Thursday, September 23, 2010

"That's My King" by S.M. Lockridge

The following is from Dr. S.M. Lockridge’s sermon titled “That’s My King.” If you’ve never seen it you’re in for a treat.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Renewing the Hope - Evangelism Conference

This week I have been attending the Evangelism Conference being held in Coral Springs, Florida at the Church of Glades. David Hughes is the Pastor of this great church. This church last year baptized 793 people and have almost baptized 1000 people for this church year. David Hughes preached on Sunday night and use the stories of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin. David stated that Job #1 of the church is to seek and save the lost. These parables talk about restoration but they also talk about celebration. As a church and as a individual our job is to seek and save the lost. As we tell people about Christ and they receive him as Lord and Savior then we should celebrate that one more will live in heaven for all eternity. We celebrate on many occasions but do we really celebrate when one comes to Christ.

On that same night, Dr. John Sullivan, the executive director of the Florida Baptist Convention, preach on the passage Phillipians 2:1-11 (NKJV)

1Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, 2fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. 5Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. 9Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

Sullivan has three points on this passages:
  1. Miracle of the Cradle
  2. Mystery of the Cross
  3. The Majesty of the Crown
May we confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


This weekend marks our first birthday in our new education building. It is hard to believe that our building is one year old. When I stop and think of all of the things that have taken place in our new building: Sunday School classes, Mission Friends, G.A.’s, R.A.’s, Countless Meetings, our new preschool, Judgement House, Wedding Reception, Relay for Life Dessert Auction, Choir Rehearsals Children & Adults, FDLERS, and VBS.

Our new building has been use for many things in its first year. Throughout its use the name of Jesus has been shared. Children, Youth and Adults have accepted Jesus Christ because we have had the space to start new ministries, continue on with our regular ministries. New born babies have felt the love of the Lord through workers and mothers have felt secure leaving their children with us. Many parents come to our church because we have a facility that meets there families needs.

On this first birthday we have a lot to celebrate and be Thankful for. We still have a note on this building but look what has happen because we have been faithful to the task. We knew God would lead us and we knew it would cost us but as we stay faithful to the task, God’s name is lifted up. As we celebrate our first birthday to our education building, God might want you to give a special offering to the debt of this building. Thank You Lord for allowing us to experience these wonderful events in our church. Our Future Is Now!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

From the Pastor's Desk - September 2010 Newsletter

In the month of September we have several things going on in our church. The first is the Maguire State Missions Offering that we will take on September 12th. The Maguire State Mission Offering is very important to the state of Florida and the work we do in Haiti.

This year’s state mission emphasis, with the theme “Taking Jesus into the Neighborhood” will highlight four of the 27 ministries funded through the offering—interest-free loans for new churches, free mobile dental unit for the needy, church revitalization, and partnership missions.

Without Florida Baptists’ gifts to the state mission offering, these 27 ministries—which serve to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to every person in the state—could not be done. Please pray about what you and your family could do for the Maguire State Mission Offering. Our Goal is $2,500.

The second opportunity we have this month is getting ready for our Pumpkin Patch Ministry. Our Pumpkins will be arriving on Friday, October 1st around 5pm and we will need help unloading all of the pumpkins. Saturday, October 2nd will be our first day of operation and our hours will be 10AM to 6PM Monday through Saturday and 1PM to 5PM on Sundays. We need volunteers who would be willing to serve 2 hour time periods. We have volunteer binder where you can sign up for any day you would like to serve. Our Grand-Opening will be Saturday, October 9th at 10AM. We will have pumpkins that cost as little as 50 cents; we will have homemade goodies for sale, game time and story telling time upon request. All proceeds of this ministry will go to missions. If you have any questions you can call Mrs. Vanita Howard at 675-0905. We will need people to read stories to children when schools bring their classes. This would be a great ministry to be involved in. On Sunday, October 31st we will have our Trunk or Treat. Start making plans for your Trunk!

Our Deacon Body is recommending three men to be considered as new Deacons at First Baptist Church. Ron Zimmerly and Herod Spangler have been ordained as deacons already. Josh Thomas would be ordained by this church if elected to serve. We will vote on this recommendation this Sunday, September 12th at 6pm.

Come and be apart of our church family here at First Baptist Church. Our Future Is Now!