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Welcome! 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. We hope that you will find in us a thriving atmosphere that humbly seeks to be pleasing to God and community!
This Coming Saturday Beginning at 9:00am
- Hanging of the Greens – Come help decorate the Church and sanctuary
- Workday – We will be cleaning leaves from the roof and gutters in preparation for the coming winter months! All hands on deck!
- 5:30 Meal and 6:15 Movie, “Last Ounce of Courage”
Christmas Cantata – December 20th & 21st
Please join us at 7:00 pm each night for our annual Christmas Cantata. This year’s theme is salvation and will have a Drama and Choir telling the story of the salvation the Christ came to bring. More info will be coming so stay tuned!
Join Joyce Mancke and a host of ladies for “Experiencing God” every Tuesday Morning at 10:30 am! All people are welcome to attend. For more information contact the church office at 217-523-7731
Pastors, Mike, Jim and Brian want to say THANKS with all of our hearts for the wonderful Banner and way of showing the Love of Christ to all! The Church is amazing not only in their support of Christian service in the church and community but in their love for the brothers and Sisters in the fellowship. “We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death, 1John 3:14 (NKJV). The Pastors could not be more thankful than they are to serve such a wonderful body of believers as is found at FBC.
A HUGE Thank you to the First Baptist Church of Altamont, Illinois for sending a crew down to First Baptist Church Springfield to help us out with some of our mission projects!! We thank you so much!!For more pictures click here! -> Missions 2
Waiting on God: In Humble Fear and Hope
“Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear Him,
upon them that hope in His mercy;
To deliver their soul from death,
And to keep them alive in famine.
Our soul hath waited for the Lord;
He is our help and our shield.
For our heart shall rejoice in Him,
Because we have trusted in His holy name.
Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us,
According as we wait for thee.” (Psalm 33:18-22)
God’s eye is upon His people: their eye is upon Him. In waiting upon God, our eye, looking up to Him, meets His looking down upon us. This is the blessedness of waiting upon God, that it takes our eyes and thoughts away from ourselves, even our needs and desires, and occupies us with our God. We worship Him in His glory and love, with His all-seeing eye watching over us, that He may supply our every need. Let us consider this wonderful meeting between God and His people, and mark well what we are taught here of them on whom God’s eye rests, and of Him on whom our eye rests.
“The eye of the Lord is on them that fear Him, on them that hope in His mercy.” Fear and hope are generally thought to be in conflict with each other, in the presence and worship of God they are found side by side in perfect and beautiful harmony. And this because in God Himself all apparent contradictions are reconciled. Righteousness and peace, judgment and mercy, holiness and love, infinite power and infinite gentleness, a majesty that is exalted above all heaven, and a condescension that bows very low, meet and kiss each other.
Waiting on God. -Andrew Murray
Sanctification: The process whereby God strips the world and worldly thinking out of your heart and transforms your character to be more like Christ. It starts at Salvation, continues throughout your life, and is completed at Christ’s return.
- We have been sanctified (1 Cor. 6:11)
- We are being sanctified (Heb. 2:11; 10:14)
- One day we will be completely sanctified (1 Thess. 5:23)
Bible Studies: Radical Living & Fresh Start
Sundays at 9:30am – Music and Youth Pastor. Brian Morgan will lead a Bible Study entitled, “Radical Living!” The study will be ongoing and will cover topics that center on being real, genuine, and honest in a not so Christ-Like world.
Sundays at 6:30pm – The Sr. Pastor, Michael Henderson will teach 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.
Saturday Evening Worship, KLE3 7:00pm weekly!
Saturday Worship service at 7:00 pm weekly. We call it KLE-3.** Brian Morgan, our Music Minister, will be leading the music which compliments a timely message from Pastor Mike which follows. There is plenty of opportunity to lift praises to God in song and testimony so we are inviting you to come and share what our AWESOME GOD is doing in your life. Please make every opportunity to attend. Many 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!
** KLE3 – We are CLAY in the potters hands, we are the ekKLEsia, the called out ones for Christ, and Jesus is the CLEs de La Vie, Key to New Life!
2013! BE REAL – SHOW LOVE is our theme!!
Be Real – Show Love is the new exciting evangelism theme for 2013 at FBC. We will be partaking in many secular activities in the area to share Christ with those who are without Him in the world. This work will begin in the spring and continue throughout the year. We will also be painting the theme on our church trailer to use as an outreach tool to show we are serious. Other things planned are remodeling one of our classrooms with complete missions and outreach themes. It will be here we will pray and report on the progress of getting the gospel into each home in the area. Also, we will host several out reach events through the warmer months that include outdoor big screen Christian film showings for adults and children alike. We are praying for the Lord to raise up laborers in His fields. Please continue to lift up our church that we may see a banner year in God’s ministry at First Baptist Church.
Skeptical about Jesus? Listen to Lee Strobel, an avowed atheist, share his testimony about how he became a believer!