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STEPS TO BECOMING A CHRISTIAN

Deacons In Service Greeters REALIZE that you have sinned against God.
May Ronnie Johansen, Ron Gibson May “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” -Romans 3:23
June Clayton Johnston, Hubert Nutt
REPENT of your sins.
Ushers “Repent, then, turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out.” -Acts 3:19
May 3 Keith Allen, Tommy Layne,
Extended Session Jerry Foss, Ron Gibson REQUEST God to save you through Jesus Christ.
We are needing volunteers for May 10 Micah Boles, Jack Roberson, “For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” -Romans 10:13
extended session. Please see the Chad Carr, Bryant Schuetz
sign-up sheet on the wall by the May 17 Charlie Boyd, Michael Sexton, RECEIVE Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
nursery. Dan Bateman, Byron Whitney “Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the
May 24 Johnnie Gaidusek, Jason Chase, right to become children of God.” -John 1:12
Weldon Bartels, Ronnie Johansen
“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord”,
and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead,
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS you will be saved.” - Romans 10:9
Sunday, May 3 – YOUTH DESSERT AUCTION
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Monday, May 4 – Prayer rally for “Just Give Me Jesus” revival at Sunday, May 3
First Baptist Church Valley Mills 8:45 A.M. Deacons’ Meeting
9:45 A.M. Bible Study
Thursday, May 7 – National Day of Prayer – Sanctuary will be open 10:55 A.M. Morning Worship
from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays
11:30 A.M. Prayer in Today’s Adults
Sunday, May 17 – Need help getting out of debt and managing your Wednesday, May 6
income? Come PREVIEW a class of Dave Ramsey’s 13 week video series 9:30 A.M. Ladies Prayer in Prayer Room
“Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University” at 6:00 p.m. Please call Mamie 3:45-5:00 P.M. Music Makers (1-3 grade) & Young Musicians (4-6)
Johnston, 254-486-2628 or 254-644-0100, for more details. 5:00-6:00 P.M. TeamKids (1-6 grade)
6:00–7:00 P.M. LADIES EXERCISE GROUP
Sunday, May 24 – Week of Prayer for Pentecost. Sign-up sheet is on the 6:00 - 6:45 P.M. Youth hang out in gym
bulletin board by Fellowship Hall 6:50 P.M. Youth worship begins
Sunday, May 24 – Senior Day and Baccalaureate 7:10 P.M. Youth break into small groups
7:40 - 8:00 P.M. Big meeting time in Youth room
Friday, May 29 – Valley Mills High School graduation 8:00 - 9:00 P.M. Youth hang out in gym
7:00-8:30 P.M. Ministry Choir
Thursdays
YO U T H 6:00 A.M. Men’s Prayer Breakfast in Fellowship Hall
7:00 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sanctuary will be open for prayer The Chi Rho is one of the most ancient "sacred monograms" of Christ that even predates
** May 3 – Youth Dessert Auction Sunday, May 10 the cross as a Christian symbol. It was developed by early Christians as a secret sign of
** May 23 – Paintball in Waco 9:45 A.M. Bible Study their faith. It is formed by superimposing the first two letters in the Greek spelling of the
** May 24 – Senior Sunday 10:55 A.M. Morning Worship word Christ ( Greek : "Χριστός" ), chi = ch and rho = r, in such a way to produce the
** June 6 – FREE Car Wash monogram ☧. Often, the Ρ is formed to look like a shepherd's crook and the Χ like a
** June 7 – Youth Sunday cross, symbolizing Jesus Christ as Good Shepherd of his flock, the Christian Church.
SUNDAY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
VOLUNTE ERS NE ED ED FOR EXTENDED SESSION Officers 6 Youth 6 Nursery/Preschool 16
We are needing volunteers for extended session. Please see the Adults 60 Children 12
sign-up sheet on the wall by the nursery.
FINANCIAL “A new command I give you: love one another. By this all men will
E X E RC I S E O P PO RT U N I T Y Weekly Requirements for May: $4,822.92
know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Received last week: $11,714.90 John 13:34, 35
*** Come and join us in spiritual aerobics and strength exercises, or walk if you
choose. Dress comfortably & wear tennis shoes. Mats are available at the Received for April: $37,421.21
church.
WHERE: First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall ANNIE ARMSTRONG OFFERING: $1,070.00 SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2009
WHEN: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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THE WORSHIP OF GOD
May 3, 2009 Decision of Commitment “Hear the Call of the Kingdom”
(At this time, you are invited to pray, speak with a pastor, make spiritual
WELCOME AND GREETING commitments, or indicate your desire to become a member of this fellowship.)

CALL TO WORSHIP “All Creatures of Our God and King” Hymn # 27 DOXOLOGY
OFFERTORY PRAYER
MORNING PRAYER TITHES & OFFERINGS

“Will You Come and Follow Me” BENEDICTION


Will you come and follow me if I but call your name? King of Heaven, we will answer the call;
Will you go where you don't know and never be the same? We will follow, bringing hope to the world,
Will you let my love be shown? Will you let my name be known, filled with passion, filled with power to proclaim
will you let my life be grown in you and you in me? salvation in Jesus’ name.
All lyrics printed with permission granted by CCLI License #439151
Will you leave yourself behind if I but call your name?
Will you care for cruel and kind and never be the same?
Will you risk the hostile stare should your life attract or scare? TO OUR COMMUNITY. . .
Will you let me answer prayer in you and you in me? It is no secret that we are in very difficult financial and economic
times. It is no a secret that God’s word teaches financial principles that
Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name? can keep us from suffering financially and economically. Did you know
Will you set the prisoners free and never be the same? there are over 800 scriptures on personal finance? FBC Valley Mills will
Will you kiss the leper clean and do such as this unseen,
be hosting a 13 week seminar, Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace
and admit to what I mean in you and you in me?
University, and the informational meeting will be May 17, 2009 at 6pm
Will you love the "you" you hide if I but call your name? at FBCVM. This seminar is taught by Dave Ramsey via DVD and the
Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same? follow up discussion will be led by Mamie Johnston, CPA. I believe this
Will you use the faith you've found to reshape the world around, seminar will benefit all who attend and I also believe it could not come
through my sight and touch and sound in you and you in me? at a better time. Of those who attend the seminar, the average family
pays off $5,300 and saves $2,700 during the 13-week period. When I
Lord your summons echoes true when you but call my name. look at my finances, I don’t know that I would be able to do that in 13
Let me turn and follow you and never be the same. weeks but a portion of that would help me out right now. This study is
In Your company I'll go where Your love and footsteps show. biblically based and each week there is a scripture passage that covers
Thus I'll move and live and grow in you and you in me. that particular topic. Here is a list of the topics that will be covered in
the seminar: Common Sense for Your Dollars and Cents, Nerds and
CHILDREN’S FEATURE Free Spirits Unite, The Nuts and Bolts of Budgeting, Understanding
Credit Bureaus and Collection Practices, The Power of Marketing
“Lead Me, Lord” on Your Buying Decisions, The Role of Insurance in Your Financial
Lead me, Lord, lead me in Your righteousness, Plan, How to Buy Only Big, Big Bargains, Understanding
Make Your way plain before my face. Investments, Planning for Retirement and College, Careers and
Extra Jobs, Keeping the American Dream from Becoming a
SCRIPTURE READING Mark 1:14-20 Nightmare, Unleashing the Power of Generous Giving. It is no secret
that God’s word teaches how to be good stewards. If we do not know
SERMON John Wheatley what His word says, then it might as well be a secret. If we do then
practice what God’s word teaches then we are “hearers of the word
PRAYER TIME only” and we are called to be “doers of the word” (James 1:22). God’s
Feel free to pray at the altar or your seat.
word calls us to “Be anxious for nothing…” (Philippians 4:6). We can
never be totally free from worry without financial peace. Come to the
“Great Is Thy Faithfulness Hymn # 54
informational meeting on May 17. Come for you, your family, your
church, and your community. PLEASE!
SCRIPTURE READING Mark 8:14-21
Praying for you,
SERMON John Wheatley
John