Blog
Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38   Entries 11-15 of 186
March 25, 2018, 12:00 AM

From Your Pastor's Heart - March 25, 2018


Good Morning Family!

The Dysart Family is at First Baptist Church this morning!  If you were here last time they visited us, you enjoyed a wonderful time of worship and praise.  This time, they are here for our entire morning service today on Palm Sunday.  They will bless your heart and lead us all before the Lord to lift His Name high and focus on the wonderful work of Christ on our behalf.

Then, following the morning service of great gospel music, we will share in a Potluck Lunch in the Fellowship Hall with The Dysarts as our special guests.  We are asking and inviting everyone in attendance this morning to join us for lunch, we always have plenty to share.  Plan on staying for a great time of fellowship around the tables.

And seeing as how we are staying on into the afternoon that day, as we usually do when we have a luncheon, we will not be having our evening service tonight in order for you to be able to spend more time with your family later in the day.

Here is the run down for Easter Weekend next week:                                                     

Friday:  6:30pm  Good Friday Service in sanctuary 

Sunday:       (It’s a Donut Sunday as well!)  

8:15am Early Service on front lawn here at the church 

9:00am Prayer Time in pastor office

9:30am Sunday School

10:30am Worship Service 

Immediately after the morning Service- Easter Egg Hunt  

No Evening Activities                              

Please use the “invite cards” cards that are available to you on the table in the foyer to let someone know they are welcome at church next week.

Last, but not least…

THANKS FOR THE WONDERFUL CARDS AND NOTES FOR MY BIRTHDAY.

 YOU ALL ARE SIMPLY AMAZING!!!!!!!

As always, my prayer is that we would all, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.”   II Timothy 2:15          

Humbly Yours,

Bro. Steve

Dr. Steven Gann

Your Shepherd of the Hills

           




March 18, 2018, 5:00 AM

From Your Pastor's Heart - March 18, 2018


Good Morning Family!

          I am not looking past this morning at all.  In fact, I am excited about the passage for this morning’s sermon.  But, next week, next week, next week!  Mark Palm Sunday on your calendar!

          The Dysart family is coming to First Baptist Church!  If you were here last time they visited us, you enjoyed a wonderful time of worship and praise.  This time, they are here for our entire morning service on Palm Sunday March 25th.  They will bless your heart and lead us all before the Lord that morning to lift His Name high and focus on the wonderful work of Christ on our behalf.

          Then, following the morning service of great gospel music next week, we will share in a Potluck Lunch in the Fellowship Hall with The Dysarts as our special guests.  As always, the church kitchen will provide beverages, rolls, and all the silverware and paper goods.  We just ask that those who are able, to bring along the fixin’s.  We’ll need some to bring casseroles or meats of some kind, sides, and/or desserts.  Just pick one of those and it will all work out.   If you are unable to bring something, don’t worry about it, we always have plenty to share.  Just plan on staying for a great time of fellowship around the tables.

          And seeing as how we are staying on into the afternoon that day, as we usually do when we have a luncheon, we will not be having our evening service on the 25th to enable you to spend more time with your family later in the day. 

          As always, my prayer is that we would all, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.”   II Timothy 2:15       

Humbly Yours,

Bro. Steve

Dr. Steven Gann

Your Shepherd of the Hills

         




March 11, 2018, 12:00 AM

From Your Pastor's Heart - March 11, 2018


Good Morning Family!

          So, there are times when words fail us.  Today may be one of those days, but I will do my best.  Last Sunday, while we were here at church in our worship service, the Lord chose to reach down and take Miss Linda Wilk’s hand as she was undergoing a test at the hospital.  I know that the “official” word is that she passed away early this past Friday morning after the machines were removed late Thursday evening.  But, I have a suspicion that she was already sitting at the feet of Jesus before we even left church that morning.

            Think of it!  As we were arriving for Sunday School last week, at least one angel was preparing for an important mission.  He was being readied to be sent to retrieve Miss Linda’s spirit from within her failing body on the hospital exam table to be forever with the Lord.  This is not fanciful words, but the truth of the Scriptures.

            It was my honor to sit with her family last Friday evening and see her very own plans for her celebration service she had laid out ahead of time.  She had even made copies for everyone to have.  That is Linda always ready to teach!

            I pray this morning that your heart is ready to share in the Word together.  Nothing was more precious to her than teaching the Bible.  I cannot tell you how many times as she sat right there in the second row, that I would hear her either whisper or speak aloud something she thought I may have left out of a point in my sermon; only to have me respond to her, “You are getting ahead of me.  That’s the very next thing in my notes here.”  Her mouth almost always moved, mouthing the words of the passage along with me as I read Scriptures.  She also did an awful lot of signing to the songs up there as well while we sing the hymns.

            Regardless of how much we will miss her for a little while until we see her again, the Lord had need of her and so that’s where she had to go.

            As always, my prayer is that we would all, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.”   II Timothy 2:15 

Humbly Yours,

Bro. Steve

Dr. Steven Gann

Your Shepherd of the Hills

         




March 3, 2018, 9:47 AM

From Your Pastor's Heart - March 4, 2018


Good Morning Family!

          As of this writing, I am planning on beginning our “Greatest Story Ever Told” series once again.  I have been looking forward to pressing ahead in the Gospels and continuing our walk through the life of Jesus.

          Let me remind us all how this will work.  We are taking all four Gospels together in a chronological fashion and going step by step through their accounts in a way that will help us get a good idea of how things happened in the life of Christ and in what order as best as we can figure; and then making practical application to our lives.

          We are already 14 sermons in and have covered up through “The Temptation of Christ” in the wilderness.  We left off around Thanksgiving and the Lord has not brought me back to pick up where we left off until this week.  This old world has been a busy place and we have tried to gather our bearings with some topical sermons in the meantime that I pray have been helpful to you along the way during January and February.

          I want us to make a concerted effort to be consciously asking the Lord what we can do as individuals in making certain, we are an inviting church.  By inviting, I don’t mean only an inviting and pleasant place in which to come.  By inviting, I mean inviting people, friends, family, or being open to the Lord using you to invite those that come across your path in our community as you go about.

          FBCCF is a very healthy church and we want to make certain we are doing all we can do to reach people with the Gospel.  As we have been talking about, this world is a gnarly place to navigate, let alone people trying to live day to day without much thought to Jesus.  Let’s do all we can to represent Him well to others.        

          As always, my prayer is that we would all, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.”  II Timothy 2:15       

Humbly Yours,

 

 Bro Steve

 

Dr. Steven Gann

Your Shepherd of the Hills

         




February 23, 2018, 3:20 PM

From Your Pastor's Heart - February 25, 2018


Good Morning Family!

          I usually write what is going on in my mind and heart in these “pastor letters” each week.  I know the Lord gives us a peace that passes understanding in the midst of times of trial.  It is also possible to have that peace and be deeply concerned about the direction of our world and the grip that the prince of darkness has on it.  We know Satan is a defeated foe, but the carnage and collateral damage along the way can, at times make us shake our heads in disbelief.

The last couple of weeks of world events have been simply mind-numbing to say the least.   I believe we can give our “thoughts and prayers” to the victims’ families of the school shooting in Florida.  Don’t let anyone tell you any different.  There is a movement going on that is saying that “thoughts and prayers” aren’t enough.  We know that our God can do anything and so I believe that our thoughts and prayers must include comfort for and truth to those left behind.  However, our prayers should also be, at the same time, extended for wisdom for our elected representatives in government.

I pray for the Lord to help us all come to find a way to address this growing problem in a sensible and God-honoring way.  The growing issue of violence in our movies, TV, and video games directed at a young audience is now coming back to haunt us in a major way.  Our culture has become obsessed with the next video game that is released nearly weekly in which the main objective in order to win is scoring a high body count.  Desensitization is the operative word.  I believe the promotion of senseless violence in media is where the discussion must start.

            I am still not ready to give up on America yet.  I pray for common sense, common ground, and civility.  It is in the extremes where solutions will not be found.

            We also extend our prayers for the family of Dr. Billy Graham.  We have been blessed by his ministry around the world for the past 70 years.

          As always, my prayer is that we would all, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.”                          II Timothy 2:15

Humbly Yours,

Bro. Steve

Dr. Steven Gann

Your Shepherd of the Hills

          


Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38   Entries 11-15 of 186
Contents © 2018 First Baptist Church of Cape Fair, MO | Church Website Provided by mychurchwebsite.net | Privacy Policy