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February 2013Vol.4 No.2
Sunday, March 3rd4:30 pm
A WILD HORSE ILLUSTRATED GOSPEL
MESSAGE BY PBR PASTOR TODD PIERCE.
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 @ www.kingdom-tickets.com
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 ssfbc.org
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
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCHat
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 ssfbc.org. Log in and look for My Giving History.
DiD you know...You can watch the Sunday Worship Service live online?
Go to www.ssfbc.org/#/watchStreaming at 8:30 am, 11:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Register for most events and activities on-line?Go to www.ssfbc.org/#/event-registration
OR click Connect With Us/My FBC at ssfbc.org
to get a password or if you already have a password.
The church calendar can be viewed at Connect with Us/Calendar at www.ssfbc.org
We have a Facebook Page?Like us at facebook.com/ssfirstbaptist
2013 RBA Evangelism RallyOur Burden, Our Business, Our Blessing!
Sunday, February 24Worship Center
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
HIS HEARTHIS HANDSHIS VOICE
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
Grief Share starts Tuesday, March 5th in the Conference Room at 5:15 pm.
Sign up in the church office. Cost: $10 for book
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.
40 DAYS IN THE WORD
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 needed....contact 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.
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Permanent Loan - ROC (May 2012)
U.S PoStage Paid
Permit No. 174
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116 Oak Avenue Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482
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Our SS LeadersS
Sunday, February 10th
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