Happenings At Madison First Baptist ChurchJul 26th, 2013 | By Jacob | Category: Church
It seems that lately we have been focusing on CHILDREN! CHILDREN! CHILDREN! The Bible says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6. “But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14. What an awesome responsibility we as Believers have to follow the wisdom of Solomon and Jesus’ example.
Report from VBS: Colossal Coaster World: Director: Kathy McCollum: The VBS motto has been “Facing Fear, Trusting God.” The memory verse for the week has been “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7. On Sunday night there were 80+ children registered. And we had plenty of adults to help guide the children as well as attending the Adult Class. The mission project for the week has been collecting monies for the homeless, boys versus girls. Classes have also been collecting toiletry items. I’m sure they would gladly accept any donations you might like to contribute at the church office. Rumor has it that the loser (boys or girls) should face the fear of having marshmallows show up to pelt the losers. Go “GRANDS.”
Congratulations Madison STARZ 10U Baseball Team. Team members from our church family include Brady Browning, Caleb Ginn, Mitch Rutherford, and Rhett Rutherford. One of the coaches is Dan Rutherford. They won second place in the NE State Babe Ruth Tournament. As you read this they will be in Charleston, SC. already participating in the tournament. Pray for the safety of all the boys in the tournament and that our STARZ would be a “Star for Jesus” as they participate. GO MADISON STARZ!!!
Join Upward Basketball: Registration: $60; Register online at www.upward.org or return registration to Fellowship Church no later than August 1. Evaluations begin July 29. For more information, call 973-3266 or pick up registration brochure at either church office.
We began our time of worship with the choruses, “Forever,” and “I Worship You.” Then this writer’s all time favorite hymn, “Great is Thy Faithfulness” along with “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” completed our worship through hymns. Since the Worship Choir was unable to fill the choir loft due to VBS decorations, we were blest with Mark Branham singing “The Church’s One Foundation.” Mark always does a good job and we appreciate him filling in for today. Continuing the sermon series, examining the people of the first 12 Chapters of Genesis, “From Adam to Abraham,” Brother Gabe used as his text Genesis 12:1-4, “Now the LORD had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family And from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” So Abram departed as the LORD had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.” In this conversation God tells Abram to leave his country and his relatives and go to a country He would show him. God called Abram to be a great nation, but he had no land. For this reason Abram had to step out in faith in order for God to begin His work of blessing all nations. We must ask ourselves, “What must I leave to accomplish what God wants me to accomplish?” This is a leap of faith. God will accomplish what His will is, but if we stop, He may not use us to do it. God’s promise to Abram, a childless man, was that he would become a great nation and a blessing to all nations. In Hebrew faith is a verb that means to step out in action. God promised to bless those who blessed Abram and curse those who cursed him. Ask yourself, “What must I give up to bring the Gospel to the lost?” Abram’s blessings only started after he stepped out in faith and obedience.
Call for Assistance: “Woman Needs Help with Home.” We have a family in our community living in deplorable conditions: no indoor plumbing, exterior walls rotting, roof leaks, floors need to be replaced, no heating or AC, needs new wiring, etc. Donations can be made at Madison County Community Bank “For: Willie M. Washington.”
If you have questions about any of the announcements or concerns, the church staff is ready to serve you. The church office hours are 8:30 a. m – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. The office phone number is 973-2547.