Sunday, September 15, 2019 Retired Pastor Jimmy Meeks will be speaking “The Heart of the Father"".

JIMMY MEEKS

JIMMY MEEKS

       Jimmy Meeks has been a Southern Baptist minister since 1973. He is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University. Jimmy served as a police Officer from 1980 through December of 2015 (Shawnee, OK and Hurst, TX). 

      During his time on the force, he combined police work with ministry, reaching out to police officers across the   country with the gospel. He also served as pastor from 1993-2005 in the Ft Worth area. 

       Jimmy is currently the leader of Sheepdog Seminars, a  ministry that helps churches create safe atmospheres in which to worship. He has conducted such seminars in over 35 states. 

       In 1977 Jimmy served with Southern Baptist Home    Mission Board, preaching revivals across the northwest. His immediate supervisor was Dr Dan Nelson. 

       Jimmy and his wife reside in Ft Worth, Texas. They have 6 children and 4 grandchildren.

 

Sunday, September 8, 2019 Brother Doug Brumage speaking “Dealing with Stress".

Brother Doug spoke to us on how to “deal with stress”.

Godly Ways to Defeat Anxiety and Depression in Our Lives.

1. Be in God’s word daily.

2. Prioritize God above all else.

3. Admit to God that you can’t handle it all.

4. Pray daily and ask for God’s help.

5. Don’t worry about the little things.

6. Trust in God’s provision and direction.

7. Don’t expect wealth to relieve your stress

Peace That passes all Understanding.

-It’s the outcome of disciplining our thoughts and actions so we can focus on the Lord.

Sunday, September 1, 2019 Sheldon Westbrook speaking “THE DARKEST BLACKEST NIGHT" from Habakkuk 3:16-19.

Sheldon Westbrook will be speaking Sunday in the morning service at 10:30 AM about “ The Darkest Blackest NIght”. Sheldon has served in the church as Outreach Ministry team Leader, Teacher, and Deacon. He has served as Pastor in Simi Valley. His wife Shelly has served as our Food Services leader and a Greeter. Both Sheldon and Shelly are members of the Choir.

Sunday, August 25, 2019 Sean Brahim speaking “The Devil’s Playground”

Sunday August 25th, brother Sean Brahim took the pulpit and preached a sermon titled “The Devil’s Playground”. Brother Sean highlighted the problem of the world’s dominant influence upon Christians, conforming Christians to its materialistic pattern and temporal worldview rather than the eternal Biblical worldview. He charged the congregation to return to our First Love, the Lord Jesus Christ, and to deliberately set our minds on His Holy Word and our hearts upon heavenly treasures while we travel through this journey of life on earth making our way home.

Sunday, August 18, 2019 Ernie Rodriguez speaking “The Ways of GOD”

Sunday August 18th saw brother Ernie Rodriguez take the pulpit as GOD’s messenger with the sermon titled “The Ways of GOD”. Brother Ernie reminded us about the birth and death of visions, using biblical examples of the lives of Abraham and Sarah, Joseph, and Elijah to showcase these operating through their respective actions and decisions. He also demonstrated these time-tested principles of GOD operating in his own life and yielding its respective consequences and outcomes.

Sunday, August 11, 2019 William “Bob” Caulk speaking “Keeping the Faith”

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Bob Caulk, our Sunday School Director and Deacon will be speaking in the Morning Service. Bob is a graduate of Talbot Theological Seminary where is taught Greek. His wife Valerie is in the Choir, a soloist, serves on our Benevolence Ministry Team, Stewardship Ministry Team and is a Trustee. They have 2 grown children. Bob will be bringing a message of encouragement to our church. Join us for a wonderful time of sharing, fellowship and worship our Lord in the church.

Sunday, August 4, 10:30 AM Last Words for Christian Ministry, Acts 20, Pastor Dan's last sermon

Paul’s farewell to the Ephesian Elders

Paul’s farewell to the Ephesian Elders

This Sunday is Pastor Dan’s last Sunday as Pastor of First Baptist Church. He is retiring and eventually moving to the Northwest. He will be sharing Paul’s final words to the Ephesian elders as an appropriate Scripture for his last sermon. The admonitions and warnings are appropriate for such an occasion. Join us for this momentous occasion.

Sunday, July 28, 10:30 AM, What is Repentance? Acts 17: 16-31

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Repentance is not the most popular preaching theme in our modern world. It is however the major theme of most awakenings and revivals in the past 300 years in the world and America. Paul did not let the sophistication and open-mind spirit of the Athenians stop him from preaching repentance to some of the great minds in the world from whom has come many fields of study and government. Paul winds up bringing them to God’s judgment because of the risen Lord. Despite the few that accepted Christ, he preached the whole counsel of God. Join us Sunday as Pastor Dan attempts to do that. It should be a stem-winder of a sermon and you don’t want to miss it.

10:30 AM, Sunday Sunday Sermon, July 21, The Representation of the Three Crosses at Calvary

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There were 3 crosses that day representing all of us. One was He who died for our sins. The one was he who died in His sins and the other was one who died to His sin. These interesting comparisons will be looked at in detail by Pastor Dan. Come hear the interesting message which will describe how every person who has every walked the face of the earth stand in relation to God. You will see the deep meaning of the cross to everyone whether they believe it or not.

10:30 AM, Sunday, July 14, Believing and Living by Biblical Authority, II Peter 1:15-21

We must use the Bible as an Authority not culture

We must use the Bible as an Authority not culture

How do we use the Bible as an Authority in our lives? Many religious groups have some identification with the Bible but do not use it properly. We can believe the Bible is God’s Word but not use it properly. Pastor Dan will be highlighting competitors, core teachings and convictions we can have regarding God’s Word. The sermon will help you understand Biblical authority and why it is important in the church and our lives. You will gain a lot of information to help you by hearing this message.

Sunday Morning, 10:30 AM, July 7, First Baptist Church of Camarillo, Warnings and Requirements for a Godly Nation Ps. 11, 33

That was our founders dream and should be our aspiration  With the 4th of July still in our minds Pastor Dan will sharing about warnings we need to heed to preserve our nation’s freedom and revive her moral character. He will also be looking at requirements Israel had to heed for us to be protected and blessed by God. The moral character of our nation could not be more under attack than today. The Christian message has been spurned by many in the redefinition of a new set of moral values Join us Sunday as look at the history of our declaration concerning how our freedoms come from God and need to be understood in our day and age for future generations to survive.

That was our founders dream and should be our aspiration

With the 4th of July still in our minds Pastor Dan will sharing about warnings we need to heed to preserve our nation’s freedom and revive her moral character. He will also be looking at requirements Israel had to heed for us to be protected and blessed by God. The moral character of our nation could not be more under attack than today. The Christian message has been spurned by many in the redefinition of a new set of moral values Join us Sunday as look at the history of our declaration concerning how our freedoms come from God and need to be understood in our day and age for future generations to survive.

Sunday Morning, June 30th, 10:30 AM, Michael Harris in Concert

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Michael Harris, Christian Recording Artist will be with us in concert Sunday Morning at 10:30 AM. Michael has a wonderful testimony of being raised by a single-mom and escaping a life of crime from the streets of Chicago through finding Christ as Saviour. Michael has a wonderful operatically trained voice. He sings all kinds of Christian music and with his thrilling testimony makes it an experience you don’t want to miss. Come Sunday and you are bound to be blessed.

June 23, Sunday Sermon: 10:30 AM, The Priesthood of Believer Means You and Me

No elevated priest stands between us & God

No elevated priest stands between us & God

The Priesthood of the Believer in a New Testament church means we don’t have earthly elevated priests over us.. We have Spiritual Leaders like the Pastor and staff but they are not part of a hierarchy in the church. This great truth means we can read and interpret the Bible on our own, have direct access to God in prayer, minister in the church with fellow believers and can witness and win people to Christ. All these powerful practices are standard issue in the New Testament Church. Pastor Dan will be sharing how these explosive truths should liberate the church to be used of God in a tremendous way. Don’t miss this message.

Sunday Sermon, Father's Day June 16, 10:30 AM, Needed Gap Standers

Father’s should stand between their family and sinful influences invading the home

Father’s should stand between their family and sinful influences invading the home

We will be honoring and praying for our Fathers on Father’s Day this Sunday. Ezekiel was given a message from God about how the culture of Judah would be rescued by a man standing in the gap. Whether this is Ezekiel or Fathers, the message is still the same. The moral erosion can be stopped in the home, church and culture through Godly men standing for the Lord. The need to fill the gap between evil merging with children and the family. On Father’s Day we especially remember the men who are standing in the gap and others who will be challenged to do so. Join us Sunday for this special Father’s Day message that Pastor Dan will bring.

Sunday Sermon June 9, 10:30 AM, The Mistakes of Sponsorship Salvation and Truths about Soul Competency

We  all need to Individually to  Come to Christ

We all need to Individually to Come to Christ

Sunday’s message will expose some false-assumptions about making a decision for someone else to come to Christ. The premise for the message is that all must come to Christ and personally trust in the saving work of Christ for our sins. These false-assumptions will be revealed. Then Pastor Dan will be sharing biblical truths about the need to come to Christ and accept Him as Saviour and Lord personally and individually. The message is based on foundation truths we need to highlight and dare not ignore. Join us Sunday for this insightful message.

Sunday June 2, 10:30 AM Sunday Sermon "New Testament Church Governance

Most Baptist Churches have Congregational Church Governance

Most Baptist Churches have Congregational Church Governance

How is a church governed under the Lordship of Christ. There are several models in churches today. Pastor Dan will be sharing the biblical model for what he believes is the congregational rule of the church. This means every member has a vote on important decisions in the church. He bases this on the equality everyone has because of their salvation in coming to Christ. He will share how Baptists don’t have a hierarchy in their churches and how congregational rule should fuel the total participation of the body of Christ. Join us Sunday for this interesting and informative message.

Sunday Sermon, May 25, 10:30 "What are our Rights as a Church in the Government"

Representing our Churches right not to be discriminated against

Representing our Churches right not to be discriminated against

The right to practice our faith freely is guaranteed in the first amendment of our Constitution. Baptists have been leaders in this struggle because of harassment and even imprisonment in the early days of our country when it was still under British rule. Today we face a different challenge in our church’s right to speak out against government endorsed immorality. What are our rights in this climate today. Pastor Dan will be presenting an interesting and informative message as we commemorate those who did not come back in the wars we have fought as a nation. Join us for the special observance also.

Sunday Sermon, May 19, 10:30 AM "The Value of One for Whose Your One"

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Sunday we will be studying how God used one person or how one person was reached for Christ that influenced many others. The message will be in conjunction with a national campaign for Southern Baptists to pray 30 days continually for one person (using a prayer guide) to come to Christ. Because of this emphasis Pastor Dan will be looking at these individuals scattered throughout the Old and New Testament that show the value of one person to make the difference as they let God use them. He will also look at how one strategic person can reach many others. The whole message and emphasis are to concentrate on that one person to come to Christ in this 30 day period of praying which will obviously continue after the 30 days. Join us for this interesting and different message and will amaze you what God did with one person.

Sunday Sermon May 12, 2019, 10:30 AM (Mother's Day), The Do's and Don't of Motherhood

3 Generations in the Family on Mother’s Day

3 Generations in the Family on Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day and we are telling our Mother’s how much we appreciate them. Pastor Dan will be sharing a special challenge to Mothers on “The Do’s and Don’ts of Motherhood.” Women today are smothered with so many responsibilities pulling them in all different directions. We dare not forget being a good Mother though and the virtues of it. He will be looking at selected Proverbs guiding us into God’s wisdom for being a good Mother. After, all that’s what really counts anyway: so that your children will rise up and call you blessed not just on Mother’s Day but all the time. Join us Sunday for this informational and challenging message.

Sunday Sermon, May 5, 10:30 AM. Why Believer's Baptism by Immersion is Important

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Philip baptizing the Ethiopian Eunch

The story of Philip baptizing the Ethiopian Eunuch is a thrilling and instruction one. Sometimes lost is the baptism of the Eunuch by Phillip. It is very revealing though, in illustrating what the New Testament teaches about Believer’s Baptism by Immersion. Pastor Dan will be sharing tremendous truths about baptism bound to help you know what the Bible teaches about the subject. It will challenge you to seek it if you haven’t had it and explain to those confused what it really is. Ultimately, the sign of a growing church is people being baptized on a regular basis. May God help that to be reality in all our churches.