Easter 2012

 

This is the Lagniappe for FBC, Covington for this weekend. Thank you for joining with us by means of my blog. I hope that you wil get a sense of this great weekend and also our goals for our church.

Welcome to Easter worship at First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana. We are thrilled that you chose to join us today.

You are welcome here as we seek to honor our Lord and our God. Please join us as we sing and pray and read God’s Word. May you be blessed as we worship God.

Today is very special because in a special way we celebrate the resurrection of Christ.

The resurrection of Jesus is crucial to our faith. In fact, Paul stated that without the resurrection our preaching is in vain and we are still in our sin. “If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all men most to be pitied” (1 Corinthians 15:19).

For this reason we emphasize His resurrection. We work and serve because He lives.

Because He lives,

We want to raise the next generation of Christians and Christian leaders, equipping them to do the work of ministry (Ephesians 4:12). For this reason, we emphasize the training of our children and youth. We put a great deal of effort and expense in helping our children through Bible Skills, Drills, and Thrills, and Vacation Bible School, and camps and a number of other ministries and opportunities for Christian growth.

We want to love the least, the lonely, and the lost and help them experience the love of our Father who is in heaven. Jesus gave us a ministry to all people, including the least in society.

We want to teach the truth of God to our world, a world drifting in moral decay and in need of God’s guidance.

We want to see people ransomed “from every tribe and tongue and people and nation” living for Christ and worshiping around the throne of God (Revelation 5:9). We are thankful to be “Red and yellow, black and white” and thankful to be the family of God.

May God bless your life and ministry.

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2 Comments


  1. Ed Matthew
    Apr 07, 2012

    Thank you Dr. Bailey for bringing the message of Hope.
    As I learned in Israel and talking to those of the Greek Orthodox Church. IN the early Church and even today, on the occasion of Easter the appropriate greeting between Christians is:

    He is Risen.

    And the response is: He is Risen Indeed!

    May we, each of us, realize our Purpose in His Church, The Work we were Saved to do. AMEN.


  2. Ed Matthew
    Apr 07, 2012

    Great delivery. Great message. All right Holy Spirit, You’re equipped. You dished it out and he dished it back. Angles to your places. Taking You at your Word Lord. Thanks!

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If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. — Romans 10:9-10 (NIV)