Growing in the Lord

Growing in the Lord

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; – Colossians 1:9

Posted in Sermons

Freedom

Freedom

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. – Galatians 5:13

Posted in Sermons

Under God

Under God

And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them,Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand – Matthew 12:25

 

Posted in Sermons

Faith’s Journey in Concert

Come and see Faith’s Journey in concert, July 6th at 6:00pm at Faith Baptist Church!

Welcome to one of America’s Premier NEW Southern Gospel Trios, Faith’s Journey!  Expect to hear strongly anointed singing with God’s message clearly presented to encourage and lead the lost to Christ.  The faces may look familiar as the members have served for many years in different groups and in different capacities, but are now excited about this new chapter. – See more at: http://www.faithsjourneytrio.com/index/#sthash.ld5GIuJB.dpuf

 

Posted in Entertainment

Co-op Supper July 6th!

July 6th at 5:00pm

It’s that time again, a time where Baptists come together for a celebration and fellowship.  Of course, as Baptists, we are duty bound to also serve food; so bring your favorite dish and stick around for a concert afterward!

Posted in Announcements

Sharing the Weight Blanket-Thon

Saturday, July 12th from 10:00am to 6:00pm

In a little less than a year, Sharing the Weight has donated over 200 blankets to special needs children.  Marci Prose has organized the blanket-thin to help raise money to ship these blankets, at no cost to the recipients.  See Marci if you would like to make a pledge, a donation, or would like to come and help anytime between 10:00am and 6:00pm on July 12th in the church fellowship hall.

http://www.sharingtheweight.org

Sharing the Weight Logo

Posted in Announcements

Philippians 1

Philippians 1

1Paul and Timothy, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: 2Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 3I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, 5For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; 6Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: 7Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. 8For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. 9And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; 10That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; 11Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. 12But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; 13So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places; 14And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. 15Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: 16The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds: 17But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel. 18What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. 19For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. 21For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. 23For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: 24Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. 25And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith; 26That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again. 27Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; 28And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God. 29For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake; 30Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me. – Philippians 1

The word “Joy” or “Rejoice” occur 16 times in this epistle.  Paul’s circumstances were anything but “joyful”.  He had been arrested and taken to Rome, where he was awaiting trial.  Yet his focus was not on himself but others.

Paul was focused on:

The Fellowship of the Gospel

I have you in my _________

I have you in my _________

I have you in my _________

The Furtherance of the Gospel

He put _________ 1st

He put _________ 2nd

He put _________ last

The Faith of the Gospel

You are not alone

You are are the winning side

It is a privilege to suffer for Christ

Posted in Sermons