Who’s Your One? (2019 Evangelism Challenge)

Jesus found Philip and said to him, “Follow me…” Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth.” – John 1:43, 45 (ESV)

JD Greear, current president of the Southern Baptist Convention, has issued an evangelism challenge in which he asks, “Who’s your one?” Greear explains:

Greear

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The “next year” he mentions is 2019, as he issued this challenge at the end of 2018. We’re a month into this new year, but we still have plenty of time to pray, share the gospel, and see the impact the gospel can have on the life of even one person.

While some will go and proclaim the gospel to hundreds if not thousands at the same time, all of us can be like Philip in John’s gospel—we have met Jesus, and we know someone else who needs Jesus, so we go and share with that one.

I want to challenge you to pray these things over the next month and then see where God leads:

Lord, place one person in my life who needs to know Jesus. Give me open eyes to see the opportunities to share as they arise, and give me boldness to tell them about Jesus and invite them to church.

God’s will is that people come to faith in Jesus. Prayers like this are prayers that he delights in answering. So, who will be your one?

Sunday 09.06.15 (God’s Magnificence)

This Sunday guest speaker George Quillin of Fairview Baptist Church speaks on the topic of God’s Magnificence from Nahum 1:2-7 while pastor Mike is out of town. Come check it out!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
***No Evening Activities enjoy this Labor Day weekend!***

Awana Begins Wednesday!
Awana begins this Wednesday (9/9). Clubs run throughout the school year, each Wednesday school is in session, from 630-8pm. Clubs available for students from 3yo to the 12th grade. Check out the Activities page for more info.

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Sunday 08.02.15

This Sunday we’ll take a look at what 1 Timothy 6 says when it comes to what we do with our wealth and finding true treasure. Then at 6pm we encourage you to check out The Life of Jesus performed by the Jesus Ballet Troupe from South Korea at our sister church: First Baptist Archie.

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm The Life of Jesus at FBC Archie

Sermon Notes
True Treasure ~ 1 Timothy 6:6-19

  • Desire the greatest gain: Jesus and righteousness (6:6-16)
    • Seek for godliness and contentment
    • Remember: wealth is temporary, Jesus is eternal
    • Flee discontentment and a love of money; pursue Jesus and his righteousness
  • Enjoy what you have but live for eternal treasure (6:17-19)
    • Let your hope be God, not money
    • Enjoy what you have…
    • …and be rich in doing good and sharing

Sunday 07.26.15 (reflections on the return of Jesus and VBS starts)

This Sunday, we’ll take a look at what Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 about the return of Jesus and the hope we have because of it. Vacation Bible School also kicks off at 6pm. For more VBS info, click here. Hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm VBS2015 Begins!

Sermon Notes
The Return of Jesus ~ 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11

Why reflect on Jesus’ return?

  • It gives us hope against life’s greatest darkness–death (4:13)
  • It helps us to encourage and build up one another in faithfully following Jesus (4:18, 5:5-11)
  • It helps us faithfully reflect the hope and righteousness of Jesus in everything we do (5:5)

What do we learn about the return of Jesus?

  • It is the death of death (4:14-17)
  • It is loud, visible, and global (4:16)
  • It will mark the moment that we are forevermore in the presence of Jesus (4:17)
  • Its suddenness will surprise the world but it should not surprise followers of Jesus (5:1-4)
  • It brings about eternal salvation for God’s people and eternal wrath for those who have rejected God and chosen sin (5:9, 2 Thess 1:7-10)

Sunday 05.03.15 (spiritual gifts, ministry, and more)

This Sunday we’ll be looking at what Paul taught about spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians 12 and how to find our place in ministry using those gifts. Hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Adult Bible Study (in church library)
@7pm Business Meeting

Sermon Notes 1 Corinthians 12

  • As a follower of Jesus, you have the Holy Spirit within you (12:4-6)
  • With the Spirit within you, you are gifted to serve others (12:7-11)
  • Gifted to serve, you have a ministry to fulfill (12:12-24)
  • With a ministry to fulfill, you help care for others and they help care for you (12:24-26)

To find your place in ministry:

  • Have the right attitude (remember the things above and be willing to serve)
  • Look out: what needs do you see in the church or in the community?
  • Look in: what are your God-given passions, experiences, abilities, and resources; and how do they intersect with the needs you see?
  • Look around: is there already a ministry in place for this?

Sunday 04.26.15 (Christ and the generations, men’s prayer breakfast, last Awana, and more)

This Sunday morning, we’ll take a look at Deuteronomy 6 and “Christ and the Generations.” We’ll see how one generation of the church is to invest itself in the next generation to show them love and faithfulness to Jesus.

Also, Sunday evening will be our last Awana for the 2014-15 school year. We’ll celebrate with grilled hotdogs for dinner at 5pm and the year end club at 530pm.

Hope to see you there!

Schedule
@815 Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Wimfield’s
@945 Small Group / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering

@5pm Final Awana with hotdog dinner
@6pm Adult Bible Study in church library

Sermon Notes
“Christ and the Generations” Deuteronomy 6
To disciple across generations…

  • Make Christ the great passion and love of your life (6:4-6)
  • Know, teach, and speak often of God’s word (6:6-9)
  • Share the stories of your faith and God’s work in your life (6:20-25)

Sunday 04.12.15

spring dinnerThis Sunday, we’ll talk about Life as Worship (Romans 12:1-2). We also will have our Spring Dinner following our worship gathering. Meat will be provide, bring a side or a dessert (if you’re a visitor this Sunday, you’re our guest at dinner, don’t worry about brining a dish). Hope to see you there!

Schedule:
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@Noon Spring Dinner (in gym)

@5pm Awana
@6pm Adult Study (in library), Paul Tripp’s Portrait of a Struggle

Sermon notes:
Worship is… (Romans 12:1)

  • Magnifying the greatness of God
  • More than music
  • The sum total of our lives lived to honor God

We live in worship when we are transformed by Christ and not conformed to the world… (Romans 12:2)

  • We are to be like Jesus, knowing and living God’s will
  • We are transformed through spending time in the presence of Jesus