FBC WEEKLY UPDATE (9/3)InboxFirst Baptist ChurchSat, Sep 3, 3:35 PM (2 days ago)
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GREETINGS, EVERYONE! Thanks to all who came out last Sunday evening for the family movie night, "American Underdog." A special thanks to Pastor Kyle for setup and execution and to Marsha Smith for providing popcorn. Twenty-two were in attendance. I was unable to be present as I had gone to KC right after church to attend a retirement luncheon for one of the first pastors I served with in the ministry, Rev. Larry Heenan. Larry retired after 28 years as pastor of Spring Valley Baptist in Raytown, and a total of 35 years in the ministry. We served together 1994-1998. It was good to see him and his family, as well as so many other familiar faces. Sweet time of remembering. Later that night, I picked up Lorrie and our daughters from KCI after a short trip to California for a friend's mother's funeral.
MMO: This Sunday marks the beginning of the Rheubin L. South Missouri Missions Offering emphasis. The Mission/Vision team has set the goal for $1500. We will receive the offering throughout the month of September. You can read more about it at this link.
Weed Eating on East Bank: We need a few hands to trim the east bank of the lower parking lot this week in preparation for Country Harvest. We need to get it done by Thursday, Sept. 8. This embankment is partially covered with wildflowers, so we try to trim the grass and weeds without killing the flowers. If you have a trimmer and would be willing to help out, please let me know. Thanks!
THE LORD'S DAY (9/4):
These questions and answers pertain to the threefold office of the Messiah, that of prophet, priest, and king. We consider them separately, but they actually cannot be separated anymore than the Triune God Himself could be. Nevertheless, for study purposes, we look at each of them individually, with the office of Prophet being first.
Question 27: What offices does Christ perform as our Redeemer?
Answer: Christ, as our Redeemer, performs the offices of a prophet, of a priest, and of a king, both in His condition of humiliation and exaltation.
Scripture: Acts 3:22; Hebrews 5:6; Psalm 2:6.
Question 28: How does Christ perform the office of a prophet?
Answer: Christ performs the office of a prophet, in revealing to us, by his Word and Spirit, the will of God for our salvation.
Scripture: John 1:18; 14:26; 15:15.
NOTE: We need someone to pick up the trailer on Thursday from the St. Joseph Baptist Association office on Mitchell, across from MWSU entrance. Please let me know if you would be willing and able to do this, 479-238-3772.
ICYMI: Last Sunday's sermon audio "Another Sabbath Healing" Luke 14:1-6
Please visit our YouTube Channel to see the edited service video.
FIGHTER VERSE: We are not currently reciting the Fighter Verses during the worship service, but I encourage you to do so in your Sunday School class and your Bible study group. Personally commit these verses to your heart, and I believe God will bless you as you do.
This week's verse is John 3:16-17 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him."
READ THROUGH THE BIBLE The Five-Day Bible Reading Plan is attached to this e-mail for your convenience. You may want to access additional resources to support your reading available at this website.
BONUS #1: We will be singing the song "Let Us Delight in the Lord", an adaptation of Psalm 1 by Pastor Kyle Bridgman. We sang this a few Sundays ago, but you may want to refresh your memory in preparation for the Lord's Day tomorrow. Here you are singing it!
BONUS #2: Cole and Sarah McCauley with Casa de Mi Padre in Guatemala will be at CrossPointe Community Church in St. Joe on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 6 pm. The McCauleys were with us last October to talk with us about this mission to help care for orphaned children. Cole and Sarah are both originally from St. Joseph.
FYI: Due to a change in our family schedule, I will be taking my regular day off on Tuesdays each week rather than Mondays. My office days normally will be Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 9 am - 5 pm (later most days). Exceptions will be when I am attending associational and other out of town meetings, hospital and other visitation, and events representing the church. I keep my daily schedule on the marker board outside my study door for those who are interested. You can always reach me by calling my cell number, 479-238-3772.
See you in church!
Grace and peace,
Pastor Greg Dixon