There will be a bridal shower honoring
Danny & Hillary
Sunday, April 27th, 4-6 p.m.
The couple is registered at Target & Amazon.com
For more information contact Ronnie Ward
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follow the link below.
Life Style Worship
Mentoring, Part 2
Within the last 8 months, I have said goodbye to two of the spiritual giants in my life: my mother’s brothers: my two uncles, Raul Salazar and Fernando Salazar. Both knew the Lord and served the Lord in the Gospel ministry for over 60 years! My mother, Lilia, is now the last of 12 children born to my grandma and grandpa Salazar. She is 93. Driving home from Las Cruces, I was overwhelmed with the sense of what an honor it has been to be a part of a heritage rich in faith and service. I know the Lord today and have served Him now over 45 years because of their witness and vibrant testimonies. I could not
imagine life without Christ. In Psalm 90, we find these beautiful words:
1 (A Prayer of Moses the man of God.) Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. From generation to generation, from everlasting to everlasting, God is God.
I thank God for my precious family and I thank you for the honor of serving the Lord with you here at FBC!
Soli Deo Gloria!
From the Heart of Pastor Keith
Time to Make a Dent!
We did the simple arithmetic in a recent Focus prayer service. If 91.7% of our county is lost (the
number provided by our Baptist state convention office), and if there are 128,529 people in San Juan County (as the 2012 estimate reports), that means there are 117,861 lost people all around us right now. Look at that number again. Over 117,000 people who live in our neighborhoods, work in our places of business, attend our schools, who are walking and driving past us every day are not living the abundant life Jesus died to give them. They are bound for an eternity separated from God despite the fact that Jesus suffered an unspeakable death to redeem them.
The number is so staggering, we might throw our hands in the air and admit it’s just too big for us to do anything about it. But that option is not open to us. We are under orders.
Imagine how staggering the Great Commission must have seemed to those first disciples Jesus addressed. They had never ventured more than a few miles from where they were born. This small handful of very ordinary people were just tasked with making disciples of ALL nations! Impossible, right? Oh, they didn’t think so. And because they believed enough to obey, they made such an impact, we still live in the effects of it today.
Now it’s our turn to make an impact. One hundred eighteen thousand people is a big number. But we serve a big God. He worked miracles to enable those very ordinary people of first-century Palestine to carry out their mission. Why would He not do the same for us?
I believe – I am convinced He will, when we also trust Him enough to obey Him. When we set out to glorify God by bringing as many lost people to Jesus as we possibly can.
Easter is upon us. There is no better time of year to strike up conversations with people about Jesus and His great sacrifice for us. Passion Play is just around the corner. Invite your lost friends – pick them up and take them. Then go out for coffee or dessert afterward and talk about what you’ve just experienced.
You won’t lead all of those thousands of people to Jesus by yourself. Neither will I. But we don’t need to wait for a better chance to make a dent in that number. Every single one of them is a precious soul for whom Jesus died. Every single one of them is a person with whom God longs to have a relationship. Let’s pass along His invitation for them to come home, receive His grace and live an abundant and eternal life in His kingdom.