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165 years old and still going strong!!
We are so glad you found us! It is our sincere desire at First Baptist to serve the Springfield community by uplifting Jesus as the one and only Lord of life! Our prayer for all believers is that you will be blessed and strengthened in the Spirit, Grace and Power of the Lord; that through Him you will find a life of abundant peace, spontaneous joy, and unending passion.
First Baptist is a growing fellowship of Spirit filled believers coming together to declare the awesome glory of the Lord
and to celebrate Jesus as King. We study the Word, practice what we learn and in the process grow together. Visitors are always welcome!
We hope that you will come join with us in humble praise and joyous celebration of the risen Lord!
For Full schedule of Worship times click here
Happy Birthday America
This week the USA turns 239. We are thankful that we have a home that we can temporarily call our own. This week I drove through some small towns and villages and was pleasantly reminded of our history. Many towns have erected beautiful displays and tributes to our forefathers who fought to keep this nation free and the flag proudly waved. But another glaring and often overlooked treasure I saw was how there were churches that stood proud in very visible locations. I was reminded of how great this nation has been and how now, the people who make it up so desperately need prayer. I was reminded that at one time Christianity thrived and that it was men, women, and children blessed with a strong biblical and moral compass that kept our streets safe, our business dealings true, and our love and respect for one another alive. But no matter how beautiful I paint the picture America still pales in comparison to the heavenly city–our eternal home. Hebrews 11:13-16 teaches many died without receiving the full promises of God but envisioning them they endured knowing they would one day see them fulfilled:
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland. And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return. But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them. Hebrews 11:13-16
C.S. Lewis reminds us:
If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. If none of my earthly pleasures satisfy it, that does not prove that the universe is a fraud. Probably earthly pleasures were never meant to satisfy it, but only to arouse it, to suggest the real thing. If that is so, I must take care, on the one hand, never to despise, or to be unthankful for, these earthly blessings, and on the other, never to mistake them for the something else of which they are only a kind of copy, or echo, or mirage.
I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death; I must never let it get snowed under or turned aside; I must make it the main object of life to press on to that country and to help others to do the same. (Mere Christianity)
“18“ 3rd – 6th graders accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior this week!!!
We were blessed with all of those who helped out in every way.
A BIG THANK YOU FOR SERVING TO BRING MORE SOULS INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD!
Pastor’s Book signing at Barnes and Noble, Springfield IL. June 26th at 7:00 PM
Come and support this event. Please Pray!
Bible Studies and Worship
Tuesday Mens Bible Study 6:15 AM
That the World May Know:
Ray Vander Lann
Becoming a Kingdom of Priests
During his ministry in Israel, Jesus called and trained disciples, His “talmidim.” Their job would eventually be to bring His message of redemption to all the nations, Jew and Gentile. What would happen when they began to make disciples of their own and the gospel began to spread to a Greek and Roman world, to cultures completely unfamiliar with the God of the Jews? Follow the rabbi through Israel and Turkey as you explore what it meant to be the message of Jesus to all nations.
Ladies Bible Study every Tuesday Morning!
Join Joyce Mancke and a host of ladies for “Angels” By David Jeremiah Tuesday Mornings at 10:30 am! People have long been fascinated by stories of angel sightings, yet many contemporary beliefs about angels are based on misconception and myth. In Angels, Dr. David Jeremiah uses Scripture to unveil the remarkable truth about these agents of heaven and their role and work in our world. Dr. Jeremiah’s book will capture the attention of readers of all ages who seek a broad and thorough survey of Scripture that clearly separates fact from fiction as it relates to angels. Answers these questions: What are angels? What is their role in God’s plan? Are they present? Do they appear? Do they give us personal insight? All ladies of all ages are welcome to attend. For more information contact the church office at 217-523-7731
Fresh Start Discipleship Training!!
Sundays at 6:30pm – The Sr. Pastor, Michael Henderson leads a class entitled “Fresh Start” for all believers. The class is geared toward growth “In Christ” and is ideal for those who would like a refresher in the foundational Biblical Studies found in Scripture. The is is a must class for all who desire to draw closer to God and understand Him on a deeper level.
Gospel Sing every third Friday! Free Meal 5:30 pm with singing at 6:30 pm
Next sing is July 17th
Beginning with a meal at 5:30 pm with a meal singers from as far south as Edinburg and as far north as Atterberry will be gathering every 3rd Friday of 2015 with their musical talent to sing for the glory of God! It will be a fun night as well as a worshipful one with song and testimony as we all come together to sing out to the Lord in uplifted praise! The event is free to the public. All you have to do is show up! See you there!
Saturday Evening Worship, Concerts, & Films , Saturdays at 7:00 pm!
Saturday 7:00 pm weekly Worship and fellowship. Working on Sunday mornings? No problem. There is plenty of opportunity to lift praises to God in song and testimony on Saturday nights! We are inviting you to come, share, and join in in celebrating what our AWESOME GOD is doing in our lives. The Bible tells us we are not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together, (see Heb. 10:25). Please make every opportunity to attend. Sometimes we have a concert, other times a movie, but we always are doing something to lift up the name of Jesus. Many in the community have said they cannot come on Sunday Mornings so this is your opportunity to Worship the King during the evening. We are here to serve the Lord and in doing that serve you! Remember John 3:16, For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him may have eternal life! Find new life in Christ at FBC!