Newsletter | May 5, 2021

Corporate Prayer Time

Prayer is one of the most important disciplines we should practice as a church body. Each week, we will pray for the church, community, country, and many other needs. We will have prayer time in the church sanctuary on Wednesday at 6:30 PM.

E-mail,, or call the church office at (567-9320) with any prayer request.

Rejoice always;  pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Flowers in the Sanctuary

The flowers in the sanctuary have been placed in loving memory of Frankie Wiggins on Mother’s Day and H.R. Wiggins on his birthday by their children and grandchildren.


The Turner Baptist Association will be hosting a VBS at Rock Creek Baptist Church in Marianna, Fl. The association is putting together 96 backpacks to give away to the children who participate. First Baptist has volunteered to provide bath cloths, markers, and pencil sharpeners. Please leave the items outside the church office.  We need to collect all of these items by May 30. If you have any questions, please see Vicki Brown or Jonathan.


The Quarterly Executive Committee/Brotherhood Meeting will be held Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Harmony Baptist Church.

6:30 Executive Committee Meeting
7:00 Meeting

No meal will be served.


Don’t forget to check out Brother David’s Mid-Week Devotion on the book of Psalms. They are uploaded each Wednesday on the sermon page.

Giving as of May 5, 2021

Budget for 2021 . . . . . . . .  $320,880.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . $111,073.89
Received to Date . . . . . . . . . $93,072.74
Needed for weekly budget . . . $6,170.77
Tithes Received this week . . . $17,876.95

From our Pastor

How frightening are these times!  Everywhere we look we see confusion and uncertainty, strife, and agitation.  It is so easy to be overwhelmed by fear and anxiety.

 Where can we turn for security and strength?  Is there a safe place?

The writer of Psalm 121 had the same question.  He was traveling to Jerusalem through very dangerous mountain areas.  These areas were the hideouts of thieves and robbers.  In verse 1, he asked the same question that we are asking in these times.  “I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from where shall my help come?”

He already knew the answer.  He immediately answered His own question in verse 2.  He wrote, “My help comes from the Lord…”  The psalmist knew that his only hope and help was the Lord.

I’m sure all of us readily agree with his answer.  We were probably just as quick to give the same answer.  But we also probably struggle to experience the peace of the answer.  Fortunately, the psalmist not only tells us that the Lord is our help but, he also tells us why we can believe His help.

The psalmist first reminds us of the Lord’s power.  Verse 2b says, “…who made heaven and earth.”  The one the psalmist is encouraging us to trust is the One who spoke the world into existence.  There is no problem or need that is beyond His capability.

The psalmist then reminds us of the Lord’s care for us.  His care is personal.  Verse 3a says, “He will not allow your foot to slip…”  God is personally watching over us!  What a reason to trust Him!

The Lord’s care is constant.  Verse 3b-6 speaks of the Lord’s continuous care for us in day and night.  There is never a moment when God is not watching over us.  We can trust Him because He is watching over us this very minute.

The Lord’s care is victorious.  Verse 7 says, “The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul.”  Our Lord is the victorious Warrior King.  There is nothing that can defeat Him.

Last, the psalmist reminds us of God’s eternal plans for us.  Verse 8 says, “The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever.”  God has planned a wonderful eternity for us which means He fully intends to carry us through today!  He will get us there.

Believer, keep your eyes upon the Lord.  He is your sure and certain help.  He will not fail or forsake you.