Welcome To Our Website
As Senior Pastor and on behalf of the family of the First Baptist Church, I want to thank you for visiting our website. At the First Baptist Church, we believe God calls each of us to be engaged in a passionate pursuit of Jesus Christ. There is no higher calling than to seek the Lord with all your heart, and in so doing, to glorify Him. We welcome you to join us in this pursuit. The fact that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and then rose from the grave is our fundamental belief. He lives today and stands ready to give abundant and eternal life to all those who repent of sin and place their faith in Him. We invite everyone to receive Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.
What a joy it is to introduce you to our church! At the First Baptist Church, our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey.
One of life’s most beautiful words is ‘family’. At the First Baptist Church, we take seriously the Bible’s teaching that Christians are the family of God and therefore brothers and sisters in Christ. As a “family of faith” we seek to worship and serve God, share the good news of the gospel message, and provide the spiritual environment necessary for the believer’s spiritual growth.
In short, you will find us to be a God centered, caring community of individuals who are excited about having the opportunity to extend to you the same love, hope and joy we have received from the Lord. We extend to you a cordial invitation to join us this coming Lord’s Day as the family meets to draw near to God through prayer, thoughtful contemporary songs, traditional hymns and inspiring relevant messages from God’s Word. After the worship service we linger over refreshments, so please take a moment to get to know us better. God bless you.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Pastor Keith Axford
The Sermon from August 31 is posted. Sermons from January 13, 2013 to August 31, 2014 can all be played back from our Website.
We still would like another person who is willing to help out with running Easy Worship and the overheads during services on Wednesday night and/or Sunday services.
This Week in Our Church:
- Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – Midweek Service: Praise and Worship, Sharing God's Word and Prayer. Everyone welcome
- Friday, 9:30 a.m. – Women’s Muffin Ministry at the church. Bible study and prayer. Children are welcome .
- Next Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Please join us for a Worship Service. .
- The September/October/November issue of Our Daily Breadis available in the entry. Please help yourself to a copy. If you do not wish to keep your old copy, please drop it in the collection box for Christian Salvage Mission in the entry
- Thanks to Al for repairing our outdoor notice board.
- The latest newsletters from the missionaries we support – Yuri Nakano in Japan and Calvin & Susanne Hohn in Cameroon – are on the notice board in the entry
- Wednesday Evenings - 7:00PM - No Midweek Services for the time being - watch for start-up date
- Sunday Mornings - 11:00AM
Children's Ministry - for ages 2-11 during service time. All children welcome to attend. The Nursery is available for children under two.
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An amazing story about Mother Teresa!
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FCSS Smoky Lake
We partner with FCSS Smoky Lake in welcoming newcomers to the community. Anyone wishing to contribute promotional literature and/or gifts from his/her business, please see Michelle.
News from Cheryl and Rod Hoople
Two weeks ago a man entered Celebrate Recovery. JJ (not his real name) had been the leader of his own gang of guys. One of his best friends became a Christian. JJ saw real changes in this guy. A short time later one of our CR leaders invited JJ to church. JJ thought he would check it out. That first Wednesday night JJ accepted Jesus Christ into his heart as his Lord and Savior. The next night he joined us at Celebrate Recovery openly sharing his story of how God miraculously saved him. The joy in this man's heart in finding Jesus was intoxicating. This is only one small story of what God is doing. Marriages are being restored, lives are being transformed. Pray for JJ And others like him that join us week after week that they will be set free from the hurts, habits and hang ups that have kept them in bondage for years.
God has been faithful to send us workers with godly characteristics. As servants of our King we need to lead in power, love and self discipline. Pray for us that God will continue to send more workers to fill the positions that still need filling in the Celebrate Recovery Program.
Celebrate Recovery has programs for adults, children and youth. We plan to introduce a program for children called Celebration Station when we have the materials translated into Spanish. Please join us in prayer for someone to lead the childcare program and for more workers.
We are in a battle and need prayer warriors to lift up the CR program in prayer daily for our leaders, workers and participants. Pray that God will have prayer warriors identify themselves so we can set up a prayer chain to have prayer support in all areas of need for the CR program.
As with every ministry there is a cost involved. With Celebrate Recovery there are many necessities such as books, photocopying, snacks, training materials and the list goes on. Pray that God will raise up monthly supporters for the Recovery Program
Thank you for being our partners in the Recovery Ministry. Your prayers are making a difference for eternity.
Cheryl Hoople - Recovery Ministries Coordinator
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Consolacion Baptist Church in the Philippines
The second floor on the church is nearly finished. What a difference we can make when we reach out to others with our offerings! Click here to see more
- September marks the return of some church activities that took a summer break. Watch for information on the following:
- Sunday School classes
- Youth Night
- Women's Ministry Fellowship
Regularly Scheduled Worship Times:
- Wednesday Evenings - 7:00PM
- Sunday Morning at 11:00 AM, including Sunday School for the children
Current Alpha Courses:
- All courses are now finished, watch for next course schedule
Quote of the week
God's Glory Revealed
Having experienced and seen firsthand the awesome glory of God, Moses knew that God would forgive His erring people if they repented. The Bible speaks of God “repenting” or changing His mind about judgment when Israel repented. We must not equate that expression with the way we look at “repentance”. God will never change His mind about sin; He will never overlook it to any extent. A more correct understanding of God’s “repentance” comes from His glory. God operates in the “judgment-characteristic” of His glory (not sparing the guilty) when sin is present.
When we come to Him with a repentant heart, God steps over into His glory where mercy is and dispenses grace and restoration. So it isn’t a matter of God “repenting” as we think of it; He is just operating in another facet of His glory. If judgment against sin were not part of His glory, sin would be so rampant, we would self-destruct. If longsuffering, mercy and grace were not characteristics of His glory, there would be no hope for the sinner. God would have to fulfill the part of His glory that “by no means spares the guilty.” He is wholly just; He is wholly merciful and gracious; all part of His glory. God’s glory embraces the grace that came to us through Jesus Christ. When we view saving grace through Him, we are seeing the glory in its fullness.
Surely, the hunger in the heart of Moses was God-inspired that he be shown the glory of God so God could preserve the answer in His Word for our benefit as well!
from There's Good News
Recent Discussion Points
- Todd White praying for healing for people in Israel & getting into the dome of the rock
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- Who is Nicholas Winton?
Until 1988, hardly anyone knew of him. In 1988, Winton’s wife Grete found a scrapbook from 1939.It was full of children's pictures and names. You see, Sir Nicholas Winton is a humanitarian who organized a rescue operation that saved the lives of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakia children from Nazi death camps, and brought them to the safety of Great Britain between the years 1938-1939. He never talked about it up until then because he really is quite humble. Watch this youtube video of a 60 Minutes special entitled: Sir Nicholas Winton "Saving the Children". He made a difference... You can too!
- Stop the war on boys in classrooms
An article from Mercatornet.com submitted by Michael Cook
"What ever happened to letting "boys be boys?" Take these two cases: In one, a seven-year-old boy was sent home for nibbling a Pop Tart into a gun. In another, a teacher was so alarmed by a picture drawn by a student (of a sword fight), that the boy's parents were summoned in for a conference. In short, boys in America's schools are routinely punished for being active, competitive, and restless. In other words, boys can no longer be boys. Christina Hoff Sommers, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, explains how we can change this.
She has four suggestions to reverse the boy-averse trends.
- Turn boys into readers. Reading is critical to workplace success.
- Inspire the male imagination: action! Sports! Monsters! Battles!
- No more zero tolerance. Boys are boys.
- Bring back recess. Boys need to work off their energy with outdoor games.
Check out the video. Very thought-provoking!"
Read discussion points, recent and previous, on our Blog page and feel free to comment
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