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We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth

 
First Baptist Church is a place where the doors are always open, where you will encounter spiritual truths and wrestle with questions in a safe and welcoming community. Come join in what is happening at First Baptist Church!
 
 
 
 
 

 Student Ministry

 
Crossfire Youth exists to help our young people grow in their relationships with Christ and to give them the tools they will need to reach their highest potential for Christ. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Life Groups

 
FBC Murphy has a wide variety of Life Groups to fit everyone’s needs. The Life Groups meet on Sunday mornings at 9am.
 
 
 
 
 

 Worship

 

The worship service begins at 10am and ends at approximately 11:15am. It is a unique time for sharing which provides for a greater sense of family and belonging.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Upcoming Events
 
 

Volunteers

Needed

 
 Weekly
 
Murphysboro Food Pantry

Intervarsity

Dinners

 
 Last Friday of each month
 
SIUC

Wednesday Night Activities

 
 Every Wednesday starting @3:30pm
 
 First Baptist Church of Murphysboro
 
 
 
 
 
From The Pastor
 

May 1st, 2017

 

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” -John 3:16-17
 
As a young child I remember singing “Jesus loves me this I know.” This song has always been with me throughout my life. Throughout my life I have been blessed by His love toward me through tough times and good times.
Recently, our church gave us the privilege of visiting the Holy Land. While we were there, we visited several places Jesus travelled, met with people, did miracles, ultimately was crucified and arose to sit at the right hand of God. During the visit, I really understood my childhood song “Jesus Loves Me.”
Jesus left everything to come to earth. Not only that, the land He came to was not anything like the beautiful hills and mountains of our country or the never ending streams and landscapes either. It is a place which is dry and drab. There were no roads or conveniences but falling rocks and occasional rainfall. We did not see the acres and acres of trees and flowering bushes we see here. The guide shared that they didn’t receive sufficient rainfall on a regular basis to grow enough crops to feed their people. Everything had to be imported. I can go on and on but Jesus did come because He loved me. He came to a family where they did not have much. He wanted to identify with people like me. He had to work as a carpenter’s helper. He understood day to day living. Jesus interacted with people who were fisherman, the unwanted lepers, blind and crippled, also with people who were in authority, rich and well to do. He understood life in many aspects. He was with the people at weddings, at funerals, at the synagogs. He also served at the campfires and sat with people of means. Jesus understood despair, needs, suffering, shame and not being wanted and being abused. Why? Because “Jesus loves me.” The visit to Israel made me realize to what lengths Jesus went to get me back to Him and tremendous sacrifices He made, accepted humiliation and pain for me. So don’t let me take it for granted–all the blessings I receive each and every day.
I must also recognize His dedication to spending time with His father, being obedient to His father, following through the commitment He made to die on the cross at calvary. Why? Because “Jesus loves me.”
As a visitor to Israel, I realized fully why the disciples were so dedicated, even to die for Him. Others like Paul, Timothy, Jude and Barnabas were willing to spread the gospel wherever they traveled and paid the price.
My hope is let me not call myself a Christian to have a comfortable life, a blessed life and forget what Jesus did for me. The least I could do is to follow His footsteps of servant hood, obedience and commitment to proclaim His message through my life.
 
Lead Me to Calvary
“King of my life, I crown Thee now Thine shall the glory be lest I forget Thy thorn-crowned brow Lead me to calvary. Lest I forget Gethsemane, lest I forget Thine agony, lest I forget Thy love for me, lead me to calvary. May I be willing, Lord, to bear daily my cross for Thee even Thy cup of grief to share Thou hast borne all for me. Lest I forget Gethsemane, lest I forget Thine agony, lest I forget Thy love for me lead me to calvary.” Now I know fully how much “Jesus loves me.”
 
In Christ’s steps,
Shaker

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Sermons
 
 

Sep 4, 2016
God Knows
Psalm 139:1-6
WatchNotesDownloadDateTitle
  • Sep 4, 2016God Knows
    Sep 4, 2016
    God Knows
    Psalm 139:1-6
  • Aug 28, 2016Who is God?
    Aug 28, 2016
    Who is God?
    Isaiah 40:18-28
  • Aug 14, 2016Strategic Action Presentation
    Aug 14, 2016
    Strategic Action Presentation
    "8-14-16". Released: 2016.
  • Jul 17, 2016What’s God Saying to You
    Jul 17, 2016
    What’s God Saying to You
    "7-17-16". Released: 2016.
  • Jul 10, 2016Our Message
    Jul 10, 2016
    Our Message
    "7-10-16". Released: 2016.
 
Visit Us
 
Sunday
 
8:15am – Fellowship with Coffee and Donuts
9:00am – Life Groups
9:00am – FBC Kids Worship
10:00am – Worship Service
 
 
 
 
Wednesday
 
3:30pm – FBC Kids Club
3:30pm – Crossfire Youth Group
5:00pm – Family Dinner
6:00pm – Bible Study with the Pastor