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July 25, 2016, 12:46 PM

From Your Pastor's Heart - July 24, 2016


Good Morning Family,

            In my letter last week, I mentioned the police officer ambush killings in Dallas.  Then, before you had even read your bulletin last week, three more officers were gunned down in Baton Rouge.  None of us are certain when this will pass, if ever.  If this becomes a new normal, our country is in deeper trouble that we had anticipated.  We must continue to prayer fervently and consistently for our nation and those affected by the violence.

            On a good note, VBS was a tremendous success.  We had more kids come this year than previous years recently.  I am writing this letter to you on Thursday morning and as of Wednesday night, we had 60 children at VBS!  What a wonderful week of ministry to the children and their families as well!  A huge thanks goes to all of our workers and leaders who taught, shepherded and fed the kids.

            This morning in our service, we will take a few moments and recognize our Bible teachers and leaders for their service to the Body as they lead in the study of God’s Word each week.  This church is greatly blessed by very qualified and dedicated teachers of the Bible.  I am not just paying lip service.  I am extremely grateful to our Lord for how well He has blessed this church with very capable leaders.  We have well more than our share of Bible scholars and for that I am very thankful.  Thank you, teachers and leaders!

            Today, we will also thank those who lead us in worship weekly.  We are also very blessed to have godly musicians here at FBCCF.  We will honor them as well.  Music is an integral part of our worship and they are always prepared to give their best in service to the Lord.  The reality is that they do not play for you, but as unto the Lord, to assist you in your worship of His Holy Name.  Thank them today.

            God is surely doing His work among us at FBCCF.  It is exciting to be a part of such a dear church family rich in devotion and dedication to our Lord.      

             As always, my prayer is for you to, “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

 

           

 




July 17, 2016, 11:28 PM

From Your Pastor's Heart - July 17, 2016


Good Morning Family,

            For the second week in a row now I am addressing mass killings.  Last week, we had the slaying of police officers in Dallas.  This past Thursday, we saw the killing of at least 80 and injuring of many more on Bastille Day in France by a radical Islamic terrorist.  Using a large cargo truck, he drove down the promenade after the fireworks display killing whoever he could in the name of the hate-filled satanic religion of Islam.

            Because we know who holds the future, we as believers in Jesus, do not have to fear terrorists.  Yet, we see many people being caught up and swept away in the mayhem, murder, and madness that Satan is inflicting on this world using the religion that he himself birthed 1400 years ago.  This is indeed a war that we are seeing explode on to the present scene.  People are being radicalized at an alarming rate and people are being slaughtered at an alarming rate.  I may get a little pointed here, but it seems as though those who are leading our government at this time are turning a blind eye to the real threat facing the world.  It is either that or there is something much more sinister at work.  Frankly, I suspect the latter.  Islam is not a religion of peace in any fashion.  It is a religion of hate and lies.

            Today, we are going to get on our faces before God and with one another and lift up our voices to the Lord who hears every prayer and knows the answer we need before we even utter the words.  There are many needs in this church family and there is a world of need toward which we cannot turn a deaf ear.

            There are simply no words for the horrific scenes playing out before us on our television screens each week.  There are also no words to describe some of the dire situations in many homes in our community out in the hills surrounding Cape Fair.  Some of the accounts of how Satan is having his way in the lives of some of our neighbors are simply heartbreaking.  I am so thankful for this family of God that is a lighthouse for this area and beyond.

            So, today we pray for those in our church family here and the many needs there are for those who are struggling with their health or other situations that are pressing upon them.  And, we also pray for those in our charge in this area, and for our world that is, at present, in a terror tailspin.

             As always, my prayer is for you to, “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,

 

Dr. Steven Gann

Your Shepherd




July 9, 2016, 6:19 PM

From Your Pastor's Heart - July 10, 2016


Good Morning Family,

            Flags all across the country are at half-mast as once again we see the Satan the Enemy inspire another individual to act upon hate and anger.  There are no words to describe the many ways in which the fabric of America is coming unraveled at the seams.  This all has been a long time in coming with the situation seemingly coming to a head over and over again.  Those in leadership in government dividing people and hate groups spewing ridiculousness lit the fuse and caused it to boil over once again this past week.

            I really am at a loss as to what, politically, can ultimately help put things back together.  I fear there is no help on that front anywhere down the line.  Neither political party has anything to offer, let alone any godly leader to put forth to lead the country.   However, we can be assured that the Lord is in control of this topsy-turvy world as man seeks to destroy and as Satan lies and hates his way to the end of all things.

            We must commit to pray for police officers and their families who are in harm’s way and who protect us night and day in the struggle to uphold the law.  As I count it, there have been at least 6 officers killed and 8 wounded just this week.  We pray for those who are hospitalized that God would grant them recovery and that they would turn to Him as their hope.  We pray for the families of those who are caring for them.

            We also pray for those families who have lost their loved one who had served so faithfully.  The shock, anger, resentment, and even fear that must be surrounding those families must be overwhelming.  The only answer for those families is to rest in the peace of Christ.   Christ is the only hope for America as well.  He always has been and always will be.

            The truth is that this world will never be a Utopia.  It will never be a man-made peace loving place.  Satan is the ruler of this world and the prince and power of the air and he will continue his evil.  BUT GOD, holds the title deed to that which is rightfully His and He is coming soon to reclaim all that is His.  I pray we remain faithful to Him as we see the end draw nearer and nearer with each coming day.

             As always, my prayer is for you to, “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

 

           




July 3, 2016, 2:45 PM

From Your Pastor's Heart - July 3, 2016


Good Morning Family!

What a great day last Sunday with FBC Oak Grove Youth Choir! If you missed it, you truly missed a blessing. God showed up, as He always does, and the church worshipped and was challenged to worship.

I must say, I have seen many youth choir "performances" over the years and this was not a performance. This was a Spirit-led encounter with God through music and spoken word. You can’t "perform" worship. It is an awesome thing to begin watching worship and then get drawn into the act as you come to understand the deep devotion of those leading you and you yourself begin to contemplate, right along with them, the greatness of our Mighty God and Savior and His love for us. That happened in abundance last Sunday morning. I believe one of the most touching times of worship we have had in the last two years.

Tonight, we are praying for God to do the same. Not looking past this morning at all, but I would encourage you to make plans to attend this special evening we have set aside to be encouraged by the ministry of the Dysart Family. Their God-given talent is evident if you have heard them. I expect their ministry to the Body tonight to be inspiring and focused on Christ. I know you may have plans, but I would encourage you to take time from what you may be doing and join the Body to at least come for the 6:30 worship hour.

In God’s planning, they were passing through the area and we are hosting them for the evening as they move on to their next stop. We will receive a Love Offering for their ministry. It is so important that we support itinerant ministries like this. Your pastor and his lovely wife relied on this kind of support for more than several years of our ministry that God gave us as we travelled to churches ministering through music and the spoken Word years ago. It takes a special kind of faith to step out into ministry like the Dysarts. Perhaps, if you are providentially hindered from attending tonight, ask the Lord what He might have you do as we collect the Lord’s offering this morning.

Don’t miss what God has planned for church tonight, even if you can’t come to the fellowship ahead of time. I am praying for God to bless this evening with conviction and grace.

As always, my prayer is for you to, "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

 




July 3, 2016, 2:41 PM

From Your Pastor's Heart - June 26, 2016


Good Morning Family!

What a jam packed morning we have today! The first part of our service will be a short time of sharing by our students who went to camp recently. We had a great time at camp and many new fiends were made and good times were had. It was hot outside, but cool inside. You will get to see a few pictures captured at camp along the way.

I am so thankful for those that went to camp and helped out. Our team of counselors led by Camp Director Tracy Hudson did an outstanding job with the kids. Special thanks go to Tara Wilson, Amanda Barker, David Hudson, Larry Wilson, Sandy Stover, John and Linda Dingman, and Dale and Judy Keel for all helping out during the camp as counselors, and cooks. And I am thankful for my lovely wife for playing music with me and helping me with the teaching sessions.

Also, this morning, we are privileged to have the Youth Choir from our sister church, First Baptist Church of Oak Grove, Missouri with us in our service today. They are completing a week of missions activities by sharing a musical presentation with us today. We are so glad they are here and are looking forward to what the Lord would have them share with us today to encourage and challenge.

Please be in prayer for your church family as there are many experiencing challenges of one kind or another in their lives and the lives of family and friends.

As always, my prayer is for you to, "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

 

 


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