March 2017

He Did Say Go

This week's message was brought by Ed Clavel partner in the work with the South West Church Connection for the Conservative Baptist Church's in the Southwest region. Ed spoke to us on the Biblical distinctives in being part of the SWCC ministry. An emphasis on the Word of God and Biblical Gospel preaching is what sets our movement and association apart from many denominations today. Listen for Life as you Bring it Home!



“The Safest Place”

Gary Rucker brought the message on a topic of great relevance to our lives. We seek safety when Jesus promised just the opposite if we were to be genuine followers of Him. Our security and safety are wrapped up in the Person and Work of Christ Himself. In Him we are in the safest place possible in this life. No matter what the world or providence might serve us we can be confident in God's presence and His provision. Gary's message came from I Peter 1:3-9 including 1. Our inheritance is safe. 2. Our truth in God's Word is safe. 3. Our safety compels us to trust God always. Bring it Home as you Listen for Life!



The Power of Multiplication

This Sunday Rev. Jim from Global Training Network.From 2 Timothy 2:2 we were reminded of the power of multiplication and the Great Commission given by our Lord Jesus Christ to go into all the world preaching the gospel to every creature. Bring it Home as you Listen for Life!



Whose Glory?

This week's message is from one of our missionaries from the last 23 years. Randy and Diana Smyth are with New Tribes Mission and Randy served for many years as a missionary pilot to the remote tribal areas of Papua, New Guinea. In this message Randy gives a wonderful report and synopsis of the last 10 years of ministry and their call back to the States as a recruiter for more workers and Bible translators. A compelling truth brought to the FBC congregation was from two provocative questions: 1.) Who's Glory? 2.) Who Says? Text: Colossians chapter 1: A personal challenge to the listener is to listen for these two points and then to ask yourself the same two questions. Our hope is that you will BRING it HOME for yourself as you Listen for LIFE!



October 2016

We Hold the Rope

Reflections from Philippians and the Apostle Paul’s Relationship with a Rope-Holding Church by Dr. Dennis Ahern, Pastoral Counselor, WorldVenture William Carey is considered to be the “Father of Modern Missions.” He departed as a missionary with his family for India in 1793. One of the leaders who became a rope-holder for William Carey and the preaching of the gospel in India recorded the following: “Our undertaking to India really appeared to me, on its commencement, to be somewhat like a few men, who were deliberating about the importance of penetrating into a deep mine, which had never before been explored, we had no one to guide us; and while we were thus deliberating, [William] Carey, as it were, said “Well, I will go down, if you will hold the rope.” But before he went down…he, as it seemed to me, took an oath from each of us, at the mouth of the pit, to this effect—that “while we lived, we should never let go of the rope.” Peter Morden, Offering Christ to the World (Waynesboro: Paternoster, 2003), 136.



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How Do I (We) Get Motivated?

When looking at the state of the church and the church in the state we see inertia in the wrong direction. Entire theme parks are created for our amusement playing on the pull of gravity, sliding, falling and spinning downhill can be great fun until we reach the bottom. We either stay at the bottom until we die or we find ourselves seeking even more thrill rides to take us even farther downhill and away from our life goals and dreams. When will we decide to do some hard climbing for the glory of God? When will we seek once again the bliss of accomplishing difficult goals and great heights of achievement? When will we selflessly give our lives away to pull others from the flames of destruction? Unfortunately, any climbing we do often comes from a motivation of self-effort. The church and professing believers must ultimately take the blame for the state of the church and the state of the state we find ourselves in. How will things change? What will it take to move the true believer from being a couch potato to being motivated to take the hard climb as a Christ exalting believer resulting in the blood, sweat and tears of evangelism, missions and life change that affects and infects all of society? Godly, Christ honoring, Biblical motivation is the key. Whatever motivates you moves you, compels you and ultimately challenges you to choose to climb instead of slide into oblivion. Bring it Home as you Listen for LIFE!



Picking Up the Cross



The Harvest

This message is the first of five for this year's October Missions Month. Our objective is to challenge, motivate and send out from F.B.C. those who profess to know Christ, to passionately seek to Make Him Known by faithfully proclaiming the gospel message through our living testimony and the sharing of the gospel itself from the pages of Holy Scripture. Tim and GLoria Hagquist, with World Venture, share a report on their work in gathering in the Harvest and share a brief film clip of a story of the harvest and the need to passionately gather in the harvest and how it takes a team to get it done. Our hope this month is that we will see God use His faithful servants to Bring it Home as others listen for LIFE!