April 5, 2020 Sunday Gathering – Sermon, Announcements, and Resources

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Palm Sunday Service 4/5/2020

Worship lead by Pastor RussMessage by Jeff Harris

Posted by First Baptist Church of Corvallis on Saturday, April 4, 2020

“How To Do Church”

Jeff Harris

1 Corinthians 12-13

How To Do Church_PowerPoint Slides

 

 

KIDS LESSON

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Offerings and Tithes This Week:

For the next few weeks, when we aren’t passing the plate in service, we will need to pay attention and plan ahead to give our tithes and offerings in an alternate fashion.

We have two options:

– GIVING ONLINE HERE
– By Mail:  sending checks to “First Baptist Church Corvallis , 125 NW 10th, Corvallis, OR 97330

 

Seek God For Your City

TONIGHT, 6:00 PM, Click Here!

The prayer guide, written by Steve Hawthorne, has continued to keep us looking to God for mercy in all the arenas of our city and world.  I hope that you have been able to participate.  We are going to cap it off with a valley wide gathering and visit from Mr. Hawthorne this Sunday evening, TONIGHT, April 5th!  He has agreed to deliver the message to us over the internet. We will have a live stream address and prayer response, This Sunday, 6:00 PM Pacific Time.  Just click this link that will connect you to the YouTube platform to be able to watch the livestream. Plan to watch this in your homes with loved ones.  It will add a deeper appreciation for Christ’s coming to Jerusalem, visit and cleansing of the temple, and promise for our city as we welcome Him here in prayer.

 

Holy Week:

For Holy Week, the FBC staff will be preparing devotional videos to share the meaning of each weekday leading up to Good Friday.  They will be posted on our Facebook page and group.  So stay tuned to find those each day.  It will bring a deeper experience of Christ’s passion.  You can watch alone or with your family and discuss.  Regrettably, we will not be hosting a Good Friday service because of the transition and lockdown.  If you’d like some resources or ideas for yourself or family, please let Russ Richmond know or contact the church office: email hidden; JavaScript is required.  Take advantage of this week to connect with fellow believers in the way you can to worship, meditate, and pray together!  A simple way to do this is to give a phone call, ask how your friend is doing, but before hanging up ask “Can I pray for you?”  Then just give a simple prayer asking for God’s presence to be expressed in their lives.

 

Easter Sunday:

Next Sunday we are celebrating Christ’s Resurrection via our Facebook livestream and/or website. Join us at 10:30 AM for the Worship Gathering!

 

Connecting during Coronavirus:

Many of our Life groups and Bible studies are staying connected through phone and virtual meetings even though they aren’t meeting face to face.  If you would like to find a group during this time, please let us know by emailing the church office at: email hidden; JavaScript is required .  We’ll send you the information right way!

 

FBC History Document:

“The First Baptist Story, Vol. 1”

This book was written as a historical overview of the ministry and happenings on the first 120 years of our local church.  It instructs and inspires us to see the Holy Spirit’s work of provision and redemption through ordinarily extraordinary people here in Corvallis, Oregon. Give it a read!

 

 

WEEKLY PRAYER & PRAISE GUIDE

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful” Colossians 4:2

Prayer for our Missionary:

Bruce Tissell – Serving with World Venture in Brazil. Both seminaries Bruce teaches at are shut down; Classes canceled for at least 2 weeks; Looking into video classes.

Pray:

  • For wisdom in leading.
  • Bruce can stay calm and direct people to God as many are fearful; that he would see opportunities to minister and act.
  • For protection as crime has increased with less police force out and about.

Prayer for our Church Family:

Pray for:

  • Our city and cities around the world as we “Seek God For The City”.
  • Our Church to grow in love and unity during this season.
  • Peace in body, mind, and spirit in this time of uncertainty.

Always Hopeful – 3.29.20 – Facebook Livestream Worship Gathering

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Worship service 3/29

Posted by First Baptist Church of Corvallis on Sunday, March 29, 2020

Pastor Russ Richmond

Psalm 16

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Offerings and Tithes This Week:

For the next few weeks, when we aren’t passing the plate in service, we will need to pay attention and plan ahead to give our tithes and offerings in an alternate fashion.

We have two options:

– GIVING ONLINE HERE
– By Mail:  sending checks to “First Baptist Church Corvallis , 125 NW 10th, Corvallis, OR 97330

 

Special Congregational Meeting:

We invite you to participate in our congregational meeting this Sunday at 1pm, we will be talking about the coming seasons for our church.  It will be a virtual meeting over Zoom (a conference call service).  We can all agree that this is not ideal!  Please bear with us as we try extra hard to communicate during this trying time for our world and this time of transition for our church.  I would like to invite you to attend this meeting: Sunday March 29th at 1pm. Follow this link: https://zoom.us/j/456288907?pwd=UlAvOXp6WlcyWjhEbFdBSUxxTkxWQT09 .Or call this number on your phone: (669) 900-9128 (Meeting ID: 456 288 907, Password: 010013).

Special Congregational Meeting Agenda_3.29.20

 

Connecting during Coronavirus:

Many of our Life groups and Bible studies are staying connected through phone and virtual meetings even though they aren’t meeting face to face.  If you would like to find a group during this time, please let us know by emailing the church office at: email hidden; JavaScript is required .  We’ll send you the right way!

 

FBC History Document:

“The First Baptist Story, Vol. 1”

This book was written as a historical overview of the ministry and happenings on the first 120 years of our local church.  It instructs and inspires us to see the Holy Spirit’s work of provision and redemption through ordinarily extraordinary people here in Corvallis, Oregon. Give it a read!

 

 

WEEKLY PRAYER & PRAISE GUIDE

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful” Colossians 4:2

Prayer for our Missionary:

Bruce Tissell – Serving with World Venture in Brazil. Both seminaries Bruce teaches at are shut down; Classes canceled for at least 2 weeks; Looking into video classes.

Pray:

  • For wisdom in leading.
  • Bruce can stay calm and direct people to God as many are fearful; that he would see opportunities to minister and act.
  • For protection as crime has increased with less police force out and about.

Prayer for our Church Family:

Pray for:

  • Our city and cities around the world as we “Seek God For The City”.
  • Our Church to grow in love and unity during this season.
  • Peace in body, mind, and spirit in this time of uncertainty.

 

 

Music Lyrics 3.29.20

Always Hopeful_Sermon Notes

Aways Hopeful_Powerpoint Slides

Life On Purpose – 3.22.20 – Facebook Livestream Service

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Worship service 3/22/2020

Posted by First Baptist Church of Corvallis on Sunday, March 22, 2020

Pastor Steve Thomas

Mark 1:35-39 & Luke 5:1-11 & John 15:16

 

Offerings and Tithes This Week and while the office is closed:

Without meeting in person as a congregation, we will need to pay attention to our other options for continuing financial participation.

Right now, those two options are:

GIVING ONLINE HERE
– By Mail:  sending checks to “First Baptist Church Corvallis , 125 NW 10th, Corvallis, OR 97330”

 

3.22.20 Bulletin

Life On Purpose_Sermon Notes

Sitka Series 4_Life On Purpose_powerpoint slides

Prayer and Meditation on Isaiah 41

Worship Lyrics 3.22.20

Special Congregational Meeting Agenda_3.29.20

 

 

Transformation By Participation

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Pastor Steve Thomas

Matthew 4:18-20; 28:18-20 Romans 12:1-2

Transformation by Participation_Sermond Notes

Worship service 3/15/2020

Posted by First Baptist Church of Corvallis on Sunday, March 15, 2020

Going Deeper:

  1. Read Matthew chapters 5-7 the “Sermon on the Mount”
  2. Jesus makes some powerful assertions about who is “blessed” in 5:3-12. Which statement speaks to you? What is God asking of you?
  3. Read the rest of the sermon (5:13-7:27). Read this same section again, but when you read a passage that speaks to you—STOP. What is the
    passage? Why did this one stand out? Thank God for His voice!
  4. When you have the passage God pointed out to you, ask Jesus to speak to you through it. What would repenting look like for you in relationship to this passage? What would obedience look like? Where is He leading?
  5. Remember, our relationship with God is established and continued by grace through faith in Christ. Therefore, repentance is a gift of hope, not a sign of failure! Turn to God. Walk in obedience with Jesus into His
    transforming work. Obey His voice and follow Him.

Verbal Announcments 3.15.20

Scrolling Announcements 3.15.20

Live In This Moment

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Pastor Steve Thomas

Philippians 3:12-16

Live In This Moment_Sermon Notes

Going Deeper:

  1. Read Philippians 3:12-15. What is the “one thing” for which Paul strains? How does Paul do that on a daily bases?
  2. Study the word “perfect” (τελειόω  in Greek) in 3:12. This link will give you some more insight into the original word: https://biblehub.com/greek/5048.htm. What is Paul keenly aware of in his spiritual journey?
  3. How does the racing imagery help you understand the dangers of only looking back or forward and ignoring the present?
  4. In Phil. 3:12-15, what has God already done and what is Paul
    actively doing? How do those challenge you and comfort you?
  5. Do you tend to live in the past, the future, or the present? Why do you think this is?
  6. Spiritual Exercise: As you read Philippians 3:12-15 again, ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you how to respond to this passage in your life today. What is He asking you to do?

 

Look With Anticipation

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Pastor Steve Thomas

Ephesians 2:10; Colossians 4:2; Colossians 3:12-14

Look with Aniticipation_Sermon Notes

Going Deeper:

  1. Read Eph. 2:10 and John 14:7-12. How does the life of Jesus help you understand what Paul is saying in Ephesians 2:10?
  2. Read one of these stories about Jesus: Luke 7:11-17; Mat. 9:31-38; Luke 13:10-13; Mat. 9:9-13. How would you describe Jesus’ eyes? What do His eyes and words tell you about His heart?
  3. Look at the three passages printed in this sermon insert (Eph. 2:10; Col. 4:2 and Col. 3:12-14). According to these passages: Who are you? What are you to do? Why are you to do it? What promises can you grasp on to? How will you respond today?
  4. Do you have a story about when someone saw you and stopped to be kind? Do you have a story about when you stopped?
  5. Spiritual Exercise: Write your own prayer to recite throughout your day for the next week. The prayer should ask God to open your eyes, move your heart, and lead you to good works. Listen and follow the leading of the Spirit!.

 

Humble, Hungry, and Whole

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Pastor Russ Richmond

James 4

Humble Hungry Whole_Sermon Notes

Digging Deeper:

  1. Describe a time you were humbled from outside circumstances. What did God teach you wanted and needed then?
  2. Describe a time you humbled yourself. How did it go?  What blessing came from it?
  3. Review the Circle or Spiral from the sermon. How do you identify your life in the past, present or future in it?

How can you pursue God’s Truth and/or Grace, Fire and/or Water to get closer to balance?

 

Grace For The Good Soil

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Pastor Steve Thomas

Mark 4:1-20

Sermon 5_Good Soil

Going Deeper:

  1. Read Mark 4:1-20. In your own words, describe the situation facing the seed in the various soils.
  2. If the kingdom Jesus is bringing comes through hearing His word, what could this tell you about how Jesus’ kingdom works compared to other kingdoms?
  3. What seems to be the difference with the good soil compared to the other three soils? Can you relate to one of the soils more than another?
  4. How would “hearing” be different from “knowing”, “remembering”, “reciting”, or “studying” Jesus’ word about the kingdom?

Spiritual Exercise: Ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you through this parable. This could be a clear word, an inner impression, conviction or encouragement in your spirit, but, ask Him to speak to you. Read the passage until you hear His voice. What does He want you to do to become more fruitful in your relationship with Jesus?

 

Hope For Entangled Faith

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Pastor Steve Thomas

Mark 4:1-20; Hebrews 12:1-3

Sermon Four_Thorns

Going Deeper:

  1. Read Mark 4:7, 18-19; Hebrews 12:1-3 and James 1:13-16. What are some
    parallel thoughts between these passages. What images are used?
  2. What is a Bible story you can think of that highlights either the power of sin to tempt and corrupt, or the way to resist sin and overcome temptation?
  3. What are the categories of thorns Jesus lists? What are some sins within those categories? Is there an area you are struggling with now?
  4. Read these three passages: Heb. 12:1-3; Gal. 5:16-17; Phi. 2:12-13. What are you called to do? What resources do you have available? Where is your hope?
  5. Spiritual Exercise: Ask the Holy Spirit to expose an area of sin in your life, not an action, but a sinful belief or habit that is strangling your fruitfulness. Trust and obey God’s word. Confess the sin to God (1 John 1:9) and a mature
    Christian friend (James 5:16) and begin the work of putting this sin to death.

 

Hope For Withering Faith

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Pastor Steve Thomas

Mark 4:1-20

Sermon Three_RockySoil

Going Deeper:

  1. Read Mark 4:1-20. Focus on the rocky soil. Write a sentence or two describing the problem facing the seed in the rocky soil.
  2. Shallow could be a good word describe the problem of the seed. What does a shallow faith prevent a follower of Jesus from doing?
  3. What do you think the immediately joyful believer was expecting life with Jesus to be like? What did they find? Has this happened to you before?
  4. Read these three verses and explain how they relate to the rocky soil: 1 John 3:12-14; 1 Peter 4:12-16: John 16:33.
  5. Spiritual Exercise: Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you any “rocks” that are hampering your faith from flourishing. If He shows you one, what must you do to dig it up and let your roots down deeper? You are not alone… who can help?