Newsletter | April 17, 2024

Join us as we explore the topic of
Blessings of Serving with Elizabeth See.

Menu for Family Night

BLT’s, Pasta Salad
Strawberry Fluff Dessert

Thank You

Dear First Baptist Church,

Thank you for all of your support and hospitality throughout the week of the  Revival. You
all mean so much to Ashley and me. What an honor and privilege it was to serve you all.
Ashley and I are the product of your faithfulness to the Lord and his work in Ashburn, GA,
over the years, and we are so grateful. Thinking back on our friends, the memories and the
life lessons learned at FBC Ashburn are a source of continual joy. Our God is the One; trust
in Him.

Until He Comes,
Aaron and Ashley Moore

Make plans to join us Sunday night, April 28th, at 5:00 PM for community outreach.
This is an excellent opportunity for us to share the love of Christ with our
community and invite them to join our church family.

If you are unable to visit, please take this time to text, call, or contact someone whom
you haven’t seen around the church in a while. More importantly, pray for the
individuals you are contacting and ask God to put on your heart those you
might not have thought of.

Giving as of April 16, 2024

Budget for 2024 . . . . . . . .  $329,423.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . . $95,026.26
Received to Date . . . . . . . . . $76,708.84
Needed for weekly budget . . .  $6,335.00
Tithes Received this week . . . . $2,452.00


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.

From Our Pastor

“…There was none like him among all the kings of Judah…” (2 Kings 18:5).  Isn’t that an amazing statement?  It is even more amazing when we remember that those words were God’s evaluation of King Hezekiah. 

That evaluation becomes even more amazing when we remember that Hezekiah’s father (Ahaz) was a wicked man.  He led Judah into idolatry (including child sacrifice).  Ahaz’s sins led the nation horribly astray and into God’s judgment.

Hezekiah led the nation into revival.  As a result, God gave the nation of Judah deliverance, victory, and blessing.  It was a wonderful time for God’s people.  No wonder God spoke those words about him!  He was a tremendous king.

What can we learn from Hezekiah about living for the Lord and being used by Him in these days?  As we look at 2 Kings 18:5-6, we see some key traits in Hezekiah.  If we develop these traits in our lives, God will be able to use us. 

The first trait is trust.  Verse 5 begins, “He trusted in the Lord…”  Hezekiah put His complete confidence in God.  He believed God was Who He said He was.  Hezekiah believed God would do as He had promised.  Hezekiah based everything upon God.

We must do the same.  The God of the Bible is everything that He has revealed about Himself.  He will fulfill His every promise.  We can and must trust Him.

The next trait is dependence.  Verse 6 says, “For he clung to the Lord…”  That means that Hezekiah knew He needed God and could not do without Him.

We must have that same mindset.  We must see our complete helplessness.  Our Lord clearly told us, “…Apart from Me, you can do nothing…” (John 15:5).  We need to let that truth drive us to clinging to God.  Only in Him do we find the guidance, strength and ability to live for God and accomplish His purposes in these days.

The last trait is obedience.  Verse 6 continues, “…he did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the Lord had commanded Moses.”  Although obedience is not a popular topic, it is essential if we want God’s approval.  God spoke through Samuel saying, “…To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams.  For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry…”  In fact, it was disobedience that caused God to remove Saul as king.  Hezekiah walked in obedience.  We must walk in obedience to be honored by God.

Trust, dependence and obedience characterized Hezekiah’s life.  May they characterize our lives as well.

Sunday, April 21

Deacon of the Week:  Tom LaRocca

Deacon Greeters
Front Door:  Tom LaRocca
Organ Greeter:  Daniel West
Piano Greeter:   Allen Whitehead

Sound:  Daniel West
Video:  Julie West

Nursery Workers
Charnelle Reinhardt & June Whiddon

Sunday, April 28

Deacon of the Week:  David Flake

Deacon Greeters
Front Door:  David Flake
Organ Greeter:  Carl Hobbs
Piano Greeter:  W. Greg Brown

Sound:  Daniel West
Video:  Julie West

Nursery Workers
Sue Mastrario & Jane Smith