Sermon Notes

What is Church? Sharing Christ

Ephesians 6:19-20

The church is to Gather Worshipers, Grow Disciples, Serve Others, and Share Christ.

19 Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

Paul asks for prayer for himself, that he will “make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel.” He is asking for prayer that he would have opportunities to proclaim the gospel and the boldness to make it plain. Every Christian is in the ministry, but missionaries, pastors, and other Christian leaders are especially targets for the enemy. If Satan can bring down a leader, he scores big time!

When you read through the Book of Acts, you don’t get the impression that Paul was lacking in boldness. In fact, he was in prison, because he had boldly proclaimed the gospel to a mob that had attempted to kill him.

Paul was not a strong, naturally gifted communicator. The Corinthians had said of him, “His letters are weighty and strong, but his personal presence is unimpressive and his speech is contemptible”. He says that he was with them “in weakness and in fear and in much trembling.”  He knew that he was inadequate in himself, so he needed prayer for boldness.

Pray for each other to be fearless and uncompromising when it comes to sharing the gospel. Pray for me! Spurgeon was once asked the secret of his great success. He simply replied, “My people pray for me.”

It’s amazing that Paul did not ask for prayer that he would be released from prison, or for prayer for his health needs. Rather, he asked for prayer that he would proclaim the gospel boldly and not miss any opportunities.

The angel not only delivers the apostles from prison in the new church in Acts but also encourages them by giving a fresh commission. “Go stand in the temple courts.”  In instances of threat and danger in Acts, the key word from God concerns boldness in sharing Christ.

They are accused of disobeying the orders to stop teaching, and of making the Jewish hierarchy guilty of this man’s blood. They are willing to die rather than disobey the Lord.

When the apostles are rearrested and asked to explain their actions, they use the opportunity to proclaim the message, not try to secure a release.

Never stop sharing the good news that is Jesus Christ.

41 The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.  42 Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ. Acts 5:41-42.

We have a message so important that it simply must be shared to all who live on earth. God’s salvation in Christ is the answer of the Creator of the world to its basic problems. We know the amazing mystery of the gospel. If it is that urgent, then every human being should be told this good news.

We must always look at life with evangelistic eyes and be incessantly involved in evangelism. The commission of the church is to share the gospel message of Jesus Christ.

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Our History

First Baptist Church Bloomfield is located in the heart of San Juan County and of the Four Corners area of New Mexico. FBC Bloomfield was organized in 1952 and exists to reach people with the good news of Jesus Christ throughout all of San Juan County.

Our Theology

We are a conservative church cooperating with the Southern Baptist Convention and all its entities. Our core beliefs are summarized in the 2000 Edition of the “Baptist Faith and Message”.

imnew2Our Campus

FBC Bloomfield, located at the intersection of US Hwy 550 and US Hwy 64 in Bloomfield, New Mexico consists of seven buildings located on a campus of approximately five acres.

Sundays at FBC Bloomfield

Here's some insight on what happens at FBC Bloomfield on an average Sunday: We have two different services to choose from, one is contemporary and the other is more classic. No matter which service you attend, you'll hear the same relevant biblical message. We believe that true worship connects our hearts to God and that God's Word is powerful and effective in changing hearts and lives.

Sundays begin with our 8:15am Worship Service. Bible Study is available for all ages at 9:30am. The second service then begins at 10:45am.

imnew1During the week at FBC Bloomfield

There are many activities throughout the week at FBC Bloomfield.  On Wednesday evenings there are topical studies and Bible studies for adults and youth, TeamKID for children and missions classes for preschoolers all at 6:30pm. Click this link to see regular Weekly Events.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few frequently asked questions concerning our church. If you don't find your question here, feel free to contact us at any time.

Where are you located?

FBC Bloomfield, located at the intersection of US Hwy 550 and US Hwy 64 in Bloomfield, New Mexico. For service times and locations, click here.

How should I dress to fit in?

At FBC Bloomfield, for the most part casual clothing is the "norm." Come as you are!

What about my kids?

Your kids are sure to love our children’s ministry! We offer childcare during the worship service from birth through age 4. If you would prefer to have your children with you in service, we welcome that as well. An outstanding team of background-checked adult leaders will be ready to greet you and guide you to where your child's class meets. Click these links to find out more about Ministries at FBC Bloomfield for Children or Youth.

imnew3What is your worship service like?

FBC Bloomfield worship services are designed to be powerful and meaningful to your everyday life. We seek to provide relevant, biblical teaching and a music style that will encourage and challenge you in your spiritual journey. Click this link to listen to some of the Sermons.

Will I be asked to give money?

No. Giving is an act of worship for believers. You are welcome to give an offering but are not expected to.

Do I have to be a member to attend? 

No, we welcome everyone to our worship services. We want to make sure that everyone has a relevant and meaningful worship experience with us regardless of whether or not they are a member.

How do I become a member?

To become a member, the first step is to have a relationship with God.  Click here to find out How To Know God.  The next step would be to make your relationship public through baptism by immersion in one of our worship services. If you are already a Christian coming from a church with similar beliefs you can join by transferring your membership or by your statement of faith in Jesus Christ. We ask that everyone who joins attend our membership class.

imnew4What denomination is the church? 

FBC Bloomfield is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention but operates independently of any denominational control. By partnering with Southern Baptists for missions and other world-wide ministry efforts, we are able to not just impact our community but the entire world.

 

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