June 9, 2019 at 10 am
Sermon Topic: “Waiting for the Spirit: The Election of Mathias"
Pastor: Loreno R. Flemmings
Tuesday June 11, 7pm
Please join us in Codington Hall for a presentation by Merrill Lynch.We will be discussing the church finances and strategies for First Baptist continued health and faithfulness. Light refreshments will be served.
Oliver and Dorothy Compton Scholarship Fund
All high school seniors and college students that need educational assistance may apply for the Oliver and Dorothy Scholarship Fund. Applications can be requested from the church office and the deadline for receiving applications and documentation is Monday, June 24.
Preschool Graduation Ceremony:
Tuesday, June 18 at 6: pm in Codington Hall,
all are welcome to attend as we honor our Little Learners on their Graduation Day
CHECK OUT OUR
FOLLOW THE LINK TO FIND OUT MORE...........PRESCHOOL
A Christian-based program focusing on the emotional, social, physical, intellectual, and spiritual
needs of every child. We are a NJ State Licensed Child Care Facility that provides exciting programs for children ages 18 months to 6 years of age.
FOLLOW THE LINK TO FIND OUT MORE..........WEE PLAY
Wee Play is a Parent/Child Play Program that offers a colorful variety of indoor play equipment for
children ranging from those who are crawling through to 4 years of age. Encourages developmental skills and is an excellent opportunity to share with your child
Our 45 minutes program provides your little learners with an opportunity to:
*Enhance verbal skills and rhythm
*Develop eye, hand and foot coordination and gross motor abilities
*Earn A FREE CLASS TODAY! Refer a friend who signs up for Wee Play or Preschool and you will
earn a free Wee Play class. Start spreading the word today!
Our church theme verse for 2019
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”
— I can fulfill all my dreams for 2019, climb the highest mountain, run a marathon, overcome all obstacles in life. Sounds good but is
this really the meaning of the iconic and one of the most quoted Bible verses. When you imagine Paul
penning this letter from the confines of a first-century prison cell—we would not
exactly think of fulfilled dreams, new heights and overcoming all obstacles imagined above. If we include
verses eleven and twelve with thirteen, we get a clearer idea of Paul’s intent. “...I
have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to
abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty
and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” So, it isn’t
surprising that the apostle Paul provides us with life themes of humility and self-sacrifice,
and sufficiency in Christ and not in ourselves.
A story is told of a young man who knocked one day at the door of an artist’s studio in Rome, and when it
was opened, exclaimed, “Please, madam, will you give me the master’s brush?”
The painter was dead, and the boy, feeling inflamed with longing to be an artist, wished for the great
master’s brush, with the idea that it would inspire him with his genius. The lady placed
the brush belonging to her departed husband in the hand of the boy, saying, “This is his brush; try it, my
boy.” With a flush of earnestness on his face, he tried, but found he could paint no
better with the master’s brush than with his own. The lady then said to him, “You cannot paint like the
great master unless you have his spirit.” (W. Birch.)
The apostle Paul writes, “I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content” Philippians 4:11 — and
says it again, “In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing
plenty and hunger, abundance and need.” What is “the secret”? Philippians 4:13 calls it “Christ who
strengthens me.” Or, to put it in terms of Philippians 3:8, “the surpassing worth of
knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.” The apostle Paul tells us behind prison bars that if you have Christ, you
have the strength to do all things whether you’re “brought low” or “abounding,”
whether you have “plenty” or are “hungry,” whether you have “abundance” or “need.” Let us focus on being
content not only with our triumphs but also in our deep devastation and great
challenges of 2019.
Have A Blessed and Safe New Year 2019!
Pastor Loreno R. Flemmings