friday of every month.  Mark your calendars. 

The January 2014 FFF was held on 1-3-14.  We opened the AP Box (answered prayer) and counted the AP blessings we had in the year 2013.  132 total.  Listen to the service: audio

The February 2014 FFF was held on 2-7-14.  Elder Ted Tweet preached on "Why Good Moral Men go to Hell."  audio

The March 2014 FFF was held on 3-7-14.  Brother Jim Hunt brought a lesson on "Born unto Trouble."  audio

The April 2014 FFF  was held on 4-4-14.  Elder Paul Sandelin preached on "The Lord Opens Eyesaudio

The May 2014 FFF was held on 5-2-14.  Bro. Jim Tweet preached on "An Evil Heart of Unbelief." audio

The June 2014 FFF was held on 6-6-14.  Elder Jim Turner preached on "Three Gospel Pillars in Isa.53:6"  audio 

The July FFF meeting is scheduled in conjunction with the Bible Conference in Naples, Idaho
July 4-6. 2014.   


The August 2014 FFF was held on 8-1-14.  Brother Anthony Parish brought the lesson on "What Happens After Death."  audio

The September 2014 FFF was held on 9-5-14.  Pastor Larry Killion preached on "Our God Reigns"  audio

The October 2013 FFF was held on 10-4-13.  Elder Jim Turner was in charge of the services.  There was technical difficulties with the MP3 recording.

The November 2013 FFF was held on 11-1-13.  Elder Jim Tweet preached on "Living the Crucified Life."  audio 


The December 2013 FFF was held on 12-6-13.  Elder Jim Turner preached on "No Tears No Exceptions"  audio
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Citizenship

 As believers, our citizenship is in heaven and we shall ultimately render unto God the things that are Gods.  In the mean time, while we are pilgrims here on earth, we are to render unto Caesar (human government) the things that are Caesars.   

 Just as Bible Study, Prayer, and Worship in Gods House on the Lords Day are basic duties and a real part of our Christian Faith, so registering to vote and making our voice heard in a free and fair political process are part of our duties as a good citizen. 

The deadline for registering for the Nov. 6th general election in WA. is past now but you can register for the next election. 

 To register to vote in Washington, you must be:

-         A citizen of the United States;

-         A legal resident of Washington State;

-         At least 18 years old by Election Day;

-         Not under the authority of the Department of Corrections; and

-         Not disqualified from voting due to a court order.

 Do not submit false information on a voter registration application.

 Do not register in more than one location.

 Do not accept payment or offer to pay another to register to vote.

 You can register to vote or change your voter registration info online.

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

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SPECIAL 34th Anniversary services at TLBC
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January 25-31, 2014 we had special services at TLBC.  Elder David ONeal was our speaker.  He preached a total of eight (8) sermons.  We have MP3 copies of the sermons saved and you may access them HERE.  
We hope you will listen to his sermons. 

Pastor Killion has two books published by Xlibris POD Publishing. 

One is called "Traveling For God".  Take a LOOK

The other is called "The Thessalonian Doctrine."    Take a LOOK

He also was one of the contributors for the Landmark Edition of the New Testament.  Click Here.

Take a look at Our Baptist Heritage listed below. 

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Pastor's Twitter Page Click Here

Visit Pastor's  Blog:  http://tacwash.blogspot.com/



Our Baptist Heritage

The Lord's Baptist Church was organized by Elder Larry Killion from the South Park Missionary Baptist Church on January 26, 1980 in Tacoma, Washington. (see organization minutes of TLBC)

The South Park Missionary Baptist Church was organized by Elder Glen Tweet from the Bryan Station Baptist Church on July 4, 1957 in Seattle, Washington. (see organization minutes of SPMBC)

The Bryan Station Baptist Church, Lexington, Kentucky was organized on April 15, 1786 by Elder Lewis Craig from "Craig's Church" also known as "The Traveling Church" which moved to Kentucky territory from Spotsylvania, Virginia. (see ECHOS FROM GLORY a Concise History Of The Bryan Station Baptist Church p.5)

The Traveling Church was organized as a Baptist Church on November 20, 1767 between the James and the Rappahanack rivers by Elders James Read, Sammuel Harris, and Dutton Lane.(see A History of the Baptists by John T. Christian p. 289 & 290 and History of the Baptists in Virginia by Semple p. 23)

Read, Harris and Lane were from the Dan River Baptist Church (History of the Baptists in Virginia by Semple p.17 & 65) which came from Abbott's Creek Baptist Church Pastored by Daniel Marshall (History of the Baptists in Virginia by Semple p.16) who came from Sandy Creek Baptist Church.

Sandy Creek Baptist Church of Guilford county, North Carolina, was organized with 16 charter members on November 22, 1755 by Elders D. Marshall and Shubal Stearns. (History of the Baptists in Virginia by Semple p. 14)

Sandy Creek came out of the Opeckon Baptist Church in Berkeley county, Virginia (History of the Baptists in Virginia by Semple p. 13). Other spellings for this church are Opequon and Opekon. She was reorganized by certain ministers of the Philadelphia Baptist Association in 1751 upon the Calvinistic plan, sifting out the chaff and retaining the supposed good seed according to the record.

From 1751 on, the Opekon Baptist Church was connected with the Philadelphia Baptist Association of churches and was officially received into the association October 8, 1754.(Minutes of the Philadelphia Baptist Association From 1707 to 1807 p. 71) The churches in this association were all of like faith and order and recognized each other as true New Testament churches.  They did not recognize other denominations as true churches.  Elder Abel Morgan was one of the messengers at the annual meeting when Opekon was received into the Association. Morgan came from the Welsh Tract Baptist Church in Newcastle county, Delaware (p.15) which was organized with 16 members at Pembrokeshire, South Wales in June of 1701 and sailed together to Philadelphia arriving September 8, 1701.

The charter members of the Welsh Tract Church, for example, Pastor Thomas Griffiths, came from the church at Rhydwilim which was called anabaptist by their enemies but they felt unjustly so because theirs was the only true kind of baptism. (History of the Welsh Baptists by Davis p.72)

The Anabaptist church at Rhydwilim associated with the Particular Baptists of Wales and England and was instrumental in publishing the 1689 London Confession of Faith which was also adopted by the Philadelphia Baptist Association in 1742. (The American Baptist Heritage In Wales by Joshua Thomas p.93 & 94, and History of the Welsh Baptists by Davis p.188)

The first Association meeting of these old time Baptist ministers to meet after the reformation was in 1653. Though the records are lost,  men like Dyfrig, Illtyd, and Dynawt no doubt had their meetings long before Austin's slaughter of Welsh Baptists for the cause of Popery in AD600. Before AD600, believer's immersion was the only mode recognized in the British Isles as the baptism of the New Testament. (History of the Welsh Baptists by Davis p.187, 14 and 15)

These great forefathers of the faith have much in common with their brethren in the Valley's of the Piedmont and the very first of them to begin assembling themselves together as churches of the Lord Jesus Christ came to Wales shortly after AD63 as result of the Apostle Paul's ministry in Rome. The Welsh Baptists were not Protestant rejects of the Roman Catholic Church or separatists from the Church of England. (History of the Welsh Baptists by Davis p.7, 6,17,20,21 and Acts 28:17,28-31 and II Tim 4:21)

The Apostle Paul was taught directly by the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ and was sent out as a foreign missionary from the church in Antioch Syria.  (Acts 13:1-3, Gal 1:15-21, 2Cor 12:1-5)  The church in Antioch Syria was constituted by baptized believers out of the church in Jerusalem (Acts 8:1 & 4) and had an authoritative connection to the church in Jerusalem.  (Acts 15:1-4, 22-31)

Larry J. Killion


Thus we have seen a link by link connection of New Testament churches in our heritage all the way back to the Apostles and Christ in the New Testament.


The Old Particular Baptists of Wales and England were often scattered by their enemies and reorganized in secret only to flourish again depending on the intensity of their persecution and the out pouring of the Holy Spirit.  Their writings and records were always destroyed by their persecutors. Many who were led away by the teaching of infant baptism were brought back to the religion of their forefathers and dipped in the River Allen only 25 miles distant from Hill Cliffe. (History of the Baptist Church at Hill Cliffe by Kenworthy p.24)

The Hill Cliffe Church, also known as Lollards, is believed to be connected with the ancient Waldensians.

                    Note:

Earlier we posted another church history at this point with a disclaimer that we were not able to validate the references in it.  We have now removed it due to the fact that some have chosen to ignore our disclaimer and accuse us as liars for posting bogus historical references. 

The fact of the matter is that Christ organized His church during His earthly ministry.  He gave it and it alone the Great Commission.  He empowered it once and for all in New Testament times to do the work of the Great Commission.  Members of the very first church in Jerusalem were dispersed to various other places and fitly framed local visible assemblies of scripturally baptized believers were organized in those locations with like faith and order as the church that they came from.  They in turn organized others like themselves.  This is the New Testament Pattern and it is in harmony with the biblical principle of "like begets like".  It has worked from New Testament times all the way down to today.  There is no need for a new formula for church organization. 

Some of our earlier churches went into error about AD251.  They broke fellowship with the pure churches and eventually evolved into the modern day universal hierarchy heresy.  No true churches have ever identified with this movement in any way.  It was this organization that martyred millions of members of true churches over the centuries for not recognizing their self-claimed authority.   See The Trail of Blood.  The so-called reformers have the same hatred for true churches and I fear they are attempting to attack them now from within with a new "Pop-up Church" theory that ridicules authoritative connection to a sound church for proper organization.  If you come from nothing you have no more authority than the pompous papists.  I plead with my beloved Baptist brethren that are leaning this way.  Please do not depart from us.  Jesus is coming soon!  LJK 11-18-07. 



 





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