June 21 – 27
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Join us for one of our 3 services each Sunday, Celebration at 9:00 AM in the Sanctuary, or Genesis at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM in the Hangar. Come and bring a friend! Overflow spaces are available. At First Baptist Spartanburg, we are working in accordance with CDC and DHEC regulations to ensure that you and your family have the safest and best possible worship experience. We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!
If you need to stay home, we hope you'll tune in and worship live with us this Sunday from your home. The live streams and broadcast will not go away! Our prayer is that you will take every opportunity to connect with others through the technology we are so blessed to have so readily at hand.
We are resuming most of our weekly meetings. Keep checking our social media and the content blocks above for updates from our different ministry teams.
We're taking every measure to stay connected with you over video, phone, and email! Click here to connect with staff phone/email contacts.
Activities NOT meeting this week:
Hour of Encouragement
Our Weekday Preschool Program is now open. Contact the office at 864.699.4219
We are offering both in person and online counseling. You will find more details here www.fbs.org/newday. If you have any questions feel free to call our office at 864.699.4290 for more information.
The Bridge is open Monday-Thursday. Our food pantry is available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 am to 12 noon. Our clothing closet is open on Monday - Thursday from 9am-12pm. For Financial Assistance please visit our website to watch an informational video for the application. We accept clothing donations including shoes, belts, purses, and coats at the bridge Monday - Thursday from 8am-6pm at the main entrance.
We are meeting on campus but observing extra cleaning protocols in order to make sure the facility is is clean and safe for you and your family. We are strongly encouraging masks and social distancing throughout the campus. We observe these precautions for those most vulneable among out church family, but we are Back to Life! Come Join us!
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THIS WEEK'S NOTES
First Baptist Church, Spartanburg
June 20, 2021
Donald J. Wilton
THE HEART OF A FATHER
I Kings 2: 1-4
WHAT THIS FATHER UNDERSTOOD: (why Dad is worth listening to)
1. Family (I Samuel 17:12)(youngest of 8)
2. Work (I Samuel 17: 15) (sheep)
3. Presence (I Sam. 16: 13 – So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came on David in power!”)
4. Power (I Samuel 17)
5. Opposition (I Samuel 19)
6. Friendship (I Samuel 20)
7. Mercy (I Samuel 26)
8. Authority (2 Samuel 2)
9. Prayer (2 Samuel 7)
10. Sin (2 Samuel 11)
11. Repentance (Psalm 53)
12. Praise (2 Samuel 22) (I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations, I will sing praises to your name)
13. Friends (2 Samuel 23:8ff) – Mighty men)
14. Worship (2 Samuel 24:18 – Then the Lord answered prayer in behalf of the land, and the plague on Israel was stopped)
WHAT THIS FATHER SAID:
1. Stand strong (2) (be strong)
2. Man up
3. Take note (3a)
4. Walk straight
5. Hold fast (keep His laws)
Our Heavenly Father:
1. Will deliver
2. Will prosper
The Heart of a Father
1 Kings 2:1-4
Dr. Don Wilton
From one father’s heart to another, Dr. Wilton shares a very special word to fathers on this special Father’s Day. Of course, these words apply to sons, daughters, wives and siblings as well. What would your last words be to your family if you knew they would be the last?
Consider the words of David in the last season of his life and his words to his son Solomon. Based on David’s life, we find that the responsibility and heart of a father revolve around factors such as family, work, presence and power of the Holy Spirit, friendship as well as prayer, praise and worship.
Listen to the message as Dr. Wilton shares what David as a father said to his son. Perhaps you would like to share these words of hope with other fathers since the words of David are as relevant today as years ago. God’s requirements for fathers are the same – hold fast to God’s Word, stand strong and walk straight. Then God will prosper and protect you wherever you go and whatever you do. What a powerful promise to a father!
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