Please come and join us for our first Gospel Family Night!

Gospel Family Nights

Red Bud first baptist Church

Come and enjoy a Chili meal and hear all about what is coming up this Fall!

Chili & Chill Family Night

Fall 2014 Kickoff

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Events and Activities for the whole family beginning Fall 2014!

Red Bud first baptist Church

1445 W Market St, Red Bud, IL 62278

In the Multi-Purpose Center

Secret Church Simulcast

SIMULCAST with David Platt (author of Radical)
Good Friday -  April 18, 20146:00 pm to 12:00am (6 hours)
First Baptist Church, Red Bud, 1445 W. Market St., Red Bud, IL

 The event is called Secret Church, in honor of our persecuted brother and sisters around the world who gather to worship in secret, often for many hours at a time.

TOPIC:  The Cross and Everyday Life
From the moment we wake up in the morning to the moment we lie down to sleep at night, how does the death of Christ on the cross transform every single detail of our day? How does the cross compel daily disciplines like prayer and Bible reading or a regular routine of fasting and worship? How does the cross change the way we view our jobs and vocations throughout the day as well as the way we rest and relax at the end of the day? What, if any, unique effect does the cross have on the ways we spend our time, set our priorities, make our decisions, and love our neighbors? How does the cross change the way we view food and exercise, sports and entertainment in this world? The Bible says, “Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31). So how do we do that? And how does the cross of Christ inevitably enable us to do that? During this Secret Church, as we explore the implications of the death of Christ for our daily lives, we will discover the exhilarating joy that is found in following Jesus to the glory of God on a moment-by-moment, day-by-day basis.

There is no cost for this event.  There will be three 15 minute breaks throughout the evening.  Please bring snacks to share.  Beverages will be provided.  We’ll set these up in the Coffee Nook.  Simulcast will be viewed in the sanctuary.

To insure a Study Guide
(per couple) you must be signed up by Thur, Apr 3.
  Those signing up after that are encouraged to attend but there’s a chance they may not receive a Study Guide.   You may sign up by calling the church during office hours
(282-3562) Office Hours: M-T-Th 9a-1p and Wed 9a-4p

A Note to Parents: Childcare will not be provided but you are welcome to bring your children.  (Children get registered only if they will be participating in the event.)

If You Love Me

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35, ESV)

Several months ago, Todd pointed out a song to me that has been percolating in my head ever since. Derek Webb sings about what it means to follow Christ with the brothers and sisters with whom God has called us to walk. The chorus is printed below.

I haven’t come for only you

But for My people to pursue

You cannot care for Me with no regard for her

If you love Me you will love the church

I pray that as these truths are repeated again and again, they would one day become part of who we are. That through covenanting together and reminding each other of the promises that we have made, we will see that there can be no disconnect between loving Jesus and loving his bride. If we love Him, we will love the church.

I’m looking forward to worshiping together, to renewing our promises to each other, and to eating turkey together.

Blessings,

Ben

Eating Together

I love Taco Tuesday. As busy as the week gets at our house, we try diligently to have a family meal together every Tuesday. I ask each of our kids and Laura what their favorite and least favorite part of the day was. We communicate with each other and hear how the week is going. That time is precious to check the heartbeat of our family and to build better community among six people with increasingly crazy schedules. Family dinners are very important.

Eating together build unity in the body of Christ as well. Throughout the New Testament a high priority is placed on believers building community by eating together. As a matter of fact when Jesus desired to build a reminder of his work into the life of the church, He chose a together meal as the best way to demonstrate the work he has done in our lives. Family dinners are very important.

If I had my druthers we would eat together like this every week. We come from struggles, victories, trials, and triumphs, but we don’t always know where each other are coming from. What better time to find out then at a together meal? Come share in this meal with us. The meal of the bread and cup, that is expanded upon by turkey and dressing, with potatoes. Let us give thanks together, and give thanks that God has brought us together. Sunday Family Dinner, All invited.

HAVE YOU, ARE YOU, WILL YOU?