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February 2013 Vol.4 No.2 Sunday, March 3rd 4:30 pm A WILD HORSE ILLUSTRATED GOSPEL MESSAGE BY PBRPASTOR TODDPIERCE. Additional speakers include: Clyde & Elsie Frost Singing by: LeAn Hart Hopkins County Regional Civic Center Love offering taken at door. Conference Kingdom Man Conference with Musical Guests SHANE & SHANE Friday & Saturday, February 15th & 16th Friday - 7:00 pm / Saturday - 9:00 am Sulphur Springs Multi-Purpose Facility Tickets $20.00 Available in the church office or on-line @ Tony Evans Kingdom Man book included in ticket price.

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  • February 2013Vol.4 No.2

    Sunday, March 3rd4:30 pm



    Additional speakers include:Clyde & Elsie Frost

    Singing by: LeAn Hart

    Hopkins County Regional Civic Center

    Love offering taken at door.


    Kingdom Man Conferencewith Musical GuestsSHANE & SHANE

    Friday & Saturday, February 15th & 16thFriday - 7:00 pm / Saturday - 9:00 am

    Sulphur Springs Multi-Purpose Facility

    Tickets $20.00Available in the church office or on-line @

    Tony Evans Kingdom Man book included in ticket price.

  • From the Mark BryantPastor...It should come as no surprise to us that the God who loves us with an everlasting love has created us to love one another. John 13:34, Romans 13:8, Philippians 2:2, I Thessalonians 4:9, 1 John 2:7, 3:10, 3:23, 4:6-7 and 2 John 1:5-6 all have one truth in common. Each verse speaks to the supernatural work of the life changing work of Jesus in our lives.

    John 13:35 is especially close to my heart. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. That speaks volumes to the body of Christ. We have been loved and we are called to love. Notice that Jesus did not say that we would be known as His followers for our deep thinking or even our spiritual insight. He makes it simple. People will know you walk with Me when you love like I love.

    So the question is, who am I supposed to love? According to Jesus, we are called to love our neighbor as ourselves. Our neighbor is anyone that we come in contact with in our day to day experience. When we look at His example, the scope widens and includes the totality of humanity. He loves the whole world. (John 3:16)

    I know it is difficult for finite creations to love like the infinite Creator but that is not an excuse to leave anyone off the list. I was reminded of this love when I read an article by Todd Pierce. (Todd will be with us March 3rd). Todd and a group of volunteers went to Burma to minister to a people who are struggling just to survive. The highlight of the trip was when Todd and some Burmese believers went to an enemy army camp and prayed for the very men who had burned their homes, raped their women and killed their families. When they walked into the camp they stopped and prayed for these men. There were two specific prayers that were lifted up to the Lord.

    1) Show this enemy of ours mercy and not judgment as you have shown each of us mercy. 2) Help us stop these people from doing wrong. In Jesus name! If you ever need a living example of the love of Jesus just consider what kind of love it takes to pray for the people who have harmed your family and friends. If we need another example all we need to do is look to Jesus. His words on the cross are at the top of my list for genuine words of love. Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.

    I pray that as we look around, we will recognize the possibilities we have to love like Jesus. It is not just a command. It is a way of life for those who have experienced love that is unconditional. Take a moment after you read this article read the passages above and ask the Lord to show you any person or persons that you have chosen not to love for any reason and then ask the Lord to show you how to love like He loves.

    S S F B C M i n i s t e r i a l S t a f f

    Senior PastorMark Bryant [[email protected]]Associate PastorFred Lewis [[email protected]]Worship PastorNeal Terwilliger [[email protected])Associate Worship PastorDarren Gray [[email protected]]Minister of EducationBruce Welch [[email protected]]Youth PastorHeath Anderson [[email protected]]Minister to ChildrenBrit Fisher [[email protected]]Director of Preschool & KindergartenTracey Cody [[email protected]]Minister of Recreation & OutreachMike Armstrong [[email protected]]Director of TechnologyScott Singleton [[email protected]]La Primera Iglesia Mission PastorAmadeo MirandaBusiness AdministratorTommy Johnston [[email protected]]

    First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs...

    With the Bible as our basis and the Holy Spirit as our

    guide, we exist to-

    INTRODUCEpeople to Jesus,

    IMITATEthe life of Jesus, and to

    IMPACTour community and the

    world for Jesus.

    First Baptist Church116 Oak Avenue

    Sulphur Springs, TX 75482903.885.0646

    Women of Faith 2013Believe God Can Do Anything-

    Luke 1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible

    September 20-21, 2013American Airlines Center

    7:00-10:00 p.m. Friday 9:00-5:00 p.m. Saturday

    Dynamic speakers and music:Priscilla Shirer, Patsy Clairmont,Lysa TerKeurst, Anita Renfroe,

    Kari Jobe, Mercy Me and more.

    Premium seating in section 105. Tickets are $103.00 (hotel not included)

    Sign up in the church office with $25.00 deposit by February 15th. Contact Shirley Bland for more information at [email protected]

  • IMPACT!DNOW 2013 Cost: $50February 22-247th - 12th GradeRegistration information in the church office or online at

    CHILDREN & YOUTH-Grades 4 and 5-

    Sunday Afternoons at 5:00 pm in Zone 45

    Get ready to go and compete!

    Middle School TRUE LOVE WAITS

    February 8 & 9 Cost: $45

    Sign up in the office or online

    Speaker: Robbie Robison(There will be a High School


    If you have completed 4th or 5th grade, then Student Life Camp is the place you want to be this summer! At camp, you will wake up to Morning Celebration, a high energy worship service; get wet with water and adventure games; and most importantly,

    learn about God and His Word.

    Student Life Camp is all about establishing a biblical foundation in the lives of kids. Everyday at camp provides tons of ways for the kids to have a blast and take hold of lifechanging biblical

    truths. Join Student Life for Kids Camp as we explore the theme, Hide & Seek.

    4th & 5th Grade Student Life Camp

    July 10-13, 2013Register & pay online or in the church office.

    Early Bird Camp Sign Up

    $185.00 on or before March 27th

    $235.00 after March 28th

    Early Bird Camp Sign Up - $275.00 by March 27th...$325.00 after...$75.00 non-refundable deposit required to register.

    The Kingdom of God is a primary focus in the Bible and Jesus' teaching.

    This summer we will explore the glorious truths and the Good News of the Kingdom of God.

    Register and pay online or in the church office

    Middle School and High School CampJune 9-15

    Student Life Camp at Estes Park, CO



    March 31

    Worship Services8:30 & 11 am

    Bible Stidy 9:45 amLords Supper 6:00 pm

    ConcertFriday night, February 15th9:15 pm (Doors open at 8:45 pm)

    Multi Purpose Facility at SSHSCost: $10 Tickets available at the door

    (If you have purchased a Kingdom Man ticket, the concert price is included)

    2012 Contribution Statements are available and can be printed by going to our

    website at Log in and look for My Giving History.

    DiD you know...You can watch the Sunday Worship Service live online?

    Go to at 8:30 am, 11:00 am and 6:00 pm.

    Register for most events and activities on-line?Go to

    OR click Connect With Us/My FBC at

    to get a password or if you already have a password.

    The church calendar can be viewed at Connect with Us/Calendar at

    We have a Facebook Page?Like us at

    2013 RBA Evangelism RallyOur Burden, Our Business, Our Blessing!

    Luke 15:7

    Sunday, February 24Worship Center

    6:30 pm

    Guest Speaker:Dr. Richard Jackson

    Jackson Center for Evangelism & Encouragement Brownwood, TX

    Worship Leader:Mike Parks

    Green Acres Baptist Church Tyler, TX

    Basketball at the ROCThe ROC will be open Sunday nights after church for basketball games....

    for High School Students and Adults.We are updating our records. If you need

    to update your home phone number, address or cell phone number,

    please email Shirley at [email protected]


    CHICAGO - MAY 18 - 24Contact Bruce Welch

    NEW ORLEANS- February 24 - March 2Contact Tommy Johnston

    DISASTER RECOVERY TRIP - June 30 - July 5Contact Bruce Welch

    AUSTIN - June 30 -July 6Contact Heath Anderson

    RISE CHOIR TOUR - July 14-20Contact Neal Terwilliger

    NICARAGUA - July 18-27Contact Greg Adams

    MILWAUKEE - July 22-27Contact Brit Fisher


    2013Mission Trips

    Are you looking for somewhere to serve at FBC? Join the FBC Tech Team, learn to run a camera, run

    computer to show words and videos, and other ways to help.

    Contact Scott at [email protected] to learn more.

    Grieving the loss of a loved one is a painful and agonizing process. Grief Share offers valuable

    information combined with group discussion to support and encourage those traveling the journey

    through grief.

    Grief Share starts Tuesday, March 5th in the Conference Room at 5:15 pm.

    Sign up in the church office. Cost: $10 for book

    55+ EVENTS

    Mens Coffee Fellowship....Fridays....8:30 am...Room 108Ladies Coffee Fellowship...Thursdays...9:00 am...Room 116Game Day...Tuesday, February 12...10:00-11:45 am....Fellowship HallFebruary Diamond Set...Tuesday, February 26...Fellowship HallDinner at A.J.s...Thursday, February 28...Bus leaves at 5:00 pm

    40 Days in the Word Make-Up Class led by Eddie NorthcuttWednesday nights at 6:00 pm in Room 109

    This class is a great opportunity for anyone who was absent on the previous Sunday or for anyone who is unable to participate in one of the regular

    40 Days in the Word classes offered on Sunday mornings.


    Rehoboth Evangelism Rally Service...Sunday, February 24...6:30 - 8:00 pmSpring Choir Musical...Sunday, March 24...6:00 pm ServiceLords Supper...Sunday, March 31...6:00 pm Service



    ROC workers are Mike Armstrong for more information.Soccer Balls needed for Dominican Republic....drop off at the ROC.Used eye glasses needed for Nicaragua mission trip....bring to church office.Egg Cartons....bring to Seeds Preschool.

    Original LoanTotal PaidPrincipal PaidInterest PaidBalance on loan (1-11-13)



    Permanent Loan - ROC (May 2012)

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    Our SS LeadersS

    Sunday, February 10th

    Sunday School Leader

    Appreciation Day

    Show your SS leaders some love!