I would like to dedicate the month of February to prayer for the upcoming Spring Revival. Revival is a fresh awakening and new beginning. Revival is a return to the Lord in every area of life. Revival is reconciliation and restitution. Evangelist Don Graham will be the revival preacher March 4-7.

Steps Toward Revival

  1. Resist conviction no longer.  Rev. 3:19. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. 
  2. Refuse substitutes for genuine sorrow. Heb. 12:17. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
  3. Return to first love. Jer. 3:14. Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion.
  4. Remove idols of the heart. 1 Sam. 7:3. And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the LORD with all your hearts, [then] put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.
  5. Renew obedient service to God. Rev. 2:5. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
  6. Restore broken relationships. Mal. 4:6. And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
  7. Receive grace and forgiveness from God. Hos. 6:1. Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.

I look forward to a great day on Sunday!

Bro. Paul

Here’s a daily look for your times of prayer:

1st Day: Sunday
Travel to Jalapa
Church service at night

2nd Day: Monday
Share Christ and give out invitations
Clinic work and Eyeglasses
Christmas party at the Los Pinos church

3rd Day: Tuesday
Distribution at the Jalapa dump
Youth conference at night

4th Day: Wednesday
Share Christ and give out invitations
Clinic work and Eyeglasses
Christmas party at the Los Laureles church

5th Day: Thursday
Share Christ and give out invitations
Christmas party at the Los Terrero church
Clinic work and Eyeglasses
Christmas concert/play-drama at night

6th Day: Friday
Travel back to Guatemala City, Miami,
Birmingham, and home

Bro. Paul

As you know, the three-year commitments to the most recent building fund campaign will come to a close on February 1, 2018.

The members of First Baptist Winfield sacrificed in the past to construct this facility, and it stands today as a testament of God’s blessings
on the previous campaign efforts. If you took part in the previous campaigns – THANK YOU!

Please prayerfully continue to support the final push – “FINISH THE RACE.”

In 2018 the church will begin the last four years on the debt repayment schedule. Will you make a commitment this year to support the
needs for 2018?

Compare this to four laps on a track:

Lap 1: January to December 2018
Lap 2: January to December 2019
Lap 3: January to December 2020
Lap 4: (Victory lap): January to December 2021

Victory is near!

Let’s finish the race strong. Why commit? A commitment to this campaign will help the church anticipate the level of giving to the budget and building fund this year. NO SPECIFIC PLEDGE AMOUNT
IS ASKED. Simply, will you commit to support your church needs next year. It expresses gratitude to God for what the church means.

The Commitment Card.

The commitment card will come to your home in the mail and can be returned on COMMITMENT DAY, NOVEMBER 19. The card can be returned

  1. Through Sunday School;
  2. The offering plate in the service;
  3. Box in Fellowship Mall;
  4. By mail;
  5. In person to the church office.

Thank you for what you will do!

Paul T. Murphy, Pastor

Please come and explore the Old Testament with us on Wednesday Nights this fall. The study is entitled Step by Step Through the Old Testament.

Promotion Day in Sunday School on August 27 will be a great day to gather at 9:00 a.m. Our wonderful teachers are inviting and planning on a full house. This will be a good day to start back to SS or begin for the first time Inviting people one by one is how Jesus did the work of evangelism.

Rick Warren related the experience of hearing his dying father tell the passion of his heart to reach one more. Warren recounted, “The Thursday night before he died, Alyssa, my niece, and Kay and I were in that room by his bedside. All of a sudden my dad got very agitated, and he tried to get up and he tried to get out of bed. And Kay said, ‘Jimmy you’ve got to lay back down. You're sick; you're dying.’ He kept trying to get out of bed, very agitated,
trying to get out. And finally Kay said, ‘Jimmy, what are you trying to do? What do you want?’ He said, ‘I've got to save one more for Jesus. Got to save one more for Jesus. Got to save one more for Jesus.’ He said that probably a hundred times in the next hour. ‘Save one more for Jesus. Save one more for Jesus.’ That is a man on a mission.”

—Bro. Paul

Thank you so much for those who have made this summer special. The children’s ministry has provided many fun and fellowship opportunities for the kids. The VBS was one of the best, and this week has seen high numbers of children in backyard Bible clubs. ThanksThank you so much for those who have made this summer special. The children’s ministry has provided many fun and fellowship opportunities for the kids. The VBS was one of the best, and this week has seen high numbers of children in backyard Bible clubs. Thanksvolunteers. The students had a great number at camp and fellowship activities through thesummer.

Many participated in the associational and Acteens mission trips. The collegestudents volunteered service to help with weekly food boxes, enjoyed Bible study and a good fellowship trip. We have had some great times in worship, music, and Word.

Now, let’s labor together for a great fall. The Sunday School training and Promotion Daypreparation will be a must for a dynamic fall of outreach. Thank you to those who willwillingly serve this next church year. Pray and participate in our deacon selectionprocess this Sunday.

Please remember in prayer and support the Vinings at the end of this month as they go on mission in Africa. They will share Christ with a needy people and land.

I look forward to seeing each one each Sunday!

--Bro. Paul

God is blessing us richly this summer. Thank you for providing so many opportunities for people to come to Christ.God is blessing us richly this summer. Thank you for providing so many opportunities for people to come to Christ.
At the end of July, please be a part of MISSION VBS -- JULY 31 - AUGUST 2, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. HELP US REACH OUR OWN COMMUNITY FOR CHRIST!

We are taking a mission trip over the Christmas holidays. There is an opportunity for you to help with the trip.FOR THE KIDS BBQ AND CONCERT FOR GUATEMALA
Sunday, July 23 Starting @ 11:45 a.m., Activities Building, Winfield First Baptist Church $12.00 Donation for a Ticket; $10.00 Twelve Years and Younger

Purchase in the Fellowship Mall or Church Office

Music by the Gospel Bluegrass Band, Family and Children’s Carnival Games, Watermelon, Homemade Desserts and More!

Thank you to all those making the TV broadcast possible. I hear so many out in the town saying thanks for this service.

Why do people suffer? That will be the subject this Sunday night. I look forward to seeing you then this Lord’s Day.

—Bro. Paul

Thank you so much for your efforts in Vacation Bible School! What a blessing to see so many lives touched with the Gospel.

You were up before dawn and started your day.

You sped off to work as is always the way.

But this week is different, there's no time for errands run.

The chores at home will have to wait or just go undone.

The laundry piles up and so does the dust.

Things that are usually important, this week just aren't a must.

It's because this week is VBS!
(Terri Bordeaux)

Please be in prayer for the Youth as they participate in Youth Camp. Pray that many meaningful decisions will be made. On Sunday afternoon, July 23, there will be a special lunch and concert for Guatemala. We plan to take a group this December to do ministry during the Christmas season. This effort will help many children the rest of this year. Please get your reservation tickets starting this Sunday.

Don’t miss the Sunday evening series this summer – Topics Too Hot to Touch. I look forward to a great day on Sunday!

Bro. Paul