Apr 8, 2018
40 Days of Listening-Testimonies
Brother Mike reviews the program “40 Days of Listening” and steps to sign-up to participate. Church members who have already participated in a pilot program of “40 Days of Listening” share testimonies of how it affected their lives. For more information, please go to https://www.fbcf.org/40-days/
  • Apr 8, 201840 Days of Listening-Testimonies
    Apr 8, 2018
    40 Days of Listening-Testimonies
    Brother Mike reviews the program “40 Days of Listening” and steps to sign-up to participate. Church members who have already participated in a pilot program of “40 Days of Listening” share testimonies of how it affected their lives. For more information, please go to https://www.fbcf.org/40-days/
  • Apr 1, 2018Sharing the Good News
    Apr 1, 2018
    Sharing the Good News
    Series: Easter
    Sometimes distractions get in the way of sharing the good news. In today’s world, cell phones present a huge distraction to many people. They are constantly looking at them, interacting with them, not even noticing the world around them. Satan tried to distract Nehemiah from rebuilding the temple, and he tries to use modern technology to distract us from listening to and following God’s Word. As Christians, we need to be focused on sharing the Good News that Jesus died, was buried and rose on the third day and is alive today! With so many people attached to their cell phones today, we need to help them connect to God through His Word and we can do that with the Bible.is app. (Nehemiah 6:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 NKJV)
  • Mar 25, 2018Passion Week
    Mar 25, 2018
    Passion Week
    Series: Easter
    The week before Jesus was crucified is discussed in all four Gospels. Many signs and wonders occurred that week, with the catalyst being the resurrection of Lazarus after he had been dead for more than three days. This event initiated the death notice for Jesus by the Pharisees and Sadducees. Brother Mike takes us through this week and to the crucifixion of our Lord. Romans 10:9-11 gives us the purpose of the crucifixion and the resurrection. “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
  • Mar 18, 2018Engaging the Scriptures-40 Days of Listening
    Mar 18, 2018
    Engaging the Scriptures-40 Days of Listening
    Brother Mike discusses why it’s important to intently engage the scriptures and one method to do so. He discusses the program “40 Days of Listening” which the First Baptist Church members will begin on April 9, 2018, by downloading the app Bible.is from the Apple Store or Google Play or the website (http://www.bible.is/). The church webpage (https://www.fbcf.org/40-days/) will have information concerning the program as well as a link to a Google Doc participants can complete to register for the program. James 1: 23-25; Luke 24:12 (NIV)
  • Mar 11, 2018Engaging the Scriptures-Habit Formation
    Mar 11, 2018
    Engaging the Scriptures-Habit Formation
    As we look at a plan for engaging the Scriptures, we look at how to form a habit of doing so. Habit formation is an integral part of our building a relationship with God through His Word. We must develop a plan of action, for a goal without a plan is just a dream. We will look at three parts of forming a habit-a cue, a routine, and a reward. Included in the video are instructions for downloading the app Bible.is that will be used in our 40 Days of Listening program. 2Chronicles 34: 14-21; Acts 2:42 (NKJV)
  • Mar 4, 2018People Have All Kinds of Needs
    Mar 4, 2018
    People Have All Kinds of Needs
    Followers of Christ need to engage Scripture, but in our fast paced, technological society people find it difficult to spend time reading their Bibles everyday. So we must look at ways to meet this need in another way. Joshua 1:8; James 1:21; Matthew 12:3; 1 Timothy 4:13 (NKJV)
  • Feb 25, 2018Marks of Discipleship: Scripture (Part 1)
    Feb 25, 2018
    Marks of Discipleship: Scripture (Part 1)
    A review of the first six Marks of Discipleship includes a testimonial from Bob Whitley. Brother Mike introduces the seventh Mark of Discipleship, reflecting on information gathered from three surveys concerning daily Bible reading: Lifeway survey, American Bible Society survey, and his own survey conducted within First Baptist Church, Floresville. Then Brother Mike outlines reasons people gave for not reading the Bible daily and how he plans to address this in the coming weeks. Joshua 1:8; James 1: 18-21 (NKJV)
  • Feb 18, 2018Marks of Discipleship: Evangelism (Part 2)
    Feb 18, 2018
    Marks of Discipleship: Evangelism (Part 2)
    Brother Mike reviews why we need to be evangelists and gives some ways we can use to share the gospel with others. Matthew 4:23, 13:33;(NKJV) John 5:24 (NIV)
  • Feb 11, 2018Marks of Discipleship: Evangelism (Part 1)
    Feb 11, 2018
    Marks of Discipleship: Evangelism (Part 1)
    Brother Mike explains what evangelism is and isn’t and why we need to be evangelists. Matthew 4:23, John 1:35-42, Philemon 1:6 (NKJV)
  • Feb 4, 2018Marks of Discipleship: Service
    Feb 4, 2018
    Marks of Discipleship: Service
    How do we serve God? Matthew 25: 40 says “inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.” When we serve each other, we serve God. Matthew 25: 23, 40 (NKJV)
  • Jan 28, 2018Marks of Discipleship: Community (Find Your Chair)
    Jan 28, 2018
    Marks of Discipleship: Community (Find Your Chair)
    We’ve discussed generosity, prayer, and personal worship. Today we look at how personal and corporate worship lead to community. While personal time with God is important, if that is all we do-we fall short of what God wants us to do. Psalm 46:10; Matthew 6:33, 18:20; Mark 6:27-32; (NKJV)
  • Jan 21, 2018Marks of Discipleship: Worship
    Jan 21, 2018
    Marks of Discipleship: Worship
    We’ve discussed generosity (in our money, time, and talents) and prayer (systematic, urgent, and sacrificial). Today we will discuss a third mark of discipleship-worship, in particular “personal worship”. Acts 20: 7; 1 Corinthians 16:2; Hebrews 10:25; Hebrews 13:15 (NKJV)
  • Jan 14, 2018Marks of Discipleship: Prayer
    Jan 14, 2018
    Marks of Discipleship: Prayer
    Another mark of discipleship is prayer. Our prayer life should be systematic (everyday), urgent (addressing immediate needs and concerns), and sacrificial (giving up our own desires, possibly fasting, bending to God’s will). As you pray, you will become more intimate with the Lord and you become an extension of Him. Hebrews 5: 8; Matthew 6:7-8; Luke 18:1, 5:16; Mark 1:35; 1 Thessalonians 5: 17-18 (NKJV) Video unavailable.
  • Dec 31, 2017Marks of Discipleship-Generosity
    Dec 31, 2017
    Marks of Discipleship-Generosity
    As we ready to begin a new year, it is a time for self-examination. As Christians, how generous are we? Do we look out for others? Do we give to further the gospel? Or are we selfish and self-centered. Do we make excuses for not sharing our wealth (whether it is large or small) with others? John 13: 34-35; Galatians 3: 28 (NKJV)
  • Dec 24, 2017God’s Perfect Timing
    Dec 24, 2017
    God’s Perfect Timing
    Series: No Series
    We do not always understand God’s timing concerning events in our lives but, as the Christmas story of Jesus’ birth illustrates, God’s time is always perfect. Matthew 1: 18-21; Luke 2: 1-20; Philippians 2:6-8 (NIV) (no video available)