Month: January 2019

New Bible Study

“Jesus Among Secular Gods”

 Kurt and Tina Goebel’s Class

 

Sunday Mornings: 9:15-10:15

Starting February 3, 2019 (6 Weeks)

Books available – $12.00

 

This Study helps seekers explore the claims of Christ and provides Christians with the knowledge to articulate their faith that Jesus stands tall above all other gods.

 

Dear Church Family:

 

When I was a young boy growing up in Houston Texas, my dad worked at the Goodyear Tire Store.  He was the manager.  And because I was his son, I got special privileges around closing time.  We would go pick dad up at the store, and get to run up and down the tire racks.  (nobody could tell us to stop, cause after all, I was the manager’s son)  After many years of working at the tire store, and after getting a little bored with running the racks, my dad was offered a promotion that would cause him to travel all over Texas.  He was offered a significant raise in pay, but it meant long weeks away from his family.  So, my dad quit that job.  He was confident that he could find other work, and for a while he attempted to re-route his career to being a stock broker.  He went to stock broker school, and we waited for dad to “go back to work”.  Finally, he started being a stock broker, and then the stock market bottomed out, and that job became a bust.  By that time, we were counting change in the seat cushions.  Things were tough.

 

One day, my dad was out looking for a job, and at the end of the day, when he arrived home, he didn’t have a job, but he did have an unusual package.  My dad hauled a 100 lb sack of rice into the house.  (100 pounds is a lot of rice).  He told the story, that he was driving down the road, when a rice delivery truck in front of him, hit a pothole, and this sack of rice fell off the truck.  My dad, being a good dad, stopped to get the bag of rice and bring it back to the driver.

 

Well, by the time he hauled that 100 pound sack of rice into his Rambler Car, the truck driver was gone.  Soooo, my dad brought the rice home.  (you remember that story of the manna from heaven?)  Well, we had our manna, and mom proceeded to serve rice at every meal.  We ate rice with everything, and that rice sustained us for a lot of meals, while dad continued to look for work.  God provided for our need!!!

 

When God provides:

  1.  He reminds us that he cares
  2. He sometimes uses circumstances
  3. He intends to always use others to help
  4. We are able to understand the heart of God in a more tangible way

Thanks for serving ,

Dr. j

Transform – Women’s Conference 2019

Women’s Spring Conference
Saturday, March 16th
8:00-3:00 at First Baptist Church Jennings

“She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.”  Proverbs 31:25

As children of God, we are not to conform to the ways of this world, but to rise above, and to be transformed through spiritual growth, accountability, and discipleship.  As we become transformed into godly women, our lives emit Christ to those around us.

 Please join us for an exciting day of transformation. Our prayer is that strong relationships will be sparked and those in attendance will be uplifted, encouraged, and find healing.  

Registration: includes full conference, bootcamp (optional), continental breakfast, snacks, and lunch

Early Bird  $20
Regular Price $30 (after March 1st)

Schedule:
7:00- 8:00: Transform Your Body Bootcamp* (Optional)
8:00 -9:00: Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15: Opening/Welcome
9:15 – 10:30: Worship/Session 1
10:45- 11:30: Break-Away Session 1
11:30-12:30: Lunch
12:45 – 1:30: Break-Away Session 2
1:45-3:00: Worship/Session 2/Closing

Break-Away Sessions  

  • Leaving Worry Behind
  • Modern Day Idolatry
  • Transform with Joy
  • Your Appreciation Language
  • Overcoming Obstacles and Strongholds
  • Dealing With Depression
  • Jump-start your Money Goals

****Our breakaway sessions are first come, first served with limited seating-REGISTER TODAY!

Limited child care thru age 4 will be provided for an additional cost of $15/child.

Also follow us on Facebook @ fbc jennings women’s ministry for more information.

 


Worship Leader
Casey and Heather Boone

Casey and Heather Boone have been married for 13 years and have 5 children. Casey serves as the Worship leader at Pine Ridge Baptist Church in Melder, LA while Heather teaches Sunday School and co-leads the young women’s ministry. Their greatest desire is to lead others in music that brings glory to God and invites them to worship freely.

 

 


Keynote Speaker
Jinny Henson, Christian Comedian

Jinny Henson is a native Houstonian, a graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Seminary where she met her husband, John, Pastor of Church for the Highlands, in Shreveport, LA. Jinny has taught Communications at Dallas Baptist University and traveled the country entertaining audiences doing stand up comedy for over 20 years for such venues as The University of Montana Billings, Wise Guys Comedy Café in Seattle, ACME Couples’ Marriage Enrichment in Orlando, Florida and Cornerstone Church in Anaheim, CA. Jinny and her husband John are co-authors of a beautiful story of God’s redemption in Smyth & Helwys’ Maggie Lee for Good available on Amazon.com. The theme verse of her life, John 10:10 states, “The enemy has come to steal, kill and to destroy but I have come to bring you abundant life.”

White as Snow

My family and I just finished a vacation in the mountains of Colorado, where the beauty of the Creator God is on display.  From the white-capped mountains, to the white-flocked trees, and the layers and layers of perfectly white snow covering everything, the refrain of Jesus Paid It All was on repeat in my heart and mind.

“Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe.  Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow…”

Outside of the beauty of white, there was frequently brown snow, mostly where the dirt and grim of the road was pushed aside from snow plows.  The white snow was stained with the dirt, rocks and debris now marred, unclean, and of no value. Apart from the brown, we occasional saw a little yellow snow too. 

But one of the most interesting thoughts I had on this trip, happened while driving into the mountains.  As we begin our ascent up the mountain, we begin to see cars coming in our direction covered with snow.  I looked at my wife, Sarah, and said “You can tell these cars have been in the mountain.”  And almost instantly Acts 4:13 popped into my head.

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. – Acts 4:13

You see Peter and John were so bold about speaking about Christ, that it was evident to those around them that they had been with Jesus. As simple, uneducated men, they sounded, looked, talked, acted, dressed, and smelled like Jesus.  The leaders who persecuted Jesus, recognized it right away.

And then think back to Moses.  Moses spent so much time with God, that his face literally glowed.

When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand as he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. – Exodus 34:29

For Moses, the more time he spent with God, the longer and brighter his face shined.  And as Moses spent less time with God, and more time with the people, the glory (or brightness) began to fade.  In the same way, some cars we saw had a lot of snow, some very little, and some none at all.  You can tell from their appearance if they were in the mountains, and for how long.

Our relationship with Christ is the same way and should be evident the same way.  Others around us should recognize that we have been with God.  Our face (or attitude) should be so evident of Christ, that when others see us they have to hide their face because it is so over powering.  For Moses, God’s glory faded because it was just temporary, but today we have the unending, never-fading, everlasting glory of God manifested in the Holy Spirit that actually lives within us.  The same power and glory of God, shining on the face of Moses, and evident in thoughts and actions of Peter and John, is the very same God who takes resident in our hearts.

As I reflect on this idea, this magnificent blessing God has given me, I can’t help but be reminded that:

  • The power and glory must come from God – it’s not my own
  • My life should be centered on spending time with God in prayer, communication, and daily living
  • My actions and lifestyle should reflect Christ, not my own agenda

Finally, I’m reminded of the red-lettered words of Christ:

By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. – John 15:35

As we start out another new year, my prayer for you and I is that we pursue Christ with everything in us.  We must spend time with God in prayer, listening, and daily reading scripture.  And our lives must be evident of Christ, that people will know we have been with Him.  Our faces will shine.  “ALL people will KNOW you are MY DISCIPLES, because of your LOVE  for another.”

Jesus – The Real Life

Our current series takes a look at the amazing life of Jesus when He was here on Earth.  We’ll be looking at exactly who He is, the reality of the things He did while on Earth, and the things that He really said.

  • Week 1: Jesus, the Man/GodJesus was 100% God and 100% man, at the same time!
  • Week 2: Jesus, the early years – Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man.
  • Week 3: Jesus, the teacher – Jesus used great stories and parables to teach about God’s truth!
  • Week 4: Jesus, the Miracle Man – Jesus proved that He was God by performing miracles and healing people!
  • Week 5: Jesus, the defeater of Satan – Jesus never sinned, even when Satan himself tempted Him.
  • Week 6: Jesus, the Savior – Jesus took the punishment for our sins and someday He will return!

Each week, 7th – 12th graders can join us in the Refuge from 5-7pm on Wednesday nights.  Hope to see you there.