Saturate USA is a God-sized vision to take the love of the Gospel to 120 million households by the end of 2027. The hope is to spark true repentance and revival in our beloved country. Our country needs to rediscover the message of the Gospel, and we need to cry out in prayer for revival to sweep the land. United in love, and with God on our side, we can win America back to Christ
First Baptist is partnering with the Turner Baptist Association to saturate Turner County. As a result, we have adopted around 330 homes that First Baptist will expose to the Gospel. On April 24th, we will gather and hang bags on our neighbor’s doors containing the Jesus film, Gospel material, and information about our church. We will meet in the fellowship hall at 2:00 PM for a logistical meeting and receive your door hanging bags.
We need everyone in the church to participate to complete this task successfully. Even if you only feel you can cover ten houses. Ten teams, covering ten houses, cover 30 percent of the homes we need to reach. So make plans now to join us as we leave the building and spread the hope of the Gospel through our community.
Any graduates that would like to participate in our baccalaureate service click on the following link for all the information you will need.
CHURCH GOAL: $1500.00
SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE THROUGH SAMARITANS PURSE
To support the humanitarian efforts of Samaritan’s Purse in Ukraine, First Baptist has set up a designated fund you may contribute to. The fund will be open until May 4th, with all donations going straight to Samaritan’s Purse Ukraine humanitarian efforts.
Click here for more information: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/
Don’t forget to check out Brother David’s Mid-Week Devotion in the book of Psalms. They are uploaded each Wednesday on the sermon page.
Giving as of April 20, 2022
Budget for 2022 . . . . . . . . $322,471.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . . $99,221.92
Received to Date . . . . . . . . . $76,604.77
Needed for weekly budget . . . $6,201.37
Tithes Received this week . . . $3,080.00
From Our Pastor
Are you needing God to do a work in your life? Perhaps you are facing a great need and see no way for it to be met. Maybe you are wrestling with some great problem that you can not solve. Perhaps you are facing a decision and don’t know what to do. You are at a point that you desperately need God to move.
The leper in Matthew 8:1-4 desperately needed God to move. His horrible disease isolated him from everyone else. There was no cure and no treatment. His condition would worsen until he died from complications. He needed God’s help.
Did the Lord help him? Yes! Verse 3b reads, “…And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.” God gave him a wonderful healing.
What can we learn from the leper about experiencing God’s work? First, we see the need to recognize the Lord in His greatness. When the Leper called Jesus “Lord” in verse 2, he was identifying Jesus as God. We need to recognize God as the Sovereign, Eternal, Unlimited Ruler of all. Our faith is only as strong as its focus. We must see our God in His greatness.
The leper also teaches us about reverence. Verse 2 tells us that the leper came to the Lord and bowed down. He was showing the respect and honor that is due to the Eternal King.
How we need to learn from the leper! Reverence has been almost completely lost in our time. We need to regain the Biblical concept of the fear of the Lord.
The leper also knew that the Lord Jesus possessed unlimited power. He told Jesus, “You can make me clean” (verse 2b). The leper had no doubt that the Lord Jesus could heal him.
We must always remember our Lord’s unlimited power. There is nothing that He cannot do (Luke 1:37). We never face a need or a problem that is too great for Him to handle.
Last, the leper teaches us to entrust ourselves to the Lord. When the leper approached the Lord, he said, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” This statement showed that the leper was not just submitted to the Lord’s will, but that he trusted the Lord in what He chose to do.
How we need that same trust! Our Father is all loving and all wise. He is both at the same time. His love motivates Him to do always what is eternally good.
How different from us! We only know a little bit about our circumstances right now. He knows it all. He knows it for eternity to come. We can trust Him. His decisions are better than ours.
I’m sure that each of us is needing God to work in our lives in some way. We need to follow the leper’s example. There is not telling what God will do!
Sunday, April 24
Deacon of the Week: Daniel West
Front Door: Daniel West
Organ Greeter: Dan Raines
Piano Greeter: Allen Whitehead
Sound: Daniel West
Video: Julie West
Dianne Huff & Elizabeth See
Sunday, May 1
Deacon of the Week: Dwane Lewis
Front Door: Dwane Lewis
Organ Greeter: Carl Hobbs
Piano Greeter: W. Greg Brown
Sound: Chris McCard
Video: Saskia Van Son
Sami Mastrario & Eilene Perry