The intention of this page is to provide information about the events, services, and people of the First Baptist Church Enoree, SC for all who may be interested. Most importantly we hope to reach out to you with the good news of Jesus Christ. As a church our mission is to be “Reaching Out to Build a Family of Faith”. We hope that you will check back with us in future days as this page is always undergoing changes! God Bless You!
Halloween is around the corner! We will be doing our Trunk-or-Treat October 31st from 5:30-7:30pm!!
Homecoming is October 11th!! Kevin Sontag, former member and current youth director at Glendale Baptist Church In Spartanburg will be our special speaker! Cheryl Parris, former music director at FBC Enoree and current minister of music at Bellview Baptist Church in Laurens will be our guest music director for the day. Following dinner we will be our dedication service of our new outdoor shed and playground with special music!! Come and bring your lawn chair!!
At the Clothing Giveaway last weekend, I had the opportunity to share the gospel with those families who came through our doors. As a part of my presentation I mentioned the $150,000 pearl Oscar dress of Lupita Nyong’o. The beautiful and precious gown apparently went missing from the actress’s hotel room. Imagine if you were the actress or the designer. After hearing of its theft, what words or phrases would have come from your mouth? Would any of them have been pleasing to Christ? A few days later the thieves reported that they had some pearls appraised. They were proven fakes. If you were the actress, designer, or reporter would your reaction to these accusations have been any better?
In truth, the most precious thing we have, we treat more carelessly than money, clothes, or time. While we may get upset if someone tells us that we have lost this precious thing, we would be more honest if we simply confessed that we should have cared more. This precious thing is our relationship with Jesus Christ. We toss Christ aside, or ignore him. We fume over someone questioning our faith, but prove our relationship is broken by treating others in ways that would embarrass Jesus. Further, our attitudes and actions lead others to believe our relationship with Jesus is nothing more than a fake.
The good news is that your relationship with Christ does not have to remain this way! 1 John 1:9 reminds us that whenever we sin, if we confess the sin Christ will cleanse and forgive us. We will have a restored relationship with him simply by admitting our wrong and asking for his forgiveness. Is this how you respond to sin in your life? Maybe you need to talk to Christ right now.
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Most of us probably were not prepared for the cold weather the past two weeks the way that we should have been. A few people were ready and did not have any problems or worries as the cold weather approached. Others of us probably spent the better part of several days in the past few weeks trying to make plans as quickly as possible to prepare ourselves. Some simply did nothing and probably were hit the hardest with the weather.
Could the weather be a kind of parable for our day? Perhaps Jesus would explain the parable like this. Judgment Day is coming for every one of us. None of us are as prepared as we should be. A relative few recognized and trusted those who called them to prepare for the coming day. Some realized their negligence late and sought to prepare any way they could. There are also those who do nothing to prepare and simply face the judgment of the Lord. This sort of parable about being prepared exists throughout the gospels, most especially in Matthew 24-25. The lesson for us is to be ready no matter what time the Lord might return by repenting of our sin and placing our faith in Him!
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