Online Newsletter

Posted: June 3, 2020

Online Sunday Services

Sunday Worship Online

Come back and join us on Sunday for worship through music and  message from our pastor on our website.

This Sundays Topic:
Experiencing The Life God Intended

Sunday School Live Stream

Carl Hobbs, the teacher for Christians Under Construction, is teaching live on Facebook each Sunday at 10:00 AM. Everyone is

welcome to join.

 

To Join: Search for Carl Hobbs on Facebook. You will then see a link to join on his page.

 

If you have any questions, give

Jonathan a call.

Office Hours

Current Church

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Sunday School Material

The Summer quarter of our Sunday School material is available. You may stop by the office to pick up your book, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. If you know someone who needs a book, please let us know.

Giving

Giving as of June 3, 2020

 

Budget for 2020 . . . . . . . . . . .  $326,787.00

Tithes Needed to Date . . . . . .  $125,687.40

Received to Date . . . . . . . . . . . .$95,152.92

Needed for weekly budget . . . .  .  $6,284.37

Tithes Received this week . . . .. . . $5,882.52

FBC Online Resources

  • Online Giving

    To continue the ministry of the church during this time, we have set up on-line giving. Click the link below and it will take you to a secure sight.

     

    Click Here To Donate

  • Youth Bible Study

    Released at the first of each week.

     

    Click Here

  • Children's Bible Study

    Released Mid Week

     

    Click Here

  • Rightnow Media

    A great resource of

    video based Bible studies for
    you to watch at home.

     

    Click Here

  • Sunday Worship

    You have the option of

    a video or audio only.

     

    Click Here

  • 2020 Graduates

    If you haven't checked out our graduates

     

    Click Here

From our Family and Music Minister

One of the essential parts of a courtroom trial is the testimony that is given by the witnesses. Witnesses can either provide information on the crime itself or shed light on the character of either party in the case. When witnesses testify, they are obligated by law to tell the truth to the best of their ability. Because witnesses are going to be speaking directly to a jury, it is important to understand how jurors perceive them. Character and credibility are things that jurors consider when listening to the witnesses' testimony.

 

In Acts 1:8, Christ told His disciples that "you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Christ wanted the disciples to be witnesses to everything they had seen, heard, and experienced. They were to tell everyone about the story of Jesus. Not only were they to witness to those people around them, but they were also to go outside of Jerusalem where they were currently located. From there, they were to go into neighboring cities and to the rest of the world.

 

However, Jesus does not send us out without equipping us. At the beginning of the passage mentioned above, Christ tells us that believers will receive the power of the Holy Spirit to accomplish this task. Therefore, as Christians, we have no excuse. If we trust Him, He will give us the ability to reach others for Christ.

 

He even tells us in the previous verses not to worry about His second return, to be worried only about spreading His Word. The Church's mission is the same today as it was 2000 years ago. We are to witness to the world. As you examine your life, what kind of witness are you? As we see in a criminal trial, the effectiveness of the witnesses is based on their character and credibility. The same is true when you are a witness for Christ. If you have a character that is not Godly, can you be an effective witness for Christ? Do you have enough credibility in your walk with Christ that people would see Christ in your testimony?

 

So many times, we go through our day to day lives, not realizing how much the people around us notice our actions, our social media, and especially our attitudes. Without us even realizing it, we can turn people away from Christ by claiming to be Christian but living the opposite. The disciples were told to witness to the world. We are charged to do the same. What are you doing to witness to the ends of the earth?