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Everything you need to know in plain language: -Understanding Intelligent Design: by William A. Dembski and Sean McDowell Strategies for weathering any crisis while keeping your finances intact: -The New Economic Disorder by Larry Bates Inspirational Fiction: -Chasing Hope by Kathryn Cushman -Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury -Luke’s Story: By Faith Alone By Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins YOUR MEDIA CENTER IS LOCATED AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS ACROSS FROM THE ELEVATOR. HOURS: SUN. 9:00 - 10:15 A.M. & WED. 5:45 - 7:15PM. Linda Kent

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH STAFF 200 E. Center Ave, Sebring, FL 33870 (PHONE) 863-385-5154 (FAX) 863-385-4184 PRESCHOOL 863-385-4704 www.fbsebring.com SENIOR PASTOR…………………………......REV. MATT CRAWFORD ASSOC. PASTOR MUSIC & SR ADULTS .…REV. NUNO NORBERTO HISPANIC PASTOR…………………..….. ….…..…….REV. LUIS LUNA CHURCH BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR.…...............GEORGE SMITH MUSIC, YOUTH & SR. ADULT SECRETARY…..…...LYNDA HODGE EDUCATION SECRETARY……………………..CONNIE RODRIGUEZ PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR……….…………....DIXIE LYNN KREULEN HOUSEKEEPER………….………..………….……SANDY WISENBERG MAINTENANCE………….………………..…………….WADE LINDLEY AFTER HOURS COORDINATOR………………………...HAL GRAVES CHURCH SERVICES: SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:15AM SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP 10:30AM SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP 6:00PM WEDNESDAY EVENING MEAL 5:00PM 6:00PM ADULT BIBLE STUDY 6:30PM KIDS ZONE

OFFICE HOURS 8:00 AM TO 4:30 PM Closed for lunch 12:30PM-1:30PM Email: lhodge@fbsebring.com Email: connierodriguez@fbsebring.com

THANK YOU!!! Everyone who knows me, knows that words do not escape me often - but they do when it comes to telling Sebring First Baptist what they mean to me - how much I appreciate them - or what it means to know they are there for me - praying for me and supporting me - as I start on my last of 12 years here in KY. So, I can just say over and over, thank you!!!!! Shepherd's pantry serves in a disadvantaged area of S.E. KY that is so very needy and thanks to you and others like you we have been able to minister to and serve them. Again, thank you!!!! Many food banks in the U.S. and especially in KY. have been closed due to the lack of support (from both government & public), yet more and more of the people need this help. We can only report on our ability to supply our client’s needs and again, we thank you!!!! You have a called truly mission minded minister - please support him as you have supported me. Thank you and God bless. Pauline White – M.S.C. Missionary - who misses you more than you will ever know. Just want to thank you so much for your partnership with OCC (Operation Christmas Child, Samaritan’s Purse) this past year! Our area collected over 5,200 shoebox gifts! That’s 5,200 opportunities to share the Good News of Jesus with children all over the World. Please continue to pray for the salvation and discipleship classes these children will be a part of. We look forward to working with your church again this year. Blessings, OCC South Central Team

252 Crew Kindergarten – Fifth Grade * Sundays at 10:30am * Room D203 Week One Family Worship Sunday In Sanctuary “Easter Celebration” lunch in Fellowship Hall following Service. (Parents/Kids/Volunteers)

Week Two Jesus is Arrested and Heals the Servant’s Ear. John 18:1-11 I can put others first by letting go of what I want.

Week Three Easter Sunday No 252 Crew. Family Worship

Week Four Jesus Restores Peter John 21:1-19 I can put others first by making things right.

Mission: Collect new/used Clothes and Toys for infants to teenagers. All donations distributed through First Baptist’s Clothes Closet.

Located at 200 E. Center Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 ISSUE #324 MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, SEBRING, FLORIDA April 2014

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The phrase ‘A Week of Your life’ is what first gets your attention when you visit the website for the Baptist Medical & Dental Mission International. This ministry gives out more than dental and medical help; they share Jesus at every visit, and in that way they are doing their part to fulfill the Great

Dear Church Family, Thank you VERY much to all the staff and volunteers who made possible our Missions Day on March 30! I was so encouraged to see Pastor Luis baptize new Hispanic Mission members into our fellowship, to hear from missionaries serving locally and abroad, and to hear the Word from Rev. Dan Bailey. I hope you were blessed, as well. Thank you for your hospitality, support, and prayers for our missionary guests. Thank you, also, for participating in the lunch. I already look forward to next year's missions emphasis! Please be in prayer for our Living Lord's Supper and Easter services this month. I pray that the Lord uses these services to draw many in our community to Christ! I encourage you to invite your friends, co-workers, and neighbors. Don't forget that we have free yard signs available for the Easter service - they would be great at your house or place of business.

I am glad to be living on mission with you today, through efforts right here in Sebring, as well as around the world. Our Honduras team will be gone in early April. Let's pray for a great and lasting Kingdom impact through them, and for safe travel to and from Honduras. God bless you this month! Pastor Matt

OUR MISSION STATEMENT Under the Lord Jesus Christ, we will connect with others, grow as disciples,

and serve with our gifts.

April Keenager Program Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014 11:15 a.m. We will be blessed to have Pastor Matt and his lovely wife Christie Crawford speak and provide music for us! We know you don’t want to miss hearing them!

THE LORD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER 2014 ANNUAL CHURCH BUDGET……..$950,000 BUDGET NEEDS TO DATE……................$239,030 BUDGET RECEIPTS TO DATE…….…….$226,747

ANNIE ARMSTRONG……,…….…….….$3,903

Commission. We are so blessed to have a group for the 3rd time going to participate in this effort. Some have gone both of the previous two years, and there are a few first timers, including myself, going to Honduras - specifically to the village of Riito. We will spend a week helping meet physical needs and sharing God’s Word with possibly 300 people DAILY! We will be giving out prescriptions for the sick, providing clothing, giving out glasses after an eye examination, Performing dental procedures, offering live stock care, and most importantly being invited into their homes with a bag of rice and sharing our love for Christ and making Jesus known in that village. We will leave in the beginning of this month and spend the entire week there, from Saturday to Saturday. So pray for physical strength, for minimal Communication barriers, opportunities, and willing hearts for the gospel. I am sure next year there could be a place for you. I’ll finish with this. One gentleman who has gone on this mission trip a number of times is close to 80 years old. In tears, he said: “Many say, why do you go all the way over there, with so many needs here in our land?” I replied: “Think of it this way, this is only 1 week I’m giving up, and that means there are 51 more weeks I can be a missionary in my own land.”

Lucas 19:10 dice: “Porque el Hijo del Hombre vino a buscar y a salvar lo que se había perdido.” Asegurese de prestar atención a las palabras exactas que Jesús usa en este pasaje. El vino a buscar y luego a salvar lo que se había perdido; no solo está hablando de venir a salvar a la gente perdida, El también ha venido a salvar lo que se había perdido…la pregunta es que se había perdido? No solo las personas si no también la esencia de aquello para lo que fueron creadas. Jesús vino a salvar y restaurar la humanidad que Dios nos dio la cual fue creada a su Imagen. Este es el secreto de nuestra humanidad, hemos olvidado lo que Dios nos destinó a ser cuando nos creó y se perdió hace mucho tiempo. Filipenses 2:5 al 8 nos dice que Cristo fue a la cruz y se despojó de todo para restaurarnos en su totalidad a través de su muerte y resurrección. Su hermano en Cristo Luis Luna

Think about it! Pray about it! Be a goer! Love you in Christ! Jezimar Nuno Norberto Associate Pastor, Music and Senior Adults

Bring a friend or two, and food to share

HE IS RISEN . . .

Celebrating and caring for one another. Serving and ministering in Christ’s Name. Enjoying fellowship with God and each other.

This month we talk with the children about Jesus dying on the cross for our sins. We will have our Easter Celebration on Wednesday, April 16, during chapel. Pastor Matt will tell the Easter story, and Pastor Nuno will have special music. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Easter with us during this time.

MARCH REQUIREMENTS ……................$78,582 MARCH RECEIPTS.………..……….….…$91,510

HISPANIC MISSION

MINISTER OF MUSIC

SENIOR PASTOR

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you”. Psalm 32:8

. . . HE IS RISEN INDEED! Dixie Kreulen, Director

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