Dr. Myles Dowdy will be our guest preacher this Sunday, July 25 at 10:30 am. Myles always shares a message that both challenges and encourages. So I’m looking forward to hearing him once again this Sunday. Join either in person or online. Coming next…
Sunday, July 25 – Dr. Myles Dowdy, Florida Baptist Convention
Sunday, August 1 – Dr. Jim Henry, Retired, First Baptist Orlando
Sunday, August 8 – Ron Coram, Evangelist
Wednesday Nights are Back!
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, August 11, and join us at 5:00 pm on Centennial Plaza as we kick off Wednesday Nights at First Baptist! We’ll be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs… there will be bounce houses for the kids and cornhole for the adults, and more… followed by a full schedule of events for preschool, children, students and adults… Bible studies for adults, music for children, student fun and worship… and First Voice Choir and Orchestra rehearsals. Don’t miss it! Stay tuned for more details!
Deacon Nominating Process
It’s time to begin the process of nominating and electing men to join our deacon body in January, 2022. 39 men serve as deacons for three years each, with one third of them (13) rotating off at the end of each year. Our church family prayerfully selects another 13 men each fall. The first step involves our church family nominating men who will then be interviewed and affirmed by the Deacon Nominating Committee for placement on the ballot for election. That nominating process will begin in just a few weeks. Let’s all begin to pray now for this process and for whom you can nominate to serve in this way.
The God You May Not Know
We are studying The God You May Not Know, learning about the attributes of God… who He is, what He does, and what’s important to Him, on Wednesdays in the Chapel (D114) at 6:00 pm. I hope you’ll join me for this challenging study.
Missions First Offering
Thank you for giving so consistently to our current mission offering, Missions First. This offering is received May through October each year and supports several mission endeavors like Florida Baptist State Missions, Florida Baptist Children’s Homes, Global Hunger Relief, Project Jerusalem (local missions) and future FBC Brandon mission trips. To date we have given $19,902, or about 44% of our goal of $45,000. Thanks for praying ad giving!
Something to Think About
Dwight L. Moody once said, “Before we pray that God would fill us, I believe we ought to pray Him to empty us.” Experiencing the presence of God and the abundant life in Christ, requires us to deny ourselves, step down from the place of authority in our lives, and willingly and wholeheartedly give that authority to the Lord. (Matthew 16:24). Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 5:17 that when we come to Christ we leave everything about our previous life behind, and God literally changes everything about us. Our old life is gone and a new life begins. The challenge we face every day is to keep ourselves off the throne and follow Jesus wherever He takes us. Father, we pray that You would empty us today so You can fill us with Your Spirit and Your wisdom. A-men.
Looking forward to a great Sunday!