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					                                                  A PUBLICATION OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

                                         F.B.C . LIFELINE

                     From Our Senior Pastor
                                                                                                July—August 2009
Dear First Family,

                                                                                                 Weekly Services
Greetings in the Wonderful Name of Jesus. The Holy Spirit has been
                                                                                                 Sunday Morning
impressing upon me the critical need for making disciples who will follow
after God and bring Glory to His Name and will in turn make disciples. As I               Early Worship            8:30 am
                                                                                          Sunday School           11:00 am
have spoken recently, the Great Commission is less about making converts                  Evening Worship          7:00 pm
and is more about relationships with new believers for growth and spiritual
formation. That process of relating to new believers is called discipleship.                          Wednesday

True discipleship is a process that begins with conversion and ends when                  Bible Study               7:00 pm
we go home to be with Jesus in the place He has been preparing for us.
The discipleship process involves teaching basic doctrine and training that                Church Office          947-5175

involves ministry to others.                                                               E-Mail -
We could be first hand witnesses to this as the youth may be going on a
mission trip to Waverly, OH. this summer. This includes hands on ministry                          Web Site
with assisting and learning from leaders in our local church. If this
happens, I will be elated before God since I believe this process of                              Senior Pastor:
                                                                                              Roger Hauck 947-3730
discipleship, learning by study and service, is the foundation of being a                         Cell 222-4487
New Testament church body.
The goal for 2:7 Series is to introduce into First Church a ministry of                         Associate Pastor:
                                                                                               Jeff Laing 947-8038
teaching and training that will aid in the spiritual formation of new believers
                                                                                              Chairman of Deacons:
and as a refresher for those who need one. As many of you now realize,
                                                                                          Ernie Bowman            947– 2784
the 2:7 Series is a resource for discipling that is basic, very organized and
                                                                                          Sunday School Director:
repeatable. We plan to introduce the two remaining courses of the 2:7
                                                                                          Bill Henderson           941-0323
series which emphasize a steady quiet time, relational evangelism, the
                                                                                          Sunday School Secretary
Bridge Illustration as a witness tool, and how to spend at least one half a               Missy Branham       947-3569
day in prayer.                                                                            Choir Director
Last thing about discipleship is this - I desire to have a church wide prayer             Ruth Ann Moore          947-7370

emphasis for a season that will focus on asking God to clarify how the                    Music Director

ministry of making disciples will look and to set disciplemaking clearly in               Rick Noel          740-820-4427

the hearts of the members of First Baptist, Waverly.                                      Church Secretary
                                                                                          Debbie Saunders         947-8298

Looking for Jesus' Return
Pastor Roger
F.B.C. LIFLINE                                  July– August 2009

       Fair Ministry
                                           Revival services will
       August 3rd —7th
                                           begin at First Baptist
 Once again we will                        on Sunday, August
 have a booth at the                       30th at 11:00 am &
 Pike county fair.                         each evening through
 Our Fair Ministry has been a big          September 2nd at 7:00 pm. Rev.
 success in the past and we look           Clifford B. Coleman will be our
 forward to how God will use this          speaker for these services.
 years ministry. A sign up sheet will
 be posted for times and dates to

                                                   Back to School Bash
                                                    for 7th-12th grades
                         Beth Moore
                         Bible Study
                         A fall session of the
                         study “Esther –It’s
                         Tough Being A
                         Woman” will begin
                         sometime in Septem-
                         ber. A start date & de-   Sunday, September
                         tails will be announced   6th. Mark your cal-
                         at a later date.          endars and invite
                                                   your friends. More
              The July meeting of the Women        details to come!
              On Mission will be a picnic at
              the home of Karen Hauck on
              Tuesday, July 14 at 6:00pm
              The meat will be provided so
              bring a covered dish to share.
              All women interested in mis-
              sions are invited - you may
              bring your family as well for a
    time of food, fun, and fellowship.
                  From Our Associate Pastorstor

       Last week I read an article on USA Today’s website about a 10 year-old-girl flying
as an unaccompanied minor on ExpressJet, who was accidentally flown to the wrong city.
The girl was en route from Boston to Cleveland, but mistakenly got on the wrong flight
that was boarding at the same gate. Two flights were departing simultaneously from the
same doorway. The girl ended up in Newark, New Jersey.
I started thinking about how Paul would often encourage churches to remain faithful to
the doctrine which he taught them (Galatians 1:6-12). Paul had to do this because there
were so many false teachers among the early churches who would come in and wreak
havoc, adding to burdens to people that were not in Scripture, or belittling the work of
Christ on the cross. These heretics would come in appearing to be Christians, but were
not. The doorway to eternal life looked similar, but the final destination would be very
different from what Jesus’ promises for those who are truly His sheep. Jesus spoke of
such people when He said, "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's cloth-
ing but inwardly are ravenous wolves” (Matthew 7:15). Jesus said we would know these
false teachers by their fruit. In other words, we are to compare their lives and teachings
to see how it measures up to the Word of God.

 Today is no different for Christians. We are called to be firmly rooted in Christ and in His
Word, “so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried
about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes”
(Ephesians 4:14). Individuals who believe the Mormon missionary or Jehovah’s witness
will enter through a door that looks very similar to Christianity, but the end destination will
be a Christless eternity. Anyone who says that salvation consists of something plus Jesus,
or something minus Jesus is a heretic, and there teachings are to be condemned.

 Another thought that came to mind when I read this article was in regard to teachers in
the church. For those of us who teach, let us be mindful of presuppositions we often
bring to the text when we study and teach Sunday School and small groups. Ask yourself
this: “Is what I am about to say biblical?”; “Where is this in Scripture?” If we simply
teach what we’ve always been told without going to the Bible to verify its truthfulness,
then we are in danger of being a false teacher ourselves. And we should always remem-
ber that James warned the church that not many should become teachers, “for you know
that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness” (James 3:1).

 Let us be firmly grounded in God’s Word, that we will not be led astray and that we as
teachers and disciplers will not lead others to wrong theological destinations.

                                                                                 Seeking Him,
                                                                                    Jeff Laing
      FBC LifeLine                              July /August 2009

    Experience Ministry at First Baptist
                                                Older Wiser Learning Still
                                                Owls is our Ministry for ages 55 and up.
                                                They meet every 4th Tuesday of the
                                                month at 10:30 am in the Adult Activity
Sunday School                                   room for a time of Bible Study & fellow-
                                                ship followed by lunch. Upcoming dates
We have a variety of Sunday School classes.     are: Tuesday, July 28th and Tuesday,
If you are not currently attending, please      August 25th. For more info about Owls
come let us help you find one you will feel     contact Dennis Kee at 941-3763.
comfortable in. Sunday School begins on
Sunday mornings at 9:45 am.                     Early Morning Prayer Ministry
                                                Prayer Warriors wanted: First Baptist
Youth Ministry
                                                has a large prayer list that
Grades 7th -12th                                is prayed over every
Sundays at 6:00 pm & Wednesdays at 6:30         weekday morning. Come
pm. For more info contact Joe or Becky          join us at 8:30 am Mon-
Dresbach at 884– 4647.                          day through Friday for a
                                                time of devotion, prayer
Women on Mission (W.O.M.)                       and fellowship. Our group
Women on Mission will meet on Tuesday, July     is growing daily, don’t be
14th at the home of Karen Hauck and Tues-       left out.
day, August 11th at 6:30 pm. For more info
                                                Van Ministry
about Women on Mission contact Kathy
O’Connor at 835-8123                            The Lord has provided us with two nice
                                                vans for our van ministry, but we still
Baptist Men                                     need van drivers for our Sunday School
Will meet on Monday, July 20th at 6:30 pm       van ministry. If you could help, please
and Monday, August 17th at 6:30 pm.             see Bill Henderson or Brad Montgom-
We Care Ministry Is currently collecting
food for Pike County Outreach. Boxes of Ce-     Nursery Ministry
real will be collected for the month of July.   Volunteers are still needed to fill Sun-
Choir rehearsals are Wednesdays at 5:45         day morning positions. Fourth Sunday
pm. Everyone welcome. For more info con-        Bed Babies position is currently needed.
tact Ruth Ann Moore at 947-7370.                Please see Mindie Bond, Sharon Cooper
                                                or call the church office to volunteer.
                        Mystery Member
                     Once again it is time for another Lifeline and a Mystery
                  Member. For those of you who did not guess the last one,
                   it was that guy that loves to cook and bake, none other
                  than Jeff Maddy.
      This time our Mystery Member comes to us from Louisville, Ky. Where she was born.
She was reared in Ashland, Ky. and graduated from Ashland High School.
     This Mystery Member was working as a secretary at the time she met her husband who
was working for Armco Steel. They met at one of the “Drive in” Restaurants in Ashland.
      She and her husband were married 45 years prior to his death 9 years ago. They had
two children, a boy and a girl.
       When asked about anything funny or something that she did as a child, she said one of
her fondest memories was that of her and her mother and father taking a drive on Sunday af-
ternoons to get ice cream.
      She stated that they would take trips to Virginia to see her dad’s aunt & sister.
      Some of her hobbies are making cookies for some of her friends, reading and going to
       She has been a Christian for 60 years. Her favorite Hymn is “How Great Thou Art”, her
favorite food is fried chicken; and she said cookies are her favorite dessert, but you name it
and she likes it.
      She loves to have her children come to visit and when they do, they do a lot of shop-
ping and going out to different places to eat.
      If you think you know who this person is, ask her.
      Until next time…...Patty

                 Welcome to the World!                                Our thoughts prayers
                   Congratulations to Matt &                       and deepest sympathies are
                 Lori Morrison on the birth                        extended to
                 of their daughter Claire                          *Don & Carolyn Sheppard in
                 Marie Morrison. Claire                            the loss of Don’s Brother-in-
                 came into the world on May                        law Fred Packer.
6th at 9:05 am and weighed 7lbs 8ozs and         *Bill & Becky Purpero in the loss of Becky’s
was 20 inches long. Claire was welcomed          sister Beverly”Susie” Hurst.
home by big brother Penn.
                                                 * Dr. Bob & Judy Hewitt in the loss of Judy’s
                            Coming Soon!
                         August 10th –14th
                          6:00 pm-8:30 pm

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity
to serve the Lord, please see Penny Towler
to sign up for the area in which you would
like to serve. We all, children and adults
always have a great time. We look forward
to serving with you.