Newsletter | June 9, 2021


Positions we are still in need of:
Nursery workers for Sunday School
Assistant for (k-3)
On-Call Assistant for (Youth)


The deadline has passed, and we have not collected
enough items.

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.


Men’s Bible study meets every Wednesday at 7:00 PM. The group will be meeting in the Scriptures Searchers room in the Fellowship Hall. All men are welcome as they study 1st Timothy.


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.


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 June 2, 2021

Budget for 2021 . . . . . . . .  $320,880.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . $135,756.97
Received to Date . . . . . . . . $109,308.79
Needed for weekly budget . . . $6,170.77
Tithes Received this week . . .  $4,006.00

Giving as of June 9, 2021

Budget for 2021 . . . . . . . .  $320,880.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . $141,927.64
Received to Date . . . . . . . . $115,691.13
Needed for weekly budget . . . $6,170.77
Tithes Received this week . . .  $6,382.34

From our Family Minister

Have you ever put your foot in your mouth and had to “eat crow”? I know I sure have, and if we are honest with ourselves, I’m sure we all have at some time or another. Usually, we do this because of a lack of understanding of a situation or up-to-date information.  Nevertheless, no matter what embarrassing situation you found yourself in, hopefully, you learned from it.

As we live the Christian life, how often do we try to live it with a lack of understanding or correct information?  It doesn’t matter that we know who Jesus is; many religions believe that Jesus exists. They even say He was a good man, but they don’t think He is the only way to heaven.

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

As the above states, the Bible tells us that without Jesus, we will not find salvation. As Christians, we have to take that as a fact. In Mark 5, we see the demons beg for Jesus to have mercy on them because they knew of His power.

Another consequence of living as an uneducated Christian is that we live by emotion, not by God’s truth.  Unfortunately, Hell will be full of a lot of people that we consider “good” on earth. We cannot let the culture determine what is right or wrong. We must base our morals on Scripture.

As Jesus was teaching about His return in Matthew 25, He told the story of a master who left on a long journey and left his servants responsible for varying amounts of money.  When the master returned, he called his servants to see what they had done with his money. The first two servants had multiplied his money; however, the third only returned the same amount he was given.

The servant’s excuse for his actions was an attack on the character of the master, the one we know represented Christ. The servant accused him of being a hard man, reaping where he did not sow, and gathering where he had scattered no seed. He claimed his master was unmerciful and dishonest.

His uninformed and incorrect view of his master was sufficient proof that this servant had no intimate or reliable knowledge of him. Through his lack of understanding, he missed out on the rewards the other servants received. He represents the church member who has no spiritual fruit in his life and no spiritual worship in his heart and does not understand the love and grace of Jesus.

As Christians, we should continually be growing in our faith through prayer and Bible study. Every Bible study we do or inspirational book we read for growth must be supported by Scripture. When God returns, we must not be caught off guard; we must be found continually seeking Him and prepared for His return.