Thanksgiving

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    Fairview met this Tuesday night for our annual Thanksgiving service. It's such a blessing to hear testimonies from our congregation and their story of salvation. As you gather with family and friends this Thanksgiving day, do you have a story to tell? Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time to think about all the things the Lord has provided. But lets not just be thankful on Thanksgiving Day. Lets always be         thankful, for all things in the name of the Lord!

Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Ephesians 5:20

Eternal Epitaph

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   Fairview welcomed Scott Pauley to lead our worship services today and what a joy was to have this evangelist. It's always exciting to see what God has in store for the day. 

    Have you ever thought about how you will be remembered when you're gone? We must choose not at the end, but today. What will your children, family and friends say about you? The only thing that matters is what God has to say about you. Are we walking by sight or by faith? Salvation is where it beings but we must have a life lived by faith. Stop putting off what God is telling you to do today. Learn to listen to the Holy Spirit, live by HIs word today and keep a tender heart. What will God's eternal epitaph say about you? 

"But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin." Hebrews 3:13

Born Again

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     What a glorious morning to gather and worship the Lord. A number of special guests met with Fairview Baptist Church for the groundbreaking for the new facilities of Fairview Christian Academy. We look forward to the next several months as the building process beings. 

     This morning we were also asked the greatest question  we'll ever be asked. "Are you born again?" We can't see a person's salvation but when Christ comes in to a person's heart there comes change. Being born again isn't a physical thing but spiritual. The wages of sin is death, but it would take us an eternity to pay it back. Jesus died on the cross of Calvary to pay this debit so we may be born again. Salvation is simple. Have you been born again? 

"Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3

A Place Called Heaven

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     There is no sweeter place or cure for a troubled heart than to hear about Heaven. Last week Pastor preached on hell and how so many will die and go to a Christ-less eternity. But let's turn the page and talk about Heaven. We understand that the preparation for our eternal destination begins here on earth. Salvation is set when we accept Jesus Christ as our personal savior. But we also want the relationship and communion with the Savior. There are not a dozen ways to Heaven, only one.  Heaven is certainly a real place and people go to Heaven because they have Jesus Christ in their lives and hearts as personal savior. So where does that put the rest of the world who believe there is any other way to Heaven than by Christ? 

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6

A Place Called Hell

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     The month of October, Fairview has been focused on spreading the gospel to the world. Each day there are millions who never hear the gospel truth of Jesus Christ. Each day there are millions who die. Some with spend eternity in heaven while so many others will spend eternity in hell. Hell is certainly not a popular subject, but hell is a literal place. Whatever heaven is, hell is the complete opposite. A place of agony and fire.  An awful place and disbelief in hell doesn't put out its fires. Hell is a horrendous thing to talk about and too terrible for words to describe. But hell is real. Nobody goes to hell who doesn't belong there. But there is always hope in Jesus Christ. Jesus said "come to me". Are we doing enough to get the gospel of Jesus to others? Everybody has eternal life and an eternal destination. Where will you be? 

"Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:" Luke 16:27

 

Last Day of Missions Conference

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    Fairview wrapped up our 2017 missions conference tonight. Each night learning about the families, getting to know them and seeing how excited they are to get out and do God's work has truly been a blessing. Please continually pray for these and all missionaries as they spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

 

 

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33

International Supper

    Fairview Baptist Church gathered with our four missionary families for fellowship and taste of foods from around the world.  It was such a blessing to hear the wives take on going out to the mission field. There can be fears, but God is so ready to bless. There is always comfort in the Lord. 

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)

    Join us tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. for the last service of our missions conference.

Testimonies

    We continued our missions conference this evening with testimonies and music from our missionary families. What a blessing it is to meet with these families that are dedicated to serving the Lord. Please pray for these missionaries.

    We still have 3 more days of conference services. Don't miss this out on this opportunity!!

Monday : 7:00 p.m. - Fairview Baptist Church

Tuesday : 6:30 p.m. - American Bedding Warehouse (International Supper)

Wednesday : 7:00 p.m. - Fairview Baptist Church

2017 Missions Conference

2017 Conference Missionaries

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     This Sunday morning Fairview Baptist Church beings our annual mission's conference. We will have the opportunity to hear from four different families and how they are getting ready to serve God in different countries around the world. It's definitely an experience you don't want to miss! 

     When God looks at the world, he is looking at who He can use. God can use anyone and He certainly wants to use us all. Our lives are for God and He made us to show His wonderful works. We all have the ability to honor, live and serve God and fulfill His purpose. God can do something with us all, so lets obey, believe and tell others! Give yourself to His call and purpose! 

"Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him." John 9:3

The 8th Parable

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     Fairview Baptist Church is gearing up for our annual Missions's Conference October 22-25. We are looking forward to hearing from those who are serving the Lord and spreading the gospel around the world. As Christians, we have the responsibility of telling all those around us the truth of the gospel of Christ. Jesus gave us the parables to tell earthly stories with a heavenly meaning, so that we may understand His truths. While Satan is trying to destroy us, our families, our church and everything that stands with the word of God, we must respond! We are all responsible for the truth God has given. We must recognize the treaures God has placed in our hearts. Soon, the day of gathering will be over so we must use the truths God has given us. 

"Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old." Matt 13:52

Ask For Wisdom

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     We've only one life to live and what we can do with that life can be paramount. When we come to the end, we don't want to wish things had been a bit different. God has given us all so much, but the things we hold in our hands aren't really ours at all. We must have the wisdom to know what to do with God's things. God is wise in all He has ever done and He wants us to also be wise. Wisdom is seeing life from God's perspective and obeying God's word. Wisdom starts with Christ. He is wisdom to us and to be more like Christ, we must take God's word and apply it in our lives. 

"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." James 1:5

     

Turning Your Problems into Praise

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     It's the first day of October and we begin with a new theme. We're talking about building and expanding our worldwide missions. We encourage every one to reach out to their neighbors and others to spread the gospel. October 22nd begins our annual missions conference and we looking forward to that special time!

      As we go thru life, we need to think about our attitudes and the things we are saying and doing. We need to get things back in line and the way we look at things. Sometimes because of our clouded judgments, we begin to get a negative attitude, and God wants us to change that! 

     Life is full of problems. We are either going in, going through or coming out of a problem. It's just the truth of life. What is it that will bring us out of our problems and thank God for what He is doing in our lives?  Anyone may be in a severe situation where they are overwhelmed, desperate and hopeless.  But when we just don't know what to do and every one has turned their back against us,  we must turn ourselves to God! There is no one in your life that will solve your problems except God. We must turn our problems into prayer. God is love and no matter the difficulty, God doesn't change. The best time to take our problems to the Lord is anytime and lay our burdens at His feet. When God is all we have, God is all we need. 

"But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation." Psalm 69:13

Pursuing Godliness

    Today Fairview Baptist Church honors Pastor Scallions and Miss Paulette for their 44 years of  faithfulness to the Lord and Fairview Baptist Church. We are thankful for these years of service and dedication to doing God's work. 

    We were also blessed with a message from Dr. Charles Walker on pursuing Godliness. We can take a Godly approach to everything in life. The gift of salvation and eternal life isn't something we have to work for. But, to have a heart and mind like God, we must work on our prayer life and Bible studies. If we want to know the mind of God, we must give time to it and grow in the Lord. God wants us to know all we can about Him, so lets exercise our Godliness.

"But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come." (1 Timothy 4:7-8)

 

Building The Walls

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    Over the month of August we were so blessed with all the guest speakers and guests visiting Fairview Baptist Church. Different preachers have different ways of getting the message out, but the message is always the same! We give God the praise and glory for the lives that were changed. We are also glad to be back to regular Sunday school services as well as Children's Church and Children's Sunday school. 

    For the 44th time, Pastor Scallions spoke of building the walls. God has done so much wonderful work over this time. The greatest lesson any individual has to learn in life is walking daily with the will of God. Life is made up of individual steps and each step can be altered by the Lord. We all have opportunities in the little things and life is a combination of a mass of these little things. Once we lay brick upon brick, we can look back and see the walls that have been built and are still being built. 

   There is still a need for Godly people, Godly churches and missions. Around the world, Satan wants to destroy the things we hold dear.  Prayer is also something each of us must consider in our own lives. Sin in the lives and heart's of God's people can put a stop to the building of the walls. The problem with a lot of us, we've become so comfortable, we don't want anything to shake us from our nests. But our own matter of Christ has to be done personally. The tasks that God has for us must be a personal tasks. Where God guides, He always provides. God will meet the need and work in each situation.

    There is a time in a leaders life when we pass that leadership to others. It's a combined effort and everyone has a part. We all have a responsibility to give the gospel to the world. Some don't want their lives disrupted to put the work forth for God. But it doesn't happen on it's own, it takes a group effort.  We shouldn't get caught up in things of this world that won't matter, but the work towards eternity.  Opposition will come, but the Christian life is building and battling. It doesn't matter if it's a family or a home, all the forces of Satan will come against us. But when we are doing the work of Christ, we are doing some of the greatest work in the world.  Don't look for excuses to get out of the work for God, just do the work of God. Let's stay at the tasks and build the walls.  

"Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king's words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work."  Nehemiah 2:18

 

 

Teen Night

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    Tonight at Fairview, we were blessed to hear testimonies from a few of our teens, as well as a message from guest speaker, Pastor Stacy Dassow. Whether it be of salvation or what God is doing in their lives, it's so wonderful to watch our youth learn and grow in their faith! 

"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:" Mathew 28:19

Re-Digging Wells

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    Pastor Kerley of Cornerstone Baptist Church ended Heritage Month at Fairview. It's has been a blessed month listening to four different messages, from four different Pastors, all about the same God and gospel truth. 

    We all must learn to Trust God on our own. It has to be on our own, to work out salvation and faith, and it has to be real in our lives. We get to the point where we must start to re-dig the wells, the same as Issac. If we re-dig the wells of faith, the Bible, prayer, service and separation the same God that blessed Issac will certainly bless us! 

"And the Lord appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake." Genesis 26:24

Are you Drinking of Bethlehem's Water?

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    It's been a wonderful blessing hearing the same gospel of the Bible from four different men who have dedicated their lives to serving the Lord. Fairview is wrapping up heritage month this week with Pastor Michael Kerley. Pastor Kerley founded Cornerstone Baptist Church in Crossville, TN in 1988. The church ministries include a Bible institute, bus ministry, youth program and a Bible workshop that binds, packs and ships Bibles, Cornerstone also supports approximately 70 missionaries. 

    The message of David in II Samuel tells us that we must not be discouraged, God is still in control. When the mighty men brought David the water, he didn't drink the water, but poured it out as a sacrifice to the Lord, David realized the sacrifice and what it cost to get it. Today, our freedoms, faith and future are easy to drink. But, are we pouring the water back out to the next generation? 

"And he said, Be it far from me, O Lord, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it." II Samuel 23:17

God Changes Lives

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    This evening's service from Pastor Austin Gardner was such a blessing.  How wonderful it is to hear stories of just how God is working all over the world and in the lives of Christians. But how many people are there in the world who have never heard the truth about God? Who don't know who Jesus Christ is and the price He paid for our sins? Our sovereign God is the God of heaven. God changes lives not only at home, but all over the world. So lets use this week as an opportunity to spread the gospel! 

"Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame." I Corinthians 15:34

We finish up Heritage Month next Sunday, August 27, at Fairview with Pastor Mike Kerley of Cornerstone Baptist Church

The Love of Jesus

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    It's the third week of Heritage month at Fairview Baptist Church. This morning we welcome Austin Gardner, the founding pastor of Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. Pastor Gardner is also a veteran missionary to the country of Peru, South America for over 20 years. The Lord blessed his ministry and allowed him to train pastors and leaders in the ministry that have started 80 plus churches all over the world. He has started multiple schools for ministry including the Peru Bible College and the Our Generation Training Center. 

    We were so blessed with a pastor who is serving the Lord by training missionary families. The whole world deserves to know God's love, that Jesus saved us and to go to heaven. To the world, the idea of God is someone who is angry and hard to please. But the truth is, God cares and loves us and wants the world to be saved. God loves the whole world and sent His son, Jesus Christ to pay the sin debt of every man, woman, boy and girl. He is so good, but the world doesn't know about it. How can we do more to get the gospel to a world that needs Jesus? 

"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:" Mathew 28:19

Obedience

    Pastor Chuck Herrell continued the evening service with a message of obedience. When God calls us to do something, be obedient to His will. Just because we are in the world doesn't mean we are to be of the world. We are to be different. Our time here is so short so let's not waste a minute that we could be serving and honoring Him! 

Join us next week, August 20th, as we welcome Dr. Austin Gardner of Vision Baptist Church.

"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." Romans 12:2